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Advice to high schoolers: Think carefully before you pursue a BA or BSc Degree









Take the time to read through these if you want to be informed about how the job market is for new university graduates. Most BA and BSc holders cannot find work, they have to resort to doing jobs that pay just a little above minimum wage. In case you don't make it into professional school, which has less than 10% acceptance rates, consider what other career opportunities are available to you with your chosen degree path? Why are you going to university in the first place? Who is financing your education? What do you hope to make out of your degree?

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So many people come here asking the same damn questions over and over, let's just go over them and yall PLEASE feel free to add more so we can stop the stupidity.

My uni website says I'm accepted but I haven't gotten an email yet and OUAC hasn't changed!!!?!?!?
yeah it takes a few days to update goddamn

Do unis only look at your top six??? I have a 99% average except for 3 other courses which i have a 51% in!!!??? SHOULD I DROP OUT!?!??!
sit yourself down there's a reason why they ask for your top SIX and not your top ELEVEN goddamn

which uni has the hottest girls/boyz lol

you'd get in with like a 65% goddamn

WhaT is the cut off average this year for my program????

Hi im doing my grade 9 course selection and im planning on going to medschool... did I mess up?? ://// I got a B- in grade 8 science.... am i dooomed :////
first of all, who let the gremlins in here, second of all, nobody gets into med school goddamn

-insert extremely important, subjective yet specific question about future that would be best asked to a guidance counsellor, parent or admsission rep-
why the frick frack snick snack are you asking a bunch of high school kids on an online forum godDAMN

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Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship 2017/18!!
Hey so I was looking around for one of these updated threads but couldn't seem to find one so I thought I'd make one! Just thought of making this as an update thread on applications/acceptances. 

EDIT: Got a request to change this to a Queen's Commerce Thread lol there do seem to be a lot of people here for commerce
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Waterloo Engineering 2nd round offers
Who is still waiting for their waterloo engineering acceptance?
Does anyone know the exact date offers will be made?
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Please Help Me Choose, Confused at the Moment
Okay so I got into Life Sci at Trinity. I got into Western Med Sci. I applied to McMaster Health Sci and I'll get in most likely as my average is a 95.83% (I know that doesn't matter for Health Sci as everyone above a 90 is treated equally) and my supp app was very strong (It was written by dad's friend who is an author). But right now I'm confused so can one suggest me where I should go next year and why? Thanks! I plan on going to Med School if I'm lucky enough to get in.

MAJOR UPDATE: Hey guys, just wanted to let ya know that I did indeed get accepted into Health Sci and have committed there. I got in May 10th, so 2 days ago. YConic was down so I could not access the website for the last couple of days. So yeah, if you guys are gonna meet up and mourn somewhere lemme know, I'll send pizza boxes. And to all the haters FUCK YOU. And to that one person who couldn't get in cuz of me, FUCK YOU. Love ya all!!
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Business School Acceptances Thread!
Tell us what was your average and when you got accepted to the school you applied to!
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What not to forget to bring to University!!
As many of us are heading off to the university thread. I say we start a thread on things not to bring to university and to bring!!

I'll start.
People tell me: DONT forget showering slippers.
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Queens Opinions
Is queens even that good for commerce? Every time im on this website i see every university but queens getting bashed for their programs. what is so special about queens? they dont have co op, just prestige. i feel like its trash but people flock there because of the name
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Anyone else feel bad for all these people going into sciences, hoping to be doctors?
The Canadian medical school system is a huge farce. I'm seeing all these highly intelligent students, who would likely make good physicians, all pile into a bandwagon and go into science programs at Canadian schools all over the country. They're wasting precious years completing a useless undergraduate degree (something that is not required in most nations outside of North America), all while taking on tens of thousands of dollars in debt. The sad truth is, most of these people will not make it into a Canadian medical school. The odds and numbers are against them. I'm sure atleast some of them know it too, but they still hold onto the hope that they will be in that 10% of applicants who are accepted. 

I wish you guys the best of luck, and certainly do not envy you. This will be an extremely long and difficult road ahead of you. 
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McMaster Applicants 2015
Posted this thread for everyone who applied to Mac this year.

If you get an offer from McMaster, let us know when and what program.

