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How to get high grades (95+) in high school
Hey Guys,

I am currently trying to get into Waterloo Software Engineering. I am in grade 11, so I still have another year to improve my grades. My average (from the prerequisite courses) is currently an 85. I will be completely honest with you guys, I am not a hard working student. I study the basic material the previous day before a test. I also complete assignments the day before they are due. I do not do any of the assigned homework that teachers give me. So, considering these factors, I am surprised to have this kind of average.

That being said, my goal is to get a 95+ average for grade 12 so I can get into Waterloo Software Engineering. I often see students on this forum who have close to a 99 average. I was just wondering what I could do to attain such a high average. General comments like "work harder" would not really help me. I keep thinking to myself "I will work harder next semester", but I never really do this in reality. If I could get advice from a student who has a 95+ average, that would be greatly appreciated. I would also be interested in hearing the opinions of first year uni students who had a 95+ average in grade 12, and their current academic situation in uni.

Thank You.
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What school for Engineering
I appled to ottawa, ryerson, queens,  and mcmaster. I dont know the order right now. My average will be around 85-87. I applied to ottawa's dual degree and I heard it has a really good program. I also applied directly into queens electrical engineering program as the cut off is a lot lower than the general engineering. I am nervous that I mjght not get accepted anywhere because even ryersons cutoff was really high last year. What school should I go to?
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U of T Rotman vs Western Ivey vs Queen's Commerce: Considering Cost
So, the age-old question. 
I've been accepted into all 3. 

I MIGHT get a full ride to Rotman, I'm guaranteed at least 10k (through the National Scholarship Program).

I am applying to Western's National Scholarship Program as well, but I'm guaranteed at least 10k because my admission average will be 95+ (I say this confidently because I am holding a 99 right now). 

I was accepted to Queen's but did not receive the Chancellor's.

I really don't know what I want to do. Startups attract me, as does nonprofit economic development, impact invest, and social entrepreneurship. I'm not familiar with accounting vs finance vs consulting, but accounting sounds vaguely boring. 

Please help! Thank you in advance. 
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Ontario Universities - Who's putting out offers?
Can we make a thread to attempt to keep up with which Ontario schools have begun sending offers of admission? This is what I propose: If a school you know of has begun sending offers, check the comments. If you do not see the school yet, make a new comment. If you would like to post about your acceptance (average, timing, program) reply to the school's comment directly. For organization's sake. I'll start by putting the few I've seen in comments.
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  I have been thinking a lot lately about what I'd like to study in university (most likely at UFT/UWO). The courses I'm taking for grade 11 are:
Comp sci
I have chosen these course to get into an economics program. However, due to recent research stating that an economics degree in Canada is useless, I am in doubt and worried for my future. Is an economics degree in Canada worth it? I'd like to major in economics and minor in math. Hopefully, I won't have trouble finding a job that way.
What's a good score for the Senior CCC?
Just curious.  I didn't do well on the Junior last year (50-60 points, don't remember exactly) because I wasn't feeling well that day, so I'm really trying to bring my score up for the Senior.  I want to get a spot in Software Engineering and I don't have as much programming experience as I see many people on this site have, so I'm wondering what minimum score I should have to be considered "acceptable" by the program standards (my average is not 99% high but it's definitely higher than last year's average).

(I know the difficulty of the questions tend to vary year by year, but there should be a rough approx. of each level?)

Thanks in advance.  If you want to show off how high your score is and make me feel bad, feel free.
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I applied to Ryerson for a BA. I've heard back from all school I've applied to except Ryerson. I have the marks to get in but haven't heard anything. When do they send out acceptances?
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Courses for grade 11?!
Hi, this is my first post on yconic.

I'm basically in grade 10 and I need to pick my courses for grade 11, okay. I know I'll take for sure:
11 University functions
11 University chem
11 University bio
11 University core French 
11 open religion (mandatory)
11 English (in summer school)

As you can see that's only 5 courses (not counting English) and it's a pretty heavy workload..so I don't know if I should take physics and have 2 spares or take parenting (bird course) so I can focus on the core subjects. It's even more of a dilemma because I'm thinking of applying for early acceptance at mcmasters health science program. I'm honestly so confused. What courses do you think I should take????
Laurier BBA Second Round Acceptances
With the second round of Laurier's admissions for the BBA coming up (mid February), I figured we could have a post to discuss, in an organized fashion, when people start getting accepted. If you get accepted, please post when you received your acceptance letter, what your top 5 grade 11 averages were, and what your first semester grade twelve marks were. 

Good luck!
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How this works?
So I got my first semester final marks.. good FOr the most part.
Philosphy > 97 English > 91 Pre-Calc> 71 and Bio > 82
This semester I'm doing data so unis don't look at my calc mark & also completing chem project low 80 as final. To get a 90+ average do you think I should upgrade bio in night school to boost my mark and make up for the low chem mark I will potentiall have? My other top 6 will be a bird course and project 95+ for it. 

I am just confused on how my average will be calculated if I upgrade bio? Is it worth it? I hope for a 90 in the upgrade. Bio in day school was okay it was just the labs that brought my average lower.

