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Hi! I'm a grade 12 student currently studying in BC. I'm applying for University of British Columbia (General Arts) and University of Toronto (Arts & Sciences, humanities) for English. Due to the teacher strike happening in BC I have not got my first term report card...but I have a general idea of my academic course marks so far:

Math 12 - 93%
Biology 12 - 94%
Law 12 - 98%
Geography 12 - 94%
AP English 12 - 95%
History 12 - 94%

If I keep up my grades will I have a good chance of getting accepted to either schools? My worry is the heavy competition; my interest currently leans more towards U of T, and I heard their acceptance for out-of-province students is really tight.

I'm also interested in getting entrance scholarships as I'm not in a very good financial situation. What can I do to get noticed by the admins? I've volunteered at my local pool for almost a year, have swam for years and am now a certified lifeguard, and I'm an executive head of my school's student government as well as other clubs.

I've already sent in my OUAC app for U of T and am waiting for my applicant number, and I'm almost finished my application for UBC.


Thank you! :thumleft:
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Hi! I really don't think you have to worry about getting in with marks and extracurriculars like that. I'm also in grade 12, and also applying to U of T, and what I'm more worried about is scholarships, since they don't seem to be great for that. I'd check out some college- and faculty-specific scholarships they have you might be eligible for; the only problem is, a lot of them don't require separate applications, so it's kind of hard to know what to do for them. :P Good luck!
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Hi!
Depending on you extracurricular, I think you'd have a great chance to get into ubc. Your marks will definitely get you in.

Grinnan.
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A photo of cyynthiia cyynthiia
^ Don't even listen to that.
With marks like those, they won't even need to look at your extracirriculars. All you need to get into Arts at UBC is around 86%+.. which you are WAY above, so you're good to go for sure!
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@cyynthiia wrote
^ Don't even listen to that.
With marks like those, they won't even need to look at your extracirriculars. All you need to get into Arts at UBC is around 86%+.. which you are WAY above, so you're good to go for sure!



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A photo of judysong judysong
Thanks for your replies! :)
Joshki: I've never shown brilliance in business...haha.
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A photo of cyynthiia cyynthiia

@Joshki wrote

@cyynthiia wrote
^ Don't even listen to that.
With marks like those, they won't even need to look at your extracirriculars. All you need to get into Arts at UBC is around 86%+.. which you are WAY above, so you're good to go for sure!



What do you say about Sauder?



Sauder is definitely a different story. Sauder is 50% supplemental and 50% marks.. so they definitely do look at extracirriculars. You need to have an average in the 90s and be relatively involved to get in to Sauder. Everyone I know personally who got in to Sauder last year had averages of 92+, and have done sports and clubs for all their high school life.
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