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How difficult to get into McGill for B.Scn?
My boyfriend recently went off to McGill, where I'm planning on applying, and it's since put a lot of pressure into getting in since I have even more reason to be there now. It's truly my dream school, and the thought of not getting in is causing me a lot of anxiety. 
I'm doing IB diploma and all of my predicted grade 11 mark were 6's, as well as a 7 on my IB biology exam in May. 
Does this sound adequate to get into a B.Scn of psychology? Is keeping up my 6's going to land me acceptance, or should I try for 7's? I'm unsure and worried as to how competitive it really is, so I'd really love some insight.
QuARMS 2017 Applicants
Hey, anyone here applying for QuARMS this coming year? We can use this thread to connect and get to know fellow QuARMS applicants and support each other through the process!

There are obviously huge expectations for a student in this program, that while I am painfully aware that I will 99% not get in, I want to at least give myself the best chance in that 1%

What do you think about your own chances, and of course motivations?
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Grade 11 IB question
I'm starting Grade 11 IB this year, and I've been offered a job. The job is Monday's and Tuesday's and its 4 hours per day. I don't take too many extra curriculars but I lose almost my whole Thursday afternoon/evening to sports. I don't know if I should take the job or not. So far my grades have been fine, I have a 95 average but I don't know what to expect from grade 11.

How much harder is IB from pre-Ib? Is it manageable? Should I expect my marks to drop? And should I take the job?
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Is this possible?
So can I take grade 10 academic math in first semester and functions in semester 2. Also can the guidance counselor refuse the request.
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Do Ontario high schools accept more than the required 40 hours?
Basically, I went to school after hours to hand in 48 extra hours on top of the (already recorded) required 40, and I was told that the system only accepts the base 40 to 'check off the box in the system'. I asked how universities will verify my hours come September, and was told that I can just write the actual number of completed hours on my application, even though it will technically conflict with my student record. 
This kind of sounded like bullshit to me, so I was wondering if anyone else was able to submit more than 40 hours to their office and have it show up on their record. 
Have those subjects all in the same semester and I was wondering if I should take a spare with it or a bird course? 

Also should I take data management?
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Course change help!! Please reply quick.
I got my Grade 12 schedule and the guidance counsellor's at my school are really strict when it comes to changing courses. My Grade 12 schedule is this:

1st Semester:
Spare, Advanced functions, Drama and Biology

2nd Semester:
Spare, Physics, Calculus and Vectors, and Chemistry

I really want Physics to be first semester because I am going into Engineering at Waterloo and i only need to give in my top 6 marks. I already took Grade 12 English in summer school. Biology is not one of the prerequisites thus, I want bio to be in second semester that way I can decide based on my Drama mark about whether I want to drop out Bio or not.

 Do you think it is best for me to switch Biology to second semester and Physics to first semester? and what is a good reason that i can give to the councellor's in order for them to let me change this.

Thank you in advance
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Can you have 2 spares in one semester?
My plan is to take 4 courses in the first semester and 2 courses in the second semester. Something like:

Adv functions
Computer science


Im doing this so that if i screw up first semester on either elective, i have the room to make up for it during second. And if all goes well then i get a very light second semester.
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Bad Guidance Counsellor
So I have an appointment with the guidance counsellor tomorrow, and she is a pain in the ass. She told me not to take English in summer school because she thought it was going to be to difficult, but i ended up getting a 92. So basically tomorrow i have an appointment with her, and I want to take a grade 11 course a year early. I know that she is not going to agree. What do I do?
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2nd Year Rotman Commerce Student. (Ask me anything)
Hi guys, so I still remember all the anxiety on this site back when I was in grade 11/12, scouring through every post and trying to grapple as much information possible about university. Well I am just about to head back into my second year at University of Toronto Rotman Commerce program and would be more than happy to answer ANY questions you have about UofT/Rotman.

Let me just say somethings, there are MANY misunderstandings about programs out here and don't let the advice of other high school kids be the decision factor for your 2013/2014 year. Let students who have GONE through the system once aid you to make a good choice.

