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Hi everyone! I'm going into grade 12 this year and I plan on applying to university. My original plans were to apply to Carleton, McMaster, and Wilfrid Laurier for Social Work. I'm not feeling 100% anymore about it and I started looking into cultural geography and anthropology and urban planning. Could anyone tell me what the first year courses are like in the social work programs and any pros and cons? Also about the other topics that I mentioned?
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. 
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.
Ivey Grad / IBD in New York, AMA
Hello all. Used to frequent this site somewhat. I graduated Ivey not too long ago and work as an investment banking analyst in New York with one of the top firms. Feel free to ask me anything and I'll try my best to answer. 

I've been where you are now and received a lot of guidance back then. Hoping to return the favor. 
Can I Apply To Multiple Programs At One University?
For Example, can I apply to both med sci and bmos at western and still receive acceptances to both programs, or do I have to rank my choices so that I will only receive an offer to one of my choices?
I have not yet started Grade 12, but I have 4 G12 credits already. I am in the International Baccalaureate Program.

TOK - 98%   ---sending to McGill
IB 1 Math - 93%   ---sending to McGill
Data Management - 93% (not IB)   ---sending to McGill
Visual Arts - 87%  (not IB)

For the courses that I want to send, I have an average of 94.66 (for now). That means that I only need 3 courses (English, Calc and other) above 94% to get in, right?

The problem is, I have major anxiety issues and am so stressed that I won't get into this program. 

So, my question is, does McGill look at IB in a better light than regular Ontario students? Also, do I have to send in my predicted marks, or can I just send in my Ontario marks (but still be considered as an IB student)?

ALSO, is Grade 12 IB easier than Grade 11 IB? My courses next year are: IB2 Math, IB Bio, IB Chem, IB English, IB French and Ontario Business. (I have 6 courses, compared to the 8 I had last year).

And more importantly, do you guys think I will get in, or should I just lose all hope before I start the school year?

Nursing Hopefuls 2015!
Hey everyone!

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

So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)
Hello, everybody, this is CHIMA. A newbie here at this forum. I’m a supplier GOOD..
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Orgo chem 2213/2223 vs orgo chem 2273/2283
What are the differemces between these courses? and which one is generally easier?
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!!
Difference between orgo chem 2213/2223 and orgo chem 2273 and 2283
What are the differences between these courses and which one is generally easier?
Upgrade Physics 20 or take Physics 30
i'm planning on applying to UBC for science & the requirements include Physics 20 but i have a 74% (i dropped from a 89 throughout the year & went into a final with a 83% but my anxiety/insomnia got the best of me & even though i was prepared I bombed it) 

so should i just take physics 30? i'm worried that my 74% may stand in my way of getting into UBC.
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.
Balancing part time job with grade 12: Good idea?

I work part time at mcds. I'm entering into grade 12 this september, and while I don't mind working at mcds I know it's incredibly exhausting when you come back from a closing shift.

I plan to still work there, but I'm wondering if it's a good idea to work during the week in grade 12. I know the workload will be tough still, and it's a critical time for your marks, so maybe I should take it easy? ... 

(at the same time, I want some spending money LOL)

What do you guys think? Do any of you have experience working part time and being a grade 12 student as well?

I'm also planning to go into kinesiology, hopefully at mcmaster, york, or guelph. This year I also have 2 spares! :) (super happy about that. I took gr11 physics in night school and taking gr12 eng in e learning summer right now) I'm also aiming for a high 80, low 90 average this year.

How do you become a physician assistant in Toronto?
Hi, I was thinking of becoming a physician assistant but I'm not exactly sure how. I've always wanted to go into medicine/health related stuff but never liked the idea of medical school because it seems so difficult to get into.

What high school subjects do I need to take to become a PA? I know you need to go to PA school, but what university courses and additional requirements do you need to be qualified for PA school? I am also thinking of becoming a nurse practitioner if PA doesn't work out.

