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How did you decide what program you are doing in university
Heyy people, I am a going-to-gr12 public hs kid wondering what to do in life.

A brief info about myslf:
1. Live in GTA
2. Like interior designs, fascinated by tech, love to eat, outgoing, enjoy flying and driving
3. my favourite YouTube video is "A Day Made of Glass"
4. i studied because of others, not for myself (aka I got good grades but I didnt enjoy them)
5. my ultimate goal is to retire asap (at 45) [I know it may not be feasible, but still...)

Here's my gr11 grades
English 83
Functions 99
Accounting  94
Marketing  96
Chemistry 86
Physics 82
Biology 90
Broadcasting 87

And my only grade 12 grade is physics (completed in summer school) - 94

As above, how did you decide what you are going to do in the future??? Like how do you figure out what you want??
I like interior designs, tech, food, sports, but the thing is - i can't see myself in the future
I dont know what to do? Despite trying to get good grades and apply every single university in ontario....
I really need some advice. Please give me some advice :) :) :)

Thank you very much
What to do with a Science Degree other than Medical/Pharmaceutical/Law/Dentistry
I'm supposed to be applying to Universities next year. I have a good interest in Science, mainly Bio and Chem. But, what do you do with a 4 year degree in the Scientific Field? What if one can't make it into med school, pharm school, dentistry or law? What do they do with their degree? Is it a waste?
How Hard Is Mcmaster Artsci and iSci
I just discovered mac's integrated science and arts and science programs that only accept 60 people per year. Both programs are advertised as exclusive programs for exceptional students and the acceptance rate to both programs is about 10%. Are there any students who have been admitted to the program or are already in it? If so, please tell me how difficult these programs are and what it took to get into the program.
$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest
Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

Encourage your friends to vote your comment as helpful. The comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the contest period will be awarded the $500 prize.* 

Only friends that have an active yconic profile will be able to vote. So connect and make new friends in the yconic Community or invite your friends to join http://yconic.com for FREE today.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
Sauder school of business.
I've been looking through at schools which offer a BCom in Canada. I was only looking at Ontario but my dad told to be more open to and see what the other provinces offer. I was hesitant but now Sauder at UBC has become my #1 choice. I haven't heard much about it on this site. What are your thoughts
Only taking 3 grade 12 courses
I have a classmate taking only 3 courses in grade 12. She already has 4 grade 12 courses completed and will be able to get her OSSD. Will universities look at her application differently? She is technically a part-time student, correct? I just don't see how it would be considered fair that someone who is only taking 3 courses all year is compared equally to someone who is taking 8 courses throughout the year since they were unable to fast track.
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
http://bhsc.mcmaster.ca/supp/sample_level1.pdf
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
ADVICE
Hello,

So recently at the end of my grade 12 school year I made the decision to attend SFU to study business instead of going to UVic's business school. Now I realize that I had made the wrong decision and am regretting my choice quite a bit for I was pressured to attend SFU rather than make the decision on my own. I had always wanted to go away to university but now that I am going to SFU I am living at home. I am just wondering if anyone could give me some advice that may help me?

Thanks!
Waterloo Application
Hi, i'm going to be applying to the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO this year. I'm thinking of applying to the following waterloo programs, in the following priority list. 

1. Computer Science
2. Computer Engineering
3. Mechatronics
4. Nanotechnology 

I'm predicting my average to be around 92% (with 98% - 100%  in Grade 12 physics, Calculus Advance functions) 

How many programs can you apply to at Waterloo? I'm n Ontario student. 
I'm a Double Degree Student. Ask Me Anything.
Hey all.

Im a 2nd year BBA/BCS student at WLU and UW, based out of WLU. Feel free to ask me anything about DD, BBA at WLU, Math/CS at UW, student life in Waterloo, Co-op, etc. I am also quite familiar with Schulich, so I can try my best to answer questions about the BBA/iBBA program there.

Feel free to have any discussions about DD in here as well, it's always great to keep things together.

Cheers.

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1st Year Waterloo Software Engineering Student/Blogger AMA
Hey everyone,

I'm Bo and I've been around on this forum since forever ago. I just completed my first year of Software Engineering at uWaterloo and now I'm working at a startup in Waterloo for co-op. Back when I was in grade 12, I received offers to CS, Math/CPA, Double Degree, UofT EngSci, Schulich, and QC. Feel free to ask me anything! I also have a personal blog: https://bopeng.io which you guys can follow for tips and information related to University.
Mcgill to Uoft Transfer
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knows any info about transferring out of Mcgill to attend Uoft? Would it be possible to do so after first term? Thanks
Grade 11 Schedule Help
Hi, I recently received my grade 11 schedule and I'm debating on whether or not to make some changes. 

First Semester 
Functions 
Accounting 
Law
Anthropology 

Second Semester
Chemistry 
French 
Physics 
English 

I think it's best if I left my schedule the way it is because I've heard functions is hard and I want to solely focus on that subject without any other heavy course loads interfering with the way I work. If I switched Accounting or Anthropology to second semester, I wouldn't have English or French with the original teachers who mark really easy.

My questions are do you guys think I should make changes to my schedule? How hard is it to work with two science courses in the same semester? Are there heavy course loads for Accounting, Law, and Anthropology?  
Grade 12 Courses
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone has ever taken interdisciplinary studies IDC4U0 in grade 12?

