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I've already sent in all of my applications but as I've been reading some threads posted here from previous years I'm starting to worry about whether I will be accepted or not.
I am applying to arts at McGill, but my school is semestered and I have English second semester. I heard that they will look at grade 11 marks to replace any grade 12 prerequisite that is not complete, but my case is a little bit odd.
Basically, I thought it was a good idea to take grade 12 computer science when I was in grade 10 and ended up with a 63% but was assured that it would not count towards my top 6 for university. I will have 6 grade 12 credits at the end of this semester, 5 of which averaging out to ~89 to 91 but with that 63 my average gets bumped dangerously low.
I've heard people say that McGill would substitute grade 11 English as my 6th mark because I don't have grade 12 English yet, bumping the low mark out of my average, but I don't want to take any chances.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. thanks :)
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.
I was planning on applying for universities earlier for scholarships but my grade 12 average is probably not going to be 90% +. My grade 11 average was a B (not including electives). This year I jave been trying hard and hopefully I will have at least an 86% average, but im not too sure about that. Will universiites reject me right away if they see my grade 11 grades? Should i still apply early or do I have no chance for getting a scholarship anyway?
Hey guys! I'm a 1st year Engineering Student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver! I know how stressful applying for university can be in your senior year of high school, so ask me any questions about UBC, engineering, student clubs, living on campus, scholarships, university life or anything else you can think of. I'll try to be as helpful as I can!
Im in grade 12 right now and i have advanced functions this semester, i will be writing the Canadian Senior math contest this wednesday the 25th. I was doing past contests online and i am unable to get a lot of the answers right, we havent even learned most of the material that is on the math contest. I feel like i will honestly fail this, should i still write it or no? and does waterloo care about what you get on the contest or do they only care if you wrote it?
I want to go to school for business but the problem is that im not the smartest. I have a 91 average but that's the absolute highest I can go. (91 is normally good but the problem is that everyone has such high marks nowadays). So I need to help how do I improve. If you knew me you'd now I'm not cocky im just trying to do what everyone wants.. To get into university.
1) President/Founder of Young Liberals in my riding. Over 200 hours helping with Municipal/Federal Elections
2) VP of my schools DECA chapter
3) Food Bank Volunteer, Part of the youth council at the Food Bank
4) Youth ministry Leader at Church, member of my school's chaplaincy team
5) Part Time Retail Job, Internship at Insurance Firm
I am a gr 12 student looking into criminology, I have the option to do 2 years of Criminal Justice studies to recieve a diploma and continue to do 2 more years to recieve a bachelor of arts degree, is it worth recieveing the diploma or is it better to apply for the bachelors degree out of the gate?
I applied for Western Medical sciences (Pharmacology and Physiology) and McMaster Science (Biology) and U of T (life science). If my term 1 marks are the following will I have a big chance of being accepted? I don't know what the normal averages are so I'm a bit nervous. I am from BC btw so its top 4 courses (don't know how they choose it but these are my best courses)
Hey StudentAwards commmunity. I wanted to share my story with all of you to let you know what can happen in engineering. What happened in University was something I never even remotely thought could occur. I was one of you guys - a HS student coming into Waterloo engineering with a 90+ average. I want to let you know that you will experience many ups and downs and suffer through feelings of inadequacy but thats ok.
I hope you guys take some of my lessons as a reminder to always keep your head up.
Are any systems undergraduates lurking around these forums? I've done a bit of research on what this program actually is, but still don't really understand it. From what I grasp, it deals with designing and managing all kinds of engineering systems?
Can anyone give me a bit more detail on what this program is and what its like? Also wondering if it is/can be related to computer/IT related career paths since that's what my main interest is in.
I am applying to electrical engineering at both the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo (from BC.) I have completed Pre-Calculus 12 (100%) (in summer school) and Physics 12 (93%) already, while I am currently taking Chemistry 12 and English 12 (full year classes) and will be taking Calculus 12 second semester.
My 1st term report card has Chemistry 12 at 95% and English 12 at 93%. However, both classes will probably be 2 or 3 percent higher by the end of the 2nd term (end of January.)
Should I submit my transcript now with the lower marks or wait for February when I'll have higher interim marks?
Does anyone has experience with York University residences? A family memeber will be attending the social work program next Fall and is considering Winters, Calumet, Vanier etc. Any recommendations? Does any residence has built in cafeteria for dinner ? Or students have to walk somewhere else? From the videos on website the facilities are a bit old.