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Calling all yconic members!
We know it’s hard to think about but it’s almost that time of year again. Tell us your top 3 “Must Haves” for back to school and you could be featured in yconic's newest article.

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                              ~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics

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U of T - Ask me anything!

I'm a student at the University of Toronto, planning to pursue either an Economics or Economics and Mathematics Specialist.

I understand that the University of Toronto is a popular destination for many Secondary School graduates, so I thought I'd offer up my expertise and answer any questions you may have.

I can help dispel (or confirm!) scary rumours, answer questions about the application process, or whatever is on your mind. My specific knowledge is of Maths and Economics, so I can help applicants planning to enter that field.

*Note: There has been some interest in the sale of my ECO100Y notes among entering students. I do have prepared a large document including all relevant graphs, equations and definitions - complete with explanations and descriptions. If you're interested, feel free to send me a message on the forums.

**Note: Please do not use this thread to ask whether your entrance grades are good enough. I don't really know, and don't pretend to.

- MattUK
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Students Pursuing a Law Career

I am wondering 1) which universities have the best law programs, 2) what are their admission requirements, 3) what undergraduate degree are you taking or completed before pursuing to Law school, 4) which university are you currently studying in, 5) Can you become a lawyer who does not go to court?


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Why is Math so difficult
I strive in literacy based courses such as English and Law but when it comes to Math I completely suck. I am in grade 12 considering learning math all the way up to grade 12 university level. Any tips on where I should begin and how to tackle it?
University Accounting Programs

Which universities in Canada have the best accounting programs and what are their admission requirements and average?

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BAF3ME with TDSB E-learning
Has anyone taken grade 11 e-learning accounting with TDSB before? If so, how was your experience with the course?

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Hi everyone I am going to grade 12 in September. I am going to apply to the nursing program at Western, Ryerson and hopefully Queens as well as the life science program at UofT. My schedule is pretty loaded and I don't know  if I need to take 12U physics for life sciences at UofT because the requirement page just says some programs recommend or require the course. I completed the 11U physics course. please help!!
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Career in Accounting (CPA) or Finance (CFA)?
I'm going into my first year at UTSC pursuing a BBA and I've been wondering what career to pursue. I thought I liked accounting but I'm really interested in investments and finance. My high school teacher (who taught both accounting and finance for me) said I should pursue finance rather than accounting because I seemed more interested in it. 

I am not that great in mathematics and I'm scared about failing either pathway.

The questions I have are:

1. Is choosing finance a better career move than accounting?

2. Is a job in finance riskier than accounting?

3. Because my math skills aren't great, do you think hard work and determination in pulling up my finance and calculus grades will help me to succeed?

4. What opportunities should I pursue after University?
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What are your thoughts about biotechnology? Why does it come with Chartered Accountancy at Uni of Waterloo? How is biotech and business related - I don't get it? Would you recommend it for someone who wants to go to med school after?
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I'm 18 and will go to university come September, and I've never had a job... how screwed am I?
I'm starting university this fall, and I've never held an actual job. I've done some volunteering here and there, but that's about it. I've applied to many different places for work, but never heard back. How detrimental is this to my future, and how can I recover?
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First year Med Sci student, happy to answer questions!
UPDATE: keep track of my journey through my blog (https://followmetomd.wordpress.com/)! After numerous comments on this forum, I decided to start up my own blog to help guide all that are interested in pursuing medicine, and keep you guys updated on my journey. Follow my blog, and do not hesitate to leave comments with questions, comments, suggestions that you may have. Cheers!

Hi, I am currently attending University of Western Ontario for the Medical Sciences Program.
I am happy to answer any questions that anyone may have about the program, course load, and overall experience at Western! 

A bit about myself:
I attended a high school within Ontario and received my acceptance to Med Sci in January (or early February?). I was also accepted to multiple science programs from other universities including, but not limited to: U of T, Waterloo, York, McMaster, Queen's, Ryerson, and Guelph. 

Post questions down below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible! 
Winter Admissions???
Does anyone know if Western offers winter admissions?? If so for what programs
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2nd Year Mac Eng Student - I switched into eng after completing first year! Questions? Ask away!!
Hey everyone!

I am a Mechatronics and management co-op student attending McMaster university. I remember myself being on this site, searching for answers to all my questions, so I hope I can make your searching a little bit easier. 

Little background on myself. I originally applied to the engineering program at mac however I was 2% short off the cutoff. I was able to get into the Math and Stats program. With a little help from the student advisers   (who are awesome) and a whole lot of studying, I am now and engineering student!

I had to take a few summer courses as I was not able to take all the required first year engineering courses during the year, (actually I'm studying for my physics exam next week as I type this.), but it was totally worth it!

So yeah, ask any questions you have pertaining to university, engineering, switching programs etc!:):)
I took grade 11 and got a decent mark but it was during summer school.
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ADVICE FOR GRADE 12?? Any tips would be helpful
so I'm going into grade 12 and taking all the science and calculus. (Took advanced functions in grade 11) 

And I was just wondering how hard is grade 12 physics and chem? I took grade 11 physics in summer school and the material wasn't hard (land got a 89 (maybe because the teacher stuck to the basics). 

BUT WILL GRADE 12 PHYSICS BE HARD (taking in day school)?? If I am willing to study, etc. Just nervous about grade 12 marks.....my goal is 90+ in terms of marks
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Night school physics??
Hi! So im going into grade 12 this september! My mind is set on to either go into chem engineering or possibly biomedical eng and my top choices are Queens, Mac, or Uoft. BUT My problem is that there is only one grade 12 physics class next year and it conflicts with my only bird class - performing arts - which is basically a class where we put on the school play. Like i don't have a lead lead role and i could drop but at the same time I really dont want to drop it because its a guarenteed 95 + So i was debating on doing night school physics. I wanted to know if anyone whos taken night school physics or knows anything about it can tell me if thats going to be a bad idea or not. Its already too late to do summer school physics because it already ended. 
My schedule next year looks to be -
Sem 1 - Adv functions, english, bio, performing arts
Sem 2 - religion, spare (dropping french), calc, chemistry. And night school physics

So ya anyone pls help me!! 
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Osap Funding 75% less than estimated
Hi Yconic community,

I am looking for some help regarding the recent estimate i recently received from OSAP. About a month ago, I used OSAP estimate calculator to determine how much I could get. OSAP estimate calculator estimated approximately $12 000, which gave me the necessary money i needed to cover my expenses with about $2000 left over. The estimate I actually got was $3000 dollars, which actually puts me in serious trouble because my father contributed the maximum he could and I already included all my assets and the money I will earn in my application. Is there any noticeable reason my funding is so low? I've seen other people's funding's, who have much more than I do, get much higher funding than me. Somebody please help me figure this out.
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Is the OSAP funding summary usually what you get?
When I tried the OSAP estimator a while ago my funding was estimated at $16,200 where I guessed that I would be making around $3,000 over the summer. I just got my official summary which was based on a more accurate earning of $800 during the summer (My work isn't giving me many shifts for some reason). My funding is now at $15,441. I'm just a little confused because I filled everything else the same and I'm earning less. 700 isn't a big discrepancy but I'm just wondering if it's possible that the money deposited into my account will be closer to the summary?

P.S included in all of this is $3,500 in scholarship money.
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CPE at Laurier

I was wondering if I can take MA110 if I got a 65% on the CPE on the first try.

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