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Bad Guidance Counsellor
So I have an appointment with the guidance counsellor tomorrow, and she is a pain in the ass. She told me not to take English in summer school because she thought it was going to be to difficult, but i ended up getting a 92. So basically tomorrow i have an appointment with her, and I want to take a grade 11 course a year early. I know that she is not going to agree. What do I do?
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University application question
I'm going to be applying to universities for computer science later  this year (hoping for ubc) and I was wondering whether releasing an app looks good for my application.

I ask this  because I almost finished an app but don't want to bother releasing since it was a learning experience. But if it looks good for my application I will buy a license and release it.

Pre-Med Programs
What are undergrad programs that will potentially help you get into med school but will also provide you with another career path if med school doesn't work out? I'm looking for programs that have multiple job opportunities related to medicine...any suggestions would be helpful!
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6, 7, OR 8 courses?
Basically I'm a grade 12 student in a dilemma. I wish in my earlier years i could have thought to taken some grade 12 courses. Now I'm going into grade 12 with nothing. I need to know how many courses I should take. Here is a list of courses I have right now:

Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Advanced Function
Calculus and vectors
French (because I'm in french immersion)
Geography (because I'm in french immersion)

I need to know if taking more courses would be a good idea or would it turn out to be disastrous. My main goal is to get into top business schools. If you agree with taking more courses do you have any recommendations on courses I should take wheter it be online or in school. THANKS!
If you apply to early acceptance and are not accepted, are you still considered the same as if you applied later like in Janurary?
My grade 11 marks were not the best 
Social Science- 91
Bio- 78
English 85 

I am currently getting an 89 in bio so I am already off to a better start than last year. I have changed my study habits and I know my grade 12 marks will be better. I don't know if it will be worth it applying for early acceptance because my grade 11 marks were not that great. If I do apply and I am not accepted early, will the universities I applied early to still look at me or will they pass on me because they already examined my marks early on and didn't want me? 

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How much sleep do you get during regular school days?
On your regular school days in high school (Grade 11/ Grade 12) how much sleep do you get? What time do you wake up at and what time do you sleep at? does sleeping less by maximizing more time for studying worth it and is it useful? Are you able to concentrate at school the next day? What is your average?

Thank you in advance!
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Prospective Ontario Nursing Student
Hello everyone!

I am looking to apply to Ontario nursing programs for the 2017 year. I am mainly considering staying in Ontario, but would be open to other options. 
Currently schools I am looking at include McMaster, Queens, Western, Ryerson and Ottawa U. I have a 91.5% average.

What are the main differences between these schools?
What are the various admission averages?
Are there any other location, cost or cultural factors to keep in mind when choosing between these schools?

If anyone has experience or information regarding these various programs that would be very much appreciated!
UBC Classes
Hi there! Im planning on applying to ubc this year and I am curious about what classes I can take. Can I take any classes? Like can I take classes offered in a different faculty? For example if I get into forestry but I take classes in the health sciences faculty.  Is that possible?
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Does playing an instrument appeal to UBC?
If I'm in the arts/honour level orchestra at my school and take 1-2 hr lessons outside school, will it appear I'm all rounded? Along with some community service?

Honestly, I don't understand why sports seems to be more preferred than music. There's no season in music, so we practice for at least 2-3 hours until we get exhausted every single day, and we still need to show up on early mornings a couple of times every week. We do have competitions, and we never let our skill level lower than the day before. What's the difference between putting down "violin" and "volleyball"?
And yes, there is teamwork. We need to agree on the bowings, and make sure we are adjusted to 25 other people as much as we can.
does ubc go over every single eligible application that meets minimal requirements?
i heard that ubc picks applications "randomly"
So not everyone gets to have their application even looked into?

