I am just ending my fourth year at WLU in the BBA/BSc Computing Co-op program. If you have any questions (even regarding standard BBA or BBA/BA) please feel free to ask away and I will try to get a quick response to any of your questions! Please refrain from asking questions about bird courses or for information that is CLEARLY better answered by someone at the Registrar's Office.
**This is a continuation of my thread from last year so if you search through it a lot of your questions may already be answered.**
Quick about me:
-Worked as an Instructional Assistant for CP104/114
-Lived in Waterloo College Hall for first year residence
-In co-op, 3 terms under my belt (Government and 2 in S&T, looking do my final in S&T again)
-No prior computer science experience before this program
-Played intramural ice hockey and ball hockey
Why I chose Laurier:
-Much cheaper compared to schools that offer similar programs (ex. Queen's, Ivey)
-Small community feel of the campus, always bump into someone you know
-Great business school, and new building on its way
-Good distance from home while not being too far away
I'm gonna be grade 12 next year. I signed up for English in July & Data Management in August for summer school, and I will take Chemistry, Exercise Science & Adv. Functions in the first semester plus Biology & Calculus in the second semester.
My question is that will I get early acceptance from the following universities by having 5 courses before February? :
I know an undergraduate degree is usually sufficient to get a good job in business. However, I don't have the grade 12 math requirements to enter these programs. I plan on doing a BA first and then applying for an MBA after a couple of years of work. My question is, do you think where I go for my undergrad will have any impact on my chances of admission? For example, are a Brock and Mcmaster BA graduate treated equally? I noticed on the class profiles of Western's MBA program that all of the undergraduate schools represented were from top schools (i.e. UofT, Queens, McGill etc.) I should also add I intend to apply to top US schools, if that makes any difference. Any opinions?
Entering grade 12 this fall and will be taking online courses and ILC courses throughout this summer and the school year.
Should I save up and buy a laptop this summer (as im doing courses during both months and will be out most of the time, summer school, library, vacation), buy it semester 1 grade 12 (could use during class, lunch), or just wait till next summer (for post secondary) ?
Also, do you guys have any recommendations? Budget is around $2000, and will be studying either business or nursing. Thanks !
I and many others on this forum are pursuing a CPA designation and would probably want to work at a big 4 firm. I think it would be beneficial if someone who is currently working there this summer or recently worked there as a student could answer some questions for us.
I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.
1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:
1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year
I've always wanted to volunteer in Africa for an orphanage or something. I am planning on going in December and I was just wondering if this would count as a good EC to write about for business programs in universities like Queen's, Western, Schulich, Laurier etc. Thank you!
I am looking through the programs that Waterloo offers and there are two programs interested me: the Accounting and Financial Management, and the Biotechnology/CPA.
If I take the former, I can be a CPA/CFA. However, if I take the latter, I could only be a CPA. But the thing is, I want to do something related to science as well as business. I love technology so biotech is for me. That is set. The dilemma I am having is that should I go CFA first (I need to give up my biotech) or CPA first.
Which one is better off for me? Will I benefit from having accounting background before I get my CFA?
I want a CFA because it is recognizable around the globe unlike CPA.
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OSAP is an enormous program and causes thousands of students grief each year. We're all students. We've gone through it with you.
Check out this link before you post here. People had thousands of questions and they were answered there. That should have anything you need regarding deadlines, probation terms, and more.
There is also this great resource I encourage you to visit: http://osaphelp.blogspot.ca/
And look, I'm in a giving mood: here is the link to the OSAP Aid Calculator. No one here can tell you how much you'll get from OSAP: we don't work for OSAP nor do we know any magical secret formulas to get you more money. Use the calculator to enter your expenses and they'll give you an estimate on what you could get for your student loan.
If you're going to post anything, read that link first!
I'm gonna be grade 12 next year, and I have three courses in the second semester which are Canada History, Calculus & Biology.
I will drop Canada History because I don't need the credit anyways, so my question is do universities care about how many courses students have? I mean like will it affect my university application? I will apply for McMaster Life Sci & Western & probably Guelph.
P.S: In the first semester, I have Chemistry, Fitness, Adv. Functions & Exercise Science
I really want to know if Waterloo looks at grade 11 marks. I got an average of 60% in the pre requisites, and failed in physics (which im going to go for summer school for) only because I had huge problems (i dont live with my family). I had math, chemistry, physics and accounting in my first semester. I had computer tech, communication tech, gym and english in the second semester and I got a 92% average now. I'm going to grade 12 this year and my dream is to get into Waterloo. I really don't know if I can get in because some people told me they look at grade 11 marks. I would love to know the percentage I would need to get for my chances in getting into Waterloo would be great. Thank you so much taking the time reading this.
A small number of high school students from Canada goes abroad every year to medical school in the UK around 80 or so each year. Around 300 (mostly people who have finished undergrad) go to Ireland each year. Many of them want to return to Canada, go to the US or stay in the UK. Depending on your route, you might want to know more about the difficulties you might face including residency, completing, studying in a different country.
I'm currently a 2nd year studying medicine in the UK, I've done a lot of research into residencies, the difficulties an IMG will face etc etc. So if you have questions, PM me or post on this topic.
I've already submitted in all my OSAP stuff, but for the money deposit choice, I put my parents bank account information because I don't have my own individual bank account yet. Is that allowed? And I'm planning to make my own bank account soon, so when that happens am I allowed to transfer the OSAP money to my new bank account?
Hello guys, I have recently graduated from highschool, and I want to apply to a university in Canada for computer science or mathematics.
I studied under Singapore Cambridge A level systems, and my grades were as followed
Maths H2 - A
Chemistry H2 - B
Physics H2 - B ( all because of my poor lab grades)
Econs H2 - C ( wish I paid more attention)
General Paper H1 - C. ( an English subject, not sure if recognized anywhere outside Singapore)
Luckily, I can compensate for my poor General Paper result with my IELTS - I have 8.0.
So I want to ask which school should I apply for, will I be qualified for schools like UBC Okanagan, SFU, Waterloo? I dont think my parents will fund McGrill or UofT tuition fee, so I omit them from the list. I am really lost right now as my family is really angry at my result. I wish that I had a better mindset in the past and tried harder. I would really appreciate if anyone could give me any advice! Thanks in advance.
I always remember finding this forum really useful back when I was applying for universities in 2012, and I'd like to offer you the opportunity to actually get some hard knowledge about admissions rather than just hearsay. Though I'm in Sauder, I can answer any questions regarding direct entry to all UBC programs, Sauder transfer applications, and general university stuff.
You should all also take a look at the holy grail of UBC admissions, specifically table 18 where all admission averages for all programs for entry in 2013W are outlined.
I was accepted into the physics co-op program with an 85% average, but my final average is a 79% - and yes it is as a result of important marks dropping aka calc and chem, both of which I ended with a 70%. I am absolutely terrified. but also can hardly believe that one percent is going to decide my future. What do you think or know? also, what are the logistics of taking a summer course to up my average, for example I only needed two sciences in my top 6, so I can take earth and space to replace chemistry if that would help?