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I did a terrible job in u of t engineering work
I applied to the mechanical engineering program in u of t and I finished the online personal profile this afternoon, I was really nervous and did a terrible job. Now I wonder if I will be rejected by u of t because of the videos (my average is currently 88).
Is French worth taking throughout all high school years?
It's course selection month and I am unsure if I would like to take it again in gr 11. I'm currently taking French right now but I'm not exactly sure if I like it since there is a lot of assignments and I am taking some science courses next year

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I know most people in BC's first choice is UBC, but has anyone heard back from SFU after they self reported their marks? I haven't heard back yet and I reported on January 4th, the first day it was open.
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3rd year Canadian medical student happy to answer questions!
UPDATE July 11, 2012:

My name is Josh, some of you might know me as the guy who started MedHopeful. For those of you who don't know me, I am currently a 3rd year Medical Student at UofT and I have run a blog called MedHopeful for almost 4 years now which provides stories and advice relating to undergrad, scholarships and medical school.

I originally wanted to remain anonymous in this thread because I was working on a few new projects (like a new group blog I had started) with some medical school classmates who wanted to remain anonymous. However, after long discussions and thinking, I decided to go back to primarily posting on MedHopeful. I also figured that I was OK not being anonymous (my friends still want to be, which is fine and I understand why).

In any case, I am happy to answer any questions, and for those of you who didn't know, I started a similar thread like this last year on the old Student Awards forums, which you might also find useful:


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Hey everyone,

I am a 3rd year medical student at a Canadian medical school. My first 2 years were spent mostly in the classroom learning anatomy, physiology, disease, treatments, etc.

I started 3rd year in September 2011, and since then, I have been in "clerkship" - which means I have been working and learning full time in the hospital - seeing real patients everyday, and learning to diagnose/treat their illnesses. I have to say, it's very different from what I imagined. No matter how much you try to learn what it's like to practice medicine (e.g. shadowing), you really don't know what it's like until you do it.

I found these forums very helpful while studying in undergrad and applying to medical school. I'd like to give back by answering questions about medical school if anyone has any.

I'll try to be as honest as possible. I just won't be revealing any personal details as I'd prefer to remain anonymous.

Ask away! :)

P.S. I now blog everyday about med school life, getting in to med school, undergrad tips, etc. (see signature)
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Computer Science

   I have decided that I want to study economics or computer science when I go to university (hopefully UFT/UWO). I am taking the required courses for economics for gr 11&12 but only one computer science course in each grade. When I was choosing my courses in February, I was told that physics is not necessary for computer science. Since many of my gr12 friends are receiving their admissions, they're telling me that physics is required. I'm not at all good at chemistry and physics but am extremely good at math. Also, I have looked at university admission requirements for comp sci from Ryerson, UFT, Western and they all require either chem or physics. I am unsure what to do because I am positive that I will absolutely fail in both classes
SHAD 2016 Participant Thread
I was accepted to SHAD! I'm unsure of what university to choose though.  What are your top choices?
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Rotman Commerce Refusal
Hi! I just wanted a little insight to my refusal of admission to Rotman Commerce. They had alternatively offered me into studies of Social Science with a Trinity College offer. However, i'm quite puzzled as to why I was refused. 

English: 94
Pre- Calculus 12: 98
Law 12: 96
English Literature: 95
Calculus: 80

I know that my Calculus is lower than the rest but they just stated that it was a pre-requisite course. I understood that my admission average would be calculated by English, Pre-Calc 12 and my 2 other academic courses coming out to an average of 95.75%. I was offered alternate admission before they even confirmed they received my Rotman supplemental... I'm from BC by the way. 
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What to major and minor in for law?
I want to pursue a career in law. I will be starting my 1st year of university in the fall 2016. I will be going into the faculty of arts and social sciences. I want to be a corporate lawyer, so what do i major and minor in???????????
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Health Information Management
For anyone who as taken HIM program,how long did it take you to find a job?

