Ok so I see high school kids talk about going into art or business, and I think to myself, " well I will be seeing you in four years making my coffee". So I have to write this, because I fell for the trap. Every year high school kids think about going to university and spending thousands of dollars to study a hobby. I attended queens commerce for my undergrad, and learned the hard way. College majors such as English, political science, business, social sciences, humanities, psychology are all scams(to the most part). In this forum, business major seems to be the most popular, as I was one a couple of years ago. When I got accepted, I was so happy because I heard all the good stories of students going to work at big financial and consulting firms. This is not true. In theses so called " top Canadian business schools", the students are misinformed. Only a few and I mean a few go work in these big firms, while the rest works at crappy places. Today, everyone has a business major, so the job market is sh*t. Majors like English and humanities, are the biggest scam also, because high school kids think they are hoping to be the next Shakespeare, but instead they will be making sandwiches at McDonalds. Also pre med is another scam. If you major in biology, but do not get into med school, you are then useless. Unless you spend 5-6 years getting a PhD, your bio degree has 0 value. As the job market gets tougher and tougher, people need to realize that only a handful of college majors make the student more valuable. Examples, such as engineering, accounting and computer science. I wanted to rant about this because High school kids need to know about the trap of university majors.
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UofT - Engineering Science (I know how it is, I"ve heard pretty much everything about it and I'm still going for it)
Uwaterloo - Computer science
Carleton U - aerospace engineering
and my averages are going to be (at the minimum, I'm predicting):
Adv. Functions: 95
Calculus and vectors: 95
English: 82 (it's because I met a horrible teacher in summer school and I'm thinking of re-taking it in night school, which I hope to get around high 80s)
My EC's are: currently bronze cross (lifeguard process), robotics team for 3 years, now a senior member and one of the leaders, and swim team. Back in grade 9, I was in a soccer team. I also was a certified peer tutor for school where I helped out a grade 9 student with math for a full semester. I've taken two math contests (fermat and sunlife open challenge) which I didn't win in neither of them. I'm planning on taking Euclid next year. I'm not sure if it helps but I've also been a honour-roll student for 2 consecutive years, grade 10-11 and most likely for grade 12 as well.
I would really appreciate it if you can tell me what are my chances of getting accepted to these programs and if they are unlikely for some of my choices, please tell me which to improve so I can work on them even harder before it's too late, I just want to have a general idea of what my chances are.
Secondly, I would love to hear suggestions on alternate options to those programs that I applied since I have very little knowledge about engineering programs and I'm planning on applying for more programs. My major interests are 1. aerospace engineering 2. computer science, specifically information security and then software engineering
I understand that many careers are in demand (engineering, nursing, accounting), and it is very likely for these majors to get jobs after university. But if all students pursue these majors, wont there be an oversaturation of these majors and other positions will not be able to be filled? Dont we need some people to pursue arts and sciences?Someone please explain this philisophy.
My first report card marks are (btw my school is non seminster):
Advanced Functions: 92
International Business 95 (completed in summer school)
Average with calc: 90
Average without calc: 92
- VP for JA company
- A head for my school's charity committee
- Student mentor
- Library helper
- DECA general member and general member of other clubs
Yeah my english and calc marks are really bad. But my calc mark is all vectors as we don't start calc until next year. I find vectors really hard and I never did physics. My ECs are pretty average too. My main choice is Schulich so thank goodness I don't have to use calc. I may not apply for Rotman as my english and calc marks are bad and I do not want to go to Rotman at all. That would be my last choice. Also, I'm not applying for Ivey as it is 50% grades and 50% supplementary so i do not think I would get in as my ECs are not great. And I do not like the idea of the 2 year program.
Hi, I am planning to apply to the double degree program as just Laurier. The business and computer science one. My average right now (assuming my Calculus mark based on my Functions mark), is 88.5. What are you my chances of getting in?
If I applied to a certain program that I didn't want and meant to apply to a different program and already paid, can I delete that university program and switch it to another one for $0 or do I have to pay for that program? (Ill still have 3 programs afterwards). Plus will the university receive information that I switched programs?
I understand that it's hard to find jobs in some fields. I'm sure almost everyone on here does as well. It seems that every post i see, there's always some anonymous commenter discouraging them and telling them "good luck working at starbucks/mcdonalds/burger king/etc." I just saw something that said the only useful degrees were engineering and computer science. Do you think that Engineers and Comp. Sci majors can do every job that our complex society needs? No, they can't. Yes, it may be hard to find a high paying job with certain degrees but who are you to assume that making money is all someone cares about? Coming from the home of a single mother who makes a little over 50k a year, I can tell you that having an average paying job isn't hell like people on here make it out to be. I would never go against what i aspire to do based on the amount of money I'd start off making.
It just seems that some people are so dead-set on tearing people's goals down on here and I just wanted to let people know that their degree isn't "useless" if it doesn't get them a job paying 100k off the bat.
My marks right now are about 95%, but I don't think it would be easy to get high IB marks, so my question is, even if im in IB, can I apply as an ontario student? If so, will they still look at my IB marks? And do I have to say that im in IB when applying?
So I am a grade 11 student who is planning on applying for an early expectance to many of the major schools in Canada in the Faculty of Sciences/Life Sciences.
I have completed a vast majority of grade 12 courses that will be applicable for admissions, and I was wondering if I could use those marks instead of my grade 11 marks? with the exception of mandatory courses like English.
