Grade 12 student here who is going to apply this fall to various programs. Just to compare, which is better for science in terms of competitiveness, difficulty, quality at these universities: McMaster and McGill?
I know that in first year at U of T if you're applying to the faculty of arts and science that you pick of these categories: humanities, social sciences, Rotman commerce, life science, physical and mathematical sciences or comp sci and then you specialize later but is it possible to take courses from two of those categories, for example math and commerce. Is there the option of doing a major/ minor or a double degree within the faculty of arts and science? Is there anyone that knows/has done this that can tell me about it?
I applied with a university transfer average of 95.3% + several EC's, and a grade 12 average of 80.5%.
By the way, I had a 55 in grade 11 physics, and never took pre-calculus in high school. Nonetheless, I was still able to get A+'s in linear algebra, calculus 1 and 2 in university.
My goal here is to provide students advice, and answer questions concerning the admission process at these universities. Moreover, I would also like to share advice to students with low high school marks on what they can do to get into schools like U of T, UBC, etc.
Edit: I see some of you are confused, I did not apply to any of these universities out of high school. I first went to the university in my province, obtained a 95% average, then applied as a transfer applicant.
I have applied in University of Ottawa, Calgary and McMaster University. UoO and Calgary is offering me a separate masters program in environmental engineering with more relevant professors and all that, while McMaster is offering masters in Civil with a focus on Environmental engineering. On the other hand McMaster is much higher in the rankings and stuff. I am an international applicant so i would also have to consider other factors like off campus housing and overall life around the campus. So i am kind of confuse now among the choices. It would be really nice if anyone can help.
I am currently in grade 11 and have a passion of pursuing a career in the medical field. I have researched many "advanced learning to medical school" programs in the states and this is the only one I have found here. I realize this is a very competitive program and was wondering if anyone of you guys could tell me if applying would be a waste of time or if I actually have a chance.
My average this year was 97%. For courses, such as grade 11 advanced functions, biology and chemistry my average was always about 98%, whether it was mid-terms or finals. EC's I am currently involved in include, school reach, house council, yearbook. I also volunteer at with a local hospital, canadian cancer society, world vision, and free the children. I am not an athletic person and I understand how this program seeks for well-rounded students. I wonder if that will hurt my chances in any way whatsoever. I also plan on joining more extra-curricular activities. I also have completed 200 hours of volunteering and plan on completing another 100 before the end of senior year. I have also taken part at a research lab program at a hospital for high school students and plan on going to a university to experience and work at a lab facility.
Any advice for improving my chances of getting into the program is greatly appreciated. Sometime I feel like applying for the program is a waste of time though because they only accept 10 students and the possibility of being accepted is very slim to none. I also plan on applying to McMaster's Health Science program as well.
I eventually want to go the medical school and I am now looking at potential undergrad degrees. Everyone says McMaster Health Sciences is the best program, also that Western Medical Science is pretty good.
In your opinions what other programs should I look into?
And what are you doing to reach your goal (Ecs, undergrad choice, research etc...)?? And what are your alternative careers if you decided you didn't want to go to med school anymore or didnt get accepted?
My main point, and I cannot emphasize this enough, is to be sure to have an alternate career path ready. Only a small percentage of pre-med or pre-law students actually graduate into medical or law school. The acceptance rate is only around 10%, while the attrition rate is very high (75-80%). And unless you make it through med or law school, that biochemistry or polisci degree isn't going to do you much good.
I'm not sure if anyone is interested but I am currently enrolled in the one year HBSW at Lakehead University. You need to have a degree already before you can apply and be accepted but it's a quick way to get your BSW. It's not a flawless program but it's faster than the two years that most schools of Social Work require. If anyone is considering it ever in the future and have any questions I'd be happy to help.
It's easier to get in than other universities. I didn't have a high GPA but I had volunteering and work experience which got me accepted. Their criteria is 40% GPA, 30% Volunteer and Work Experience, 20% references, and 10% personal exam.
If you attend the Orillia campus (hour and a half north of Toronto) you can go to your home town for your practicum (January until June). It's a condensed program going from July to June of the next year with a three week break in August and most of December off. The Thunder Bay campus requires you to be in TB for the whole 12 months.
So far people have been having issues with the practicum component since we are supposed to start in the next couple weeks but some students have not heard anything about a possible placement yet, that is the biggest complaint.
If anyone wants any more information I'm happy to help.
Can someone please help me with their insights or experiences with trying to secure an education line of credit.
I have transitioned from a college after earning my Social Work Diploma and I am now in my second year of University for my undergrad in social work. I have a family consisting of my wife, baby, and I...plus our cat.
I have been trying to secure an education line of credit from CIBC and ATB but they tell me that I do not have enough income. Does this sound ridiculous to anyone? I am in school full-time. I receive funds from bursaries, scholarships and very little from the jobs I have. The bank expects me to make $40,000 a year AND go to school full-time. However, CIBC has given me a credit card with 19.99% interest and a $28,000 limit, but will not grant an education line of credit with 2.99% interest with $15,000 limit. Now does this make sense either...no. I don;t know what to do.
I do not have any family or friends that are able to co-sign a loan, as pretty much everyone I know lives in poverty. I've asked everyone.
Starting to sink, and beginning to feel hopeless :(
I was wondering, if I was actually accepted into McMaster's Health Science program next year (which is long shot, I know) is it possible to do another major along with this program. I was thinking about doing a Mathematics degree (specifically an Actuarial Maths degree). I am good at math and find it easy. Is this possible? If it is allowed, will doing both kill me?
So rumour is the first major round of aeo acceptances are going out tomorrow, I have no clue whether or not that is true but I guess this could be a place to post whether or not you got in. You can also post your marks and extra curriculars to help everyone else get an idea of what Ivey is looking for.
I was just wondering if these courses throughout the grade 11 and 12 years will be manageable, I am going for a 90+ average in both years and could anyone recommend study tips? By the way, I want to get into western Richard Ivey the business program and queens
English done in summer school
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We all know that there is inequality in our world; we need not look to other country's or nations, but among us in our own communities. There must be something we can do, something more. As a challenge to myself, I will find a way everyday to help someone. I may clean the filed at the school across the street; donate extra monies, share my time in the community. I will even bring my wife and baby when I can.