I am just ending my fourth year at WLU in the BBA/BSc Computing Co-op program. If you have any questions (even regarding standard BBA or BBA/BA) please feel free to ask away and I will try to get a quick response to any of your questions! Please refrain from asking questions about bird courses or for information that is CLEARLY better answered by someone at the Registrar's Office.
**This is a continuation of my thread from last year so if you search through it a lot of your questions may already be answered.**
Quick about me:
-Worked as an Instructional Assistant for CP104/114
-Lived in Waterloo College Hall for first year residence
-In co-op, 3 terms under my belt (Government and 2 in S&T, looking do my final in S&T again)
-No prior computer science experience before this program
-Played intramural ice hockey and ball hockey
Why I chose Laurier:
-Much cheaper compared to schools that offer similar programs (ex. Queen's, Ivey)
-Small community feel of the campus, always bump into someone you know
-Great business school, and new building on its way
-Good distance from home while not being too far away
I'm a bit confused on how University degrees and majors work. I hear often about people who do a "double degree" or a "major in this and a minor in that". Can someone explain the differences between a double degree and a minor? Aren't they essentially the same thing?
Also, how would you apply for a minor or a double degree?
I really need some advice on choosing between the BBA/Fin. Math double degree program (with guaranteed coop) at WLU and the BCom program at McGill. Any of your opinions would really help because I only have a couple days left to decide! I'm not only basing my decision on academics/ school reputation but also on the atmosphere & social life.
Hey, this is going to be super long so I just wanted to say thanks so much for taking the time to read it and for your responses! I think I want to be a doctor but I’m not 100% sure yet, either a doctor or something else that involves helping people and/or society. I am currently in grade 10 enhanced, my courses this year include: Enhanced History – 98% Enhanced Science – 90% Business (open) – 96% Academic French – 90% Enhanced English – (not my best subject but my teacher is an easy marker hoping for a 90) Enhanced Math – (got an 89% last year, going to study this year hoping for a 95) Music – (we get up to 10% extra for being in band so hopefully I get 100) Careers – (around a 95ish) Civics – (around a 95)
We had to pick our courses for grade 11 a couple of weeks ago and I chose: Enhanced English Enhanced Functions Enhanced Biology Enhanced Chemistry Enhanced Physics Music Academic French Academic Advanced Functions (they don’t offer enhanced second semester) I heard that it is better to take functions and advanced functions back to back as they are pretty similar and advanced functions and calculus aren't too similar so it is fine if there is a year gap between them, is this true?
The reason that I need to fast track is because I am planning on taking 9 grade 12 courses. I do lots of volunteering in the summer, and I don’t want to cram everything in the summer, therefore summer school isn't an option. If something happens and they don’t offer advanced functions second semester I have to take another grade 12 course second semester but since I want to balance my workload, I don’t want to take a course like English. So far my grade 12 courses are:
Enhanced English Academic Calculus and Vectors (don’t offer it enhanced) Science (focuses more on medical sciences – diseases, nutritional science, pathogens, public health issues etc.) Enhanced Biology Enhanced Chemistry Enhanced Physics Music Academic French (and Adv. functions)
I know that if I want to go into the medical field that I should take all three sciences but I’m afraid that I’m overloading myself. I used to procrastinate a lot, but now I’m way more disciplined and I know that I will work hard, I’m just afraid that I’m going to crash and it won’t be worth it. I also am involved in lots of extracurriculars that take up my time during the school year (intermediate band, jazz band, senior band, Student Council, youth group, kids ministry) so this involves me getting home pretty late during the week and I have church on Sundays. I love my ECs but I’m afraid that I may have to drop something to manage my workload? I have a couple more questions: 1.How much more difficult is Advanced Functions than Functions? 2.If I were to take a grade 12 course second semester of grade 11, what would you recommend?
Is my course load too heavy? Again thank you so much for reading this and giving me advice! Have a great day <3
so today is the deadline for offers, and I applied to Guelph like 10 days ago, but haven't heard anything. My average was above the cut off I believe too. Anyways can anyone tell me where I can check if I have been rejected?
Hello everyone, I am in high school right now but I'm going to university for Psychology and later on I'll be doing my masters and PhD. But I was wondering if the universities I have in mind are worth it, or if I should pick a different set so I don't get a bad start. I also did not take a physics course, but I do take biology and chemistry.
-University of Ottawa
-University of Waterloo
-University of Western Ontario
-University of Toronto
I don't think I will apply to them all but I was wondering which ones are better and offer good scholarships, grants and such?
