UofT - Engineering Science (I know how it is, I"ve heard pretty much everything about it and I'm still going for it)
Uwaterloo - Computer science
Carleton U - aerospace engineering
and my averages are going to be (at the minimum, I'm predicting):
Adv. Functions: 95
Calculus and vectors: 95
English: 82 (it's because I met a horrible teacher in summer school and I'm thinking of re-taking it in night school, which I hope to get around high 80s)
My EC's are: currently bronze cross (lifeguard process), robotics team for 3 years, now a senior member and one of the leaders, and swim team. Back in grade 9, I was in a soccer team. I also was a certified peer tutor for school where I helped out a grade 9 student with math for a full semester. I've taken two math contests (fermat and sunlife open challenge) which I didn't win in neither of them. I'm planning on taking Euclid next year. I'm not sure if it helps but I've also been a honour-roll student for 2 consecutive years, grade 10-11 and most likely for grade 12 as well.
I would really appreciate it if you can tell me what are my chances of getting accepted to these programs and if they are unlikely for some of my choices, please tell me which to improve so I can work on them even harder before it's too late, I just want to have a general idea of what my chances are.
Secondly, I would love to hear suggestions on alternate options to those programs that I applied since I have very little knowledge about engineering programs and I'm planning on applying for more programs. My major interests are 1. aerospace engineering 2. computer science, specifically information security and then software engineering
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Hi currently I'm in grade 11, my courses for this semester is Chemistry(SCH3U), Functions(MCR3U), Computer Engineering(TEJ3M), and Biology(SBI3U), and I'm doing pretty well in them so far, i have low to high 90s in those classes as of midterm, and expect to get about a 93-96% average by the end of this semester if i can keep it up. However, my main issue here is English which i think will drop my average drastically next semester. I am not good at English, I never have been good at English, and I detest English class. My highest final mark in English throughout my education has been a flat 80 which was last year in Grade 10. I don't understand how I do so poorly in English, yet I see some people on these forums saying they have practically 97s in English. I just don't understand, frankly in the school i go to, if you get an 85+ in English you are automatically deemed a God. So as a result, I'd like to get advice on how to get better at English as I am concerned about universities rejecting me all because English screwed my average over.
I'm thinking about applying to the medical sciences program at Dal and have a few questions:
1. Do you know anything about the program? How's the workload? Student community? Courses offered? Professors? "Hardness" (is it easy to get a high GPA)?
2. What about the school in general? How's the atmosphere? Do most first year students live on res? Are there lots of out of province students (I'm from Ontario), or are most from Nova Scotia? Is there a decent amount of school spirit and extracurriculars?
Hi guys, I'm concerned with my current situation because I just applied with around 6 programs ish.
I'm lapping because I screwed up 1-2 courses last year and ended with an average of 74. Then, I decided to stay an extra semester and did not apply last year at all. The problem is, right now on the transcript does not show my marks for this semester because it's not over until January. But people told me to apply before the Christmas break so that's what I did.
With this semester, I can at least boost my average up to 83 ish. Just that right now they won't see it because mid-term does not show and so my concern is, will they look at my marks now without this unfinished semester then reject me, or they will wait for a bit until feb because i'm still at school? Also, does early acceptance have anything to do with me anymore since I already finished high school with enough grade 12 credits.
By the way, all the programs I applied for are york,, uts and trent for Poli Sci, and health studies at Mcmaster and york. These are all cut off for around 75-80.
So I'm in grade 9 and my mid-term marks have been this English 82 Science 82 PhysEd 83 French 81
Can I pull off an extraordinary amount of studying so that I can pull all these marks above 85? Each? I really fucked up because I never tried in french and my english teacher graded us on her impression on our intelligence. She didnt give us ANY assessments whatsoever besides 1 quiz i got a 100 on and i dont know im glad shes gone. Science I did very poorly on my biology unit test (77%) because i underestimated its difficulty and yeaa i learned from my mistake.
But to the true point will hard work and dedication give me at least an 85 in all? my exams are worth 30% of my grade which i guess you should take into account. My Mom and I have really high standards for my grades and I was very disappointing and was grieving for hours but my mom was furious and threatened to take away everything I have :(
Thanks if you could say anything that can remotely help me out but I'm starting to lose sleep because of this reviewing my material because I'm so scared of any mark under an 84%
P.S with these marks would I even get into a good university? For instance, the Rotman Business school program at UofT???
I understand that it's hard to find jobs in some fields. I'm sure almost everyone on here does as well. It seems that every post i see, there's always some anonymous commenter discouraging them and telling them "good luck working at starbucks/mcdonalds/burger king/etc." I just saw something that said the only useful degrees were engineering and computer science. Do you think that Engineers and Comp. Sci majors can do every job that our complex society needs? No, they can't. Yes, it may be hard to find a high paying job with certain degrees but who are you to assume that making money is all someone cares about? Coming from the home of a single mother who makes a little over 50k a year, I can tell you that having an average paying job isn't hell like people on here make it out to be. I would never go against what i aspire to do based on the amount of money I'd start off making.
It just seems that some people are so dead-set on tearing people's goals down on here and I just wanted to let people know that their degree isn't "useless" if it doesn't get them a job paying 100k off the bat.
i am an indian student and i have applied to york. I uploaded my 10th grade transcript. I am yet to send my documents. Also i cant contact them through email(i couldnt find one thought !). Firstly, do i need to send them my 11th grade transcripts as well ? and the midterm transcripts also ?