A little bit about me:

Offers received:

-Rotman Commerce
-Queens Commerce
-Laurier BBA
-McMaster BComm
-Ryerson Bcomm

91% avg through a total of 6 basic grade 12 courses taken at Gordon Graydon MSS

Feel free to ask me about high school, application process, rankings. I will try to be unbiased and answer everyone! Thanks!
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Computer Science/Ivey Dual Degree AMA!
Hey Guys!

I’m a CS/Ivey dual degree candidate at Western, I used to come on here for help when I was in HS so I figured it's about my time to start giving back! So if any of you have questions on Ivey, AEO stuff or anything Western in general let's get a good thread going, feel free to ask me just about anything!

Also I’m currently conducting research on the rising competitiveness of Canadian Business Schools and their application processes. So if you're an incoming first year business student it would really help us out if you could complete our survey. The link is below:

Confused about Laurier Admission
So, for their BBA program... I understand the cut off last year was 89 or something close to that. My question is, are the supplementary forms only used to consider your admission if you're below the cut off?
im going in the grade 11 this year in Ontario and was wondering if i am able to start getting scholarships to save up for my Uni years
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Calling all yconic members!
We know it’s hard to think about but it’s almost that time of year again. Tell us your top 3 “Must Haves” for back to school and you could be featured in yconic's newest article.

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                              ~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics

Reply to this thread now for your chance to be featured!
Experience- grade 12 data management?
If anyone has taken data in grade 12 can they tell me their experience with it? I currently want to fill in one of my spares and want to know a bit more about that course from a student before speaking to guidance 

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Courses Taken First Semester Gr.12
Hey! I need help! I'm planning on going into something psych related, most likely a bsc. Last year my average was in the high 80s. My first semester has chem, a bird course, spanish, and a spare. My second semester's gonna have bio, functions, challenges and change, and english. I was thinking about switching my spare with english since I feel like bio and functions together might be hard? I had chem last year and didn't do as great though so I thought a spare would be good but then my other courses in first semester seem easier than second. Should I switch my spare from first semester to second?
Getting into canadian universities
I am looking to study business at Western, Queens, or Rotman. I just wanted to know if I had a shot at getting in. I will be completing the IB diploma program next year so my average isn't as high as the regular kids. Also, is it necessary for me to do EC in my Gr.12 year or would that be a waste of time? In Gr.11 I started my own club at school and attended many business conferences/competitions. 
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Odds of Getting Accepted to an American Aerospace Engineering Master's Program
Hello folks, First time posting on yconic so I'll try to keep it brief. Haha, this is yet another "what are my chances" post that we've all seen many times over and have either grown to love or despise. Nevertheless, I will give a quick backstory and follow that up with the obvious question.  

I completed my undergraduate degree from Queen's University in mechanical engineering back in 2014. Academically, I did very well. GPA: 4.13 out of 4.3 and I did receive some scholarships based upon academic performance. I was accepted to a fully funded master's program at Queen's University after my undergrad. The area of research pertained to reducing the heat signatures on military aircraft, which I was very excited for. This was largely funded by a military defense company. CFD would comprise a large part of this program. Long story short, I found out a month before I was to start that my professor (supervisor) would be out of the country for the majority of my program and that he could only be reached sporadically via Skype or email. I also was a little burnt out on school at the time and felt work experience might do me some good. I therefore decided to withdraw from the program and instead found employment working as a Mechanical EIT in the nuclear power industry.  

I've been at my current job for 2 years and do a lot of mechanical design work involving fluid mechanics, CFD analysis and stress analysis using hand calculation and FEA techniques. All of the stress analysis work (always with regards to pressure boundary) needs to either comply with ASME BPVC Section III & VIII or ASME B31.1. So I do have quite a bit of experience with designing to code. Lately, I've been involved with some CFD work at the office and it's made me realize how much I wish I could pursue further study in the field of aerospace engineering (most likely focusing on computational aerodynamics or CFD & propulsion). A quick aside, aerospace has always been my chief area of interest but the employment opportunities in Canada seem to be limited in comparison to the opportunities available in the USA.  

