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Full Course Load?
Hey guys,

I want to apply to waterloo engineering and I was wondering if it's helpful to take a full course load? I took english in summer school, so these are my courses:

First semester: Adv. functions, comp sci, business, art
Second semester: calc, physics, chem

Is it a good idea to add another course second semester or is it not worth it?
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Retaking Gr 12 Advanced functions/Calculus and vectors
I'm a gr 11 student here, I find my schedule for gr 11 a bit too  relaxing and want to take a gr 12 math course (either, advanced functions or calc and vectors).

My question is, if I were ever to get a unsatisfactory mark(let's say, 81), and I want to retake it again to achieve a higher mark in gr 12. How would universities react to it? I've heard that UofT and waterloo will look at it negatively, is it true? what about other universities?
What does having more credit help you with?
Right now i am going into grade 12 with 27 credits which is good, and when i am done(if my plan works and i pass all my classes with good marks) grade 12 i will have 37 credit. What exactly does having more credit help you for?
University only looks at your top six university class.
Thinking of going to: I will get accepted
Waterloo: Geography and aviation 
Toronto: Paramedicine

Grade 9(English, English(yes two english), Math,Geography,French,Science ,Gym, Art)
Grade 10(English English,Math,civic and careers,Science,Gym,History,Construction,and Tamil)
Grade 11(English,English,Math,Computer science,Biology,Physics,Math, Nature,Tamil,Tamil)
Planned:Things don't go as i plan so
Grade 12(English,Math,Biology,Chemistry(night),Chemistry(night),Physics,Tamil,Economics,World issues, and Computer Science)
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I would like to know if MY English mark is too low for university applications
I took Gr.12 English online in the summer and received a 72%. I want to apply to YorkU and Ryerson for nursing, as well as Kinesiology at YorkU. Should I upgrade this mark or leave it as it is?
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Applying for UofWaterloo
I'm a student who studies in Ontario, Canada

I'm in Grade 12 right now and I'm planning to apply for UofWaterloo AFM (co-op) program.   

In Grade 11, I had an average of 90% and I'm expecting around a 91-93% for Grade 12. The problem is I have no extracurriculars 

However, I have 2 jobs, and did around 60 hours of volunteer work at 5 different placements

If I do very well in the AFM assessment along with my current grades and experience, will that be enough to get me into the program
3rd year Ryerson student: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a current student at Ryerson entering my 4th year in September, majoring in Professional Communication. I'm currently studying for the LSAT and hoping to go to law school after my undergrad. Aside from holding 2 internships over the last 3 years, I work as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. I've also recently been hired as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Government of Ontario.

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government 
- basically any other questions you might have 

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! Ask me anything! 

If you're looking to contact me personally, you can reach me at ienoukov@ryerson.ca

Grade 12 Habits
Hey guys,
So my final year is starting next week, and I have been curious to know the working habits of the ones who easily pull 90+ in every course. I don't think it should that big problem since I took elearning for 4u english, so mainly have to focus in maths and sciences. Yet it is grade 12 where marks actually matter, so I was wondering
 What are some of the working habits  to get 90+ in all grade 12 courses. I am planning to apply for engineering at Uoft, uW, and Mac. 
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Let's start a thread... what do you think are the advantages/disadvantages of both? Which is better?
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UBC General Arts Questions
Hi there!

I have a few questions about UBC's general arts (1st-2nd year) program, specifically what it entails. Do we choose our courses? Is it a fixed timetable? What are some tips from current students?
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       I am taking three sciences and two maths this year in grade 12 and would like your opinion on whether or not my schedule is balanced:
1st Semester:
-Advanced Functions
2nd Semester:
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subject requirements in grade 11 for nursing (college)
can someone please tell me what subjects am I required to take this year (grade 11) and for grade 12 for Nursing(college)? Your answers are very much appreciated.
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Hey everyone!! Next week I will officially be a grade 12 student. My school is semestered and I have a few urgent questions. I am enrolled for 3 courses each semester. That means that I will have 32 credits. In each semester I have a bird course such as gym or family studies. Is it possible for me to drop a bird course in each semester and have 2 spares each semester. I would still get the 30/30 credits needed. I have asked my guidance councillor and she said I can only take 1 spare. I am not sure if this is true or she doesn't want me having 2 spares. 

