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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
University of Toronto Engineering Student - Ask Me Anything
Hey everyone! I started this thread to answer questions from the potential class of 2017, and to keep all of the University of Toronto-related items in one place.

I'm a first year engineering student at the University of Toronto and I'm currently studying electrical/computer engineering (same courses as TrackOne). I commute to school every day, so I can't really answer that many questions about residence, but I'm sure others will be willing to chime in on that.

Without further ado, ask away!
How Hard Is Mcmaster Artsci and iSci
I just discovered mac's integrated science and arts and science programs that only accept 60 people per year. Both programs are advertised as exclusive programs for exceptional students and the acceptance rate to both programs is about 10%. Are there any students who have been admitted to the program or are already in it? If so, please tell me how difficult these programs are and what it took to get into the program.
Mcgill to Uoft Transfer
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knows any info about transferring out of Mcgill to attend Uoft? Would it be possible to do so after first term? Thanks
UWO Medical Science VS UTSG Life Science.
Hey guys I narrowed it down to these 2 schools.

its either go for the program or the reputation at this point. 

(safe route to medicine vs global opportunities)

what would you choose?

Update : Chose UTSG Life Science 

2nd update: still thinking.

FINAL UPDATE : ACCEPTED OFFER TO UWO MEDICAL SCIENCE 
U of T Sciences AMA
Recent U of T sciences graduate here!

Had a real good GPA!

Liked my time here!

Feel free to ask me anything and I'll feel free to respond or not depending on the quality of the questions!
How hard is grade 11 Pre-AP math compared to academic
I got a 84 in grade 10 pre-AP math. It was mostly due to me not doing my homework and all the problems. But I am willing to do everything this semester to get over 90. I wanted to know how hard would the tests or anything else in general be in pre-AP functions compared to academic.

Thanks
Extracurriculars
From what I read from many different posts on this site and university admission pages Business universities consider Extracurriculars vital for admission. I've heard there is no real point going into business unless it's Ivey or Queens. Are my ECs good enough? How can I improve? I am aware I do a lot of stuff already but I don't want to risk not getting in.
 1) youth leader at church
 2) political advocate for both municipal and Federal candidates 
3) mission trips to India involved member of Key Club 
4) DECA Exec
 5) Model UN Delegate 
6) school badminton team 
7) Business Internships at Insurance and Logistic Company 
Grade 11 Physics and Chemistry
How hard are they? I'm so scared for them but if I drop them I won't be doing any sciences and it ends so many opportunities.
Transition from Grade 10 to 11? Help!
I've been commonly told that high school from grade 9 and 10 is irrelevant and easy; however, grade 11 is supposedly the hardest from high school. In my school, it's called "The Year of Tears" in my school. Is there any tips, experiences that any of you guys are willing to share?
Should I take a spare?
Hey guys I'm in Grade 12 and I'm not sure if I should take a spare this year. I had really good marks in Grade 11 (94 average for the entire year). I had 8 courses in grade 11, but I'm not sure if i should keep 8 courses in grade 12. I'm thinking of dropping data management. Do you think it is worth it? Is data hard? Will having 7 courses make me unable to gain time management skills for university? I'm planning to go into chemistry or physics.

My schedule:

1ST SEMESTER
Data Management (MDM4U0)
Chemistry (SCH4U0)
Biology (SBI4U0)
Adv. Functions (MHF4U0)

2ND SEMESTER
English (ENG4U0)
Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U0)
Accounting (BAT4M0)
Physics (SPH4U0)

Thank you if you read this really long post!!
Making Changes In Your Timetable
Hello my friends,
Thank you so much for reading this because I need your help NOW! I received my schedule for my senior year and at the bottom there was a guidance appointment saying that since my timetable was incomplete I needed to meet with my guidance counselor. My schedule is far from the ideal schedule I don't have physics, nor do I have exercise science. And I have grade 12 English the 1st semester. How messed up is that? I am new so I didn't have the prereqs for any of the grade 12 courses except bio and math. So I took grade 11 english and chem during the summer. Now I want to take grade11 physics during the 1st semester.
Is it possible for me to take four courses in my day school and a physics course outside of school? Can I change the arrangement of my courses for example, replace grade 12 eng with grade 12 bio? 
Thank you so much for your responses!!!
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
http://bhsc.mcmaster.ca/supp/sample_level1.pdf
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
Waterloo Application
Hi, i'm going to be applying to the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO this year. I'm thinking of applying to the following waterloo programs, in the following priority list. 

