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how does McGill calculate top 6 with missing prerequisites?
I've already sent in all of my applications but as I've been reading some threads posted here from previous years I'm starting to worry about whether I will be accepted or not.

 I am applying to arts at McGill, but my school is semestered and I have English second semester. I heard that they will look at grade 11 marks to replace any grade 12 prerequisite that is not complete, but my case is a little bit odd.

 Basically, I thought it was a good idea to take grade 12 computer science when I was in grade 10 and ended up with a 63% but was assured that it would not count towards my top 6 for university. I will have 6 grade 12 credits at the end of this semester, 5 of which averaging out to ~89 to 91 but with that 63 my average gets bumped dangerously low.

 I've heard people say that McGill would substitute grade 11 English as my 6th mark because I don't have grade 12 English yet, bumping the low mark out of my average, but I don't want to take any chances. Any advice is greatly appreciated. thanks :)
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$500 "Ultimate Study Tip" Community Contest
Love them or hate them, exams are a part of student life. We want to know what your "ultimate study tip" is that helps you get through (and ace) them! 

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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 George Brown College, uOttawa and UOIT and I am aiming for a 92% average.
Ryerson University Bachelor of Arts Acceptance!!!!
Hello. For Ryerson U, what averages would most likely lean towards acceptance for the arts program? I'm thinking history, politics, and criminology. I know mid to high 70's are required but Ryerson only looks at grades and no ecs. This worries me. I'll have a low 80 average and am applying generally, NOT early accpetance. Thanks.
First Year ECE at uWaterloo AMA
I remember roaming through these forums just a short year ago, and I'm here to give back. I know everyone is going to ask about my admission average, 90.5%, with some extracurriculars such as robotics club, some intramural sports teams, etc. I did not do any math/cs competitions.  

Before you ask any questions, I highly recommend looking at some of these links:

Besides, that, ask away! 
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top 6
hello everyone
Im not canadian so can you please explain me what " top 6" is ? I am trying to understand the admission requirements. Im sorry to ask such a basic thing but I am confused. Also, do they only  look at high school  senior year grades when appyling for an undergrad degree? or do they look at the average GPA of 4 years of highschool?

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1st year Western Medical Science Student! Ask me anything!
Hey guys, just looking to help you guys with the application process.
I'll try my best to answer questions about anything about Western!
Brock's Accounting or Waterloo's AFM?
I will be applying for unis in a short amount of time. I have researched a bit into this, but I'm still confused. Which one is better overall? 
1) Which program is better? Are they both alike?
2) Which co-op is better?
3)Which uni is better, as in its environment, people, professors. 
4)Would employer's really care what uni you went to amongst the two, if you have a CPA and good co-op experience? 
ANY other information is welcome!
Students who are going to these unis for the Accounting program, please help me! Although anyone is welcome to answer!

Thank you for your answers!

2nd Year Queen's Commerce - Ask Away!
Hey guys, this forum helped me out a lot in high school. If you wanna know anything about the Commerce program, let me know.
How to get high marks in high school
Hey guys,
I have a 92 average in high school currently. However to make it to most engineering programs, you need upwards of 95%. Does anyone know how I can get stellar high school grades. Some people recommend private school, but I know that they are looked down upon for admissions. With that in mind, does anyone have any tips on how I can attain such a high average. Perhaps any high schools within Toronto that are not academically rigorous. If any students on this forum looking at this post had a high high school average, please share your experiences below!
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Should I do e-learning or no?
I want to take International Business Fundamentals and Business Leadership through e-learning. But, I heard so many pros and cons about e-learning that I don't know what to do. Should I take e-learning or not? Also, I heard from someone on Yconic that he got a 99% in both courses. Does e-learning boost up your average? Thanks for the advice.

P.S. I want to get into Ryerson, UTSC, Ivey, Queens, McMaster, and Wilfrid Laurier.
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WESTERN vs SFU(Business-undergraduate)
I am trying to decide between them(also Ryerson but these are my top choices), gonna study business/economics.
Can you compare them? (reputation,academic life, social life, campus, atmosphere, job opportunities after graduation...) I know there has been a lot of comparison and it seems unnecessary now.. but please I need to know specifically about these two.
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multicultural??I really wanna know
Which schools have a multicultural environment?
I know UBC McGill and U of T are the ones.
Any other? Western maybe? 
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Media Studies
I really want to work in a company about advertising or media... But ..nowadays its being hard to find a job. Do you think its even harder to earn money if I study something like media ? Should I start with an undergrad business program not to risk my future? and then maybe I can still  work for a  magazine,TV channel etc? sounds possible?
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BUSINESS vs Engineering
I know this is subjective; but I need different point of views.
 lets say Im an average student; trying to decide between industrial engineering and business/economics. Which one would bring me a better future?(career,money...) what do you guys think?

