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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!
Queen’s Engineering Admissions / Application Averages
I know there’s a ton of posts out there discussing admissions averages, and I was curious to see how the marks stacked up for everyone trying to gain admission to Queen's Engineering. 

For Queen’s, my top five marks average out to be 90%, and I am submitting a moderately strong PSE with my application by the end of January. (I have a 91% for my top six classes and hopefully that secures entrance to UWO Engineering for a safety.)

Do you think I will be admitted to Queen’s this year? If you are applying to any Engineering program, what are your marks and expectations? 
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Acceptances To Guelph! 2016
Just wanted to make a little discussion for Guelph! They have officially started sending out first round offers, so everyone that has received an offer list:
Acceptance Average
Conditions
Program
Etc.
Congrats on the acceptance and hope to see you all at UofG this September! :)
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Openschool Ontario?
Anyone took a course from OpenSchool Ontario? If you could please share how the experience was?
First year Med Sci student, happy to answer questions!
Hi, I am currently attending University of Western Ontario for the Medical Sciences Program.
I am happy to answer any questions that anyone may have about the program, course load, and overall experience at Western! 

A bit about myself:
I attended a high school within Ontario and received my acceptance to Med Sci in January (or early February?). I was also accepted to multiple science programs from other universities including, but not limited to: U of T, Waterloo, York, McMaster, Queen's, Ryerson, and Guelph. 


Post questions down below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible! 
AEO Questions
I am currently a grade 11 student who got a 67 in physics grade 11u.  Will this affect my chances of getting AEO, and I am not taking it again in grade 12. I want to get BMOS with AEO.
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Masters school admission
Hello im a 3rd year mechanical engineering student and my dream is to do my masters at one of canadas top schools. I would like to do my masters in mechanical engineering at either uoft, mcgill or ubc. What would my GPA need to be to have a good chance at admission? Are there any other important factors in admission other than GPA? Thank you  ( btw I currently attend ryerson university)
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SHAD 2016 General Thread
Hey guys! I just submitted my application for SHAD 2016, so I'm wondering who else already submitted? :) I don't know if there's already a SHAD 2016 thread so I just decided to start one. If there already is one, can someone direct me there?
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Applying to UBC, UOT , Carleton, McMaster
Hi, I'm applying for SCIENCES as my first choice and Kin as my second. My grade 12 marks are: Bio 12- 89 Chem 12-90 Pre calc 12-91 Eng 12- 82 Law 12- 88 Do I stand a chance?
HAVE YOU BEEN ACCEPTED IN ANY OF THEM AND what was your avg?
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How many people apply to engineering science each year?
I'm in grade 12 and am applying to engineering science at u of t. I know it's highly competitive, and I'm probably not gonna go there, but I just want to know roughly how many people apply each year and how many get accepted. Thank you!
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UBC English Proficiency Test
I was intending to give IELTS test. But the test dates are packed till March. New test dates will arrive on the first week of February for the tests to be taken on April. So, I will send my score to the universities on April.  But they have the deadline before April.
Will this affect my acceptance?
Waterloo AIF Question
Hey guys,

So I recently submitted my AIF but something came to mind. Let's say I were to do more extracurricular activities/volunteer experience during the course of the grade 12 year and potentially get more awards. Would I have to let Waterloo know about these activities even though my AIF is already under review? 
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Waterloo or Guelph?

Okay so a bit of background, I plan on becoming a genetic counsellor, and to do that I need to get a MSc in genetic counselling after my bachelors. So in Canada, there are only 4 schools with this program, and they all accept between 4-12 students a year. There are a ton of programs in the US that I'd be applying for too that accept more students than that. Anyways, to get in for that I'll need a good gpa, (I think most programs want an average of 75%+) one on one counselling experience, lab/hospital experience (volunteer/paid), since most genetic counsellors are in hospitals. Plus a bunch of specific courses


So I was thinking, which school should I go to for my undergrad? I've been accepted to Waterloo for Life Sciences- Biology with Co-op. (later on, specializing in molecular genetics), Guelph for Molecular Biology & Genetics and Psychology (its a bachelor of arts and science rather than a bachelor of science) and York for Bilingual Biology (iBSc) and I've pretty much ruled out York at this point.


