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Hi there, I just applied to the University of Waterloo's Computer Science program, and I'm really scared that I'm not going to get any acceptance. Here are my current grades:

Computer Science 4U - 94
Computer Engineering 4U - 96
Design Technology 4U - 95
Calculus and Vectors 4U - 67
Advanced Functions 4U - 77
English 4U - 76

I just wanted to know if I'm safe for application, as it's been my dream to attend Waterloo. I could re-take Calculus but I was told I'd loose 3-5% points off my admission if I did.

Could anyone please take some stress off my back?

Thanks in Advance,
dashman
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I wouldn't say your safe. Mid 80s average is the cutoff.
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my average would work out to an 84.16667 :S
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Yes I know. I calculated your average in order to respond to your question of whether or not you have high enough marks to make you safe for admission. You do not.
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What do you recommend I do? (a calculus retake is possible)
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I'm not certain of how much percentage Waterloo takes off for retaken courses, so let's assume the high possibility you posted of 5%. Let's assume you get a 90 in Calculus.

You would then have an 88% average, 83% with the loss of a retaken course. As your average increases with every 6 marks, you cannot get higher than an 85% by retaking the course. Hopefully you have good ECs for the supplementary form, as that can increase your chances.

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No offence, but are you sure you should be going into CS (especially at Waterloo) with those kind of math marks?
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I applied to Waterloo computer science as well. But, if I get accepted, I probably won't be choosing their program. Maybe that'll make you feel better. :s
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