Should I stay at home or leave? Help!

7 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
Hi, everyone. If everything goes according to plan, I'll be facing two options: to go to McMaster and stay at home, or go to Queen's and stay on residence. 

My parents are paying for all my tuition, and my mom really would like me to stay as I would be saving them a lot of money. Also, if I were to attend McMaster, I will have my own car to drive and my parents will pay for all I need. They stated that at the end of the day, it's my choice, but I still feel extremely pressured to stay at home.

I personally would like to go to Queen's so I get the full experience and also would become independent. My parents are extremely strict and I feel as though my university experience would not reach its maximum potential if I were to stay at home. However, my mom says that I can "have fun when [I'm] finished school, and focus on [my] studies for now". 

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Mac Vs Carleton

4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
So uhm, I'm 100% sure I want to work with mental health as a profession so I thought getting the cognitive science degree @ Carleton would highlight that.  The issue isn't that I'm actually debating Mac over Carleton, it's more convincing my parents, a Cognitive science degree vs BA in psych would potentially be better for my future.  I told them I booked my tour to Carleton and ofc, I get the "what about McMaster?"  If it isn't obvious, Mac is home and they want me to stay home.  This thread isn't about school reputation or anything, just wanting to opinions.  If you were in my position, would you just go to Mac? 
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Chances of getting in...anywhere??

3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
Hi, so I sort of messed around first semester, and had to drop advanced functions and take it this semester. Because of this, I was unable to take calculus and my options for BBA/BCom programs I could apply to became quite limited. Here are my top six grades:
English- 90%
Challenge and Change- 90%
Families in Canada- 90%

Advanced Functions- 86% (as of right now)
Data Management- 85% (as of right now)
Canadian & World Issues- 93% (as of right now)

I know all of these questions are terribly repetitive, but I'm really worried about my university acceptances.
I applied to Laurier BBA, McMaster Business 1, Ottawa for Accounting w/co-op and I still haven't received a single acceptance. My guidance counselor assured me that this was due to my math marks being submitted later, but my mark in gr.11 functions was a 93, so I'm unsure why this is happening.

Should I be worried?
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Is UT actually as hard as people say?

16 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
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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Are my marks too low for university?

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
I am truly scared that I don't get into the Life sciences program at U of T or the Medical Science program at Western. My marks aren't too great and I feel really really terrible :'( 

These are my marks right now:
English - 78 
Functions - 85
Chemistry- 82
French - 78 

My average right now is an 81. This semester I have Biology, Calculus and Communications Technology. What marks do you think I would have to achieve to get into U of T or Western? Please help, I need motivation from you guys.
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Carleton vs. Guelph-Humber Justice Studies?

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
Which school would be better for the program, Justice Studies? I like both schools, however if I were to go to Carleton, I would have to live on res whereas I would only be commuting to Guelph-Humber of approximately an hour and a half commute. But just which school is good for the program? :)
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Carleton University??

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
Hey guys, i was thinking of applying to an arts program at Carleton such as political science but then i heard that political science is deemed as a "useless degree". Im about also thinking about  human rights and Law at carleton.

So i would like to know whether Carleton is a good school for these undergraduate arts programs and if these degrees are considered good in terms of what i can do after i have completed them. (Job quality, variety etc.) Also feel free to let me know other good universities in Ontario which may be good for the majors i have mentioned
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Best Residence at Carleton

5 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
Hey I got accepted to engineering and I have decided that Carleton is where i wanna go. I live way too far to commute so I just want some input on which is the best residence building at Carleton that I should try and get in.
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how you do the credit plan for student?

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC
hello .i congratulate you for your goodness for all student in the world.I would like to go on a university and have a diplomat on computing's my dream to be technician on computer.hope you'll help regard Derival Moise.
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Upcoming Waterloo Math Acceptances

39 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Nicholas Cui
Within the next week or two, UW is going to be making it's first round of acceptances for the math department. Discuss and share averages here if you're one of the students shooting for a round one acceptance into a math department program!

Good luck!
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When will Computer Science(coop) acceptance be released? (BC curriculum)

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I am currently in BC curriculum, my average is around 93% for now, I am wondering if it is possible for me to get an early decision.
English 12 81%
Pre-calculus 12 100%
Physics 12 95%
Chemistry 12 98%
Calculus 12 IP
Does anyone have any idea of when will Computer Science acceptance be released?
In addition, if Calculus 12 mark is not available now, will it cause delay of admission decisions?
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Just got waitlisted for sciences at UBC... is it all over? (IB)

11 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by ashkan akbari

I've had my heart set on UBC for quite a while now, and then just this afternoon I got the news that I was waitlisted on their student portal.

