Laurier BBA Acceptances?

0 replies • Posted: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC
Hey, so awhile back I got an email from Laurier explaining that acceptances will go out in 3 phases, where the second phase happens in march/april based on a combination of Gr11/12 marks. I was wondering if its the top 6 marks out of the gr11/12 marks, even if let's say I have 2 maths in my top mark, will they count both or just one? Sorry if this is confusing to understand, lol 
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Tips on Handling Money Wisely from Cathford Group Credit Inc.

3 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Kralle Humich
Remember that movie with Will Smith in it: The Pursuit of Happyness? Many of us can relate with the feeling the character had in being jobless and penniless. The sense of powerlessness can be totally depressing and energy-sucking. On the other hand, people who have no money shortage tend to be sociable, confident and level-headed, as opposed to commonly lonely, diffident and irritable "poor" souls. This holds true in many cases that we know, if not from personal experience, at least from our close relations.
The National Foundation for Credit Counselling in the US did a survey which showed that almost 80% of people claim they lose sleep from money problems over other issues such as their marriages, kids or job security. It seems, therefore, that those many sleepless people in our midst comprise a big bulk of unhappy families.
In general, we agree that genuine happiness does not come from our material possessions but in the intangible things that truly matter in life. However, being able to handle money wisely can add much to the level of contentment and confidence that people have in life.
Understanding the principles that govern the dynamics of money would greatly enhance our capacity to maintain a meaningful and comfortable life. But handling money requires knowing several powerful tips you can learn to develop, namely:
Unlearn bad habits through the power of self-forgiveness. Habits have a great influence on how we control money. Our early home-and-school training somehow predetermined our ability to make money work for us. Many keep falling into the financial trap of overspending or borrowing to purchase lavish stuff because we learned it from someone close to us or someone we know in the past. Once it becomes a hardened habit, we will find it hard to escape the vicious cycle.
What to do then? Forgiving yourself for your failures is the way suggested toward reversing this trend in your life. It is the proper way of dealing with the guilt that emanates from the bad habit. Sacrificing instead of always looking for the easy way out can break that cycle of emotional and financial slavery to your weaknesses.
Know how you behave with respect to money. Our early years, especially our formal education, molded the way we think and act in relation to other people and material things. Even the kind of music we listen to, sing or download online is controlled by the upbringing we had as well as the environment we lived or live in.
Getting to know how you handle money will help you understand yourself more. With a clearer appreciation of how money affects you, you can learn to control you tendencies in order to benefit you financially. Perhaps, some of your habits or patterns of spending and borrowing can be traced to past experiences which were stressful. Knowing that you now have enough experience to control your emotions, you can then adjust and create a better way of handling money so that you do not end up in the same rut as before.
Knowing yourself, as the wise Marcus Aurelius said, is the key to defeating the worst enemy you have, which is often no one else but yourself. "Conquering yourself" should be the better motto to keep from now on.
Seek professional help if nothing else works. A financial counsellor has the experience and ability to help you understand how your financial habits are influenced by your emotional conditions. Possessing positive money habits can be developed as we can see in some cultural environments which engender respect for and skill in handling money beginning in childhood.
Yet, the best way to develop good money habits is learning from those who have the experience of creating wealth – the business-people. They are the ones who spend their whole life making money and making it grow to benefit not just themselves but others. Perhaps, for most people, bad money habits may have come about not just from lack of discipline but lack of appreciation as to what money can do for themselves and to others. Spending money unwisely may have come about because it was earned without effort early in life. Going into business and "making hard money" may be the only way for many of us to finally appreciate the real value of money – not its worth but what is can do to better people's lives.
The feeling of being debt-free can be truly liberating. But it comes with seriously considering the above steps toward setting yourself free of the negative and unproductive thoughts and attitudes we have with respect to money. In the end, happiness does not depend on having so much money; neither are your troubles due to the lack of money. We make ourselves happy by how we deal with what we have and what we do not have.
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Should I retake Grade 12 University English ENG4U? I NEED ADVICE!

1 reply • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Charlotte Sarah
Last semester I finished Grade 12 University English ENG4U with a 73% and I feel as if I could do better. According to the students at my school I did have the hardest english teacher when it comes to giving out marks. A lot of students in the beginning of the course dropped her class but I stayed in hopes of using less people in the classroom as an advantage for getting a decent mark for university applications.

I never took mandatory courses in high school seriously because I felt like I was being forced to learn things I had no interest in. I managed to work really hard first semester, throughout my 4 years in high school I would normally be getting 50s-60s in academic/university courses. Mainly due to the fact that I had no interest in what I wanted to do after high school. 

