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UBC, Western, UofT, Queen's reputation?
I'm currently in grade 11 and I am completely certain I want to do business as my undergrad. Ideally, I want to focus on finance, get my CFA designation, work for a couple of years, and then get my master's degree (of course, this plan may change - I know it's very ambitious).  I will definitely be applying to UBC Sauder, Western AEO, UofT Arts (Economics), and Queen's Smith.  

I live in Vancouver, so of course UBC makes the most sense but I don't feel that it's the right school for me.  Personally I feel more inclined to Queen's.  But my parents are worried that if I wanted to return to Vancouver, UBC or SFU grads would be preferred by employers over Queen's grads.  Is this true?  In Vancouver, are Queen's (and Western) grads at a disadvantage?  Also, what's the international reputation of UBC, Western, UofT, and Queen's (particularly in Europe)?

Please don't comment that business is useless now, all of my family is in business and I know it's the right path for me.

Thank you!

UBC engineering program?
I'm a grade 12 student living in BC, and I am almost absolutely sure that I want to go into software engineering. I'm about to start applying to universities soon and I just found out that SFU doesn't have a Software Engineering program. I considered SFU my "safety school". until now. I really want to go to UBC, Waterloo, or McMaster.

My grade 11 avg (not including physics) was 91%. My physics 11 mark itself was 71% because of one test that the whole class failed. I am redoing physics 11 online, before I do physics 12, which I have in second semester. I really want to cover up the 71% i got in physics before I start applying.

I have a bunch of extra curricular and 600+ volunteer hours (from SFU summer camps, canadian cancer society, etc.), I'm on my school's senior dance team, I do break-dancing outside of school, and I'm on another hip hop team at a dance studio. I am part of charities club, grad council, student council, and grad dinner dance committee. I am taking calculus AP, English AP, and a duel-credit criminology course at a polytechnic university, additionally.

I understand the UBC avg is higher than 91% but I can probably pull up my marks to a mid-90s avg. I just want some insight for my odds of getting into UBC's engineering program (vancouver or okanogan)  or waterloo's, mcmaster's, or even uvic's.

Also, what can you guys recommend as a "safety school" for me?
Brescia University?
About all I know that it is an all-girls catholic university/college. Also, that they have few programs and some good scholarships. My dad just completely blindsided me and told me he had been researching the school for me, even though I expressed I want to go to Western. He even booked a campus tour without really giving me a say in it. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the school or can comment on any of the programs. Thank you.
Hey, so im in Grade 11 and so far it looks like i'll be going into psychology but i really need help on what i need to be taking in grade 11 and 12 to be all set for Psyc. 

Right now i'm taking both Bio and Advanced Functions , but im having alot of trouble with Advanced Functions and i was thinking of switching into mixed math .. would that be ok? or should i just continue? and if so what should i take in grade 12 ?   

Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread

If you have any questions on the University of Waterloo's Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) program this year and are interested in applying, dont hesitate to ask them here! I'll try to answer them as best as I can! 

For those of you who dont know what CAP is, it's basically a program designed for students who wish to pursue a field in pharmacy in the future. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE HERE: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/future-students/conditional-admission-pharmacy-cap ALSO be sure to check out the FAQ section too because they usually cover a lot of your questions there. 

NOTE: Applications will be available starting October 9, 2015
$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest
Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

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.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
How good is going to Windsor or Trent for undergrad to get into medical school?
I really want to get into med school, do u think these schools provide me with the opportunities to do that?
First Year Comp Sci Student @ uOttawa - Ask Me Anything
Hello everybody!
My name is Stephanie and I am a first year student at the University of Ottawa for Computer Science (Honours Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Computer Science/ Co-op). In my senior year of highschool I found yconic to be very useful when I was applying to universities. So thought I would help some of you guys thinking about going into computer science and/or uOttawa. So feel free to ask me anything.

Grade 12
Top 6 average: 89.8%
Listed the courses I took, don't exactly remember the grades I got
MCV4U, BAT4U, BOH4U, ENG4U, Advanced Functions 4U, Bio 4U, Comp Sci 4U
EC's: President of 2 clubs, 2 summer jobs

Other Acceptances
Waterloo - Computer Science without coop (regular)
UofT - All 3 for Computer Science
Guelph - Computer Science
Question for commerce students (queens, UTM, Degroote, Laurier)
Hi guys,

I'm currently in Grade 12 and looking to apply to Queens Commerce, Rotman, Degroote nad Laurier. I have an 88% average so far but i mean the year just started so i have to maintain it. My question is that, i want to do a business undergrad before applying to law school (hopefully Osgoode). 

I know that for law, i just need a high GPA in whatever undergrad i choose, and so i am stressing. If i get into one of these programs (all of which are tough), my marks aren't likely to soar. I don't want to graduate with my bcom, but then fail to get into any law school due to low marks.

Are these programs not for me? Does anyone have experience of doing these programs pre-law school. I am also aware some schools offer mba/jd programs, so if anyone knows about that?
Waterloo Computer Science Applicants of 2016!
This forum is for Waterloo computer science applicants of 2016!

