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$500 "Ultimate Study Tip" Community Contest
Love them or hate them, exams are a part of student life. We want to know what your "ultimate study tip" is that helps you get through (and ace) them! 

Essentially we’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing academic year. Whether it’s “Don't leave it to the last minute” or “Memorize facts with a song”, we want to hear from you. There’s a $500 cash prize up for grabs!* 

How to Enter: 
Simply comment below using your real name with, “My Ultimate Study Tip Is:” followed by the piece of advice you think will help other members as they prepare for exams.

Deadline to enter is January 29, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.  

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Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest. Good luck! 

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Early Acceptance Question
Hello everyone! :) 

Just a tad bit confused about early acceptances. How do they work? Do universities look at top 6 grade eleven average, or all the grade eleven courses you took? Also, if you took grade twelve courses in grade eleven, do they only look at those?

Thanks so much!!
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BC applicants please help!
Hey guys I am a BC applicant and I am so confused with the sending transcript yourself thing. I applied for
McMaster Health Science
Western Medical science
U of T Life science (biology)
SFU Biological science
UBC science
McGill Science

and on the OUAC it says I need to arrange for transcripts to be sent of my final mid year marks. But my school is linear so we have 3 terms. What is midyear marks? term 1? since thats the only final mark we have in january/february. Also, do we still self report. I'm so confused. The sending transcript is only for OUAC universities right? Please help!
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chances of admission?
Hi guys,so i just need to know if i have a chance of getting into any of the unis i have applied to. Ive applied to york(shulich bba) , Western(management ivey) , UOFT(rotman) , UBC(sauder) and mcgill(bcom)
I also applied to waterloo for afm but got rejected cos i didnt have an A in O level english, which was a prerequisite(i was unaware of this when applying). I have checked the admission sites of the other unis i have applied to and they do not require an A in english.
 So my question is if my grades and ECs are good enough to get into the remaining unis.
My AS level grades are As in accounts,maths and economics and a C in physics(which i have now dropped)
My predicted grades are also 3 As
In O levels i got 3A* 2A 4B
My ECs are: 60 hours of comm service for a non-profit healthcare organization(SINA)
60 hours of volunteering at A local hospital
20 hours of comm service teaching at a school for underprivileged kids
month long internship at Ernst and Young
month long internship at NIB bank
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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!
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I was wondering what my chances were of making AEO 
i was hoping for BMOS + IVEY 
and how hard is it to maintain the 80 for BMOS 

calc/vectors - 92
eng - 84 but im hoping for an 88 for final
advanced functions - 92
business - 94
chem - 92
bio - 83

avrg - 90.16

ECs - 
in school
im in about 5 clubs, 4 conferences, and 2 major events
so about 11 things.. but i think the supp app only requires 3 major ones

out of school
i volunteer at two places (every week at one and every month at another)

ive tutored and babysat 

thank you!!
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Virtual High School (VHS) for MHF4U?

Does anyone have information regarding taking MHS at VHS? Reason being, I'm doing terrible in MHF in dayschool right now (67%) and am looking to upgrade it to 90%+. Is this hard to achieve in VHS? Further, I have it in dayschool right now, so will I be able to take it at two places at the same time - is this an advisible move?

Any help whatsoever would help!

Thank you,
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Need Help Enrolling in ILC
Hi! Im in grade 12, currently attending a local public high school. I can't seem to wake up on time and get my butt to school. I want to attend school but I just don't have power to get up in the morning. I am able to do assignments, I just can't get to school. With ILC, it would be a lot easier for me to complete my OSSD.

I would like to enrol in ILC but I don't know how to start the process. Can someone help me?
Could I get into an ivey league business school?
Extra curriculars

