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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
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.
Ryerson University Engineering
Is engineering good at ryerson. Please give proper information and not be a troll
Switch easy course to first semester?
People say that I should switch my easy courses to first semester since it'll give me a higher average when apply to university.
Should I consider doing that...?
Am I In For a Surprise?
Just how much harder is uni in contrast to high school? If I am among the top of my class at the moment, can I expect to be a star student in a uni program like western med sci or queens commerce? Is it worth the risk to do an absolutely unemployable, but relatively easy BA at schools like queens, western, or mcgill in pursuit of getting into law school?
Debating Between Mac or York Life Science
Hello!
So I got accepted into several programs I've applied for and shortlisted the following two:

Life Sciences @ Mac
Biomed @ York

I'll be flat out honest in  saying that my goal is medicine. I know that several people applying to any science program anywhere have thought of this at one point. I want to be separate from those people and make my decision wisely with no regrets. Mac was my dream school for a long time and the thought of leaving home and going out to learn has been my all time wishes. However, I have been told that going to York will give me a better environment to maintain a high GPA as I will be staying home. To those out there with experience in the Science field, which one should I choose? Should I listen to my heart (Mac), or to my instinct (York)?
Waterloo's Science and Business (preferably co-op) program
I'm currently going to grade 12 and I'm thinking of applying to University of Waterloo's Science and Business co-op program. Correct me if I'm wrong, this program leads to a BSc Honours Co-op Science and Business.

What jobs are there after this program with that degree? Also, are there a lot of job opportunities?

If anybody is in this program or knows somebody who is, please tell me your/their experience. Thank you!
DO PEOPLE STILL GET INTO THEIR CHOICE PROGRAMS WITHOUT TAKING A "RECOMMENED" course? NEED ADVICE...
Ok so I'm entering grade 11 and I'd like to major in pharmacology or human. Biology to be a pharmacist or doctor. My grade 11 courses are:

Anthropology 11
Chemistry 11
Math 11
Food and culture 11

2nd semester:
English 11
Bio11
Gym
Math12

OK SO I DIDNT TAKE PHYSICS BECAUSE MY SCHEDULE WOULD CHANGE TO:
Physics 
Chemistry
Math
English
For first semester. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A REALLY HEAVY COURSE LOAD!
Like imagine the hw id get each day. BUT AT THE SAME TIME I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD TAKE IT. BUT I ALREADY KNOW THAT ILL HAVE TO TAKE PHYSICS IN UNIVERISTY TO MAJOR IN SCIENCE. 
But I don't really care about that right now, my main priority is actually getting accepted first. Which won't happen unless my marks are high.

ALSO don't tell me any bs about dropping grade 12 math, because I FEEL LIKE ITS A REALLY GOOD IDEA SINCE ILL BE LESS STRESSED IN GRADE 12.

1. DO UNIVERSITIES CARE ABOUT RECCOMMENED COURSES IN TERMS OF ADMISSION?

2. SHOULD I TAKE PHYSICS AND HAVE A TOUGH COURSE LOAD?

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR ADVICE!!

BTW HOW HARD WOULD SUMMER SCHOOL PHYSICS BE?







Innis College Life Sci Admission Average, Food, Scholarships!
I am wondering what the minimum grades would be for life science applicants to get a residence offer at Innis College? I know it is relatively high for engineering students but what is the case for a lifesci student. The program I want to major in is human biology if that makes any difference. 

ALSO how does the food situation work at innis as there is no mandatory meal plan. Is there a grocery store close by? Do students buy partial meal plans in conjunction with making their own food? Do students buy full meal plans anyways or is that not an option? Does everyone just grocery shop at one close by store?

And lastly, does Innis have any admission scholarships going into first year for academic excellence or is the presidents scholarship of 2000 dollars the only scholarship available?
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! ;)
English 12 in 1st or 2nd semester?
I'll be heading into my grade 12 year pretty soon and I'm still debating whether to take english 12 in first or second semester.

The problem is that my english isn't strong. Also, the teacher I have has a marking system of giving out marks with only 5% increments (100%, 95%, 90%, 85%...) which becomes tough when wanting to jump from a B+ to an A-.
I had some trouble with my english provincial in grade 10 so I'm afraid I'll have the same problem for grade 12 (given I have tutor this year). On top of having to deal with a very bias teacher. 

Would it be better to take eng first sem and if anything happens, retake english + provincial or take it in second sem when I self report my grades to UBC/SFU, I can use my grade 11 mark (86%) and hope for the best on my provincial? (note* i will be having the same teacher for both 1st/2nd sem)

Thanks! 

Architecture
Is architecture a good or bad field to get into? Are the long range job prospects good?
Health Science REJECTS :(
so we are all crying lets cry together. what was your average and if you want what was ur supplementary application since we can discuss that now.  and were do you plan on going now?
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
http://bhsc.mcmaster.ca/supp/sample_level1.pdf
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
Is my schedule balanced?
Semester 1:
Advanced Functions
Data Management
English (Online)
Sports/Entertainment  Marketing

Semester 2:
Calculus
English (Day)
International Business
Economics 

Would this schedule allow me to have time to study for each subject, or would it be too burdensome? Also, for those who have taken English online (Peel), are the assignments manageable? I will most likely use my spare in order to work on the assignments, but use my time after school to work on math. Would this work? I am taking English online as a security blanket because it is one of the hardest marking departments at my school and I don't want to risk having a mediocre mark. I will obviously drop before midterms if my marks are lacking, or if I find the work to be to strenuous. 
Is first year general science worth it?
i wanted to go to queens and eventually go to med school or vet school. but then i realized that you have to general science and i know i want to do biochem. so is it the general science worth it or should i apply to other universities that offer biochem from 1st year
Google Docs or Word?
Which one is more preferable to you? And why?

I am planning on trying out Google Docs for this upcoming school year.
Success Breeds Jealousy
Warren Buffet>>>Bill Gates
Goldman Sachs>>>Google
Fashionable businessmen>>>nerdy neckbeards
Sociable businessmen>>>nerdy isolated islands
Varsity Sports>>>programming clubs/Dungeons and Dragons


It's the only reason why they try to put us down.


Health Science at Mcmaster???
Why is Health Science at Mcmaster so competitive compared to other universities like Queens, Western, u of t etc.? Does getting into that program make you "stand out"?
HELP Second thoughts on going into business?!!
Heey everyone. I'm going into grade 12 this year and I am slighly freaking out. So I've been perusing through this site lately and I think it's just freaking me out even more. I really like business (at least I think I do), but I'm worried I won't get a job. There's so many people saying that the business industry is really saturated and that a business degree is one of the most common nowadays. Even at my hs, so many people are going into business. Plus, my mom keeps telling me I'm going to have a hard time getting a job in business because of all the competition. Also, people on yconic keep saying that it's important to get into a top tier business school, but my average last year was around an 88% and I'm not sure if I can get my average up to an 90 this year. I'm for sure gonna work my butt off but that doesn't guarantee that it will happen. Then there's that post on here called like why are business students so optimistic??? which gives me more anxiety.

I don't know if I'm making the right decision by going into business. I think I still have time to switch into nursing? I took uni bio11 last year, so that would mean I would have to take chem11 first semester, and then bio12 and chem12 second semester. Is nursing less saturated than business and am I more likely to get a job? I'm not the biggest fan of the medical industry, but then again business isn't really my main passion either. 

Sorry for the extremely long post. I just need peoples' opinions on this. I'm a mess, literally. It's just everything is coming up so quickly and I thought I had my goals planned out, but now I'm contemplating and having second thoughts. Please no harsh comments. Thanks in advance..
Waterloo Application
Hi, i'm going to be applying to the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO this year. I'm thinking of applying to the following waterloo programs, in the following priority list. 

1. Computer Science
2. Computer Engineering
3. Mechatronics
4. Nanotechnology 

I'm predicting my average to be around 92% (with 98% - 100%  in Grade 12 physics, Calculus Advance functions) 

How many programs can you apply to at Waterloo? I'm n Ontario student. 
Harvard Medical School right after High School? MCAT? SAT?
Hi everyone! I am currently in Grade 10 Pre-IB in Canada. I want to pursue a medical career at Harvard Medical School in the future but I was confused on the different tests out there such as MCAT. Which grade would you guys recommend taking the MCAT? As well, is it possible to get into the Medical School right after high school? Much appreciated if someone can reply to those questions :)
Queens or Western University?
Hey! I'm going into grade 12 this fall with an an average of 86, and I'm pursuing law in the future. I think I want to do my BA in psychology. Does anyone know the current prerequisites for this path? Or do you have any suggestions on which university I should look further into?