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I heard from someone that if you are taking courses online in a private school for example ILC, then the universities will increase your average since you are doing the courses yourself. Is that true ?
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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QuARMS nominees
Who received notifications regarding the QuARMS supp app today?
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High School Grades/Mid Marks.
Ok. So I am a freshman in highschool. so far in my first marking period I had like 3 70s. but in the second I had 2. but my mid marks were Bad. I had a 43% in Early AM History, and a 65% mid mark in Creative writing. But right now, I have mostly 80s and 90s in my classes. What if I get good grades and mid marks throughout the rest of the year? With this affect my chances for College? Im scared right now and worrying. My goal is to go to college and be someone. I am desperate for an answer Please Help.
Waterloo or Guelph?

Okay so a bit of background, I plan on becoming a genetic counsellor, and to do that I need to get a MSc in genetic counselling after my bachelors. So in Canada, there are only 4 schools with this program, and they all accept between 4-12 students a year. There are a ton of programs in the US that I'd be applying for too that accept more students than that. Anyways, to get in for that I'll need a good gpa, (I think most programs want an average of 75%+) one on one counselling experience, lab/hospital experience (volunteer/paid), since most genetic counsellors are in hospitals. Plus a bunch of specific courses


So I was thinking, which school should I go to for my undergrad? I've been accepted to Waterloo for Life Sciences- Biology with Co-op. (later on, specializing in molecular genetics), Guelph for Molecular Biology & Genetics and Psychology (its a bachelor of arts and science rather than a bachelor of science) and York for Bilingual Biology (iBSc) and I've pretty much ruled out York at this point.


I think they both have their pros and cons. Like at Waterloo I'll have co-op and can get some of that experience that would look great for my masters, and good clubs to join. but also the courses for my first two years just don't sound appealing to me. Like, I physically recoiled after reading the average first year courses. I visited the campus and really didn't like it. But co-op is great though. And after the first 2 years, the program gets more specific and it looks good from there. It feels like a "don't worry it gets better" situation.


At Guelph my program doesn't have the co-op option though the courses just seem so much more intriguing since I get to do an arts and science program. Plus I also think it would be easier to get a high gpa here than at Waterloo. And I really loved visiting the campus and I could see myself going there. I could still continue taking my language courses and psychology, but still take chem and bio, the two sciences that I actually like.

I spoke with some counsellors at Guelph while I was there and they said I can volunteer with the student counselling service there for that counselling experience, there are labs and hospitals I can go volunteer at, and there are also courses in my program I can take which are basically community projects and  I could do something relating to my field.


Idk what to do. I was also gonna join the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors as a student member while in school too, maybe try and find volunteering positions with genetic counsellors.


idk this is a long post what would you pick


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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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Waterloo AFM, Laurier BBA
Hey guys, I wondering about my chances of getting into Waterloo AFM and Laurier BBA with a 89% on Advanced Functions but 90-92% on Calc, the rest of my marks are low 90s. But my predicted english mark is about 80-83%. 

Thanks!
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Laurier BBA Second Round Acceptances
With the second round of Laurier's admissions for the BBA coming up (mid February), I figured we could have a post to discuss, in an organized fashion, when people start getting accepted. If you get accepted, please post when you received your acceptance letter, what your top 5 grade 11 averages were, and what your first semester grade twelve marks were. 

Good luck!
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University of Toronto Life Science Acceptance
I went onto my account for U of T. And it says that I have been admitted to the life sciences program, and there's even a little congratulation note at the start page. However, once I click on the program, it says my application status is "pending review" and the offer does not show up on my OUAC either. Other applicants are also having this same problem. Does this mean I got accepted or no ?
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
Schulich
Brock BAcc
Ryerson BComm

Background
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.
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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Class of 2020 - Waterloo AFM, Rotman, Laurier BBA, Queens, Schulich, Ryerson
I know it's very early but comment here your admission averages and ECS. (:


Also I need some advice my averages are currently awful.
But here are my averages:

Advanced Functions: 80%
Grade 12 Social Science Course: 95%
Finance Course: 83%

I have lots of ECs throughout grade 11 and 12 but that's because I moved schools so I wanted to meet new people so I joined a ton of different clubs including multicultural club, UNICEF, Girl's flag football, peer mentor-ship, SAC Sub committee, and yearbook club and 4 other clubs. I am going to be volunteering more and get 100+ hours. 

I know my grades aren't great but I'm aiming for a 85 in math and hopefully 86 in finance. I know that I will most likely get 86-88 next semester. So can you guys give me some tips to improve or some websites that could help? And what're my changes of getting into those few programs listed above? What were the cutoffs last year?

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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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Mcmaster Acceptance for Sciences
Anyon get accepted to any science programs at mac. Let me know which ones.
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U of T Rotman Commerce? Laurier?
Hi! I am currently in Grade 12 and I just got my 1st semester marks and here they are :
Photography : 96
Advanced Functions : 91
and English : 73........ (sigh)
Well as you see I am really worried that I won't be able to get into Rotman Commerce (1st choice) because of my English ,since they want at low to mid 80s... Second semester is easy for me I have Challenge and Change, Calc&Vec, , and Computer Eng. My average can still be around 89~ 90 ,which I am going to try really hard. So do I still have a chance for U of T Rotman Commerce?? How about Laurier? Do I have a chance for any of these two?
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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Software Requirements
Do I have a good change if I have 92% avg for grade 12? And what were some aif questions?
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Guelph waves of admission?
Hey, will Guelph be accepting this week as well? I know they sent out mass admissions the previous week but how about this week?

Apparently they are also sending out in March, then in May.... Correct me if I'm wrong?
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UofT pending review status
I called UofT and they said it might take up to 48 hours for the status to change. And if it doesn't then you could call them and they will look into it. Also, they said that OUAC might not update right away as they said it might take a few days. So to know when you are officially admitted you might have to wait a bit. But when I asked them if I was accepted to my program, they wouldn't give me a definite answer and this worries me. They said that the pending review status was common when I said it was happening to a lot of people.
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UTSC Management: Class of 2020
Hello everyone!  

To those of you applying to UTSC Management (Noncoop, Coop, MIB),  let's build this forum by posting our: 

Program:
Grade 11 Average:
Projected Grade 12 Average:
Extracurriculars:
Acceptance Date (If applicable): 

Good luck to you all!
Top 6
I got an offer from Ryerson's business management and it reqs a 78 min avg and ONE of 3 math courses

I took 2 math courses and I didnt do so well (72% it is my lowest mark ) however I am determined to do better in the 2nd math courses so when they calculate top 6 avg, will they take the math course with the higher mark? my other courses are expected to be mid 80's so will my 72% be left out of my top 6 since its my lowest mark? 

Thanks in advance. 
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