Semester 1 I finished with a solid 80% (would've been higher if it weren't for my low english mark). I've applied to three universities for Bachelor of Social Work 
Carleton University - Waiting
York University - Waiting
Laurentian University - Waiting

I applied to colleges as well just in case my english mark were to sink below a 70%
Seneca College (Social Service Worker) - Admitted
St Lawrence College (Social Service Worker) - Waitlisted 
Humber College (Social Service Worker) - Waiting
Fanshawe (Social Service Worker) - Waiting
Seneca College (Independent Songwriting and Performance) - Waiting

MAIN QUESTION: Do you think I should retake Grade 12 University English? If so would it be better to take it in summer school or online?
(I plan on taking the year off)

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Rye business technology management vs. accounting and finance?

1 reply • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hey guys.
So I was wondering....which one is better overall? And which one do I have a better chance of getting into?
My average is an 86.2
International business:90
Business leadership: 90
Functions: 85
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How to pay for University?

1 reply • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
So ive been accepted to uWaterloo engineering and I would like to go there. However, I did my expenses and it turned out to be ~26k per year. So my question is, for the first year, how would i go about paying my tuition? I dont think OSAP covers most of this. My parents wont be able to contribute. Also would the fact that I live close to the uni but I want to live in res affect how much OSAP will give? Thank you.
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Average Stress!!!!!!!! Please Reply!!!!!!!!

3 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Crystal L.
I know this forum gets this a lot but I have an 83% (87% in English), I applied to University of Toronto, Queens University and Ryerson (all for arts). My ECs involve, jobs, volunteering, committee member, athlete, honour roll. What do you think? When should I hear back?
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Chances of gaining admission into McMaster Nursing?

10 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Ciara Kok

I am a grade 12 student currently attending a semestered Ontario high school and have applied to Nursing at McMaster University. My first semester finals are as follows:


My grade 11 finals in other required subjects are as follows:


I have also completed MDM4U1 and SPH4U1 in my grade 11 year with final grades of 90 and 75 respectively.

My projected courses for second semester are SCH4U1, MCV4U0, and ENG4U1.

According the the McMaster 2013 viewbook, the anticipated admission average for the program in question is in the high-80s. However, I am questioning the reliability of this information and wish to confirm whether I should consider myself "on the safe side" with my current average over 90. 

I am also looking to gain insight from those who have a better understanding of the nature of the program.

Thanks in advance!
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York vs. Ryerson - Sociology

0 replies • Posted: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC
Hi! I applied at UofT St. George, Ryerson and York Glendon for sociology. My GPA is fine, I should get into all three (York already admitted me!). My friend from UofT and I talked about unis, and I told her I didn't think I'd be very successful at UofT. She told me to go to Ryerson. However, I also know that Ryerson is a more polytechnic school so maybe going there for a broad degree would be inadvisable. I like York Glendon because York has the largest soc grad programme, I'll be certified bilingual, and I have the option to get an iBA if I choose to do so. 

To be totally honest, I really want to go to Ryerson. It seems like such a cool place, everyone says they have a lot of fun there. However, I don't know if sacrificing the bilingual certification, the reputation and the iBA is worth it. York Glendon seems like a nice place too! It's small, and really beautiful, but not downtown. 

For reference, I do think I'll attend some type of grad school. I don't want to jump the gun yet, but it seems likely as is. 

What would you do?
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Should i take data management if I'm going into math?

4 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I'm planning on either majoring or minoring in math because I'm very good at it. I got amazing grades in advanced functions and calculus but don't really want to take data management. Is it ok that I don't? Will I be able to take university math without it? Thanks
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Queen's/Rotman/DeGroote Commerce

1 reply • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Crystal L.
What chance do I have to get into Queen's Commerce with an 89% average. My school isn't semestered so I cant wait till next semester to boost my marks..this is as far as it goes..I'm so worried. I have really good ECs though. I'm the secretary of CANFAR and United Way, journalist for the yearbook, Head of Publicity for the school drama festival, Events committee member for Leadership Council,  and I work at LDATD where I teach children with disabilities.

Any feedback is appreciated..
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2015 Management Engineering Hopefuls!

10 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by John Lennon
Hey guys I created this post for people who applied to Management Engineering at Waterloo. Please share your grade 11 average and expected grade 12 average, and if you got accepted what average did you get accepted with? 

My grade 11 average was 86%, and my expected grade 12 average is 85%. I hope to get accepted in the first or second round of offers.
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Which 4U math should I fast track?

