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I'm a Double Degree Student. Ask Me Anything.
Hey all.

Im a 2nd year BBA/BCS student at WLU and UW, based out of WLU. Feel free to ask me anything about DD, BBA at WLU, Math/CS at UW, student life in Waterloo, Co-op, etc. I am also quite familiar with Schulich, so I can try my best to answer questions about the BBA/iBBA program there.

Feel free to have any discussions about DD in here as well, it's always great to keep things together.

Cheers.

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In pharmacy but eventually want to go into MD?
I'll be going into my first year of university this fall. My plan is to get into pharmacy and then apply for MD as I'm completing my pharmacy. I'm just wondering, in what year will I be able to do so? Or will I have to complete my pharmacy degree completely and then apply into med school?
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
http://bhsc.mcmaster.ca/supp/sample_level1.pdf
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
1st Year Waterloo Software Engineering Student/Blogger AMA
Hey everyone,

I'm Bo and I've been around on this forum since forever ago. I just completed my first year of Software Engineering at uWaterloo and now I'm working at a startup in Waterloo for co-op. Back when I was in grade 12, I received offers to CS, Math/CPA, Double Degree, UofT EngSci, Schulich, and QC. Feel free to ask me anything! I also have a personal blog: https://bopeng.io which you guys can follow for tips and information related to University.
3 Programs at Waterloo Application Process
I heard you can only choose 3 programs to apply to at each university, however Waterloo's Engineering Faculty provides you with 2 options if you don't get into your first option. With that in mind, would this be applicable? 

Program 1: Computer Science
 
Program 2: Computer Engineering 
            a) Second option: Nanotechnology Engineering 
            b) Third Option: Mechatronics Engineering 

Program 3: Business Administration and Computer Science Double Degree
What to do with a Science Degree other than Medical/Pharmaceutical/Law/Dentistry
I'm supposed to be applying to Universities next year. I have a good interest in Science, mainly Bio and Chem. But, what do you do with a 4 year degree in the Scientific Field? What if one can't make it into med school, pharm school, dentistry or law? What do they do with their degree? Is it a waste?
Waterloo Application
Hi, i'm going to be applying to the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO this year. I'm thinking of applying to the following waterloo programs, in the following priority list. 

1. Computer Science
2. Computer Engineering
3. Mechatronics
4. Nanotechnology 

I'm predicting my average to be around 92% (with 98% - 100%  in Grade 12 physics, Calculus Advance functions) 

How many programs can you apply to at Waterloo? I'm n Ontario student. 
I honestly don't know what I want to do after high school?
Well, I'm going to grade 11 (I know I have time). I'm currently trying to decide what I want to do after graduating high school. Right now, University is pretty much my best option. My best interest would be in science, specifically Biology and Chemistry. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have a problem getting into University with my current marks, but I feel I'll have trouble getting into Medical or Pharmacy School. I'd definitely attempt medical or pharmacy school, but it seems almost impossible. I don't want to finish 4 years of university and not get into medical school that'd be a complete waste. Are there any science fields that aren't as hard to get into, but are still reputable? Even my parents are pressuring me into going into the Medical/Pharmacology field but I don't think I have what it takes to stand out from all the other applicants.
$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest
Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

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.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
Opinions on taking all 3 4U Maths?
I'm having a bit of a dilemma on deciding if I should be taking all 3 4U Maths this year. So far I have signed up for both Adv Functions and Calculus. While many of the business schools I am applying to will not require all 3 Maths, many of my friends have recommended that I take Data because it is "easy" and will look better on my top 6 then say economics. I'm aiming for high 80's to low 90's in adv func and calc this year and am worried that taking data will just create more stress. I would say that I am good, but not super amazing at math, having gotten an 86 in grade 11 functions. Given my circumstances would anyone recommend taking data? I plan on applying to the following programs this year: Schulich (#1), Queens (#2), Rotman (#3), Waterloo AFM (#4), Laurier (#5), and depending on my SAT scores SJSU. My top 6 (assuming I don't take data) looks like this:

English 
Calculus
Advanced Functions
International Business (M)
Financial Accounting (95% taken in Grade 11) (M)
Economics

Is this a good enough course load for the following schools? Or will Data be better and make my application a lot better? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Help With Physics
So I'm going to be taking grade 12 physics in a few days. I didn't do that well in physics 11. I was hoping you all would have advice for doing well this year. Thanks!
Grade 11 Schedule Help
Hi, I recently received my grade 11 schedule and I'm debating on whether or not to make some changes. 

First Semester 
Functions 
Accounting 
Law
Anthropology 

Second Semester
Chemistry 
French 
Physics 
English 

I think it's best if I left my schedule the way it is because I've heard functions is hard and I want to solely focus on that subject without any other heavy course loads interfering with the way I work. If I switched Accounting or Anthropology to second semester, I wouldn't have English or French with the original teachers who mark really easy.

