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Question for commerce students (queens, UTM, Degroote, Laurier)
Hi guys,

I'm currently in Grade 12 and looking to apply to Queens Commerce, Rotman, Degroote nad Laurier. I have an 88% average so far but i mean the year just started so i have to maintain it. My question is that, i want to do a business undergrad before applying to law school (hopefully Osgoode). 

I know that for law, i just need a high GPA in whatever undergrad i choose, and so i am stressing. If i get into one of these programs (all of which are tough), my marks aren't likely to soar. I don't want to graduate with my bcom, but then fail to get into any law school due to low marks.

Are these programs not for me? Does anyone have experience of doing these programs pre-law school. I am also aware some schools offer mba/jd programs, so if anyone knows about that?
Entering grade 12 mega-thread
So this thread is for people who just finished grade 11 and will be applying to uni in the fall, post your grade 11 average and top three choices!

Me: grade 11 average--89.5
Top 3: Ivey/Queens (tied) and Laurier
Software engineering at McGill or at McMaster???
Hi, I live in Ontario and i wanted to study software engineering and I narrowed my choices to these 2; McGill and McMaster. I also go to a French high school

-Ranked really high in engineering and software
-Better reputation
-General year then apply to software (need a 3.2 cgpa)
-Beautiful City
-Lived there for 4 years so living expenses and life is easy there for me
-Is there anything else i should take note of?

-Ranked high but Mcgill is ranked higher
-Less reputation
-General year then apply to software (need at least a 4/12 McMaster gpa)
-I live an hour away
-My sister goes there 
- Any thing else

The thing is my parents are forcing me to go to McMaster because my sister is there and they have COOP. But i believe that McGill is better because of its reputation and I do want to work outside of Canada in the future. Which Uni is better?
So I know it's only October but I am very worried.. So far I had 2 quizzes and a test in chemistry .... First one I got 55% and second one I got 80% and for the test I got 65%... I am extremely worried about my final mark... Do you think I can bring up my mark by midterms? In gr11, I finished with an 88... Please give me positive feedback
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student in LFS; now I'm a second year student for 2015-2016. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

p.s. Yes, Ana Steele and Shia LaBeouf "went" here.
Re-taking Pre-calc 11 online?

I want to retake Pre-Calc 11 online. However, do universities look at the online mark or only the mark that I get in school (my first try)?
Current HBA 1 - AMA
Happy thanksgiving everyone. Just giving back to the community that helped me in grade 12.

Some info about me:

-Studied economics my first two years
-Had AEO
-Lived in Saugeen
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18-Year-Old Seeks Advice for Unconventional Dilemma
Hi All,

I'm 18 years old and currently in my fifth year of high school, and I'm looking for advice on what to do for post secondary next year, but I'm different from most people my age in that my main goal isn't to find a job that I love. My main goal would be work-life balance.

Here's the thing- all through high school I wanted to work directing and writing movies, but after some revelations in my first round of Grade 12 I realized how truly foolish that was. I also came to realize something about myself. And that's the fact that I'm not really passionate about anything. Even as a child, I wasn't that interested in much of anything (except reading :P).

Because of this, I've given up on finding a job that I love, my main goal is finding a job that gives me a basic schedule where I can work from 7am-6pm Monday through Friday, and I would prefer a job that's at a desk in an office. That way I could just come in, do my job, leave and have the one thing I truly love, evenings and weekends off :P. If that exact schedule and lifestyle isn't realistic, I want the closest thing possible to it.

Anyone have an idea what jobs could support this lifestyle? What could I study next year in order to get one of these jobs?

$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’!

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Civil Engineer?
So far, with what others have told me, I want to get into waterloo or mcmaster's engineering program for civil engineering. But I heard waterloo's work load is hectic, and mcmaster's program is a waste. So which one is better? Are there any better universities or options I should consider? Or any careers or programs I should look into if I am into the sciences, design, and enviroment?
UBC, Western, UofT, Queen's reputation?
I'm currently in grade 11 and I am completely certain I want to do business as my undergrad. Ideally, I want to focus on finance, get my CFA designation, work for a couple of years, and then get my master's degree (of course, this plan may change - I know it's very ambitious).  I will definitely be applying to UBC Sauder, Western AEO, UofT Arts (Economics), and Queen's Smith.  

I live in Vancouver, so of course UBC makes the most sense but I don't feel that it's the right school for me.  Personally I feel more inclined to Queen's.  But my parents are worried that if I wanted to return to Vancouver, UBC or SFU grads would be preferred by employers over Queen's grads.  Is this true?  In Vancouver, are Queen's (and Western) grads at a disadvantage?  Also, what's the international reputation of UBC, Western, UofT, and Queen's (particularly in Europe)?

Please don't comment that business is useless now, all of my family is in business and I know it's the right path for me.

Thank you!

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.
Hey everyone! 
I've seen these threads all throughout high school and decided that because I'm finally in grade 12 and it's time to starting getting things together that i make one of my own for our year. My goal is to get accepted into a Nursing program within the GTA 
As for right now, I'm interested in Western (main & Fanshawe), Trent, Ryerson (both colabs) and York. I'm taking Bio, Chem, Data, Religion and family studies. I completed English in the summer and landed with an 87%. My goal is to get as close to a 90% average as possible.
We should be active on this thread, share our goals, and strive to attain them together! I wish everyone the best of luck xo
GUELPH Study Groups?? Anyone interested + Advice!!
Hey everyone,

I'm in my first year at University of Guelph! I really want to join or start some study groups for some of the harder science courses i'm taking.

