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University Open Houses
Calling all Grade 12 or gap year students!!!

I have created a calendar of all the open houses for the 21 Ontario Universities with open house info at this time. I hope this helps you all!

biochemistry at waterloo
Hey guys I'm gonna be starting first year of biochemistry this fall @ waterloo. I looked over my schedule and I love all the classes and labs and I chose a really interesting elective. I can't wait to start. However (even though I love it) I noticed physics was on my schedule both a class and lab. Out of all the sciences physics is my greatest struggle (got a 88 in high school) so my question is do I only take physics first year for a biochem major? And should I only take it for one year? Since I reckon if I chose to go down the field of medicine/optometry/pharmacy I will have to write entrance exams (I'm familiar with the mcat but not any others) and they will have a lot of physics related questions. 

Also one more question: 

For students who have been through first year how much of the content is learned through reading your books? 

Oh one last one:

What are labs like other than applying the knowledge you learn from classes are they fairly difficult?

Thanks!!!!!!! *mwuahhh* kiss for u if u read and answered
Do universities care much about repeated courses?
I'm going to repeat advanced functions for the third time in an extra semester before applying to comp sci at Ryerson. I got an 87 in calc but a 65 in func. Will Ryerson care about the repeat much or am I screwed?
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Early Acceptance-Pros and Cons(?)
Hi. Like the title, what are some pros and cons to applying early to university (more interested in the cons btw). I am moving onto grade 12 this september, and I have finished grade 11 with an average of 95%. Also, how does this early acceptance thing workanyways?
I am going to apply to U of T, UBC, SFU and McGil, to the Humanities department. 
So far, the only pros I see is that you get the application process over with quickly without having to carry that anxiety for months until the proper deadline- that is if you get accepted of course. 
Thanks for your help! 
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Hospitality Management courses in Chicago
So many hotel schools claim to be the best - which is actually the top? And is this degree really esteemed worldwide? I heard about Les Roches International School (http://chicago.lesroches.edu/programs-admissions/academic-programs/bachelor-degree-in-hospitality-management). Can you advice me smth? I want to obtain hospitality degree in Chicago
Ryerson University Business Management 2017
Will I be able to get into the program with a repeated grade 11 math grade? I did not pass grade 11 math. Also, does the reputation of a university actually matter if the program is still good at that university? My grade 11 average did not make honours because I was struggling with the three sciences and a few other courses that were not my strengths.
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Grade 11 Average to Grade 12
In grade 11 my average of all my courses (8 classes) got me an 87. I need a low to mid 90s average for grade 12 and I was wondering if in your experience you think it will be possible for me. I can use all the study tips you got and even if you guys can post your daily routines during the school year it would help a lot. Thanksss
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What grades do American universities look at?
Do American universities look at grades 8-12 or 9-12 for Canadian students when applying? I'm confused by this because in Canada high school is from 8-12 and in America it's from 9-12. I've been told that they look at your grades from all of high school but does this also apply to Canadian students? Or do they only do 9-12?
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Engineering Transfer courses?
Hi, I was just wondering if Universities look at the relevant Math, chemistry and physics courses from your transcript instead of your whole GPA with the elective when you apply for the transfer, or do they take your whole GPA in account when taking your transfer application into consideration? (I want to transfer from ryerson to UofT or Mac)
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UBC students! Please help :(((
Did all of you guys do some sort of sport in high school to get in during your senior years?
If I don't do a sport but im I'm clubs like helping hands, volunteer, career exploration and play the trumpet will that still not be enough? Like was everyone accepted to UBC some sort of athlete in high school?
When should I start applying for scholarships
I'm going into grade 12 and my parents have been nagging me about scholarship applications. I know lots of small scholarships don't need u to wait till grade 12 to apply, but for the scholarships offered by universities when is it best to apply for them? And is it possible to get a scholarship with a flat 90 overall average?
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How to get 97 in math and science
Hello Yconic,
My goal for grade 12 is to get a 95 average.
I completed english this summer and got 86%
Mathematically, I would need 97% in my other 5 courses to achieve a 95% avg.'
How would I be able to achieve 97% in my advanced functions, calculus, chemistry, and physics courses?
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Actuarial Science at UFT
I am currently going into grade 12 and im hoping to enroll in this program. I took Adv. Functions in grade 11 and didn't too good because I slacked off a lot. Im planning on redoing it (for other programs) . I am  aware UFT doesn't accept repeated courses, but the Admission requirements for this program need Calc and English. If I do well in these two courses and another 4 U/M courses can I still get in? Or will my 75 in adv. Functions ruin my chance
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Pre-Med Programs and Scholarships AMA
Feel free to ask about any of the popular pre-med programs in Ontario (Mac health sci, Western med sci and/or scholar's electives, QuARMS at Queen's, UofT life sci and/or Vic One Stowe-Gullen), university scholarships (Western President's, Queen's Chancellor), and Waterloo biomedical eng! 

I'm going into my first year, so I can't talk about what each program is like precisely, but I can help clear up any confusion or questions about admissions, the process, etc! I feel like there's a lot of misinformation out there for many of these programs.
Not sure how often I'll visit yconic, but I have a blog so you can send questions there too if you'd like: https://countingtomd.wordpress.com/

Can someone give me more information about engineering management,
Can someone give me more information about engineering management, is it a good subject to study , because i'm pretty much interested in the subject it songs like a good program to study
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does ubc go over every single eligible application that meets minimal requirements?
i heard that ubc picks applications "randomly"
So not everyone gets to have their application even looked into?

