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Courses taken first semester (grade 12)
Hey guys!

I will be staring grade 12 soon, and I'm not quite sure what's right to do with my schedule. My first semester will consist of functions, a spare, bio and a bird course (like challenge and change or gym). I know, that's too easy!

I know the univeristies I'll be applying for will look over my first semester average.If I'm going into the sciences, is taking just bio and functions good for one semester? Should I add another science like chemistry (instead of gym)? I also know that if I do get accepted into a program, there's a specific average I need to keep up with. So what do you think?

Any advice will he helpful! Thanks. 
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Should I be taking grade 12 chemistry?
I didn't do too well in grade 11 chem, got a 73. I want to get into a computer science program, and a lot of them don't require chemistry. Regardless, would it still be worth it to take it? I'm currently taking:

ENG4U(took it in the summer already)
AfCalc
Physics
Computer Science
Business management
Fitness

I'm being told to drop fitness or business and take chemistry, but I feel like it might drag me down. I'm just scared, and need advice.
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Notebooks vs Loose leaf
Hey, so schools about to start soon and I was wondering if I should buy a bunch of loose leaf paper for taking notes or buy  200 page notebooks for each course. What's your take?
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Kinesiology at Waterloo
Hey! I'm going into grade 12 and I am interested in the kinesiology program at Waterloo.  I am wondering if the program prepares me to apply for a physiotherapy program afterwards.  Would it be relatively easy to fit the necessary prerequisites for physiotherapy school into my timetable? Thanks in advance!
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Scholarships
Hello all I'm headed to university in a year or so (hopefully UBC, medical sciences) and I'm wondering what scholarships you guys would recommend me apply for. I'm not quite a super-nerd but my GPA holds at ~90%. Thanks in advance!
Is this transfer to Engineering Science at U of T feasible (work-load wise)?
Hello,

I am currently entering my first year into an engineering physics program at a "recognised university". Because this school is not my "dream school", I would like to transfer to U of T's engineering science. My courses are comparable for the most part (except for 4 courses which i would need to catch up on), which means I would more than likely get (if my grades are competitive of course)a transfer to second year, while needing to catch up on four courses. This would mean that I would need to take 8 courses per semester during my second year. I am not sure whether this would be feasible, in the sense that I've heard that second year is already the most difficult of the entire program.
What do you guys think? Is it feasible for a strong student?
Thanks
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How Does IVEY contact your references? *URGENT*
I was letting my references know that they might be contacted by Ivey School of Business regarding my essays. So, they all asked whether EMAIL is the most prominent way of contacting or is it through a PHONE CALL. 

Please let me know so I can relay the message to my references. 
Thanks in advance peeps.  
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Best undergrad program at each university for medical school?
I'm doing a little summer research on universities and their programs because I will be applying this year, but, as each school is different, can anyone tell me the programs suited for biology and medical school at each university? I realize that any program can get you into med school as long as you have the prereq's but I'm really interested in only biology. It's fine if you only know one.  

For example, at McMaster, it would be health sciences and life sciences.  

I'm looking for programs at University of Toronto, Waterloo, Queen's, and Western.
To those starting grade 12...
I've been waiting to graduate for so long because I hate my high school, but as the days have passed ive noticed that im becoming more nervous for this year. Do any of you feel this anxiety building up? How are you coping with it?
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Scholarships Associations
Hello

I am a grade 12 student trying to find scholarships for university as I know that the amount of financial assistance I get is a big factor to what school I go to. I already know about Loran, Schulich, RBC, TD, Terry Fox and Scotiabank. Are there any similar scholarships like these that I should apply for? As well as any big scholarship foundations like Loran? 

Thank you
What average is needed for electrical and computer engineering at waterloo and uoft?
Hi Yconic,
I was wondering what average was required to get into these two programs.
I am entering grade 12 next year.
I have several ecs, but unfortunately none of them are engineering related.
I have also held two summer jobs, this summer and last.
My ecs demonstrate leadership within the community.
Thanks!
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Options for Clubs
I am entering grade ten in a couple of weeks and I live in a small town where there are  few options for clubs and extracurricular activities. I was wondering if you knew of any online clubs or something of that sort that could help me enhance my college/university application...? Thank you.
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Odds of Getting Accepted to an American Aerospace Engineering Master's Program
Hello folks, First time posting on yconic so I'll try to keep it brief. Haha, this is yet another "what are my chances" post that we've all seen many times over and have either grown to love or despise. Nevertheless, I will give a quick backstory and follow that up with the obvious question.  

I completed my undergraduate degree from Queen's University in mechanical engineering back in 2014. Academically, I did very well. GPA: 4.13 out of 4.3 and I did receive some scholarships based upon academic performance. I was accepted to a fully funded master's program at Queen's University after my undergrad. The area of research pertained to reducing the heat signatures on military aircraft, which I was very excited for. This was largely funded by a military defense company. CFD would comprise a large part of this program. Long story short, I found out a month before I was to start that my professor (supervisor) would be out of the country for the majority of my program and that he could only be reached sporadically via Skype or email. I also was a little burnt out on school at the time and felt work experience might do me some good. I therefore decided to withdraw from the program and instead found employment working as a Mechanical EIT in the nuclear power industry.  

