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ViRTUAL High School
Hey guys has anyone take calculus and vectors with virtual high school online
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Ivey HBA 2015 Chances and Advice?
Hi everyone! I was wondering what my chances are of getting into Ivey HBA? I'd really appreciate it if someone could chance me or give me any advice!

Laurier econ with projected GPA at 79%. I know my GPA's really really low. I just want to know if i have a shot. 

VP of a business club - lead a team of 6
Corp Relations Director on a charity
Won a couple of business competitions

Internship - Accounting in industry
Internship - Real estate - A/R, A/P clerk work 
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Has anyone done a course with Ontario Virtual School?
I want to do Calculus and Vectors with OVS, and was just wondering how it was? If it's easier than day school and how the exams work? Any information will be appreciated
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RCMP Officer or Lawyer?
I'm torn between the two jobs right now. I like law and law enforcement but I can't choose. With law, I would have to work very hard to get into law school and would probably be in heavy debt. I would also have to find a job for law and not to be shallow, I would like to make a significant amount of income well over 6 figures. With RCMP, I would probably have no problem getting in. RCMP officers have good benefits as well and the day on the job is also different. In terms of income, i would make a decent amount but I'm not sure if the job would be a lifetime job when I'm in my 50's. If this helps as well, I am a female. Please help!
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B.A Economics with Finance or BBA Finance at Laurier for jobs in banking.
Hey I am in Grade 12 and I am considering BBA and Econ at Laurier only. I was wondering if there was a difference when it came to getting jobs in the finance industry. I checked Laurier's course requirements for both BBA Finance and BA in Economics and Finance and the only difference seems to be that BBA focuses more on general business, marketing and HR topics, and Econ with Finance only replaces those courses with economics related courses. Not accounting for Co-op, which is the more viable option for getting a job in Finance?
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Honours v. BBA
I heard that honours in a degree is not as good as a bachelor's in a degree, is this true?
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Chances at Ivey HBA Transfer 2015?
GPA: 82~% from first 2 years (projected)

Three main ECs
- VP Finance of religious club at my university
- Writer for school newspaper
- Student Director of student organization at my university

Other Activities:
Volunteer for Animal Rights Event

Work experience: Cashier for 5 months

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Can I apply to U of T Computer science and then mathematical and physical sciences as my backup?
I know that you can only apply to one program per faculty at U of T and that you have a maximum of 3 program choices. But can I indicate that mathematical and physical sciences is my second choice behind computer science despite them both belonging to the arts and science faculty?
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Grade Curving?
I've heard the term grade curving used a lot on the forums and I was just wondering what it is and why its bad?
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Double majoring
I plan on going to U of T on a Computer Science program. But then I also wish to double major to a pure math program. I know that we can't declare our major yet on first year.... so how am I supposed to apply considering there is no option for double major in our applications? Should I just apply to one first then apply for the double major once I get in and declare my major? Which should I apply first, Computer Science or Math?

Thanks in advanced
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UTSC Management?
Why doesn't anyone here talk about UTSC Co-op Management? Apparently it has a great co-op program and gives you a years experience before the work force.

Consider this, Queens and Ivey are successful because numerous amounts of students are from privileged backgrounds. They already have connections with their parents = job. 

At UTSC, you're saving money by staying home in addition you get a UFT degree plus coop experience. IMO, its better than Rotman and Schulich and it is extremely underrated. 

Maybe high school kids overvalue prestige. I don't know, just my opinion, thoughts? 
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Carleton vs. UWO for Criminology
Hi Yconic members. I am a current grade 12 student looking to study Criminology next year at university, and am deciding between Criminology at UWO and Criminology & Criminal Justice at Carleton. It would be great if a current Western or Carleton student could give me their school experience in a nutshell. I would also like Criminology students from either school to share any specific insight on the program if possible. 

I have toured Western and loved the campus. I plan on touring Carleton shortly- but a few friends who have toured it had good things to say.