"We have evaluated your application and due to the competitive nature of your program, we are not able to offer you admission. Your application is currently wait-listed. Any changes to your application and wait-list status will be noted here and a final decision will be available to you by June 15th. Please note that a large number of wait-listed candidates do not receive offers of admission, and we encourage you to make alternate plans accordingly."

I'm wondering if anyone could tell me what my chances are of getting accepted, if at all. I'm a IB diploma student with a total predicted mark of 33. My predicted mark breakdown is:
6 - Chemistry SL, Geography HL
5 - Math SL, Spanish SL (final), English Lit. HL
4 - Physics HL (Trying hard to bring this up - is this mark the main cause of me being waitlisted?)
with 2 Predicted marks for TOK & EE. 

Does anyone know of IB students who got accepted with around a 33 predicted? I realise that their website has listed a "recommended" average of 29-32 for admission, and I'd like to think my PP was strong (Good ECs, but who knows, since it's relative scoring). My waitlist message doesn't even say the "Strong candidate", which it appears a lot of others have. 
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UBC Engineering and Ap Credit?

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I don't get what it says on their website... so does AP Calculus (AB) and AP English count for credit? Does a sufficient score mean I can not take the first year courses? Or does it mean I just get some unassigned credits... and what does that mean? what? x_x
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Am I screwed for UBC Science?

4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by ashkan akbari
Tell me now and no need to beat around the bush. Here are my marks: 

Gr 11 (all final)
Bio 11: 93 
Bio 12: 95
Physics 11: 97 
Chem 11: 94
Chem 12: 92
English 11: 90 
Pre-calc 11: 93 
Pre-calc 12: 93
French 11: 95 
Socials 11: 93

Gr 12 (current)
English 12: at least a 90
Calc 12: 99 
Law: 93-94
Lit: 87ish 
Physics: OK this is where I'm scared I'm getting like 70...... So.... Is this it for my UBC Dream?

Like I'm hoping I can submit bio 12, english, pre-calc, and calc to be calculated for my average, but I'm not so sure how UBC does it...
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UBC -- Sciences

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by PS Man
I'm looking for your input on my chance of being admitted into UBC's General Science Program which has a cutoff of around 93 I believe. 

The Average I'm Applying With:

English 12: 88
Pre-Calculus 12: 97
Chemistry 12: 97
Biology 12: 100

For a total average of 95.5%

As for my 5 activities: 

•	Habitually shadowed a physician

•	Volunteered at Vancouver Coastal Health’s Congregate Meals Program for 2 years (Fulfilling the needs of the elderly during a weekly organized dinner in a senior residence)

•	Successfully Organized a Fundraising Campaign on multiple occasions to fund a trip for physicians to developing countries

•	Worked as a part-time waiter at Cazba Restaurant for 2 years

•	Co-founder of a volunteer organization called Meals on Us which essentially takes leftover food from partnered restaurants and takes them to homeless shelters 
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My chance of getting into UBC arts

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by PS Man
I'm a current grade12 student in BC high school. UBC has been my dream school since grade11, but lots of people told me the admission process is really competitive. 

So I'm really worry because I don't think my grades and ECs are outstanding enough. So I wish for some helps! Here's some of my information:

I applied for International Relations program so it's under the faculty of arts. 

My grade 11 marks:
Japanese 11: 97
English 11: 84
Social Studies: 83
Pre-cal 11: 97
Earth Science: 96

My Gd12 marks:
Mandarin 12: 90
Japanese 12: 91
History 12: 76.....(really bad for my average:((
Pre cal 12: (currently taking) no problem getting 95+
Cal 12: (currently taking) no problem getting 90+
Eng 12: (currently taking) no problem getting 86+

My ECs and personal profile: English tutor; School leadership; School Green Team(a club focus on environmental issues); Volunteer such as childcare, library; photographer; leader of school photography club; cinematographer of short film........

I go to a semester school, so I am not sure about the self reporting process. Can I upload my interm marks of semester 2 or not? 
My history grade freaks me out. It's completed and I don't have any chances to retake it. 

Will UBC takes my history grade into consideration? Are there any chances that they can look at my semester 2 interm marks, cuz with my maths and Eng marks, my average will most likely get over 90. 
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UBC Sciences Chances?

