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McMaster ArtSci Current Student, ask me anything about Mac/Rez! :)
I'm a first year student at Mac in the Arts & Science program. If any of you are unsure of what you want to do with your uni education/life in general, Artsci might be the place for you! It's a super awesome community of great, intelligent people and I already love it so much :) If you have any questions about McMaster/ArtSci/the SuppApp/Science/social life/rez life/applying/anything, feel free to ask!
Quick Dalhousie Undergrad Acceptance?
I applied for Dalhousie's Bioveterinary Science program a week ago, and I received the letter of acceptance to the program from Dalhousie today. I thought universities take a few months at least to review applications.
Does Dalhousie even look at my grades? I haven't even sent my transcripts yet. 
Or is it because the program is extremely non-competitive??

I'm so confused :/ what is this :((((

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McMaster Applicants 2015
Posted this thread for everyone who applied to Mac this year.

If you get an offer from McMaster, let us know when and what program.

Applied for Life sciences and Physical Sciences

Admission Info links:

2015 Admissions cut offs:
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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.  

How to Win: 
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. 

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

*See full rules and regulations ( https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/206119646--Ultimate-Study-Tip-Contest-Rules)

Mcgill Arts
Hi all! I was Just curious as I am in grade 11 about Mcgill Arts. 

My top 5 avg is a 90%, but my total average, weighted is an 88. Of course i could improve that next year  if it is not good enough, but with the grades I currently have Is it safe to say that I have a decent shot?
A response would be well appreciated! 
Engineering Applicants for Fall 2016
Hey guys, so we were given codes to OUAC a couple days ago, so I figured some of you may have already started applying. Just to get a feel of where everyone's looking just post your schools and grades below. Hopefully we all get in where we want!

Waterloo - Mechatronics, Software, Computer
Western - general (looking at software after)
McMaster - general (looking at software after)
U of T - Eng Sci (looking at Electrical and Computer after)

AVG = 94.5%
Adv Func (double weighted) - 97
English - 96
Chem - 90
Physics (gr 11) - 91
Comp Sci (gr 11) - 97

- student council president (once in grade 10 and once again in grade 12)
- Model UN
- Robotics Team lead programmer
- Badminton Team Leader
- Link Crew Commissioner (lead the gr 12's and 11's in link crew themselves)
- Present to many people from around the world on technology and the new generation (includes people from France and Netherlands) and now heading to the EdTech Summit 2016 to present there
- 250 volunteer hours
- student of excellence at my school for 2014/2015 
Western MIT/Ivey HBA or Waterloo GBDA or UTM CCIT for career in advertising/marketing?
Not sure if this thread already exists here, but all the threads that I've seen so far that remotely discuss my concerns usually have one reply or no reply at all, so I thought I'd start my own.

I wanted to compare my current top 3 choices for university. I'm interested in any program where I can have practical experience (through internships, course itself, etc) in graphic design while also learning general business fundamentals (preferably in marketing). 

My current choices are Western MIT/Ivey HBA, Waterloo GBDA, or University of Toronto (Mississauga) CCIT. 

Anyone have anything to say about any of these programs?
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Good Universities/Programs for someone interested in Accounting?
Hey, I'm a grade 11 student in Ontario as of now, and I understand that I'm not applying to university yet. I feel as if I should plan ahead just so I know what to expect in regards to admissions. Do any of you guys have any suggestions on good accounting programs that give quality education, and are worth attending? I probably won't be able to get into very top tier schools anyway, as my first semester midterm average is at 89% with English 3U, Accounting 3M, Phys Ed, and Chemistry 3U. I aim to head towards the CPA path after graduating from university. 

I've head about Brock's BAcc program; still deciding if I should I apply or not. Do I have to take coop to actually succeed, or is it fine not doing co-op?

