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Best business undergraduates programs to apply to in Ontario??
I was wondering what undergrad programs are the best for accounting or finance for 2015 in Ontario? Please list the top 5, and also list the averages. I need an idea for what programs to apply for.
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Why is everyone on this forum so dead set on telling kids not to go into any given program?
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.
Applications for Social Work
I am trying to apply for the BSW but when I go to OUAC website it is the only program that does not come up. From there I went to the King's University College website and it said that this program is 3rd year. I am wondering if anyone knows how I apply for the program or what courses I need to take.
The Official Canadian Undergraduate Social Pyramid (CUSP)
Canadian Undergraduate Social Pyramid  -- CUSP
1. McGill University
2. Western University
3. UBC 
----------------------------------------------------^The Elites 
U of A, Waterloo, McMaster, Queens, U of T
----------------------------------------------------^High Class 
The rest 
----------------------------------------------------^Middle Class 
Regina, Saskatchewan, U of Guelph
----------------------------------------------------^Low Class 
Ryerson, Lakehead, Carleton, Brock U
----------------------------------------------------^Les Miserables (Slaves)
Algoma, Royal Roads, MacEwan
----------------------------------------------------^Animal Kingdom
EDIT : Top 3 based on entering averages of 2014/2015
Where do you belong? Leave a comment down below!
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Will I get in? - Queens Commerce
Avg: 91-93 (projected)
Captain of the gymnastics team
National cheerleading team
Yearbook Co-Pres 
Special Needs Gymnastics Coach volunteer
Camp Councillor volunteer

I've always wanted to go to queens comm, does anyone think i have a chance?
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$500 "Ultimate Study Tip" Community Contest
Love them or hate them, exams are a part of student life. We want to know what your "ultimate study tip" is that helps you get through (and ace) them! 

Essentially we’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing academic year. Whether it’s “Don't leave it to the last minute” or “Memorize facts with a song”, we want to hear from you. There’s a $500 cash prize up for grabs!* 

How to Enter: 
Simply comment below using your real name with, “My Ultimate Study Tip Is:” followed by the piece of advice you think will help other members as they prepare for exams.

Deadline to enter is January 29, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.  

How to Win: 
Encourage your friends to vote your comment as “helpful”. The comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the contest period will be awarded the $500 prize.* 

Only friends that have an active yconic profile will be able to vote. So connect and make new friends in the yconic Community or invite your friends to join http://yconic.com for FREE today. 

Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest. Good luck! 

*See full rules and regulations ( https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/206119646--Ultimate-Study-Tip-Contest-Rules)

How Competitive Are VicOne/TrinOne To Get Into??
What is the competition like for both the VicOne and TrinOne programs? Do they weight grades more heavily than application of vice versa? What about getting a residence spot in these colleges? Is it hard?
Career Confusion
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.
I really wanna know about the student life in Brock considering it has a good educational reputation..also about the people there
how is the party scene? ow is the area the school is located in?bad choice or not?
how are the residences?
friendly atmosphere or snobby kids?
any school spirit?
waiting for the answers guys..
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Nursing Cut-offs
Hey Nursing Students/Hopefuls
Does anyone know the cut-off averages of last year nursing programs?

York Sen
Humber UNB
Ryerson GB
Ryerson Main
U Of Ottawa

Will dental hygienists become in demand later in the near future. I also heard that denturists are also in demand as well due to baby boomers. Can someone fill me in on this?

thank you :)
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SHAD 2016 General Thread
Hey guys! I just submitted my application for SHAD 2016, so I'm wondering who else already submitted? :) I don't know if there's already a SHAD 2016 thread so I just decided to start one. If there already is one, can someone direct me there?
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Extra Easy U/M Courses to boost my average?
I'm currently in grade 11, coming close to course selections for grade 12. So far I've projected to take the following courses:

ENG4U - English
MHF4U - Advanced Functions
MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors

I've considered taking Business Leadership and Exercise Science. Not sure how easy/hard these courses are, but I feel I will have a grasp in Exercise Science cause I'm taking chemistry and biology this year.

The following courses I'm currently taking:

ENG3U - English
MCR3U - Functions
BAF3M0 - Accounting
SCH3U - Chemistry
SBI3U - Biology
BAT4MO - Accounting
PPL3MO - Phys Ed

I have the option to chose the following courses (All U/M Courses):

Exercise Science (4U)
International Business (4M)
Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (4M)
Politics (4U)
International Law (4U)
World History since the 15th Century (4U)
Canadian and World Issues (4U)
The Writer's Craft (4U)
Data Management (4U)
Biology (4U)
Chemistry (4U)
Earth and Space Science (4U)
Philosophy (4U)
Equity and Social Justice (4U)
Challenge and Change in Society (4U)
Families in Canada (4U)

I want to go into a business career, specifically accounting. Which of the courses I listed are quite easy? I really need to keep my average as high as possible cause my math marks are usually not spectacular, but they're pretty average (between 77-82). Replies/Advice much appreciated, thanks.

