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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.
Worried about not getting accepted by UOIT
I applied for UOIT's IT Networking and Security program, which requires a 75% average to get in. I got a early acceptance in February, but now my average is at 72%. I took Biology and Advanced Functions and got a 65 and 55, respectively, lowering my mark. I don't need either class in university, but I can't drop them (since I took two spares) and I'm currently attending summer school to raise my mark in Functions. Though, I'm worried that I will mess up somehow and not improve my mark enough to get to a 75%. Would UOIT be lenient with acceptance?
Western Med Sci Early Admission???
Hey I'm going into grade 11 next year and was just wondering if the Medical Sciences program at UWO has an early acceptance program. If they do I was wondering around what average you need to be seriously considered for it.

Courses I'm taking next year:

Bio (11)
Chem (11)
Functions
English (11)
Econ (12)
Business Leadership
Philosophy (11)
Physics (11)
Accounting (11) - taking this in summer

What marks do i need in each course do i need to be considered for early acceptance?

Thanks in advance!!


How to do good in grade 12 english
How do I do good in English? I always seem to suck at it and for the program I want to get into the cut off was 93% last year and I need a high English mark?
First year UW Math course selection
For my non-Math/CS courses I am thinking about taking the following: 

Fall: ECON 101, ENGL 109 (Foundations of Academic Writting)
Winter: AFM 101, ECON 102

How hard are these courses? I could also take AFM 102, BUS111W or BUS121W, and could switch ENGL 109 for SPCOM100 or SPCOM223. I'm in Math/Business Single, but want a high first year average since I might try and transfer to FARM for 2A. 
Is being a Laurier based double degree student...
That much worse than being Waterloo based in terms of coop quality? Cuz I was one of those scrubs who wanted the Waterloo based but was too shite to get into it (93 avg) and I want to know just how much I'm missing out (if I am missing out that is).
Undergrad school recommendations for McGill med school
Hi, I'm going into grade 12 in the fall. My average in grade 11 was slightly over 95%. What would be the best undergrad school to attend if I want to go into McGill's med school? I know med schools want high GPA's and not care too much about which school you attend for undergrad. I want to go to McGill but if it's just gonna crush my dream of going to med school, I'd like to see what my options are. Thanks!!
Ivey grads at Credit Suisse investment bank
I have seen so many Ivey undergads working as investment bankers are Credit Suisse. Does this company only hire from Ivey??

Also, whats the compensation at Credit Suisse for a first year investment banking analyst??
Canadian Student at Yale - Ask Me Anything
I've noticed that there are a lot of misconceptions about applying to schools in the US.  As someone who just went through the process and did a lot of research, I'd love to answer any questions and help clear things up :)

I was also admitted to other Ivies, Waterloo BME and CS/BBA, U of T EngSci, Western Engineering + Ivey, among others, so I can answer questions about those as well.
I need help deciding electives/Bird courses/Fun stuff
Okay, so i'm already enrolled in the serious courses for uni...im attending utsc next year. I have 2 spaces left for my winter session and they need to be courses with little to no stress because my other courses are science and math based. 

Also how is utsc? is it the same as St. George (known reputation for being a GPA killer)

Can I have some advice on what to watch out for, things to do etc. 
Bachelor of Technology
This is fairly new degree created I believed by Mcmaster, I'm going into this but i'm still having second thoughts. I'm not sure how successful in the future but after doing some research, it's basically like a fancy term for college. I'm not sure if this was a smart move to make or should I just take a gap year since i'm still unsure of what I really want to do. Also if you are taking this, please share your information and job outlooks for this
1st Year Waterloo Software Engineering Student/Blogger AMA
Hey everyone,