I think they both have their pros and cons. Like at Waterloo I'll have co-op and can get some of that experience that would look great for my masters, and good clubs to join. but also the courses for my first two years just don't sound appealing to me. Like, I physically recoiled after reading the average first year courses. I visited the campus and really didn't like it. But co-op is great though. And after the first 2 years, the program gets more specific and it looks good from there. It feels like a "don't worry it gets better" situation.


At Guelph my program doesn't have the co-op option though the courses just seem so much more intriguing since I get to do an arts and science program. Plus I also think it would be easier to get a high gpa here than at Waterloo. And I really loved visiting the campus and I could see myself going there. I could still continue taking my language courses and psychology, but still take chem and bio, the two sciences that I actually like.

I spoke with some counsellors at Guelph while I was there and they said I can volunteer with the student counselling service there for that counselling experience, there are labs and hospitals I can go volunteer at, and there are also courses in my program I can take which are basically community projects and  I could do something relating to my field.


Idk what to do. I was also gonna join the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors as a student member while in school too, maybe try and find volunteering positions with genetic counsellors.


idk this is a long post what would you pick


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Biochemistry at York
Hello, 
          I have gotten accepted to York's Biochemistry program and Biomedical Science program. I want to end up in a medical school, so at first, I thought of doing Biomedical Science because it is an easier major than Biochemistry which allows me to achieve a higher GPA. After long thought, I decided that I should so Biochemistry instead because I am interested in it and it has a better job scope just in case I do not end up getting accepted to medical school. So, my question to everyone willing to help me is, How is Biochemistry at York University. I want to know about the difficulty level, course load, professors, and whether you can manage other extra-curricular with the major? I am an average Grade 12 student who gets an average of 85%.

Thanks to anyone that helps :)
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UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) or Ryerson
I got accepted into UOIT for Health Physics & Radiation Science and Ryerson for Medical Physics. I live an equal distance from both universities, and can't make a decision. What are some suggestions
when will uoft ask for a new transcript
i submitted my first term (nov) transcript, when will they want an updated one?
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Applying for Uni in Ontario
How does the application process work? 
I know I could wait a couple of years and have the guidance counselor explain it to me, but I'm an interested grade 9 student and want to understand this process.
Is a personal statement necessary?
Do you apply to each school on their websites or do you mail things in?
Isn't there one website where you can apply to any university?

Sorry for my lack of knowledge, I'd love the help! 
Thanks in advance!
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ACCEPTANCE INTO UBC/SFU
Hey!
I know most people in BC's first choice is UBC, but has anyone heard back from SFU after they self reported their marks? I haven't heard back yet and I reported on January 4th, the first day it was open.
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Should I take English in summer school?
In grade 11 ,my English mark was a 80% and I had a really easy teacher but the grade 12 teachers at my school are very hard.I 've heard summer school is a lot easier than day school.i am trying to get at least an 85% in grade 12 English.Also is tdsb  or tcdsb easier?
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3rd year Ryerson student: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a current 3rd year student at Ryerson, majoring in professional communications and minoring in law and marketing. Aside from holding 2 internships over the last 3 years, I work as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. 

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- OSAP
- internships and co-op opportunities
- basically any other questions you might have 

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! AMA! 

what are my chances
I finished first semester of engineering with an 86.17 average what are my chances of transferring to mcgill, u of t, and waterloo, for electrical engineering?
SFU's 4.33 GPA scale converted to UBC %
I heard that a GPA average earned at SFU gets "downgraded" a bit when converted into a UBC percentage (e.g. 4.33 GPA =/= 100%). Is this true? If so, do other universities also do this for an SFU GPA average?

Thanks
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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!
English Night School
I'm re-doing English in night school this semester and was wondering how uni's feel about this. I've gotten early acceptances to York, Ryerson, and Ottawa. I'm still waiting to hear from Queen's and Mcmaster. The programs are humanities/ social science.
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