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Who wants to go into med school?
And what are you doing to reach your goal (Ecs, undergrad choice, research etc...)?? And what are your alternative careers if you decided you didn't want to go to med school anymore or didnt get accepted?
Would volunteering abroad look good on a uni app on a prestigious business school essay?
I've always wanted to volunteer in Africa for an orphanage or something. I am planning on going in December and I was just wondering if this would count as a good EC to write about for business programs in universities like Queen's, Western, Schulich, Laurier etc. Thank you!
UW OSAP
I've been trying to upload the signature forms for the OSAP application, and the website is denying me every time, saying it's not acceptable and that I have to send it in by mail or in person. Is it just me, or did Waterloo cancel the upload option?
I followed all the protocol for the files size and whatnot...

thanks.
Course selection
Hi everyone! I am starting first year at the University of Waterloo for Health Studies (with co-op) and was wondering what would be good electives to take if I want to specialize in medicine in future years. I only have two electives to choose for my first year, and am already required to take Chem, Bio, Soc, Health, and Phych. Thank you!
Med Schools w/o MCAT?
I know that at some schools the MCAT is not an admission requirement and I was just wondering if that affects anything? Does it mean that entrance weighs more heavily on GPA? And does it take away from their reputations? I just learned this recently & I still can't quite believe it...
Admission Questions? Ask a Current UBC Student!
Hi guys,

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.

Hope to see you all at UBC in September!
Living in Poverty: CIBC Student Line of Credit
Can someone please help me with their insights or experiences with trying to secure an education line of credit. 

I have transitioned from a college after earning my Social Work Diploma and I am now in my second year of University for my undergrad in social work. I have a family consisting of my wife, baby, and I...plus our cat. 

I have been trying to secure an education line of credit from CIBC and ATB but they tell me that I do not have enough income. Does this sound ridiculous to anyone? I am in school full-time. I receive funds from bursaries, scholarships and very little from the jobs I have. The bank expects me to make $40,000 a year AND go to school full-time. However, CIBC has given me a credit card with 19.99% interest and a $28,000 limit, but will not grant an education line of credit with 2.99% interest with $15,000 limit. Now does this make sense either...no.  I don;t know what to do.

I do not have any family or friends that are able to co-sign a loan, as pretty much everyone I know lives in poverty. I've asked everyone.

Starting to sink, and beginning to feel hopeless :( 
3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything!


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 (in no particular order):
RBC x2, Canadian Tire Financial Services, Imperial Oil (Alberta), Ontario Securities Commission (CPA Approved), Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Big 4 Audit (Toronto), Suncor (Alberta), TeamBuy .ca, Big 4 Audit (Calgary) and CPP Investment Board.

Note: These were not all co-op positions, some were just summer internship interviews.

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


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


Advice to pre-med and pre-law students
My main point, and I cannot emphasize this enough, is to be sure to have an alternate career path ready. Only a small percentage of pre-med or pre-law students actually graduate into medical or law school. The acceptance rate is only around 10%, while the attrition rate is very high (75-80%). And unless you make it through med or law school, that biochemistry or polisci degree isn't going to do you much good.
Dept consolidation: Can we consolidate education loans along?
I've got few debts on me and it is finding it difficult to manage it properly. Thinking of debt consolidation as an option but I would like to know whether education loan, which is there for another year more, can be consolidated along with other debts as well or not. This monday I will be talking about all this with Kevin Thatcher & Associates www.billfixer.com , debt consolidation service, Toronto, but before that I believe I should understand the whole process, so that later I don't feel manipulated.
Grade 11 and 12 Courses
I was just wondering if these courses throughout the grade 11 and 12 years will be manageable, I am going for a 90+ average in both years and could anyone recommend study tips? By the way, I want to get into western Richard Ivey the business program and queens 


Courses: 

Grade 11: English done in summer school 
Grade 12 english being done over the year in private school
Physics 
Chemistry 
Math 
Religion 
Business
Law 
Gym 
Gym 

 Grade 12: English done in private school 
Probability and Data management done in summer school 
Calculus 
Advanced Functions 
Business 
Religion 
Law 
Physics 
Chemistry 
Spare/Blowoff Course
Sciences or no ?
Ok grade 11 is finally done and my final marks were 
Chem-70%
Bio-81%
Should I continue to take these two next year ? If you have any background questions just read my other post :)
Student life at Ryerson?
how's the student life at ryerson? are there a lot of parties? ect...
What are my chances? PLEASE
So I'm wondering what my chances of acceptance are all my family and friends are ensuring me ill be accepted but i honestly don't believe it.

I applied to Queens for computing and also for science, Guelph for biomedical science, ottawa U for biomedical science, and Ryerson for Biomedical science

Obviously my plan is medical school but i'll be more than happy to go into the research side of medicine!

My grade 11 marks are:
Functions: 76
Chemistry:80
Physics:82
English:77
Computer science:89
Biology:78

Grade 12 marks so far:
English:84
Functions:89
Physics:80
Exercise science:80
Calculus: 2nd sem
Chemistry: 2nd sem
Biology:2nd Sem
please be brutally honest and tell me what my chances are!
Can the site admin do something about all these ads showing up
Title says it all, admin please. The ads get really annoying the past week. Also, please ignore the tag, it said I needed a minimum of one, and none of the existing tags I could find pertained to it.
uoft engineering requires an 80 minimum in english
After seeing all the UofT rejects with avgs well over the 90 mark, the common problem is that the English mark wasn't over the 80 cutoff. This has been confirmed by admissions over at UofT Eng. Just putting this out there so everyone can know.
Connecting!
Hey everyone. It is almost time for us all to head towards University/College and start connecting alot with people. I would like to actively invite people to connect with me on Linkedin! LinkedIn is a very good place for like minded people in similar fields to connect and interact. Please connect with my Linkedin!

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/amarsanghera3
1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!
I'm finishing up my first year at UBC as a Health Science student in the Land and Food Systems faculty.

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:
Is ryerson engineering good?
I have noticed that the engineering admission cut offs have become very high... is this schools engineering programs good/ reputable.
Do you guys think that Dal is ugly?
I seem to find the school demonstrably unappealing aesthetically. Is this just me? Or is my perception of the schools appearance more of less typical.
Schulich Second Round!
Anyone expecting a second round offer with midterm marks? What are your averages like?