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Sauder 2016/ 2017 transfer thread
Hi Guys!!

I want to transfer to UBC sauder from sfu arts and would really like some helpful tips!!! This thread is also for other people wanting to transfer. I'm want to get in for second year!! Thanks in advance! 
UTSC 3rd Year Co-op Management Ask Me Anything!
Hi Everyone, 

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:
Rotman Commerce
UTSC Management Co-op
Queen's Commerce
Waterloo AFM
Schulich
Brock BAcc
Ryerson BComm

Background
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.

Let's begin!


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.
U Of T acceptances
Guys I'm not sure if their application center is lagging or acting funny. I got accepted to UTM last week and it said admitted, but U of T St George said Check Status. I checked today and apparently it says I have been admitted to St George Campus, but I still have not gotten any emails from them. Is this supposed to happen???
AYY GRADE 11s!
Ayyy my buds Grade 11s!

Idk if it's just me or not but Im actually having anxiety about grade 12 and idek how I am going to manage that important year

I actually think no university will accept me and I am actually hoping so much that I will do better next year because my mark right now is so low for my program at my dream school. (MCGILL DESAUTEL) -ughh so crazy. 

So yeah. Comment below about your stress and anxiety if you are in grade 11, Class of 2017! 
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Waterloo Computer Science Applicants of 2016!
This forum is for Waterloo computer science applicants of 2016!

This is created to get a better understand of the applicants this year. Share the following please:

1. Estimated admission average
2. EC's

Just want to get to know the competition a bit better! Good luck to everyone!
laurier
How is attending laurier for a BASC looking if my end goal is medicine? (Brantford campus).
Are they known for their low averages? I been on the program website page a few times but it's so limited, I can't find more information? 

Thanks! 
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High School Class of 2016 Offers of Admissions
The Applications thread is pretty cluttered so I was thinking we could start this thread to make it easier to view when others are accepted to programs you've applied to! 

Please include in your post:
- Program
- Date of offer
- Date of application
- Admission average (Grade 11, first semester, second semester midterm - whatever was used in determining admission qualifications)
- Province
- Any supplementary information (Ex. ECs if they're required on application, predictions about quality of essays/responses)
- Any other information you deem appropriate!

Good luck guys!
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WLU!!!!!!! @REPS
HELLO!
I applied to the BASC program in like Jan and have still not recieved the offer. I repeated grade 12 english b/c when I did it in summer school I got a 56% due to some personal issues but repeated in day school and completed it with a 91% average.

My grade 12 semester 1 average is: 85.25 and I have yet to receive an offer? and with my grade 11 marks combined (chem and another top mark equaling to 6) I have a 83.5% average.. 

Should I expect an admission offer? Only worried because it says that low 70s are required. 

Thanks for the help! 
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Night school for English?
I've gotten my first term report card and as it stands

English - 83 
Calculus - 94
International business - 93 
Advanced functions (grade 11): 89 

I'm already repeating my advanced mark since it sucks, and I've done well in IB so I'm hoping to do the same in my other business courses this semester. All of this puts me in a good place for an atleast 90 average. 

However, my English mark sucks and is denting my whole average, Since I'm already repeating a course idk what to do. The business programs I've called all say they'll simply take the higher mark, except rotmans of course. I was thinking of taking English in night school and trying to bring it up, but is it worth it? Would unis care I now would have two repeated courses instead of one? 
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University of Toronto St. George Residence
Hey there!

I was recently admitted into the life sciences program at UofT St.George! In the acceptance package, it says that I was admitted to Woodsworth College but when I log into MyRes, it says that I shouldn't select Woodsworth as my top choice because I didn't indicate it as my top choice on OUAC.

Does anyone know if I'm supposed to be choosing a different residence or if I'm okay with keeping it as Woodsworth? 

Thank you in advance! 
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Schulich Leader Scholarship 2016
2016 Schulich Leader Scholarship nominees?
-Universities applied:
-First choice:
-Program/faculty:
-Province from:  
Please do tell other fellow nominees about this thread so we can all connect and help each other.
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western or laurier?
i applied to both western and laurier for health science and want some opinions!!
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ILC BOH4M
has anyone taken the course boh4m in ilc ? if so do you have the answers to the last 5 key questions ??

Current UBC Student- Ask me anything
I'm a second year UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in rez, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC. 

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring.
Queen's Commerce Non-Chancellors acceptances?
Have any non-chancellor nominees been accepted yet? If not, when will we hear back? I applied in late November so I hope to find out soon.
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Ivey 2016
For those that have applied to ivey, what will your average be for the first round of acceptance (March) and how many courses will you have finished? just wanna determine the competition.

Ill start off by saying 92% and 5 courses done 
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Ivey Applicants: List the 3 activities you wrote your essays on
Lets see what the competition is like this year.
I wrote about my summer job, being a part of a sports team that won the regional championship, and being a camp councilor. 
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Ontario Universities - Who's putting out offers?
Can we make a thread to attempt to keep up with which Ontario schools have begun sending offers of admission? This is what I propose: If a school you know of has begun sending offers, check the comments. If you do not see the school yet, make a new comment. If you would like to post about your acceptance (average, timing, program) reply to the school's comment directly. For organization's sake. I'll start by putting the few I've seen in comments.
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UBC Academic Information?
Has anyone gotten the instructions (which are supposed to come in February) for submitting your transcript?
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I have a question...
I heard from someone that if you are taking courses online in a private school for example ILC, then the universities will increase your average since you are doing the courses yourself. Is that true ?
Do I have a chance at getting into Waterloo for Mechatronics Engineering?
I have just received my midterm marks and my exams didn't go as well as I hoped. Here are my final marks:

English 82
Advanced Functions 93
Chemistry 91
Physics 90
Accounting (Completed in the Summer) 93

I have already been accepted to Western and Carelton for engineering, but my top choice is Waterloo for Mechatronics. Does anyone know if I have a chance of being accepted with these marks? 

I also have a few extracurricular activities:
-Part time job at McDonald's (I've been promoted 3 times and won numerous awards)
-School's curling team
-Tutoring
-I have been part of Scouts for 9 years and was the President of my group last year 
-Relay for Life team leader 
-Part of my school's team that placed second at a regional programming contest
-Consistently in the top 25% for the Waterloo Math contest
-Various volunteer work
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Computer Science
Hi,

   I have decided that I want to study economics or computer science when I go to university (hopefully UFT/UWO). I am taking the required courses for economics for gr 11&12 but only one computer science course in each grade. When I was choosing my courses in February, I was told that physics is not necessary for computer science. Since many of my gr12 friends are receiving their admissions, they're telling me that physics is required. I'm not at all good at chemistry and physics but am extremely good at math. Also, I have looked at university admission requirements for comp sci from Ryerson, UFT, Western and they all require either chem or physics. I am unsure what to do because I am positive that I will absolutely fail in both classes
Too late to change?
I applied to McMaster for life science, and had put my major as Biology and Math. Does anyone know if it's too late to change to biochemistry/will it affect my chances of admission? Thanks!
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University of Toronto Scarborough for Computer Science (2016 First Year)
Hey Guys.

I got accepted by UofT recently for Co-op Computer Science at UTSC. I had applied for Co-op Computer Science at the University of Waterloo as well, but haven't got anything from there yet. I am an international student studying in the Indian CBSE system.

What i wanted to know was that which University is better in terms of Education, Job Opportunities, Co-op Companies and Co-op Placements, Social Life. Which is stricter in terms of education and also which has better professors.

Thanks guys. I would love answers from current students of both universities and also alumni.
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