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First year Waterloo AFM, here to answer any questions! :)

49 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Aay H
Hey guys, 
I'm a first year AFM student, and I've just completed my first term! I went through what you guys are going through last year so I know a lot of you guys might be stressing out about applications or have many questions to ask. 

Feel free to ask my anything, and I'll try my best to answer!

 *All my answers here are based on my knowledge and opinions, I'm not here as an official rep of the University of Waterloo! Just a few year students trying to offer some help :)

EDIT: I'll try my best to answer you guys as soon as I can, but keep in mind that I have my readings/assignments/midterms to do too, and doing well in school should always be a top priority!
Thanks for your patience :)
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Just got waitlisted for sciences at UBC... is it all over? (IB)

Anonymous
16 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Leo Huang
Hello,

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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Emails from universities?

Anonymous
0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC
I know this might sound stupid, but is it normal for students not to get emails from universities even when they are accepted? I was accepted to SFU for a while, I didn't realize until the letter showed up and the site told me I was accepted. Same with University of Toronto, I didn't get any email but their site lists me as admitted. 
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TD Scholarship

InterestedEngineeringStud
14 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Delainey Lockett
Did anyone receive any emails about the TD scholarship? or know when they start sending out interviews?
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Still not accepted to humanities - application still "ready for decision"

Anonymous
1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Alex Smith
My application had been "under review" for 2 weeks then "ready for decision" for another  week. When should i expect an answer? I'm a BC student. My average is 96.2.
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"maintain current academic average"

Anonymous
3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
i got accepted to comp sci and it states that i have to maintain my average. does that mean i can not drop by 2-3%?
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UTM Forensic Science program?

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC
So I applied to University of Toronto's forensic science program at Missisauga and I got in. I've always been really into the area (not inspired by CSI, I haven't seen the show in my life), but I heard it's an area where it's tough to get jobs in. I also wanted to specialize in forensic chemistry and I don't know if they'd offer any internships or co-ops with that area. Any ideas if this is a good area to go into? I also got into criminology at SFU and will likely get into food and nutrition (dietitian studies) at UBC. Any tips are appreciated. Thanks in advance. 
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McMaster Business I admission question!

Anonymous
1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Kastler J. Louis
Hi! 

I applied to McMaster Business 1 and here are my marks:

Law - 95
English - 85
Pre-Calc - 67 (OUCH)
Foods - 96
Chemistry - 74 (OUCH)
Computer Science - 95

Since I'm a grade 12 student coming out of Saskatchewan, I'm assuming they'll take my top 5 marks including pre-reqs which brings my average to 87.4%. I know it's not as good as it could have been, but I was just wondering will this be considered a good enough average? Do they use Foods as a class for the average? 

I also applied to Western University Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) so if anyone has input on that I'd really appreciate it :)

Thanks!!
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Canadian Securities Course before university?

Anonymous
3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by SpecialEd
I am not informed about the CSC at all other than the fact that I know it makes inexperienced students more competitive for finance internships and that students take it after first/second year. I will be attending b-school this fall but will not have co-op in the first summer. However, I still want to find a relevant job. Will the CSC help me out? Is it even possible to complete before university? I will have 2 months in the summer free to study.
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Queens Arts Admission

Anonymous
0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC
So my marks going into mid-terms should be anywhere between a 80-83. I handed in a good PSE and I also have 700 community service hours with many extra-curriculars. Do you guys think I have a chance?
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Do I have a chance at getting into UBC Science?

4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by PS Man
Hi there, I applied for UBC Van General Science and I'm so worried about getting in! My grade 11 grades were as follows:

Physics 11: 89
Chem 11: 96
AP English 11: 95
French 11: 86
Precalc 11: 86
Social Studies 11: 97
(Those are my academic courses, I didn't count the electives)

Grade 12 marks:

Bio 12: 94
Chem 12: 89
Precal 12: 85
AP English: 98

That is my top 4. By the time I self report I'm hoping to go up a couple percent in Bio and possibly Chem because extra credit is available and teachers at my school will take off single tests u did badly on if the rest of your mark is consistently good to boost us for self reporting, but right now my average is 92%. As for my ECs, I listed being a team leader for a hospital volunteer program, being a lifeguard/instructor and swim coach, starting a business and online store to raise money for Science World and becoming a recognized donor, playing in the school band for 7 years and being a section leader, and being a part of the Future Science Leaders program at science world and conducting research with professors from UBC. Do you think I have a chance? I really am hoping to get my average up to 93ish. :(
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IVEY AEO first round of acceptences

8 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Fraz Ali Khan
Hey guys, doesnt the first round of offers come out at march 31? Yet i see people posting their acceptences. Should i be worried?

