yconic | Your Student Community | Scholarships, Money for School, Canada and the USA 
Hide Menu

My Feed Money for School Student Help Brands Winners Support Center

Your Student Community

Explore yconic
Explore Student Life Topics
yconic proudly recognizes Student Champion Partners who are providing our community with superior support for their student journeys. Learn More
Student Help Brands
Please Help this confused Singaporean
Hello guys, I have recently graduated from highschool, and I want to apply to a university in Canada for computer science or mathematics.
I studied under Singapore Cambridge A level systems, and my grades were as followed
Maths H2 - A 
Chemistry H2 - B
Physics H2 - B ( all because of my poor lab grades)
Econs H2 - C ( wish I paid more attention)
General Paper H1 - C. ( an English subject, not sure if recognized anywhere outside Singapore)
Luckily, I can compensate for my poor General Paper result with my IELTS - I have 8.0. 
So I want to ask which school should I apply for, will I be qualified for schools like UBC Okanagan, SFU, Waterloo? I dont think my parents will fund McGrill or UofT tuition fee, so I omit them from the list. I am really lost right now as my family is really angry at my result. I wish that I had a better mindset in the past and tried harder. I would really appreciate if anyone could give me any advice! Thanks in advance. 
2 courses in the second semester. Is it bad for university?

I'm gonna be grade 12 next year, and I have three courses in the second semester which are Canada History, Calculus & Biology. 

I will drop Canada History because I don't need the credit anyways, so my question is do universities care about how many courses students have? I mean like will it affect my university application? I will apply for McMaster Life Sci & Western & probably Guelph.

P.S: In the first semester, I have Chemistry, Fitness, Adv. Functions & Exercise Science 
Undergraduate institution reputation for MBA admissions matter?
I know an undergraduate degree is usually sufficient to get a good job in business. However, I don't have the grade 12 math requirements to enter these programs. I plan on doing a BA first and then applying for an MBA after a couple of years of work. My question is, do you think where I go for my undergrad will have any impact on my chances of admission? For example, are a Brock and Mcmaster BA graduate treated equally? I noticed on the class profiles of Western's MBA program that all of the undergraduate schools represented were from top schools (i.e. UofT, Queens, McGill etc.) I should also add I intend to apply to top US schools, if that makes any difference. Any opinions?
Will I get early acceptance by this plan from these universities next year?

I'm gonna be grade 12 next year. I signed up for English in July & Data Management in August for summer school, and I will take Chemistry, Exercise Science & Adv. Functions in the first semester plus Biology & Calculus in the second semester.

My question is that will I get early acceptance from the following universities by having 5 courses before February? :
1. MacMaster Life Sci
2. Western Medical Sciences
3. Guelph Biomedical sciences
4. U of T Life Sci

Thank you.
Admission Questions? Ask a Current UBC Student!
Hi guys,

I always remember finding this forum really useful back when I was applying for universities in 2012, and I'd like to offer you the opportunity to actually get some hard knowledge about admissions rather than just hearsay. Though I'm in Sauder, I can answer any questions regarding direct entry to all UBC programs, Sauder transfer applications, and general university stuff.

You should all also take a look at the holy grail of UBC admissions, specifically table 18 where all admission averages for all programs for entry in 2013W are outlined.

Hope to see you all at UBC in September!
AMA Request: Summer Co-op/Intern at a Big 4 Accounting Firm
I and many others on this forum are pursuing a CPA designation and would probably want to work at a big 4 firm. I think it would be beneficial if someone who is currently working there this summer or recently worked there as a student could answer some questions for us.
Waterloo acceptance revoking - how scared should I be?
I was accepted into the physics co-op program with an 85% average, but my final average is a 79% - and yes it is as a result of important marks dropping aka calc and chem, both of which I ended with a 70%. I am absolutely terrified. but also can hardly believe that one percent is going to decide my future. What do you think or know? also, what are the logistics of taking a summer course to up my average, for example I only needed two sciences in my top 6, so I can take earth and space to replace chemistry if that would help?
Computer Science
Hey, I am going into grade 12 this coming September and I will be applying for Computer science and software engineering. My courses are: adv function, English, Chem, physics, computer science, and calculus & vectors. I was wondering what language I should learn so I will be ahead when starting university. I currently know most of JavaScript and I am really into app and web development!

