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2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science student in LFS; now I'm a second year student for 2015-2016. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

p.s. Yes, Ana Steele and Shia LaBeouf "went" here.
Canadian University - Business School Questions / Application Questions
Hi, I have a variety of questions here so i'll list them for the ease of convenience:

First off though I will say something about myself, I am a 17 year old male living in British Columbia and currently have an 88% average upon graduation from high school. My courses were as follows: Law 12 - 91%, Pre-calc:89%(upgraded however), History 12 - 93%, Economics: 94%, Drafting and Design: 92% and lastly (and the focus of some of the questions) English 12: 76%

My extra-curricular / accomplishments are as follows:

Captain of high school Rugby team 2013
Provincial champion of youth div 2 soccer of the 2013/14 and 15/16 seasons
Proffesional soccer tryouts in Germany for teams such as VFR Garching and FC Bayern Munich II 2014/15 year
Futsall Provinical champion 2013/14
Works currently at Starbucks 
Has received distinction in marks
(couple more, but I cannot remember off the top of my head)

Letters of recommendation:

Law 12 Teacher, Economics 12 Teacher, Respected doctor in the BC district

I hope to potentially get more during my current gap year from school from people in the field of study im interested in (commerce)

NOW for the questions I referenced earlier:

1. My dream colleges I want to go to are Queens University, Western Ontario and UBC. Currently what are my chances of getting in? What are my chances if I upgraded English 12? What universities would you recommend?

2. Is it advisable to upgrade my English 12? If i were to upgrade it when do you advise getting it finished by if I hope to go to University next year? 

3. Could anyone potentially tell me the "best" times to apply for university? I know it varies per University.

4. Would I potentially be able to apply and gain conditional acceptance to (UBC, Queens, Western) on the condition that my English 12 mark reaches percentage x.

5. Most advisable University if my current choices are unrealistic (Please, don't tell me they are :)) 

Lastly I would like to state that while my English 12 mark was low (extremely low) that my teacher (not to be "that guy" and blame the teacher") was absolutely horrendously bad and marked to the extremity (My mark was among the top "best" marks for the class)

Also one final thing, Please no LOL your screwed go die answers. I'm looking for actual advice and i'm hoping people can hopefully provide some insight :)

ANYWAY enough of the wall of text, I'm happy to be apart of the forums :)  


Admission Questions? Ask a Current UBC Student!
Hi guys,

I always remember finding this forum really useful back when I was applying for universities in 2012, and I'd like to offer you the opportunity to actually get some hard knowledge about admissions rather than just hearsay. Though I'm in Sauder, I can answer any questions regarding direct entry to all UBC programs, Sauder transfer applications, and general university stuff.

You should all also take a look at the holy grail of UBC admissions, specifically table 18 where all admission averages for all programs for entry in 2013W are outlined.

Hope to see you all at UBC in September!
Current UBC student - ask me anything
I'm a second year Computer Engineering UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in rez, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC.
 

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring. This is my second forum post, my old one was getting huge and a bit unwieldy. 
Going into UBC this September. Answering any admission related questions!
Hey guys,

I was accepted to UBC Sauder this April! UBC was my first and only choice and I am so glad that I got in. I am starting this September.

I will be able to answer any admission question you guys might have. But keep in mind that I live in BC so I am only familiar with the BC admission system!

I honestly believe that I am almost an expert in the UBC's admission system :P I spent countless hours researching and phoning UBC that in the end, I knew more than  some enrollment service professionals who were often clueless when I tried to ask a question.

Ask away!


Do universities care if you are on a sports team?
I've heard that universities want a well-rounded student, but so far I've only been focussing on my academics. My average is around 91% and I have decent EC's. Do you think I still need to do something athletic? By the way, I want to get into UBC Sauder.
I need help but plz dont mock my situation
So heres my problem: I screwed up some prerequisite engineering courses in gr12. So during this entire summer I went to private school to upgrade my marks since i dont want to risk anything. My average so far is 84 after 2 repeats, and I am planning on to repeat more courses so i can have a higher average (maybe high 80s to low 90s). Ive already excluded UofT and Waterloo in my plan. So my question is what are my chances of getting into school like Ryerson, Ottawa, Carleton, UOIT or any other ontario school for engineering, computer science, or math? I really appreciate if anyone would give me some genuine information or advices. Thanks!!
What UWO Programs Have the Best Job Placement?
If we forget about Ivey, which of the following programs at Western have the best job placement right after graduation: BMSc, BMOS, MIT? If you can find any websites with employment statistics for the graduates of each program, or share your own experiences and opinions with these programs, I would really appreciate it (I could only find the stats for BMSc). Would it be better to do BMOS at UWO or a BBA at a school like laurier or mcmaster? 

