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AYY GRADE 11s!
Ayyy my buds Grade 11s!

Idk if it's just me or not but Im actually having anxiety about grade 12 and idek how I am going to manage that important year

I actually think no university will accept me and I am actually hoping so much that I will do better next year because my mark right now is so low for my program at my dream school. (MCGILL DESAUTEL) -ughh so crazy. 

So yeah. Comment below about your stress and anxiety if you are in grade 11, Class of 2017! 
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When are acceptances for McMaster's Life Science program being sent? Has anyone received one yet?
So I'm currently in grade 12 and I applied for Mcmaster's Life Science program, and I was just wondering if anyone's gotten an acceptance for this program yet? What average did you have if you did? I finished off semester one with a 92.5 percent, which is making me a little nervous. Is that going to be high enough for an acceptance this month or am I going to have to suffer through several months more of anxiety for the March round of acceptances? Thanks!
Health Sciences at Laurier
Is this program any good? Does it fulfill the prerequisites for most Med/Pharm/Vet schools? How easy/difficult is it to get the 4.0 (yes "put in the work and you will achieve beyond your wildest dreams." In relation to other universities, how easy is the high average?)
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FIRST YEAR GRANT + OSAP + PROBATION LETTER ... HELP ME!!!
So basically I started the year off with four courses, ended up dropping two late in the semester and was left with 2 courses, 1 of which was a full year course. The other course ( the one thats half year) was going great until the I forgot to do a peer evaluation for an assignment that was worth 20 % so the prof gave me a 0 which I found out after the exam and ended up failing the course. Yeah I know thats terrible and I take full responsibility, First semester and first year of uni and I was and still am completely lost. Throughout me dropping these courses in the fall semester my status remained full-time student as I had a full course load waiting for me in the winter semester. I recently received a letter from osap titled probationary letter and it stated that I would have to re- apply if I wanted funding from osap. I should also add that it says I have 6 months from November 18 2015 to pay off the funding. The funding that I received from osap was 30% off tuition and low income family grant.. I RECEIVED NO LOANS. Do I have to pay it back? What can I do to cover the costs if my books, rent and ect for next semester. I really just don't know what to do.
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Ryerson Creative Industries
I feel so awful right now I can't even believe it.

So, I am a first year arts student at an Ontario university. I have not been happy with the idea of getting a general arts degree that I do not feel will help me enter the industry I want to enter. Like, really unhappy.

Then I learned more about Ryerson's Creative Industries program and it seemed like the program for me. It's also in Toronto, somewhere closer to home and where I would much rather be than where I am now.

But I have just realized how competitive this program is. I understand many people got in with an average of about 90%. In high school, I graduated with an 83 average, firstly because I trying to reach the admissions expectations of the program I am currently in which is lower than Creative Industries and secondly because after getting in with an 86 average during midterms, I breathed a sigh of relief and let my grades slip.

In university, I have been doing alright. I am in five full-year courses and after midterms I had one B, one B-, one C+, one C and a D in a course where I bombed the exam. See, my problem is that I have time to pull all these marks up, as they are full year, but admission won't see it in time for it to make a difference.

I do have the opportunity to write about extenuating circumstances- I struggle with mental health and it definitely affected my high school grades, it was a very prominent issue and I also had to deal with constantly adjusting my medication which caused sleeping irregularities. It has affected my adjustment to university. But how do I argue that my mental health has affected both high school and university and still have them think I'm fit to be in this program? And how much could the letter weight, could it really convince them to accept me with an 83 high school average and a C university average?

Help me please. Right now this program is the only university option that makes me actually feel hopeful about the future in academic terms. If you are in Creative Industries and especially if you have transferred, do you know of anyone who has gotten on similar marks?

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Will I Get In
I'm in Grade 11 and am planning on applying to Queen's (Arts), McMaster (Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour), Western (Psychology and Kinesiology), Guelph (Psychology).
My first semester grade 11 marks are
Math: 80
English: 84
Biology: 87
Anthropology/Psychology/Sociology: 93
Do you think I have a chance at getting accepted? 
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advance function repeating helpp
so i am repeating advance function second semester, i did really bad first semester.
should i retake it in night school or private school, i know that i get to pay for my mark in Private school but i dont really want to pay $500, but also at the same time i want at least  82%. please help me and tell me what i should do. also the university i applied to accept repeated course and i am going into business
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Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Applicants of 2016!
This forum is or Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Applicants (Fall 2016) 

To get a better understanding of this years pool of applicants, please share the following.