My questions are do you guys think I should make changes to my schedule? How hard is it to work with two science courses in the same semester? Are there heavy course loads for Accounting, Law, and Anthropology?  
should i take international business online or in school?
i have a tough first semester and was wondering if i take online course for international business then i will have a spare for that time. and are the deadlines hard to meet?
McMaster Health Science or McGill Health/Life Sciences?
Both programs are rated very highly... I'm not sure which I should choose if I want to go into medical school in order to become a doctor
DO PEOPLE STILL GET INTO THEIR CHOICE PROGRAMS WITHOUT TAKING A "RECOMMENED" course? NEED ADVICE...
Ok so I'm entering grade 11 and I'd like to major in pharmacology or human. Biology to be a pharmacist or doctor. My grade 11 courses are:

Anthropology 11
Chemistry 11
Math 11
Food and culture 11

2nd semester:
English 11
Bio11
Gym
Math12

OK SO I DIDNT TAKE PHYSICS BECAUSE MY SCHEDULE WOULD CHANGE TO:
Physics 
Chemistry
Math
English
For first semester. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A REALLY HEAVY COURSE LOAD!
Like imagine the hw id get each day. BUT AT THE SAME TIME I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD TAKE IT. BUT I ALREADY KNOW THAT ILL HAVE TO TAKE PHYSICS IN UNIVERISTY TO MAJOR IN SCIENCE. 
But I don't really care about that right now, my main priority is actually getting accepted first. Which won't happen unless my marks are high.

ALSO don't tell me any bs about dropping grade 12 math, because I FEEL LIKE ITS A REALLY GOOD IDEA SINCE ILL BE LESS STRESSED IN GRADE 12.

1. DO UNIVERSITIES CARE ABOUT RECCOMMENED COURSES IN TERMS OF ADMISSION?

2. SHOULD I TAKE PHYSICS AND HAVE A TOUGH COURSE LOAD?

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR ADVICE!!

BTW HOW HARD WOULD SUMMER SCHOOL PHYSICS BE?







Nursing Hopefuls 2015!
Hey everyone!

I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:


1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year


So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)
Grade 12 Courses
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone has ever taken interdisciplinary studies IDC4U0 in grade 12?

If you have what were your marks? and how easy was it? 
thanks!
How Hard Is Mcmaster Artsci and iSci
I just discovered mac's integrated science and arts and science programs that only accept 60 people per year. Both programs are advertised as exclusive programs for exceptional students and the acceptance rate to both programs is about 10%. Are there any students who have been admitted to the program or are already in it? If so, please tell me how difficult these programs are and what it took to get into the program.
Help...
I am currently in grade 12, recently I have had an interest in physiotherapy so I have done some research. The research has not answered any of my questions thus far. I just wanted to know if I actually need physics to be able to study physiotherapy, as of now I am taking all university course, I am taking chemistry, biology, advanced functions, english, religion(required) and world issue. I just really need to know if physics is required so I can figure out if it fits into my timetable or if I have pick something else to study.
Is a Heavy Course Load Good?
The engineering science program at u of t is quite well known (at least in ontario), and is infamous for being too much work. My question is: is that amount of work worth it? I mean if you take a 6 courses each semester, then you'll learn a lot more compared to others in other programs. But the problem is that you'll only be doing the homework or the task assigned to you that is due soon. There is no time for you to learn freely, dig into a subject a bit deeper, and nurture your curiosity. You can't really get anywhere far if you only have time to do your homework. So is it really worth it?
Do you agree that only extroverts can be good leaders?
If you ask someone to describe the perfect leader, they would say things like "outgoing, enthusiastic, energetic"... 

Do you agree that a good leader has to be extroverted? Or do you think introverts can be good leaders too?

Thoughts?
Am I In For a Surprise?
Just how much harder is uni in contrast to high school? If I am among the top of my class at the moment, can I expect to be a star student in a uni program like western med sci or queens commerce? Is it worth the risk to do an absolutely unemployable, but relatively easy BA at schools like queens, western, or mcgill in pursuit of getting into law school?
How did you decide which school/program you want to study?
I can't seem to decide what I want to study in the next 4 years or what occupation I want...
But here's a background about me:

1. I live in the GTA
2. I aim to study domestically
3. My academic weakness is hands down writing/english

Here are my courses I took last year and my grades:
Computer Science  89
Computer Technology  95
Physics  90
Biology  93
Accounting  97
Chemistry  92
English  85
Advanced Functions  97
Data Management  98

(There's 9 because I took summer school)

Here are all the grade 12 courses I am going to take/ already took

Advanced Functions
Data Management
Calculus and Vectors
English
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Computer Technology
Accounting

I don't know what I want to study and university applications are beginning in a few months
Can you guys share with me how you guys chose your program or what I should study?

Thank you! :D
Do I have what it takes to become a doctor?
I have always wanted to be able to aid someone and interact with people in my future occupation, so I am seriously considering becoming a doctor. However, there is no hiding the fact that medical school is very difficult to get into and I am unsure if my abilities will allow me to get admitted into medical school in order to become a doctor.

So I had some questions to ask:

1. Does it take a specific attitude/mindset or some characteristic in common to be able to get into medical school?

2. How big is the jump in terms of workload from high school to university to medical school?

3. What would be some knowledge or advice that you wish you had known before pursuing medicine?

4. What is the "ideal" mind set/ work ethic? (does work ethic play a large role?)


Sorry for the  abundance of questions and thanks for helping! :)