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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.
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.
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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'?
- 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 :)
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.List your ultimate goal/target average for the following school year. Please feel free to ask for advice on how to achieve your ultimate goal!
Encourage others, gain some confidence and stay focused!
I will be attending AFM program this September at Waterloo. I was pretty set on accounting, but throughout the summer i was fortunate enough to interact and talk to some finance professionals and after talking to them, i'm very inclined towards the finance field. I was wondering is the finance side of the afm program same level as its accounting.
Im going to work hard regardless, but i want to know that did i make a mistake because i had offers from Schulich, Rotman, Queens and Laurier.
I'm going to be a senior this year and I haven't had a part-time job at all.
Is that a bad thing? I've spent my weekends volunteering for a few years now that involve food and retail, but haven't had actual work experience.
I'm wondering if I'm missing out for not working in high school, because I hear people say you have to start from somewhere and build up a path to your career, gain experience and support yourself for university or college etc.
I've applied to some places near my city (not a whole lot so I will go to other places later) and have received phone calls of interest but mostly find myself unable to match with their hours... I don't have a flexible schedule because my grades this year are going to be important and would like to keep volunteering, which doesn't appeal to employers.
I hope to ease up on the hours I spend studying once university applications are over and try and work then but I'm concerned if I'm at a disadvantage right now, and if I should have started earlier.
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
I was just looking for any engineering programs that might be suitable for me based on the information that I have posted below. By suitable i mean programs i have a decent chance of admissions, suitable labs to turn my idea's to products (i.e a good electronics lab, machine shop, etc) and will have the oppurtunity to flourish.
I'm not sure how relevant this may be, but ill put it out there. I recently graduated, but i knew well ahead i wouldn't have the money to attend uni this year, so im taking the year off to work and better some nasty habits i have.
Anyway here is my information:
Average - 88%
My EC's over the past few years:
-Highschool robotics team division head
-Executive member of my highschool SAC
-Senior Archer on varsity archery team
-Chess Club co-president
-Me To We
- i also volunteer at any hackathon i have time for. volunteered at 3 this year. Twice as a mentor and once as a general volunteer
- I also have 2 part-time jobs. My first job is at a local engineering firm and my second job is at my highschool as a web developer. Even though, I've graduated I continue both, but i will be starting full time at the engineering firm this fall.
I believe thats all I have to mention, that i can remember, ill update it if something comes to mind. Any advice and suggestions are welcomed!!
I stumbled upon some controversy behind BMI3CO and I was wondering if the course is really worth the credit. The only thing that's keeping me back from switching the course is that it's a college-level course, and I'm not sure if this course will really benefit my grades or increase my rate of acceptance in the long run. Here's a quick rundown of what happened.
I originally took media arts (ASM3MR) thinking I was going to take an arts course, but I quickly backed out and switched to BBB4MO (Grade 12 International Business). However, I suddenly decided that taking all three businesses (international business, accounting, and economics) in my final year (grade 12) would be the better option for me. Therefore I swapped BBB4MO for BMI3CO, but now I'm stuck as my courses have already been submitted (and updated on myBlueprint). Plus, a good handful of my alternative courses are overbooked.
So, I'm wondering if I should stick with Marketing (2006 curriculum) and see how it goes, or if I should change to a different, business-related course before schools begins? Unfortunately, the only two business courses our school offers in grade 11 are Accounting and Marketing.
Also, is it true that universities look at grade 11 marks? Will one college course hinder my ability to gain admission to a certain business school?
Here's a list of all the courses I have in grade 11 so far:
- University English (Laptop course)
- University Functions
- Accounting (IBT, mixed)
- Canadian Law (IBT, mixed)
- University Physics (IBT)
- University Comp. Sci (IBT)
- University Chemistry (IBT)
- Marketing (college)
My grade 10 academic average was 89% (87% first sem and 91% second sem). I seriously want to aim for a minimum of 90 percent for all 8 courses by the end of grade 11. I definitely think it will help me prepare for grade 12 and onwards.
