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I got accepted to mcgill computer science
I got accepted for a transfer to mcgill computer science, I just finished my first year of ee at uwindsor, should I accept the offer?
Will it help me land jobs at google, apple, amazon etc.
A new laptop for university
Hello everyone as the title stated, I would like to have a new laptop for y post secondary education. I have been browsing different models and puzzled by all the options. Right now, I am using ASUS S56C... and it only lasts for 4 hours (without internal browsing) .... 

So here's some specs I would like to have in my future laptop, and hopefully tech gurus can help me  :)

1. Long lasting battery (at least 6 hours, the more the better , if possible)
2. Graphic Card
3. Intel i7
5. DVD drive
6. Window Operation (I still don't know how to use Apple laptops)
7. At least 8 GB memory
8. 3+ USB Ports and 1+ USB-C port(s)
9. 256 GB+ Hard drive
10. 17" screen
11. Bluetooth

May have: 
1. Touchscreen
2. Good sound system
3. Glowing keyboard (cuz I think this is cool but it's not necessary at all)

Major usage:
1. Normal tasks (PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, Excel)
2. Video editing (Premiere Pro - it freezes when I use my current laptop)
3. Photoshop
4. Tons of internet browsing at the same time (can up to 100 pages at the same time)
5. Graphic Design (Inventor and AutoCAD)

Price: As long as it is under $3000

Thank you very much :)
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OSAP LOAN not showing HELP
so i was checking OSAP the other day it only showed Ontario grant for low income family and no Loan or tution Fee amount, why can this happen

Also i made some mistakes on my parents income some lines were not filled in correctly is it cause of that and how can i correct it? can it be done by just visiting the financial aid office at my college 

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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For anyone asking how to get good marks in Grade 12...........
There's really no answer except to study hard. People who consistently get high marks didn't recite a magic spell to get 90+ marks nor have they sacrificed a virgin to the gods, they freaking studied hard. Sure, there may be tips that may help you, but it all boils down to good study habits. Don't procrastinate. Learn the material when it's taught. Do your homework. Don't go to sleep unless you KNOW you're prepared for an evaluation. If you're in Grade 11, don't tell yourself that your marks don't matter now so it's okay if you're gonna slack off. Your Grade 12 courses may or may not build up on Grade 11, but it's about building excellent work ethic. You also get to find what study techniques work for you. If you've figured out a routine for how you work best, you certainly wouldn't have a hard time adjusting for Grade 12. Never be afraid to ask your teachers for help, even it is for the stupidest questions. Sure, they might find you annoying, but that's their job-- to freaking teach you. You probably won't see them after high school, anyway.
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Business idea for healthy instant meals targeting university students [SURVEY]
We are a team of students in the SHAD program working towards a solution for food insecurity in Canada. Our target market is university students who may not have enough time to prepare nutritional meals on a constant basis.  

Based on the great feedback we had on the previous survey, we have made a few small changes/additions to the survey. Please consider filling out the short survey below.

Elearning Accounting 12 Exam
Hi. Just wondering if anyone took the TDSB elearning Accounting 12 exam. I was just wondering what the exam is like. If so, what are topics to focus on? Level of difficulty? 

I'd greatly appreciate any input. Thanks. 
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Carleton Engineering Cut Off
The cut off is 75-85%... that's a huge range! anyone know what my average would need to be to get accepted? preferably early with grade 11 marks?
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Advanced Functions Grade 12
How hard is this course? I am planning to take it next year and I would like to get a head start this summer. I have the entire textbook. So, how difficult is it to learn this through the textbook. Mind you, math is definitely not my strong subject of choice and I'm also trying to learn this from a deficit... bare in mind. (also, I'm from Ontario, I believe the textbook and the curriculum associated is standard with every other)
3rd year Ryerson student: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a current student at Ryerson entering my 4th year in September, majoring in Professional Communication. I'm currently studying for the LSAT and hoping to go to law school after my undergrad. Aside from holding 2 internships over the last 3 years, I work as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. I've also recently been hired as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Government of Ontario.

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government 
- basically any other questions you might have 

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! Ask me anything! 