So I am a grade 12 female student from British Columbia, with a current 88.5% average (will likely go up by 1 or 2 percent, and if I choose to aim for McGill, I will put even more effort in although I know I should always be trying my best, but I am just human haha). I know McGill is a bit of a reach for me, but I like a challenge. I am strongly interested in the field of Biochemistry (primarily) but some interests in certain minors such as immunology, genetics, and neurology, but the emphasis is on biochemistry. Thank you so much for you time and help!!!! I am reaching crunch time and am having real difficulty making these decisions, seeing I can only apply to a limited number :)
The most important things I look for in a university are.... (Sorry for the long list, not everything on it is essential, they are just nice things to have) . - Overall friendliness (one of the most important things) and a little bit of a party life (I am not a party animal, but I would like the option) - NOT A COMMUTER CAMPUS - On campus Residence - No extreme competition between students - Reputation (I am not overly concerned though, it will not make or break my decision) - no reputation of grade curving preferably - Strong science programs - Good research and Co-op opportunities - A liberal/artsy/diverse environment, preferably with at least a little bit of a nightlife scene - BONUS****** non-competitive recreational dance classes with a variety of styles. Triple gold stars for you.
Here are the universities I had in mind but if you have ideas from off the list i would LOVE to hear them :)
University of Victoria University of Ottawa McGill Waterloo Queen's University of Northern British Columbia McMaster Western Ontario Guelph Dalhousie
Sorry for the information overload!!! :( Please do not dismiss me, I am just simply trying to make progress in my applications.
I'm applying to Wayne State University in Michigan as a backup and specifically applying into Electrical Engineering. I've heard it's a good university and my marks aren't the greatest here so far into the year. So if I can't make Waterloo here, might as well go to Wayne State right? They look at an overall high school GPA which is also very beneficial for me.
Hey, guys just wondering if people who had high 80's actually got in any engineering program at Waterloo. I've read a few discussions and it seems to me that people who applied/responded generally had an average greater than 90. Were there people who had high 80's and got in? Should I even bother applying? Please let me know if any of you got in?
Hi guys, I'm concerned with my current situation because I just applied with around 6 programs ish.
I'm lapping because I screwed up 1-2 courses last year and ended with an average of 74. Then, I decided to stay an extra semester and did not apply last year at all. The problem is, right now on the transcript does not show my marks for this semester because it's not over until January. But people told me to apply before the Christmas break so that's what I did.
With this semester, I can at least boost my average up to 83 ish. Just that right now they won't see it because mid-term does not show and so my concern is, will they look at my marks now without this unfinished semester then reject me, or they will wait for a bit until feb because i'm still at school? Also, does early acceptance have anything to do with me anymore since I already finished high school with enough grade 12 credits.
By the way, all the programs I applied for are york,, uts and trent for Poli Sci, and health studies at Mcmaster and york. These are all cut off for around 75-80.
I am a senior student from BC who is really interested in International Relations in UofT.(Hope there is some people who is like me!) So my question is how hard is it to get into IR specialist or major program? Also, I'd like to know the average of the incoming students
I got nominated by my school for this scholarship and just mailed my application, however i didnt have a 90 average throughout highschool, so will i still get into the commerce program through the chancellor application? and how are my chances of getting in before the new year? EC'S ARE AMAZING. Grade 9 average: 84% grade 10: 85.3% grade 11: 87.3% grade 12: 92.4%
i am an indian student and i have applied to york. I uploaded my 10th grade transcript. I am yet to send my documents. Also i cant contact them through email(i couldnt find one thought !). Firstly, do i need to send them my 11th grade transcripts as well ? and the midterm transcripts also ?
I have applied to the computer science program at york. I had a 9.2 gpa on a scale of 10 in 10th grade (that is approximately 90% on a scale of 100%). My problem is that my school is pretty strict and i could only score 55% in 11th and in my mid terms i could score 57% . My finals are yet to happen in march. So , my question is that
1. Do they give conditional acceptances ?
2. Do i have a chance to get into york if i get an 80% or above in my finals ?
3. Will i be eligible for scholarship ? (because my results will be out in the month of may)
Hi currently I'm in grade 11, my courses for this semester is Chemistry(SCH3U), Functions(MCR3U), Computer Engineering(TEJ3M), and Biology(SBI3U), and I'm doing pretty well in them so far, i have low to high 90s in those classes as of midterm, and expect to get about a 93-96% average by the end of this semester if i can keep it up. However, my main issue here is English which i think will drop my average drastically next semester. I am not good at English, I never have been good at English, and I detest English class. My highest final mark in English throughout my education has been a flat 80 which was last year in Grade 10. I don't understand how I do so poorly in English, yet I see some people on these forums saying they have practically 97s in English. I just don't understand, frankly in the school i go to, if you get an 85+ in English you are automatically deemed a God. So as a result, I'd like to get advice on how to get better at English as I am concerned about universities rejecting me all because English screwed my average over.
Hi guys,so i just need to know if i have a chance of getting into any of the unis i have applied to.
Ive applied to york(shulich bba) , Western(management ivey) , UOFT(rotman) , UBC(sauder) and mcgill(bcom)
I also applied to waterloo for afm but got rejected cos i didnt have an A in O level english, which was a prerequisite(i was unaware of this when applying).
I have checked the admission sites of the other unis i have applied to and they do not require an A in english.
So my question is if my grades and ECs are good enough to get into the remaining unis.
My AS level grades are As in accounts,maths and economics and a C in physics(which i have now dropped)
My predicted grades are also 3 As
In O levels i got 3A* 2A 4B
My ECs are:
60 hours of comm service for a non-profit healthcare organization(SINA)
60 hours of volunteering at A local hospital
20 hours of comm service teaching at a school for underprivileged kids