I still haven't decided where I'm going to school in the fall... I'm so confused! To give my situation a bit of context, I left high school with a 93% average and accepted York's offer with the hope and intention of law school thereafter. In all honesty, I feel as though I'm putting 'all of my eggs in one basket' so to speak. What if I decide I don't want to be a lawyer, or can't get into law school? Then what? This thought is very arduous mentally, albeit I do think I would be at the top of my class and probably do quite well at York. Is it a risk worth taking? Conversely, if I attend Mcmaster I may not have as high of a GPA, but I would be at a school with a great reputation, which would be beneficial if I decide to apply to graduate school abroad. It is also worth noting that Mcmaster offers a myriad of degree offerings. One of which is Labour Studies, which is unique to Mcmaster and offers direct entry to the job market in human resources. In the likely event I don't get into law school, in this case there is an actual job at the other end. If I went to York, I would most likely major in sociology and/or political science. If I went to Mcmaster and did terribly, well then I could always go to York. If the reverse occurred, I hear it can be a difficult process getting out of York. I would also be one-two weeks behind in course selection if I decide to go to Mcmaster, which may mean some courses could be full. I already have a timetable at York that I am pleased with.
* Disclaimer, please don't judge as arrogant or self absorbed, merely trying to provide full picture*
I am an attractive white blonde girl who has lived a privileged upbringing. My fear is I will be a minority at York and one of the few pretty white blonde girls. I have visited the campus a couple of times and observed this myself. York seems to be populated by mainly students of the Asian, Indian, and African American ethnicity. Please don't misunderstand me, I am not a racist and believe in diversity. But, this must include an equal amount of Caucasians. I hope you understand my point, I can't articulate it much better. I also have friends at Mcmaster, know no one at York, and much prefer Mcmaster's campus.
Where should I go?? Would Mcmaster be that much more difficult to do well at compared to York? If I go to Mcmaster am I giving up entirely on my law school dreams?
I apologize for the long post. This is a complex situation that deserves the attention and critically analysis to make the right decision. I need to make a decision quickly, so please reply and as soon as possible. I appreciate all thoughts. Thanks you!
Is it cheaper to live on campus or to live in a rental apartment? I'll be going into my first year and I'm big about healthy eating. I like to make my own meals so I would preferably like a space where I can make my own meals. However, cost is an issue as well. Any advice?
I had a grade 12 average of 80.5%, and had a 55 in grade 11 physics, and never took pre-calculus. My university average is a 95.3% which included A+'s in linear algebra, calculus 1 and 2, organic chemistry, biology, computer programming classes, etc.
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.
Well, I'll be going to grade 10 next year, and I'll be taking Physics 11. Like the title stated, how hard is Physics 11? So far, I find the resistance, current, and voltage calculation stuff easy. What do you learn in Physics 11?
Has anyone used University Hub's admission consulting services? Is anyone considering hiring a consultant when they apply to university this year? It seems like the consultants on University hub can give me some great advice on writing my applications as they offer some great advice on their web page regarding admission to top programs like QC and Mac BHSc. I would like to hear about your experiences or interest and opinions on the admission consulting service they offer.
Hey! I am going into grade 11 and am focusing mostly on mathematics and science courses. I learn better on my own (in class I find I tend to have wandering thoughts such as im hungry or i could really use a nap if the teacher doesn't have a very engaging teaching method ). I enjoy textbook learning and learn better through watching youtube videos and reading textbooks on my own time so i was contemplating the idea of using my 2 months to slowly go over the curriculum (from what course outlines and textbooks i have found online) for my chem physics bio french and functions class. I figure i might learn better and achieves higher grades doing so so i am aware of what the class is learning in a sense before and during the lesson. Has anyone done this before? Opinions? Tips?
I'm planning on going to U of G, and just wondering about other peoples' experiences at Guelph. Academics/Classes, Profs, Campus, studentlife, atmosphere etc. If you could comment about your experience and what program you were in that would be great, thanks in advance!
Brock university? please don't make the same mistake as we did. It's horrible" this university is not organized in any department. The chair of the science department was doing research on face book, lol" because some students expressed how they felt about a prof on Facebook and got in trouble. We have exams with no proctors we have instructors who walk in late for exams. obviously that doesn't always happen, but it did" so If you can walk & talk come to Brock"
I got job offers because I have connections I actually had to hide the fact that I was at Brock. Brock university is not worth it. plus all the trouble that goes along with it" The university is not reputable. Now this is just part of the academic aspect"
university life? don't even think about it it's a WASTE! St. Catharines is a retirement city bring your granny maybe it will be fun playing bingo in your free time lol"
some students won't express this because they don't want to be looked at in a bad way, I just laugh" because they already know the truth "the mistake they made being at Brock"
why would you pay years of loans to a university like this even if it was free I wouldn't go back" and Don't be fooled when they say its good now" LMAO this university just get's worse annually.
Equal rights? lol, there are white supremacist here, and this is coming from a white person!
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 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.
I know that this forum is more eastern Canada dominated but I live in western Canada and I would prefer to stay in this part of Canada. The four schools I would like to know more about is university of Calgary haskyane school of business, university of Alberta school of business, sauder school of business ubc, and beedie school of business sfu. I would like to pursue accounting and later go for the cpa designation. Also I plan on doing a Masters in accounting in USA,then pursue the cpa. I would like anyone that knows these business schools to please tell me if they are good schools and the pros and cons of each. Thank you.