The point is---anyone know how I can get involved in these study groups? I tried looking on facebook but nobody seems to be posting about them. 

For me in a study group, personally I want all members to be at or around the same academic level. I wish for all members to like compare notes, go over hard questions, test each other out on material, do homework problems together, etc...

Anyone interested? (This semester i'm taking CHEM 1040, BIOL 1090, MATH 1080, and PHYS 1080.) 

Or anyone have advice on how I can start one? Keep in mind I don't want just anyone- I'd prefer people who are really serious about academics.

Thanks guys!!
Laurier 4th yr, with Co-op, worked at PwC, Suncor, and more (IB in HS)-AMA
Hi There,

I was a fiend on StudentAwards when I was applying to Unis 3.5 yrs ago, so I'm coming back to help from the other end now. Feel free to ask about Laurier, BBA, Co-op, ECs, International Exchange (currently in Spain), or anything else!

Other schools I applied and got into to in Gr12:
-Waterloo AFM (got the fellowship scholar thingy)
-Ivey AEO, BMOS, Bmed
-Schulich iBBA
-Guelph: restaurant mngmnt
-McGill: Immunology & Microbiology
-Did not get: Queens

Highschool: Intnl Baccalaureate.
Ryerson Mech Engineering Student
This forum helped me a lot last year... decided to give back. I will answer anything within reason. :)
Help me find Money for School!! I'm an incoming College Student, Career objective is Dental Hygienist
Waterloo Computer Science Applicants of 2016!
This forum is for Waterloo computer science applicants of 2016!

This is created to get a better understand of the applicants this year. Share the following please:

1. Estimated admission average
2. EC's

Just want to get to know the competition a bit better! Good luck to everyone!
Grade 11 HELP
I am currently in Grade 11 and I am not doing so well. I want to get into health science or kinesiology. My marks for first semester
Grade 11: Functions- 74% Physics-68% Biology-80% English 76%

I am stressing and freaking out. Do I still have a chance of making into one of those programs at Western, McMasters,Waterloo,etc.? Is there still time?

How good is going to Windsor or Trent for undergrad to get into medical school?
I really want to get into med school, do u think these schools provide me with the opportunities to do that?
Seriously...how do you guys pay for university if you don't stay at home?
I really wanna do business at Queen's, Western or Laurier. Queen's and Western have some of the highest tuition costs (16K-25K) and living expenses (11K+). My parents do not want me to move away. They want me to go to schools close to home like Schulich, U of T, Ryerson etc. If I do move out, they want me to realize how much debt I will have at the end of 4 years and I'm not sure I can pay that much, but I know for a fact, rich kids aren't the only ones in these university programs. I come from a middle class family, and have an RESP with 17K but it's not enough. I'm not sure if I'll get enough OSAP either. I don't want to sacrifice my dreams for the sake of my parents (lol).

University kids, how are you guys paying for your education, and what can I do to pay for mine? (Please don't answer if you're in high school - only want real life experiences)

UBC engineering program?
I'm a grade 12 student living in BC, and I am almost absolutely sure that I want to go into software engineering. I'm about to start applying to universities soon and I just found out that SFU doesn't have a Software Engineering program. I considered SFU my "safety school". until now. I really want to go to UBC, Waterloo, or McMaster.

My grade 11 avg (not including physics) was 91%. My physics 11 mark itself was 71% because of one test that the whole class failed. I am redoing physics 11 online, before I do physics 12, which I have in second semester. I really want to cover up the 71% i got in physics before I start applying.

I have a bunch of extra curricular and 600+ volunteer hours (from SFU summer camps, canadian cancer society, etc.), I'm on my school's senior dance team, I do break-dancing outside of school, and I'm on another hip hop team at a dance studio. I am part of charities club, grad council, student council, and grad dinner dance committee. I am taking calculus AP, English AP, and a duel-credit criminology course at a polytechnic university, additionally.

I understand the UBC avg is higher than 91% but I can probably pull up my marks to a mid-90s avg. I just want some insight for my odds of getting into UBC's engineering program (vancouver or okanogan)  or waterloo's, mcmaster's, or even uvic's.

Also, what can you guys recommend as a "safety school" for me?
Thoughts on Brescia University?
About all I know that it is an all-girls catholic university/college. Also, that they have few programs and some good scholarships. My dad just completely blindsided me and told me he had been researching the school for me, even though I expressed I want to go to Western. He even booked a campus tour without really giving me a say in it. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the school or can comment on any of the programs. Thank you.
Hey, so im in Grade 11 and so far it looks like i'll be going into psychology but i really need help on what i need to be taking in grade 11 and 12 to be all set for Psyc. 

Right now i'm taking both Bio and Advanced Functions , but im having alot of trouble with Advanced Functions and i was thinking of switching into mixed math .. would that be ok? or should i just continue? and if so what should i take in grade 12 ?