Thanks
Do I have a chance? Vlap again?
Hey guys, I want to apply for engineering for 2014

These are my final gr 12 marks:
( Some repeats)
Calculus 93
Advanced Functions 87
English 86
Physics 77
Social studies 85
Chem 63

What ontario schools do I have a chance at?
Also should I retake chemistry again?
I'm in alberta currently, if that's of any concern.
++ this may or may not factor in, but I will be 21 by the time I start school.
PROS AND CONS OF COMMUTING VS LIVING ON RESIDENCE
I am trying to convince my parents to let me live on residence for University instead of commuting. I know the pro's that affect me but I want to be realistic and acknowledge the con's that my over protective parents will only see. Also knowing more pro's that I haven't acknowledged myself is good to add. Consider anything and everything that would be a pro or con for you personally because it just might resonate with me. Thanks in advance.
Why is there not enough seats to accompany future med students?
So why isn't there? Medical schools receive very qualified students; yet turn down many due to spots available. Canada is facing a doctor shortage. Wouldn't it be more logical to open more spots?
I need help... Queens Commerce vs Ivey HBA vs Rotman Commerce vs Mcgill Commerce
Honestly speaking, Queens and Western were the two most appealing campuses for me and obviously they have incredible programs, but my parents and everyone around me keep telling me I have higher chances of getting a job in Manhattan or Silicon Valley (My end goal) if I go to Rotman or Mcgill... AKA schools with a little bit better international reputation. At the end of the day I don't want to sacrifice my chances of attaining my goal just because the beds are nicer in Kingston or London, sure I may not like residence in Montreal or Toronto for four years but at least I'll be happy achieving my goal. If this is possible, can we start an unbiased discussion on how I should go about making my decision How the heck am I ever going to be able to decide... I swear I am losing hair stressing about this incredibly difficult decision. I should also mention I have no idea whether I want to go into marketing, finance or accounting.
Best university in Ontario for chemical engineering?
Which is the best university in Ontario to pursue chemical engineering? Also tell me why you think so. Thanks
Not getting accepted because of repeated courses???
I'm in the situation where I have repeated more than 2 courses and my average is 77. I haven't been accepted to any of the programs I have applied too (for social sciences) yet. Just wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation? What are the chances of me getting in to my programs? (I have applied to UofT, McMaster, and Waterloo)
2nd year ECE student @ Waterloo - AMA
Going into 2B Computer Engineering at Waterloo, feel free to ask me anything
Will a regular sized bagpack do for uni?
Title says it all. Do you carry a lot of stuff like in high school such as many binders and textbooks? Or will it be more like just a laptop and a binder/book? Thanks in advance.
Royal Military College of Canada

I am going into grade 11 and am curious if I am on the right path if I want to go to RMC. I am in the IB program and have 250+ volunteer hours so far.


My Grades at the end of grade 10 were as follow:

Math: 81%

Science: 73% (normally is higher)

Visual Arts: 95%

French: 80%

Civics: 96%

History: 92%

Gym: 78%

English: 74%

Civics: (Can't remember of the top of my head)


Extracurrilculars: Art Gallery of Ontario's Youth Council, swimming (instructor), Volunteer Toronto's Youth Auditor program, school's tennis team two years running, Ontario Model Parliement (only for one year), golf, volunteer with elemetary school's gym teacher.


I am interested in RMC's Military and Strategic Studies program or their Military Psychology and Leadership program.


I also have asthma which is triggered by cold and excersise, but I am working on being able to control it.


Am I on the right path? Any suggestions on how to improve?


Switch to UofT Eng from Mac Health science
some relevant electives I'm taking are calculus, physics, and linear algebra. do you think my other courses in health science could count as mandatory electives that uoft engineers also have to take? also do you think it's easier to switch to mcmaster engineering after first semester and then to uoft engineering?
Sauder 2016/ 2017 transfer thread
Hi Guys!!

I want to transfer to UBC sauder from sfu arts and would really like some helpful tips!!! This thread is also for other people wanting to transfer. I'm want to get in for second year!! Thanks in advance! 
EC's and/or marks?
I've talked to a lot of people about this and I'm getting mixed results from people:

Some people are telling me that universities don't care about EC's and only look at your marks but some people say universities care about both. 

I'm involved in a lot of things (I volunteer at the hospital, seniors home, with this youth organization etc) and in school I'm planning on joining the ambassadors team and DECA. 

I want to go into the medical field (mostly likely health sci) so i just wanted to know if I should continue with these EC's or will it affect my grade 12 GPA? 
[in grade 11 I was in no EC's and managed to get a good GPA, so now that I'm going into grade 12.. I don't want to risk joining a lot of EC's and have it affect my marks]

Please let me know what you guys think and what else I should join for my EC's.

Thank you in advance!
B-School 2016 Applicants Thread
This thread is for all students aspiring to go off to a top B-School next September! Post your grade 11 average as well as your ECs!
Me: 89.9 grade 11 average
ECs: Club President, Event Chair, Mock Trials
Transition from Grade 10 to 11? Help!
I've been commonly told that high school from grade 9 and 10 is irrelevant and easy; however, grade 11 is supposedly the hardest from high school. In my school, it's called "The Year of Tears" in my school. Is there any tips, experiences that any of you guys are willing to share?
Ask Anything About Waterloo AFM, SAF and CPA Here!
Hello prospective AFMers. I am an undergrad in AFM and I am here to answer any questions you may have regarding to AFM, SAF, Coop, CPA, or anything about Waterloo that is SAF related! 

UPDATE: Hi everyone, I am back. I had to avoid you guys so I don't get bombarded with questions like, "Do you think I can get in". Congrats on all the acceptances! Let me know if you need help for anything!