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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!
WATERLOO AFM vs Carleton BCOM co-op with concentration in accounting.
TItle, Says it all I am currently debating between these two schools and am having a hard time coming to a conclusion.  Also keep in mind I do intend on pursuing accounting and not finance. I just want my CPA, i do not want to work on wall street. With that being said, does Waterloo genuinely provide any benefits when it comes to career. Carleton has co-op just like waterloo does, . Also, with carleton's new MACC as well as the possibility to apply to Schulich's MACC upon graduation What benefit is there really to going to AFM as compared to Carleton?I mean why should i pay tens of thousands extra in tuition? Any insight will be greatly appreciated.
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University of Toronto Engineering Acceptance?
When I Iog onto join.utoronto it says that I have been admitted to the engineering program for 2016. If I go onto OUAC however, nothing is posted. Also, if I click on the link that takes me to the Online Studen Profile, it also says decision pending. What does this mean?
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Are you a University Student Studying Science?
Hi,
I'm in grade 11 right now, and wanted to know what programs you're studying in science. I'm at that time where I'm narrowing down my options, and I'm so confused on career options? Preferably I would like to go to UBC, but other schools choices are helpful too. I have a 92% average and am getting 94 in physics 11. I love math and physics. Could you please tell me a little bit about your program and if you would recommend it? What are you career goals?
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High School Class of 2016 Offers of Admissions
The Applications thread is pretty cluttered so I was thinking we could start this thread to make it easier to view when others are accepted to programs you've applied to! 

Please include in your post:
- Program
- Date of offer
- Date of application
- Admission average (Grade 11, first semester, second semester midterm - whatever was used in determining admission qualifications)
- Province
- Any supplementary information (Ex. ECs if they're required on application, predictions about quality of essays/responses)
- Any other information you deem appropriate!

Good luck guys!
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Chances of UBC Health Science
Will i get into UBC science with an 88% average? I have a very high personal profile.
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ILC BOH4M
has anyone taken the course boh4m in ilc ? if so do you have the answers to the last 5 key questions ??

SALA Acceptance
Hi, 
I am hoping to apply to UBC's Master of Architecture this coming december but wasn't sure how difficult it is to get it. Has anyone been accepted in the past year who would be able to tell me what was required/most important for acceptance? 
I do not have an undergrad in Architecture but rather a social sciences undergrad so I already know UBC's architecture school is one of the only Canadian schools I am able to apply to. I have a 7.3 GPA (out of 9) and solid references from teachers in my undergrad but unfortunately no university physics or math courses. I am artistic however I have little to no classical training and most of my art is quite abstract (nothing technical). 
All that being said I have heard amazing things about SALA and am willing to put in the work necessary to apply - if there's a chance I will get in! Anything anyone has to offer will be helpful,
Thanks :) 

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UBC Academic Information?
Has anyone gotten the instructions (which are supposed to come in February) for submitting your transcript?
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UTSC 3rd Year Co-op Management Ask Me Anything!
Hi Everyone, 

I post a lot here and I figured I just do a AMA. Please note that this is going to be a serious discussion so if you feel the need to troll this thread, please do it elsewhere or just don't do it at all. It really doesn't contribute to anything. A lot of HS seniors are spending the winter holidays working on their university applications so hopefully I can shed some light on UTSC Co-op Management which is really under rated on this forum and maybe some of you will consider applying. That said, I will be as objective as I can but there will be some bias.

Schools I applied to in Grade 12:
Rotman Commerce
UTSC Management Co-op
Queen's Commerce
Waterloo AFM
Schulich
Brock BAcc
Ryerson BComm

Background
90% HS average
Completed 2 co-ops at Fortune 100 Company
3 Study Terms Left, 1 Co-op Left
Interviews for First Co-op: Banks, GE, Small Accounting Firms
Second Co-op: Multiple Return Offers

What is the difference between Co-op vs. Internships? 

Many employers are opting to choose this route because of a tax credit. What does this do for the student? Well, since the employer is receiving a credit, they can choose to pay you more. Example: Pay you $15,000 but they get $3000 back so they are really paying you $12,000. To do this, you need to be a student enrolled in an accredited co-op program. http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/cetc.

Co-op programs and jobs are regulated by a board meaning there is a standard that employers and schools have to meet. For UTSC personally, the co-op department screens every job and ensures that every job is relevant. Will you find secretary only positions? Nope but you might have some administrative duties in your job mandate. There are compensation standards and so on. All co-op schools have a job portal exclusive to co-op students. While the jobs can be found on TalentEgg and Linkedin and so on, the advantage comes in the 1st round and continuous round and Ranking System. 

