yconic - Most Recent Discussions
Hide Menu

My Feed Money for School Student Help Brands Winners Support Center

Your Student Community

Explore yconic
Explore Student Life Topics
yconic proudly recognizes Student Champion Partners who are providing our community with superior support for their student journeys. Learn More
Student Help Brands
$500 "Ultimate Study Tip" Community Contest
Love them or hate them, exams are a part of student life. We want to know what your "ultimate study tip" is that helps you get through (and ace) them! 

Essentially we’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing academic year. Whether it’s “Don't leave it to the last minute” or “Memorize facts with a song”, we want to hear from you. There’s a $500 cash prize up for grabs!* 

How to Enter: 
Simply comment below using your real name with, “My Ultimate Study Tip Is:” followed by the piece of advice you think will help other members as they prepare for exams.

Deadline to enter is January 29, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.  

How to Win: 
Encourage your friends to vote your comment as “helpful”. The comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the contest period will be awarded the $500 prize.* 

Only friends that have an active yconic profile will be able to vote. So connect and make new friends in the yconic Community or invite your friends to join http://yconic.com for FREE today. 

Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest. Good luck! 

*See full rules and regulations ( https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/206119646--Ultimate-Study-Tip-Contest-Rules)

University of Toronto St.George Computer Science

I was wondering if there is anyone here who has been accepted into University of Toronto Downtown campus for Computer Science. I am in an American high school and was just wondering what is the GPA/Averages that you had when you got accepted. Maybe SAT/ACT scores were also given? I Currently have a 3.7 GPA with a 30 on my ACT & Im also taking 3 AP's. How would that be If I wanted to apply?
Chances of Getting in?
I'm planning on applying to Rotman, Waterloo AFM, Queens and Laurier BBA.

My averages:
Advanced Functions: 85
APS: 95
Finance: 83

-volunteered for Walk of Life
-volunteered at a place where I tutored kids grades 1-8
-volunteered at Habitat for Humanity
-1 year Rugby
-1 year Flag Football
-Intramural Volleyball 
-Multicultural Club
-Kindness Initiative
-SAC Sub committee
-Mental Health Club
-Yearbook Club

A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Best Political Sciences Program
I was wondering which university would be the best to apply for political sciences program. So far I've looked into the honors arts and business in waterloo, political science (co-op) in uottawa, poli Sci in carleton (co-op). It's for my undergrad degree and I really can't choose. Also, I'm planning to do a MA after. Please list the top 5 :)
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
What do you look for?
What do you look for in a university and why?
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
do you know if Western is finding  paid internships to the economics or business students during studying(maybe third year)(like SFU do), or not?
Brock also has that system right?
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Schulich Admission?
Hi, I was wondering what my chances of getting into Schulich are with my current grades and extracurricular activities.

I have:
Accounting - 99
Data Management - 94
Advanced Functions - 86

Current Average: 93

Next semester I will have the following classes and these are the grades that I estimate I will have:
Business Leadership - 95 to 99
English - 87 to 90
Calculus and Vectors - 87 to 92
International Business - 95 to 99

Conservatively estimated average after all 6 courses have been complete: 91.33

As for extracurriculars, I have only a few in the past two years, but I have dedicated a lot of time to them. I've participated in:

DECA - as a regular member in grade 11, made it to Provincials that year, doing it again this year as an Executive Leader and I have made it to Provincials again.
SAGE - started this club at my school this year, I'm a founder and executive member here as well. For those that don't know, SAGE is a club where you start a business within your school.
Yearbook - I played a leadership role here as well and picked out the theme for the yearbook.
Library volunteering - worked with young children and helped them read books and make crafts.

I know my Advanced Functions mark is very low but I'm considering retaking that with either Virtual High School or ILC. Anyway, what I'm wondering is if I have a real chance at getting into Schulich BBA.
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Life Sciences Co-op @ Waterloo?!!
Hi, my average at the end of gr. 12 will probably be 88-90% so if I were to apply to Waterloo for Life Sciences (co-op) what are the chances of me getting in? If I get rejected, will I automatically be considered in Life Sciences regular?

