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$500 "Ultimate Study Tip" Community Contest
Love them or hate them, exams are a part of student life. We want to know what your "ultimate study tip" is that helps you get through (and ace) them! 

Essentially we’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing academic year. Whether it’s “Don't leave it to the last minute” or “Memorize facts with a song”, we want to hear from you. There’s a $500 cash prize up for grabs!* 

How to Enter: 
Simply comment below using your real name with, “My Ultimate Study Tip Is:” followed by the piece of advice you think will help other members as they prepare for exams.

Deadline to enter is January 29, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.  

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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.
College Transfer - CPA seeker - University recommendations

Hey guys,

Looking for a little advice here, and I expect some elitist remarks, lol.

Due to family circumstances several years ago I took a 3 year business accounting in college instead of attending the universities that I was initially accepted to. I graduated with a 91 average, with most business and accounting courses being over 94%. I had the necessary 12U grades and averages to attend university though.

My issue is this, I've been working full time in the field for a few years helping to support my ill family member, and I have been taking part time university courses (through Laurentian) working towards a degree. This has been a slow process, and I feel that my time is best spent by attending an institution full time to finish faster, so I can complete the PEP and write the CFE, and honestly I don't think Laurentian is a great institution to begin with.

It seems that every university that I am interested in attending (that accepts transfer credits), McMaster, Laurier, UofT, etc only grant transfers for the first year, and plunk you in year 2 to finish the (4 year) program. These institutions are accredited, and offer post grads to exempt the first 4-5 modules of the PEP process.

The exception being UOIT, which offers to place you in year 3 of their 4 year program (with the possibility of having to take a couple additional CPA accounting courses from year 1 and 2). Their program is also accredited, and their post grad offers similar exemptions as well.

My girlfriend (spouse to be) has been successful in her career, and is pressuring me to have kids, get married, etc. (lol) in the next few years.

I am interested in joining a large accounting firm (Big 4, or 5-6) to gather some audit/tax experience for a few years before transitioning into a controllership role in the private sector, unless I fall in love with public accounting.

My question is twofold.

1. Does anyone have any recommendations of universities that may offer a better transfer credit package (in Ontario), that may be better than UOIT?

2. Would finishing my degree through UOIT be that much of a detriment to my long term career goals? If I continue to achieve high marks and standards.

Thank you all for reading, and commenting.

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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Rejection from the University of Waterloo / University of Toronto
If you get rejected from the University of Waterloo, please visit this link:


If you get rejected from the University of Toronto, please visit this link:


Enjoy. Please hit that "Yes" button if you found this useful.
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5th Year BBA/BMath Double Degree - AMA
Now that I have some time this term I'm open to answering any questions you might have about the DD programs at UW or WLU. I can also answer any questions you have about the BBA program at Laurier or Math at UW.

If you don't have specific questions, read my other thread (buried somewhere between forum changes) for my thoughts on most common questions bout the program.

A little about me:
- 5 work terms completed. I have worked in Toronto (Bay St) and New York (Wall St)
- Majoring in Mathematical Optimization (Operations Research) and Finance

Applying to Ivey
I am currently enrolled at Brock University for the Bachelor of Accounting program and in my first year of studies. If I wanted to completed the BAcc degree and get the masters as well (MAcc) would I still be eligible to apply to Ivey HBA?

Is rotman really strict with their calc and English marks?
I have a 88% average right now but my calc and English are only mid 70s. I'm trying to pull them both up to a 80 for queens commerce. But my main choice is Schulich and I'm taking data as well and that mark is very high. I'm doing really bad in vectors (we haven't done calc yet) so I don't think I can pull off a mid 80s. So should I not apply for rotman? I don't want to go there, but I thought it would be a backup until I saw you needed certain marks for English and calc.
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BUSINESS vs Engineering
I know this is subjective; but I need different point of views.
 lets say Im an average student; trying to decide between industrial engineering and business/economics. Which one would bring me a better future?(career,money...) what do you guys think?

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Could I get into an ivey league business school?
Extra curriculars

-qualified for Olympic trials in swimming
-qualified for senior nationals in swimming
-team captain on swim teams in school and outside school
-level 8 clarinet player
-sectional leader in band
-member of a leadership summit
-exec on athletic council
-won a city arts competition

I have a job at a drug store, and have a 92% average right now. Right now i'm in gr 11, but I want to know if I'm on the right track to be where I want to be.

