So, I am currently in grade eleven, and am sitting on a 90% average exactly. Long story short, last year in grade 10 I went through a period of depression and extreme lack of motivation. As a result of this, my grades dropped (of course) and I ended up actually failing English 10 and was put in a position of having to retake it.
I would love to study life sciences at MacMaster, UofT, Guelph or Mcgill (order of preference being Guelph<Mac<Mgill<UofT.) Will having a repeated grade 10 course due to failure jeopardize my chances of admittance to these institutions? I attend school in British Columbia if that is relevant.
My main point, and I cannot emphasize this enough, is to be sure to have an alternate career path ready. Only a small percentage of pre-med or pre-law students actually graduate into medical or law school. The acceptance rate is only around 10%, while the attrition rate is very high (75-80%). And unless you make it through med or law school, that biochemistry or polisci degree isn't going to do you much good.
hi im a grade 12 student and i was curious about the difference between the two doctoral degrees geared towards in the field of engineering. Some sources cite the D.eng as a higher doctrate in engineering in U.K.
I applied with a university transfer average of 95.3% + several EC's, and a grade 12 average of 80.5%.
By the way, I had a 55 in grade 11 physics, and never took pre-calculus in high school. Nonetheless, I was still able to get A+'s in linear algebra, calculus 1 and 2 in university.
My goal here is to provide students advice, and answer questions concerning the admission process at these universities. Moreover, I would also like to share advice to students with low high school marks on what they can do to get into schools like U of T, UBC, etc.
Edit: I see some of you are confused, I did not apply to any of these universities out of high school. I first went to the university in my province, obtained a 95% average, then applied as a transfer applicant.
I was just wondering if these courses throughout the grade 11 and 12 years will be manageable, I am going for a 90+ average in both years and could anyone recommend study tips? By the way, I want to get into western Richard Ivey the business program and queens
English done in summer school
Grade 12 english being done over the year in private school
English done in private school
Probability and Data management done in summer school
I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.
Background: - First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA - Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years - Currently doing a spring semester
You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!
And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:
WHEN SEARCHING FOR 1ST CO-OP: - Avg (both major and overall) ~80% - ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff - Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour
Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from (in no particular order): RBC x2, Canadian Tire Financial Services, Imperial Oil (Alberta), Ontario Securities Commission (CPA Approved), Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Big 4 Audit (Toronto), Suncor (Alberta), TeamBuy .ca, Big 4 Audit (Calgary) and CPP Investment Board.
Note: These were not all co-op positions, some were just summer internship interviews.
AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry): - Rejected from BAcc Co-op - Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6
So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!
*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here
I'm gonna be grade 12 next year. I signed up for English in July & Data Management in August for summer school, and I will take Chemistry, Exercise Science & Adv. Functions in the first semester plus Biology & Calculus in the second semester.
My question is that will I get early acceptance from the following universities by having 5 courses before February? :
I just finished grade 11 and I'll be applying to UBC this fall. Since the personal profile is a big part of your application, what are some questions that they ask? I want to prepare myself for them and start thinking about them in advance so I would appreciate any help.
Also, any tips on writing good answers? I'm not the best creative writer so I'm a bit worried that my PP might not be as good as others :/
I've always wanted to volunteer in Africa for an orphanage or something. I am planning on going in December and I was just wondering if this would count as a good EC to write about for business programs in universities like Queen's, Western, Schulich, Laurier etc. Thank you!
I and many others on this forum are pursuing a CPA designation and would probably want to work at a big 4 firm. I think it would be beneficial if someone who is currently working there this summer or recently worked there as a student could answer some questions for us.
This will probably get a lot of hate but I think you guys should know this. A lot of asian families believe that if you don't have a degree in business, science or engineering you are a failure but this is not true. I have finished my engineering degree at UofT over a year ago and still have not found a job or at least something sustainable. My bestfriend since middle school went into the trades and learned how to become a plumber. He made money while learning and the company he did his apprenticeship with hired him and he is making over 50k a year in his second year of working. Someone else who I connected with on facebook who I went to highschool with years ago never went to uni and he makes 70k a year repairing elevators.
I'm not saying don't go to university but think first, if I was not a child of immigrants who worked hard to get to Canada I would have most likely would not go to uni and be better off than I am right now.
And what are you doing to reach your goal (Ecs, undergrad choice, research etc...)?? And what are your alternative careers if you decided you didn't want to go to med school anymore or didnt get accepted?
I am transferring from KPU with about 60 credits from 1st year science and 1st year engineering. I am trying to get into the Biomedical Engineering program at UVic. My status has been "File Forwarded to Department" since June 4th and it's been a month now. Does it really take this long? Can anyone give me a timeline on when I'll get an update?
Also, does file forwarded to department mean they're evaluating my credits or I'm on the waitlist? Waiting is driving me crazy!
As you probably know if you're applying to Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, the program just started last year meaning that my class is the first ever class of Biomeds here! It also means that there's very little information available for prospective students for both the application process and what the program is actually like. If you have any questions regarding the program, the admission process, or Waterloo Engineering in general please feel free to ask me!