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Ubc has a beatiful campus!!! do you know another university better than that?
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Admission Questions? Ask a Current UBC Student!
Hi guys,

I always remember finding this forum really useful back when I was applying for universities in 2012, and I'd like to offer you the opportunity to actually get some hard knowledge about admissions rather than just hearsay. Though I'm in Sauder, I can answer any questions regarding direct entry to all UBC programs, Sauder transfer applications, and general university stuff.

You should all also take a look at the holy grail of UBC admissions, specifically table 18 where all admission averages for all programs for entry in 2013W are outlined.

Hope to see you all at UBC in September!
Should I apply for early admission?
I was planning on applying for universities earlier for scholarships but my grade 12 average is probably not going to be 90% +. My grade 11 average was a B (not including electives).  This year I jave been trying hard and hopefully I will have at least an 86% average, but im not too sure about that. Will universiites reject me right away if they see my grade 11 grades? Should i still apply early or do I have no chance for getting a scholarship anyway?
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1st Year UBC Engineering Student - Ask Any Questions!
Hey guys! I'm a 1st year Engineering Student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver! I know how stressful applying for university can be in your senior year of high school, so ask me any questions about UBC, engineering, student clubs, living on campus, scholarships, university life or anything else you can think of. I'll try to be as helpful as I can!
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urgent help!
I kno I got rejected for early admission for uofa and my to do list for beartrack it says "we have requested your June 2016 results."

If uofa is reevaluating me in March or so, shouldn't request my January transcript?

Does that mean I won't be reevaluated in March for standard admission?

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Waterloo, UBC, U of A and U of T Life/Health Sciences: What are my chances?
For all those attending above universities, what are my chances to get into the Life Sciences/Health Sciences programs:

Math 30-1: 100
Math 31: 98
Physics 30: 95
Biology 30: 94 
Chemistry 30: around 95 (in progress)
English 30-1: around 85 (in progress)
I done messed up in Grade 11 with English 20, got a 78, which is by far my lowest mark 
Social 30-1: around 95 (but universities don't care about this)

Pretty average EC's: 200 hours of volunteer service, various clubs (Robotics, Biology), swim team for grade 11 and 12. 

BTW this is Alberta Curriculum (30 designates Grade 12 courses)
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Waterloo math contests
Im in grade 12 right now and i have advanced functions this semester, i will be writing the Canadian Senior math contest this wednesday the 25th. I was doing past contests online and i am unable to get a lot of the answers right, we havent even learned most of the material that is on the math contest. I feel like i will honestly fail this, should i still write it or no? and does waterloo care about what you get on the contest or do they only care if you wrote it?
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Going into medical school?
I'm Grade 12 and I was hoping to go to medical school. What undergraduate degrees would be good choices?

In addition, if I don't get into med school, what degree would still guarantee me a job?

I'm not sure of an undergraduate degree fit for med school that's also fit to be a career...
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Help me improve my ECs
I want to go to school for business but the problem is that im not the smartest. I have a 91 average but that's the absolute highest I can go. (91 is normally good but the problem is that everyone has such high marks nowadays). So I need to help how do I improve. If you knew me you'd now I'm not cocky im just trying to do what everyone wants.. To get into university. 
1) President/Founder of Young Liberals in my riding. Over 200 hours helping with Municipal/Federal Elections
2) VP of my schools DECA chapter 
3)  Food Bank Volunteer, Part of the youth council at the Food Bank
4) Youth ministry Leader at Church, member of my school's chaplaincy team
5) Part Time Retail Job, Internship at Insurance Firm
6) Model UN 
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I need urgent help!
I checked my status and it says 

We cannot give you admission at this time with your average.  Upon receipt of the required documents your application will be reevaluated.

Does this is i am rejected to this university? 
Please I really need some help! 
Thank you 
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