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Getting into canadian universities
Hi,
I am looking to study business at Western, Queens, or Rotman. I just wanted to know if I had a shot at getting in. I will be completing the IB diploma program next year so my average isn't as high as the regular kids. Also, is it necessary for me to do EC in my Gr.12 year or would that be a waste of time? In Gr.11 I started my own club at school and attended many business conferences/competitions. 
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Odds of Getting Accepted to an American Aerospace Engineering Master's Program
Hello folks, First time posting on yconic so I'll try to keep it brief. Haha, this is yet another "what are my chances" post that we've all seen many times over and have either grown to love or despise. Nevertheless, I will give a quick backstory and follow that up with the obvious question.  

I completed my undergraduate degree from Queen's University in mechanical engineering back in 2014. Academically, I did very well. GPA: 4.13 out of 4.3 and I did receive some scholarships based upon academic performance. I was accepted to a fully funded master's program at Queen's University after my undergrad. The area of research pertained to reducing the heat signatures on military aircraft, which I was very excited for. This was largely funded by a military defense company. CFD would comprise a large part of this program. Long story short, I found out a month before I was to start that my professor (supervisor) would be out of the country for the majority of my program and that he could only be reached sporadically via Skype or email. I also was a little burnt out on school at the time and felt work experience might do me some good. I therefore decided to withdraw from the program and instead found employment working as a Mechanical EIT in the nuclear power industry.  

I've been at my current job for 2 years and do a lot of mechanical design work involving fluid mechanics, CFD analysis and stress analysis using hand calculation and FEA techniques. All of the stress analysis work (always with regards to pressure boundary) needs to either comply with ASME BPVC Section III & VIII or ASME B31.1. So I do have quite a bit of experience with designing to code. Lately, I've been involved with some CFD work at the office and it's made me realize how much I wish I could pursue further study in the field of aerospace engineering (most likely focusing on computational aerodynamics or CFD & propulsion). A quick aside, aerospace has always been my chief area of interest but the employment opportunities in Canada seem to be limited in comparison to the opportunities available in the USA.  

For the past month or so I've been contemplating taking the GRE and sending out applications to upper echelon aerospace engineering master's programs in the USA. Schools such as Caltech, Stanford, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, etc. I have even looked at what we have to offer here in Canada at U of T and was very impressed. However, my first choice would be to go to the States for study, if possible.  

Anyways, to quickly wrap this up and save you folks from a lengthy read, what are my chances of getting accepted to an upper tier American aerospace engineering master's program given my current situation? Would I just be wasting my time and money on applications? Any advice or personal experience from anyone willing to share would be greatly appreciated :).  

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Can you have 2 spares in one semester?
My plan is to take 4 courses in the first semester and 2 courses in the second semester. Something like:

English
Adv functions
Computer science
Families

Religion
Calculus

Im doing this so that if i screw up first semester on either elective, i have the room to make up for it during second. And if all goes well then i get a very light second semester.
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Courses Taken First Semester Gr.12
Hey! I need help! I'm planning on going into something psych related, most likely a bsc. Last year my average was in the high 80s. My first semester has chem, a bird course, spanish, and a spare. My second semester's gonna have bio, functions, challenges and change, and english. I was thinking about switching my spare with english since I feel like bio and functions together might be hard? I had chem last year and didn't do as great though so I thought a spare would be good but then my other courses in first semester seem easier than second. Should I switch my spare from first semester to second?
Bad Guidance Counsellor
So I have an appointment with the guidance counsellor tomorrow, and she is a pain in the ass. She told me not to take English in summer school because she thought it was going to be to difficult, but i ended up getting a 92. So basically tomorrow i have an appointment with her, and I want to take a grade 11 course a year early. I know that she is not going to agree. What do I do?
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Experience- grade 12 data management?
If anyone has taken data in grade 12 can they tell me their experience with it? I currently want to fill in one of my spares and want to know a bit more about that course from a student before speaking to guidance 

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Back to school thread!
Let's be honest, we are all dreading the thought of school at the moment! I am starting this thread to make you guys reflect on your goals for the next school year. Encourage others, gain some confidence and stay focused!

