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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.
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aviation with geography vs aviation with science
whats better, these two programs are offered at university of waterloo. which one is more competitive or better overall for a future in aviation
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What are my chances in getting in x program?
You can find all that information here:


This can give you a good indicator of what minimum averages you need to be considered for your program. This was for fall 2015 and you can assume due to mark inflation it should rise ~1% or even go down a little bit. You never really know, always go for the highest mark possible.
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U of T faculty choices?
I'm applying to both Life Sciences and Engineering of U of T.
I'm not really sure what I like so I'm wondering what I should put as my first choice.
I heard that there is a chance of getting into both.
Should I put Life Sciences as my first choice and engineering as my second since life sci is usually easier to get in?
I need advice.. Thanks!
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English (ENG4U) in night school, e-learning or other??
This will probably be long, so bear with me.

I'm a grade 12 student attending a public semestered high school in Toronto (TDSB), unlike many of my friends/fellow students who took ENG4U (English, Grade 12, Uni Prep) in summer school, that meant that I had to do it in day school. The English department and its teachers are very hard, therefore many people decided to bypass day school and do it in summer school. In grade 11, I got a final mark of 74% in ENG3U, so I felt decent getting into ENG4U. So ENG4U was placed for this semester with a teacher known to be strict and a hard marker, for the first mark update (late October) I was getting a 52% with a class median of 62% and the mark going into the midterms I was at a 50% w/ class median of 64%, worried and confused on my marks, I talked to my teacher on my current progress, seeing what I can do better/improve, what to expect later in the course and general feedback/recommendations. After that, I wisely decided that the teacher was definitely a hard marker and learnt that only 2 students was getting above an 80 in a university-preparation course, many of the students in my class were getting high 50s and 60s, many of the students in the class dropped the course (started with 24 students, probably now at 14) and so I decided to drop the course in order to establish a good average and maintain a stable/consistent mark.

Now I am at a point to decide where to take ENG4U outside of my current school for next semester, so far I have narrowed down doing it in TDSB night school, TDSB e-learning or others such as ILC or private school. What would be the best option?

Many of these options have many downsides to me, however I do understand that I need ENG4U to get into any university program in Ontario. For night school, it would mean that I have to travel to the nearest nigh school location (using transit) which would take about 40 minutes to get there, plus 3 hours of learning and getting back home will take about 4.5 hours and then having to do catch up on my day school homework. For e-learning, having done e-learning before for MDM4U, it is a lot of work, piles and piles of it and very limited to getting help and being in a real educative environment (ie. not knowing your teacher personally, only until the exam), I talked to a friend who did ENG4U in e-Summer School, he had mixed responses saying it was easy, but the workload was insane and many of the students got mixed marks and didn't seem consistent (ie, 50s, 60s, 80's, etc), he ended up with a 91%. My other option would be private school, which many people recommend, though I do not have much money to pay for private school, and many of the credit courses private schools seem shady and there aren't much nearby where I live. The last option is ILC, however the whole ILC process looks quite confusing and I don't know anyone who have token it and get an opinion on it.


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What's the best business school?
What's the best business school overall in terms prestige and job opportunities?
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Chancellors Nomination (Queen's)
Just wondering if anyone had any information on the benefits of applying to Queens (commerce) through a Chancellors nominee application rather than OUAC with a PSE and SE's. My school has offered me the nomination (we only get one), but my collective average is only 86.7% (dues to a not so strong gr. 9 year) vs. the recommended +90% for the scholarship. I do have stellar EC's, which is why my school has given me the nomination. With that average I know I have no chance of winning, but would it be beneficial to still apply?


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TD Scholarship
I sent my application late and it was scheduled to arrive in Ottawa today from Vancouver. I'm worried because the tracking on Canada Post's website hasn't updated at all. Do you know if they need it received by today during office hours or any time today? Or do they like take home the applications this weekend? I'm really worried. Any information would be great and advice on what to do.
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How do you get good at English?
Hi currently I'm in grade 11, my courses for this semester is Chemistry(SCH3U), Functions(MCR3U), Computer Engineering(TEJ3M), and Biology(SBI3U), and I'm doing pretty well in them so far, i have low to high 90s in those classes as of midterm, and expect to get about a 93-96% average by the end of this semester if i can keep it up. However, my main issue here is English which i think will drop my average drastically next semester. I am not good at English, I never have been good at English, and I detest English class. My highest final mark in English throughout my education has been a flat 80 which was last year in Grade 10. I don't understand how I do so poorly in English, yet I see some people on these forums saying they have practically 97s in English. I just don't understand, frankly in the school i go to, if you get an 85+ in English you are automatically deemed a God. So as a result, I'd like to get advice on how to get better at English as I am concerned about universities rejecting me all because English screwed my average over.
Grade 11 math harder than Grade 12?
Are the rumors true? Is grade 11 math the hardest out of all grades in Highschool? Even harder than Advanced Functions?
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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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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.
What business program can I go to?