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Do universities care if I take summer school?
So I tried changing my courses around. My options are to take either English 12 in school, or Bio 12. My school has very full classes, so there is no other option for me in school. I have decided to take Bio 12 online. Either that or night school. Will universities hold this against me? I was signed up for these courses when we were asked to choose classes for the next school year, but the computer didn't do it accordingly. My counsellor has said one must be done outside my school. 
*I need both these courses. English is mandatory to graduate, I need Bio to apply to my Bachelor of Science programs*
French or other bird course
I will be starting grade 12, and have been taking french all throughout high school. For me, it is a mark booster (high 90s) and i enjoy the class, but i was wondering - is it worth to keep french, or switch to something like a 4M business course to boost my top 6? I plan on going into engineering or maybe business
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UBC Major Entrance Scholarship
I'm a current grade 12 student hoping to attend UBC in Fall 2017 in the General Arts program (perhaps majoring in Architecture in 3rd year and minoring in Creative Writing). My understanding is that students are automatically considered for this scholarship upon applying before December 1st, yet the website simply says that we must fill in the online application without specifying anything. 

Do you have any tips for winning a scholarship? What's the general criteria (ie what determines the amount we win)? I'm a current Ontario, IB student and though I don't absolutely require the money, it would really help me out. I'd like to consider myself relatively well-rounded: I'm the Arts Prefect at my school, participate in numerous clubs, have several teaching jobs outside of school and volunteer actively. My Top 6 average is 96% (with an overall average of 94%), so I think that I'm alright mark-wise.

Thank you :) Tips and insight are very much appreciated
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Girls-only coding clubs in school - did anyone attended?
I was reading few articles recently about girls-only coding clubs. It looks like a very modern trend now to stimulate more woman peruse  STEM career. They have valid points, but I am wondering what others think about it.
Is it good/bad for the society to keep separate girls from boys and make it soooo special?
Should more schools adopt this strategy?
Will public schools ever have these programs or it will remain the privilege of private schools?
Did anyone attend a club like this, started one or just came across?

 Here is news about schools in Ontario doing this and their stats: https://goo.gl/RVv0ov
Best undergrad program at each university for medical school?
I'm doing a little summer research on universities and their programs because I will be applying this year, but, as each school is different, can anyone tell me the programs suited for biology and medical school at each university? I realize that any program can get you into med school as long as you have the prereq's but I'm really interested in only biology. It's fine if you only know one.  

For example, at McMaster, it would be health sciences and life sciences.  

I'm looking for programs at University of Toronto, Waterloo, Queen's, and Western.
U of T National Scholarship

I'm a high school student who i aiming to shoot for the U of T National Scholarships Award - do any of you have any tips in regards to the questions asked on the application? Here they are:

1. Describe your academic objectives and indicate how these are appropriate to your long-range goals (100 words max)
2. Write a letter of reference for yourself in the third person describing how the applicant meets these criteria. The letter should refer to specific achievements and experiences. It may also comment on any weaknesses the candidate may display (300 word maximum)

Those are the only two that one can prepare for.

Thanks for your help, everyone!
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Cut off Mark
Does anyone know what the median acceptance mark for Western Computer Science in 2015-2016 was? The Minimum would also be appreciated!
This this average too low for early admission?
I have an 83 average and I was wondering if that is too low to gain early acceptance and york or ryerson. I'm assuming it's too low for u of t.
I am planning to apply for life science programs
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3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything! (Big 4 Co-op)

I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.

- First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA
- Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years
- Currently doing a spring semester

You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!

And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:

- Avg (both major and overall) ~80%
- ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff
- Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour

Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from:

Company / Quantity / (Co-op vs summer intern, Location) 

RBC x 3 (Various positions, co-op x2 and summer intern x1, Toronto)
Big 4 Audit x3 (1x Co-op and 1x Summer intern, Toronto...1 x Co-op in Calgary)
Big 4 Summer Leadership Conferences x2 (Toronto)
CPP Investment Board (Summer Analyst, Toronto)
Scotiabank (Co-op, Toronto)
Grant Thornton Audit (Co-op, Toronto)
Canadian Tire (Co-op, GTA)
Ontario Securities Commission (CPA position, summer intern, Toronto)
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (Co-op, GTA)
TeamBuy .ca (Summer intern, Toronto)
Imperial Oil (Co-op, Calgary)
Suncor (Co-op, Calgary)
Regional CPA firm (Co-op, Hamilton area)
Small CPA firm (Co-op, Niagara region)
Publicly traded minerals company (Co-op, Toronto)
OMERS Pension Fund (Co-op, Toronto)

- Rejected from BAcc Co-op
- Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6

- Joined B4 Audit in January 2016
- Done 8 months of co-op, not at an accounting firm
- Major average ~85, overall ~80+
- ECs, unchanged from when applying to first co-op
- Completed a couple certificates in excel

- Get public accounting experience somewhere else. This is basically a must. I believe I was the only upper year hired from my school into B4 this past term without prior public experience. It's something I noticed during recruiting
- If you have the above, grades matter a bit less. Yes you still want to do as best as you can, but a high 70 is OK enough if you have prior XP. An 80+ is still ideal though
- Be prepared to explain why you left your previous employer (and don't speak poorly about them)

That's basically it. So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!

*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here