TL;DR How is an upgrade seen by universities, is it worth upgrading bio?

Thanks in advance! 


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Top six questions (please answer if you can!)
I know that they take your top 6 highest grades and don't really care about your others. And obviously they will specifically look to see the grades you got for your pre-requisite courses. 

My first question is do they look at the course codes of the other courses you've taken (not pre-requisite) within your top six? For example, if I was going into Social Sciences and took a SAP or some other course about social science and got a good grade, would they prefer to see that than an art course? Or would it make no difference? 

My second question is if your program pre-requisite is an 11 math course will they add that course mark into your top six, or no because it's an 11 course? 
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What are my chances of getting into utsc, McMaster, Ryerson etc.
I've applied for Utsc Health studies, Uft psychology, McMaster Health sci, Western Health Sci, Ryerson Business management and York Biomed sci. My marks are the following, please tell me of my chances? My gr 11 average ranges from 80-86% based on the marks they use. My gr 12 marks are the following: 
English- 90% 
French- 91% 
Advanced Functions- 90% 
Business Leadership- 91% 
International Business- 94% 
Biology- 81% 
Chemistry- 71%  
Calculus- Haven't got a mark yet

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Ryerson University: Biomedical Science
Did anyone apply for biomedical science ? 
if you did ... with what average u guys applied????
did u get accepted?
High School Class of 2016 Offers of Admissions
The Applications thread is pretty cluttered so I was thinking we could start this thread to make it easier to view when others are accepted to programs you've applied to! 

Please include in your post:
- Program
- Date of offer
- Date of application
- Admission average (Grade 11, first semester, second semester midterm - whatever was used in determining admission qualifications)
- Province
- Any supplementary information (Ex. ECs if they're required on application, predictions about quality of essays/responses)
- Any other information you deem appropriate!

Good luck guys!
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When is the deadine to submit the spf and complete the personal profile/video interview??
It doesnt say on the site..
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Stressed ...
Hey guys, 
I'm really stressed out about uni and I'm worried that I actually not get in to what I want. I've been refreshing applicant portals every 20 minutes everyday. 

Does anybody know how to their minds off of uni and how to stop worrying so much? Thanks !
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canadian universities that do not require grade 12 mathematics?
since I don't have grade 12th  mathematics  I don't  have a lot of university options. please can anyone suggest some easy to get into universities that do not require math in health science related degree  program anywhere in Canada?
Grade 11 Course Selection
My course selection is this week, and I am seeking advice about my prospective course chocies. I want to go into family law or possibly business, but I want to keep my options open if I happen to change my mind. Here are the courses I have planned: 
U english
U functions
M understandig canadian law
U physics
U chemistry
U french immersion
U world religion (mandatory)
M accounting

Please express any opinions or thoughts you have!
McMaster poli sci and communications?
if I went to Mac could i major in poli sci (social science faculty) and minor in communications (humanities)? 

Is there any other Ontario uni that I could do this at? 
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Grade 11/12 Course Selection!
Hey! I've been looking into programs fro veterinary sciences and I'm having trouble choosing my courses for grade 11/12... I know this career revolves around bios and chems so I'm not sure if I would need to take physics... Its a lot of heavy work so is it really worth it? My Plan B is probably nursing (not practical). Long story short, should I take physics?
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I need help!
Hello. Currently applying to universities and what not, but I'm currently failing math 12. I'm applying to Faculty of Arts programs which does not require Math 12 as pre-requisite. My first term top 4 average including English is a solid 84%. Here are some questions.  

1) What are my chances for UBC Arts, SFU Arts and UVic Arts?
2) Would universities look down on me for failing math 12 even though it is not required?
3) Even if I drop math 12, my transcript might show the course with a "W". With that said, would universities also look down on the "W"?

In a big dilemma and I hope you guys can help me out.
Thank you
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So many people come here asking the same damn questions over and over, let's just go over them and yall PLEASE feel free to add more so we can stop the stupidity.

My uni website says I'm accepted but I haven't gotten an email yet and OUAC hasn't changed!!!?!?!?
yeah it takes a few days to update goddamn

Do unis only look at your top six??? I have a 99% average except for 3 other courses which i have a 51% in!!!??? SHOULD I DROP OUT!?!??!
sit yourself down there's a reason why they ask for your top SIX and not your top ELEVEN goddamn

which uni has the hottest girls/boyz lol

you'd get in with like a 65% goddamn

WhaT is the cut off average this year for my program????

Hi im doing my grade 9 course selection and im planning on going to medschool... did I mess up?? ://// I got a B- in grade 8 science.... am i dooomed :////
first of all, who let the gremlins in here, second of all, nobody gets into med school goddamn

-insert extremely important, subjective yet specific question about future that would be best asked to a guidance counsellor, parent or admsission rep-
why the frick frack snick snack are you asking a bunch of high school kids on an online forum godDAMN

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UofT Kinesiology
Has anyone been accepted to UofT St George Kinesiology yet?
If so, what is your average and when did you get accepted?