4 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I'm picking my courses for grade 11 and I want to fast track a grade 12 math course, either Advanced Functions or Data Management. Which one should I do? 
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Mcmaster Health Science

4 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Trampoline Jumper
My application status is still showing initiated. Should I call them? 
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Is UT actually as hard as people say?

12 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi everyone,
I just got accepted to Comp Sci at UTSG victoria college and am waiting for an offer for engineering.
I have heard rumours that UTSG is very hard to get a good GPA and because of this, impossible to go to graduate school.
I was wondering if i should avoid UTSG if i want to get a good GPA and attend a good graduate school.
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2015 Engineering Hopefuls

70 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by
Hey guys :)

We are so close to applying.. and I saw similar threads to this over the past couple years and thought why not do it again?
So if you're interested in going into an engineering program...

1. What discipline(s) are you considering?
2. What schools are you considering? (in order if you'd like) 
3. What do you think your top 6 average will be?

Additionally, if you are in university right now for engineering and see this, please post about where you go, your program, the student life, and anything else you'd like to share, as well as what your average was when you were accepted! That will be greatly appreciated :)

1. Biomedical or Chemical
2. Waterloo, McGill, Queen's, McMaster
3. aiming for around a 95%, in the mid 94%'s right now!

Look forward to hearing from all you other engineering hopefuls! :)

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Ask anything about AFM or SAF here!

52 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hello potential future AFMers. I am an undergrad in AFM and I am here to answer any questions you may have regarding to AFM, SAF, Coop, CPA, or any question you have about Waterloo!

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Social science at utsg for economics?

2 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Is it a good program? This thing is I get a BA degree and everyone I talk to is saying that a BA degree isn't going to get me anywhere. I'm better off getting a BCOM at another less prestigious university. Any thoughts? Thanks (:
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Best universities for math

6 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 28, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
The above says it all. What are the best universities for math? Why?
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Queen's engineering acceptances!

21 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 27, 2015 UTC by Ludwig Van
Check your emails!  Strangely, my solus account says pending at the time of this post but they sent an offer through email :)
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How likely is it that I pass all the first year engineering courses at Queen's and get my top program choice second year (Mech Eng)?

1 reply • Last reply: 7:02AM February 27, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Can anyone second/upper year students answer my question?
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Has anyone been accepted at Ryerson for Bachelor of Social Work?

0 replies • Posted: 7:02AM February 27, 2015 UTC
Just wondering if anyone has been accepted for Ryerson's Bachelor of Social Work program. If so what was your average and did you provide a portfolio? 
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Ask Me Anything: University of Guelph

35 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 27, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Feel free to use this thread to ask me anything about the University of Guelph.

I'm graduating this year from Guelph's Applied Human Nutrition program.  I'll be attending the University of Toronto in the Fall for graduate school - I'll be completing an MPH in Community Nutrition (which combines UofT's MPH program with the dietetic internship necessary to become a registered dietitian).  I was also accepted to two other graduate programs, as well as to a stand-alone Dietitians of Canada dietetic internship.

I've held an NSERC USRA at Guelph, I've had other research experiences, and I completed a fourth year honours thesis project.

I've volunteered on campus and in the Guelph community, and received an award for volunteering.  I've also received numerous scholarships.

I've taken a variety of courses in a number of different faculties, and have friends who are in, or who have graduated from, a large number of the different programs at Guelph.

So I'll do my best to answer any questions about Guelph!
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Offer Conditions

9 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 27, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
What were your guy's offer conditions from U of T? Did anyone else get the vague "maintain your current academic standing"?
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McMaster Applicants 2015

5 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 27, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Wanted to post this thread for everyone who applied to Mac this year!

If you get an offer from mcmaster, let us know when and what program

I applied for physical sciences and life sciences.
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Waterloo Engineering Admission 2015

420 replies • Last reply: 7:02AM February 27, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hello fellow prospective Waterloo students!

My name is Bo and I'm a first-year Software Engineering student and Engineering Ambassador at the University of Waterloo. I know many of you are keen to study at Waterloo. I hope this thread will be very useful for you guys. I also started my blog: to write about my first year experience. I'll also be writing about the University admission process, and specifically for Engineering programs! 

List any questions below! I will try my best to respond to your questions daily.

Admissions 2015: How it's going to work by Prof Bill Anderson

Useful Links:
Professor Bill Anderson's Blog on Waterloo Engineering Admissions
Waterloo Engineering Shadow Program
OUAC Important Dates
Which Engineering Program is right for you? Quiz
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