This is created to get a better understand of the applicants this year. Share the following please:

1. Estimated admission average
2. EC's

Just want to get to know the competition a bit better! Good luck to everyone!
Advantages and Disadvantages of Queen's and Western Ivey
Hi there I am a grade 12 student looking to apply to these schools. I was wondering if you could just list some advantages and disadvantages of both school and for any current students or alumni do you mind sharing personal experiences, would be really helpful.
What do you want???
What do you want in life?
and what effort are you going to offer???
So I know it's only October but I am very worried.. So far I had 2 quizzes and a test in chemistry .... First one I got 55% and second one I got 80% and for the test I got 65%... I am extremely worried about my final mark... Do you think I can bring up my mark by midterms? In gr11, I finished with an 88... Please give me positive feedback
Repeat or drop (and go to night school) a 12U course?
Hello! I'm currently taking 12U chem but had a rough start with organic chemistry (as in barely passing!) However, now that my class has moved further into the course, chemistry has become much easier to understand but my starting mark w/ organic chem is pulling me down. Chem is one of my prerequisites (planning to apply for Life Sci in U of T or McMaster and maybe Health Sci in McMaster) and I wish to earn at least within the high 80s. I am confident that I will get high 80s-low/mid 90s in my other courses. At first, I planned on finishing chem this semester and repeating it at night school in second semester but I heard that top universities will penalize your overall top 6 if courses are repeated. Should I drop chem and take it in night school in second sem? I heard that night classes are a bit more forgiving. I currently have access to the online textbook and all of my teacher's class notes, all of which I plan to "advance study" with prior to taking the night classes. Should I continue or drop and take a night class?
Nursing Hopefuls for 2016!
Hello future nursing students! I think we need one of these discussions to communicate with and help each other for this upcoming year.

Please, share with us:

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What overall average are you aiming for for your final year?

I plan on applying to McMaster, uOttawa and Western and I am aiming for a 92% average.
Do I Need Physics to Get Into Medical School?
I'm in grade 12 and im doing horribly in physics. Luckily its not in my top 6. Even if I dont do well, will I neeed it to become a doctor and do universities offer introductory physics courses to students who arent that great at it?
Re-taking Pre-calc 11 online?

I want to retake Pre-Calc 11 online. However, do universities look at the online mark or only the mark that I get in school (my first try)?
Physical sciences
Is entry into physical science programs competitive? Most websites for the schools I have checked out only list enrollment numbers for science as a whole as opposed to physical science specifically but I gathered that a large portion of those students are life/health science. Mac does list theirs and has a target enrollment of 100 which seems pretty small, but is this because not as many people are applying?

I also have a more demographic related question. Is there a higher proportion of boys than girls studying physical sciences? I didn't feel comfortable asking this sort of question to the profs I talked to at OUF but I'm curious with what I will be facing next year.
Best business/ accounting
What is the best university program for aspiring CPA?
A little background of me: I love the business world. But I also want to keep my options open, I like accounting and also  want to work as marketing manager/ or CEO in the future. This is my ultimate dream (might sound unrealistic)
So yes, which program do you recommend in terms of reputation, easy route to cpa, tuition and so on. 
Chance of Acceptance for Queens Commerce
Grade 12 Classes:

Accounting 88 (final)
Business Leadership 87 (final)
Data Managment ~94 (estimated mid term mark)
Adv Functions ~87 (estimated mid term mark)
English - Next Sem
Calc - Next Sem

- Student Trustee for my Grade 12 Year
- Member of OSTA-AECO Executive
- Student Council for about 7 Years
- Chair of my board's Student Senate
- Member of Student Senate for 3 Years
- DECA Participant for 4 Years (1 ICDC)
- Member of Grad Council
- Attended WE Day
- Grade 9 Transition Leader
- Worked as Cashier at a local business for about a year (Quit to focus on school)
~100 Volunteer Hours
- Play Hockey and Baseball

What do you think
   - What are the odds I get accepted?
   - My EC's are very good. Do I try jamming it all into my PSE and SE or pick a few and really        go hard on them?

Any comments are appreciated!

Safest way to optometry school
Hey guys, 
Optometry has caught my interest over the few months, and I think thats the goal I want to pursue, I've been thinking about many different programs such as; Biomedical sciences, Life sciences, Human kinetics (kinesiology) or maybe even psychology. 

I've read places that a good base for optometry is neuroscience. But I want to know what's really the best program that could increase my chances (even though it doesn't matter the program), and help me learn a lot for optometry school. 

Thank you :) 

Software engineering at McGill or at McMaster???
Hi, I live in Ontario and i wanted to study software engineering and I narrowed my choices to these 2; McGill and McMaster. I also go to a French high school

-Ranked really high in engineering and software
-Better reputation
-General year then apply to software (need a 3.2 cgpa)
-Beautiful City
-Lived there for 4 years so living expenses and life is easy there for me
-Is there anything else i should take note of?

-Ranked high but Mcgill is ranked higher
-Less reputation
-General year then apply to software (need at least a 4/12 McMaster gpa)
-I live an hour away
-My sister goes there 
- Any thing else

The thing is my parents are forcing me to go to McMaster because my sister is there and they have COOP. But i believe that McGill is better because of its reputation and I do want to work outside of Canada in the future. Which Uni is better?
Night School SPH4U
So I have 3 university requirement courses in sem 1, which are advanced functions, physics and chemistry. I'm dropping physics because the physics is not my strong subject, and I'm uncomfortable to talk to the teacher about my problems. I know that physics is the main subject for engineering, but I really think I should take action. Other problem is it's pretty hard for me to do physics without guidance I am now registered in physics in night school, and i have 2 courses only in my semester 1. I would like to know if universities like UofT, UW, Mcmaster, Guelph, etc.  will still look into my offer. I still have these 3 subjects in semester 1, AND I also have a strong AIF. I am going for software engineering (I love programming) and my alternatives are computer science and system designing. Thank you so much for taking your time to help me.