I also hear that you need minimum two years of university level education to get into a PA program. 
Concerns about top six
Hey, I'm a student going into grade 12 at a school in Ontario. 
I was reading about the use of top 6 marks. I have some of my 4u marks already going into grade 12 from fast tracking . These are; 
Calculus 97
Advanced functions 95
Data management 98
French extended 93 
All of my 3u sciences that I have are above 90 (I have all three). 

The only thing I was wondering is; will my 3U english mark of 80 (it was an online summer course) hinder my chances of getting into my program of choice (McGill neuroscience)? I know that I'll be able to do a lot better in 4u English. I'm just worried that they'll look at my 3u and say no way. 

Queens commerce students???
What was your average and 4U English, Calculus, and Adv functions mark? Also what Is the benefit of a commerce degree as opposed to a business admin degree?

Hi i'm interested in leaving Toronto but not too far away from it. My options would be

Guelph Accounting Commerce

Mcmaster- Business 1[Accounting]



My goal is to become an accountant and get my CPA, I'm concerned on which program is the best for me. I also want to have an memorable experience in university too but obviously  my education is my #1 priority but I would like to know which one would be the best for me.  Pros and Cons of each would be helpful in me deciding, like how the city is too,but im aware there all good schools

I honestly don't know what I want to do after high school?
Well, I'm going to grade 11 (I know I have time). I'm currently trying to decide what I want to do after graduating high school. Right now, University is pretty much my best option. My best interest would be in science, specifically Biology and Chemistry. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have a problem getting into University with my current marks, but I feel I'll have trouble getting into Medical or Pharmacy School. I'd definitely attempt medical or pharmacy school, but it seems almost impossible. I don't want to finish 4 years of university and not get into medical school that'd be a complete waste. Are there any science fields that aren't as hard to get into, but are still reputable? Even my parents are pressuring me into going into the Medical/Pharmacology field but I don't think I have what it takes to stand out from all the other applicants.
Any Tips for getting into Queens Commerce!
I'm going into grade 12 starting in September and Queens Commerce is my ultimate goal. I'd say I have solid EC's and I have 2 grade 12 courses completed.

Intl. Business : 92%
English: 94%

Does anyone have any tips at all? 

Is queens fine with private/online courses/repeats?
3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything!

I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.

- 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:

- 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.

- 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 really depressed right now. Don't know what to do. HELP :( :( :(
    I've always been a music lover since I was little and my dream is to pursue a career in music composition. I'm also pretty decent at math and the sciences, which is why my parents and my family relatives wanted me to go into engineering. I've had many debates with my parents and it didn't work out. I thought maybe I should just give up my dreams and obey my parents since they've worked so hard to raise me. They even immigrated to Canada to work on low wage jobs in order for me to have a healthy environment and less rigorous education (I came from China). 

    So I stayed away from playing music in the past 8 months and focused on my academics. I was a slacker from grade 9-11 and my marks were in the 60s and 70s, and even 50s. Because I care a lot about pride and prestige, I worked really hard this year and competed against the top students in each of my classes, and I got accepted into U of T Electrical Engineering. 

    Getting the marks needed for engineering admission at U of T was a really big stretch for me because of how bad my foundations and study habits were in the lower grades. I've pissed off a lot of my friends and teachers this year because of how academically focused and stubborn I became. Some of them are going to different universities this year and I really regret not spending enough time with them. I don't even know if I'm going to enjoy my life as an engineering student and engineer. I can't switch into music because my parents will be disappointed in me and I will feel bad.

 Is it worth sacrificing the things you enjoy doing and live on pride and live for others? 
Summer School + AFM
Hi ! So I took summer school for English this year, and I heard that the University of Waterloo frowns upon that. I took it before I knew that. I want to get into their AFM program, so I'm just asking those who are in the program and have been through a similar situation, what was your justification on your AIF for doing summer school, and would you say summer school heavily impacted your application in a negative way? Also if you remember your extra-curricular activities that you did and what was your average that you applied with? I'm just asking because I want to know if they still accept people who did summer school. Thank you !