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Do grade 11 marks matter for Queens and McGill?
Please answer this honestly! Do not sugarcoat. In grade 11, lets say a student gets the following marks: biology 76%, chemistry 72%, anthropology 78%, religion 81%, functions 59%, accounting 70%, english 80%, and french 81%...yes these marks are very bad. The student is now in grade 12, and has applied to arts at queens and mcgill university. The student has a 94 average, with english being a 90% (only prerequisite course along with 5 other U/M courses). Will they get in? Assuming the student doesn't care about early acceptance.
Grade 12 Maths and Sciences
Can you compare the difficulty of advanced functions (and calculus and vectors if possible) to functions as well as 12 biology, chemistry and physics to their grade 11 counterparts? also any tips on how to maintain or even increase my average in these classes would be great (currently they're all at low-mid 90's) :)
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University HELPP!!
Hello, I am going into grade 12 next year and am deciding which universities to apply to. I am completely interested in business. I do not care about the location of my university nor the tuition fees. I would just like to know which one of these universities is the hardest to get admitted to: UWO Ivey AEO, Queens Smith, McGill Desautels, UBC Sauder, UTSG Rotman, and York Schulich. My average is 92 but like which university has the lowest acceptance rate and which one would you say is the easiest to gain admissions to?
Thank you
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Do guidance counselors allow you to change classes cause you don't like the teacher?
I had this terrible math teacher for grade 11 and i only got 87, and now I have him for grade 12 and I'm afraid it's gonna be baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad............................. even the smartest in our grade only got 90
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Grade 12 Math
I am redoing Grade 12 Pre-Calc online as I got a bad mark (high 70s), (i did it in gr.11 the first time around), will Sauder care? Will anyone besides Eastern business schools care? Currently, I just have my online school exam to write and my mark is in the high 90s, I had gotten a 92 in Grade 11 and I will be taking AP Calculus 12 next year. If I do really well the second time around in Pre-Calc 12 and really well in AP Calc as well, will universities (specifically UBC) overlook my 77 the first time around?
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RLCs????
Hey guys
I just wanted to ask how helpful are RLCs 
Im going to be attending laurier for bba/fin math this fall and forgot to register for an RLC when completing my res app.
And now im worried i made a huge mistake.
Any feed back would be helpful
Thanks!!!!
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Are graphing calculators allowed on tests in high school?
I'm in the TDSB. I know programmable ones aren't allowed. Are there non-programmable graphing calculators?  + Is it useful to own one (programmable ones) even if they're not allowed in exams, say for doing work on your own? Are calculators like these allowed in university? Or only scientific calculators only allowed throughout one's academic career?
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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 
- OSAP
- 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

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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General Business Program
I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a difference in tuition cost for business in:
1. University of Laurier (?)
2. University of Waterloo (?)
3. University of Guelph ($10,000/year)
4. McMaster University (?)
Med School from Engineering
Is it possible to get into med school from a BASc or BEng? I love the idea of helping people with tangible products, and i really like physics. Am i setting myself uo for failure?
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NEED HELP! ILC COURSES!!!!
Ok guys I need your help, 
Ill be starting school in September and will have 4 uni courses.. but im thinking of taking three courses on ILC (grade 12 bio, chem and advanced functions) because I need them as pre-reqs. for a program I want to get into.. Ill be going to school in a different province and the only time ill be back in ontario is in december for about two weeks and then april. 

My questions are: 
is there a way for a university to know that I am currently completing the pre-reqs or do the ilc courses have to be completed before i apply?

If i dont finish the courses in time for december or the time to apply to a different university program will I still be able to send a transcript after april?

How long does it usually take to schedule an exam, Ill be back in december for two weeks and i was thinking of having all the courses finished so that I could just take the exam here and get it over with. Or would it be easier to schedule an exam in the province that I will be staying in.

is it possible to finish three courses in about three/four months?

how long does one unit take to complete? how many hours do you usually spend a day on an ilc course?

I hope it makes sense, it might be a little confusing but I would really really really appreciate all the help!! 






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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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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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First year Med Sci student, happy to answer questions!
UPDATE: keep track of my journey through my blog (https://followmetomd.wordpress.com/)! After numerous comments on this forum, I decided to start up my own blog to help guide all that are interested in pursuing medicine, and keep you guys updated on my journey. Follow my blog, and do not hesitate to leave comments with questions, comments, suggestions that you may have. Cheers!

Hi, I am currently attending University of Western Ontario for the Medical Sciences Program.
I am happy to answer any questions that anyone may have about the program, course load, and overall experience at Western! 