Additional questions for Western students:

-Is Prof. Luton manageable? I know that she teaches a lot of socio/ crime courses, and have heard many negative reviews.
-How is the food?
-Do you like the Crim program?
-What % of your classes are electives?
- Are there any biking/running trails near Western?
- Is the partying scene overexcessive? I want to find a balance between having fun and studying.
-What is the ethnical breakdown at UWO?
-Do you find that the campus is too spread out? Do you think that some residences are too far from campus?
-Are there fun things to do in London?
-If you went back in time, would you choose Western again?

Additional questions for Carleton students:

-How easy is it to maintain the 4 year renewable scholarships? 
- How is the food at Carleton?
- What % of your classes are electives?
-Are there a lot of commuters at Carleton?
- How is the Crim program? Is it true that you can obtain summer internships with the government or the RCMP through the crime. program?
- Are there any running/ biking trails on or near campus?
- Do you find the underground tunnels useful?
- How is the social life? How is the party scene?
-What is the ethnical breakdown at Carleton?
-Do you feel like Carleton is isolated from the rest of Ottawa?
- Are there fun things to do in Ottawa?
- If you went back in time, would you choose Carleton again?

Thank you for reading this. Also, please do not give me negative comments on pursuing an arts degree in Criminology. I understand that it is not a popular choice, but I feel as though it is the right choice for me.

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Law School
What can you do to ensure acceptance at law school apart from getting good grades? Do internships and co-op help. And which universities grade adequately for BA's?
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Grade 12 French or Economics?
Both courses shouldn't be too difficult. I've taken french in grades 9, 10, and 11 with finals of >90 and grade 11 accounting with a 95. Both the teachers who are teaching Grade 12 French and Economics are not hard.
Next semester, I have calc&vectors, economics, chem, and data. Calc and chem are going to be hard; data, economics, and french shouldn't be too difficult.
My dilemma is whether i should switch out economics for french. I'm planning on going into life sci (thinking about med) and I'm not sure which course would be more beneficial to me. It would seem to be a waste not to take grade 12 french since I've already taken 9, 10 and 11. I heard that you get a certificate for finishing french. Does anyone know if its useful at all and what it looks like?
Also, economics seems to be more useful since having basics in business is very useful for future careers, especially if i want to open my own clinic.
Taking a spare is out of the question since i need one of the two courses to raise my average and be a "non-tech, non-math, and non-science" course for Mcmaster's requirement. 
Any suggestions or eye-openers will be highly appreciated.
Thanks! :)
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Completely Torn Between Guelph, Western and Queens?
Hoping to go into math... I like partying but I would like to be in a community where you're not 'just a number'. I don't even know what I'm looking for anymore I'm so torn between the three. Any advice would be hugely appreciated from current/past students !!
Honestly this is how the world will perceive you - Tier 1,2,3,4
Tier 1 
1. HYPSM, Cambridge, Oxford 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Border
1.5. California Institute of Technology, Columbia U, Cornell, University of California Berkeley , University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, ICL, Brown University
Tier 2 
2.0. University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University College London, Duke University,  Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, UCLA, UMichigan, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Boston University, Dartmouth College, University of Southern California
Tier 3
KCL, University of Wisconsin, University of Melbourne, UCSD, UCSF, Washington Uni in St. Louis, McGill University, University of Edinburgh, UC Davis, Penn State,Georgia Institute of Technology, UCSB, Emory University

Tier 4 
Nobody cares where you went, don't expect people to respect you for your undergrad education. Your personality will help tho. 
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Software Developer?
Is becoming a Software Developer worth it? Is it a good job, that is easy to get after Uni?
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Will dental hygienists become in demand later in the near future. I also heard that denturists are also in demand as well due to baby boomers. Can someone fill me in on this?

thank you :)
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Do you recommend taking Biology 11 online?

Hi everyone,

I'm planning to take all three sciences (phy, chem, bio) in my grade 11 year. I'm definitely taking phy and chem in school. But I'm still indecisive whether to take Bio 11 in school or online? Any recommendations? Also, if any of you guys took Bio 11 online before, what was it like for you?

