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Hi i'm interested in leaving Toronto but not too far away from it. My options would be

Guelph Accounting Commerce

Mcmaster- Business 1[Accounting]



My goal is to become an accountant and get my CPA, I'm concerned on which program is the best for me. I also want to have an memorable experience in university too but obviously  my education is my #1 priority but I would like to know which one would be the best for me.  Pros and Cons of each would be helpful in me deciding, like how the city is too,but im aware there all good schools

McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest
Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

Encourage your friends to vote your comment as helpful. The comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the contest period will be awarded the $500 prize.* 

Only friends that have an active yconic profile will be able to vote. So connect and make new friends in the yconic Community or invite your friends to join http://yconic.com for FREE today.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
Biggest Piece of Advice for a Grade 12 Student?
I am going into grade 12 and will be picking my university program soon. I am not sure what I would like to go into yet. This post is for current university students, would you do anything differently in terms of choosing a program/university if you could go back in time? Is there any piece of advice that you wish somebody told you before you entered university? Any answers would be greatly appreciated!! 
Back up plans
I'm applying for life science as a program in university and my dream is to make it into medical school. However, I do want a back up plan if that does not happen. Should I apply to a different program (for ex. health studies) that gives me more career options?Which ones would they be?
Feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Is taking Calculus online easier than day school?
I was wondering if i should take online calculus this semester. I'm currently taking grade 11 physics online & also plan to take grade 12 biology in school.  I took advanced functions this past semester & was wondering if its better to take the course while i still remember adv functions or to wait and take it in day school second semester. Is online easier? (there are no tests, just assignments that you hand in and a final exam) whereas the day school teacher has assignments & hard tests for each unit.. any suggestions?
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student in LFS; now I'm a second year student for 2015-2016. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

p.s. Yes, Ana Steele and Shia LaBeouf "went" here.
Nursing Hopefuls 2015!
Hey everyone!

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

So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)
Any Tips for getting into Queens Commerce!
I'm going into grade 12 starting in September and Queens Commerce is my ultimate goal. I'd say I have solid EC's and I have 2 grade 12 courses completed.

Intl. Business : 92%
English: 94%

Does anyone have any tips at all? 

Is queens fine with private/online courses/repeats?
Biomedical Engineering for Pre-Med? Which is the Best Program for Pre-Med?
Would biomedical engineering be a good program to take before med-school? Or any form of engineering related to biology or chemistry? I was originally going to take life science, but then I realized how difficult it was to make a back-up plan based on a life science degree. If I took an engineering program, more career options would be available to me if I don't end up becoming a doctor. I'm serious about becoming a doctor, so I want to make sure that I have the best shot at getting into med-school. I'd greatly appreciate some of your opinions!
Queens or Western University?
Hey! I'm going into grade 12 this fall with an an average of 86, and I'm pursuing law in the future. I think I want to do my BA in psychology. Does anyone know the current prerequisites for this path? Or do you have any suggestions on which university I should look further into?
Success Breeds Jealousy
Warren Buffet>>>Bill Gates
Goldman Sachs>>>Google
Fashionable businessmen>>>nerdy neckbeards
Sociable businessmen>>>nerdy isolated islands
Varsity Sports>>>programming clubs/Dungeons and Dragons

It's the only reason why they try to put us down.

HELP Second thoughts on going into business?!!
Heey everyone. I'm going into grade 12 this year and I am slighly freaking out. So I've been perusing through this site lately and I think it's just freaking me out even more. I really like business (at least I think I do), but I'm worried I won't get a job. There's so many people saying that the business industry is really saturated and that a business degree is one of the most common nowadays. Even at my hs, so many people are going into business. Plus, my mom keeps telling me I'm going to have a hard time getting a job in business because of all the competition. Also, people on yconic keep saying that it's important to get into a top tier business school, but my average last year was around an 88% and I'm not sure if I can get my average up to an 90 this year. I'm for sure gonna work my butt off but that doesn't guarantee that it will happen. Then there's that post on here called like why are business students so optimistic??? which gives me more anxiety.

I don't know if I'm making the right decision by going into business. I think I still have time to switch into nursing? I took uni bio11 last year, so that would mean I would have to take chem11 first semester, and then bio12 and chem12 second semester. Is nursing less saturated than business and am I more likely to get a job? I'm not the biggest fan of the medical industry, but then again business isn't really my main passion either. 

Sorry for the extremely long post. I just need peoples' opinions on this. I'm a mess, literally. It's just everything is coming up so quickly and I thought I had my goals planned out, but now I'm contemplating and having second thoughts. Please no harsh comments. Thanks in advance..
Am I really rejected from UBC ? :(
I got this message on my undergrad application to ubc today ( I applied for Bachelor of Arts )
"Thank you for using UBC's Self Reporting system. Based on your self-reported grades and your personal profile, we are not able to offer you admission at this time.
When we receive your grade information from the Ministry of Educaiton in mid-May, we will evaluate your application again and inform you of any change to your admission status."