Answer the following:
- What do you want to improve with yourself and how will you do it?
- Past average? Average you're aiming for? How will that be accomplished?
- What is one thing that motivates you to 'keep going'?

With me,
- I know I need to start focusing more on studying for the fact that I constantly get distracted by pointless things. I will make sure I study in a calm place from now on, avoiding all distractions. 

- I had a 90% average, but I'm aiming for 93% or higher. I need to pay more attention in class lectures and study more effectively.

- One thing that keeps me going is sports in general. If I find myself too stressed with school work, I tend to play sports like basketball and volleyball, or simply go for a walk. Also, I plan on moving away for uni (maybe McMaster, Western, or UofT), so I know I'll need high marks!


If you ever feel discouraged, look back at this thread to remind yourself what needs to be done :)


First Year Nursing Student: ASK ME
Hi! I am currently finishing up my first year as a nursing student (in the middle of exams haha, just a few more to go). I am part of the Ryerson-Centennial-George Brown collaborative program and I attend the Centennial site, so you can definitely ask me about that. 

A post like this helped me before I entered, so I wanted to do the same. If you have any questions about first year in terms of courses, what to expect, school life, the campus, clinical, specific study tips etc. then I'll answer as best as I can!
Early Acceptance-Pros and Cons(?)
Hi. Like the title, what are some pros and cons to applying early to university (more interested in the cons btw). I am moving onto grade 12 this september, and I have finished grade 11 with an average of 95%. Also, how does this early acceptance thing workanyways?
I am going to apply to U of T, UBC, SFU and McGil, to the Humanities department. 
So far, the only pros I see is that you get the application process over with quickly without having to carry that anxiety for months until the proper deadline- that is if you get accepted of course. 
Thanks for your help! 
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Does playing an instrument appeal to UBC?
If I'm in the arts/honour level orchestra at my school and take 1-2 hr lessons outside school, will it appear I'm all rounded? Along with some community service?

Honestly, I don't understand why sports seems to be more preferred than music. There's no season in music, so we practice for at least 2-3 hours until we get exhausted every single day, and we still need to show up on early mornings a couple of times every week. We do have competitions, and we never let our skill level lower than the day before. What's the difference between putting down "violin" and "volleyball"?
And yes, there is teamwork. We need to agree on the bowings, and make sure we are adjusted to 25 other people as much as we can.
University Selection: Do they look at EVERYTHING?
Hey, I'm going into grade 12 and I'm in Alberta. I want to apply to BC and Ontario universities for engineering, and they all ask for 5 courses: Math 30 and 31, Physics 30, Chemistry 30 and English 30. But they want my full transcript. So I'm wondering: will they look at ALL my marks, or just those 5 courses they wanted? I'm talking about universities like Waterloo, University of Toronto, or UBC? Any help will be greatly appreciated :) Thank you!!
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How much sleep do you get during regular school days?
On your regular school days in high school (Grade 11/ Grade 12) how much sleep do you get? What time do you wake up at and what time do you sleep at? does sleeping less by maximizing more time for studying worth it and is it useful? Are you able to concentrate at school the next day? What is your average?

Thank you in advance!
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Revoke admission?
Is it possible to get revoke near the end of summer from Laurier ? And if you do revoked what do you do?
Scholarships and AIF
I am going into Grade 12 and I am planning to do Engineering (civil, biomedical or chemical) at either Waterloo, UofT, or Mcmaster. I am planning on applying for scholarships, will I be able to get a good scholarship with these:

Clubs I joined: Junior Civitan, D.E.C.A (Business competition club), Morning Rush (Broadcasting), Executive of Do something club (helping out in the community), the Badminton team, Best buddies (helping out students with disabilities in our school), and the Table tennis team

Certificate from school: A.S.E award (Academic Success Excellence) for gym class

Outside of school activities/programs: Leadership club; I won a trophy for 1st place in the competition for my pitch on how to help the world and environment and a medal for being chosen the top best leader by showing great leadership skills. Also, I am part of the Sai school association, we do plays and volunteer to help others out. I went to dancing and piano classes. I am really good at sports.