Thank you!
UBC Business Laptop?
What kind of laptops do you recommend for Sauder..

I don't know anything about computers so I just told mah parents that I wanted a red one.. and they looked at me like "wtf" anyways please help~~
Computer Science
How is the Computer Science program at Ryerson University? I am just going to start my first year there in September. I hear that Ryerson used to be a school of technology and people tell me that the program is good. What do u guys think of it?
Mcmaster or York Social Sciences?? Need Help ASAP!
I still haven't decided where I'm going to school in the fall... I'm so confused! To give my situation a bit of context, I left high school with a 93% average and accepted York's offer with the hope and intention of law school thereafter. In all honesty, I feel as though I'm putting 'all of my eggs in one basket' so to speak. What if I decide I don't want to be a lawyer, or can't get into law school? Then what? This thought is very arduous mentally, albeit I do think I would be at the top of my class and probably do quite well at York. Is it a risk worth taking? Conversely, if I attend Mcmaster I may not have as high of a GPA, but I would be at a school with a great reputation, which would be beneficial if I decide to apply to graduate school abroad. It is also worth noting that Mcmaster offers a myriad of degree offerings. One of which is Labour Studies, which is unique to Mcmaster and offers direct entry to the job market in human resources. In the likely event I don't get into law school, in this case there is an actual job at the other end. If I went to York, I would most likely major in sociology and/or political science. If I went to Mcmaster and did terribly, well then I could always go to York. If the reverse occurred, I hear it can be a difficult process getting out of York. I would also be one-two weeks behind in course selection if I decide to go to Mcmaster, which may mean some courses could be full. I already have a timetable at York that I am pleased with.

* Disclaimer, please don't judge as arrogant or self absorbed, merely trying to provide full picture* 

I am an attractive white blonde girl who has lived a privileged upbringing. My fear is I will be a minority at York and one of the few pretty white blonde girls. I have visited the campus a couple of times and observed this myself. York seems to be populated by mainly students of the Asian, Indian, and African American ethnicity. Please don't misunderstand me, I am not a racist and believe in diversity. But, this must include an equal amount of Caucasians. I hope you understand my point, I can't articulate it much better. I also have friends at Mcmaster, know no one at York, and much prefer Mcmaster's campus.  

Where should I go?? Would Mcmaster be that much more difficult to do well at compared to York? If I go to Mcmaster am I giving up entirely on my law school dreams? 

I apologize for the long post. This is a complex situation that deserves the attention and critically analysis to make the right decision. I need to make a decision quickly, so please reply and as soon as possible. I appreciate all thoughts. Thanks you!

Ubc Qualifications
I am just finishing my grade 11 year, and going into grade 12. I slacked most of this year until I realized that grade 11 matters towards university, so I pulled it together and increased my grades by a good 30%.... I really would love to go to UBC for buisness but I dont know if my grades in grade 11 will qualify. I got a 86% in physics, 92% in Pre Calc 11, 86% in english, 80% in socials. I am currently taking Pre Calc 12 over the summer, and Calculus 12, in my Grade 12 year. My average goal for next year is around 92%. If I manage to pull it off do you think it is possible for me to get into UBC? I also have recently started volunteering and i work part time. (Just information for my personal profile) If not UBC I would like to attend SFU, University of Toronoto, or Uvic. Please let me know if you think I can make it.  Thank you.
Carleton Information Technology without Physics or Calculus?
Hi, I'm going into Grade 12 and I'm looking to apply to Carleton in the fall. I'm looking to apply to the faculty of Information Technology for both the Interactive Multimedia and Design and the Network Technology programs. I've noticed that physics and calculus are recommended for both programs. I haven't taken a science course since Grade 10 and I'm only taking Data Management in Grade 12. I don't even have the prereqs for Functions or Calculus.

 In Grade 10 Science I studied very hard in science and I still barely passed all my tests. My Grade 10 Science teacher recommended that I didn't take science again. I'm a bit better at Math but I only got a 72 in Grade 10 U math (by doing all the homework every night (sometimes extra) and asking questions and for help after class.) and was recommended M instead of U math for Grade 11. I did get an 80 in Grade 12 M math, though, with an approach similar to the one I took in Grade 10. 

