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U of T Engineering/Physical Science 2016 chances?
Here are my grade 11 marks:
english 11: 91
Math 11: 98
calculus 12: 100
advanced functions 12: 100
physics 11: 99 (took it in grade 10)
chemistry 11: 97
biology 11: 95
Sociology 12: 94
I also did well on a variety of contests (csmc, SIN contest, Avogadro) and I got an internship from York.

Would I have a chance of getting in next year if I apply to something like EngSci or Physics and maintain my gr 12 marks like I did in gr 11? Any extra advice?
Laurier BBA/BSc 3rd Year Student, Ask Away!
Hello all,

I am just ending my fourth year at WLU in the BBA/BSc Computing Co-op program. If you have any questions (even regarding standard BBA or BBA/BA) please feel free to ask away and I will try to get a quick response to any of your questions! Please refrain from asking questions about bird courses or for information that is CLEARLY better answered by someone at the Registrar's Office.

**This is a continuation of my thread from last year so if you search through it a lot of your questions may already be answered.**

Quick about me:
-Worked as an Instructional Assistant for CP104/114
-Lived in Waterloo College Hall for first year residence
-In co-op, 3 terms under my belt (Government and 2 in S&T, looking do my final in S&T again)
-No prior computer science experience before this program
-Played intramural ice hockey and ball hockey

Why I chose Laurier:
-Much cheaper compared to schools that offer similar programs (ex. Queen's, Ivey)
-Co-op program
-Small community feel of the campus, always bump into someone you know
-Great business school, and new building on its way
-Good distance from home while not being too far away

Hope to see you soon future Goldenhawks!

Easier to get into: Ivey or Queens?
Given that I will have a 90+ average and my ec's are: Fundraising committee, deca exec, varsity lacrosse, link crew and work as a lifeguard 
& I'm really good at English and writing essays so I'll be able to sell myself well 
Is it possible to fake ECs when applying to University
I am not talking about major extra curriculars but some typical ones like being part of
a chess club for 2 years when you were not. Would this be risky?
Entering grade 12 mega-thread
So this thread is for people who just finished grade 11 and will be applying to uni in the fall, post your grade 11 average and top three choices!

Me: grade 11 average--89.5
Top 3: Ivey/Queens (tied) and Laurier
Will I get early acceptance by this plan from these universities next year?

I'm gonna be grade 12 next year. I signed up for English in July & Data Management in August for summer school, and I will take Chemistry, Exercise Science & Adv. Functions in the first semester plus Biology & Calculus in the second semester.

My question is that will I get early acceptance from the following universities by having 5 courses before February? :
1. MacMaster Life Sci
2. Western Medical Sciences
3. Guelph Biomedical sciences
4. U of T Life Sci

Thank you.
Undergraduate institution reputation for MBA admissions matter?
I know an undergraduate degree is usually sufficient to get a good job in business. However, I don't have the grade 12 math requirements to enter these programs. I plan on doing a BA first and then applying for an MBA after a couple of years of work. My question is, do you think where I go for my undergrad will have any impact on my chances of admission? For example, are a Brock and Mcmaster BA graduate treated equally? I noticed on the class profiles of Western's MBA program that all of the undergraduate schools represented were from top schools (i.e. UofT, Queens, McGill etc.) I should also add I intend to apply to top US schools, if that makes any difference. Any opinions?
Computer Science
Hey, I am going into grade 12 this coming September and I will be applying for Computer science and software engineering. My courses are: adv function, English, Chem, physics, computer science, and calculus & vectors. I was wondering what language I should learn so I will be ahead when starting university. I currently know most of JavaScript and I am really into app and web development!

Thank you!
When should I get a laptop?
Entering grade 12 this fall and will be taking online courses and ILC courses throughout this summer and the school year. 

Should I save up and buy a laptop this summer (as im doing courses during both months and will be out most of the time, summer school, library, vacation), buy it semester 1 grade 12 (could use during class, lunch), or just wait till next summer (for post secondary) ? 

Also, do you guys have any recommendations? Budget is around $2000, and will be studying either business or nursing. Thanks !
AMA Request: Summer Co-op/Intern at a Big 4 Accounting Firm
I and many others on this forum are pursuing a CPA designation and would probably want to work at a big 4 firm. I think it would be beneficial if someone who is currently working there this summer or recently worked there as a student could answer some questions for us.
What are some good ECs I can do before applying to University?
So far in high school I did only a few ECs

I have been playing piano for many years now, over 6
Robotics (FRC) - 1 year
Archery - 1 year
2 math contests
I volunteered during the 2014 municipal election
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! ;)
Is ryerson engineering good?
I have noticed that the engineering admission cut offs have become very high... is this schools engineering programs good/ reputable.
Would volunteering abroad look good on a uni app on a prestigious business school essay?
I've always wanted to volunteer in Africa for an orphanage or something. I am planning on going in December and I was just wondering if this would count as a good EC to write about for business programs in universities like Queen's, Western, Schulich, Laurier etc. Thank you!
CPA or CFA First?
I am looking through the programs that Waterloo offers and there are two programs interested me: the Accounting and Financial Management, and the Biotechnology/CPA.

