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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
Naive high schoolers- Most of you should be avoiding engineering
Unless you are extremely passionate about it, have connections, or get into a top program at U of T or Waterloo, most of you here should avoid the field of engineering. There are very few jobs available because foreign immigrants are lowballing and saturating the market. Over the last decade there has been massive layoffs. Alberta used to be popping for engineers, but with the oil crisis it's laid off 50,000 petroleum and mining engineers this past year. 

Read OPSE report on underemployment of engineers in Ontario.

P.S. I did a degree in engineering, found out about the job market and pursued professional school instead (law school). I have a job lined up in intellectual property law, where my base salary is 140k. 

I came on this site to help my brother who's going into university next year, and am amazed at how many intelligent students are going to fall into the trap of engineering. Unless you'll be content making 30-60k (before taxes), forget about engineering. 
Should I bother applying to SE @ Waterloo? Low marks...
ok, so here is my situation: Strong AIF, programming experience, etc.  but science marks lacking.
Chem '11: 75%
Phys'11: 85% (didn't try in sciences)
AF ('12): 98%
CS '12: 100%
English '11: 85%

I can raise the sciences to ~90% 2nd semester, is it worth it applyig or should I just do CS?
Best business/ accounting
What is the best university program for aspiring CPA?
A little background of me: I love the business world. But I also want to keep my options open, I like accounting and also  want to work as marketing manager/ or CEO in the future. This is my ultimate dream (might sound unrealistic)
So yes, which program do you recommend in terms of reputation, easy route to cpa, tuition and so on. 
Getting accepted into UBC
I'm a senior in a french high school in New Brunswick, CA. My entire life is set upon my acceptance into UBC. It's too early in the semester to know my grade average yet, but I tend to do mid to high 80s. I just wanted to know what I should be aiming for grade wise, how I should write my personal profile (is there a format? Do I just simply right about myself?? AM I OVER ANALYZING EVERYTHING??) 
Also, I would like to apply to the Sauder School of Business, is that possible first year? Their website only had information available for 2-3 year. Should I simply apply to arts and transfer later on?
Any information would be tremendously appreciated. 
Getting Into Engineering
Hello Guys
I am currently going into grade 12. I need some guidelines and benchmarks to get into engineering in UofT or University of Waterloo. What marks should I aim for such as for AP calculus and advanced functions and other sciences. 
Waterloo or uoft engineering
I am currently in grade 12. I need to know that cut off average for computer engineering in Waterloo and university of Toronto. If there were any students who go into this program for either uni can you please state your average.  Thanks!
Calling all Waterloo and UofT Engineering Applicants 2015 (general idea of cutoff averages)
Hey everyone, if you have, or are in the process of, applying to the engineering programs at UofT or Waterloo I would like it if you could post your admission averages here!

I think this would be a good way to get the general idea of the cutoff averages that can be expected.

Don't forget to post the discipline that you applied to as well.


Admission Average >>> 86 - 87
UofT >>> General First Year
Waterloo >>> Software Engineering

I know I am a really weak applicant compared to the rest of you <s> psychos </s> but I don't want to spend the rest of my life thinking "what if" y'know. I know my shot is like non-existent but yeah
University of Toronto Computer Engineering VS. University of Waterloo CFM Co-op
I was accepted to both programs in mid-March, but I just couldn't decide which one to take.

Waterloo has one of the world's best Co-op programs, and I heard that CFM only take 40 students across the globe. However, Waterloo isn't really that famous in the real world and not many famous companies recognize this name. But I also gotta have 6 Co-op terms to complete which means I can work in 6 different companies in a period of 5 years. And some of my Waterloo friends say 70% of Waterloo graduates are accepted into IVY LEAGUE to further their studies.

UT is the best university in Canada and offers one of the best engineering programs in the world, but I heard PEY can't even compare with Co-op and not many people actually get jobs that fit to their tastes. And there is the tuition cost and residence cost. But the thing that UT excels and Waterloo lacks is really her international fame. Although really careers are the most important matters here, does UT really have what it takes to outshine Waterloo in term of employment after graduation?

