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3rd year Ryerson student: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a current 3rd year student at Ryerson, majoring in professional communications and minoring in law and marketing. Aside from holding 2 internships over the last 3 years, I work as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. 

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- OSAP
- internships and co-op opportunities
- basically any other questions you might have 

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! AMA! 

what are my chances
I finished first semester of engineering with an 86.17 average what are my chances of transferring to mcgill, u of t, and waterloo, for electrical engineering?
SFU's 4.33 GPA scale converted to UBC %
I heard that a GPA average earned at SFU gets "downgraded" a bit when converted into a UBC percentage (e.g. 4.33 GPA =/= 100%). Is this true? If so, do other universities also do this for an SFU GPA average?

Thanks
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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!
English Night School
I'm re-doing English in night school this semester and was wondering how uni's feel about this. I've gotten early acceptances to York, Ryerson, and Ottawa. I'm still waiting to hear from Queen's and Mcmaster. The programs are humanities/ social science.
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What did you write for your Queen's PSE?
What stuff did you guys include in the general PSE for Queen's U?
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McMaster Humanities Admission Average
What should your average be around to apply and be accepted into Mac's humanities program? Specifically history.
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Acceptances?
Hey guys just wanted to know how hard it is to get accepted into the queens art/sci program? Or if anyone got accepted please put down your averages thanks!
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Engineering Masters Admission
I am a 3rd year mechanical engineering student and my dream is to do my masters at one of canadas top universities. I would like to study at either uoft, ubc or mcgill.  What would my GPA need to be in order for me to have a good shot for being admitted. Thank you
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SHAD 2016 General Thread
Hey guys! I just submitted my application for SHAD 2016, so I'm wondering who else already submitted? :) I don't know if there's already a SHAD 2016 thread so I just decided to start one. If there already is one, can someone direct me there?
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ACCEPTANCE INTO UBC/SFU
Hey!
I know most people in BC's first choice is UBC, but has anyone heard back from SFU after they self reported their marks? I haven't heard back yet and I reported on January 4th, the first day it was open.
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FUTURE KINESIOLOGY STUDENTS!!!
Hey guys! Just wanted to make a thread to see who has been admitted to a kinesiology program for fall 2016! If you've been admitted, could you please comment which university, when you applied, and your average! Thanks and good luck to everyone!
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Should I take English in summer school?
In grade 11 ,my English mark was a 80% and I had a really easy teacher but the grade 12 teachers at my school are very hard.I 've heard summer school is a lot easier than day school.i am trying to get at least an 85% in grade 12 English.Also is tdsb  or tcdsb easier?
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Economics exam tomorrow... should I go?
It's an extra course basically. I don't need it. 

Should I just not study for it and not do it. Because universities only look at your top 6 marks right?
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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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Waterloo AIF Question
Hey guys,

So I recently submitted my AIF but something came to mind. Let's say I were to do more extracurricular activities/volunteer experience during the course of the grade 12 year and potentially get more awards. Would I have to let Waterloo know about these activities even though my AIF is already under review? 
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Prospective UBC Sauder Transfer Students - Fall 2016
Hey guys!!!
Just thought I would post a thread to help prospective Sauder transfer students.

Post your cGPA, oGPA, thoughts on the video interview question, and acceptances on here to help your fellow transfer students gain some insight! :) 

Good Luck Everyone!


I am applying for year 2. 
My cGPA will be 78% and my oGPA will be 80% 
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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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Applying for Uni in Ontario
How does the application process work? 
I know I could wait a couple of years and have the guidance counselor explain it to me, but I'm an interested grade 9 student and want to understand this process.
Is a personal statement necessary?
Do you apply to each school on their websites or do you mail things in?
Isn't there one website where you can apply to any university?

Sorry for my lack of knowledge, I'd love the help! 
Thanks in advance!
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UTM LIFE SCI ACCEPTANCE?
Alright so on the Joinid homepage.. it states admitted under status.. and when I click for details.. Under Application Status.. it says Pending Review..?? And along with that.. I haven't gotten any confirmation of the acceptance through email as well..?
Anyone that can help?
Waterloo Computer Science Applicants of 2016!
This forum is for Waterloo computer science applicants of 2016!

This is created to get a better understand of the applicants this year. Share the following please:

1. Estimated admission average
2. EC's

Just want to get to know the competition a bit better! Good luck to everyone!
Queen's Commerce Non-Chancellors acceptances?
Have any non-chancellor nominees been accepted yet? If not, when will we hear back? I applied in late November so I hope to find out soon.
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Acceptances To Guelph! 2016
Just wanted to make a little discussion for Guelph! They have officially started sending out first round offers, so everyone that has received an offer list:
Acceptance Average
Conditions
Program
Etc.
Congrats on the acceptance and hope to see you all at UofG this September! :)
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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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