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Good Universities/Programs for someone interested in Accounting?
Hey, I'm a grade 11 student in Ontario as of now, and I understand that I'm not applying to university yet. I feel as if I should plan ahead just so I know what to expect in regards to admissions. Do any of you guys have any suggestions on good accounting programs that give quality education, and are worth attending? I probably won't be able to get into very top tier schools anyway, as my first semester midterm average is at 89% with English 3U, Accounting 3M, Phys Ed, and Chemistry 3U. I aim to head towards the CPA path after graduating from university. 

I've head about Brock's BAcc program; still deciding if I should I apply or not. Do I have to take coop to actually succeed, or is it fine not doing co-op?

Does Ottawa have a good program? They also offer Co-Op

And what about guelph? 
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Accounting in these schools!! & Study tips?
Just want some advice/opinions for the following universities in Ontario for the Accounting (CPA designation) program. Also, study tips? What works best? How is uni actually?


I can commute to Ryerson and UofT. The others I will need to stay off campus or in res. I want to be at a school where there's good education. I am looking for things like tutoring, getting help when needed. I am currently a low 90s student in high school. 

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Chances of getting in?
I'm applying to the following business programs:
- Schulich BBA
- Queen's Commerce
- Laurier BBA
- Waterloo Accounting and Financial Management
- UofT Rotman
- UTSC Co-op Management 
- Brock Accounting

My first report card marks are (btw my school is non seminster):
English: 82
Advanced Functions: 92
Calculus: 80
Families: 92
Accounting: 93
Data: 98
International Business 95 (completed in summer school)
Average with calc: 90
Average without calc: 92

ECs are: 
- VP for JA company
- A head for my school's charity committee 
- Student mentor
- Library helper
- Tutor
- 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.

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Ryerson or Carleton for Areospace Eng
I anticipate a high 80s -low 90s average so admission to these programs should not be a problem. There are very few universities that offer aerospace eng so I dont have many options. In terms of actual quality of the program would you recommend carleton or ryerson and why?
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Chances of Getting in?
I'm planning on applying to Rotman, Waterloo AFM, Queens and Laurier BBA depending on if my average goes up or not. 

My averages:
Advanced Functions: 85
APS: 95
Finance: 83
Expected Marks Next sem:
Calc: 88
World Issues: 90
Accounting: 90
English: 82-85

-volunteered for Walk of Life
-volunteered at a place where I tutored kids grades 1-8
-volunteered at Habitat for Humanity
-1 year Rugby
-1 year Flag Football
-Intramural Volleyball 
-Multicultural Club
-Kindness Initiative
-SAC Sub committee
-Mental Health Club
-Yearbook Club

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Will I make it to UofT, Uwaterloo, or Carleton?
I've applied for:

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):

Physics: 90
Adv. Functions: 95
Chemistry: 90
Religion: 85
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

Thank you!
You got nominated for chancellor scholarship but average isnt a 90 throughout HS?
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%

Thanks in advance 
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Schulich Admission?
Hi, I was wondering what my chances of getting into Schulich are with my current grades and extracurricular activities.

I have:
Accounting - 99
Data Management - 94
Advanced Functions - 86

Current Average: 93

Next semester I will have the following classes and these are the grades that I estimate I will have:
Business Leadership - 95 to 99
English - 87 to 90
Calculus and Vectors - 87 to 92
International Business - 95 to 99

Conservatively estimated average after all 6 courses have been complete: 91.33

As for extracurriculars, I have only a few in the past two years, but I have dedicated a lot of time to them. I've participated in:

DECA - as a regular member in grade 11, made it to Provincials that year, doing it again this year as an Executive Leader and I have made it to Provincials again.
SAGE - started this club at my school this year, I'm a founder and executive member here as well. For those that don't know, SAGE is a club where you start a business within your school.
Yearbook - I played a leadership role here as well and picked out the theme for the yearbook.
Library volunteering - worked with young children and helped them read books and make crafts.

I know my Advanced Functions mark is very low but I'm considering retaking that with either Virtual High School or ILC. Anyway, what I'm wondering is if I have a real chance at getting into Schulich BBA.
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Chancellors Nominees
Hey everyone! Just wondering who on here was a chancellors nominee, and if they sent in their application yet! I sent mine yesterday, crossing my fingers it arrives.
McMaster Arts & Science 2016 Applicants
Anyone looking to get into the arts and science program at McMaster? :)
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U of A, U of C, U of S, U of T and UBC
For all those attending above universities, what are my chances to get into the science faculties, specifically for the Health Sciences, Pharmacology, Biological Sciences or Neuroscience programs:

Math 30-1: 100
Math 31 (Calculus): 98
Physics 30: 95
Biology 30: 94
Chemistry 30: around 92 (in progress)
English 30-1: around 85 (in progress)  
Social 30-1: around 95 (but universities don't care about this)

Pretty mundane EC's: 200 + hours of volunteer service, Robotics and Biology clubs, etc. Joined the swim team these last two years but haven't significantly placed. 

BTW this is Alberta Curriculum (30 designates Grade 12 courses)
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