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I got an email from brock but my friend didnt?
I got an email containing my campus ID. My friend hasnt received one and she applied wayy before me. Why??
Do you guys think I can get in?
Hi guys, I'm concerned with my current situation because I just applied with around 6 programs ish. 

I'm lapping because I screwed up 1-2 courses last year and ended with an average of 74. Then, I decided to stay an extra semester and did not apply last year at all. The problem is, right now on the transcript does not show my marks for this semester because it's not over until January. But people told me to apply before the Christmas break so that's what I did. 

With this semester, I can at least boost my average up to 83 ish. Just that right now they won't see it because mid-term does not show and so my concern is, will they look at my marks now without this unfinished semester then reject me, or they will wait for a bit until feb because i'm still at school? Also, does early acceptance have anything to do with me anymore since I already finished high school with enough grade 12 credits. 

By the way, all the programs I applied for are york,, uts and trent for Poli Sci, and health  studies at Mcmaster and york. These are all cut off for around 75-80. 

I would love to hear replies, much appreciates. 
Why is everyone on this forum so dead set on telling kids not to go into any given program?
I understand that it's hard to find jobs in some fields. I'm sure almost everyone on here does as well. It seems that every post i see, there's always some anonymous commenter discouraging them and telling them "good luck working at starbucks/mcdonalds/burger king/etc." I just saw something that said the only useful degrees were engineering and computer science. Do you think that Engineers and Comp. Sci majors can do every job that our complex society needs? No, they can't. Yes, it may be hard to find a high paying job with certain degrees but who are you to assume that making money is all someone cares about? Coming from the home of a single mother who makes a little over 50k a year, I can tell you that having an average paying job isn't hell like people on here make it out to be. I would never go against what i aspire to do based on the amount of money I'd start off making.

It just seems that some people are so dead-set on tearing people's goals down on here and I just wanted to let people know that their degree isn't "useless" if it doesn't get them a job paying 100k off the bat.
Queens Commerce
What are your opinions on Queens Commerce program? I plan to do an MBA later on and go into Investment Banking or Management so do you think doing Queens Commerce as an undergraduate is a good idea? I though about doing a BBA instead from Schulich or Ivey but I think Queens will be a better fit for me. What are your thoughts?
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Ivey AEO Applications Questions
Hey guys,

I was wondering if i have a decent shot at getting the AEO statues, this has been really freaking me out since i really really want to go to the school 

I have mid-high 80's so far but i think my marks will go up second semester since i have easier courese then. And my EC's are:

swim team captain
prefect head
school leadership camp program leader (2 years)
volunteering in the Philippines 
around 600 volunteer hours
school basket ball team manager (3 years)
cross country team (2 years)
exec for a school event

Do you guys think if i et my marks up i have a chance? Please let me know!!!

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Kinesiology and Honours Science
Hello everyone, just a question to ask: Is it easier to switch from Honours Science to Kinesiology or vice versa?
B.A Economics with Finance or BBA Finance at Laurier for jobs in banking.
Hey I am in Grade 12 and I am considering BBA and Econ at Laurier only. I was wondering if there was a difference when it came to getting jobs in the finance industry. I checked Laurier's course requirements for both BBA Finance and BA in Economics and Finance and the only difference seems to be that BBA focuses more on general business, marketing and HR topics, and Econ with Finance only replaces those courses with economics related courses. Not accounting for Co-op, which is the more viable option for getting a job in Finance?
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Best business undergraduates programs to apply to in Ontario??
I was wondering what undergrad programs are the best for accounting or finance for 2015 in Ontario? Please list the top 5, and also list the averages. I need an idea for what programs to apply for.
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Chance of getting accepted?
Ok from today I am going to apply for universities!
I am going to apply to waterloo, (maybe)UofT, Queens, Simon Fraser, (maybe)McMaster, UBC and western ontario.
I am going to take comp-sci(of course with co-op if there is); my grade 12 marks are like this:
English "76" Pre-calculus12A "97", Pre-calculus12B "98" and Chemistry "91"
These are the only grade 12 non-elective classes I took, and I am going to take Physics12 and Bio12 next semester.
Please let me know if I have chance of getting accpeted! =) cus if there is like 0% chance why would I bother to apply?

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Have questions about engineering applications? (UW/UTSG/Queen's/McMaster)
Hey everyone! (current grade 12s)
A year ago I was in your shoes stressing out about applications and things like averages, OUAC, supplementary essays/interviews, etc.  I know it can feel overwhelming at first, but if you have any questions about the process, feel free to ask me here! Upper years on these forums answered many of my past questions and while I'm just starting first-year at UW, I have gone through the whole application thing (applied/accepted to Waterloo, U of T, Queen's, and Mac's eng programs) and will do my best to help you out.  

tldr; any questions on engineering-specific applications, shoot them my way and I'll try to help yall out :)

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Digital Marketing/Media Programs??
Hi there! 

