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What are ryerson engineering class averages like?
Just want to know what to expect. GPA is inportant to me as I plan to attend graduate school.  Thanks in advance.
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University of Toronto Engineering Student - Ask Me Anything
Hey everyone! I started this thread to answer questions from the potential class of 2017, and to keep all of the University of Toronto-related items in one place.

I'm a first year engineering student at the University of Toronto and I'm currently studying electrical/computer engineering (same courses as TrackOne). I commute to school every day, so I can't really answer that many questions about residence, but I'm sure others will be willing to chime in on that.

Without further ado, ask away!
Will I get Admission if I did bad in Grade 11 Math
I got a 66 in grade 11 math and I dont know if universities look at it significantly or not. But i got a 75 in grade 12 Advanced functions in summer school. I need to know Asap. Thanks
Switching Universites
I was just wondering is it possible to switch universities, specifically i want to transfer from Ryerson Engineering to UofT Engineering, I am just wondering what king of GPA, i should be going for to make the switch, ( i am currently in first year, starting September)
helping son find scholarships


I think I have messed up my profile due to not being clear on how to enter information...what i'm really looking for is scholarships/grants/awards for my son who is entering university this fall.  Could someone please help me make a parental profile that would allow me to access this information?  Thanks very much!

Applying to Business requirements help
Hi, I am hoping to apply to US/Canadian universities for both Commerce and Finance or even a dual masters program for both Business and Engineering that some Universities offer.  I have just finished Grade 11 and will apply this Summer.

I don't know how applications work yet but I do have an understanding of them. 
Here is a list of courses I have completed: 
Social Studies 11-80 %
History 12-94%
Economics AP Micro&Macro- 4 and a 5 and around 80 % 
Chemistry 11-87%
Physics 11-81 %
Precalculus 11-75%
Precalculus 12-80 %(done this Summer)
Spanish 11-97%
I participate in several sports, and have been provincially ranked,
I also have volunteer hours

I am going to take Calculus 12
AP History
English 12
Chemistry 12
Physics 12

My questions are: Should I drop Chemistry or Physics 12 and retake Precalculus 12? Are these marks well enough to get me to a good University ( McGill, UCLA, Chicago, Boston etc...)? Precalc 12 is a requirement for Business, can I just send them my calculus marks instead of my Precalculus 12 marks or no? I also keep receiving emails from Universities that use my name and have made me accounts.. Are they really interested in me or is this just advertisement?
Thank you
Screwed up, depressed, need advice on admissions!
My entire high school life I was the biggest screw up you could ever find. I never went to class, missed exams, and just didn't give a damn. I'm sure you've all encountered those people. Seeing everyone get accepted into top programs around the country while I couldn't even graduate. This really woke me up and made me get my act together. I currently have only Top 5 U-level courses completed and 29 credits. I would like to get in for January. I'm interested in York U for Biology, Kinesiology, or Nursing. 
My Current Marks are: Bio 91, Exercise Science 91, Advanced Functions 88, English 76, Chemistry 72. Those are the 5 I currently have. These are all repeated but as I said the first time around I didn't attend school and my marks were 51, 14, 23, 30, 14. My questions are, a) can i realistically get in to certain programs? b) What can I do about my last U-level course I need to get in order to get accepted for the winter semester? Please give me any advice you can, this is really depressing me.
1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!
I'm finishing up my first year at UBC as a Health Science student in the Land and Food Systems faculty.

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:
OSAP Funding
I have directed my OSAP funds to my school but i will not be getting the osap money until September and my tuition is due in august. How much do i pay the school? Should i just pay the difference between what I am receiving and the cost or the entire amount?
All PRE-MEDS READ THIS. U of T med average accepted GPA of 3.96 this year

"I got into medicine this year and decided to choose Western (waitlisted at Toronto). But I know, off the top of my head, at least 6-8 Western grads with 4.0s applying next year - and through a family friend at Health Sci at MAC - close to 40 or so in that program alone that will likely have 4.0s when applying as 4th years and 3rd years. So in my opinion, unless UofT starts ranking undergrad program difficulty, or using the MCAT beyond just a simple screen - the average GPA will rise a bit. Remember...the 3.96 GPA average includes graduate students, where a lower GPA is acceptable. Almost all undergrads (NOT ALL), had basically 4.0s. I got waitlisted, and the only people in my circle that got in were 4.0 wGPA (a few did have one or two courses less than 90 - but those were removed).

This is, of course, due to massive grade inflation, removal of prerequisites (to appease the 'progressive' masses), mass technology based exam cheating in some cases among some 'groups', and professors caving in to whiny undergrads (to be fair - at times I was one of those). The MCAT was also sort of ruined because of ease of taking multiple attempts and the short nature of the exam - I suspect the new exam may change that. I've always been amazed at the hate I've received for basically stating some of these pretty obvious trends...but here we are...an average GPA of 3.96 at UofT meds. A cutoff for interview of over 93% for dentists at Saskatchewan (which would exclude all McGill graduates, as the highest mark you can get at McGill converts to a 93%). A medical school (western) that has a 12 cutoff for biology. And the program that started this all??


I pity those that do take challenging undergraduate programs in this country. Engineering science at Toronto? Those students are almost all brilliant - and yet an insane drop out rate and low class averages. Waterloo engineering programs? Virtually all UofT science undergrad programs at St George campus. McGill science programs. These students actually have high standards to receive good marks - and there is genuine vigour and standards. Mac Health Sciences? Lovey dovey classes with 4.0s for everyone - it's as if Oprah Winfrey is the dean there.

