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With the second round of Laurier's admissions for the BBA coming up (mid February), I figured we could have a post to discuss, in an organized fashion, when people start getting accepted. If you get accepted, please post when you received your acceptance letter, what your top 5 grade 11 averages were, and what your first semester grade twelve marks were.
In Section 1 of the application, they ask for extra-curricular activities in athletics, arts, work experience, ect. For a section like work experience, if we have more than one volunteer activity do we list a few of them in the activities tab? what did you guys write?
Got accepted to both Waterloo Mechatronics and Western Engineering with AEO and now I'm applying for the National Scholarships at Western. I'd like to hear anyone's thoughts on this: If I get one of the National Scholarships (30k and up value) would id be foolish not to go to Western? Without the scholarship, I'll probably go to Waterloo and try to get my MBA at Ivey after I graduate and work
hey everyone, I am a first year commerce student here at Queen's, and I was active this time last year when I was making decisions on where to go, so I thought I would help the next group of applicants with any questions and such! :)
I didn't do too well in pre calc (low 90s) but I'm currently doing very well in Calculus 12. So I was wondering if Canadian universities like UBC, U of T, etc. ask for your pre-calc mark? Or do they just want to know the grade of your highest level of math. :) thanks.
I got an email last night from U of T about my college ranking;
"We are delighted that you have ranked Victoria College –Vic– as your first choice college in your application to the Faculty of Arts & Science at U of T! Vic is an academic environment where students and professors are committed to building a community that welcomes diversity, embraces creativity and is energized by challenge.
Though you have selected Vic as your first choice, it is possible that you may be admitted to another college. You are encouraged to learn more about your other college choices."
I logged into joinid and saw that my status was "admitted" on the front page. However I havent received any admission offers yet. Are other people experiencing this problem?
Also does "admitted" mean I was accepted into my program in general or does it include being accepted into vic college as well?
I post a lot here and I figured I just do a AMA. Please note that this is going to be a serious discussion so if you feel the need to troll this thread, please do it elsewhere or just don't do it at all. It really doesn't contribute to anything.
A lot of HS seniors are spending the winter holidays working on their university applications so hopefully I can shed some light on UTSC Co-op Management which is really under rated on this forum and maybe some of you will consider applying. That said, I will be as objective as I can but there will be some bias.
Schools I applied to in Grade 12:
UTSC Management Co-op
90% HS average
Completed 2 co-ops at Fortune 100 Company
3 Study Terms Left, 1 Co-op Left
Interviews for First Co-op: Banks, GE, Small Accounting Firms
Second Co-op: Multiple Return Offers
What is the difference between Co-op vs. Internships?
Many employers are opting to choose this route because of a tax credit. What does this do for the student? Well, since the employer is receiving a credit, they can choose to pay you more. Example: Pay you $15,000 but they get $3000 back so they are really paying you $12,000. To do this, you need to be a student enrolled in an accredited co-op program. http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/cetc.
Co-op programs and jobs are regulated by a board meaning there is a standard that employers and schools have to meet. For UTSC personally, the co-op department screens every job and ensures that every job is relevant. Will you find secretary only positions? Nope but you might have some administrative duties in your job mandate. There are compensation standards and so on.
All co-op schools have a job portal exclusive to co-op students. While the jobs can be found on TalentEgg and Linkedin and so on, the advantage comes in the 1st round and continuous round and Ranking System.
Finally, co-op programs allow for more opportunity. Most jobs posted in the Winter and Fall semester are only for co-op students to apply meaning instead of only getting to apply for summer internships, you can get 3 semesters a year for a chance. Some industries like accounting hire more in the Winter. For UTSC, they allow us so much flexibility in the length of our work term (4,8,12 months) as well as our sequence order. A study did show that on average co-op students get an 11% higher starting salary on full time offers because of the experience. There are not that many co-op schools in Canada compared to non co-op. The job qualities are the exact same. You can do IB or Consulting in the Fall or Winter.
EDIT: This site is a bit weird, when a new response is made I have to scroll through the thread to find it. If I miss your question, please post it on the bottom.
I'm in 11th grade and I'm thinking about my future. I genuinely feel that I have nothing going for me at the moment. My grades are atrocious and I feel like I might even fail a couple classes. I hope to pursue a career computer related, as computers are the only thing that I have known my whole life, but I am certain that my current grades will hold me back from reaching that field. I feel like grade 12 won't get too much better, unless I manage to find some massive motivation out of my ass that will drive me into improving my grades drastically. Without good grade 12 marks, I know university won't be an option, so I am really considering college where I can study, and then hopefully make the transition into Uni that way, but my parents got extremely mad and started lecturing me for even bringing it up. I'm confident that a decent university for computer science will not consider me with the grades I have, and college seems like the only option, but my parent's are too traditional to let me go that route. It's as if they don't understand that my bad grades are already jeopardizing my chances of going to Uni, so what am I supposed to do? Atleast I'm willing to give college a try, but they just refuse to let me. What do I do in this situation.
So i am in grade 11 right now, and I want to apply to health science for my undergrad degree.
So far I got
Gym 86 ( i know doesn't count)
This is first semester and its realllllly bad tbh
So i am planning on going to summer school for chem to get a 90+ because I really want to get a early acceptance and I need to also go cause I need a min average of 70 for the pre-requisites. But do universities look at repeated grade 11 courses?????? I'm planning to apply to (waterloo, laurier, UFT, etc.. Also I'm planning to hit all 90 this semester for Bio Math Comp Eng and Accounting.
Hello, guys i just wanted to say that my teacher has screwed up my whole chemistry grade. Firstly, this whole semester only once did we get our updated marks. I was at a really low average at midterm but after that I improved so much that I literally went up 10-12 percent. I calculated this on a piece of paper because he wouldnt tell us. So, the day before exams start I ask him for updated marks and he says he doesnt have them and that our calculations of our marks are more accurate? Wtf Then after exam. I felt I did ok...it was super hard but still think I did decent. In our region there is no exam review day so..I had no idea what mark I had or didnt have. Today I check OUAC my mark is not at all what i calculated..Like do u think I should contact the principal or something like we had no idea of our mark the whole semester, for ex weighting of assignments...we did soo many labs he made us do 1 formal lab all semester..and that was in Septemeber..He gave it back in January. I'm sorry for my english but need help..Like this guy gave speeches in the start of the semester to change our universities, like lower our expectations...
On the front page of joinid, it says that I got admitted to the computer science program. But when I press check status, it still says pending. Is this a bug? I haven't received any email notification either.
Does the referee for the PSE have to be able to attest to your extracurricular activities? The way that the question is worded, it seems like the person must be able to speak to the EC you wrote about. I was going to use a teacher (which is apparently preferred) but she can't speak to any of my ECs. Anyone can clear this up for me?