Also is the St lawrence or George Brown College which school to choose,for job wise.

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Laurier BBA
I am in grade 12 right now and I plan on going to laurier to do my BBA next year. I just want to know how hard the program is starting from first year, not in terms of coop or anything but just maintaining the average to stay in the program (70 in business courses, 60 in others). I took easy courses in high school but I have the ability to study a lot when needed and that is why I am wondering if I will be able to maintain the average.
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Grade 12 Maths For Nursing
It's time to pick and submit our grade 12 courses for the new school year and I don't know if I should take all three maths: Advanced Functions, Calc/Vec and Data Management (all U courses) My goal is to apply to a nursing undergrad program at UofT, Western and Queen's.  I don't know which math course would benefit me because I don't want to fill my timetable with hard courses that are not necessary.  Anyone tips/help?
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Waterloo 2016 Admission Cut Off: Life Sciences!
For anyone who got into Waterloo by now, can you reply with the cut off this year? Usually they give you a sheet listing the cut offs
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Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread

If you have any questions on the University of Waterloo's Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) program this year and are interested in applying, dont hesitate to ask them here! I'll try to answer them as best as I can! 

For those of you who dont know what CAP is, it's basically a program designed for students who wish to pursue a field in pharmacy in the future. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE HERE: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/future-students/conditional-admission-pharmacy-cap ALSO be sure to check out the FAQ section too because they usually cover a lot of your questions there. 

NOTE: Applications will be available starting October 9, 2015
Non-District School Board E-learning
Anyone know or have experience with doing an elearning course for free from Ontario but not in your own district and during day school.
Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Applicants of 2016!
This forum is or Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Applicants (Fall 2016) 

To get a better understanding of this years pool of applicants, please share the following.

1. Your admission Average (Approx.) 
2. Your 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice. 
3. EC's
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Why does waterloo offer so little space in the AIF
I'm trying to write the AIF and I'm always running out of space. I mean, 600 characters for programming experience??

I think I'm going to end up writing in point form....

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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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Biology vs chemistry vs physics
I have to pick courses for next year soon for grade 11 and wanting to do science next year. 

Would like to know how people's experience are with any of the sciences. 
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grade 12 English online
Did anybody take gr12 English online ? How was it? How and when do you get your midterm marks ? Also, does anyone have experience with doing the course through tcdsb?
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ryerson 2020 accepted group for applicants???
I've recently been accepted to ryerson (YAY!!) and was wondering if there's an applicant group like there is with western and I'm sure many other schools? I'd really love to talk to people who applied to the same things as me
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Any Taiwanese applying to the summer AID program?
Hello, everyone I am just wondering if any Taiwanese is applying or has applied to the summer AID program.
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Grade 11 Marks
Hi everyone! I am a grade 11 student in Ontario and  my  career choice and  dream is to become a nurse practitioner, I didn't do too well in Chem 78% and Bio 73% (11 University) and now I'm really freaking out with reading all these posts.  I know I have the ability to do better than the marks I got which sounds ludicrous but I just know.  I'm taking all the science courses, advanced functions,  data management and calc/vectors.  My aunt who is a nurse practitioner and is still continuing her studies told me to take data management but i don't know if calc/vectos will benefit me.  I also had  university world issues in mind as well as kinesology.  Do you guys think I should take a spare?  I will be taking 12U English in summer school and I haven't decided if I should take a course in night school.  I know these marks look really bad for nursing but I know I could get better marks.  My top choices are UofT, Western and Queens.  I'm in desperate need of help with getting my courses organized, if you guys have tips or anything it would be greatly appreciated because I am freaking out right now.
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bio 12 matter if you want to do law?
I didnt do so well in biology 12, i got 69% which is bad, i know. I want to however, pursue a career in law. my other courses that semester were law - 89%, history- 90% and marketing- 94%. will having a low bio mark, affect anything?
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