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which engineering program should I choose?!
I really really need help with a decision , I can't decide between McGill, u oft , UBC, or Waterloo for engineering .
I am wanting to do a general first year but  I'm thinking more towards biomedical engineering . I've been accepted to all 4 , Waterloo BME, Uoft engsci, McGill bioengineering, and UBC general engineering . Any opinions and thoughts on which one o should go to. I would also like to do grad school after this degree and possibly go into research at hopefully a top is school so I'm interested in the best research oppurtunities , program depth, and gpa I could get , (eng sci for example would trash my gpa so I'm worried about that for graduate school) 
Any and all thoughts and opinions would be appreciated I really don't want to make the wrong choice . 
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High School Class of 2017 Offers of Admission
Hey guys! So I wanted to make an application thread to keep things organized. That way, it is easier for others to see when people are being accepted and in which programs. Hope this helps!

Please include in your post:
-Program and Post-Secondary Institution
-Date of Application
-Date of Offer
-Admission Average (Grade 11, Grade 12 first semester- basically whatever was used in determining admission qualifications)
-Any other information that you deem is important 

Good luck guys!
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Accepted to Life Sciences - University of Toronto
Just wanted to post this now, I know UofT only sends out acceptances in February and on. 

Please keep to this format:
- Date of Acceptance
- Gr. 11 average
- Gr. 12 final
- College
- Specialization/Major after 1st year
- Accepting it?

Make sure to follow the thread to get a notification once acceptance starts!

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McMaster Health Science Program-2017 Applicants
Hey guys, 
I am going into grade 12 in September. I have been doing a lot of soul searching about what kinds of programs and stuff I wish to apply to. One of my top choices is McMaster Health Sciences and I'm sure it is many other peoples top choices as well. Ever since I was young i knew I wanted to do something in the health field, mainly to help other people out. I have always LOVED science, especially biology and chemistry. We can use this discussion page to talk about the program and stuff. 

These are my other top programs:
-Life Sciences at McMaster
-Medical Sciences at Western
-Health Sciences at Western
-Biochemistry at Western 
-Biomedical Science at Waterloo

If anyone was or is in McMaster's Health Science program, I was wondering what do you think makes a successful applicant? How did you decide to enter this program?

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Western Med Sci: Just finished 3rd year, cumulative 4.0, AMA
Basically what I said above. I just finished my third year at Western Med Sci! I know choosing a university is tough (I had a really tough time choosing) and trying to determine how you'll do at university is stressful, but let me know what questions you have and I'll do my best to answer them! 

Also, despite being in third year, I can definitely answer questions about first year and all other years. I've been pretty engaged with helping out first years, so I know a decent amount about all years (or at least I like to think I do haha).

Update: I just got into med school, so feel free to ask those questions as well.  
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York University Computer science Acceptances??
Hey everyone, I was just wondering if anyone heard anything from york for computer science after one semester marks were submitted. I'm a bit worried. My marks are 
Advance Function 85%
English 82%
Data Management 84%
Computer Science 95% 
Physic 60%

Do you think I'll hear something from them this month?
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Data Management vs Calculus
Which class do people tend to do better in data management or calculus?
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2017 Waterloo Engineering Applicants
Hello everyone!

I've decided to create a thread all Waterloo Engineering hopefuls could contribute to.

Please include in your post:
• The discipline you're applying to
• Your average (you can be more specific about the breakdown if you'd like)
• Any extracurricular activities, awards, distinctions, jobs, volunteer experience, etc.
• Anything else you believe is relevant! 

Later next year when offers start rolling out, I'm sure a new thread can be created, good luck to all!

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Help!!! McMaster repeats
I'm finishing my last year of college right now and I applied to McMaster for Med Rad and Life Sci 

When I graduated high school, my school went on strike so we were out of school for la bit over a month, so when we got back, we learned half our curriculum in 20 days and my grades dropped, so I retook Chem, and I took English in school and online(bc they wouldn't let me drop it) so I have 2 repeats and now I was just redid bio so my average would go up but that makes 3 repeats (I have an 89.8 without the 3rd repeated class)

And mac says this :  Normally, for students who have repeated up to two courses, the highest mark reported will be used in the calculation of the Admission average. Students who have repeated more than two courses or individual courses more than twice may be asked by the Admissions Office to provide a letter detailing any extenuating circumstances that may have led to the need to repeat multiple courses. However, it should be noted that all programs have enrolment limits and we reserve the right to give priority to students who meet all course and grade requirements on their first attempt. 

 I read somewhere that they won't even consider me but I think the strike is an extenuating circumstance
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When do Early acceptances start?
When do early acceptances start for UOttawa and When do they send most of their offers.
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For those who have been admitted to University of Alberta in 2017 - This thread can be for us to get to know each other and go through the next steps in the application process together.

Please specify which program and campus.