Does that mean I'm rejected ? Are my chances of getting in lowered now? Do I have an unlikely chance to get in ? What are my chances of getting in
How high do I need to get my law and history grade to get acceptance ?

Bio 12 - 84
French 12 - 81
Eng 12 - 82
Law 12 - 88 (currently taking)
History 12 - 92 (currently taking)

Simon Fraser University - accepted
University of Victoria - accepted - entrance scholarship
Ryerson University Engineering
Is engineering good at ryerson. Please give proper information and not be a troll
Friendly opinions on Ivey MSc, and my Specialization? (Global Commerce)
Hey guys, quick background about myself, I recently graduated from Fanshawe College with a two year Business Diploma, with a 81 average, and Western gave me one full year of transfer Credits. To get in officially, I had to take Calculus and Vectors, which I am currently finishing right now. Guys, I truthfully like math but am not a superstar, and I tend to not shine in math classes. I still have three years to go to Finish my degree in BMOS, but I am super confused. My main goal is to gather a competitive GPA to Apply to Ivey's MSc program, (Masters of Management in International Business). I am so scared that if I follow the Finance Module, my grades would suffer. I can't see myself working in HR forever, and I can't see myself doing phenomenal in the Finance Module in BMOS.

So I've decided to do the Global Commerce Honours specialization! It's a pretty much shaped to be an Economics, international business degree. 

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this module, and if they have any information on the Ivey MSc Program.

I really thought about Ivey, but I would lose a year if I applied because my College transfer credits may or may not count. (I would have to do two years and then apply in my third year and do 2 years of HBA).

What's your opinions, guys?
1st Year Waterloo Software Engineering Student/Blogger AMA
Hey everyone,

I'm Bo and I've been around on this forum since forever ago. I just completed my first year of Software Engineering at uWaterloo and now I'm working at a startup in Waterloo for co-op. Back when I was in grade 12, I received offers to CS, Math/CPA, Double Degree, UofT EngSci, Schulich, and QC. Feel free to ask me anything! I also have a personal blog: https://bopeng.io which you guys can follow for tips and information related to University.
How do you take notes?
I'm figuring out what works best for me and was just wondering what other people do. You can also include how you study notes/for tests.

If you use a computer, please state what programs you use.
Not sure which university I should aim for..
So I'm about to start grade 12, but I need to know which university I'll be applying to so I can get an idea how studious I should really be. I'm planning to major in Marketing, so I have three options: York University, Ryerson University, and University of Toronto. Also, in grade 11, I had an average of 88%.  

My parents are hoping that I apply to York University since it's fairly close, but I highly doubt I can get into the Schulich program so easily. Ryerson is kind of far, but their business program seems promising. I don't know much about U. of T., but it seems like a backup choice that I can't consider. Which university should I really aim for?
How Important is Physics in Grade 12?
I'm going to grade 12 next year, and I was wondering if I should take physics. I'm going to apply to life science so I'm taking biology, chemistry, advanced functions, and calculus for sure. I understand that physics is one of the "heavier" courses, so i don't know if i want to add that on top of my other courses. Plus all the horror stories of how difficult the course is sound pretty intimidating...i don't want to risk lowering my average.
Life science doesn't require physics, but i heard that you have to take physics for your first year in university anyways. What do you guys think?
Suggested IB courses to take throughout high school years in order to apply into Medical Schools?
Hi Everyone! I am currently in the Pre-IB program, but I'm just wondering which courses you would recommend to take for those of you who have gone through the program if I'm planning to pursue a medical career after high school? As well, when did you take the MCAT or SAT?
Is a Heavy Course Load Good?
The engineering science program at u of t is quite well known (at least in ontario), and is infamous for being too much work. My question is: is that amount of work worth it? I mean if you take a 6 courses each semester, then you'll learn a lot more compared to others in other programs. But the problem is that you'll only be doing the homework or the task assigned to you that is due soon. There is no time for you to learn freely, dig into a subject a bit deeper, and nurture your curiosity. You can't really get anywhere far if you only have time to do your homework. So is it really worth it?
best options for me?
I am going into grade 12 with a 93 average. I like all my courses. Find math a little repetitive and boring but don't mind it. good at science. I am not an artistic individual whatsoever but am extremely creative. Going to be playing a varsity sport in university. My choices of school are waterloo and u of t. Any recommendations for programs i should take, which school is the better school? Would i be making a smarter decision by looking at other school options? Thank you.
Trent - Which College is Best?
Which is the best college at Trent?
Champlain, Eaton, Ottanobee, Gzowski??