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$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest
Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

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.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
SE at Waterloo
I feel like competition is going to be even higher this year for SE, I've seen so many people on here that are applying to SE this year. Was the applicant pool for SE on yconic last year about the same or less?
Do highschool grades actually matter to how well you do in undergrad?
Are there any ppl here that got 60s, 70s and low 80s in high school with a gpa between 3.5-4.0 in university?
Waterloo or uoft engineering
I am currently in grade 12. I need to know that cut off average for computer engineering in Waterloo and university of Toronto. If there were any students who go into this program for either uni can you please state your average.  Thanks!
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. 
Should I bother applying to SE @ Waterloo? Low marks...
ok, so here is my situation: Strong AIF, programming experience, etc.  but science marks lacking.
Chem '11: 75%
Phys'11: 85% (didn't try in sciences)
AF ('12): 98%
CS '12: 100%
English '11: 85%

I can raise the sciences to ~90% 2nd semester, is it worth it applyig or should I just do CS?
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
Rotman Commerce Acceptance
How hard is it to get into Rotman Commerce for Accounting? Does anyone have the minimum grade or EC for the cutoff?
The Evolution of Personal Computers
In today's society almost every American family owns at least one personal computer. The personal computer technology has grown greatly improving the personal computer industry. New models change every year. Each year more and more improvements are made. Personal computers today are by far superior to personal computers of 40 years ago. The operation of personal computers invented today is better than personal computers invented 40 years ago. Today's personal computers are easily set up. Just position on your desk and plug in a few cords. Push the power button and as if like magic you are looking at a display full of color. They are user friendly with "Plug-n-Play," you can just add devices and the operating system will automatically install the drivers. Just about every parent can purchase one for each of their children because of affordability. The memory is of the personal computer is upgradeable, instead of buying a whole new personal computer. On the other hand, personal computers 40 years ago were difficult to set up, difficult to operate, very expensive and only had 4K bytes of memory. You would have to run several cords and wires to setup all the components. It would only operate in a BASIC Dos environment and was so costly to upgrade to an expansion memory adapter, that it was less expensive to just buy the newest model. Drives on personal computers invented today are better than personal computers invented 40 years ago. Today's personal computers can be used with multiple media for entering programs. For example, compact disks, zip disks or a 3.5 inch floppy disk. The drives are condensed and fashionable in a tower or desk top case. They have dual density capability which runs high density, which holds 1.44 MB of data. The newest disks are called extended capacity and can hold 2.88 MB of data. On the other hand, personal computers 40 years ago used cassettes for entering programs. The cassette was placed into a tape recorder which was bulky and ugly. Some were designed to except an 8 inch floppy disk which only supported single density capability. The design of personal computers invented today is better than personal computers invented 40 years ago. Today's personal computers come in a variety of sizes that are compact and stylish. Some cases are as small as a standard book. They come in different colors and even are see through with wires that light up. The monitors come in a variety of output displays. They can even display an image on a 37 inch flat screen. All the wires running to components are enclosed in the case except when add accessory devices. On the other hand personal computers 40 years ago were large and bulky with a limited output display. An old television was used as the display. The components were exposed and hanging from wires or cords to all devices. As you can see the computer technology age has improved American society with families owning at least one computer. Every year they change with improved models. Personal computers today are by far superior to personal computers of 40 year ago.

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Which universities gives me the highest GPA?
I am a person who took an extra year of high school to improve my grades. I got accepted into u of t life sci and I accepted the offer but after reading the HORRIBLE reviews about UofT and told my dad "NOPE" and stayed back. Im really thinking about getting into a professional school in the future so in order based on opinions uve read or heard or know which schools are the so-called easier schools that allow me that high gpa i need to acquire. I am a low 80s student if u want to take that into consideration.
Advanced Function Grade
I sort of messed up in my math class. I got a 91 on the first unit test while on the thinking task i got a 61. I didnt prepare at all for the thinking task and my course mark right now is a 85% if i was to get over 90s on the rest of the test/thinking tasks, will my mark be over 90 by end of semester? I know i can get over 90s on test. I want to apply for SE and CS at waterloo so im just wondering if i can still get it to be above 90%

Thanks so much

A worried grade 12 brown kid
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The importance of extracurriculars
I have a 95 average, but I don't have many extracurriculars. I'm applying to universities this year. I'm thinking about applying to Waterloo, McMaster and UOIT for engineering. How much will not having many extracurriculars hurt my chances of getting accepted? I am a regular volunteer at a retirement home, and i am participating in the mcmaster engineering olympics. Do these count as extracurriculars?
Nursing Hopefuls for 2016!
Hello future nursing students! I think we need one of these discussions to communicate with and help each other for this upcoming year.

Please, share with us:

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What overall average are you aiming for for your final year?

I plan on applying to McMaster, uOttawa and Western and I am aiming for a 92% average.
Which political party?
Ive been volunteering and helping out my local candidate for the upcoming elections. I'm under 18 so I won't be able to vote in the upcoming election. however, I was just wondering what party do most of you here on this forum support? I want to start positive political discussion. Please be approriate and don't put others down because everyone is entitled to their views. Don't attack the person themselves. Thank you and hope to hear your response.
Best business/ accounting
What is the best university program for aspiring CPA?
A little background of me: I love the business world. But I also want to keep my options open, I like accounting and also  want to work as marketing manager/ or CEO in the future. This is my ultimate dream (might sound unrealistic)
So yes, which program do you recommend in terms of reputation, easy route to cpa, tuition and so on. 
Please help me I am in danger of failing
I have a 54% in grade 9 English and I have no idea what I am doing wrong if someone could please send me some advice I would appreciate it so much because I haven't gotten a mark lower than a "B" in my entire life! Please help!
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
UBC: Okanagan Campus
I'm interested in applying to UBC as an undergrad (will be taking a BA in physics) and was wondering if the Okanagan campus is as good as the Vancouver campus. I only plan on taking my first year (with more general courses) there, however, I have heard that it's full of drugs? The last place I want to end up is a school with apathetic students...
What are the chances of success of a student that wants to apply to an accounting program in a university, but has not taken accounting at all. I am a hardworking student and is good at all the other subjects. It would help if an accounting student answered this.
OUAC 101 open!
The OUAC 101 application opened today. I am a returning student, but my code does not work! My code from last year doesn't work for me. Do I need to get a new one? I need to get my application submitted ASAP to Waterloo for winter admissions! Has anybody who's been in this situation able to provide me with some advice?
Favourite YouTube Celebrity
Who is your favourite YouTube Celebrity?

I like Peter Chao, that guy is hilarious! I also enjoy watching Ray William Johnson, luanlegacy and College Humor.‏
University Application Essay Tips
For some programs I am applying to (for example, McMaster's Health Sciences) they require a supplementary application essay. This is open ended with a maximum of 1500 characters (or 250-300 words).

What are some things to NOT write about and what are some tips? Friends from the U.S. are telling me that writing about volunteer work, jobs, trips to Africa, etc. are very cliché and that I shouldn't write about them.