If you're looking to contact me personally, you can reach me at ienoukov@ryerson.ca

Switching Laurier res?
Has anyone ever successfully been able to switch residences after being assigned one? I got Waterloo College Hall which I'm happy about & got put into the Business RLC which I asked for, but the problem is that my room is in the basement so it's basically underground. I'm claustrophobic and thinking about that makes me uneasy. I need to have proper windows and I need to be above ground. Would that be a legitimate enough excuse to get switched? Pls help
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Will non day school courses show up on my transcript?
I am taking ENG4U in summer elearning with TCDSB. I am a TDSB student. I have a bad mark, and it is too late to drop the course. My exam is this Wednesday. My guidance counsellor said that students need to submit report cards for any courses taken outside TDSB if they want it to appear on my transcript? If I don't submit my report card, will the course not show up on my transcript? This is assuming that I myself do not want the course to show up. TCDSB said they will not send report cards to non-TCDSB schools, and it is the students responsibility to submit the report cards to the schools guidance department. However I gave my OEN number when signing up for the course, so will there be some record of me taking the course on OUAC? 
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Is it worth transferring to a better university for the same undergrad program?
Hello, everybody!

I'm currently a first-year computer engineering student at a U15 university in Ontario. It wasn't my first choice in high school, but I couldn't get into my top schools (U of T, Waterloo, McGill) last year due to some personal difficulties in Grade 12 :( I was told that I could reapply next year as a university transfer student to get into my top choices, and, after doing so, I now got accepted by all of them for the same program (computer engineering)! :) However, although most of my courses have been transferred, I'll have to redo first year to complete the remaining courses.

My question: is it worth transferring to a better university for the same undergrad program (engineering)? Will being a transfer student have a negative impact on my CV, grad school, job applications, etc?
Pros: Transferring to a better-ranked, well known university, whose reputation can help while appying for further studies in grad school (preferably in the US)
Cons: I'll be losing a year. I've heard that all accredited engineering programs in Canada are viewed the same at the end, so it won't matter where you do your undergrad.
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Which course should I drop?
I am a grade 11 student going into grade 12 and I have 8 courses on my timetable. However, I want to have a spare for next year so I need to drop a course. But I do not know which course to drop. The first 5 courses below are mandatory, but the last three are not so I need to drop one of those courses. Please tell me!!!!  

Advance Functions
Calculus and Vectors
Photography and Digital Imaging 
Nutrition and Health
International Business 
High School Class of 2016 Offers of Admission
The Applications thread is pretty cluttered so I was thinking we could start this thread to make it easier to view when others are accepted to programs you've applied to! 

Please include in your post:
- Program
- Date of offer
- Date of application
- Admission average (Grade 11, first semester, second semester midterm - whatever was used in determining admission qualifications)
- Province
- Any supplementary information (Ex. ECs if they're required on application, predictions about quality of essays/responses)
- Any other information you deem appropriate!

Good luck guys!
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Tips on frosh week?
So I'm an introvert and not many people I know are going to the university I'm going to, I tried making friends online on my schools Facebook group and then I found out that my school which is York University does frosh in a way where everyone is kind of separated so your frosh depends on the college you're affiliated with. All the friends I've made are associated with different colleges so I won't see them at frosh since they're not in my college. So basically I'm asking how to make friends in frosh when you don't know anybody and you're introverted and pretty shy. I didn't want to go to frosh but a friend of mine said she made her best friends at her frosh, and since she's a commuter she doesn't live on res (same thing as me) so I'm mostly going to frosh to meet new people but I don't wanna waste 110 or more dollars on frosh if I don't end up liking it anyways please help with some tips and what are some examples of activities that would be at frosh? (Also I tagged other schools so that i can get a feel of what frosh really is)
Questions about virtual high school English4u1
Can I take it anytime of the year, I'm tdsb

How difficult is it compared to other mediums

How long does it take to finish on average? 
Virtual high school completion time
I need a credit in 2 weeks in case my summer school mark isn't high enough...... Just for precautionary measures, incase I have to take VHS... Can I finish it in 2 weeks ?
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0.75% below admission requirement ?
I have to call uni tomorrow and ask ..... Is this unacceptable :| I'm traumatized 
Has anyone ever experienced something similar 
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McGill Engineering vs U of A Engineering (Undergrad)
So here's my situation:

If I go to U of A I'm offered:
-$30,000 scholarship
-Co-op program
-Familiarity since I'm from Edmonton

If I go to McGill:
-Only $3,000 one-year entrance
-Downside no co-op
-Better reputation
-Guaranteed mechanical engineering specialization because I'm entering with IB diploma

I've been thinking about this for the last month, and right now I'm still impartial. What would you guys choose?
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