-qualified for senior nationals in swimming
-ranked top 10 in Canada for swimming
-team captain on swim teams in school and outside school
-level 8 clarinet player
-sectional leader in band
-attended numerous leadership camps
-exec on athletic council
-city arts competition champion
I have a job at a drug store, and have a 92% average right now. I'm currently in gr 11, but I want to know if I'm on the right track to be where I want to be. I've already heard all the crap university of western gets from ppl saying it's not an "ivey league school", so pls don't comment with that kind of repetitive negativity here. Thanks for any help!!
McMaster's Health Science
If anyone is currently enrolled in the McMaster's Health Science program or knows someone who is enrolled in the program, if you could share their admission average, that would be great :). Just trying to get a sense of where I need to be. Also, If you have any advice for writing supplementary applications, I'd really appreciate it.
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Did anyone start their Uoft Engineering OSP?
Hey! Just curious to know if anyone start their OSP. If so, how much have you done?
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How difficult is the math in BMOS? AEO
Hi, I'm currently a grade 12 student who will be applying to Western + AEO, the only reason I'll probably get AEO ( If I do ) is because they don't count math in your top 6 (Ivey) , otherwise my average will be around 85% because of math, which is good enough for BMOS.

Is the math in BMOS hard? I'm terrible, lol .. I don't want to take the risk and do something like geography and have a useless degree in case I mess up and don't make it into Ivey!

I'm great at business Ex. 99% Management (only one in my school), and 95% in Intl. Business, but in math I'm inn the low 60's : /

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Ottawa Health Science GPA!?!
So recently I got accepted at Ottawa Health Science.Though I live in GTA and universities like york are closer to me, I would love to shift there.My only question is which one gives you a higher GPA!? Please don't jump to conclusions, I work very hard for my marks but sometimes there is a minute difference in an acceptance and GPA matters WHOLE LOT. I plan to become a dentist and I see no other career plans for.


1.)Do you think I am better off going to another Ontario University for health science close to home!? If so which one do you recommend!?

2.)Is Ottawa Health science (along with dentistry prereqs) possible to pull off a good GPA!? This is necessary as the GPA required is nearly the same as Med Schools.

Thank you so much in Advance!
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When does Western start to give out acceptances?
I applied to BMOS + AEO 2 weeks ago and was wondering when do they start giving out acceptances for bmos 

Btw 4 courses completed 91% average, and good ecs
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Tips on Doing Good with a Horrible Teacher?
I have a teacher who is unfair towards the way she evaluates students. She's not bad at teaching, she is just horrible at evaluating what she taught. A big chunk of your mark comes from quizzes. Her quizzes are not all hard, but they are all pop. In the middle of a lesson she will tell you to pack up and theres a quiz. She takes of 10% per mistake-regraldess of how small or large. If theres one mistake, she'll count it all wrong. 
I know thatI know my physics. She even told me that my mark (in the low 80's) does not reflect how much I know, that it should be higher. I don't know how to make my grade go higher to where it normally is, like where all my other grades are, (in the mid-high 90's). Any tips?
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Best business undergraduates programs to apply to in Ontario??
I was wondering what undergrad programs are the best for accounting or finance for 2015 in Ontario? Please list the top 5, and also list the averages. I need an idea for what programs to apply for.
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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.

Example:              1. My trusty Herschel backpack
                               2. Red TOMS shoes
                               3. My lucky pen
                              ~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics

Reply to this thread now for your chance to be featured!
Career Confusion
I understand that many careers are in demand (engineering, nursing, accounting), and it is very likely for these majors to get jobs after university. But if all students pursue these majors, wont there be an oversaturation of these majors and other positions will not be able to be filled? Dont we need some people to pursue arts and sciences?Someone please explain this philisophy.
Ethics, Society, and Law at University of Toronto
I was considering applying to Social Sciences at  University of Toronto in order to major in Ethics, Society, and Law. Is anyone here enrolled in it that can give some insight in terms of how it is in general, such as workload, opportunities, et cetera. Thanks!
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Ryerson Criminology
Hey everyone, so I'm thinking of applying to Ryerson for Criminology and I have a few questions.
1; What are the course requirements because I can't seem to find them 
2: If Ryerson considers my grade 11 marks for early acceptance; would they count ALL of my marks or just a few? Thanks to all those who see this!
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Find those small scholarships
Im currently looking to a apply to a bunch of small scholarships but cannot find them! any tips and tricks for finding those small scholarships that not many people look at?
biology tips
yorks average just for biology or biomedical science. I'm doing poorly in biology and i want to improve, how do i improve?
KICA grading system?
i was interested in knowing how many of you are affected by the KICA system and what your thoughts on it are? has it helped you academically?
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