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Waterloo Math/CA Admission?

A photo of dbdudgh dbdudgh
I'm in grade 12 at a high school in Toronto, non IB and no AP courses.

My average is around 95 right now, and by Feb. OUAC mark transmission I think it'll be around 96.

But I don't have a lot of EC relating to math or business other than the math contests at school that I did for fun, because I'm heavily envolved in music, and it was a recent decision to switch from music to go into math/CA

I just wanted to hear from people that have been admitted to the math/CA program at Waterloo and what their high school average was like, and their ECs

and do I still stand a chance of getting a good mark on my AIF if i have mostly music-related Extra curriculars?
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Hi dbdudgh,

A couple years ago, I was in the same situation. While my average and ECs won't apply to someone applying this year (admission difficulty has increased!), I can tell you that they're looking for well-rounded people who can do well in school while doing a number of other extracurriculars. I also had lots of music-related activities on my AIF and only chose Math/CA at the last second in Grade 12.

Feel free to message me if you have any other questions.

BTW, what do you do in music? :)
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A photo of immaculatedx immaculatedx
With a 95%+ it'd be hard for them to reject you. But then again, its still possible depending on who applies this year. Waterloo uses a 12 point system for Math/CA in that they can add a potential 12% to your grade based on your AIF. That means the highest possible mark would be 112%! So the higher your actual base grade is, the better.
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A photo of davedave123 davedave123
Ap and IB dont affect much, so dont worry about those
I know a friend who said the IB was the worse mistake of his life
very stressful, but not much credit.
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AP Calc AB did make the first term of calculus a breeze.~
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Is it true that you will need a letter of recommendations from your grade 12 math teacher? I can't confirm this since waterloo didn't release the aif yet. Does anyone know if this happened in the past?
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@Wade3 wrote
Is it true that you will need a letter of recommendations from your grade 12 math teacher? I can't confirm this since waterloo didn't release the aif yet. Does anyone know if this happened in the past?


Yes, it's true.
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@g93 wrote

@Wade3 wrote
Is it true that you will need a letter of recommendations from your grade 12 math teacher? I can't confirm this since waterloo didn't release the aif yet. Does anyone know if this happened in the past?


Yes, it's true.



Thanks. Does it matter if it's my Advanced Functions teacher or Calculus teacher?
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@Wade3 wrote

@g93 wrote

@Wade3 wrote
Is it true that you will need a letter of recommendations from your grade 12 math teacher? I can't confirm this since waterloo didn't release the aif yet. Does anyone know if this happened in the past?


Yes, it's true.



Thanks. Does it matter if it's my Advanced Functions teacher or Calculus teacher?


Any one of your 4U Math teachers
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