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi guys, I'm not sure what my chances are. So as of right now my avgs are:
Eng 12: 82
Chem 12 89
Bio 12: 89
Pre Calc 12: 92
Law 12: 86
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor at UBCAC.
Leader at Cadets, in charge of a whole portion of the program. 
Ice Skating Instructor for the City of Burnaby.
Ice Skating Volunteer for 2 years.
Navy League Cadet for 3 years.

What are my chances?
Thanksss :)
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1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!

40 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I'm finishing up my first year at UBC as a Health Science student in the Land and Food Systems faculty. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:
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Campus Housing UTSG

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Shamaila Anjum
Do our residence choice rankings have to match with the college we were accepted to?  

eg. I was accepted into woodsworth, but can i rank UC res first?
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Victoria college pros and cons?

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Shamaila Anjum
Title says it all.
Is it sociable?
Are there parties?
Are there pretty girls? LOL
Academically rigorous?
What exactly is vic one? i know theres a website but i want to know from people who have taken it. is it worth it?
by the way, I plan to take school seriously but of course, want to have fun. is victoria college the best choice for me? 
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General questions regarding UofT

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Shamaila Anjum
I am a grade 11 student in BC who is hoping to attend U of T. For the universities in BC, we have general faculties for first year(ie. science, commerce, arts, etc.) and nothing too specific (ie. computer science). I'm getting the feeling that for U of T, you need to know for sure what you want to be studying for four years when applying, rather than having the leeway of one year in university to explore and discover what you would like to do. Please correct me if I'm wrong, as I have tried to find admission requirements and they asked me for my province and program area (which is extremely overwhelming since I do not have too much of an idea of what I wish to study). Am I looking at the right website?
In addition to this, I have a few questions regarding U of T that would be of great help if you could answer them:
1) What are some negatives of attending UofT? Ie. I heard that it is extremely competitive and students tend to get overwhelmed, but does this not apply to other schools as well (or is it more here than other places)? Would you say that McGill, UofA, Queens, UBC, or any other university has the same atmosphere?
2) Does UofT really look at extra curricular activities or do they tend to focus more on grades?
3) I attend a linear school, so by the time I apply I should have my term 1 marks for grade 12 ready for application. Because of this, is there any reason for UofT to still look at my grade 11 marks? I have a 95% average, if that helps with anything.
4) I feel that I am confused with all of the campuses at U of T. Are there really six or seven? How did you choose which one you wanted to attend, or is it that each campus specializes in something different?
5) Do I need calculus 12 as a prerequisite for most of the programs at UofT?
6) How is the party scene at UofT?
7) Why did you choose to attend U of T? What was your average of 6 (?) marks?

Thank you for your time! I realize that I have a lot of questions, and I would be extremely grateful if you could try to answer them to the best of your abilities. :)
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PSE March 1 Deadline

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi All,

Was just wondering if the deadline is at 11:59PM on FEB. 28 or 11:59PM of March 1 because I tried submitting it at it said the character count was still too high (even though in Pages it was it was still under 1950), so i panic and tried to take out a word. By the time i did and it worked, the time was 12:01 AM on March 1. 

So did i submit it late or not?!?!? Really freaking out here!!

Thanks in advance
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Laurier BBA (Waterloo Campus) - Will I get in?

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
What are the chances of me getting into Laurier's BBA program..
International Business - 92%
Music - 92%
Photography - 90%
Calculus - 88%
Advanced Functions - 80%
English - 80%
Top 6 average : 87%
Please keep in mind that I am going to write my ABS form too!
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yconic Updates and Releases

33 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi Everyone, 

This is a new thread where yconic Admin will let you know about the upcoming releases and enhancements to this site.  

My name is Nikki and I'll be sure to post below whenever a new change arrives on the platform.  Our goal is to make this space intuitive for our Members (you!), and a great place for you to find the help you're looking for, or offer fellow students help from your personal experiences.  

Along with updating you on the new feature changes and enhancements, I'll be sure to often pop in below, so please feel free to leave suggestions for the site, feedback and/or comments.   


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How can I salvage my MARKS?

4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 01, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Ok my average last semester was a 88, marks were

Advanced Functions: 91
English: 93
Chemistry: 75
Computers: 94

I don't know if it's second semester blues but my marks so far for second semester are

Calculus: 67
Physics: 54
Peer Tutor: 90+

Is it too late to salvage these marks? Am I completely screwed? Should I drop out of highschool and roam the streets?

I've already gotten into Computer Science at York and Ryerson but I'm waiting to hear from UofT and Waterloo. I'm sure these marks don't help though.


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