For the past month or so I've been contemplating taking the GRE and sending out applications to upper echelon aerospace engineering master's programs in the USA. Schools such as Caltech, Stanford, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, etc. I have even looked at what we have to offer here in Canada at U of T and was very impressed. However, my first choice would be to go to the States for study, if possible.  

Anyways, to quickly wrap this up and save you folks from a lengthy read, what are my chances of getting accepted to an upper tier American aerospace engineering master's program given my current situation? Would I just be wasting my time and money on applications? Any advice or personal experience from anyone willing to share would be greatly appreciated :).  

Back to school thread!
Let's be honest, we are all dreading the thought of school at the moment! I am starting this thread to make you guys reflect on your goals for the next school year. Encourage others, gain some confidence and stay focused!

Answer the following:
- What do you want to improve with yourself and how will you do it?
- Past average? Average you're aiming for? How will that be accomplished?
- What is one thing that motivates you to 'keep going'?

With me,
- I know I need to start focusing more on studying for the fact that I constantly get distracted by pointless things. I will make sure I study in a calm place from now on, avoiding all distractions. 

- I had a 90% average, but I'm aiming for 93% or higher. I need to pay more attention in class lectures and study more effectively.

- One thing that keeps me going is sports in general. If I find myself too stressed with school work, I tend to play sports like basketball and volleyball, or simply go for a walk. Also, I plan on moving away for uni (maybe McMaster, Western, or UofT), so I know I'll need high marks!

If you ever feel discouraged, look back at this thread to remind yourself what needs to be done :)

First Year Nursing Student: ASK ME
Hi! I am currently finishing up my first year as a nursing student (in the middle of exams haha, just a few more to go). I am part of the Ryerson-Centennial-George Brown collaborative program and I attend the Centennial site, so you can definitely ask me about that. 

A post like this helped me before I entered, so I wanted to do the same. If you have any questions about first year in terms of courses, what to expect, school life, the campus, clinical, specific study tips etc. then I'll answer as best as I can!
Early Acceptance-Pros and Cons(?)
Hi. Like the title, what are some pros and cons to applying early to university (more interested in the cons btw). I am moving onto grade 12 this september, and I have finished grade 11 with an average of 95%. Also, how does this early acceptance thing workanyways?
I am going to apply to U of T, UBC, SFU and McGil, to the Humanities department. 
So far, the only pros I see is that you get the application process over with quickly without having to carry that anxiety for months until the proper deadline- that is if you get accepted of course. 
Thanks for your help! 
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Does playing an instrument appeal to UBC?
If I'm in the arts/honour level orchestra at my school and take 1-2 hr lessons outside school, will it appear I'm all rounded? Along with some community service?

Honestly, I don't understand why sports seems to be more preferred than music. There's no season in music, so we practice for at least 2-3 hours until we get exhausted every single day, and we still need to show up on early mornings a couple of times every week. We do have competitions, and we never let our skill level lower than the day before. What's the difference between putting down "violin" and "volleyball"?
And yes, there is teamwork. We need to agree on the bowings, and make sure we are adjusted to 25 other people as much as we can.
University Selection: Do they look at EVERYTHING?
Hey, I'm going into grade 12 and I'm in Alberta. I want to apply to BC and Ontario universities for engineering, and they all ask for 5 courses: Math 30 and 31, Physics 30, Chemistry 30 and English 30. But they want my full transcript. So I'm wondering: will they look at ALL my marks, or just those 5 courses they wanted? I'm talking about universities like Waterloo, University of Toronto, or UBC? Any help will be greatly appreciated :) Thank you!!
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How much sleep do you get during regular school days?
On your regular school days in high school (Grade 11/ Grade 12) how much sleep do you get? What time do you wake up at and what time do you sleep at? does sleeping less by maximizing more time for studying worth it and is it useful? Are you able to concentrate at school the next day? What is your average?

Thank you in advance!
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