 And once again - not an attack on Health Science Students - they are simply taking advantage of a good situation. The blame is on the academic practices of McMaster."
Wait listed for Ryerson Computer science
Hey Guys, just wanted to know what normally happens when you get wait listed, as I recently have been put on wait list by Ryerson for Computer Science. My average was 80%. I applied through 105 application.
Tough for first year?
I am planning to take the following courses for first year at UTSG:
1) BIO120 and BIO130
2) MAT135 and MAT136
3) PHY131 and PHY132
4) CHM151
5) SOC101
Is it going to be tough for me to handle? Anyone who has similar courses? Also what are your views about the seminar courses?
How reputable are Irish universities for dental school?
I am currently in grade 12 in Canada and I want to become a dentist. I came across a program named Atlantic Bridge, that allows students from Canada or the US to go to Ireland and do the dentistry program in 5 years. I am quite drawn to University College Cork and Trinity College Dublin. I would probably like to come back to Canada after the competition of my degree. Has anyone had any experience with it or known anyone who's been down this path? I would appreciate any help.
I Got Accepted to Bishop's University!
Is anyone else starting at Bishop's University Next year? I wanna start making friends now! :colors: I've already accepted my offer and paid my deposit! I absolutely can't wait to officially be a Gaiter :cheers: [size=8][/size]
Bishop's university- International studies
I'm planning to go to Bishops university in International studies. It looks like a really awesome school with great spirit!
I was wondering if anybody could tell me more about how it is (preferably by a student who goes there). If you are from another school you can skip this post: ) 

1-Like do you have to do a semester abroad or an internship?
2-How is the program designed (lots of reading? lots of written assignments or more in-class exams?)
3- Is Bishops really a party-all-the-time school? 
4-Is there good faculty for the International studies?

Thanks a lot!

BMath/BBA Double Degree student - Ask anything
Just like the topic says.

I am a BMath/BBA double degree student currently in my 4th year.

If you have any questions at all about admissions, co-op, courses, competition, work load, etc. just let me know either here or in a PM and I'll do my best to answer them.

I can also answer things about Laurier's BBA program or UW's Math programs.

help please
idk what to do i cant find any scholarships that i actually can qualify for what do i do :(
Scholarships and Biochem vs Life Science
I'm a student who is going into 12th grade this September from Ontario, I was just wondering what I could do this summer in regards to preparing for university applications.
I have all the hours and marks I need so far(not including the grade 12 marks I will be completing next year). Like are there any scholarships or things I can apply to for the summer?

Also is it better to go the Life Science or Biochemistry (mainly Mac or UofT) route when it comes to pre-med options. I want something more biology based and I'm not sure I will  be accepted for Health Sci (at Mac or McGill).

My average for grade 11 (7, grade 11 credits and 2 grade 12) is 90% so would I be eligible for early acceptances?

Thanks for any help xx
To the future premeds who graduated high school this year (2015 grads)
Congrats for successfully graduating high school! 
Now we should all graduate Yconic/Studentawards and go to Pre-med 101~! 
Wow I started SA since I was grade 9. I still remember myself back then when I was full of hope, anxiety, and excitement of eventually applying to universities. Also thinking it would take forever to graduate high school haha...
Premed101, it actually feels like returning to StudentAwards... Full of that excitement again of starting university, and applying to medical school another 4 years later. And plus the forum has the old SA format!
Well I hope to see you there! And I hope we can start a new journey together. Good luck on your future endeavors. And good luck to those current high school students too. 
Should I take a spare in Grade 12?
I'm going into Grade 12 and I'm currently doing English in summer school and getting a 91.  Should I take 7 courses next year and have 1 spare or take a full load (resulting in 9 grade 12 marks). I want to have sort of a safety net but I also feel like a full load is too much and I still want to enjoy my last year. Add Interest

My initially planned courses:
Human Development Throughout The Lifespan
Data Management
International Business
Business Leadership
Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice
Advanced Functions
Canadian and International Law

Laptop for engineering!!
Is getting a Mac that much of a struggle for engineering students (as is to run the many different programs) than having a Windows PC?

Also, can the HP Spectre x360 (w/ core i7, 8g and 256 SSD) be a good alternative?

Any other suggestion would be appreciated! Merci.
Living in Poverty: CIBC Student Line of Credit
Can someone please help me with their insights or experiences with trying to secure an education line of credit. 

I have transitioned from a college after earning my Social Work Diploma and I am now in my second year of University for my undergrad in social work. I have a family consisting of my wife, baby, and I...plus our cat. 

I have been trying to secure an education line of credit from CIBC and ATB but they tell me that I do not have enough income. Does this sound ridiculous to anyone? I am in school full-time. I receive funds from bursaries, scholarships and very little from the jobs I have. The bank expects me to make $40,000 a year AND go to school full-time. However, CIBC has given me a credit card with 19.99% interest and a $28,000 limit, but will not grant an education line of credit with 2.99% interest with $15,000 limit. Now does this make sense either...no.  I don;t know what to do.

I do not have any family or friends that are able to co-sign a loan, as pretty much everyone I know lives in poverty. I've asked everyone.

Starting to sink, and beginning to feel hopeless :( 
How to get into U of T
I'm a born American citizen and am currently in the 12th grade. I wish to go to University of Toronto after graduation, I wanted to know how an American gets in and how differently do they view our admissions. What's the overall acceptance rate? What are the SAT requirements? Btw I wish to major in commerce.
Ivey HBA Acceptance Thread 2015
This is just a thread for applicants entering HBA1 in the fall at Ivey Business School (people actually starting HBA1, not high school applicants for AEO), feel free to share when you got your acceptance!