I got a defferal from waterloo cs to waterloo math non coop. After talking to so many people I have decided to take this offer over utsg. Waterloo's name means a lot in this world thats what I have heard. Good or bad choice.
I've always been a music lover since I was little and my dream is to pursue a career in music composition. I'm also pretty decent at math and the sciences, which is why my parents and my family relatives wanted me to go into engineering. I've had many debates with my parents and it didn't work out. I thought maybe I should just give up my dreams and obey my parents since they've worked so hard to raise me. They even immigrated to Canada to work on low wage jobs in order for me to have a healthy environment and less rigorous education (I came from China).
So I stayed away from playing music in the past 8 months and focused on my academics. I was a slacker from grade 9-11 and my marks were in the 60s and 70s, and even 50s. Because I care a lot about pride and prestige, I worked really hard this year and competed against the top students in each of my classes, and I got accepted into U of T Electrical Engineering.
Getting the marks needed for engineering admission at U of T was a really big stretch for me because of how bad my foundations and study habits were in the lower grades. I've pissed off a lot of my friends and teachers this year because of how academically focused and stubborn I became. Some of them are going to different universities this year and I really regret not spending enough time with them. I don't even know if I'm going to enjoy my life as an engineering student and engineer. I can't switch into music because my parents will be disappointed in me and I will feel bad.
Is it worth sacrificing the things you enjoy doing and live on pride and live for others?
I have been accepted to Queen's Commerce, have my parent's approval to go, but on Monday I found out my calc mark dropped to a 76.3 from an 80, cause I had a bad vectors test (ironically I did this the same day I got my acceptance). We did one more test and I know I did well enough on it, so my mark should go up by a bit. I have one more test and a 30 percent exam to finish (I plan to start studying this weekend).
I am wondering if I should accept my offer and make sure I kill these next two evaluations, or accept another offer instead of Queen's. Queen's has been my top choice and I worked hard for it, and I dunno if it is wise to give it up cause of one bad math test.
The deadline is approaching and i've narrowed down my options to Brock and Schulich. I'm set on pursuing my CPA designation. I know majority would say Schulich simply because of its prestige, but I would like to know which program will be best if i want my CPA designation? Here are some of the pros and cons that I've come up with.
-prestige, known for accounting
-close to home so it's cheap
-heard that the campus life isn't so great
-no co-op, and co-op is essential for obtaining your CPA designation
-got into co-op
-quick way to obtain CPA designation [skip some modules, etc]
I'm usually really busy due to school, but I will try and answer any DeGroote/Business/Application/Social/McMaster related questions based on my experience! I apologize in advance if I'm late or don't get to your question. Everything posted here are from my own personal experiences and it's my own opinion. I personally feel that not a lot of DeGroote students uses this forum, and oftentimes we are being misrepresented. Therefore, I created this thread to clear things up and to provide advices from the actual experiences that I've been through. I'm not an official McMaster representative & do not affiliate with the McMaster admissions in anyway.
<p> I've been accepted to Queen's Arts, and Western Social Science & BMOs program. The deadline is coming up soon and I have no idea where I want to go. I am planning to major in economics. Which school has a better program? Are Western classes a lot bigger compared to Queen's? Does Queen's have a better reputation that will open more job opportunities in the future? The slight advantage Western has is I have better odds to get into Ivey if that is what I decide to do for 3rd year. </p><p> </p><p>I like both campuses, and can see myself at both schools. Other factors are my girlfriend is going to Queen's and one of my best friends is going to Western (I know that isn't a deciding factor but I figured the more you know the better advice can be given). I will also be playing varsity soccer for both schools. </p><p> </p><p>Overall both schools offer a lot and I don't know what would be better for me so if anyone has any advice or opinions I would really appreciate the help. Thanks!</p>
I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.
1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:
1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year
I got accepted to all the programs mentioned above and I'm really torn on what to choose. Schulich obviously has the reputation, but does reputation really matter for an undergrad program? With Laurier I got into the Business/Computer Science double degree (not waterloo, just at laurier) with guaranteed co op and its five years. As someone who's not really passionate about computer science, is it really worth doing a Computer Science degree and stay at uni for an extra year? I love the campus and environment at Western and theres a better chance to get into ivey from western, but is it worth going to Bmos with no guarantee of actually getting into Ivey?
What are your thoughts?
Any feedback or information about the programs is appreciated.
I'm in grade 11 right now, but I'm taking physics 12 right now, and it looks like I'll finish at best with 93%. Would I still have a chance at any engineering if I can get 98+ in math 12 and 95+ in chemistry & English 12 (both are also AP)? Because someone told me you need over 95 in every science you take to get into U of T engineering, but is 93 close enough?
I need to make my decision by tomorrow and can't come to a conclusion. I am choosing between Honour Bio-Med at Guelph and Honours Science at Queen's. I visited both campuses and like Queens' campus better, although the city of Kingston was sort of dead. Guelph is only an hour away from Toronto (where I live) so I can come for visits next year easily. I guess my deciding factor should be about the program...which one is better? Although, I also want to hear about campus life.
<p> So I got into a few universities and I have narrowed it down to 2 options which I cant decide between</p><p>1.University of Guelph - General engineering (major in mechanical)</p><p>2. UOIT - Mechanical engineering (major in mechatronics) </p><p>The thing is, I like the UOIT program much better and ive heard it has a good employement rate. However Guelph is more reputable as it is older. Can someone give me advice where I should go? And how the engineering program at both places are</p>