1. Your admission Average (Approx.) 
2. Your 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice. 
3. EC's
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High School Class of 2016 Offers of Admissions
The Applications thread is pretty cluttered so I was thinking we could start this thread to make it easier to view when others are accepted to programs you've applied to! 

Please include in your post:
- Program
- Date of offer
- Date of application
- Admission average (Grade 11, first semester, second semester midterm - whatever was used in determining admission qualifications)
- Province
- Any supplementary information (Ex. ECs if they're required on application, predictions about quality of essays/responses)
- Any other information you deem appropriate!

Good luck guys!
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Shad Valley 2016 wait list
Hey guys! I got my letter saying I've been waitlisted for shad 2016. I decided to make a post and see if we could all kinda talk and things until we all get our final fate ?
What do you think the Laurier/Waterloo DD cutoff will be?
I applied with a 93.5%. What did you guys apply with? What average do you think I will need for a first round offer?
good luck!
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Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread
HEY GUYS 

If you have any questions on the University of Waterloo's Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) program this year and are interested in applying, dont hesitate to ask them here! I'll try to answer them as best as I can! 

For those of you who dont know what CAP is, it's basically a program designed for students who wish to pursue a field in pharmacy in the future. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE HERE: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/future-students/conditional-admission-pharmacy-cap ALSO be sure to check out the FAQ section too because they usually cover a lot of your questions there. 

NOTE: Applications will be available starting October 9, 2015
Civil Engineering
Hey guys, I'm a grade 12 student in Ontario high school.  I've applied to Carleton, Ryerson, Toronto, and McMaster.   I've already been accepted to Carleton and Ryerson. I currently have 88% after first semester, and I was wondering if I would be able to get into Toronto with that average, or if I need to boost it.
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What is the average to get into Queen's Commerce Undergrad??
Help! My average is 92.3%
On the website it said that they accept starting from 87% for Commerce undergrad.

Also I am debating if Pre-Calculus 12 is accepted instead of Calculus 12.

Thanks
UTSC 3rd Year Co-op Management Ask Me Anything!
Hi Everyone, 

I post a lot here and I figured I just do a AMA. Please note that this is going to be a serious discussion so if you feel the need to troll this thread, please do it elsewhere or just don't do it at all. It really doesn't contribute to anything. A lot of HS seniors are spending the winter holidays working on their university applications so hopefully I can shed some light on UTSC Co-op Management which is really under rated on this forum and maybe some of you will consider applying. That said, I will be as objective as I can but there will be some bias.

Schools I applied to in Grade 12:
Rotman Commerce
UTSC Management Co-op
Queen's Commerce
Waterloo AFM
Schulich
Brock BAcc
Ryerson BComm

Background
90% HS average
Completed 2 co-ops at Fortune 100 Company
3 Study Terms Left, 1 Co-op Left
Interviews for First Co-op: Banks, GE, Small Accounting Firms
Second Co-op: Multiple Return Offers

What is the difference between Co-op vs. Internships? 

Many employers are opting to choose this route because of a tax credit. What does this do for the student? Well, since the employer is receiving a credit, they can choose to pay you more. Example: Pay you $15,000 but they get $3000 back so they are really paying you $12,000. To do this, you need to be a student enrolled in an accredited co-op program. http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/cetc.

Co-op programs and jobs are regulated by a board meaning there is a standard that employers and schools have to meet. For UTSC personally, the co-op department screens every job and ensures that every job is relevant. Will you find secretary only positions? Nope but you might have some administrative duties in your job mandate. There are compensation standards and so on. All co-op schools have a job portal exclusive to co-op students. While the jobs can be found on TalentEgg and Linkedin and so on, the advantage comes in the 1st round and continuous round and Ranking System. 

