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Carleton U bad reputation for engineering
Hey, I've applied for Carleton U Aerospace Engineering with an average of low 90s and I really started to like the university.

I heard people saying that Carleton U have a bad reputation for engineering and the coop isn't so great? 

What are people's opinions on this? Especially those who go to carleton
UAlberta or UBC?
I'm a BC student and I've applied to both universities for Bachelor of Science. I've gotten accepted into UAlberta as well as received a $6000 scholarship. My question really is, what are the pros and cons of each university and which one would be better choice?
Also, do both provinces (BC & Alberta) reserve seats in Medicine for students that are residents of the province? 
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UBC Sauder
I want to go to Sauder at UBC but I don't know why it does not get enough credit here? UBC is one of the top 50 schools in the world, it has a coop program, it has so many specialization programs, it's tuition is not overly inflated. It has the lowest acceptance rate for any business school in Canada. 

What are your thoughts on Sauder? 
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$500 "Ultimate Study Tip" Community Contest
Love them or hate them, exams are a part of student life. We want to know what your "ultimate study tip" is that helps you get through (and ace) them! 

Essentially we’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing academic year. Whether it’s “Don't leave it to the last minute” or “Memorize facts with a song”, we want to hear from you. There’s a $500 cash prize up for grabs!* 

How to Enter: 
Simply comment below using your real name with, “My Ultimate Study Tip Is:” followed by the piece of advice you think will help other members as they prepare for exams.

Deadline to enter is January 29, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.  

How to Win: 
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. 

Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest. Good luck! 

*See full rules and regulations ( https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/206119646--Ultimate-Study-Tip-Contest-Rules)

Does University of Waterloo Rank High Schools?
On University of Waterloo's website, I read that "over 90% of high schools are not adjusted". It also said that they "apply an adjustment factor based on historical performance from a given school (first-year university averages minus final high school averages) over the past 8+ years". So I was just wondering if Waterloo really ranks the high schools and if they even pay attention to which high school you come from when considering admissions. The school I currently attend is Satec @ Wa Porter Ci. The school is strongly academic, and it is very difficult to get the 95+ average required for waterloo engineering. This is why I was planning to transfer to a different high school within the TDSB (Danforth CTI or East York CI or David Mary Thompson CI or Cederbrae CI) or Jean Vanier (TCDSB) where I know the marks are inflated (a student at that school who does not know how to factor is getting 92 in functions. while i am getting an 88 which is the second highest mark in my class). Do they not care about which high school you went to? And should I transfer? Please do not respond by saying that an academic school will better prepare me for university, because my current priority is to have a high enough average to get accepted into university. I am a strong independent learner and will be able to study the required material on my own so that I am well prepared. And just to prove how tough my high school is, a student at my school who had a 70 average in grade 10 transferred to East York and has a 92 average in grade 11. 
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Stop telling people to do private school if their marks aren't high enough
You all assume that people can easily pay $500 for a course. And frankly private schools aren't that common outside of Toronto and plenty of people on these forums aren't from Toronto. Whatever happened to telling people to work harder?
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Hello All,  

I am going to make this as detailed as possible to maximize the quality of the responses and the insight I obtain from them. All responses will be greatly appreciated not only by me but from all university applicants interested in pursuing similar career paths.

Most Probable Top 6 for Semester One:
-English (97)
-Advanced Functions (96)
-Math of Data Management (91)
-Analyzing Current Economic Issues (94)
-Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (94)
-International Business Fundamentals (85)

Universities/Programs I Applied to:
1. Schulich School of Business - Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Specializing in Finance and Economics
2. Ted Rogers School of Management - Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMM) in Business Management with Co-op - Majoring in Economics and Management Science - Minoring in Finance
3. Degroote School of Business - Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Honours BCOM) with Internship - Minoring in Accounting and Financial Management Services

My EC's:
-DECA Chapter Member (Competed in Provincial Competition Ranking Top 3 in Ontario, Competed in Stock Market Game Ranking Top 3 in Atlantic Region)
-Vice-President of Financial Literacy Investment Club
-Interactively participating in all aspects of management of family pizza business
-Stock Trader Since the Age of 14