Finally, co-op programs allow for more opportunity. Most jobs posted in the Winter and Fall semester are only for co-op students to apply meaning instead of only getting to apply for summer internships, you can get 3 semesters a year for a chance. Some industries like accounting hire more in the Winter. For UTSC, they allow us so much flexibility in the length of our work term (4,8,12 months) as well as our sequence order. A study did show that on average co-op students get an 11% higher starting salary on full time offers because of the experience. There are not that many co-op schools in Canada compared to non co-op. The job qualities are the exact same. You can do IB or Consulting in the Fall or Winter.

Let's begin!


EDIT: This site is a bit weird, when a new response is made I have to scroll through the thread to find it. If I miss your question, please post it on the bottom.
Part time students & Ontario Scholars
Do part time students get ontario scholars certificate (80%+ avg)?
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Universities and Grade 11
I just finished my first semester of grade 11 and I want to get into either
-aerospace engineering
-biomed engineering 
-finance 

but my parents keep telling me that my marks are not good enough... i got 
99 in french, 82 math, 75 english, 92 religion (I go to a catholic school)

I have two questions, 1) are they going to be looked at ? 2) am i on the right track or do i need way better marks ? 
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Quebec Residency Mistake
I accidentally put that I was eligible for Quebec residency in my McGill application when I am not. I've already been accepted, but would it still affect me if I asked Admissions to correct my mistake?
Thank you. I am really worried about this. 
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Residence
I've already been offered admission for the program I want to go to, but I'm holding off until march break for the open house. I'm applying for residency after I accept my offer and I know it's a lottery system, but does the later you apply for residence affect your chances of getting your top choice??
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Where can I get in?
So I have 150 community hours, grade 8 Valedictorian, Student council 3 years, Free the Children (charity) 3 years, badminton club 2 years, and Improv club 3 years. I am also student body vice-president this year. I have been in two school musicals as well as two large ones with the community.

Applied to Queen's, UBC (Number 1 Choice), UofToronto, UofGuelph, Laurier, UofWaterloo, Ryerson, McGill, and Western on the 5th of December.

Grade 11 Average: 93%
Grade 12 Semester 1 Grades:
History: 94%
Chemistry: 86%
English: 98%
French: 95%

I applied to Philosophy/Political Science depending on the school. (All bachelor of Arts)

What're my chances? Especially to Queen's and UBC? (OR ANYWHERE ELSE).

Thanks so much in advance!
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Application
I applied to 3 different programs at Mcmaster. I read somewhere that they will only give one offer of admission is that true?
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Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread
HEY GUYS 

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
Applying to UBC, UOT , Carleton, McMaster
Hi, I'm applying for SCIENCES as my first choice and Kin as my second. My grade 12 marks are: Bio 12- 89 Chem 12-90 Pre calc 12-91 Eng 12- 82 Law 12- 88 Do I stand a chance?
HAVE YOU BEEN ACCEPTED IN ANY OF THEM AND what was your avg?
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Queens or McMaster Kinesiology?
I am having a hard time deciding between which school would be better for Kinesiology: Queen's or McMaster.
Can you please list some of the pros/cons of each program, and which one they think is better/more reputed (and why)?
Thanks so much!
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When are acceptances for McMaster's Life Science program being sent? Has anyone received one yet?
So I'm currently in grade 12 and I applied for Mcmaster's Life Science program, and I was just wondering if anyone's gotten an acceptance for this program yet? What average did you have if you did? I finished off semester one with a 92.5 percent, which is making me a little nervous. Is that going to be high enough for an acceptance this month or am I going to have to suffer through several months more of anxiety for the March round of acceptances? Thanks!
FUTURE KINESIOLOGY STUDENTS!!!
Hey guys! Just wanted to make a thread to see who has been admitted to a kinesiology program for fall 2016! If you've been admitted, could you please comment which university, when you applied, and your average! Thanks and good luck to everyone!
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AYY GRADE 11s!
Ayyy my buds Grade 11s!

Idk if it's just me or not but Im actually having anxiety about grade 12 and idek how I am going to manage that important year

I actually think no university will accept me and I am actually hoping so much that I will do better next year because my mark right now is so low for my program at my dream school. (MCGILL DESAUTEL) -ughh so crazy. 

So yeah. Comment below about your stress and anxiety if you are in grade 11, Class of 2017! 
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U of Alberta, Calgary or Saskatchewan?
I live in Ontario but my family lives in Kindersley, which is almost four hours away from both Edmonton and Calgary, and about two from Saskatoon. I have applied to their neuroscience and psychology programs and am totally lost on which one to choose. I've never been to Calgary but from what I saw of Edmonton (in about 3 days) I didn't quite like it. But it sure is a lot more prestigious than the other two. However I am planning on going to med school in Calgary after my undergrad. 
So I really need help choosing the undergrad university for starters. Any opinions regarding the residence, quality of education and the city itself would be appreciated.
Thanks
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