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Can multiple people from the same school get accepted?

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What are the chances for two people in the same school to get into the same program? I’m talking about programs like AFM in Waterloo and Accounting in Brock? 


My friend and I want to go to the same program so we are planning to work together to get, however I would like to know the chances of both of us getting in..
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Admission committees do not care if two applicants went to the same school. It does not matter, at all. If you are both strong applicants you will get in; If you are both weak applicants you will get rejected. It is that simple.
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Schools are not allocated a specific number of admission spots. Offers are made to the strongest students regardless of what school they attend. There could 50 people applying from your school and in theory they could all be admitted.
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Yes, multiple people from the same school can be accepted to the same program. But each applicant will be treated individually.
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Thank you to all the posts they all help !!
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I am very surprised people actually even bothered to answer your question and did not massively troll you. 

Are the yconic trolls hibernating for school?
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I am sorry not sorry, I just wanted to clarify. I knew it didn’t matter and universities pick the top students, however my friend told me that is not the case, so I wanted to make sure and to prove to her that, that is the case. Also, most people have better things to do than to troll people on yconic unlike you.
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Naw, she isn’t, that is just what she was told or something she believes idk
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Do not ask your friend for advice regarding university applications again. She is ignorant and misinformed.
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In your friends defense, it is the practice of many US universities and colleges to limit the number of accepted applicants from the same school. Admissions there is not strictly grades based. They take many things into consideration to try and build a "diverse" class. One of the things they try to aim for is geographic diversity. As a result they will limit the number of offers to students from the same school/city/state.

Canadian universities don't care about diversity for the most part (unless you are first nations) and base most of their decisions strictly on grades.
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Thank you, for informing me nicely!
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Like 10 people from my high school got into AFM if you and your friend have a solid application there's no reason why they would only accept so little from each school, plus AFM is nowhere competitive like Mac Health Sci etc where they only accepted very little from each high school (like 1 or 2)
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Thank You So Much! what high school do you go to ?
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I don't think Mac health sci cares which school you go to - last year 5 people from my school got in.
Also - if you're good enough to go to Waterloo AFM... why Brock? 
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Some people are saying it is better that AFM
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You should be fine! 

In the American system, they will limit the number of people they will accept from the same high school. However, this is not the case with Canadian universities. As long as both you and your friend have the qualifications, you will more than likely be admitted :)

Best of luck with your application! 
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Thank You So Much :)
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