What good business undergrads can I get into with these averages and ecs?

I am expecting these as my final marks (some I've already done so they are final)
Adv functions 88
Calc 85
Data 91
English 90
International bus. 95
World cultures 93
Economics 97
Fashion 98
Philosophy 90
French 91

My ecs
Outdoors club 2yrs
 Badminton club and team 1yr
Worked at fast food place 1summer
2yrs volunteering at library
Student council 1yr

Thank you!
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Will i get in?
Hi guys,so i just need to know if i have a chance of getting into any of the unis i have applied to.
Ive applied to york(shulich bba) , Western(management ivey) , UOFT(rotman) , UBC(sauder) and mcgill(bcom)
I also applied to waterloo for afm but got rejected cos i didnt have an A in O level english, which was a prerequisite(i was unaware of this when applying).
I have checked the admission sites of the other unis i have applied to and they do not require an A in english.
So my question is if my grades and ECs are good enough to get into the remaining unis.

My AS level grades are As in accounts,maths and economics and a C in physics(which i have now dropped)
My predicted grades are also 3 As
In O levels i got 3A* 2A 4B
My ECs are:
60 hours of comm service for a non-profit healthcare organization(SINA)  
60 hours of volunteering at A local hospital
20 hours of comm service teaching at a school for underprivileged kids
month long internship at Ernst and Young
month long internship at NIB bank
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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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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!
Regarding business undergraduate
Would I be able to get into a decent business undergraduate program (Considering Queens Commerce or UBCs program) without taking any sciences in Grade 11 and 12?
Will I get into UTSG art with a good average but low english mark?
My current average is 89, but my English is 71 and it totally ruins my average mark
I am interested in art programs but unfortunately English is not my first language.
Is there still hope for me? 
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Can I get accepted into these schools?
Hi! I'm currently a grade 12 student in British Columbia, looking at post-secondary options. My academic strengths are in History, English, and French. I'm looking at going into the arts/humanities, or maybe even history or French specifically. I was considering the following institutions: UWO, U of T, UBC, and SFU as my top four choices. My grades are as follows: 97% in Socials 11 (including 97% on the provincial exam), 96% in French 11, 94% in English 11, and I also received 90% in both chemistry and biology 11. I also have an 83% in Pre-Calculus 12, but I would rather not submit that mark if it isn't required. Of course, I haven't completed my grade 12 courses, but I currently have 97% in History 12, and about 85% in both chemistry and biology 12 (hoping to raise those to at least 90% by the end of the semester). I am also hoping to achieve a 90%+ in English and French 12. Of course I can't predict my final grades, but I am usually consistent with my academics; this will give me an average of between 91 and 95 percent for admissions. On top of that, I have been involved in the music program for all 5 years of high school, I am in Grad Council at my school, I  have a consistent position as a volunteer at my local community center, and I have had a steady job for two years. I know my grades aren't as high and I don't have as much in-school involvement as many other candidates, but do you think I should bother applying for these schools, or will my personal profile just not be strong enough to compensate for my grades? Sorry for the long post, I just didn't want to leave out any important details!
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1st year Western Medical Science Student! Ask me anything!
Hey guys, just looking to help you guys with the application process.
I'll try my best to answer questions about anything about Western!
Brock's Accounting or Waterloo's AFM?
I will be applying for unis in a short amount of time. I have researched a bit into this, but I'm still confused. Which one is better overall? 
1) Which program is better? Are they both alike?
2) Which co-op is better?
3)Which uni is better, as in its environment, people, professors. 
4)Would employer's really care what uni you went to amongst the two, if you have a CPA and good co-op experience? 
ANY other information is welcome!
Students who are going to these unis for the Accounting program, please help me! Although anyone is welcome to answer!

Thank you for your answers!