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$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest
Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

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.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
http://bhsc.mcmaster.ca/supp/sample_level1.pdf
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
Health Science at Mcmaster???
Why is Health Science at Mcmaster so competitive compared to other universities like Queens, Western, u of t etc.? Does getting into that program make you "stand out"?
HELP Second thoughts on going into business?!!
Heey everyone. I'm going into grade 12 this year and I am slighly freaking out. So I've been perusing through this site lately and I think it's just freaking me out even more. I really like business (at least I think I do), but I'm worried I won't get a job. There's so many people saying that the business industry is really saturated and that a business degree is one of the most common nowadays. Even at my hs, so many people are going into business. Plus, my mom keeps telling me I'm going to have a hard time getting a job in business because of all the competition. Also, people on yconic keep saying that it's important to get into a top tier business school, but my average last year was around an 88% and I'm not sure if I can get my average up to an 90 this year. I'm for sure gonna work my butt off but that doesn't guarantee that it will happen. Then there's that post on here called like why are business students so optimistic??? which gives me more anxiety.

I don't know if I'm making the right decision by going into business. I think I still have time to switch into nursing? I took uni bio11 last year, so that would mean I would have to take chem11 first semester, and then bio12 and chem12 second semester. Is nursing less saturated than business and am I more likely to get a job? I'm not the biggest fan of the medical industry, but then again business isn't really my main passion either. 

Sorry for the extremely long post. I just need peoples' opinions on this. I'm a mess, literally. It's just everything is coming up so quickly and I thought I had my goals planned out, but now I'm contemplating and having second thoughts. Please no harsh comments. Thanks in advance..
Waterloo Application
Hi, i'm going to be applying to the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO this year. I'm thinking of applying to the following waterloo programs, in the following priority list. 

1. Computer Science
2. Computer Engineering
3. Mechatronics
4. Nanotechnology 

I'm predicting my average to be around 92% (with 98% - 100%  in Grade 12 physics, Calculus Advance functions) 

How many programs can you apply to at Waterloo? I'm n Ontario student. 
Harvard Medical School right after High School? MCAT? SAT?
Hi everyone! I am currently in Grade 10 Pre-IB in Canada. I want to pursue a medical career at Harvard Medical School in the future but I was confused on the different tests out there such as MCAT. Which grade would you guys recommend taking the MCAT? As well, is it possible to get into the Medical School right after high school? Much appreciated if someone can reply to those questions :)
Is my schedule balanced?
Semester 1:
Advanced Functions
Data Management
English (Online)
Sports/Entertainment  Marketing

Semester 2:
Calculus
English (Day)
International Business
Economics 

Would this schedule allow me to have time to study for each subject, or would it be too burdensome? Also, for those who have taken English online (Peel), are the assignments manageable? I will most likely use my spare in order to work on the assignments, but use my time after school to work on math. Would this work? I am taking English online as a security blanket because it is one of the hardest marking departments at my school and I don't want to risk having a mediocre mark. I will obviously drop before midterms if my marks are lacking, or if I find the work to be to strenuous. 
Queens or Western University?
Hey! I'm going into grade 12 this fall with an an average of 86, and I'm pursuing law in the future. I think I want to do my BA in psychology. Does anyone know the current prerequisites for this path? Or do you have any suggestions on which university I should look further into?
Is a Heavy Course Load Good?
The engineering science program at u of t is quite well known (at least in ontario), and is infamous for being too much work. My question is: is that amount of work worth it? I mean if you take a 6 courses each semester, then you'll learn a lot more compared to others in other programs. But the problem is that you'll only be doing the homework or the task assigned to you that is due soon. There is no time for you to learn freely, dig into a subject a bit deeper, and nurture your curiosity. You can't really get anywhere far if you only have time to do your homework. So is it really worth it?
Low ENG4U0 Mark
I know posting these types of questions are stupid and I will get answers like "make sure your other marks are high and you'll be fine" type answers, but is that really the case? I decided to fast track grade 12 english this summer to get ahead and to have a lighter course load so I can focus on my math and science classes. My final mark was an 85, which is so incredibly low and I'm so embarrassed. As a student who will be applying to life sciences at UofT and McMaster, will this low mark really effect me if the rest of my top 6 courses are high marks. Also kind of random but in order to be eligible for the President's scholarship at UofT you have to have a 92% or higher average with all courses at and 'A' standing. Is an 85 considered an A standing??? I know I can still get a 92 average with my 85 english mark!
Any Tips for getting into Queens Commerce!
I'm going into grade 12 starting in September and Queens Commerce is my ultimate goal. I'd say I have solid EC's and I have 2 grade 12 courses completed.