It's simply not it's realistic for me to take calculus and physics and get good grades. I know some people can get 90s in math and science by following the classic advice "Do all your homework!" "Do extra homework!" "Ask for help when you don't understand!", and, don't get me wrong, I respect and admire all of those people, hell, their our future engineers and programmers, but that simply isn't the reality for all of us. Plenty of people couldn't even get a BA in their wildest dreams, let alone a BSc or BEng etc. 

Anyway, I got off topic, does anyone in IMD or NET know how intense the math and physics are in the two programs? Do you think I could handle it on Data Management alone? 
Uni majors that are in demand??
So many fields are saturated nowadays. I am considering nursing, engineering and computer science. I'm passionate about all those fields and would like to work in the US. However, those fields are getting more and more saturated. I've heard so many horror stories from new uni grads about not being able to find a job in those fields. What uni majors will avoid that?
Med Schools w/o MCAT?
I know that at some schools the MCAT is not an admission requirement and I was just wondering if that affects anything? Does it mean that entrance weighs more heavily on GPA? And does it take away from their reputations? I just learned this recently & I still can't quite believe it...
Bored in summer
Guys I'm going into senior year next year and I'm so bored rn. Its burning outside and the boredom and laziness is killing me. What can I do?
Survey of Yconic
I'm interested in the ages, major, background and ethnic make up of this website.
1. How old are you guys?

2. What is your major and minor if you have one.

3. Ethnic background?

4. Where are you from?
Brock university? please don't make the same mistake as we did. It's horrible" this university is not organized in any department. The chair of the science department was doing research on face book, lol" because some students expressed how they felt about a prof on Facebook and got in trouble. We have exams with no proctors we have instructors who walk in late for exams. obviously that doesn't always happen, but it did" so If you can walk & talk come to Brock"  

I got job offers because I have connections I actually had to hide the fact that I was at Brock. Brock university is not worth it. plus all the trouble that goes along with it" The university is not reputable. Now this is just part of the academic aspect"

 university life? don't even think about it it's a WASTE! St. Catharines is a retirement city bring your granny maybe it will be fun playing bingo in your free time lol" some students won't express this because they don't want to be looked at in a bad way, I just laugh" because they already know the truth "the mistake they made being at Brock" why would you pay years of loans to a university like this even if it was free I wouldn't go back" and Don't be fooled when they say its good now" LMAO this university just get's worse annually. Equal rights? lol, there are white supremacist here, and this is coming from a white person!
Accounting vs Economics Degree?
I have just finished grade 11 and I am planning to peruse an undergrad degree in accounting, because I really want to have co-op in university and lots of schools offer co-op in accounting. And I have been told that there are jobs in accounting once you get your CPA designation. But I also, am very interested in economics. But the problem is there are no schools in Ontario that offer a co-op program in economics. plus, I don't know if you get get a job just with an undergraduate degree in economics alone once I graudate, or will I need to get master's degree for it to be worthwhile. Also, I am wondering from anyone who is in the economics program, how much math is involved in the program?
Entering grade 12 mega-thread
So this thread is for people who just finished grade 11 and will be applying to uni in the fall, post your grade 11 average and top three choices!

Me: grade 11 average--89.5
Top 3: Ivey/Queens (tied) and Laurier
AMA, Actual High School Graduate
There's already an entering grade 12 thread and summer just started. For all the tryhard eleveners, AMA from the application process to study tips and basically anything else. 

I'm going to Western this fall for EPP with AEO status
#yFundUs Contest
Bring student projects to life!
More information http://yconic.com/programs/yfundus
Withdraw my offer of admission?
When and how will I know if York will withdraw my admission. I didn't meet one of the conditions by 1% (I was supposed to maintain my average used for admission which was 82% but my average dropped to 1%). My friend said she didn't meet her conditions for the same program I wanted to go into and York never withdrew her admission. 

My problem is that the deposit is due tomorrow and there are no refunds. I don't want to throw $500 down the drain if they decide to withdraw my admission.