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Political Science Major- which uni?
After summer, I'm going into grade 12 and I am very stressed as to which university (in Ontario preferably) would provide me with the best undergrad education in order to pursue law. Before naming a bunch of uni's I was hoping that you guys could help me out with what you know, maybe from experience or research, because oh boy have I been researching, and am still quite lost.
What are the best Computer Science schools and their cutoffs?
I'm going into my final year of high school and I would like to know where to apply to this year and what I need to get in
Who wants to go into med school?
And what are you doing to reach your goal (Ecs, undergrad choice, research etc...)?? And what are your alternative careers if you decided you didn't want to go to med school anymore or didnt get accepted?
Summer Preparation-Going into Grade 11
Overall what are some tips out there for preparing for another school year, specifically gr11. Tips to stay motivated, stay doing well, stay involved in the community and just anything about what we could do to start now.
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!
Survey of Yconic
I'm interested in the ages, major, background and ethnic make up of this website.
1. How old are you guys?

2. What is your major and minor if you have one.

3. Ethnic background?

4. Where are you from?
Is it too late to get involved with leadership EC's?
Hi, I'll be going into grade 12 this year and I want to do business at schools likes Queen's, Western, Schulich, Laurier etc. I have pretty good marks and my EC's are ok  but i doubt they're good enough. Here's a list:

-Relay for Life participant
-volunteered as a performer for a theater group; a group of about 30 of us performed shows to citizens of Toronto. We helped them "expand their horizons" in terms of  visiting forgotten restaurants and landmarks (weird af i know, but it was fun) I also recruited a few members
-i had a job as a sales rep at Future Shop before it closed 
-currently have a stock associate/cashier job at Food Basics
-volunteering for the Pan American games this summer

I know its all about how well you sell your EC's but I doubt I'd stand a chance with virtually no leadership experience. What kind of activities can I get involved in for my last year of high school to help fill the void?
Really depressed. Accepted my offer of Kinesiology at York University but I can't afford my first year
Hi guys, I live in Venezuela and I don't have family nor close friends in Canada. I applied to York University this year and I've been admitted to the Kinesiology program to start this Fall. Everything went out pretty well but I didn't get any scholarship and in my country we are facing an economical crisis that got worse lately and now it is almost impossible to change our currency in dollars and either way it's an awful lot of money to afford at least my first year at York University. I'll need to pay residence and a meal plan. 

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY ALTERNATIVE SCHOLARSHIPS? Do you think if I manage to pay at least for the fees of this first semester I could work throughout the whole fall and save some money to pay the fees for Winter? Is there really anything I can do once I arrive in Canada to help myself pay? 

I have work experience in my country, I'm currently working as an English teacher in my country and I also worked in a travel agency for a time.

My email is dennysmedinar@gmail.com, I have a plane ticket to leave in September and I even though I don't have the money to pay for an education I'm saving and doing my best. If there's anything you advice me to do please let me know.

Thanks a lot! 
Ivey Transfer Applicants: 2016

Hey everyone,

I thought I would make this thread for anyone interested in applying for a transfer to the Ivey Business School and begin studying there in September of 2016.

I'm personally going to apply for sure. I prefer to remain anonymous but I will be applying to the Ivey School of Business from a math program. I just finished my first year with a 91.8% average, and have had various executive positions on charities that will carry over into second year and student government positions, among other small commitments, as well as four jobs in the last four years.

Feel free to post your statistics here so we can chance ourselves against one another, and if there are any upper years who made the transfer, if you would share your stats that would be awesome!

I e-mailed admissions and they said that a competitive applicant has an 83.35% average with at least three leadership experiences that they can expand upon in their essays and a high grade in their Business 2257 course (or equivalent if you are from another university like I am!)

Best of luck to anyone applying!

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Do Scholarships for UWO look at Grade 11 Marks?
My Average for Grade 11 is an 87, I'm considering upgrading Functions for 2 Weeks in Summer School to get an average of 90+. If Grade 11 is not considered I won't attend summer school and I can just prepare for Grade 12 and volunteer.


Waterloo Computer Science
Hey guys!
I'm a grade 12 student who is enrolling into Waterloo Computer Science (non-coop) this upcoming September.

I have no prior programming experience and I'm wondering what language I should start off with to prepare myself for Computer Science. I'm thinking about starting off with C++ as I heard it was one of the more complexer languages and it will make it easier on me when we begin with a more basic language in CS. 