I'm Bo and I've been around on this forum since forever ago. I just completed my first year of Software Engineering at uWaterloo and now I'm working at a startup in Waterloo for co-op. Back when I was in grade 12, I received offers to CS, Math/CPA, Double Degree, UofT EngSci, Schulich, and QC. Feel free to ask me anything! I also have a personal blog: https://bopeng.io which you guys can follow for tips and information related to University.
McGill vs McMaster
Grade 12 student here who is going to apply this fall to various programs. Just to compare, which is better for science in terms of competitiveness, difficulty, quality at these universities: McMaster and McGill?
Early Acceptances to University
I just completed grade 11 and I am going into grade 12 in September. I wish to apply for early acceptance to Guelph and Western. How do you apply for early acceptance? I want to go into the genetics major program....also are extracurriculars required to apply to this program? Thanks for your help :)
University question
I'm going to be a grade 12 student in September. Unfortunately I failed grade 11 advanced functions and I'm currently taking a remedial course in summer school to get the credit. I'm wondering if universities will see the failed mark and if it will kill my chances of getting accepted. I'm also wondering if it was wise to take the remedial course...should I have taken the full credit course all over again? I know I really effed up badly and I'm scared. I'm studying ahead for.my courses next year in grade 12 to ensure I get a minimum 88-90% average but like I said, will the failed mark show up on my transcript and ruin everything, or can I just send my top six? I'm deathly afraid about how this will affect me. The rest of my gr 11 marks aren't that great either. I'm also going to be repeating grade 12 biology because I took grade 11 biology in grade 10 ( long story about how I was able to) so I thought I might as well take gr 12 bio while in gr 11 but it proved to be much harder than I thought and I ended up getting a 74% which is not good. I'm deathly afraid that this will also affect my chances of getting accepted into a university. I want to go into health sciences in McMaster, McGill, u of t , Waterloo, OR Guelph. Did I just totally ruin everything?
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?
Ivey Transfer Applicants: 2016

Hey everyone,

I thought I would make this thread for anyone interested in applying for a transfer to the Ivey Business School and begin studying there in September of 2016.

I'm personally going to apply for sure. I prefer to remain anonymous but I will be applying to the Ivey School of Business from a math program. I just finished my first year with a 91.8% average, and have had various executive positions on charities that will carry over into second year and student government positions, among other small commitments, as well as four jobs in the last four years.

Feel free to post your statistics here so we can chance ourselves against one another, and if there are any upper years who made the transfer, if you would share your stats that would be awesome!

I e-mailed admissions and they said that a competitive applicant has an 83.35% average with at least three leadership experiences that they can expand upon in their essays and a high grade in their Business 2257 course (or equivalent if you are from another university like I am!)

Best of luck to anyone applying!

Waterloo Penalty for Repeated Courses
I am wondering if I should still apply to Waterloo's Computer science (Co-Op) program because I have repeated all three Pre-reqs and I'm hesitant that I still have a chance. Is it worth still giving a shot?

ENG4U 77 ( 85 after repeat )
MCV4U 58 ( 92 after repeat )
MHF4U 77 ( 94 after repeat )
THD4M 94
THJ4M 95
SES4U 95
Waterloo
I'm currently in High School and I plan on becoming a physician, getting my PhD in Medicine. 

I'm really interested in going to Waterloo for my undergrad, but the issue is I don't know what my undergrad should be. I'm thinking either Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences. I'm asking mostly because I'm not sure about Waterloo as a stepping stone to medicine. Any thoughts? 
Orientation Week?
What is the University of Guelph's orientation week like? What should I be prepared to do? I've heard about the O-Kits, what's in them? And was it worth it to go/participate in orientation week? What was your experience like?
Transfer Credits and Ivey
I am interesting in transferring to the Ivey School of Business this year (obviously as an upper year).

I am just wondering, how exactly do they assess your transfer credits? I have high grades in all of my courses (A's and A+'s) and have taken courses in Calculus I and Calculus II, Psychology, Economics, Biology, but coupled that with some bird courses in my first year (Roman History and Greek History) for example. How does Western/Ivey assess these credits? Will they look at them and say since they are just Roman and Greek history, they shouldn't transfer over? Western doesn't doesn't offer either course by the way.

So I guess what I'm asking is, if I take a course that Western/Ivey doesn't offer, does that mean it won't transfer?

Anyone who has been accepted  as a transfer, did your "bird" courses transfer over?

Thank you.
Ivey Question
Can anybody who recieved AEO status or is already doing their HBA please list their grade 12 marks along with EC's?
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! ;)
University of Toronto Engineering Student - Ask Me Anything
Hey everyone! I started this thread to answer questions from the potential class of 2017, and to keep all of the University of Toronto-related items in one place.

I'm a first year engineering student at the University of Toronto and I'm currently studying electrical/computer engineering (same courses as TrackOne). I commute to school every day, so I can't really answer that many questions about residence, but I'm sure others will be willing to chime in on that.

Without further ado, ask away!