I have applied to the computer science program at york. I had a 9.2 gpa on a scale of 10 in 10th grade (that is approximately 90% on a scale of 100%). My problem is that my school is pretty strict and i could only score 55% in 11th and in my mid terms i could score 57% . My finals are yet to happen in march. So , my question is that
1. Do they give conditional acceptances ?
2. Do i have a chance to get into york if i get an 80% or above in my finals ?
3. Will i be eligible for scholarship ? (because my results will be out in the month of may)
I'm really interested in social work and I'm reading course descriptions on York University's website. There is one course, however, involving qualitative and quantitative data analysis. I'm terrible at math (high 60s low 70s) and receive high 80s or high 90s in pretty much everything else. Is this course difficult, is it required when in the program, and should I consider taking Grade 12 Data Management next semester? Thank you!
I'm excited but scared. It hasn't been the best, but its the end of my teen years and comfort of a small school and not having responsibilities... then I have to go to university and study hard and know what I want to be. I know it will be fun but I've become so comfortable and happy with seeing these people everyday and now ill never see them again
Hi all is anyone got accepted in mcgill as a mature student ? Actually I graduated from University from other country. But it's like decade since I graduated. So I'm currently study at college for pre-requisites. By next semester I think I will be ready to apply but I was wonduring if anyone got accepted and give me advice or information like grade and stuffs? Ithe would be really helpful for me !!!
Although I am on the go with Online Classes, working towards either a Certificate in Equine Science or a Diploma in Equine Science, I am considering the Exercise Rider Jockey Training Program at Olds College for next year (January 2017). I'd be coming from out of Province but have family in Edmonton currently.
I was wondering if anyone on here has done this program or known someone who has done this program within the last few years. How was it? What did you love? What did you hate? Does the College offer residence for this program? Did you learn a lot? What did you find to be the hardest part of the program? Any tips or advice? What would you recommend for fitness training/preparation? For mental preparation? Was the course primarily male or female dominant?
Hi, I don't know where to post this, so I'm posting it here.
I'm currently working on my uni applications (which I just started since last week, and it's due like on Demcember!) and I need advises on writing personal profiles for
UBC and SFU business faculty.
First of all, I know that it's about your personality and individuality,.. but
do I have to talk about my volunteering experiences?
Because rather than volunteering (extracurricular) experiences, I find that
I can talk so much about myself and personality (leadership and all) if I talk
about what I experienced while studying in high-school (school subjects, hardships,
IB, writing essays, et centera) and my experiences as an immigrant and a tutor.
And also, I realize that the personal statement has to be written in maximum word count of 200. I usually tend to write very long, so can anyone give me advises on how to
write an effective personal statement with only 200 words allowed?
At last, what qualities are UBC and SFU Business faculty looking for in the personal statements?
I will gladly thank for any other advise tip you give me on writing personal statements :)
Hey, guys just wondering if people who had high 80's actually got in any engineering program at Waterloo. I've read a few discussions and it seems to me that people who applied/responded generally had an average greater than 90. Were there people who had high 80's and got in? Should I even bother applying? Please let me know if any of you got in?
I am a senior student from BC who is really interested in International Relations in UofT.(Hope there is some people who is like me!) So my question is how hard is it to get into IR specialist or major program? Also, I'd like to know the average of the incoming students
Hi, I am planning to apply to the double degree program as just Laurier. The business and computer science one. My average right now (assuming my Calculus mark based on my Functions mark), is 88.5. What are you my chances of getting in?
So I am a grade 12 female student from British Columbia, with a current 88.5% average (will likely go up by 1 or 2 percent, and if I choose to aim for McGill, I will put even more effort in although I know I should always be trying my best, but I am just human haha). I know McGill is a bit of a reach for me, but I like a challenge. I am strongly interested in the field of Biochemistry (primarily) but some interests in certain minors such as immunology, genetics, and neurology, but the emphasis is on biochemistry. Thank you so much for you time and help!!!! I am reaching crunch time and am having real difficulty making these decisions, seeing I can only apply to a limited number :)
The most important things I look for in a university are.... (Sorry for the long list, not everything on it is essential, they are just nice things to have) . - Overall friendliness (one of the most important things) and a little bit of a party life (I am not a party animal, but I would like the option) - NOT A COMMUTER CAMPUS - On campus Residence - No extreme competition between students - Reputation (I am not overly concerned though, it will not make or break my decision) - no reputation of grade curving preferably - Strong science programs - Good research and Co-op opportunities - A liberal/artsy/diverse environment, preferably with at least a little bit of a nightlife scene - BONUS****** non-competitive recreational dance classes with a variety of styles. Triple gold stars for you.
Here are the universities I had in mind but if you have ideas from off the list i would LOVE to hear them :)
University of Victoria University of Ottawa McGill Waterloo Queen's University of Northern British Columbia McMaster Western Ontario Guelph Dalhousie
Sorry for the information overload!!! :( Please do not dismiss me, I am just simply trying to make progress in my applications.
My first report card marks are (btw my school is non seminster):
Advanced Functions: 92
International Business 95 (completed in summer school)
Average with calc: 90
Average without calc: 92
- VP for JA company
- A head for my school's charity committee
- Student mentor
- Library helper
- DECA general member and general member of other clubs
Yeah my english and calc marks are really bad. But my calc mark is all vectors as we don't start calc until next year. I find vectors really hard and I never did physics. My ECs are pretty average too. My main choice is Schulich so thank goodness I don't have to use calc. I may not apply for Rotman as my english and calc marks are bad and I do not want to go to Rotman at all. That would be my last choice. Also, I'm not applying for Ivey as it is 50% grades and 50% supplementary so i do not think I would get in as my ECs are not great. And I do not like the idea of the 2 year program.