So I think Ivey is too hard to get in, my chances are; studying economics or stg like that in Western or to skip Western(cause Ivey s not gonna happen) and prefer Brock's business studies(accounting I think) or SFU's business school??? what do you say
maybe you can suggest something else? guys please I wanna read some comments
(I care about the education reputation aand ofcourse the social life)
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Hello All,

I am going to make this as detailed as possible to maximize the quality of the responses and the insight I obtain from them. All responses will be greatly appreciated not only by me but from all university applicants interested in pursuing similar career paths.

Most Probable Top 6 for Semester One:
-English (97)
-Advanced Functions (96)
-Math of Data Management (91)
-Analyzing Current Economic Issues (94)
-Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (94)
-International Business Fundamentals (85)

Universities/Programs I Applied to:
1. Schulich School of Business - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Specializing in Finance and Economics  
2. Ted Rogers School of Management - Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMM) in Business Management with Co-op - Majoring in Economics and Management Science - Minoring in Finance
3. Degroote School of Business - Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Honours BCOM) with Internship - Minoring in Accounting and Financial Management Services

My EC's:
-DECA Chapter Member (Competed in Provincial Competition Ranking Top 3 in Ontario, Competed in Stock Market Game Ranking Top 3 in Atlantic Region)  
-Vice-President of Financial Literacy Investment Club
-Interactively participating in all aspects of management of family pizza business
-Stock Trader Since the Age of 14

My Questions:
1. Is my estimated average higher than the cut-off at all three of my programs choices?
2. If I don't get my first choice (Schulich), which option would be a better choice, Ted Rogers or Degroote? Consider that I will be staying at home and I live in downtown Brampton, ON. I like the prestige of Schulich, location and campus of Ted Rogers and the trading floor at Degroote.
3. How hard is the academic life at these schools in comparison to each other? Is it much more intensive than having 3 university level courses in high school per semester?
4. Hows the social life at these schools in comparison to each other? I heard Schulich, although it may be one Canada's best business schools, has a very poor social life. I have heard similar things about Ted Rogers as well, maybe because it is also a commuter school.
5. I realize that the value of a degree comes from how successful you are in achieving it, but which one of those schools offers the best career outlook? I am interesting in pursuing my masters degree, accounting certification and then going on into investment banking.
6. Are my EC's solid enough to use for my Schulich supplementary application? Any advice or suggestions?
7. What are the interview questions for the Schulich video interview? Any tips?
8. Other than the Schulich entrance scholarship, what other scholarships should I apply to?
9. Any other helpful/insightful/interesting advice?

Thank You!
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What are my chances of getting accepted to Queens/ Mcmaster??
Hey guys, I want to go into engineering and I'm starting to get worried about my grades. I currently have a 88 ish average and I was wondering if that is enough to get accepted to Queens/Mcmaster,UFT engineering. Queens being the one I would prefer most.

My grades were as follow in Grade 11:

English 84
French Immersion 95
American HIstory 82
Biology 87
Functions 94
Chem 85
Physics 85
Travel and Tourism 96

In grade 12, Ive already taken english in summer school and got an 88 and currently, my marks are as follow

Advanced Functions 89
Data Management 97
Chemistry 81 (teacher is an ass)

What are the chances of me getting accepted? I am really scared cause im just above the lowest competitive average for the schools. Plus,my extracurriculars are terrible (only have french tutoring), on a side note, what are some other good engineering universities I should apply to? I am thinking of going into chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering or some other IT related field. i am aware that the computer sciences are easier to get in but I'm still focusing on the engineering.
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Will this impact my chances?
I feel like my possibly(in the range) 69-79 in MCR3U will impact my application towards
1) Waterloo
for Computer Science. The reason why I have a really terrible mark in grade 11 Math is because I tend to not try, and dont put any effort into work. All I have been doing for the past 5 tests is memorize the concept(I know, I shouldnt do this) instead of trying to understand it. I only do this because I know I really don't need to, not until grade 12 atleast, because in grade 12; I am going full out in school. But I was wondering, will this low math mark impact my application towards these Unis?  

 Thank you!
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