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UBC students! Please help :(((
Did all of you guys do some sort of sport in high school to get in during your senior years?
If I don't do a sport but im I'm clubs like helping hands, volunteer, career exploration and play the trumpet will that still not be enough? Like was everyone accepted to UBC some sort of athlete in high school?
UBC/SFU/UVIC admissions
Just wondering what your highschool averages were when applying to post secondary. Please include faculty,university, and average. Thanks!
Early Acceptance-Pros and Cons(?)
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. 
Thanks for your help! 
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Culinary Pathway Path
I want to be a chef but I don't know where to start from. I was thinking of a four year plan at George Brown College and then get an internship at restaurant then go to culinary school. But my parents don't except this path. They believe that I will become a good engineer.
To those starting grade 12...
I've been waiting to graduate for so long because I hate my high school, but as the days have passed ive noticed that im becoming more nervous for this year. Do any of you feel this anxiety building up? How are you coping with it?
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Applying for University
I'm going to grade 12 this year and don't know what to do with my schedule. I want to go into sciences/med and I'm not sure if I should have biology first semester or second. Is it better to submit the final mark or the midterm mark? Right now, I had biology 2nd semester, but I knew I was going to have this crazy hard teacher I had last year who will barely let me get 85% so I switched it to first semester. Now I'm just worried the exam will hurt me. Did I make the right choice? Should important marks be midterm or final?
If I want to attend Winter Session Can I Do a Victory Lap?
If I want to attend Winter Session Can I Do a Victory Lap?

My school is semestered.

September - February 

February - June

I am not sure if I want to as I would have to have to wait until next September.
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Taking spares in grade 12
We received timetables from our school, and I was considering whether or not i should drop 2 courses for spares.
My schedule is:
English, adv functions, law, chem
Physics, accounting, calc, french
is it wise to drop law and accounting? I will definitely drop law but is accounting worth taking or not?
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Could I still get into Sciences/Education?
Just got my English 12 mark (BC) and overall it is 77. In class 81 and provincial 72. 
My advantages are science/math courses (since I moved from an international school from Shanghai) Looking at a 92-96 average between Bio Chem Physics and Math.
Other pluses
Currently I am working at Richmond Night Market.
Also I am a volunteer captain in community centre with +200 hours .
Baseball player but not the best so would not be able to make the university team.
Will be hosting a small club in school. 
The disadvantage is my English mark from above. Also I do not play any music instruments. 

I would like to go to UBC or U of T. But would be fine with any good universities in Canada.
Notebooks vs Loose leaf
Hey, so schools about to start soon and I was wondering if I should buy a bunch of loose leaf paper for taking notes or buy  200 page notebooks for each course. What's your take?
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A degree in environmental science?
I was thinking of pursuing a degree in environmental science. Are there lots of jobs that you can get with this degree? What kind of jobs require this degree? Also, what school offers the best program in Ontario?
Mcgill University: Academic Record
After picking up my pieces, I decided my main choice of university for health sciences, which is Mcgill. I say this because after major trouble by home, consistent bullying, and stress, I fell into major depression and this severely impacted my grades. I entered grade 11 midterms with
Biology: 80%
Health care: 95%
Art: 93%
Sociology, Anthropology and psychology: 85%
From there it went downhill and I finished failing 2 core courses for my program (Math and Chemistry), and barely passing RELIGION and English. I'd reached such a low, my personality had been put apart, I didn't even know how to learn.
After recovering my mental health, I decided to begin to but my self back together for grade 12. Going into grade 11 I initially wanted planed on applying to mcmasters health science as my principal pushed me to, but that's down the drain because of my atrocious grade 11 marks and the exclusivity of spots. I would even consider staying back a year to redo my grade 11, but the transcript is still ruined. Mcgill is a top choice for me as the admissions standards page for the school site states they consider the top 6 grade 12 marks.  Although, looking at the "what we look for" page, Mcgill states that academic record is taken into consideration. Failed and repeated courses are also looked at. With this being said, If I were to achieve over a 93% average in grade 12, what chances would I still have to get into the health sciences program with my ruined transcript. Keep in mind I failed two core courses. Is it possible for me to explain what led to my suffering grades when applying for admission?  Thank You
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To anyone that took Grade 12 Philosophy
Hi everyone! I'm going into gr.12 this year and I took the philosophy course just because I didn't want to take religion again, but I'm not sure what this course really is about. So I have a few questions to ask if you guys don't mind answer:  

  1.What did this course teach?  
  2. Did you enjoy it?  
  3. Any tips I should know going into this course?  
  4. What were your assignments like?  
  5. If you don't mind answering, what was your final grade in this course?  

Thank you for answering c:
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Getting into canadian universities
I am looking to study business at Western, Queens, or Rotman. I just wanted to know if I had a shot at getting in. I will be completing the IB diploma program next year so my average isn't as high as the regular kids. Also, is it necessary for me to do EC in my Gr.12 year or would that be a waste of time? In Gr.11 I started my own club at school and attended many business conferences/competitions. 
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