They say that... Enrolment 495 250 for regular, 245 for co-op
A photo of hannajeffr hannajeffr
Grade 11 marks for early acceptance
Anyone here get early acceptance in the past based solely on their grade 11 marks?
If so, when, did you get accepted, where did you get accepted, with what mark and which program?
I'm specially interested in chemical and physical sciences
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Waterloo AFM vs Schulich iBBA
Which course is better in terms of
Night Life
City Life
Work Experience Opportunity
The University Rep

And please add any point which I have not mentioned

This is a major decision of my life as I will be coming to Canada for the first time in my life and don't wish to be stuck in a place where I don't enjoy for the next half decade at least!! :D
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
1st year Western Medical Science Student! Ask me anything!
Hey guys, just looking to help you guys with the application process.
I'll try my best to answer questions about anything about Western!
The Only Majors to Go to University For

Ok so I see high school kids talk about going into art or business, and I think to myself, " well I will be seeing you in four years making my coffee". So I have to write this, because I fell for the trap. Every year high school kids think about going to university and spending thousands of dollars to study a hobby. I attended queens commerce for my undergrad, and learned the hard way. College majors such as English, political science, business, social sciences, humanities, psychology are all scams(to the most part). In this forum, business major seems to be the most popular, as I was one a couple of years ago. When I got accepted, I was so happy because I heard all the good stories of students going to work at big financial and consulting firms. This is not true. In theses so called " top Canadian business schools", the students are misinformed. Only a few and I mean a few go work in these big firms, while the rest works at crappy places. Today, everyone has a business major, so the job market is sh*t. Majors like English and humanities, are the biggest scam also, because high school kids think they are hoping to be the next Shakespeare, but instead they will be making sandwiches at McDonalds. Also pre med is another scam. If you major in biology, but do not get into med school, you are then useless. Unless you spend 5-6 years getting a PhD, your bio degree has 0 value. As the job market gets tougher and tougher, people need to realize that only a handful of college majors make the student more valuable. Examples, such as engineering, accounting and computer science. I wanted to rant about this because High school kids need to know about the trap of university majors.   
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Colleges of western
What is that college thing in western ?? There are three of them and i dont understand why western is letting them give a western diploma
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
UAlberta or UBC?
I'm a BC student and I've applied to both universities for Bachelor of Science. I've gotten accepted into UAlberta as well as received a $6000 scholarship. My question really is, what are the pros and cons of each university and which one would be better choice?
Also, do both provinces (BC & Alberta) reserve seats in Medicine for students that are residents of the province? 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread

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
I applied for UofA and UofC already and now I'm looking for scholarships, specifically for these two schools. I found some smaller scholarships that are funded by families but I'm not sure how to apply to them.
Do any of you know of a scholarship website like yconic that actually has links to an application site?
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
AMA Waterloo CS (co-op) First Year Student
Just enrolled this September into Waterloo, currently in the Honours Com Sci program. Ask me anything :)
Will dental hygienists become in demand later in the near future. I also heard that denturists are also in demand as well due to baby boomers. Can someone fill me in on this?

thank you :)
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
You got nominated for chancellor scholarship but average isnt a 90 throughout HS?
I got nominated by my school for this scholarship and just mailed my application, however i didnt have a 90 average throughout highschool, so will i still get into the commerce program through the chancellor application? and how are my chances of getting in before the new year? EC'S ARE AMAZING. Grade 9 average: 84% grade 10: 85.3% grade 11: 87.3% grade 12: 92.4%

Thanks in advance 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
What program should i go into?
I'm a grade 12 student and i really don't know what to do in university

I really like math so i know i want to do something related to that i just don't know what. 

At first I wanted to do engineering but i realized i wasn't very good at science as my marks were usually at high 60s - low 70s. 

Computer science is an option but i wouldn't consider programming one of my strengths. I usually maintain low to mid 80s in my advanced com sci where the average is around 90. 

Business isn't an option either because i didn't really take any business courses and i just find it to be generally boring.

So as of now im thinking of going into mathematics and statistics but i'm worried about the job market after graduation which is why i considered computer science again.

So i would appreciate any suggestions of what i should go into.

A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Career Confusion
I understand that many careers are in demand (engineering, nursing, accounting), and it is very likely for these majors to get jobs after university. But if all students pursue these majors, wont there be an oversaturation of these majors and other positions will not be able to be filled? Dont we need some people to pursue arts and sciences?Someone please explain this philisophy.
Are my grades high enough for UoT, McMaster, UBC, or Western?
These are my current marks, I hope to bring my English mark up to a high 80 or low 90.

English 12 - 80%
Biology 12 - 90%
Physics 12 - 88%
Economics 12 - 94%
Pre-cal 12 - 90%(summer school) 80%(during school)

A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Accounting programs?
Hi everyone, i am going to apply for university in a week and not sure what university program to choose. I want to become a charted accountant.  I have heard about the Waterloo's special program for accounting. It is 5 years in length and after completion we can become a charted accounted. I don't want to do a 4 year undergrad than 2 years masters in order to become a CA. Waterloo is great for that but I need 90% average but i only have an average of about 78%.......  Are there any other specialized programs for accounting that requires the minimum time to become a CA?