Applied for Life sciences and Physical Sciences

Admission Info links:

2015 Admissions cut offs:
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Incoming Commerce/Business 2021 Student
Hey guys! I've been seeing a couple of these incoming student posts, so I thought I'd do one for Business/Commerce in general.

I applied to York Schulich, UofT Rotman, UTM Commerce, Queen's Commerce, WLU BBA, and Western BMOS + Ivey AEO and got into all of them. I ended up choosing Queen's Commerce.

So feel free to reply to this post if you have any questions about any of the above universities or programs. I used this website a ton when I was applying so I thought I'd try to help some 2022 kids :) I also researched a lot for the above schools.
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Entering grade 12 mega-thread
So this thread is for people who just finished grade 11 and will be applying to uni in the fall, post your grade 11 average and top three choices!

Me: grade 11 average--89.5
Top 3: Ivey/Queens (tied) and Laurier
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"Selective" Undergraduate Programs in Canada
Do you guys agree that these are the selective undergrad programs in Canada? 
I'm not saying prestige matters in any way. 

Queen's University - Queens Commerce, QuARMS
(High cut offs + # of applicants vs admitted - 450 & 10 students respectively)

University of Western Ontario - IVEY School of Business
(Generally difficult to get in - [upper year entry])

University of Waterloo - Computer Science, Mathematics, Nano/Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering, 
(High cut offs + # of applicants vs admitted - 365 - comp sci, 115 - Nano, and 50 students for biomed)

McMaster University - Integrated Science, Health Sciences, Arts and Science
((High cut offs + # of applicants vs admitted - 60, 160, 60 students respectively)

University of Ottawa - Biomedical science 
(Selectivity - 100 students accepted)

University of British Columbia - Sauder School of Business, International Economics, 
First year science 
(High cut offs + selectiviy - UBC BIE accepts 85 students)

University of Calgary - Neuroscience, Health Sciences
(High cut offs + selectivity - 25 and 100 students accepted respectively)
University of Alberta - Medical Laboratory Science 
(High cut offs + selectivity - 29 students admitted [upper year program])

McGill University - Desaulets, Architecture, Bio related science
(High cut offs + selectivity - 20 students accepted [architecture])
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I have  been literally dying to go to Ryerson's Psychology program.
I religiously check my online Ryerson portal account every single day until today. 
My heart literally sunk, I've been wait listed!

Do you guys know what the cut off mark is required to actually be offered an admission and when is the final day for admissions to go out?


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Decline! Please. Please decline.
Hey, if you know for sure that you aren't going to a certain program that you've already been accepted to, could you please, please, please decline it through OUAC? I realize it's a nice comfort to have the program there just in case but if you KNOW you aren't going, please decline and let that space open up for someone right on the edge of the cutoff who wants to go to their dream program at their dream school.
I myself didn't even think about what declining actually does until I saw someone post about it on here, but it's such a nice thing to do, and there is absolutely no harm in it. You're just being proactive and possibly (probably) helping out someone else. There's really no reason to wait til June 1st for the offer to expire unless you are not 100% sure of where you're going - if you've already accepted one offer or know that you are going to accept it, pleeeeeeeease decline the others. Please. You could be doing so much for someone else's future by doing so little.
Grade 12 with a high 80s average who is losing their mind from all the anxiety and panic
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Schulich BBA/iBBA Applicants - Class of 2021
Hello everyone! 

I To those of you applying to Schulich's BBA/iBBA, let's build this forum by posting our:   
Projected Average:  
Interview Outcome:  

Good luck to you all!
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Schulich Second Round!
Anyone expecting a second round offer with midterm marks? What are your averages like?
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Undergrad leading to Med School.
I have heard that universities with medical schools don't care what subject you study and graduate from. That being said, would it be an advantage to attend a Life Sciences program or a regular science program such as Biochem, Chemistry or Biology? I'm thinking to attend Western, Guelph, Mac or Ottawa. I want to know what you guys have to say.
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Is my brother's life over?
He's in grade 5 right now he has A- to A+ in most subjects but in science he has B-. Is he not going to be able to university? He has aspirations to become a doctor. Should I encourage him to do something else and not waste his life if he gets B- in science?
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