Media Studies
I really want to work in a company about advertising or media... But ..nowadays its being hard to find a job. Do you think its even harder to earn money if I study something like media ? Should I start with an undergrad business program not to risk my future? and then maybe I can still  work for a  magazine,TV channel etc? sounds possible?
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multicultural??I really wanna know
Which schools have a multicultural environment?
I know UBC McGill and U of T are the ones.
Any other? Western maybe? 
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BMath/BBA Double Degree student - Ask anything
Just like the topic says.

I am a BMath/BBA double degree student currently in my 4th year.

If you have any questions at all about admissions, co-op, courses, competition, work load, etc. just let me know either here or in a PM and I'll do my best to answer them.

I can also answer things about Laurier's BBA program or UW's Math programs.

top 6
hello everyone
Im not canadian so can you please explain me what " top 6" is ? I am trying to understand the admission requirements. Im sorry to ask such a basic thing but I am confused. Also, do they only  look at high school  senior year grades when appyling for an undergrad degree? or do they look at the average GPA of 4 years of highschool?

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UBC Vancouver vs. UBC Okanagan
Is there a big difference between the two in terms of getting accepted to grad school later on? My dad thinks that if I want to apply to schools out of the country--Oxford/Cambridge/etc. (not necessarily that I want to, but just leaving that option open I guess) I would be smarter to go to UBC V than UBC O. But I've been taking a look at the courses offered and I think the UBCO courses sound more interesting, funnily enough. Also the whole campus looks really nice. What should I do?
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urgent help!
I kno I got rejected for early admission for uofa and my to do list for beartrack it says "we have requested your June 2016 results."

If uofa is reevaluating me in March or so, shouldn't request my January transcript?

Does that mean I won't be reevaluated in March for standard admission?

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First Year ECE at uWaterloo AMA
I remember roaming through these forums just a short year ago, and I'm here to give back. I know everyone is going to ask about my admission average, 90.5%, with some extracurriculars such as robotics club, some intramural sports teams, etc. I did not do any math/cs competitions.  

Before you ask any questions, I highly recommend looking at some of these links:

Besides, that, ask away! 
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how does McGill calculate top 6 with missing prerequisites?
I've already sent in all of my applications but as I've been reading some threads posted here from previous years I'm starting to worry about whether I will be accepted or not.

 I am applying to arts at McGill, but my school is semestered and I have English second semester. I heard that they will look at grade 11 marks to replace any grade 12 prerequisite that is not complete, but my case is a little bit odd.

 Basically, I thought it was a good idea to take grade 12 computer science when I was in grade 10 and ended up with a 63% but was assured that it would not count towards my top 6 for university. I will have 6 grade 12 credits at the end of this semester, 5 of which averaging out to ~89 to 91 but with that 63 my average gets bumped dangerously low.

 I've heard people say that McGill would substitute grade 11 English as my 6th mark because I don't have grade 12 English yet, bumping the low mark out of my average, but I don't want to take any chances. Any advice is greatly appreciated. thanks :)
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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 George Brown College, uOttawa and UOIT and I am aiming for a 92% average.
Ryerson University Bachelor of Arts Acceptance!!!!
Hello. For Ryerson U, what averages would most likely lean towards acceptance for the arts program? I'm thinking history, politics, and criminology. I know mid to high 70's are required but Ryerson only looks at grades and no ecs. This worries me. I'll have a low 80 average and am applying generally, NOT early accpetance. Thanks.
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!

2nd Year Queen's Commerce - Ask Away!
Hey guys, this forum helped me out a lot in high school. If you wanna know anything about the Commerce program, let me know.
How to get high marks in high school
Hey guys,
I have a 92 average in high school currently. However to make it to most engineering programs, you need upwards of 95%. Does anyone know how I can get stellar high school grades. Some people recommend private school, but I know that they are looked down upon for admissions. With that in mind, does anyone have any tips on how I can attain such a high average. Perhaps any high schools within Toronto that are not academically rigorous. If any students on this forum looking at this post had a high high school average, please share your experiences below!
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