P.S: I'm planning on specializing in business studies, hoping to study at Schulich, Western, or Queens.
I am interested in applying to McMaster western and Waterloo actuarial science programs. How much will my grade 11 average of 83% affect my application. I am aiming for an average in the 85-88 percent range this year in grade 12 does anybody know if that will be enough to get me in.
I am going into Grade 12 and I need help with my issue please. My main problem is that when it comes to tests, I always study really hard and go through all the material and even other students always come to me for questions about the topic that we are studying and I am able to clearly answer it to them perfectly and understand the material. Yet for some reason on tests, I keep screwing up and messing up my mark so badly; this generally decreases my mark thus, the reason why I did so terrible in Grade 11 and got an 81%. Anyone know how I can conquer and make sure that I get good marks on tests because I always get good marks on assignments but mess up really bad on my tests not sure why though.
I have back to back courses in york university. For example I have one course that starts at 10:30 and finishes at 11:30. And right after that I have another class that starts at 11:30, which is in a different location. I was wondering if this will cause me any problems.
My average is 92.5%. I know my English and Pre-Calculus mark is not in the nineties -- will this affect UBC's acceptance decision? I have extracurricular activities such as playing piano for 12 years, President of two school clubs, accounting manager of my school store, volunteer for a disability centre, volunteer for a residential care facility, first place winner of a business competition, Outreach Director of a technology conference, and having a part-time job for one year.
1. Will it be easier for me to get into UBC Sauder if I apply to a less popular program (ex. Operations and Logistics) versus a popular program (ex. finance/accounting)?
2. On the UBC website, it says that they "compare your application to all the other applications to determine who gains admission to UBC". Do they compare your application to people who apply to the same faculty or the specific program or just UBC in general?
3. How important is the video interview in comparison to your grades/personal profile? What if you have good grades and a good personal profile, but you were bad at the interview -- will UBC not accept you?
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?
I got accepted for a transfer to mcgill for computer science and they said "This offer of admission remains valid provided you complete all courses in progress and maintain your
current level of academic achievemen". My gpa when I was accepted was 3.7, but I am afraid that by the end of the summer it will be 3.5. Would a 3.5 be high enough to retain my acceptence?
Hi, I am a Toronto public school student currently going into grade 12, and I have a few questions regarding my application to the engineering program (probably civil) to the University of Toronto.
Some Background Info Am in an intensive specialized enriched engineering-based stream (not Academic) Grade 11 Average: 94.5% (All the sciences are far above 90%, including a 97% in Physics) Grade 12 Average: Currently going to grade 12, but am aiming for at least a 95
Some EC'S: Student Council Social Convenor Toronto Intergenerational Partnership Club, Executive Position Chemistry Club Chequity Club Yearbook Club Soccer Team (Senior)
Cross Country Club (Grade 12)
Badminton Club STEM Volunteer (partnership with U of T students) Champions of the Mind Anime Club
Volunteering: Mentoring Seniors in how to use computers probably at the Library STEM Volunteer (partnership with U of T students, teaching young children how simple science experiments work) Usual Elderly Care Home Volunteering, Festival Volunteering, Library Volunteering etc. My hours are nothing special, probably around 80
Questions 1. How good of a chance do I have, getting into University of Toronto's Civil Engineering Program with what I've got over here? Would early acceptance be out of the question, or may I be considered? 2. How important is the personal profile video response? What are some examples of questions they ask?
I am at that stage where I will be choosing a university to go to.
My plan is to major in a Life Sciences, such as Biology or Biochemistry, and hopefully get into medical school or law school. I am a hard working student, and my grades are usually in the high 80's and 90's. With that being said, what are some easy mainstream universities where it easier to get a 3.8+ GPA in Canada.
Like which one is easier:
1. Vancouver: Simon Fraser or UBC.
2. Montreal: Concordia or McGill
3. Alberta: U of Calgary or U of Alberta.
4. Toronto: Ryerson, U of T, or York.
5. Are there any others.
I would like to get the highest GPA possible, so I would like to go to a university that has lower standards