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application forms & "predicted grades"
is it better to round down or to round up?

i don't want to set a standard i may not be able to reach, but i don't want to apply with mediocre marks. HELP!
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Is Grade 12 Philosophy easy?
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
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Chances of Getting into Queen's/ Waterloo/ Carleton ?
Hi everyone

 I'm applying for Queen's/ Waterloo/ Carleton for mechanical engineering. 

My G11 marks:
Math: 93
Physics: 90
Biology: 90
Chemistry: 93
Travel and Tourism: 93
Englilsh: 70 (I'm an ESL student and I got 7.5 on IELTS and I got an reference letter from my English teacher saying I'm doing good...)

G12 midterm:
English: 80
Advanced function: 92
Chemistry: 86

What are my chances of getting into these universities? 
And any suggestions about what other universities I should apply to?

Thank you very much!
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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! 

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University Questions
Hi everyone, decided to try getting answers to my worries on this forum. I am currently a grade 12 student in Ontario and am going to be applying for universities soon. I am genuinely looking for answers to my concerns. I was looking at applying for,life sciences at both UTM and UTSG. I was also looking at Biomedical Science and nursing at Ryerson. Other options on my list were collaborative programs like nursing at georgebrown and Seneca. As a backup I wanted to try Biomedical Science at York as well with Medical Radiation Sciences at McMaster being my last choice. As you can see I need to narrow down my choices. I think my advanced functions mark might not be good, if I can't pull it up to the low 80s, it's possible I might get around 75 because even though I've been doing good on tests recently, my mark doesn't seem to budge .I was just wondering if I stand a chance at these places, especially for life sciences. If I can get my average to around an 83-85, will I be fine. Thanks to anyone who replys and sorry for this lengthy post,
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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Future Careers
What are everyone's career goals? What do you want to pursue? What programs or training are you going to take? Which univeristies are you considering? I just love hearing everyone's goals because, as cliche as it sounds, we are the future! :)
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Movie suggestions?
So I'm pretty much a movie noob... Can anyone suggest some good movies to watch? Anything from the classics to new stuff will work :) I like any genre besides horror 
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Will i get late acceptances?
Hello reader, I'm a grade 12 student whom is currently taking two grade 12 courses (Advanced Functions and Physics) unfortunately I'm failing the advance functions course so i will have to retake it next semester. And on top of that my grade 11 marks are terrible. So my question is will i get late acceptances regarding of the shity first advance functions mark along with my bad grade 11 marks or i have to re-apply next year? btw im applying for computer science.
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? What are my chances of acceptance?
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 (which is why I didn't apply to Ivey/Queens/Waterloo/Laurier) 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 then looking towards a career in finance (maybe even Accounting or Economics if my interests change).
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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U of T faculty choices?
I'm applying to both Life Sciences and Engineering of U of T.
I'm not really sure what I like so I'm wondering what I should put as my first choice.
I heard that there is a chance of getting into both.
Should I put Life Sciences as my first choice and engineering as my second since life sci is usually easier to get in?
I need advice.. Thanks!
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How to apply other region's university
I'm ontario secondary student.

i want apply to Mcgill. What cite i should to go to apply Mcgill university?
UAlberta or UBC?
I'm a BC student and I've applied to both universities for Bachelor of Science. I've gotten accepted into UAlberta as well as received a $6000 scholarship. My question really is, what are the pros and cons of each university and which one would be better choice?
Also, do both provinces (BC & Alberta) reserve seats in Medicine for students that are residents of the province? 
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Getting into UBC
I'm currently in grade 11 and UBC is the only school I would like to go to. Although I am only in grade 11, I'm already extremely nervous about the upcoming year. My grades are as follows:

English 11 - 86%
Pre Calculus 11 - 70%
Biology 11 - 91% (may be higher)
Social Studies 11 - 88%
All my electives are close to 100%

Next year as for academics, I plan to take English 12, English literature 12, geography 12, economics 12 and biology 12.

As for extra curriculars, I'm in 4 clubs, each of which I am extremely involved in. They are:

-one involves planning events for grade 8 students, helping them transition to high school life, etc. 
-one is organizing the school library once per week (Library Club)
-one is volunteering at local elementary schools and tutoring the students, playing with them, hoisting a variety of programs for them (Community Schools Team)
 **next year I will be a "mentor" in this club, training new members and being the "leader" during programs.
-the final involves keeping the school green and environmentally friendly. (Green team)
-I also help my dad with his construction company and I had a part time job last summer

Let's say I continue to get similar or lower (hopefully not) marks like these in grade 12 and my extra curriculars continue to be as so. What are my chances of being admitted to UBC? 

Also, I would like to go into either arts or kinesiology as they don't require math to be in the admission average.


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Loran Scholarships 2016
I just submitted my application and I know it can be a gruelling experience. To anyone reading this, hang in there :)
 I started this thread as a way for applicants to support each other. So feel free to discuss the application process and anything else in between.
Which Engineering should I pick?
Hey guys, I want to apply to UOFT and I have no idea which engineering I should pick. I am pretty good at Math, cant draw to save my life so I'm thinking that Mechanical would not be suited for me? It's too early to tell since I had a bad Physics teacher but as of right now, I enjoy chemistry more than physics. Which engineering is best for future jobs,etc?
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Worried Grade 12
Hey Guys, I'm a grade 12 student who will be applying to McMaster, Queens, U of T, Western, WIlfred Laurier etc. for different business and science programs at each. 
Anyways, we just got out midterm marks and I'm sitting at around a 87 average ( non semestered school) and my marks are going up. Anyways, my Gr.11 average was pitiful, around a 76. Should I even bother sending my applications right now? I'm worried that if I send my marks now that they wont even consider me later on when they get our 2nd term marks (they don't see our grade 12 mid term marks). Any tips?
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Digital Marketing/Media Programs??
Hi there! 

I've been researching for programs that would help me pursue something along the lines of digital marketing/media?? I could only find UWaterloo's Global Business and Digital Arts. 

Does anyone know of some university programs that are good for digital marketing? Thank you so much!
Hey so i have applied to York, Laurier & University of Waterloo for Environmental studies! Are those programs hard to get into and when do those schools usually send out acceptances?? Thanks!
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Ryerson Commerce Programs!
Hey everyone, I am a current Ryerson Commerce student.

I used this website a lot last year, so if you have ANY questions about the school or program let me know and I can answer them for you.

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You got nominated for chancellor scholarship but average isnt a 90 throughout HS?
I got nominated by my school for this scholarship and just mailed my application, however i didnt have a 90 average throughout highschool, so will i still get into the commerce program through the chancellor application? and how are my chances of getting in before the new year? EC'S ARE AMAZING. Grade 9 average: 84% grade 10: 85.3% grade 11: 87.3% grade 12: 92.4%

Thanks in advance 
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