My Questions:
1. Is my estimated average higher than the cut-off at all three of my programs choices? What are my chances of acceptance?
2. If I don't get my first choice (Schulich), which option would be a better choice, Ted Rogers or Degroote? Consider that I will be staying at home (which is why I didn't apply to Ivey/Queens/Waterloo/Laurier) and I live in downtown Brampton, ON. I like the prestige of Schulich, location and campus of Ted Rogers and the trading floor at Degroote.
3. How hard is the academic life at these schools in comparison to each other? Is it much more intensive than having 3 university level courses in high school per semester?
4. Hows the social life at these schools in comparison to each other? I heard Schulich, although it may be one Canada's best business schools, has a very poor social life. I have heard similar things about Ted Rogers as well, maybe because it is also a commuter school.
5. I realize that the value of a degree comes from how successful you are in achieving it, but which one of those schools offers the best career outlook? I am interesting in pursuing my masters degree then looking towards a career in finance (maybe even Accounting or Economics if my interests change).
6. Are my EC's solid enough to use for my Schulich supplementary application? Any advice or suggestions?
7. What are the interview questions for the Schulich video interview? Any tips?
8. Other than the Schulich entrance scholarship, what other scholarships should I apply to?
9. Any other helpful/insightful/interesting advice?

Thank You!
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BC English 12 Provincials for Rotman Commerce
Hello former British Columbian yconics, so I plan onto going into Rotman Commerce for Accounting and the English requirement scared me. So do you guys have any idea if they see the blended mark ,class mark and English 12 provincial, or just the class mark??? THANK YOU!!!!
University Questions
Hi everyone, decided to try getting answers to my worries on this forum. I am currently a grade 12 student in Ontario and am going to be applying for universities soon. I am genuinely looking for answers to my concerns. I was looking at applying for,life sciences at both UTM and UTSG. I was also looking at Biomedical Science and nursing at Ryerson. Other options on my list were collaborative programs like nursing at georgebrown and Seneca. As a backup I wanted to try Biomedical Science at York as well with Medical Radiation Sciences at McMaster being my last choice. As you can see I need to narrow down my choices. I think my advanced functions mark might not be good, if I can't pull it up to the low 80s, it's possible I might get around 75 because even though I've been doing good on tests recently, my mark doesn't seem to budge .I was just wondering if I stand a chance at these places, especially for life sciences. If I can get my average to around an 83-85, will I be fine. Thanks to anyone who replys and sorry for this lengthy post,
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what to take for first year ?
what courses should I take for first year if I want to go into life science at U of T?
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university summary
im a grade 12 student planning on attending university for accouting. Which univeristy is suitable for me with avg 85%?
pros? cons?
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University of Toronto Civil Engineering Transfer
I currently am in my second year at McGill University studying civil engineering. I'm not really enjoying the program and the emphasis that McGill engineering places on the theoretical side of civil. I just don't feel like I'm learning anything useful and am definitely not getting any hands on experience. Could someone provide me some insight about the civil engineering program at U of T? I've seen their curriculum and their courses seem much more applicable and less 'mathy' just by looking at their syllabuses and final exams. Any sort of advice would be great and hearing both the good and bad about the program and engineering department in general would be a great help.
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U of C acceptance Time
For the University of Calgary, I am applying for Early Admission into Kinesiology. Is there a particular deadline that I am able to accept my offer if I get accepted. For instance, is it 1 month from when you have given you Tentative Acceptance or is there a Standard date for everyone?
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Hey so i have applied to York, Laurier & University of Waterloo for Environmental studies! Are those programs hard to get into and when do those schools usually send out acceptances?? Thanks!
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Becoming a part-time student in high school
I'm in Grade 12 in Ontario and I already have five U/M credits because I took a math course over the summer and had a full load of four courses in Semester 1. In Semester 2, I have two U/M courses but couldn't get another U/M elective of my choice because everything is wait-listed, so I accepted an open course as a placeholder, thinking I'd get into one of the U/M courses when someone dropped out. That's not happening, and the open course is useless, so I want to just stick with the other two. Maybe I'll pick up a part-time job or take a course through a private on-line high school. My problem is that the Guidance department is telling me I can't drop the useless open course because it would make me a part-time student and the principal isn't approving anyone becoming a part-time student until April! Can they do that? I don't want to have to waste my time in this stupid course until April when I could be doing something more productive with my life.
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Questions about MUSIC MAJOR?
I want to do bachelors of music and major in piano. Do you think there are a lot of jobs out for there for music teachers? Is the salary for music therapist high? I am thinking of jobs like accompanist, teacher, therapist, i dont know what else. For me having a high salary and being able to find a job is very important... so i am having a hard time thinking about all this. I somewhat believe that maybe being a music major wont be helpful for my future....
However it my main interests and I dont want to study anything else..
I am thinking of applying to Laurier (Music Comprehensive) and Western (Maybe music education). For people who are in the program, or who have graduated from comprehensive and education programs of music, how was it? did you become successful? Did you enjoy it?

