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Early Acceptance???
Hi Everyone,
I'm going into grade 12 this year, so I've been looking at which universities to apply to all summer. So far, I want to apply to University of Toronto, Queen's, McMaster's, Waterloo, and Western for health science, life science, or biology. I'm planning to apply for early acceptance, but i seriously don't know how the whole process works. Which marks do they look at? Would I have a better chance if i apply earlier? And is it even worth it?  
Low ENG4U0 Mark
I know posting these types of questions are stupid and I will get answers like "make sure your other marks are high and you'll be fine" type answers, but is that really the case? I decided to fast track grade 12 english this summer to get ahead and to have a lighter course load so I can focus on my math and science classes. My final mark was an 85, which is so incredibly low and I'm so embarrassed. As a student who will be applying to life sciences at UofT and McMaster, will this low mark really effect me if the rest of my top 6 courses are high marks. Also kind of random but in order to be eligible for the President's scholarship at UofT you have to have a 92% or higher average with all courses at and 'A' standing. Is an 85 considered an A standing??? I know I can still get a 92 average with my 85 english mark!
best options for me?
I am going into grade 12 with a 93 average. I like all my courses. Find math a little repetitive and boring but don't mind it. good at science. I am not an artistic individual whatsoever but am extremely creative. Going to be playing a varsity sport in university. My choices of school are waterloo and u of t. Any recommendations for programs i should take, which school is the better school? Would i be making a smarter decision by looking at other school options? Thank you.
Hardest program to get into at Ryerson?
Title says it all. Lowest acceptance rate compared to people who applied, as well as the one with the highest cutoff please.
Should I take Sciences?
I want to go into either business or computer science but should I take physics and chem in case?
Why are so many people going into medical sciences?
Just putting my opinion out there. 

So many people are going into the medical field; saying they want to be doctors and go to medical school. They apply to programs like life sciences, kinesiology, premed, etc. with no back up plan. 

In actuality, only a small percentage of students will get into medical school. So why don't people really consider this, and rather believe they'll get in. I really doubt everyone in my bio class will become doctors as they say they want to...

I'm just saying most of you should have a back up plan, and really want to become a doctor for the right reasons; not just because your parents expect you to, or because you want to make tons of money.
Schulich BBA tuition for 4 years
Hi,

I would really like to know how much it costs per year for the bba program at schulich.
Any information is helpful including the range of marks i need to get in. Thanks
Why is a BA in Economics so disregarded

I am wondering why the Queen's BComm so competitive, whereas, the Queen's BA in Economics so 'easy' to get into. I personally want to become an economist, but I feel getting a degree that is so easy to get into will not be respected by employers. Along with that it is a Bachelor of Arts so I feel the degree's worth is further degraded.

Furthermore, currently, I am going into grade 12. I have good marks coming from grade 11 (95% avg) and I am also in the IB program. I feel like I will be throwing all my hard work away if I go to a program that is not (at least somewhat) competitive.

I would love any feedback.
$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.* 

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

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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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LIfe Science at Waterloo
Is taking life science at Waterloo a good choice or should I consider other universities?
Medical school
Hello everyone, 
I am a student going into gr. 12 this fall, and I have a few questions. 
First off, is it more beneficial to get my bachelor in life sciences or health sciences specifically, or go into something broader? 
I am also a student that has gone to a french elementary and secondary school, so in your opinion, should I test my chances in going to an english university, or go for the french program? Would it impact my chances of getting into a good hospital?
Lastly, which schools in Ontario are considered the best for their medical program?
Thank you so much
Will I get into health sci?

I am applying this fall and am aiming for a 96% average .

But that is not why I am here.

8 days ago I had the weirdest dream, I was in an orientation for Mac Health Sci and it all felt so weird.

Is this dream foreshadowing something good? Is it true that my destiny is health sci?