1. Computer Science
2. Computer Engineering
3. Mechatronics
4. Nanotechnology 

I'm predicting my average to be around 92% (with 98% - 100%  in Grade 12 physics, Calculus Advance functions) 

How many programs can you apply to at Waterloo? I'm n Ontario student. 
HELPPPPP - Grade 12 courses!!
Hi, I need to pick courses for grade 12 and was wondering which course out of these is easier in terms of content/work load: HZT4U - Philosophy - or - HHS4U - Families in Canada. Also thoughts on BOH4M - business. mgmt. - or - BBB4M - int. business would be appreciated. :) Also any tips you have for these courses or any online tools such as class websites, old tests, notes, etc. would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
transition to grade 12
does anyone slack in grade 9-11, and have amazing marks in grade 12? if so, plz mention study tips and how you balanced your academic with social, athletic and extracurriculars. thanks!
Should I redo ENG4U?
Hey, I'm from Toronto and in a TDSB high school, I did ENG4U in summer school so I can get that out of my schedule, however I ended up unexpectedly with a 68% (thought I did well in the course and with the ISU culminating, until the exam). The question is, should I redo ENG4U? I'm not good in English because I moved to Canada when I was 6 (English was not my first language), I am just worried about trying to get into university, more specifically a business program in or around the GTA. I enjoy math and all my other marks are 80%+, for example I got a 91 in MCR3U, and 84% in accounting.

Thanks,
Admission to university urgent
I have 59 in English 30-1 I want to get in university of Alberta or mcawean in engineering or sciences. If my other marks are high can I get in or do I need to upgrade
Business Admissions and High School grades
Throughout the years of high school, my performance in math and other subjects have been rubbish! I am going to go to grade 12 in few weeks and I have a few questions! 

I took a grade 12 course in Gr. 11 (advanced functions). I did not fail that class (got above 70%) but I was not satisfied with it so I repeated in summer school and ended up with a 99%. 

I want to know if I have any chance of getting into Schulich, QC, and other excellent Business courses. My grade 11 mark for math was below 60% but I passed. Is this going to affect my admissions? I am really worried! 

Thanks for your help in advance
Should I take Sciences?
I want to go into either business or computer science but should I take physics and chem in case?
Are Online Courses Easy?
Going into Grade 12 and I have International Business and World Issues online. I just moved to a new school and they have limited options in terms of courses. I could only take these two courses online plus I have it first semester so it obviously counts a lot. I realize that their generally bird courses, but anyone who's taken an online course in day school, how did you find it? Also, any tips for doing well in online courses would be greatly appreciated.
How did you decide what program you are doing in university
Heyy people, I am a going-to-gr12 public hs kid wondering what to do in life.

A brief info about myslf:
1. Live in GTA
2. Like interior designs, fascinated by tech, love to eat, outgoing, enjoy flying and driving
3. my favourite YouTube video is "A Day Made of Glass"
4. i studied because of others, not for myself (aka I got good grades but I didnt enjoy them)
5. my ultimate goal is to retire asap (at 45) [I know it may not be feasible, but still...)

Here's my gr11 grades
English 83
Functions 99
Accounting  94
Marketing  96
Chemistry 86
Physics 82
Biology 90
Broadcasting 87

And my only grade 12 grade is physics (completed in summer school) - 94

As above, how did you decide what you are going to do in the future??? Like how do you figure out what you want??
I like interior designs, tech, food, sports, but the thing is - i can't see myself in the future
I dont know what to do? Despite trying to get good grades and apply every single university in ontario....
I really need some advice. Please give me some advice :) :) :)

Thank you very much