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What are the chances of getting into university if you upgrade?

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@blockblock455 wrote
I'm planning on upgrading a few courses but wondering what the impact is for, for instance University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo?



By "upgrade" do you mean retake? Unless there were exceptional circumstances during your first attempt at the course, UT and UW frown upon retaking courses and it will not help your chances. Email/Phone both admissions offices with your exact circumstances and they can tell you if retaking the courses is worth your time.
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@blockblock455 wrote
I'm planning on upgrading a few courses but wondering what the impact is for, for instance University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo?



By "upgrade" do you mean retake? Unless there were exceptional circumstances during your first attempt at the course, UT and UW frown upon retaking courses and it will not help your chances. Email/Phone both admissions offices with your exact circumstances and they can tell you if retaking the courses is worth your time.
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I'm certain that UofT only considers the first attempt at a course. It is even stated somewhere on their website. Sorry.

Do you count repeated grades?

While we do not discourage applicants from repeating courses, it is the policy of the University of Toronto Engineering Admissions Committee to consider only first attempt marks. The Admissions Committee in general does not consider repeated course marks.

http://www.discover.engineering.utoronto.ca/admissions/questions.htm#IP54
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If by upgrading you mean retaking the course, read what the people above wrote.
But if by upgrading you mean going back to school to take some required courses that you didn't take in high school before; I think they allow that. You may have to write to them to tell them why you're applying later than normal; or why you didn't take it when you were in high school.
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What do you mean by exceptional circumstances?

Have people who upgraded ever gotten accepted?
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Most likely the circumstances are if you had medical problems that made you miss many classes, thus affecting your performances.
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