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Chemical Engineering, UoT

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Chemical Engineering,

What would you consider to be a competitive average for admission into University of Toronto’s Chemical Engineering program?

Would it be wasteful for me to apply to this program with a low 80 average?

I have been gaging my possible grade average for the program. I have a couple of credits that would count towards my top six. (That being 91% and 97%; English and Classics)

I am estimating that my average will be anywhere from 85% to low 90%.
If I managed at the minimal, I do not see myself doing this poorly, with 75%(2) + 85%(2) I would have a 84.6% top six average.

Thoughts?
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A photo of zaidpass zaidpass
It NEVER hurts to apply

If you get in then congratz!

If not then it was never meant to be :P

Just work hard and hopefully you get in.


It's never wasteful to apply to places you might think you want to go to.

If money is an issue don't let $40 extra ruin your life descision ;P
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Plus mid 80's is a competitive average btw :)
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@zaidpass wrote
It NEVER hurts to apply

If you get in then congratz!

If not then it was never meant to be :P

Just work hard and hopefully you get in.


It's never wasteful to apply to places you might think you want to go to.

If money is an issue don't let $40 extra ruin your life descision ;P



The fact that Waterloo screwed you over, scares the hell out of me.

I gotta go buy myself some 90s from my friend's private school :troll:
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@iRamie wrote

@zaidpass wrote
It NEVER hurts to apply

If you get in then congratz!

If not then it was never meant to be :P

Just work hard and hopefully you get in.


It's never wasteful to apply to places you might think you want to go to.

If money is an issue don't let $40 extra ruin your life descision ;P



The fact that Waterloo screwed you over, scares the hell out of me.

I gotta go buy myself some 90s from my friend's private school :troll:




You don't need to buy 90's , all you need to do is lie on the form saying your part of lots of clubs!

My brother had high 80's lied and got into software engineering.

I didn't lie and had low 90's and got rejected (he made a lot of fun of me ;P )

Just lie on the form ;) , if they need proof then go bribe a teacher
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@zaidpass wrote

You don't need to buy 90's , all you need to do is lie on the form saying your part of lots of clubs!

My brother had high 80's lied and got into software engineering.

I didn't lie and had low 90's and got rejected (he made a lot of fun of me ;P )

Just lie on the form ;) , if they need proof then go bribe a teacher




I find most of your advice obnoxious, but this post takes the cake.
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A photo of zaidpass zaidpass
When year did you go to uni in? ^^
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A photo of ktel ktel
I'm doing my Master's now. Why?
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He is making a point that some universities these days are getting an enormous amount of applicants for undergrad programs.

Unless there is something particularly special about the program – I doubt most universities are going to verify extracurricular activities, let alone take a serious look, for each and every applicant. They would probably scan over any information and look for any suggestion that you are a rounded student.

I actually had a teacher say I should lie if needed for universities that want resumes and additional information. It may be morally wrong - but I do not doubt it could help your chances with undergraduate programs.
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A photo of ktel ktel
It is morally wrong. But I don't think a university should make ECs a large factor in the admissions process unless they're going to follow up on it. They don't let you self report grades and take your word for it, so they shouldn't do the same for ECs.
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A photo of zaidpass zaidpass

@ktel wrote
It is morally wrong. But I don't think a university should make ECs a large factor in the admissions process unless they're going to follow up on it. They don't let you self report grades and take your word for it, so they shouldn't do the same for ECs.



It is morally wrong, thats why I did not do it.

But thats the reason I didn't get accepted as well.

It wasn't my first choice so I wasn't depressed...just a bit disappointed/upset
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