I need some advice! So I have 2 offers and they are both expiring on the 1st. Both programs are conditional based on the requirement of biology to be over 65% and 70% respectively. I don't think I can get a 70% but the school/program is much better, so should I accept it even though I'm sure it won't meet 70% and hope to still get in via Summer school upgrading? Or can I accept both? I don't want to lose my other offer because just in case I don't want to take summerschool and I'll just wanna go there.
I got accepted to all the programs mentioned above and I'm really torn on what to choose. Schulich obviously has the reputation, but does reputation really matter for an undergrad program? With Laurier I got into the Business/Computer Science double degree (not waterloo, just at laurier) with guaranteed co op and its five years. As someone who's not really passionate about computer science, is it really worth doing a Computer Science degree and stay at uni for an extra year? I love the campus and environment at Western and theres a better chance to get into ivey from western, but is it worth going to Bmos with no guarantee of actually getting into Ivey?
What are your thoughts?
Any feedback or information about the programs is appreciated.
I need to make my decision by tomorrow and can't come to a conclusion. I am choosing between Honour Bio-Med at Guelph and Honours Science at Queen's. I visited both campuses and like Queens' campus better, although the city of Kingston was sort of dead. Guelph is only an hour away from Toronto (where I live) so I can come for visits next year easily. I guess my deciding factor should be about the program...which one is better? Although, I also want to hear about campus life.
Can someone please give me a detailed explanation of what the SPF is like so I know for when I apply to engineering at U of T in the future? I can't seem to find much information elsewhere so those of you who have done it what is it like? I know there is now a video portion and that your academic history and extra curricular activities are to be reported on there. So what is it actually like? How do I provide proof of my activities and do I also put volunteer activities that I have done? Do I need references? What is the essay and written portions like? Are the essays meant to be written during the time when the video portion is to be done or do you have ample time to complete the essay on your own? Overall how hard is it to make a very appealing SPF
Didn't get into western med sci or general sci (my first choice) or mac life sci. My average was mid 80s. I got into UTSG life science and a few other universities like waterloo life sci and queens sci, but the only three I'm actually considering are UT, Ottawa health sci, and guelph general science.
It was my fault for slacking this year and messing up my chances at a great university. I'm really torn because I know I'm capable and just need to get my act together, but I'm unhappy with the university choices. UT accepts just about anyone for life science and they weed people out first year. I have people close to me who went to UT same program and advise against it, and many of these people have become doctors themselves. They say it ruins your GPA and is really tough and stressful, and no coop opportunities anyway.
I was going to go to UT but now I'm doubtful. I'm thinking of going to Guelph first year and I'd try to get really high grades so I can transfer to western's general sci or med sci program 2nd year because they seem like a more reputable university. But what's the switching process like? I heard it's really tough.
I'm not too sure what I want to do for a future career, all i know is I want to go to graduate school (so that's why I want to go to an easier undergrad program so I can maintain a higher GPA), and either dental school or pharmacy (whatever I like better), and nursing as a backup.
Please help me out, I really don't know what to do and I only have a couple of days to decide. Is it worth coming back an extra semester?
I've always been a music lover since I was little and my dream is to pursue a career in music composition. I'm also pretty decent at math and the sciences, which is why my parents and my family relatives wanted me to go into engineering. I've had many debates with my parents and it didn't work out. I thought maybe I should just give up my dreams and obey my parents since they've worked so hard to raise me. They even immigrated to Canada to work on low wage jobs in order for me to have a healthy environment and less rigorous education (I came from China).
So I stayed away from playing music in the past 8 months and focused on my academics. I was a slacker from grade 9-11 and my marks were in the 60s and 70s, and even 50s. Because I care a lot about pride and prestige, I worked really hard this year and competed against the top students in each of my classes, and I got accepted into U of T Electrical Engineering.
Getting the marks needed for engineering admission at U of T was a really big stretch for me because of how bad my foundations and study habits were in the lower grades. I've pissed off a lot of my friends and teachers this year because of how academically focused and stubborn I became. Some of them are going to different universities this year and I really regret not spending enough time with them. I don't even know if I'm going to enjoy my life as an engineering student and engineer. I can't switch into music because my parents will be disappointed in me and I will feel bad.
Is it worth sacrificing the things you enjoy doing and live on pride and live for others?
I was just notified that I made it through the first stage! My second language interview is this week!
I was wondering if anyone else has applied or if anyone knows what to expect in the interview? Really nervous!
Do I really need a laptop for engineering? Is it really beneficial? I have the worst luck, my laptop completely stopped working today (right when i need it most to finish assignments Dx ). Should i think about getting it fixed or getting a new one by September or could i get through first year without one?