Grade 11 average: 81% (It was terrible and I am going to work really hard for my grade 12 marks)

Grade 12 summer school English mark: 85%

Also, do I have a chance of getting into the programs accroding to my marks, it will be added with my Grade 12 marks that I will get this year.

Aswell, for Waterloo's EC's is this information good enough.
Thank you in advance!! 
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Spare in Grade 12
I have taken Core French all years thus far and am wondering if I should continue taking it in Grade 12 or cut it and take the spare instead to focus on my other classes like bio, chem, physics, advanced functions, calculus & vectors... Is taking French worth the advantage if any?
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Chances of acceptance
Hello guys I am a future grade 12 student in lebanon taking the french baccalaureate. I had an average of 16.90 in grade 10, 15.02 in grade 11, a 99 TOEFL score and a sat score of 1330. Ia that enough in order to get me accepted to mcgill
Do universities care if I take summer school?
So I tried changing my courses around. My options are to take either English 12 in school, or Bio 12. My school has very full classes, so there is no other option for me in school. I have decided to take Bio 12 online. Either that or night school. Will universities hold this against me? I was signed up for these courses when we were asked to choose classes for the next school year, but the computer didn't do it accordingly. My counsellor has said one must be done outside my school. 
*I need both these courses. English is mandatory to graduate, I need Bio to apply to my Bachelor of Science programs*
Early Accepetance
Hello, I wanted to know when do we apply for early acceptance for University in British Columbia?
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University application question
I'm going to be applying to universities for computer science later  this year (hoping for ubc) and I was wondering whether releasing an app looks good for my application.

I ask this  because I almost finished an app but don't want to bother releasing since it was a learning experience. But if it looks good for my application I will buy a license and release it.

Pre-Med Programs
What are undergrad programs that will potentially help you get into med school but will also provide you with another career path if med school doesn't work out? I'm looking for programs that have multiple job opportunities related to medicine...any suggestions would be helpful!
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6, 7, OR 8 courses?
Basically I'm a grade 12 student in a dilemma. I wish in my earlier years i could have thought to taken some grade 12 courses. Now I'm going into grade 12 with nothing. I need to know how many courses I should take. Here is a list of courses I have right now:

Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Advanced Function
Calculus and vectors
French (because I'm in french immersion)
Geography (because I'm in french immersion)
English 

I need to know if taking more courses would be a good idea or would it turn out to be disastrous. My main goal is to get into top business schools. If you agree with taking more courses do you have any recommendations on courses I should take wheter it be online or in school. THANKS!
If you apply to early acceptance and are not accepted, are you still considered the same as if you applied later like in Janurary?
My grade 11 marks were not the best 
Social Science- 91
Bio- 78
Physics-74
Chem-81
Functions-84
English 85 

I am currently getting an 89 in bio so I am already off to a better start than last year. I have changed my study habits and I know my grade 12 marks will be better. I don't know if it will be worth it applying for early acceptance because my grade 11 marks were not that great. If I do apply and I am not accepted early, will the universities I applied early to still look at me or will they pass on me because they already examined my marks early on and didn't want me? 

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Prospective Ontario Nursing Student
Hello everyone!

I am looking to apply to Ontario nursing programs for the 2017 year. I am mainly considering staying in Ontario, but would be open to other options. 
Currently schools I am looking at include McMaster, Queens, Western, Ryerson and Ottawa U. I have a 91.5% average.

What are the main differences between these schools?
What are the various admission averages?
Are there any other location, cost or cultural factors to keep in mind when choosing between these schools?

If anyone has experience or information regarding these various programs that would be very much appreciated!
UBC Classes
Hi there! Im planning on applying to ubc this year and I am curious about what classes I can take. Can I take any classes? Like can I take classes offered in a different faculty? For example if I get into forestry but I take classes in the health sciences faculty.  Is that possible?
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