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Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Applicants of 2016!
This forum is or Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Applicants (Fall 2016) 

To get a better understanding of this years pool of applicants, please share the following.

1. Your admission Average (Approx.) 
2. Your 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice. 
3. EC's
University Application
What is the benefit of early application and adminssion? I've ask many people, but no one know.
University midterm grades vs final grades
Okay, so I took a couple grade 12 courses last year and got 92 in one , and 93 in the other two.I am taking 6 courses this year. Say if my midterms for the 6 new courses are really high. So I use them in university admissions. Then I get accepted and they tell me to maintain an average of say, 88%+. Can I just use those 3 final grades from my 3 grade 12 courses last year and then go ham in the other 3 courses this year (which are the prerequisites) and sort of slack of from the 3 other courses that I used for midterm marks but aren't prereqs?
$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
Anybody here watch DOSEofFOUSEY for motivation or to disconnect from the real world? We can have a interesting discussion if anyone's interested...
Advanced Function Grade
I sort of messed up in my math class. I got a 91 on the first unit test while on the thinking task i got a 61. I didnt prepare at all for the thinking task and my course mark right now is a 85% if i was to get over 90s on the rest of the test/thinking tasks, will my mark be over 90 by end of semester? I know i can get over 90s on test. I want to apply for SE and CS at waterloo so im just wondering if i can still get it to be above 90%

Thanks so much

A worried grade 12 brown kid
creative writing
I was wondering if anyone has taken the grade 12 creative writing course.. and I was wondering what you do in that class and the types of assignments I can expect.
Should I bother applying to SE @ Waterloo? Low marks...
ok, so here is my situation: Strong AIF, programming experience, etc.  but science marks lacking.
Chem '11: 75%
Phys'11: 85% (didn't try in sciences)
AF ('12): 98%
CS '12: 100%
English '11: 85%

I can raise the sciences to ~90% 2nd semester, is it worth it applyig or should I just do CS?
Easy Courses For Grade 12

I'm going into grade 12, and I was just wondering which courses are easy.

I was thinking about Earth & Space Science because it sounded very interesting, but is it easy compared to all the other sciences?
(If taken) Could you tell me your final mark for this course compared to all your other grade 12 science marks?

Could you also recommend other bird courses please?


The importance of extracurriculars
I have a 95 average, but I don't have many extracurriculars. I'm applying to universities this year. I'm thinking about applying to Waterloo, McMaster and UOIT for engineering. How much will not having many extracurriculars hurt my chances of getting accepted? I am a regular volunteer at a retirement home, and i am participating in the mcmaster engineering olympics. Do these count as extracurriculars?
Please help me I am in danger of failing
I have a 54% in grade 9 English and I have no idea what I am doing wrong if someone could please send me some advice I would appreciate it so much because I haven't gotten a mark lower than a "B" in my entire life! Please help!
uofa and uofc
Hello I was wondering what the average for biological science average is for uofa and uofc.  My average for the first semester of grade 12 is 88-89%. What are my chances of getting in?

Thankyou for the help 
SE at Waterloo
I feel like competition is going to be even higher this year for SE, I've seen so many people on here that are applying to SE this year. Was the applicant pool for SE on yconic last year about the same or less?
Al Lamb's Dallas Honda – Maps/Hours
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Do I have a shot at a UofT and UWaterloo eng transfer?
I currently go to Ryerson biomedical engineering, thinking of applying to UofT ECE, and UWaterloo ECE, SYDE, or Tron. I got rejected with an 88 last year. I'm aiming for a 4.0 (4.33 on the rye scale), work doesn't seem too difficult - yet. What's a safe GPA for applying to both those universities?

I'll also be doing other things in my spare time, hopefully it would add to my mediocre SPF/AIF from last year.
University of Calgary - Architecture Program
Hey everyone! 
I am currently planning on attending the architecture degree in UofC. However, it says that I need to enrol into a recognized 4-year undergraduate degree before I enter the masters program. However, I am unsure about what undergraduate degree I should take. My counsellor told me to apply for the minor in Architectural studies at UofC and then apply for the masters once I complete it. I am still a bit confused on how this process goes. Any advice? 
3rd year Canadian medical student happy to answer questions!
UPDATE July 11, 2012:

My name is Josh, some of you might know me as the guy who started MedHopeful. For those of you who don't know me, I am currently a 3rd year Medical Student at UofT and I have run a blog called MedHopeful for almost 4 years now which provides stories and advice relating to undergrad, scholarships and medical school.

I originally wanted to remain anonymous in this thread because I was working on a few new projects (like a new group blog I had started) with some medical school classmates who wanted to remain anonymous. However, after long discussions and thinking, I decided to go back to primarily posting on MedHopeful. I also figured that I was OK not being anonymous (my friends still want to be, which is fine and I understand why).

In any case, I am happy to answer any questions, and for those of you who didn't know, I started a similar thread like this last year on the old Student Awards forums, which you might also find useful:


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Hey everyone,

I am a 3rd year medical student at a Canadian medical school. My first 2 years were spent mostly in the classroom learning anatomy, physiology, disease, treatments, etc.

I started 3rd year in September 2011, and since then, I have been in "clerkship" - which means I have been working and learning full time in the hospital - seeing real patients everyday, and learning to diagnose/treat their illnesses. I have to say, it's very different from what I imagined. No matter how much you try to learn what it's like to practice medicine (e.g. shadowing), you really don't know what it's like until you do it.

I found these forums very helpful while studying in undergrad and applying to medical school. I'd like to give back by answering questions about medical school if anyone has any.

I'll try to be as honest as possible. I just won't be revealing any personal details as I'd prefer to remain anonymous.

Ask away! :)

P.S. I now blog everyday about med school life, getting in to med school, undergrad tips, etc. (see signature)
Waterloo or uoft engineering
I am currently in grade 12. I need to know that cut off average for computer engineering in Waterloo and university of Toronto. If there were any students who go into this program for either uni can you please state your average.  Thanks!
Best business/ accounting
What is the best university program for aspiring CPA?
A little background of me: I love the business world. But I also want to keep my options open, I like accounting and also  want to work as marketing manager/ or CEO in the future. This is my ultimate dream (might sound unrealistic)
So yes, which program do you recommend in terms of reputation, easy route to cpa, tuition and so on. 
Do highschool grades actually matter to how well you do in undergrad?
Are there any ppl here that got 60s, 70s and low 80s in high school with a gpa between 3.5-4.0 in university?
Current UBC student - ask me anything
I'm a second year Computer Engineering UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in rez, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC.

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring. This is my second forum post, my old one was getting huge and a bit unwieldy. 
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
Rotman Commerce Acceptance
How hard is it to get into Rotman Commerce for Accounting? Does anyone have the minimum grade or EC for the cutoff?