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Does anyone know what the median acceptance mark for Western Computer Science in 2015-2016 was? The Minimum would also be appreciated!
This this average too low for early admission?
I have an 83 average and I was wondering if that is too low to gain early acceptance and york or ryerson. I'm assuming it's too low for u of t.
I am planning to apply for life science programs
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French or other bird course
I will be starting grade 12, and have been taking french all throughout high school. For me, it is a mark booster (high 90s) and i enjoy the class, but i was wondering - is it worth to keep french, or switch to something like a 4M business course to boost my top 6? I plan on going into engineering or maybe business
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3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything! (Big 4 Co-op)


I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.

Background:
- First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA
- Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years
- Currently doing a spring semester

You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!

And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:

WHEN SEARCHING FOR 1ST CO-OP:
- Avg (both major and overall) ~80%
- ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff
- Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour

INTERVIEWS:
Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from:

Company / Quantity / (Co-op vs summer intern, Location) 

RBC x 3 (Various positions, co-op x2 and summer intern x1, Toronto)
Big 4 Audit x3 (1x Co-op and 1x Summer intern, Toronto...1 x Co-op in Calgary)
Big 4 Summer Leadership Conferences x2 (Toronto)
CPP Investment Board (Summer Analyst, Toronto)
Scotiabank (Co-op, Toronto)
Grant Thornton Audit (Co-op, Toronto)
Canadian Tire (Co-op, GTA)
Ontario Securities Commission (CPA position, summer intern, Toronto)
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (Co-op, GTA)
TeamBuy .ca (Summer intern, Toronto)
Imperial Oil (Co-op, Calgary)
Suncor (Co-op, Calgary)
Regional CPA firm (Co-op, Hamilton area)
Small CPA firm (Co-op, Niagara region)
Publicly traded minerals company (Co-op, Toronto)
OMERS Pension Fund (Co-op, Toronto)

AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry):
- Rejected from BAcc Co-op
- Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6

WHEN LANDING BIG 4 AUDIT CO-OP:
- Joined B4 Audit in January 2016
- Done 8 months of co-op, not at an accounting firm
- Major average ~85, overall ~80+
- ECs, unchanged from when applying to first co-op
- Completed a couple certificates in excel

ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GET INTO B4 BUT DIDN'T/WON'T FOR THEIR FIRST COOP:
- Get public accounting experience somewhere else. This is basically a must. I believe I was the only upper year hired from my school into B4 this past term without prior public experience. It's something I noticed during recruiting
- If you have the above, grades matter a bit less. Yes you still want to do as best as you can, but a high 70 is OK enough if you have prior XP. An 80+ is still ideal though
- Be prepared to explain why you left your previous employer (and don't speak poorly about them)

That's basically it. So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!

*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here


BALANCED SCHEDULE???
       I am taking three sciences and two maths this year in grade 12 and would like your opinion on whether or not my schedule is balanced:
1st Semester:
-Religion
-French
-Advanced Functions
-Physics
2nd Semester:
-Bio
-Chem
-Calculus
-Spare
PLEASE HELP!!!!
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Grade 12 Habits
Hey guys,
So my final year is starting next week, and I have been curious to know the working habits of the ones who easily pull 90+ in every course. I don't think it should that big problem since I took elearning for 4u english, so mainly have to focus in maths and sciences. Yet it is grade 12 where marks actually matter, so I was wondering
 What are some of the working habits  to get 90+ in all grade 12 courses. I am planning to apply for engineering at Uoft, uW, and Mac. 
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TDSB SPARES?!?!?!
Hey everyone!! Next week I will officially be a grade 12 student. My school is semestered and I have a few urgent questions. I am enrolled for 3 courses each semester. That means that I will have 32 credits. In each semester I have a bird course such as gym or family studies. Is it possible for me to drop a bird course in each semester and have 2 spares each semester. I would still get the 30/30 credits needed. I have asked my guidance councillor and she said I can only take 1 spare. I am not sure if this is true or she doesn't want me having 2 spares. 

