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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
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!
Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread

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
UBC: Okanagan Campus
I'm interested in applying to UBC as an undergrad (will be taking a BA in physics) and was wondering if the Okanagan campus is as good as the Vancouver campus. I only plan on taking my first year (with more general courses) there, however, I have heard that it's full of drugs? The last place I want to end up is a school with apathetic students...
What are the chances of success of a student that wants to apply to an accounting program in a university, but has not taken accounting at all. I am a hardworking student and is good at all the other subjects. It would help if an accounting student answered this.
OUAC 101 open!
The OUAC 101 application opened today. I am a returning student, but my code does not work! My code from last year doesn't work for me. Do I need to get a new one? I need to get my application submitted ASAP to Waterloo for winter admissions! Has anybody who's been in this situation able to provide me with some advice?
Do highschool grades actually matter to how well you do in undergrad?
Are there any ppl here that got 60s, 70s and low 80s in high school with a gpa between 3.5-4.0 in university?
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.
Favourite YouTube Celebrity
Who is your favourite YouTube Celebrity?

I like Peter Chao, that guy is hilarious! I also enjoy watching Ray William Johnson, luanlegacy and College Humor.‏
University Application Essay Tips
For some programs I am applying to (for example, McMaster's Health Sciences) they require a supplementary application essay. This is open ended with a maximum of 1500 characters (or 250-300 words).

What are some things to NOT write about and what are some tips? Friends from the U.S. are telling me that writing about volunteer work, jobs, trips to Africa, etc. are very cliché and that I shouldn't write about them. 

Please help me I am in danger of failing
I have a 54% in grade 9 English and I have no idea what I am doing wrong if someone could please send me some advice I would appreciate it so much because I haven't gotten a mark lower than a "B" in my entire life! Please help!
What are my chances?

Hi, my current grade for my first semester grades of grade 12 is 88-89% average, and I was wondering if it is high enough to get in biological sciences in both UofA and UofC

Any help is appreciated and please do help! I really need it! Thank you for any help and please comment below

Rotman Commerce Acceptance
How hard is it to get into Rotman Commerce for Accounting? Does anyone have the minimum grade or EC for the cutoff?
Which political party?
Ive been volunteering and helping out my local candidate for the upcoming elections. I'm under 18 so I won't be able to vote in the upcoming election. however, I was just wondering what party do most of you here on this forum support? I want to start positive political discussion. Please be approriate and don't put others down because everyone is entitled to their views. Don't attack the person themselves. Thank you and hope to hear your response.
Which universities gives me the highest GPA?
I am a person who took an extra year of high school to improve my grades. I got accepted into u of t life sci and I accepted the offer but after reading the HORRIBLE reviews about UofT and told my dad "NOPE" and stayed back. Im really thinking about getting into a professional school in the future so in order based on opinions uve read or heard or know which schools are the so-called easier schools that allow me that high gpa i need to acquire. I am a low 80s student if u want to take that into consideration.
Anybody know any links to sites with big scholarships? Ive applied to a few places but still looking for more.
Queen's Con-Ed 2015 graduate here
I'm finally in my last week of my B.Ed here at Queen's - finished my B.A in Film and Media Studies in 2014. PJ teacher (meaning I am qualified to teach K-6). Got picked up by a private international school in Dubai at TORF, A Queen's University run Teaching Overseas Recruitment Fair. 

This forum really helped me out when I was entering the program back in 2010 so I figure maybe I could help if any of you are interested in my program/path. I am willing to answer any questions that you might have about the program and such :D
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
University of Waterloo
what do i have to do to get a high chance of getting into Waterloo for geography and aviation. please help. i just want a know of a high chance of getting in to University of Waterloo.
The importance of extracurriculars
I have a 95 average, but I don't have many extracurriculars. I'm applying to universities this year. I'm thinking about applying to Waterloo, McMaster and UOIT for engineering. How much will not having many extracurriculars hurt my chances of getting accepted? I am a regular volunteer at a retirement home, and i am participating in the mcmaster engineering olympics. Do these count as extracurriculars?
University of Toronto Computer Engineering
I'm confused as to a few things
1) Does grade 11 matter or affect your admission?
2) What average should I be looking at?
3) Is electrical engineering and computer engineering the same at u of t?
4) What can i do to raise my chances of getting accepted?
5) Should I commute or res?

Thanks i advance
The Official Canadian Undergraduate Social Pyramid (CUSP)
Canadian Undergraduate Social Pyramid  -- CUSP
1. McGill University
2. Western University
3. UBC 
----------------------------------------------------^The Elites 
U of A, Waterloo, McMaster, Queens, U of T
----------------------------------------------------^High Class 
The rest 
----------------------------------------------------^Middle Class 
Regina, Saskatchewan, U of Guelph
----------------------------------------------------^Low Class 
Ryerson, Lakehead, Carleton, Brock U
----------------------------------------------------^Les Miserables (Slaves)
Algoma, Royal Roads, MacEwan
----------------------------------------------------^Animal Kingdom
EDIT : Top 3 based on entering averages of 2014/2015
Where do you belong? Leave a comment down below!
Level II Biochemistry?
Hi everyone :) I'm really interested in the Level II Biochemistry program at Mac. I realized I would have to take first year life sci, and I was wondering if I will be ok if I don't take grade 12 physics? I don't have plans to take it currently but I'm considering switching my schedule if it will make my life that much easier in university. Also, does anyone know how the biology classes are? If I can get kinda squeamish over some stuff, will I be ok in biochemistry or am I gonna hate it?!
I'm a Canadian studying at an Ivy League school - Ask Me Anything
Basically what the title says. I find that people--especially Canadians--hold a lot of misconceptions regarding what it means to go to an Ivy League or Ivy-calibre school. People on this forum also love to throw around terms like prestige, liberal arts degrees, connections, success, wealth, etc. in their discussions, especially when the Ivy League is brought up or when people are fighting about which business program is the best. I thought I could answer a few questions and clear up a few things about the Ivy League and what it actually means in the real world. I'm not a freshman/1st year so I stopped seeing everything with rose-coloured glasses like I used to when I first got here.

About me:

Sex: Male

Program/Major: History, but I'm also completing the requirements for medical school.

High school: Regular public high school in Ontario. No AP or IB. My 4 year average was 94%, with course marks ranging from 83-99%. I did a lot of extracurriculars in high school and I had a couple of leadership roles. My teachers also really liked me so I was able to get good letters of recommendation from them. My school isn't known for sending kids to the US at all.

SAT/ACT scores: 2140 (out of 2400) and 35 (out of 36).

I did not get in because of money or connections. I come from a middle-class family, and most of the $60,000 cost of attendance per year is covered by my school's generous financial aid policy. I pay about $8000 a year for tuition and room + board.

So go ahead. Ask me anything. I'm currently studying for midterms so I'll try to answer when I can.