Intl. Business : 92%
English: 94%

Does anyone have any tips at all? 

Is queens fine with private/online courses/repeats?
best options for me?
I am going into grade 12 with a 93 average. I like all my courses. Find math a little repetitive and boring but don't mind it. good at science. I am not an artistic individual whatsoever but am extremely creative. Going to be playing a varsity sport in university. My choices of school are waterloo and u of t. Any recommendations for programs i should take, which school is the better school? Would i be making a smarter decision by looking at other school options? Thank you.
Biggest Piece of Advice for a Grade 12 Student?
Hello, 
I am going into grade 12 and will be picking my university program soon. I am not sure what I would like to go into yet. This post is for current university students, would you do anything differently in terms of choosing a program/university if you could go back in time? Is there any piece of advice that you wish somebody told you before you entered university? Any answers would be greatly appreciated!! 
Not sure which university I should aim for..
So I'm about to start grade 12, but I need to know which university I'll be applying to so I can get an idea how studious I should really be. I'm planning to major in Marketing, so I have three options: York University, Ryerson University, and University of Toronto. Also, in grade 11, I had an average of 88%.  

My parents are hoping that I apply to York University since it's fairly close, but I highly doubt I can get into the Schulich program so easily. Ryerson is kind of far, but their business program seems promising. I don't know much about U. of T., but it seems like a backup choice that I can't consider. Which university should I really aim for?
Transition from Grade 10 to 11? Help!
I've been commonly told that high school from grade 9 and 10 is irrelevant and easy; however, grade 11 is supposedly the hardest from high school. In my school, it's called "The Year of Tears" in my school. Is there any tips, experiences that any of you guys are willing to share?
Back up plans
I'm applying for life science as a program in university and my dream is to make it into medical school. However, I do want a back up plan if that does not happen. Should I apply to a different program (for ex. health studies) that gives me more career options?Which ones would they be?
Feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Is my timetable schedule hard?
So i am going into grade 12 and am  debating to change my courses around since my second semester seems really hard. However I'm not sure since I do not know the difficulty of each of the  courses I will be taking. Please give me some input! Much thanks!!
First semester
-physics
-religion
- functions
- health science

Second  semester
- chemistry
-calculus
-bio
Spare
Waterloo AFM
I'm interested in this program and I am curious to know the difficulty of first year and also throughout the program. Is there a high dropout rate for this program or is it if you are accepted into the program that their is a lot of support and ultimately high graduation rate. Plus I see that you have to qualify for the masters year and was curious to know how rigorous it is because of the fact you get a masters in one year compared to the average time to get one(2-3 years)
Ryerson University Engineering
Is engineering good at ryerson. Please give proper information and not be a troll
BUSINESS PROGRAM!!! Need help

Hi i'm interested in leaving Toronto but not too far away from it. My options would be


Guelph Accounting Commerce

Mcmaster- Business 1[Accounting]

Laurier-BBA

Waterloo-AFM


My goal is to become an accountant and get my CPA, I'm concerned on which program is the best for me. I also want to have an memorable experience in university too but obviously  my education is my #1 priority but I would like to know which one would be the best for me.  Pros and Cons of each would be helpful in me deciding, like how the city is too,but im aware there all good schools

Is taking Calculus online easier than day school?
I was wondering if i should take online calculus this semester. I'm currently taking grade 11 physics online & also plan to take grade 12 biology in school.  I took advanced functions this past semester & was wondering if its better to take the course while i still remember adv functions or to wait and take it in day school second semester. Is online easier? (there are no tests, just assignments that you hand in and a final exam) whereas the day school teacher has assignments & hard tests for each unit.. any suggestions?
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student in LFS; now I'm a second year student for 2015-2016. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

p.s. Yes, Ana Steele and Shia LaBeouf "went" here.
Nursing Hopefuls 2015!
Hey everyone!

I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:


1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year


So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)