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Will I make it?
To Waterloo computer engineering or u of T engsci

Here are my top 6 marks after gr.11
Advanced functions: 98
Gr. 11 English: 95 sh*t mark I know  :(
Gr.11 Physics: 97
Gr. 11 chem: 94 even shittier mark :(
Gr. 11 bio: 98

Have I completely screwed myself over?
So, I am currently in grade eleven, and am sitting on a 90% average exactly. Long story short, last year in grade 10 I went through a period of depression and extreme lack of motivation. As a result of this, my grades dropped (of course) and I ended up actually failing English 10 and was put in a position of having to retake it.  

 I would love to study life sciences at MacMaster, UofT, Guelph or Mcgill (order of preference being Guelph<Mac<Mgill<UofT.) Will having a repeated grade 10 course due to failure jeopardize my chances of admittance to these institutions? I attend school in British Columbia if that is relevant.
Adv. Functions in summer school
Can anybody give some feedback on summer school for advanced functions? Like how hard is it to get 90+ and what kind of pace do they move at?
Mcmaster part time students
1.) Do you need a certain GPA to become one if you  currently attend a different universities
2.) Is the maximum # o f units you can take 18 or 21?
3.) Is there a deadline to apply? Or could I apply now/august and enroll by september?
Dorms and Alcohol
Just a random question but why do students keep all of their empty alcohol bottles in their rooms? Are they not allowed to recycle them lol?
Advice to pre-med and pre-law students
My main point, and I cannot emphasize this enough, is to be sure to have an alternate career path ready. Only a small percentage of pre-med or pre-law students actually graduate into medical or law school. The acceptance rate is only around 10%, while the attrition rate is very high (75-80%). And unless you make it through med or law school, that biochemistry or polisci degree isn't going to do you much good.
Difference between Ph.D / D.eng
hi im a grade 12 student and i was curious about the difference between the two doctoral degrees geared towards in the field of engineering. Some sources cite the D.eng as a higher doctrate in engineering in U.K. 

Thank you in advance. 
Ask me anything about admissions (Future Engineering Students)
I was accepted to:

University of Toronto - Track one
University of British Columbia - First year
York University - Space Engineering
Queen's University - Chemical Engineering

I applied with a university transfer average of 95.3% + several EC's, and a grade 12 average of 80.5%.

By the way, I had a 55 in grade 11 physics, and never took pre-calculus in high school. Nonetheless,  I was still able to get A+'s in linear algebra, calculus 1 and 2 in university.

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.

Edit: I see some of you are confused, I did not apply to any of these universities out of high school. I first went to the university in my province, obtained a 95% average, then applied as a transfer applicant. 
Grade 11 and 12 Courses
I was just wondering if these courses throughout the grade 11 and 12 years will be manageable, I am going for a 90+ average in both years and could anyone recommend study tips? By the way, I want to get into western Richard Ivey the business program and queens 


Grade 11: English done in summer school 
Grade 12 english being done over the year in private school

 Grade 12: English done in private school 
Probability and Data management done in summer school 
Advanced Functions 
Spare/Blowoff Course
Online Course
Hi, next years school year is rapidly approaching and a problem has appeared for my grade 12 schedule. 
I have two courses I absolutely want to take and love but they are both in the same block. What would be better to take online  Spanish of English literature?
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

York Engineering
hey guys, just wondering, since york will open it's new Bergeron Centre, is engineering at york bad? Or is the stigma on it just caused by it's parent school (the keele campus of york lol).
Will I get early acceptance by this plan from these universities next year?

I'm gonna be grade 12 next year. I signed up for English in July & Data Management in August for summer school, and I will take Chemistry, Exercise Science & Adv. Functions in the first semester plus Biology & Calculus in the second semester.

My question is that will I get early acceptance from the following universities by having 5 courses before February? :
1. MacMaster Life Sci
2. Western Medical Sciences
3. Guelph Biomedical sciences
4. U of T Life Sci

Thank you.
Personal Profile questions examples?
I just finished grade 11 and I'll be applying to UBC this fall. Since the personal profile is a big part of your application, what are some questions that they ask? I want to prepare myself for them and start thinking about them in advance so I would appreciate any help.
Also, any tips on writing good answers? I'm not the best creative writer so I'm a bit worried that my PP might not be as good as others :/
Would volunteering abroad look good on a uni app on a prestigious business school essay?
I've always wanted to volunteer in Africa for an orphanage or something. I am planning on going in December and I was just wondering if this would count as a good EC to write about for business programs in universities like Queen's, Western, Schulich, Laurier etc. Thank you!
Question: UW Pharmacy AIF
Hi all,
Do the screenshots in this page https://uwaterloo.ca/quest/applicants/how-do-i/admission-information-form (Ctrl+F "Doctor of Pharmacy") accurately represent the AIF applicants have to complete?
Like are these the questions/topics that will be asked?

Thanks guys!
AMA Request: Summer Co-op/Intern at a Big 4 Accounting Firm
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.
Online school course suggestion? (business related)
Hi guys!  I am a grade 11 student, planning to take a business-related course online because my school does not offer any business courses! :(  Any suggestions? 
Economics, international business, business leadership, sports marketing, accounting? 
If you can only pick one which would you pick? 

If you do not have above average intelligence don't go to University
This will probably get a lot of hate but I think you guys should know this. A lot of asian families believe that if you don't have a degree in business, science or engineering you are a failure but this is not true. I have finished my engineering degree at UofT over a year ago and still have not found a job or at least something sustainable. My bestfriend since middle school went into the trades and learned how to become a plumber. He made money while learning and the company he did his apprenticeship with hired him and he is making over 50k a year in his second year of working. Someone else who I connected with on facebook who I went to highschool with years ago never went to uni and he makes 70k a year repairing elevators.

I'm not saying don't go to university but  think first, if I was not a child of immigrants who worked hard to get to Canada I would have most likely would not go to uni and be better off than I am right now.
Who wants to go into med school?
And what are you doing to reach your goal (Ecs, undergrad choice, research etc...)?? And what are your alternative careers if you decided you didn't want to go to med school anymore or didnt get accepted?
UVic - File Forwarded to Department?
I am transferring from KPU with about 60 credits from 1st year science and 1st year engineering. I am trying to get into the Biomedical Engineering program at UVic. My status has been "File Forwarded to Department" since June 4th and it's been a month now. Does it really take this long? Can anyone give me a timeline on when I'll get an update? 

Also, does file forwarded to department mean they're evaluating my credits or I'm on the waitlist? Waiting is driving me crazy!
1st Year Waterloo Biomedical Engineering Student, Ask me anything!
Hey guys!

As you probably know if you're applying to Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, the program just started last year meaning that my class is the first ever class of Biomeds here! It also means that there's very little information available for prospective students for both the application process and what the program is actually like. If you have any questions regarding the program, the admission process, or Waterloo Engineering in general please feel free to ask me!

Good luck with admission everyone!

Summer :)
U of T Engineering Science Chances
here's my marks:
english: 97
advanced functions: 100
chemistry: 98
physics: 92 :(

i still have to take calculus/vectors & another class