I've been at my current job for 2 years and do a lot of mechanical design work involving fluid mechanics, CFD analysis and stress analysis using hand calculation and FEA techniques. All of the stress analysis work (always with regards to pressure boundary) needs to either comply with ASME BPVC Section III & VIII or ASME B31.1. So I do have quite a bit of experience with designing to code. Lately, I've been involved with some CFD work at the office and it's made me realize how much I wish I could pursue further study in the field of aerospace engineering (most likely focusing on computational aerodynamics or CFD & propulsion). A quick aside, aerospace has always been my chief area of interest but the employment opportunities in Canada seem to be limited in comparison to the opportunities available in the USA.  

For the past month or so I've been contemplating taking the GRE and sending out applications to upper echelon aerospace engineering master's programs in the USA. Schools such as Caltech, Stanford, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, etc. I have even looked at what we have to offer here in Canada at U of T and was very impressed. However, my first choice would be to go to the States for study, if possible.  

Anyways, to quickly wrap this up and save you folks from a lengthy read, what are my chances of getting accepted to an upper tier American aerospace engineering master's program given my current situation? Would I just be wasting my time and money on applications? Any advice or personal experience from anyone willing to share would be greatly appreciated :).  

Andrew
Graduating high school with no friends?
Man, I feel hella sad
I moved to a new school in a good area in Grade 10, tried to make friends
And its grade 12, I'm graduating with no squad I actively chill with

I have a lot of people that talk to me at school, say hi to in the halls, want to work with me when it comes down to school stuff

But no squad to call my own. No friends that invite me out.

All of the people at my school have their groups made since grade 9, and even before since middle school. It's so hard to find a place where I just fit in man

I tried getting to be friends with one group of people, but despite all my friendliness and my efforts showing that I see them as friends outside of school, they ignore me and don't see me in the same way

I try to invite them out places, but they never come through. And when it comes down to their stuff (movies, birthdays etc) they don't invite me out

And now I'm graduating Grade 12, no real friends that I chill with outside of school
I'm not an awkward person, I play basketball casually, but idk man

I'm normally a guy not fazed by sh*t like this, but when I saw my friend posting pics of his birthday party on his snapchat story, I got kinda sad :/

What should I do :/
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AFTER FIRST YEAR ENGINEERING (COMMON YEAR)
What are the chances that you will get into the program of your choice after a first year common/general engineering at Western? Mac master? 
i am concerned that I will not get into the program of my choice after first year 
if anyone goes to Western or Mac, please help! is there any way i can check the statistics? 
UBC admission
I got theses grades for my grade 12 year and I want to apply for UBC engineering Physics 12-96 Chem12-95 English 12-89 class, 70 provincial, 81 blended Pre-calc 12-96 What are my chances
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University of Toronto or McMaster?
Hello I am a grade 11 student. I am enrolled in the AP Program and the SHSM program, and I have a 93.4% average. Also, I have many extra-curriculars, and I have a ton of volunteer experience. Finally, I have lots of health related certifications (FIRST AID, CPR, AED, INFECTION CONTROL etc.)
Later this year I will be applying for university. I want to become an Anaesthesiologist. What is better for me: Health Sciences at McMaster or Life Sciences at U of T? I also want to know which would better train me better for medical school? Please elaborate on how any of the experiences are, as well as what GPA i would need to get into med. school. Thank you. 
Nursing - MRU vs U of C
Is there anyone out there who could offer some insight about these two schools and the nursing program offered at each? I've heard the program at MRU is supposedly better, but is it so much so that future employers would prefer MRU graduates above U of C graduates? 
Of course I will apply to both and would take it from there.
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Computer Science/Ivey Dual Degree AMA!
Hey Guys!

I’m a CS/Ivey dual degree candidate at Western, I used to come on here for help when I was in HS so I figured it's about my time to start giving back! So if any of you have questions on Ivey, AEO stuff or anything Western in general let's get a good thread going, feel free to ask me just about anything!

Also I’m currently conducting research on the rising competitiveness of Canadian Business Schools and their application processes. So if you're an incoming first year business student it would really help us out if you could complete our survey. The link is below:

https://rmidha2.typeform.com/to/UiSQKn
Uni Admissions
Hey!
 I have a huge problem that still needs to be solved but feel that with the help of members of yconic, it can be solved with beneficial advice. I have a year and a half till I apply to uni and am kind of stressed that I won't get in (especially since I know people who attend ivey league schools). Now, I do obtain good averages but when I look at more successful students around me, I feel that I need to do so much better! Do yo think that with continuing maintaining a high avg,  already being an exec of 2 clubs and potentially getting a part time job will gain the admission officers interest?  I currently am looking at Western, Carleton or UFT! 
All advice is appreciated!

York University Orientation Week
I am entering my first year at York University as a Consecutive Ed student. I know there's an orientation specific to our program, but are there other events at York that I can attend to get to know the school more and meet new people? I heard there is this "Welcome Week" York, but I'm not sure if it's campus wide.
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how to choose a university?
I am about to begin my final year of highschool and I was wondering how I can find the right university for me? i live in Ontario but I am willing to go anywhere in the country. I would like to a good university with a nice campus life, academically strong, and athletically developed. (student athlete) my program choices are Bachelor of Arts and a business program or transfer into it. can anyone help me with this? any suggestions of things to look for? what is the process and when does it start?