Thank you
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Nipissing Univeirsity for Nursing
Pros & cons?
Please give me any information you can:)

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Chances of getting in?
I'm applying to the following business programs:
- Schulich BBA
- Queen's Commerce
- Laurier BBA
- Waterloo Accounting and Financial Management
- UofT Rotman
- UTSC Co-op Management 
- Brock Accounting

My first report card marks are (btw my school is non seminster):
English: 82
Advanced Functions: 92
Calculus: 80
Families: 92
Accounting: 93
Data: 98
International Business 95 (completed in summer school)
Average with calc: 90
Average without calc: 92

ECs are: 
- VP for JA company
- A head for my school's charity committee 
- Student mentor
- Library helper
- Tutor
- DECA general member and general member of other clubs

Yeah my english and calc marks are really bad. But my calc mark is all vectors as we don't start calc until next year. I find vectors really hard and I never did physics. My ECs are pretty average too. My main choice is Schulich so thank goodness I don't have to use calc. I may not apply for Rotman as my english and calc marks are bad and I do not want to go to Rotman at all. That would be my last choice. Also, I'm not applying for Ivey as it is 50% grades and 50% supplementary so i do not think I would get in as my ECs are not great. And I do not like the idea of the 2 year program.

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How do we get the supplementary application for Schulich BBA and Laurier BBA?
How are we supposed to get our supplementary application to fill out for various business programs? I'm in grade 12 right now and applying to a bunch of programs and I was wondering how we're going to get our supplementary application info
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Will I get accepted to Laurier BBA?
I know the admission average is expected to be higher this year because of the new building. Does anyone know that the expected cut off this year will be? Also my completed grade 12 marks and midterm marks are as follows:
Data- 87
Classic Civ-90
Adv Functions- 85
Sports & Entertainment Marketing- 93
Economics- 89
This averages out to an 89%. Will I get accepted? 
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McGill Early Admission Offers??
Hi I think we're all here in the waiting game excited to hear back from McGill Uni and other schools we've applied to. I'm looking to get into their Life Sciences program...

If you get an offer, please be so kinda as to letting us know when you received an offer, for what program and your percentage.

This way, we can all go through this process together so best of luck! I hope everyone gets in :) And for those who got in, congrats!!

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Waterloo Engineering Admission 2016
Hello fellow prospective Waterloo students!

My name is Bo and I'm a second-year Software Engineering student and Engineering Ambassador at the University of Waterloo. I know many of you are keen to study at Waterloo. I hope this thread will be very useful for you guys. I also started my blog: https://bopeng.io to write about my first year experience. I'll also be writing about the University admission process, and specifically for Engineering programs!

List any questions below! I will try my best to respond to your questions daily.

Admissions 2015: How it's going to work by Prof Bill Anderson

Useful Links:
Professor Bill Anderson's Blog on Waterloo Engineering Admissions
Waterloo Engineering Shadow Program
OUAC Important Dates
Which Engineering Program is right for you? Quiz
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