If you have what were your marks? and how easy was it? 
thanks!
In pharmacy but eventually want to go into MD?
I'll be going into my first year of university this fall. My plan is to get into pharmacy and then apply for MD as I'm completing my pharmacy. I'm just wondering, in what year will I be able to do so? Or will I have to complete my pharmacy degree completely and then apply into med school?
English 12 Provincial BC

So this week for those who completed English 12 summer school, provincial marks are already out. I checked and I was very shocked to see that I only scored 64% on it. My final class mark was 79% which leaves me with 73% blended (combined). I'm freaking out because my class mark was already lower than expected, and now when I thought that I did a great job in the provincal trying to bump up my mark, I get pounded back.

 

People told me that English 12 in summer school would be a lot easier than regular day school, but I guess now that I've experienced it, it's not.

 

I'm so depressed that I don't know what to do. I mean I've practiced and gone through some past provincials already. Even though I met the 20% discrepancy requirement for UBC, mark is low.

 

What do I do?? Should I retake provincial? or should I just retake the course?

 

Looking to apply to UBC and SFU for Arts, UVic for backup.

 

Appreciate any help and advice. Thanks for reading

How do you take notes?
I'm figuring out what works best for me and was just wondering what other people do. You can also include how you study notes/for tests.

If you use a computer, please state what programs you use.
3 Programs at Waterloo Application Process
I heard you can only choose 3 programs to apply to at each university, however Waterloo's Engineering Faculty provides you with 2 options if you don't get into your first option. With that in mind, would this be applicable? 

Program 1: Computer Science
 
Program 2: Computer Engineering 
            a) Second option: Nanotechnology Engineering 
            b) Third Option: Mechatronics Engineering 

Program 3: Business Administration and Computer Science Double Degree
I honestly don't know what I want to do after high school?
Well, I'm going to grade 11 (I know I have time). I'm currently trying to decide what I want to do after graduating high school. Right now, University is pretty much my best option. My best interest would be in science, specifically Biology and Chemistry. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have a problem getting into University with my current marks, but I feel I'll have trouble getting into Medical or Pharmacy School. I'd definitely attempt medical or pharmacy school, but it seems almost impossible. I don't want to finish 4 years of university and not get into medical school that'd be a complete waste. Are there any science fields that aren't as hard to get into, but are still reputable? Even my parents are pressuring me into going into the Medical/Pharmacology field but I don't think I have what it takes to stand out from all the other applicants.
Opinions on taking all 3 4U Maths?
I'm having a bit of a dilemma on deciding if I should be taking all 3 4U Maths this year. So far I have signed up for both Adv Functions and Calculus. While many of the business schools I am applying to will not require all 3 Maths, many of my friends have recommended that I take Data because it is "easy" and will look better on my top 6 then say economics. I'm aiming for high 80's to low 90's in adv func and calc this year and am worried that taking data will just create more stress. I would say that I am good, but not super amazing at math, having gotten an 86 in grade 11 functions. Given my circumstances would anyone recommend taking data? I plan on applying to the following programs this year: Schulich (#1), Queens (#2), Rotman (#3), Waterloo AFM (#4), Laurier (#5), and depending on my SAT scores SJSU. My top 6 (assuming I don't take data) looks like this:

English 
Calculus
Advanced Functions
International Business (M)
Financial Accounting (95% taken in Grade 11) (M)
Economics

Is this a good enough course load for the following schools? Or will Data be better and make my application a lot better? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Help With Physics
So I'm going to be taking grade 12 physics in a few days. I didn't do that well in physics 11. I was hoping you all would have advice for doing well this year. Thanks!
should i take international business online or in school?
i have a tough first semester and was wondering if i take online course for international business then i will have a spare for that time. and are the deadlines hard to meet?
McMaster Health Science or McGill Health/Life Sciences?
Both programs are rated very highly... I'm not sure which I should choose if I want to go into medical school in order to become a doctor
DO PEOPLE STILL GET INTO THEIR CHOICE PROGRAMS WITHOUT TAKING A "RECOMMENED" course? NEED ADVICE...
Ok so I'm entering grade 11 and I'd like to major in pharmacology or human. Biology to be a pharmacist or doctor. My grade 11 courses are:

Anthropology 11
Chemistry 11
Math 11
Food and culture 11

2nd semester:
English 11
Bio11
Gym
Math12

OK SO I DIDNT TAKE PHYSICS BECAUSE MY SCHEDULE WOULD CHANGE TO:
Physics 
Chemistry
Math
English
For first semester. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A REALLY HEAVY COURSE LOAD!
Like imagine the hw id get each day. BUT AT THE SAME TIME I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD TAKE IT. BUT I ALREADY KNOW THAT ILL HAVE TO TAKE PHYSICS IN UNIVERISTY TO MAJOR IN SCIENCE. 
But I don't really care about that right now, my main priority is actually getting accepted first. Which won't happen unless my marks are high.

ALSO don't tell me any bs about dropping grade 12 math, because I FEEL LIKE ITS A REALLY GOOD IDEA SINCE ILL BE LESS STRESSED IN GRADE 12.

1. DO UNIVERSITIES CARE ABOUT RECCOMMENED COURSES IN TERMS OF ADMISSION?

2. SHOULD I TAKE PHYSICS AND HAVE A TOUGH COURSE LOAD?

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR ADVICE!!

BTW HOW HARD WOULD SUMMER SCHOOL PHYSICS BE?







Nursing Hopefuls 2015!
Hey everyone!

I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:


1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year


So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)