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Transferring Credit.
I did a course this summer with TDSB. I am a YRDSB. I got a 90% and I am not sure yet if that will help or hurt my average. I was wondering if TDSB automatically sends the mark to YRDSB or if I need to do this myself. If this is something I need to do myself, can I just not submit the mark, and redo the course with YRDSB?
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I am making this thread for students who will be graduating in 2017 and are hoping to enter a business program/school.

Please feel free to share the classes your taking and where you are thinking of going to uni!
Back to school thread!
Let's be honest, we are all dreading the thought of school at the moment! I am starting this thread to make you guys reflect on your goals for the next school year. Encourage others, gain some confidence and stay focused!

Answer the following:
- What do you want to improve with yourself and how will you do it?
- Past average? Average you're aiming for? How will that be accomplished?
- What is one thing that motivates you to 'keep going'?

With me,
- I know I need to start focusing more on studying for the fact that I constantly get distracted by pointless things. I will make sure I study in a calm place from now on, avoiding all distractions. 

- I had a 90% average, but I'm aiming for 93% or higher. I need to pay more attention in class lectures and study more effectively.

- One thing that keeps me going is sports in general. If I find myself too stressed with school work, I tend to play sports like basketball and volleyball, or simply go for a walk. Also, I plan on moving away for uni (maybe McMaster, Western, or UofT), so I know I'll need high marks!

If you ever feel discouraged, look back at this thread to remind yourself what needs to be done :)

Ask a first year Mohawk-McMaster nursing student
Hey guys, I know what it was like to be in twelfth grade and not have any information on what the MoMac program was about, so if anybody has any questions, I'd be happy to answer them. For some really odd reason, there seems to be no information at all about this program, so I came in not knowing what to expect; that being said, I'm happy where I am and I am happy I chose this school. I'm in first year and I'm living off campus, about an 8 minute walk from school. I can also probably answer most questions about the McMaster site because both programs are extremely similar. 

Common questions I had last year:
MoMac students have to take 3 Mohawk electives and 3 McMaster electives. Will the Mohawk electives take place on the Mohawk campus?
Nah, ALL courses in the program, including Mohawk electives, take place on the McMaster campus. These courses will take place in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) building on the McMaster campus. 

What's the difference between MoMac and McMaster?
Honestly, there's not much of a difference. The average acceptance for MoMac was a couple of percentages lower, but the programs are almost identical. You'll have some of the same classes with Mac students, although not all, but you'll definitely learn the same information and take the same tests. You also have to take 3 Mohawk electives and 3 McMaster electives, instead of the usual 6 electives a Mac student would take - but in my opinion, this is better because the COLLAB courses are easier and ONLY reserved for MoMac students. Also, keep in mind that you're not allowed to live in residence.

Are you treated differently?
For the most part, no. You learn the same stuff, and people know that. Regardless, there are always going to be people that look down on you because you're in the "easier" stream. But it's not hard for both program sites to get along together, and people from both programs are amazing and wonderful. 

What is the program like?
The program is amazing so far. The profs are extremely nice, and the classes are, for the most part, interesting. If you have any specific questions on this, feel free to ask. 

Do MoMac and McMaster students have any classes together? 
In first year, both sites have Anatomy and Physiology together (they have it with the upper year Engineering students, second year Health Science students, and first year Midwifery students) in the same lectures with the same profs. Other than that, they are mostly in different classes. 

What average do you need to go into the program?
My entering average to the Mohawk-McMaster program was an 89%. That being said, I have friends who entered with around an 85%. I guess it's not a very consistent acceptance thing. For the McMaster site, the end-of-year cutoff was at a 91.5%. I hear they're introducing a new CASPER test this year so your average doesn't need to be as high, but you need to do well on the test. I don't know much about this, so I probably can't answers questions about the test. 

How hard is the program?
For me, personally, the program isn't that hard. I've been slacking a lot this semester, focusing on having fun and experiencing the new University life and life away from home kind of thing (hence I'm doing this... don't want to study for exams). I've done the bare minimum work possible and I'm still achieving fairly high grades -- I haven't seen much of a drop from my average in high school. That being said, it's all personal, and it's how well you can adapt to the new environment. Some people are really struggling, so it's all up to the individual. The important thing is to be realistic about your abilities, because I know high school is known for inflating grades. Anatomy and Physiology (HTH SCI 1H06) is brutal, and it's definitely hard; there's a lot to memorize and understand, and you're competing with a lot of smart individuals. I found Psychology and the other courses a lot easier if you have good time management. Overall, I don't find the program too hard at all; this may change later, haha.

Things to know:
You get both a Mohawk and McMaster student ID so it's like having dual citizenship. You can join clubs and memberships from BOTH schools, so you technically get the best of both worlds. That being said, I've never once stepped onto the Mohawk campus because it's not necessary and it's quite far from Mac. 

You pay your tuition to Mohawk and they handle all your financial details, but you feel more like a McMaster student. 

You get just as much opportunities as McMaster students to participate in student life and to be a part of MUNSS (McMaster University Nursing Students' Society). 

The atmosphere of McMaster is absolutely fantastic. So many people are passionate and if you take the time to be involved, it will be the most amazing experience ever.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!! 
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