If anyone is in CS at any school, I'd like to hear your insight on what you think I should do to prepare myself for this upcoming fall season. I also would like to know if it would be better to go in with where I'm at (which is 0%) or if I should try to gain some sort of experience in programming to help prepare myself better. I'm hesitant as I heard that if I am not properly taught, I may form "bad coding habits" which will eventually be harder to fix later on. 

I'm really nervous and intimidated by everyone going in with a lot of programming experience and I kind of want to enter on the same level as everyone else.

I would appreciate any feedback so please help a brotha out!

also if anyone could give me some advice on what I could do over the summer to land an intership.... yeaa
AMA Request: Summer Co-op/Intern at a Big 4 Accounting Firm
I and many others on this forum are pursuing a CPA designation and would probably want to work at a big 4 firm. I think it would be beneficial if someone who is currently working there this summer or recently worked there as a student could answer some questions for us.
If you do not have above average intelligence don't go to University
This will probably get a lot of hate but I think you guys should know this. A lot of asian families believe that if you don't have a degree in business, science or engineering you are a failure but this is not true. I have finished my engineering degree at UofT over a year ago and still have not found a job or at least something sustainable. My bestfriend since middle school went into the trades and learned how to become a plumber. He made money while learning and the company he did his apprenticeship with hired him and he is making over 50k a year in his second year of working. Someone else who I connected with on facebook who I went to highschool with years ago never went to uni and he makes 70k a year repairing elevators.

I'm not saying don't go to university but  think first, if I was not a child of immigrants who worked hard to get to Canada I would have most likely would not go to uni and be better off than I am right now.
How much time does it take for a high school girl to put on makeup?
How much time does it take for a girl to put on makeup?
And what time do you guys get up to put makeup on?
University of Ottawa - Faculty of ART- ?
Anyone in the Art Faculty in the University of Ottawa, especially in Visual Art ? I have some questions that I want to ask but there is no one to answer it? Pleeeease HELP !!!!
Anyone in the Art Faculty in the University of Ottawa?
Anyone in the Art Faculty in the University of Ottawa? I have some questions that I want to ask but there is no one to answer it? Please HELP !!!!
BC passport to education grade 12
Does anyone know the criteria in obtaining the passport to education for grade 12..?

like i know it has the whole 2/3 must be academic.. and 1/3 is based off of non-academics... but how do u get it..?  what's is the average that you need...

and are their requirements you must follow?? could i get banned from obtaining this?

Anyone know details.. halp!! I looked everywhereeee
Careers in Math and/or Science
I want to pursue a career in math or, math and science as those are two of my best subjects and the ones i enjoy the most. What are some jobs that are in that field of interest and have a pretty decent salary, like 65,000+ starting, and which can go up to 100,000+ as you gain more experience? I know like jobs in math and science are basically all engineering programs but i have no idea what are some which directly focus on math and have decent pay. Thanks
Laurier BBA without co op
Hello, I am going in to first year at Laurier as a BBA student and all I hear is co op co op and co op. I was wondering, is co op what makes BBA and without co op is being a BBA student almost useless? Are BBA students still really successful without it? 

Thanks for your time,

Bakudan
Ivey HBA Acceptance Thread 2015
This is just a thread for applicants entering HBA1 in the fall at Ivey Business School (people actually starting HBA1, not high school applicants for AEO), feel free to share when you got your acceptance!

Chances of getting csc 108h1 . University of Toronto.
I applied and got in physical and mathematical sciences intending to specialise in mathematical application in economics and finance. But now I am considering a major in computer sciences. The problem is I do not have priority over an computer science course and I won't be able to register for this course until 7 August. I wanted to ask what chances do I have to getting into this course and how can I improve them.

Also, assuming if I do get into this course, how long does this priority thing is going to bother me? For the duration of my degree or for the first semester only?

Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks!
Choosing courses
Is there a difference between 100A and 100B courses 


UTSC - Specialist/Major/Minor
I will start UTSC - Life Sciences this September. I'm a transfer student so I will have enough credits to choose my POSt. I'm trying to decide which one to pursue out of these options. I'm planning to apply to med schools later on, but being realistic, if I cannot make it into a med school, I would like to have an education which would help me to find a decent job in a health-related sector. Does anyone know which of these combinations will give me more options in professional life? Any feedback/comments on these subject POSts? Thanks!

Specialist in Human Biology
Major in Human Biology + Major in Health Studies
Major in Human Biology + Major in Neuroscience
Specialist in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology