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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
Business Programs: What are your expected Top 6 Grades?
I'm not here to judge or anything. I want to let people figure out where they stand in the acceptance of the program that they want to get into!

List your Top 6 Marks (expect marks if not yet completed the course) or just your Top 6 Avg.
Also please list the program(s) you plan to go to!

All are welcomed for discussion on your opinion of what grades you may need for each program.
High School Class of 2016 Offers of Admissions
The Applications thread is pretty cluttered so I was thinking we could start this thread to make it easier to view when others are accepted to programs you've applied to! 

Please include in your post:
- Program
- Date of offer
- Date of application
- Admission average (Grade 11, first semester, second semester midterm - whatever was used in determining admission qualifications)
- Province
- Any supplementary information (Ex. ECs if they're required on application, predictions about quality of essays/responses)
- Any other information you deem appropriate!

Good luck guys!
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2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Contact: elizabethsflower@gmail.com 

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 (:

See you at UBC in September!
Which university??
i applied for Bsc in psychology at UTM,, York and Waterloo and i applied for life sciences at UOIT.

 Which university is better in terms of opportunities? I know if i go to Waterloo there is a co-op option. What are some pros and cons i should consider

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International student, minor accommodations?

I am an international student and will be attending CS @ uWaterloo Fall 2016. My birthday is in October, however and when I reach Canada I will remain 17 for another month.

What will I have to do to get a visa because of this?
Shad Valley 2016 wait list
Hey guys! I got my letter saying I've been waitlisted for shad 2016. I decided to make a post and see if we could all kinda talk and things until we all get our final fate ?
Brock BAcc Acceptances
I haven't seen any posts dedicated to just Brock acceptances. Wondering what people had as their averages for early acceptance, and when the next round of acceptances are going out.
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First wave of regular admissions?
Now that ontario universities have received our marks through OUAC, when will the first wave of regular admission take place? Like how long does it take to process those marks?
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UTSC Management
I got into UTSC management today, well at least that's what it says on the joinID website. There's a 'congrats' banner and status says admitted. When i click it though, it says 'application under review'. Also, the offer doesn't show up on the OUAC. Anyone in this position>
U of T kin or Mcmaster's?
Hey guys! I've gotten accepted to both programs but I am undecided and unsure as to where I should go. Any help will be appreciated!

P.s I'd like to obtain at least a 3.5 GPA in the program.
Need help with college????
Hi everyone. 

I am in grade 12 and plan on applying to college, specifically seneca or humber. After college I plan on going to university.

To get into university after college should my high school courses be University?

Is it bad if i took most courses College level? 

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Urban Planning Chances!!!
My marks are as followed: 
English 88
Law 85
History 83 (Won't be in my top 6) 
Data Management 88

This semester I am taking: 
Peer mentoring (University class taking place of a religion credit) projected grade: 90
Business, economics and french all with a projected grade of at least 85. 

I applied to Waterloo planning and Ryerson Planning, based on grades alone do you think I would have a chance? 
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@Western Students
1. How long does it take to walk from one end of campus to the other?

2. How long does it take to walk from campus to downtown London?

3. How long does it take to bus from downtown London to campus?

4. Are there a lot of grocery stores near campus and downtown London? 
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UTSC 3rd Year Co-op Management Ask Me Anything!
Hi Everyone, 

I post a lot here and I figured I just do a AMA. Please note that this is going to be a serious discussion so if you feel the need to troll this thread, please do it elsewhere or just don't do it at all. It really doesn't contribute to anything. A lot of HS seniors are spending the winter holidays working on their university applications so hopefully I can shed some light on UTSC Co-op Management which is really under rated on this forum and maybe some of you will consider applying. That said, I will be as objective as I can but there will be some bias.

Schools I applied to in Grade 12:
Rotman Commerce
UTSC Management Co-op
Queen's Commerce
Waterloo AFM
Brock BAcc
Ryerson BComm

90% HS average
Completed 2 co-ops at Fortune 100 Company
3 Study Terms Left, 1 Co-op Left
Interviews for First Co-op: Banks, GE, Small Accounting Firms
Second Co-op: Multiple Return Offers

What is the difference between Co-op vs. Internships? 

Many employers are opting to choose this route because of a tax credit. What does this do for the student? Well, since the employer is receiving a credit, they can choose to pay you more. Example: Pay you $15,000 but they get $3000 back so they are really paying you $12,000. To do this, you need to be a student enrolled in an accredited co-op program. http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/cetc.

Co-op programs and jobs are regulated by a board meaning there is a standard that employers and schools have to meet. For UTSC personally, the co-op department screens every job and ensures that every job is relevant. Will you find secretary only positions? Nope but you might have some administrative duties in your job mandate. There are compensation standards and so on. All co-op schools have a job portal exclusive to co-op students. While the jobs can be found on TalentEgg and Linkedin and so on, the advantage comes in the 1st round and continuous round and Ranking System. 

Finally, co-op programs allow for more opportunity. Most jobs posted in the Winter and Fall semester are only for co-op students to apply meaning instead of only getting to apply for summer internships, you can get 3 semesters a year for a chance. Some industries like accounting hire more in the Winter. For UTSC, they allow us so much flexibility in the length of our work term (4,8,12 months) as well as our sequence order. A study did show that on average co-op students get an 11% higher starting salary on full time offers because of the experience. There are not that many co-op schools in Canada compared to non co-op. The job qualities are the exact same. You can do IB or Consulting in the Fall or Winter.

Let's begin!

EDIT: This site is a bit weird, when a new response is made I have to scroll through the thread to find it. If I miss your question, please post it on the bottom.
Life Science or Biomedical?
Hey guys,
A question had recently been bothering me. I've applied to life science w/ coop at waterloo and I got in. My final goal is medical school. From some research I did online I saw a lot of people applying to biomedical sciences instead. Im worried. Does life sciences not have the pre-reqs for medical school? Why do people pick biomedical over life sciences, especially if they want to go to medical school?
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Can I subsitute Calculus for Pre Calc?
I didn't do too well in pre calc (low 90s) but I'm currently doing very well in Calculus 12. So I was wondering if Canadian universities like UBC, U of T, etc. ask for your pre-calc mark? Or do they just want to know the grade of your highest level of math. :) thanks.
Teachers Screwing You Over?
Hello, guys i just wanted to say that my teacher has screwed up my whole chemistry grade. Firstly, this whole semester only once did we get our updated marks. I was at a really low average at midterm but after that I improved so much that I literally went up 10-12 percent. I calculated this on a piece of paper because he wouldnt tell us. So, the day before exams start I ask him for updated marks and he says he doesnt have them and  that our calculations of our marks are more accurate? Wtf Then after exam. I felt I did ok...it was super hard but still think I did decent. In our region there is no exam review day so..I had no idea what mark I had or didnt have. Today I check OUAC my mark is not at all what i calculated..Like do u think I should contact the principal or something like we had no idea of our mark the whole semester, for ex weighting of assignments...we did soo many labs he made us do 1 formal lab all semester..and that was in Septemeber..He gave it back in January. I'm sorry for my english but need help..Like this guy gave speeches in the start of the semester to change our universities, like lower our expectations...

First year Med Sci student, happy to answer questions!
Hi, I am currently attending University of Western Ontario for the Medical Sciences Program.
I am happy to answer any questions that anyone may have about the program, course load, and overall experience at Western! 

A bit about myself:
I attended a high school within Ontario and received my acceptance to Med Sci in January (or early February?). I was also accepted to multiple science programs from other universities including, but not limited to: U of T, Waterloo, York, McMaster, Queen's, Ryerson, and Guelph. 

Post questions down below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible! 
So i am in grade 11 right now, and I want to apply to health science for my undergrad degree. 
So far I got
Chem 63
Photography 84
English 77
Gym 86 ( i know doesn't count) 
This is first semester and its realllllly bad tbh 

So i am planning on going to summer school for chem to get a 90+ because I really want to get a early acceptance and I need to also go cause I need a min average of 70 for the pre-requisites. But do universities look at repeated grade 11 courses?????? I'm planning to apply to (waterloo, laurier, UFT, etc.. Also I'm planning to hit all 90 this semester for Bio Math Comp Eng and Accounting.
Please help me out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Should I take grade 11 physics?
So I want to go to university for law... But in in my 2nd semester of grade 11 and I chose to take physics this year. My school allows a class change if you don't like your class but the only other class available was grade 12 English, so I took it. Now I'm having regrets because I not only have friends in the physics class, but I feel like I would be better in a grade 11 class. I had a 70% in grade 10 math and an 86% in grade 10 science. Would those marks be good enough to get around above a 70 in physics. I'm just really stressed cuz I don't want to have 2 englishes in the same year. Thanks in advance!
Parent's won't let me go to college to study.
I'm in 11th grade and I'm thinking about my future. I genuinely feel that I have nothing going for me at the moment. My grades are atrocious and I feel like I might even fail a couple classes. I hope to pursue a career computer related, as computers are the only thing that I have known my whole life, but I am certain that my current grades will hold me back from reaching that field. I feel like grade 12 won't get too much better, unless I manage to find some massive motivation out of my ass that will drive me into improving my grades drastically. Without good grade 12 marks, I know university won't be an option, so I am really considering college where I can study, and then hopefully make the transition into Uni that way, but my parents got extremely mad and started lecturing me for even bringing it up. I'm confident that a decent university for computer science will not consider me with the grades I have, and college seems like the only option, but my parent's are too traditional to let me go that route. It's as if they don't understand that my bad grades are already jeopardizing my chances of going to Uni, so what am I supposed to do? Atleast I'm willing to give college a try, but they just refuse to let me. What do I do in this situation.
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