Any help is appreciated. THANKS!!!:cheers:
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!
Advance Function in Summer School?
My current school has one of the hardest grade 12 math in the Peel region in ontario, and i was wondering if i should take advance function in summer school at a different school?
Hoping to study at Wilfrid Laurier University
I am currently a fifth year in high school and have narrowed my top 3 school choices down to WLU, Ryerson, and York (mostly WLU). Last year (due to mental health reasons) I had dropped out and failed 2 out of 4 classes which means I still haven't graduated. Although I am now on the road to redemption and currently excelling in school, how will the universities look at my marks from last year? Will it change their opinion on my admission? Also, of the two classes I failed I was hoping to do them over in summer school but university applications are to be sent next month and I won't be able to do these classes over until July. I do have the option to stay back a semester, but would rather not go back for a full year. Any suggestions on what I can do to upgrade these courses/get them on my transcript before I send in my university applications? Also for any psych. students, what is the admission requirements like for getting into the Psychology program at WLU?
Nursing Hopefuls for 2016!
Hello future nursing students! I think we need one of these discussions to communicate with and help each other for this upcoming year.

Please, share with us:

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What overall average are you aiming for for your final year?

I plan on applying to McMaster, uOttawa and Western and I am aiming for a 92% average.
University midterm grades vs final grades
Okay, so I took a couple grade 12 courses last year and got 92 in one , and 93 in the other two.I am taking 6 courses this year. Say if my midterms for the 6 new courses are really high. So I use them in university admissions. Then I get accepted and they tell me to maintain an average of say, 88%+. Can I just use those 3 final grades from my 3 grade 12 courses last year and then go ham in the other 3 courses this year (which are the prerequisites) and sort of slack of from the 3 other courses that I used for midterm marks but aren't prereqs?
Advanced Function Grade
I sort of messed up in my math class. I got a 91 on the first unit test while on the thinking task i got a 61. I didnt prepare at all for the thinking task and my course mark right now is a 85% if i was to get over 90s on the rest of the test/thinking tasks, will my mark be over 90 by end of semester? I know i can get over 90s on test. I want to apply for SE and CS at waterloo so im just wondering if i can still get it to be above 90%

Thanks so much

A worried grade 12 brown kid
Hi, I am currently a grade 12 student and was wondering the average/cutoff for iBBA and what is was last year!

Also if someone could tell me more about the program that would be great!
uofa and uofc
Hello I was wondering what the average for biological science average is for uofa and uofc.  My average for the first semester of grade 12 is 88-89%. What are my chances of getting in?

Thankyou for the help!
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
Do I have a shot at a UofT and UWaterloo eng transfer?
I currently go to Ryerson biomedical engineering, thinking of applying to UofT ECE, and UWaterloo ECE, SYDE, or Tron. I got rejected with an 88 last year. I'm aiming for a 4.0 (4.33 on the rye scale), work doesn't seem too difficult - yet. What's a safe GPA for applying to both those universities?

I'll also be doing other things in my spare time, hopefully it would add to my mediocre SPF/AIF from last year.
Where can i find MSAF for McMaster ? i have missed my lab and i can't find the MSAF form.
Any GLuten Free Friendly Universities

Hi, I'm in grade 12 and I have to decide which uni I would want to apply pretty soon. However, a big concern for me is which universities offer gluten free meals. I have celiac and I have to have my food made seperatly so that cross-contamination does not occur.

Thanks for your help

SE at Waterloo
I feel like competition is going to be even higher this year for SE, I've seen so many people on here that are applying to SE this year. Was the applicant pool for SE on yconic last year about the same or less?
First Year Transfer
I am a first year student at Laurier (double degree with Waterloo) and I am really not liking it here. I don't like Laurier as a school and I feel the same towards Waterloo. I am considering transferring to Western, however this would mean I would have to take the rest of the year off. Any suggestions/tips? Thanks
University Application
What is the benefit of early application and adminssion? I've ask many people, but no one know.