Does Ottawa have a good program? They also offer Co-Op

And what about guelph? 
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High School Class of 2016 Offers of Admissions
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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Help me improve my ECs
I want to go to school for business but the problem is that im not the smartest. I have a 91 average but that's the absolute highest I can go. (91 is normally good but the problem is that everyone has such high marks nowadays). So I need to help how do I improve. If you knew me you'd now I'm not cocky im just trying to do what everyone wants.. To get into university. 
1) President/Founder of Young Liberals in my riding. Over 200 hours helping with Municipal/Federal Elections
2) VP of my schools DECA chapter 
3)  Food Bank Volunteer, Part of the youth council at the Food Bank
4) Youth ministry Leader at Church, member of my school's chaplaincy team
5) Part Time Retail Job, Internship at Insurance Firm
6) Model UN 
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Can I get from an 79 to an 86 in advanced functions?
I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question but is it possible to go from an 79 to an 86 in advanced functions? I was at an 83 and midterm (close to my goal) then I did so bad on an assignment, got about a 38 on it. I got plenty of 100s, high 90s and high 80s, but occassionally got 60s in a section which brought my overall mark down. I believe that I have the capability to work hard and do good, but is it possible for me to get a 86? I think i have two units left(probably 2-4 quizzes and 2 tests) and my exam which is worth 30% of my overall mark. With first semester almost gone, can I bring my mark up on time? :(
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Waterloo math contests
Im in grade 12 right now and i have advanced functions this semester, i will be writing the Canadian Senior math contest this wednesday the 25th. I was doing past contests online and i am unable to get a lot of the answers right, we havent even learned most of the material that is on the math contest. I feel like i will honestly fail this, should i still write it or no? and does waterloo care about what you get on the contest or do they only care if you wrote it?
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Brock's Accounting or Waterloo's AFM?
I will be applying for unis in a short amount of time. I have researched a bit into this, but I'm still confused. Which one is better overall? 
1) Which program is better? Are they both alike?
2) Which co-op is better?
3)Which uni is better, as in its environment, people, professors. 
4)Would employer's really care what uni you went to amongst the two, if you have a CPA and good co-op experience? 
ANY other information is welcome!
Students who are going to these unis for the Accounting program, please help me! Although anyone is welcome to answer!

Thank you for your answers!

Waterloo private zchool
I have physics and English in private school I'm applying to comp sci, they ask for reason why you took non day school so am I screwed ?
Ontario Co-op Marks
So last year (grade 11) I took a co-op that was worth 2 credits and got a 95. Earlier today I was talking to a uOttawa rep and he said that for early acceptance they take your top 5 grade 11 marks and calculate the average. I was wondering if my co-op mark would count twice in my total average or just once? 
If my co-op counts as 1 mark i would have had a 80 average but if it's 2 then I had a 85... 
How does ivey hba work
I'm really interested in going to engineering and I'm considering western mostly because of the dual degree with HBA. But I don't want to go to western if I'm not going to get into the dual program. So how does the addmision process work, do I apply to it in my first year of undergrad? What are the  specific qualifications I need to be accepted, and if I meet all the qualifications am I guaranteed a spot in the dual degree program?
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Is rotman really strict with their calc and English marks?
I have a 88% average right now but my calc and English are only mid 70s. I'm trying to pull them both up to a 80 for queens commerce. But my main choice is Schulich and I'm taking data as well and that mark is very high. I'm doing really bad in vectors (we haven't done calc yet) so I don't think I can pull off a mid 80s. So should I not apply for rotman? I don't want to go there, but I thought it would be a backup until I saw you needed certain marks for English and calc.
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I can't seem to find any grade 12 average requirements on Sheridan's website. Does anyone know what grades I will need to get into the computer programming course?
University & College
Does anyone know if you can apply to Colleges & Universities? Reside in Ontario.
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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Official Q&A with Ivey Admissions and Recruiting
Welcome to this thread where you can ask me anything about the HBA Program and the student experience for all years at Western and Ivey.

To provide you with some background, I recently graduated from the Honors Business Adminstration Program (HBA) this past year and currently working with the school as the HBA Recruiting Associate. I work closely with most areas of the school, including the admissions committee, career management and faculty.

Throughout my years at Western and Ivey I have been involved in a wide variety of activities, most of my time was consumed with residence life and student government; although I have dabbled in a number of club executive positions, intramural activities and a number of different student jobs on campus.

This would be a great forum to dispel some rumours about the program and clear up some of the myths about Ivey. I look forward to our discussions.


Associate, HBA Recruiting
HBA & MSc Program Services

Richard Ivey School of Business
The University of Western Ontario
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Does attendance matter
I go to class maybe twice a weak. But my average is around 94. Will my poor attendance hinder my chance of going to uwaterloo or uoft for engineering. Will they reject me because of this or nah.plz help.
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Admission Questions? Ask a Current UBC Student!
Hi guys,

I always remember finding this forum really useful back when I was applying for universities in 2012, and I'd like to offer you the opportunity to actually get some hard knowledge about admissions rather than just hearsay. Though I'm in Sauder, I can answer any questions regarding direct entry to all UBC programs, Sauder transfer applications, and general university stuff.

You should all also take a look at the holy grail of UBC admissions, specifically table 18 where all admission averages for all programs for entry in 2013W are outlined.

Hope to see you all at UBC in September!