Thanks!!
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Do universities care if I take summer school?
So I tried changing my courses around. My options are to take either English 12 in school, or Bio 12. My school has very full classes, so there is no other option for me in school. I have decided to take Bio 12 online. Either that or night school. Will universities hold this against me? I was signed up for these courses when we were asked to choose classes for the next school year, but the computer didn't do it accordingly. My counsellor has said one must be done outside my school. 
*I need both these courses. English is mandatory to graduate, I need Bio to apply to my Bachelor of Science programs*
How much sleep do you get during regular school days?
On your regular school days in high school (Grade 11/ Grade 12) how much sleep do you get? What time do you wake up at and what time do you sleep at? does sleeping less by maximizing more time for studying worth it and is it useful? Are you able to concentrate at school the next day? What is your average?

Thank you in advance!
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When should I apply for engineering transfer?
Hello, I would like to transfer to a difference engineering school, and I was wondering when I should apply and how should I go about doing it. Should I apply through OUAC and are there any documents I need to send to OUAC or the transfer University?
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The 'Knowledge is Power' Thread!
Greetings, fellow Yconics!

I'm sure you have all heard the saying 'knowledge is power'. If not, then you know it's true! Let's make this thread interesting! 

Think of one of the strangest, most awesome, or most fascinating things you have ever learned in or outside of school. It can be about anything related to what interests you: a random fact, nature, history, medicine, technology, people, etc...

This thread is to give all members a chance to learn something new and refresh their minds before school!



One fact that left me stunned was that a treasure box, worth more than 3 million, is supposedly hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Hidden by the author and art dealer Forrest Fenn, the treasure is named the 'Fenn treasure'. He stated (as of Aug. 20, 2016), that it is still hidden. Cool, right?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenn_treasure

Ontario Virtual School
Hi,  
Has anyone taken a course with Ontario Virtual School before? If so, how was your experience with the elearning school?

http://www.ontariovirtualschool.ca/

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met all admission requirements but didnt hear back from uni
i handed in all my final documents but UOIT never sent me an email saying im accepted?
i did have an issue with a physics mark, i was taking it with the ILC but was withdrawn last minute and couldn't do anything about it so i had to use my old physics mark (60%)
but i still met the requirement of 72% avg with no grade below 60%

but i called to ask "what now" and was told they will make another FINAL decision?
WTF?

Should i be worried 
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Current UBC Student- Ask me anything
I'm a second year UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in first year residence, upper year winter residence and year round housing, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC. I'm in the coop program at UBC and currently on a work term with a software company. 

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring.
Is My English Mark Too Low For University Applications?!?!
I took Gr.12 English online in summer school and got a 72%. I want to apply to Nursing at YorkU and Ryerson as well as Kinesiology at YorkU. Should I upgrade this mark or leave it as it is?
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Course change help!! Please reply quick.
I got my Grade 12 schedule and the guidance counsellor's at my school are really strict when it comes to changing courses. My Grade 12 schedule is this:

1st Semester:
Spare, Advanced functions, Drama and Biology

2nd Semester:
Spare, Physics, Calculus and Vectors, and Chemistry

I really want Physics to be first semester because I am going into Engineering at Waterloo and i only need to give in my top 6 marks. I already took Grade 12 English in summer school. Biology is not one of the prerequisites thus, I want bio to be in second semester that way I can decide based on my Drama mark about whether I want to drop out Bio or not.

 Do you think it is best for me to switch Biology to second semester and Physics to first semester? and what is a good reason that i can give to the councellor's in order for them to let me change this.

Thank you in advance
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Has anyone gotten a response from their appeal?
Title

I submitted it 9 days ago and no response :o I know it says 10 business days but im just wondering
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Experience- grade 12 data management?
If anyone has taken data in grade 12 can they tell me their experience with it? I currently want to fill in one of my spares and want to know a bit more about that course from a student before speaking to guidance 

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What does having more credit help you with?
Right now i am going into grade 12 with 27 credits which is good, and when i am done(if my plan works and i pass all my classes with good marks) grade 12 i will have 37 credit. What exactly does having more credit help you for?
University only looks at your top six university class.
Thinking of going to: I will get accepted
Waterloo: Geography and aviation 
Toronto: Paramedicine

Grade 9(English, English(yes two english), Math,Geography,French,Science ,Gym, Art)
Grade 10(English English,Math,civic and careers,Science,Gym,History,Construction,and Tamil)
Grade 11(English,English,Math,Computer science,Biology,Physics,Math, Nature,Tamil,Tamil)
Planned:Things don't go as i plan so
Grade 12(English,Math,Biology,Chemistry(night),Chemistry(night),Physics,Tamil,Economics,World issues, and Computer Science)
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