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Do Universities take your school mark or your blended school and provincial mark for English 12?
I applied to Western, Queens, UBC, SFU and Mcmaster. I finished with a 91 average with an 80% in English 12 :( I feel like I had a strong provincial but from my past exams, I'm scared I may have screwed something up. I was wondering if Universities take your school English grade or the blended mark.


- Also, when do the provincial marks even come out?
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Just got accepted to Queen's Engineering
I had a 94 average in grade 12 first semester, an overall average of 93 in grade 11 and I wrote a PSE. WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO
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Waterloo vs. McGill
Hey guys! I know it is still early but I'm realizing that I will have a hard time deciding what program to choose come late May. My two top choices at this moment are McGill mechanical engineering and Waterloo mechatronics. I am considering a career in automotive design/engineering.

-love Montreal
-school spirit
-nightlife/social scene
-international reputation
-slightly cheaper
-might be better for applying to grad schools
-have visited and feels like a good fit (happy)
-doesn't have waterloo's co-op
-less ready for workplace after undergrad
-cold and snowy

-mechatronics is a cool program
-marketable to employers after undergrad
-earn money during co-ops
-get to try different jobs in a sector that interests me
-get to experience different places during work terms
-pretty much everything related to co-op
-more difficult (rumored to be at least)
-city of Waterloo (not as good as Montreal)
-less happy (potentially)
-having to apply for placements while busy with school
-less social life

I am stuck because I feel that co-op would be so valuable for me, but I am also someone who works much better when they are happy (and I feel I would be much happier at McGill) and wants undergrad to be fun (another area that McGill gets the edge).

Other side notes that might be worth considering are that I want to join the formula sae design team, and that I'm also considering UT mech eng.

If anyone could give me input or advice on the matter I would be forever grateful!

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How to get scholarship in Canadian universities for masters in civil engineering.
I completed my undergraduate course (civil engineering) in june 2014 with 70% and two internships. I worked as a site engineer for a period of 8months. Then I got a contractual job of a lecturer on August 2015 ( I still am working on the same job). Now I plan to study in Canada (with good scholarship) what chance do I have for scholarships and how should I apply? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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How important is grade 11 marks to apply universities? Am I going to be accepted?
I am a current grade 12 student in Ontario, I have applied to 
University of Waterloo --Accounting
University of Toronto(st.George)--Statistics
McMaster University --Statistics
University of Alberta --Ecology

I know that the universities that I have applied requires high average marks, but some of my marks are really low. So that I'm worried about if I will be accept.
Here's some of my marks:
Grade 11:
Advanced Function: 95
Grade 12:
Advanced Function:95
Vector and Calculus:90
Interd­isciplinary Studies:70
Currently taking and expected marks:
Data management:85
Business Leadership:85
I know my mark of grade 12 chemistry is really bad..So I'm worried about if my low grade 11 marks and my chemistry mark will effect me negatively. University of Alberta says that I'm not admissible for the program I applied to since I don't have a competitive average..so What's the average of getting in these universities? Do you think I can get the offers? When?
Laurier BBA acceptances for 2017!
I'm starting this forum to see when people are getting accepted to Laurier's BBA program for 2017 If you're accepted, please comment your average, if you completed the ABS form and how many ec's you have. Thanks!
Computer Science at UOIT or Waterloo
So I'm at bit of a pinch here.

My grade 11 marks were
Computer Science-70
Chemistry 90
English 80

Do you think i can still make it to universities such as UOIT or Waterloo for computer science if i do well in grade 12? if not, what other credible universities are there?

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Waterloo vs Uoft
hey friends,
just got my acceptance letter for computer engineering at both uoft and waterloo. Average of acceptance was 93. Which school is better overall?
Waterloo Biomedical Engineering 2017 applications/admissions
Hey so I got into Waterloo BME a couple of days ago and I was wondering if anyone else here had gotten in or wanted to discuss the program?
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UWO Medical Science (possibly with Scholars Electives) vs McGill Life Sciences vs McMaster Health Sciences
Hey, I've recently gotten in into UWO Medical Sciences and McGill Life sciences (still waiting on Mac Health Sci). I also applied for scholar's electives at UWO (who knows if Ill get that though). Of these three options which would you most recommend for someone who wants a good premed undergrad but also a decent social life?
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Suspensions from High School HELP (Not accepted yet...)
Hey guys, 

I was wondering if universities see high school suspensions. I was suspended for 10 days in grade 9, 8 days in grade 10, and 3 days in grade 11. I have a 97.83 average right now (I go to a non-semestered school) and last year I had a 98.3%. I'm honestly freaking out right now because I've only applied to 3 program: Waterloo Biomedical Engineering and Software Engineering and Health Sci at McMaster. I haven't been accepted to anything yet, are the universities seeing my suspension record or something??? Please help me someone...
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