A bit about myself:
I attended a high school within Ontario and received my acceptance to Med Sci in January (or early February?). I was also accepted to multiple science programs from other universities including, but not limited to: U of T, Waterloo, York, McMaster, Queen's, Ryerson, and Guelph. 


Post questions down below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible! 
Advanced function and calculus
Okay so I'm returning for a post graduate year and was originally going to attend university for an Arts degree. I now would like to have the option of transferring into a business program second year. Currently I am at a grade 10 level of mathematics due to stopping. Now that it is summer I would like to learn everything to prepare ahead. I have a grade 12 advanced functions textbook and I plan on working my way all the way up from grade 9-12 using Khan Academy..is this a tangible method? Will I be able to understand this on my own considering this? How long should it take? What are some tips
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biomed eng. at Waterloo.
Hi,

I'm about to start my second year at Marianopolis in Health Science. I also did 2 years of IB in high school and kept doing volunteering at a local hospital as well as was in several math/ physics competitions.  I would like to apply to Biomedical Engineering at Waterloo. I was wondering how they will evaluate my file. Will they ask for both Cegep and high school grades ? Will my IB grades help in any way ? What are the chances of getting accepted ? My average in high school was around 87 and in college it's around 80+. What are the cut off ranges for cegep/ib students ? What are my chances of getting accepted (the advisors at my college aren't helpful)
Thank you ! 
UTSC 3rd Year Co-op Management Ask Me Anything!
Hi Everyone, 

I post a lot here and I figured I just do a AMA. Please note that this is going to be a serious discussion so if you feel the need to troll this thread, please do it elsewhere or just don't do it at all. It really doesn't contribute to anything. A lot of HS seniors are spending the winter holidays working on their university applications so hopefully I can shed some light on UTSC Co-op Management which is really under rated on this forum and maybe some of you will consider applying. That said, I will be as objective as I can but there will be some bias.

Schools I applied to in Grade 12:
Rotman Commerce
UTSC Management Co-op
Queen's Commerce
Waterloo AFM
Schulich
Brock BAcc
Ryerson BComm

Background
90% HS average
Completed 2 co-ops at Fortune 500 Company and will be doing third term at same 
2 Study Terms Left
Interviews for First Co-op: Banks, GE, Small Accounting Firms
Second Co-op: Multiple Return Offers
Third Co-op: Banking, same company, 3 interviews, one dinner application process.  Other interviews: GE, London Office Capital Markets, Financial Analyst 

What is the difference between Co-op vs. Internships? 

Many employers are opting to choose this route because of a tax credit. What does this do for the student? Well, since the employer is receiving a credit, they can choose to pay you more. Example: Pay you $15,000 but they get $3000 back so they are really paying you $12,000. To do this, you need to be a student enrolled in an accredited co-op program. http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/cetc.

Co-op programs and jobs are regulated by a board meaning there is a standard that employers and schools have to meet. For UTSC personally, the co-op department screens every job and ensures that every job is relevant. Will you find secretary only positions? Nope but you might have some administrative duties in your job mandate. There are compensation standards and so on. All co-op schools have a job portal exclusive to co-op students. While the jobs can be found on TalentEgg and Linkedin and so on, the advantage comes in the 1st round and continuous round and Ranking System. 

Finally, co-op programs allow for more opportunity. Most jobs posted in the Winter and Fall semester are only for co-op students to apply meaning instead of only getting to apply for summer internships, you can get 3 semesters a year for a chance. Some industries like accounting hire more in the Winter. For UTSC, they allow us so much flexibility in the length of our work term (4,8,12 months) as well as our sequence order. A study did show that on average co-op students get an 11% higher starting salary on full time offers because of the experience. There are not that many co-op schools in Canada compared to non co-op. The job qualities are the exact same. You can do IB or Consulting in the Fall or Winter.

Let's begin!

Note that everything said here is purely my opinion and not of my employer or university. 

EDIT: This site is a bit weird, when a new response is made I have to scroll through the thread to find it. If I miss your question, please post it on the bottom.
Rising 2nd Year at Queen's Commerce. Ask me what you want to know about the program.
I used to browse these forums before I went to uni. Looking back on them now, I see a huge amount of disinformation and trolling that is absolutely hilarious to me. 

Ask me any questions you might have about Queen's, Queen's Commerce, or business schools in Canada in general. I will do my best to answer. 
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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 

PLEASE HELP AM FREAKING OUT
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)