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HELP I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO !!!!!
Hi, I am a 16 year old going into grade 11 this September and have absolutely no clue what I want to do or study in the future . I thought  wanted to study health sciences but I don't actually have a passion for that area of study at all and I feel like whatever I choose to do I should enjoy it  . The only things I could honestly say i'm passionate about is 1) Music : I don't sing and i'm not artistic either but i'm more interested in the business side of the industry . Also I am very  passionate about civil rights / equality but i don't know what kind degree or career that would get me . Anything else would just be me passing time because there is nothing else i'm interested in.  . Please help me out by giving suggestions of future careers and majors i can take based on my 2 interests ( anything helps !!!! ) . P.S i average around 85- 90 %
I need help... Queens Commerce vs Ivey HBA vs Rotman Commerce vs Mcgill Commerce
Honestly speaking, Queens and Western were the two most appealing campuses for me and obviously they have incredible programs, but my parents and everyone around me keep telling me I have higher chances of getting a job in Manhattan or Silicon Valley (My end goal) if I go to Rotman or Mcgill... AKA schools with a little bit better international reputation. At the end of the day I don't want to sacrifice my chances of attaining my goal just because the beds are nicer in Kingston or London, sure I may not like residence in Montreal or Toronto for four years but at least I'll be happy achieving my goal. If this is possible, can we start an unbiased discussion on how I should go about making my decision How the heck am I ever going to be able to decide... I swear I am losing hair stressing about this incredibly difficult decision. I should also mention I have no idea whether I want to go into marketing, finance or accounting.
Private school marks
Do universities care about private school courses? 

I got 66 in grade 11 functions (high school), and 95 in grade 12 advanced functions (private school). but i have have 90s in all other high school courses.
Ask Anything About Waterloo AFM, SAF and CPA Here!
Hello prospective AFMers. I am an undergrad in AFM and I am here to answer any questions you may have regarding to AFM, SAF, Coop, CPA, or anything about Waterloo that is SAF related! 

UPDATE: Hi everyone, I am back. I had to avoid you guys so I don't get bombarded with questions like, "Do you think I can get in". Congrats on all the acceptances! Let me know if you need help for anything!

Ivey Grad / IBD in New York, AMA
Hello all. Used to frequent this site somewhat. I graduated Ivey not too long ago and work as an investment banking analyst in New York with one of the top firms. Feel free to ask me anything and I'll try my best to answer. 

I've been where you are now and received a lot of guidance back then. Hoping to return the favor. 
Best university in Ontario for chemical engineering?
Which is the best university in Ontario to pursue chemical engineering? Also tell me why you think so. Thanks
2nd year ECE student @ Waterloo - AMA
Going into 2B Computer Engineering at Waterloo, feel free to ask me anything
Western Engineering
what is the quality of western engineering? Do students in their engineering programs get hired by big companies? How does it fare against other great engineering schools like Waterloo, UBC etc.
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University of Toronto
Is UT as hard as they say it is? I'm pretty nervous on accepting my offer to Compsci because everyone tells me Uoft is really hard, the profs try to fail you,low GPA, etc. Is it really that hard? I heard Waterloo is easier but I didn't get accepted is this true? 
I need help but plz dont mock my situation
So heres my problem: I screwed up some prerequisite engineering courses in gr12. So during this entire summer I went to private school to upgrade my marks since i dont want to risk anything. My average so far is 84 after 2 repeats, and I am planning on to repeat more courses so i can have a higher average (maybe high 80s to low 90s). Ive already excluded UofT and Waterloo in my plan. So my question is what are my chances of getting into school like Ryerson, Ottawa, Carleton, UOIT or any other ontario school for engineering, computer science, or math? I really appreciate if anyone would give me some genuine information or advices. Thanks!!
Concerns about top six
Hey, I'm a student going into grade 12 at a school in Ontario. 
I was reading about the use of top 6 marks. I have some of my 4u marks already going into grade 12 from fast tracking . These are; 
Calculus 97
Advanced functions 95
Data management 98
French extended 93 
All of my 3u sciences that I have are above 90 (I have all three). 

The only thing I was wondering is; will my 3U english mark of 80 (it was an online summer course) hinder my chances of getting into my program of choice (McGill neuroscience)? I know that I'll be able to do a lot better in 4u English. I'm just worried that they'll look at my 3u and say no way. 