OSAP middle income family bursary
Do you have to be with OSAP in order to get the bursary (not loaning from them). For example, if my parents are paying my tuition, would I still qualify (keeping in mind that my parents income meet the income cut-off)?
Animal Bio or Animal Science?
Which degree is better to get into vet school? Which would provide the most learning experience or possibly job opportunities if the vet thing doesn't work out? Which would provide better scholarships? ...Or does it even matter?
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.
Grade 12 challenge and change vs international business
I'm a GTA student going to grade 12 this year and I'm having second thoughts about taking Challenge and Change in Society. When I did my course selection in grade 11 it seemed like a very good course but now I thinking about international business. If anyone has taken either or both courses I would really like an opinion on them. Particularly about the workload and the type of material and assignments. I'm really looking into easier U/M courses to boost my average. Thanks in advance.
The PreMed Dilemma
If I don't get into my first choice program (Mac Health Sci) which is most likely, I am faced with the PreMed Dilemma. I can go to Western Medical Science (which brings about 500-700 students) that is not much different than the traditional life science program. These programs are very competitive due to the number of students they bring. U of T life sci and Mac life sci are other examples where hundreds of students compete and only about 5% get a sufficient GPA.

Now what is a solution? I am thinking to go to a university program that has less caliber students and attain a high GPA. Such as Brock, York etc. Now I don't know if these programs are actually that way.

Can someone confirm?

And also what do you think is the best second choice program?
The Only Majors to Go to University For


Ok so I see high school kids talk about going into art or business, and I think to myself, " well I will be seeing you in four years making my coffee". So I have to write this, because I fell for the trap. Every year high school kids think about going to university and spending thousands of dollars to study a hobby. I attended queens commerce for my undergrad, and learned the hard way. College majors such as English, political science, business, social sciences, humanities, psychology are all scams(to the most part). In this forum, business major seems to be the most popular, as I was one a couple of years ago. When I got accepted, I was so happy because I heard all the good stories of students going to work at big financial and consulting firms. This is not true. In theses so called " top Canadian business schools", the students are misinformed. Only a few and I mean a few go work in these big firms, while the rest works at crappy places. Today, everyone has a business major, so the job market is sh*t. Majors like English and humanities, are the biggest scam also, because high school kids think they are hoping to be the next Shakespeare, but instead they will be making sandwiches at McDonalds. Also pre med is another scam. If you major in biology, but do not get into med school, you are then useless. Unless you spend 5-6 years getting a PhD, your bio degree has 0 value. As the job market gets tougher and tougher, people need to realize that only a handful of college majors make the student more valuable. Examples, such as engineering, accounting and computer science. I wanted to rant about this because High school kids need to know about the trap of university majors.   
To all the kids who say you should go to york/guelph/"easy GPA schools"
http://www.md.utoronto.ca/admissions/statistics.htm read that. 
York sent 5 kids to U of T medical school, so did guelph. Of all Canadian schools not listed specifically (including Trent, Lakehead and all the other schools you guys circle jerk about on this forum) 17 got into U of T medical school. That's a combined 27 kids from all the "easy GPA" schools out there, or one-in-ten students.
Whereas Western sent 36 kids to U of T med school, U of T sent 55 kids  (more than double all the "easy GPA" schools combined), Mac sent a whopping 69 (over two and a half times the "easy GPA" schools). Combined these three "competitive" and "difficult" and "not worth it" schools make up over 60% U of T medical school--the best and most selective medical school in the country.
So you should understand that even if you go to these "competitive" schools, the outlook is a LOT better than that of those from "easy schools".
UTSC or UTSG Life Sci
I am aiming for med school, and I was thinking of applying to UTSC because of distance and it's easier compared to downtown. Unfortunately, my parents want the prestigious name, and they are convinced that I'll have a higher chance for med. Which school would I have a higher chance at for med?
York, Ryerson or U of T?
okay so id like to go into a life sciences program then later on medical school. i want to attend a university where its easier to maintain your gpa which i heard is hard to at u of t. i want to go to york due to it being "easier" yet still having somewhat of a reputation but as for ryerson, the location is much more appealing to me than york - i heard the reputation isnt so good though. what should i go for? im currently in grade 12.
#EasyMoneyScholarship Contest
When will the winner and the general yconic community learn who won the #EasyMoneyScholarship? I'm so excited to find out!
Waterloo science/business
I'm looking into the science business program at waterloo. My average is 93%. Is this a program with a lot of potential for a good career. Also is this program recognized as a good one or am I better off with life sciences at u of t.