If I take the former, I can be a CPA/CFA. However, if I take the latter, I could only be a CPA. But the thing is, I want to do something related to science as well as business. I love technology so biotech is for me. That is set. The dilemma I am having is that should I go CFA first (I need to give up my biotech) or CPA first.

Which one is better off for me? Will I benefit from having accounting background before I get my CFA? 

I want a CFA because it is recognizable around the globe unlike CPA.

What should I do??????
How fun was your high school?
Did you guys go out a lot?
Did your school have a lot of parties?

I hated my high school. Absolutely dead. No school spirit or fun. There were never any house parties. I've wasted 4 years of my life in the shittest school ever. It was all work and no play.

I can't wait for uni.
Hey! Anyone with OSAP Questions Read Here First!
(Mods: Request this is stickied to the top of this forum)

OSAP is an enormous program and causes thousands of students grief each year. We're all students. We've gone through it with you.

Check out this link before you post here. People had thousands of questions and they were answered there. That should have anything you need regarding deadlines, probation terms, and more.

There is also this great resource I encourage you to visit: http://osaphelp.blogspot.ca/

And look, I'm in a giving mood: here is the link to the OSAP Aid Calculator. No one here can tell you how much you'll get from OSAP: we don't work for OSAP nor do we know any magical secret formulas to get you more money. Use the calculator to enter your expenses and they'll give you an estimate on what you could get for your student loan.

If you're going to post anything, read that link first!
2 courses in the second semester. Is it bad for university?

I'm gonna be grade 12 next year, and I have three courses in the second semester which are Canada History, Calculus & Biology. 

I will drop Canada History because I don't need the credit anyways, so my question is do universities care about how many courses students have? I mean like will it affect my university application? I will apply for McMaster Life Sci & Western & probably Guelph.

P.S: In the first semester, I have Chemistry, Fitness, Adv. Functions & Exercise Science 
Waterloo admisson :/
Hi guys

I really want to know if Waterloo looks at grade 11 marks. I got an average of 60% in the pre requisites, and failed in physics (which im going to go for summer school for) only because I had huge problems (i dont live with my family). I had math, chemistry, physics and accounting in my first semester. I had computer tech, communication tech, gym and english in the second semester and I got a 92% average now. I'm going to grade 12 this year and my dream is to get into Waterloo. I really don't know if I can get in because some people told me they look at grade 11 marks. I would love to know the percentage I would need to get for my chances in getting into Waterloo would be great. Thank you so much taking the time reading this.
Med School in the UK from high school Q&A
A small number of high school students from Canada goes abroad every year to medical school in the UK around 80 or so each year. Around 300 (mostly people who have finished undergrad) go to Ireland each year. Many of them want to return to Canada, go to the US or stay in the UK. Depending on your route, you might want to know more about the difficulties you might face including residency, completing, studying in a different country.

I'm currently a 2nd year studying medicine in the UK, I've done a lot of research into residencies, the difficulties an IMG will face etc etc. So if you have questions, PM me or post on this topic.

I've already submitted in all my OSAP stuff,  but for the money deposit choice, I put my parents bank account information because I don't have my own individual bank account yet. Is that allowed? And I'm planning to make my own bank account soon, so when that happens am I allowed to transfer the OSAP money to my new bank account?
Western's WISE program
Has anyone applied to, is going to apply to or has done the program in the past? If so what was your experience in the program and/or if you haven't don't it before what course would you like to take?
Please Help this confused Singaporean
Hello guys, I have recently graduated from highschool, and I want to apply to a university in Canada for computer science or mathematics.
I studied under Singapore Cambridge A level systems, and my grades were as followed
Maths H2 - A 
Chemistry H2 - B
Physics H2 - B ( all because of my poor lab grades)
Econs H2 - C ( wish I paid more attention)
General Paper H1 - C. ( an English subject, not sure if recognized anywhere outside Singapore)
Luckily, I can compensate for my poor General Paper result with my IELTS - I have 8.0. 
So I want to ask which school should I apply for, will I be qualified for schools like UBC Okanagan, SFU, Waterloo? I dont think my parents will fund McGrill or UofT tuition fee, so I omit them from the list. I am really lost right now as my family is really angry at my result. I wish that I had a better mindset in the past and tried harder. I would really appreciate if anyone could give me any advice! Thanks in advance. 
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 acceptance revoking - how scared should I be?
I was accepted into the physics co-op program with an 85% average, but my final average is a 79% - and yes it is as a result of important marks dropping aka calc and chem, both of which I ended with a 70%. I am absolutely terrified. but also can hardly believe that one percent is going to decide my future. What do you think or know? also, what are the logistics of taking a summer course to up my average, for example I only needed two sciences in my top 6, so I can take earth and space to replace chemistry if that would help?