I'm a grade 12 student attending a public semestered high school in Toronto (TDSB), unlike many of my friends/fellow students who took ENG4U (English, Grade 12, Uni Prep) in summer school, that meant that I had to do it in day school. The English department and its teachers are very hard, therefore many people decided to bypass day school and do it in summer school. In grade 11, I got a final mark of 74% in ENG3U, so I felt decent getting into ENG4U. So ENG4U was placed for this semester with a teacher known to be strict and a hard marker, for the first mark update (late October) I was getting a 52% with a class median of 62% and the mark going into the midterms I was at a 50% w/ class median of 64%, worried and confused on my marks, I talked to my teacher on my current progress, seeing what I can do better/improve, what to expect later in the course and general feedback/recommendations. After that, I wisely decided that the teacher was definitely a hard marker and learnt that only 2 students was getting above an 80 in a university-preparation course, many of the students in my class were getting high 50s and 60s, many of the students in the class dropped the course (started with 24 students, probably now at 14) and so I decided to drop the course in order to establish a good average and maintain a stable/consistent mark.
Now I am at a point to decide where to take ENG4U outside of my current school for next semester, so far I have narrowed down doing it in TDSB night school, TDSB e-learning or others such as ILC or private school. What would be the best option?
Many of these options have many downsides to me, however I do understand that I need ENG4U to get into any university program in Ontario. For night school, it would mean that I have to travel to the nearest nigh school location (using transit) which would take about 40 minutes to get there, plus 3 hours of learning and getting back home will take about 4.5 hours and then having to do catch up on my day school homework. For e-learning, having done e-learning before for MDM4U, it is a lot of work, piles and piles of it and very limited to getting help and being in a real educative environment (ie. not knowing your teacher personally, only until the exam), I talked to a friend who did ENG4U in e-Summer School, he had mixed responses saying it was easy, but the workload was insane and many of the students got mixed marks and didn't seem consistent (ie, 50s, 60s, 80's, etc), he ended up with a 91%. My other option would be private school, which many people recommend, though I do not have much money to pay for private school, and many of the credit courses private schools seem shady and there aren't much nearby where I live. The last option is ILC, however the whole ILC process looks quite confusing and I don't know anyone who have token it and get an opinion on it.
Hi I'm an international student from India. I've applied for a BS in computer science and another one with a Double Major in CS and Business.
I searched the web but couldn't find any resources about the stats of current indians at UW.
My stats :
10th : 10/10
11th : 80%
12th midterm : 76% - schools here set a difficult midterm paper.
Predicted : 90%+
AP Phyics:Electricity :4
AP Phyics: Magnetism :4
AP CS : 4
** self studied for Phy. For CS, self studied Java in 2 weeks. Had been programming in C++ before that.
+ some good detailed EC's like 10+ years of soccer- getting selected in the national development program.
Founding my own NGO to work on issues of women safety in India ( raising $5000) and a few of them related to CS.
Would you please help me compare my situation with the current admits and maybe chance me too ?
I'm really interested in social work and I'm reading course descriptions on York University's website. There is one course, however, involving qualitative and quantitative data analysis. I'm terrible at math (high 60s low 70s) and receive high 80s or high 90s in pretty much everything else. Is this course difficult, is it required when in the program, and should I consider taking Grade 12 Data Management next semester? Thank you!
i am an indian student and i have applied to york. I uploaded my 10th grade transcript. I am yet to send my documents. Also i cant contact them through email(i couldnt find one thought !). Firstly, do i need to send them my 11th grade transcripts as well ? and the midterm transcripts also ?
I have applied to the computer science program at york. I had a 9.2 gpa on a scale of 10 in 10th grade (that is approximately 90% on a scale of 100%). My problem is that my school is pretty strict and i could only score 55% in 11th and in my mid terms i could score 57% . My finals are yet to happen in march. So , my question is that
1. Do they give conditional acceptances ?
2. Do i have a chance to get into york if i get an 80% or above in my finals ?
3. Will i be eligible for scholarship ? (because my results will be out in the month of may)
Hi! I'm currently a grade 12 student in British Columbia, looking at post-secondary options. My academic strengths are in History, English, and French. I'm looking at going into the arts/humanities, or maybe even history or French specifically. I was considering the following institutions: UWO, U of T, UBC, and SFU as my top four choices. My grades are as follows: 97% in Socials 11 (including 97% on the provincial exam), 96% in French 11, 94% in English 11, and I also received 90% in both chemistry and biology 11. I also have an 83% in Pre-Calculus 12, but I would rather not submit that mark if it isn't required. Of course, I haven't completed my grade 12 courses, but I currently have 97% in History 12, and about 85% in both chemistry and biology 12 (hoping to raise those to at least 90% by the end of the semester). I am also hoping to achieve a 90%+ in English and French 12. Of course I can't predict my final grades, but I am usually consistent with my academics; this will give me an average of between 91 and 95 percent for admissions. On top of that, I have been involved in the music program for all 5 years of high school, I am in Grad Council at my school, I have a consistent position as a volunteer at my local community center, and I have had a steady job for two years. I know my grades aren't as high and I don't have as much in-school involvement as many other candidates, but do you think I should bother applying for these schools, or will my personal profile just not be strong enough to compensate for my grades? Sorry for the long post, I just didn't want to leave out any important details!
hi everyone! I'm a grade 12 student living in BC and I'm really interested in the field of kinesiology and I was wondering which kinesiology program is better: UBC or SFU. my main goal is medicine and I've heard that by going to SFU you're at a disadvantage when applying to UBC medicine. I live near both schools so I wouldn't need residence. I've also been looking at UBC Okanagan Human Kinetics, it seems really interesting and it would be a great experience, but I've heard UBCO referred to as an "exalted" community college and I'm worried that it might affect my chances of getting into medical school. for UBCO I would need residence.
SFU's Admission Average for Faculty of Science for Spring 2016 average is currently 95%. Is it just me or is that REALLY high?
I got an admission for the previous fall term but by then, the average was only 85%. I didn't apply elsewhere because I thought that with a 90% average and previous admission, I would surely get in... But no, I got wait listed
But why did the average jump so suddenly? Is that normal? Is it going to go down any time soon?
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