I've been researching for programs that would help me pursue something along the lines of digital marketing/media?? I could only find UWaterloo's Global Business and Digital Arts. 

Does anyone know of some university programs that are good for digital marketing? Thank you so much!
Whats the difference between them?? I know what they are but I just dont understand the actual differences(details)..and the thing is; which one is more important????
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Is there any undergrad Media studies in Western? If yes, is it a good choice?
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guys do you think is it possible to study economics but to take media classes at the same time? do you think it ld be weird?
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Computer Science and Engineering at UoC
Hey everyone i am currently a grade 12 student planning on moving to Calgary. I was wondering if anybody got accepted into these two programs yet? I plan on using

Math 11 - 84% completed
Chem 12 - 92% in progress 
Physics 12 - 89% completed 
ELA 12 - 75% - in progress

I will not finish math 12 or calc until the end of second semester, but the expected grades for those are 95.

What are my chances of getting in? also how do admissions work based on the courses i have finished
Which is better?
So I want to go into architecture but I plan on going to college and taking the architectural technology program that's available or going to OCAD for environmental design. I am so confused because I am not sure if college or university is a better option for me.
English (ENG4U) in night school, e-learning or other??
This will probably be long, so bear with me.

I'm a grade 12 student attending a public semestered high school in Toronto (TDSB), unlike many of my friends/fellow students who took ENG4U (English, Grade 12, Uni Prep) in summer school, that meant that I had to do it in day school. The English department and its teachers are very hard, therefore many people decided to bypass day school and do it in summer school. In grade 11, I got a final mark of 74% in ENG3U, so I felt decent getting into ENG4U. So ENG4U was placed for this semester with a teacher known to be strict and a hard marker, for the first mark update (late October) I was getting a 52% with a class median of 62% and the mark going into the midterms I was at a 50% w/ class median of 64%, worried and confused on my marks, I talked to my teacher on my current progress, seeing what I can do better/improve, what to expect later in the course and general feedback/recommendations. After that, I wisely decided that the teacher was definitely a hard marker and learnt that only 2 students was getting above an 80 in a university-preparation course, many of the students in my class were getting high 50s and 60s, many of the students in the class dropped the course (started with 24 students, probably now at 14) and so I decided to drop the course in order to establish a good average and maintain a stable/consistent mark.

Now I am at a point to decide where to take ENG4U outside of my current school for next semester, so far I have narrowed down doing it in TDSB night school, TDSB e-learning or others such as ILC or private school. What would be the best option?

Many of these options have many downsides to me, however I do understand that I need ENG4U to get into any university program in Ontario. For night school, it would mean that I have to travel to the nearest nigh school location (using transit) which would take about 40 minutes to get there, plus 3 hours of learning and getting back home will take about 4.5 hours and then having to do catch up on my day school homework. For e-learning, having done e-learning before for MDM4U, it is a lot of work, piles and piles of it and very limited to getting help and being in a real educative environment (ie. not knowing your teacher personally, only until the exam), I talked to a friend who did ENG4U in e-Summer School, he had mixed responses saying it was easy, but the workload was insane and many of the students got mixed marks and didn't seem consistent (ie, 50s, 60s, 80's, etc), he ended up with a 91%. My other option would be private school, which many people recommend, though I do not have much money to pay for private school, and many of the credit courses private schools seem shady and there aren't much nearby where I live. The last option is ILC, however the whole ILC process looks quite confusing and I don't know anyone who have token it and get an opinion on it.


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Indians at Wateloo
Hi I'm an international student from India. I've applied for a BS in computer science and another one with a Double Major in CS and Business.
I searched the web but couldn't find any resources about the stats of current indians at UW.
My stats :
10th : 10/10
11th : 80%
12th midterm : 76% - schools here set a difficult midterm paper.
Predicted : 90%+
ACT: 32
AP Phyics:Electricity :4
AP Phyics: Magnetism :4
AP CS : 4
** self studied for Phy. For CS, self studied Java in 2 weeks. Had been programming in C++ before that.

+ some good detailed EC's like 10+ years of soccer- getting selected in the national development program.
Founding my own NGO to work on issues of women safety in India ( raising $5000) and a few of them related to CS.
Would you please help me compare my situation with the current admits and maybe chance me too ?

Thanks a lot for the help.
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Indian seeking admission in Canadian universities.
Hi, everyone I am an Indian student in class 12 going to apply for following universities:
Uo Waterloo
Can anyone please tell me the averages required by a Indian student for CS in above universities.
Answer from  Indian students(And others too:))  will be appreciated.