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Do you have to have a 90% average for all four years of high school to be nominated for Queen's Chancellor Scholarship? Anyone know of someone that got nominated without a 90% cumulative average and simply got the scholarship because they were one the few that applied?
I was wondering if there are any scholarships that U of T offers, that caters to aspiring Computer Science majors in particular? Perhaps scholarships that one could apply to based on academic performance, leadership skills and financial need?
queen's acceptance starts in dec but does anybody actually get accepted then? and is it just based off grade 11 marks until they get your sem 1 finals? AND do they only give early acceptance to people with really high averages or to everyone who meets their admission requirements/averages and has a decent pse?
I am third year student at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. I did a Bachelor's degree (Hons. BSc) in Biochemistry with a specialization of pathology of human disease at the University of Western Ontario. My GPA was 3.91 when I applied for pharmacy school.
Hi guys, I'm concerned with my current situation because I just applied with around 6 programs ish.
I'm lapping because I screwed up 1-2 courses last year and ended with an average of 74. Then, I decided to stay an extra semester and did not apply last year at all. The problem is, right now on the transcript does not show my marks for this semester because it's not over until January. But people told me to apply before the Christmas break so that's what I did.
With this semester, I can at least boost my average up to 83 ish. Just that right now they won't see it because mid-term does not show and so my concern is, will they look at my marks now without this unfinished semester then reject me, or they will wait for a bit until feb because i'm still at school? Also, does early acceptance have anything to do with me anymore since I already finished high school with enough grade 12 credits.
By the way, all the programs I applied for are york,, uts and trent for Poli Sci, and health studies at Mcmaster and york. These are all cut off for around 75-80.
I'm really interested in social work and I'm reading course descriptions on York University's website. There is one course, however, involving qualitative and quantitative data analysis. I'm terrible at math (high 60s low 70s) and receive high 80s or high 90s in pretty much everything else. Is this course difficult, is it required when in the program, and should I consider taking Grade 12 Data Management next semester? Thank you!
So I am a grade 11 student who is planning on applying for an early expectance to many of the major schools in Canada in the Faculty of Sciences/Life Sciences.
I have completed a vast majority of grade 12 courses that will be applicable for admissions, and I was wondering if I could use those marks instead of my grade 11 marks? with the exception of mandatory courses like English.
I was considering applying to the Social Work program at York University. 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. Additionally, since there are limited spaces available, what marks would be considered a "cut-off"?
"Order choices" as in the list you put your top choices of schools in on the OUAC site. I've always thought they didn't matter but I've heard from different people and the guidance counselors at my school recently that certain programs do look at it. They said some of the more competitive programs, like engineering at Waterloo and UoT, and health science at Mac, cared a lot about the ranking, but they didn't say how it would affect your chances of getting it.
One person said they would only consider your rankings if they had to choose between two similarly matched candidates, in which case, of course they'd choose the one with their school as first choice. However, someone else said they would outright not consider you unless you were their first choice??
SO basically TL;DR, if anyone knows if and/or how your order choices would affect your chances of acceptance (for the more competitive programs) I'd be very grateful for any clarifications!! Thank you and good luck to any fellow grade 12s stressing out about uni :''-)
I know you can apply up to 3 program choices but I want to apply to the faculty of engineering as well as the faculty of arts and science. However you can only apply to one program within arts and science. So if I want to apply to computer science can I choose mathematical and physical sciences as a backup for computer science? My top 3 choices are U of T engineering, computer science and mathematical and physical sciences? So what would my application be like?
Which schools offer the best social life in regards of friendliness, party scene, and fun; but also has studious, hard working, and smart students? I am looking for a university that parties hard, but studies harder. I don't wana be overwhelmed by my studies or overwhelmed by excessive partying.
yesterday I read a discussion and I saw warnings about studying abroad in Canada. They said that international students regret coming to Canada for an undergrad degree and I dont wanna believe that. Is that true?
I'm a grade 12 student attending a public semestered high school in Toronto (TDSB), unlike many of my friends/fellow students who took ENG4U (English, Grade 12, Uni Prep) in summer school, that meant that I had to do it in day school. The English department and its teachers are very hard, therefore many people decided to bypass day school and do it in summer school. In grade 11, I got a final mark of 74% in ENG3U, so I felt decent getting into ENG4U. So ENG4U was placed for this semester with a teacher known to be strict and a hard marker, for the first mark update (late October) I was getting a 52% with a class median of 62% and the mark going into the midterms I was at a 50% w/ class median of 64%, worried and confused on my marks, I talked to my teacher on my current progress, seeing what I can do better/improve, what to expect later in the course and general feedback/recommendations. After that, I wisely decided that the teacher was definitely a hard marker and learnt that only 2 students was getting above an 80 in a university-preparation course, many of the students in my class were getting high 50s and 60s, many of the students in the class dropped the course (started with 24 students, probably now at 14) and so I decided to drop the course in order to establish a good average and maintain a stable/consistent mark.
Now I am at a point to decide where to take ENG4U outside of my current school for next semester, so far I have narrowed down doing it in TDSB night school, TDSB e-learning or others such as ILC or private school. What would be the best option?
Many of these options have many downsides to me, however I do understand that I need ENG4U to get into any university program in Ontario. For night school, it would mean that I have to travel to the nearest nigh school location (using transit) which would take about 40 minutes to get there, plus 3 hours of learning and getting back home will take about 4.5 hours and then having to do catch up on my day school homework. For e-learning, having done e-learning before for MDM4U, it is a lot of work, piles and piles of it and very limited to getting help and being in a real educative environment (ie. not knowing your teacher personally, only until the exam), I talked to a friend who did ENG4U in e-Summer School, he had mixed responses saying it was easy, but the workload was insane and many of the students got mixed marks and didn't seem consistent (ie, 50s, 60s, 80's, etc), he ended up with a 91%. My other option would be private school, which many people recommend, though I do not have much money to pay for private school, and many of the credit courses private schools seem shady and there aren't much nearby where I live. The last option is ILC, however the whole ILC process looks quite confusing and I don't know anyone who have token it and get an opinion on it.
So long story but my schedule got kinda screwed up and I have Advanced Functions in 2nd semester but I might need Calculus for university as well so do you recommend taking them both together in school? Or should I take calculus during night school
So I'm taking philosophy this semester and I'm wondering if I should drop it...so far it seems kind of boring but I have it along with food/nutrition as an average booster. However, if I do drop it, it would have to be for something else like art which I have zero interest in, not to mention I'm pretty bad at art
Hi, I need to pick courses for grade 12 and was wondering which course out of these is easier in terms of content/work load:
HZT4U - Philosophy - or -
HHS4U - Families in Canada. Also thoughts on BOH4M - business. mgmt. - or - BBB4M - int. business would be appreciated. :) Also any tips you have for these courses or any online tools such as class websites, old tests, notes, etc. would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!