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Repeating Advanced Functions

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Hey guys!

I'm planning on applying to a few life science/biomedical science programs at schools such as Western, McMaster and Queen's. I am currently fast tracking by taking advanced function in gr.11. However, I am not getting my desired mark (I'm getting in the 70's) and this was because I did not pass a test and my average was lowered.

If I were to repeat advanced functions in summer school because I did not achieve my desired mark, do you think universities will look down upon this?

If I were to repeat a pre-requisite course would this lower my chances of being accepted? And will I have no chance for early acceptance?

Please share your experiences, I'm really unsure of what I should do. Thanks!
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I started this question. I wanted to add something. I understand that most universities claim that they only take the highest mark into consideration, but has anyone been in a situation like this before? How did things work out for you?
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Ahh ADVANCED FUNCTIONS! I repeated this course. I got a 50% the first time and 75% the second time. I had the same teacher both times. I still got into all of the programs I applied to and it was a pre-req. I also took calculus and I did better in that but only a 67%. Make sure your other marks are strong, mine were. It was just the advanced functions but I did well in first year calculus in my program. Finished with a 70% I was shocked but I'm telling you advanced functions is as hard as it gets. University math is a lot easier (In the life sciences).

:cheers: Good Luck. I know Guelph looks at the highest mark but not sure of other universities. Some take the average between the two, three or four...it happens :P
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