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?
What's the Health Studies program like at Waterloo?
I'm narrowing down my choices for programs that I plan to apply to this fall and was wondering if anyone could provide insight on the Health Studies program at Waterloo. Is it similar to the Health Science program at McMaster? Also, does it deliver a medical based science education or more of a social based science? 

How do the Health Science/Studies programs compare to the Medical Science program at Western?

Thank you for anyone who answers and helps my selection for this year. 
Business program, NEED HELP!!!

Hi I'm attending university of waterloo this fall for afm and is starting to second doubt myself and was wondering some key highlights about the program and I want o become an accountant and get my CPA but worried if I change that I could be limited in this program?

I turned down BBA at laurier but is curious if I should take a gap year and really figure what is best for me or smarter to go in and see

Do universities care if you are on a sports team?
I've heard that universities want a well-rounded student, but so far I've only been focussing on my academics. My average is around 91% and I have decent EC's. Do you think I still need to do something athletic? By the way, I want to get into UBC Sauder.
Online High School Courses/Mcmaster
Hey so I'm a student taking an extra semester after grade 12 due to a lower than required average. I want to get into a business program such as Degroote. So I recently came across the idea of doing one or two online courses and I was wondering if that course is looked down upon by a school like Mcmaster or no. I was thinking of taking a U course like challenge and change or history or something, so is this a good decision or not?
finished first year and want to reapply to a different university
Hi, i was wondering if I can reapply to university rather than transferring as my grades are not good enough to transfer. I want to use my high school marks to reapply to university. I may consider going back to adult school to redo some courses. I dont want universities to look at my first year transcript
Brock BBA-coop
Im going into bba at brock this september and I just have a few questions:
hows the res life (im in decew)?

my goal is to get an 80% avg so how hard is this?

how does coop work i want an accounting coop job but is that more reserved for baac's?

I want to switch to bacc coop after first year, is it possible and how hard is it, like what gpa is needed?

are the opportunities with a bba from brock still good?
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science 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.
Canadian University - Business School Questions / Application Questions
Hi, I have a variety of questions here so i'll list them for the ease of convenience:

First off though I will say something about myself, I am a 17 year old male living in British Columbia and currently have an 88% average upon graduation from high school. My courses were as follows: Law 12 - 91%, Pre-calc:89%(upgraded however), History 12 - 93%, Economics: 94%, Drafting and Design: 92% and lastly (and the focus of some of the questions) English 12: 76%

My extra-curricular / accomplishments are as follows:

Captain of high school Rugby team 2013
Provincial champion of youth div 2 soccer of the 2013/14 and 15/16 seasons
Proffesional soccer tryouts in Germany for teams such as VFR Garching and FC Bayern Munich II 2014/15 year
Futsall Provinical champion 2013/14
Works currently at Starbucks 
Has received distinction in marks
(couple more, but I cannot remember off the top of my head)

Letters of recommendation:

Law 12 Teacher, Economics 12 Teacher, Respected doctor in the BC district

I hope to potentially get more during my current gap year from school from people in the field of study im interested in (commerce)

NOW for the questions I referenced earlier:

1. My dream colleges I want to go to are Queens University, Western Ontario and UBC. Currently what are my chances of getting in? What are my chances if I upgraded English 12? What universities would you recommend?

2. Is it advisable to upgrade my English 12? If i were to upgrade it when do you advise getting it finished by if I hope to go to University next year? 

3. Could anyone potentially tell me the "best" times to apply for university? I know it varies per University.

4. Would I potentially be able to apply and gain conditional acceptance to (UBC, Queens, Western) on the condition that my English 12 mark reaches percentage x.

5. Most advisable University if my current choices are unrealistic (Please, don't tell me they are :)) 

Lastly I would like to state that while my English 12 mark was low (extremely low) that my teacher (not to be "that guy" and blame the teacher") was absolutely horrendously bad and marked to the extremity (My mark was among the top "best" marks for the class)

Also one final thing, Please no LOL your screwed go die answers. I'm looking for actual advice and i'm hoping people can hopefully provide some insight :)

ANYWAY enough of the wall of text, I'm happy to be apart of the forums :)  


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!
Current UBC student - ask me anything
I'm a second year Computer Engineering UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in rez, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC.
 

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring. This is my second forum post, my old one was getting huge and a bit unwieldy.