Finally, co-op programs allow for more opportunity. Most jobs posted in the Winter and Fall semester are only for co-op students to apply meaning instead of only getting to apply for summer internships, you can get 3 semesters a year for a chance. Some industries like accounting hire more in the Winter. For UTSC, they allow us so much flexibility in the length of our work term (4,8,12 months) as well as our sequence order. A study did show that on average co-op students get an 11% higher starting salary on full time offers because of the experience. There are not that many co-op schools in Canada compared to non co-op. The job qualities are the exact same. You can do IB or Consulting in the Fall or Winter.

Let's begin!


EDIT: This site is a bit weird, when a new response is made I have to scroll through the thread to find it. If I miss your question, please post it on the bottom.
First Year Nanotechnology Engineering Student at Waterloo (AMA)
Hello prospective STEM students! I remember using this site quite a bit as a prospective engineering student last year and, among the flourishing egos, found some interesting and helpful information. I'm hoping to return the favour and offer some advice and insight to prospective students looking at STEM fields primarily at Waterloo. However, I did do some extensive research on U of T, Western and Queen's as well during the admission process, so I may be able to answer questions about some aspects of those universities as well. Feel free to ask me anything about engineering or Waterloo!
HELP - How to know which university/Program to pick
We are a Canadian family currently residing in the US Planning to move back to Toronto in the summer (2016).
 My oldest daughter will be going into grade 12. I wanted to ask your help in connecting me with Canadian/ Ontario education specialists which know the Canadian university systems, requirements, options and programs available which will help my daughter to sieve thru masses of information.
We are overwhelmed with the information of the vast choice of programs and approaches one can take, but especially confused with one can do in life once completing each option...

I will of course compensate that person for their time and effort.

To be more specific, she always dreamed of going to medical school. Here in the US she attended a medical academy in High school (grades 9 thru 11). Grades 9 thru 11 are straight As (which is above 90%) grade 11 all honors level classes she is about B average (which is between 80% to 90% - would have been considered A in Canada).
She is really struggling with Sciences... and is devastated about it, as Medical school seems like a far achievable goal.

We would like to know what other degrees/studies/careers, will keep her involved in the medical field if she does not proceed/make it to medical school ...
Where do we go ? What does she need to take in her grade 12 etc...

As mentioned above, I will of course compensate that person for their time and effort.
Public administration at Ottawa u, or PAPM at Carleton?
I have recently gotten acceptance to both programs (and hoping to be accepted in the page program) and I'm debating which one. 
I would like residency, but I live in Ottawa, therefore would it also be a waste of money to go in residency when I can stay at home? I'm paying for university by myself so it mean's probably getting a loan for my 3rd/4th year...help!!
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FUTURE KINESIOLOGY STUDENTS!!!
Hey guys! Just wanted to make a thread to see who has been admitted to a kinesiology program for fall 2016! If you've been admitted, could you please comment which university, when you applied, and your average! Thanks and good luck to everyone!
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Acceptances To Guelph! 2016
Just wanted to make a little discussion for Guelph! They have officially started sending out first round offers, so everyone that has received an offer list:
Acceptance Average
Conditions
Program
Etc.
Congrats on the acceptance and hope to see you all at UofG this September! :)
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Do i have a chance?
Hi i am currently a grade 12 student in Ontario and i have been stressed out because i dont know if my marks are good enough for the biology program at York or Ryerson. I got my finals today which are:
Advanced Functions 78%
Chemistry 83%
Religion(mandatory) 84%
world History 85%
total average 82.5%
The prerequisites for bio for York and Ryerson are  advanced fuctions, biology, english, chem and two other 4u/m course Last year for english i got 79% and for biology i got 90%. I need answers. 
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Supplementary Form Confusion
I have applied to the following universities for engineering. Which one require for supplementary forms? (Ontario Student)
Ryerson- I have applied but is there anything else I have to do?
Western- I want to write one but idk how or where to go 
thanks
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Math & stats mcmaster
hello!
Does anyone know whether I could get into med school with this degree?
Is an 87~88 average enough to get into this program??? The cut off is said to be 82-85 but only 100 people get enrolled.
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