And can you please tell me my chances. No sugar coating

My EC's are 
1. Main supporting actor in my schools annual play
2. Helped in organizing a national charity event.
3. Head of a team responsible for fund management in a foreign NGO
4. Assistant manager and participant in a program with schuitema

My work experience is book keeping and occasional waiter at my family friends resturant.

I got in western 14 days after i uploaded my grades. This AEO thing is killing me.
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University of Toronto/Rotman Commerce Acceptances?

Anonymous
2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi there,

I am a grade 12 student from BC (105D) and i was wondering if anyone here (im sure there is) got accepted to Rotman? Please list your average and the date you applied.

Also, could anyone chance me? I applied in mid February and have been waiting every since (my application status is under review). 

My top 4 courses are:

Pre calc 12 : 86% (got 94% on my second try, but unfortunately Rotman does not look at second attempts)

English 12 : 90%

History 12: 97%

Economics 12: 91%

Average: 91.0% (its on the low side.)

I would say that I had a pretty strong supplemental (various leadership activities). Since UT gives out admission offers to 105 applicants on a rolling basis, does any of you know how long does it take to receive an offer? 

Thanks in advance! (sorry its lengthy.)
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Queen's Coned- 2019

Anonymous
0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC
Hey everyone!

I was just wondering if anyone has heard back from Queen's for concurrent education and what your averages were.

Just trying to get a sense of if and when I can expect an acceptance :)
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Nursing Hopefuls 2015!

princessyukichan
120 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hey everyone! 

I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs. 

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers: 


1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens  (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year


So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)
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McGill Fears

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC
Hey, I am awaiting a response from McGill as I applied for Arts a little earlier on. My average is only 87% and I'm pretty worried. Has anyone heard back for Arts, or is anybody the same situation as me? What is your average? /: 
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Has anyone taken any TDSB E-Summer School classes?

Anonymous
2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
So I'll be going to grade 12 next year and I'll probably go for a science program at university so I'll have a pretty heavy workload next year. I want to get English over with so I'm thinking of taking it in the summer. Should I take ENG4U online during e-summer school or just regular summer school? E-summer school sounds more convenient but will universities prefer someone who took it in regular summer school?
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Waterloo Engineering Admission 2015

bopeng1
436 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Abhi Mevawala
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: bo-peng.net/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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do i have a chance to get in

aaronthompson6
8 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
Hi I'm a student who's hoping to get into Carleton (its my first choice ) for computer science .
first semester didn't go so well and I ended up getting a 53 for my only top six course I had that semester (philosophy) . But I have the other five this semester and so far i have been 80s and ninetys .will The low average I had in grade 11 and first semester affect my chances of getting accepted
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McMaster Health Sci

Anonymous
6 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Has anyone here been through Mac's health sci program?
How was your experience there?
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Waterloo Engineering Coop Streams

Anonymous
0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC
Once you've been accepted is there any way to figure out which stream you're in? Is there any way yo mamximize your chance of getting into one stream over another. Stream 4 looks like it really sucks compared to 8. Do ece mostly get 8?
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Upcoming Waterloo Math Acceptances

88 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by John Lennon
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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An "Update" on Admissions to Uoft Engineering

4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by eggopop
Just letting you guys know that I emailed an admissions person at Uoft and they said that offers will be given out on a rolling basis. I don't think they've done this in previous years…so yeah. 

Do with this information what you will. Remember that this means that not all offers will come out on the same day. If someone gets in before you do, just keep checking your email every day! 
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Euclid Maths contest 2015

3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Abhi Mevawala
Anyone up for Euclid contest this year
I m an A level student so don't really know much about it but I did solve 2014 paper I scored around 85 is it enough to get good amount of scholarship?
The last two questions were the toughest any tips that I can get?
Please share any reference material if possible 
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Anybody get accepted into Compsci?

Anonymous
5 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 04, 2015 UTC by Abhi Mevawala
I'm referring to the Scarborough campus specifically. 
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