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Grade 11 Chemistry
I hav grade 11 chem coming up this semester and im kind of stressing over it. My question is, should I be? Alot of people i've been talkin to say that it is a very difficult course and it is hard to get a good mark in it. Is this true? Also how big of a jump is it from grade 10 science to grade 11 chemistry? 

Thanks in advance!
For those who have 90%+ averages...
Question:
How do you get such a high percentage?! I study for at least an hour or two after school, plus my 3rd period spare.. a total of 2-3 hours a day. Yet I don't have such a fabulous average. I'm only about an 88%. My school's highest average is about a 93-94%.
Are there any tips for studying? 2nd semester is starting tomorrow. I have Calculus, Biology, and Peer Tutoring (supposedly easy), and a 4th period spare.
I might have to drop my spare for another course that gives me a higher mark. Any suggestions for that?

Thanks. :)
Grade Eleven
Do grade 11 marks matter for McMaster engineering, say you got 60's in grade 11 but 90's in grade 12
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!
Degroote School Of Business! Any opinions appreciated!
How does Degroote stack up against other B-Schools? I would personally consider Degroote tier 1.5 just below Ivey, Queens.


How is Degroote's reputation with employers? Big 4? I know it has connections with KPMG

What Average should I aim for in grade 12 for Mac? What average have you been accepted with?

Any opinions appreciated!


I need help but plz dont mock my situation
So heres my problem: I screwed up some prerequisite engineering courses in gr12. So during this entire summer I went to private school to upgrade my marks since i dont want to risk anything. My average so far is 84 after 2 repeats, and I am planning on to repeat more courses so i can have a higher average (maybe high 80s to low 90s). Ive already excluded UofT and Waterloo in my plan. So my question is what are my chances of getting into school like Ryerson, Ottawa, Carleton, UOIT or any other ontario school for engineering, computer science, or math? I really appreciate if anyone would give me some genuine information or advices. Thanks!!
Concerns about top six
Hey, I'm a student going into grade 12 at a school in Ontario. 
I was reading about the use of top 6 marks. I have some of my 4u marks already going into grade 12 from fast tracking . These are; 
Calculus 97
Advanced functions 95
Data management 98
French extended 93 
All of my 3u sciences that I have are above 90 (I have all three). 

The only thing I was wondering is; will my 3U english mark of 80 (it was an online summer course) hinder my chances of getting into my program of choice (McGill neuroscience)? I know that I'll be able to do a lot better in 4u English. I'm just worried that they'll look at my 3u and say no way. 

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.
The Official Canadian Undergraduate Major Social Pyramid (CUMP)
The Official Canadian Undergraduate Major Social/Political Pyramid (CUMP)

The Illuminati
 - Electrical/Software/computer engineering
 - Computer Science

The Main Noble Houses

 - Mechanical/Mechatronic/Nanotech/Biomedical engineering

The
Small Noble Houses
 - Civil/Chemical Engineering

The Non-nobility upper class
- Applied Math
- Pure Math
- Physics
- Life/Health sciences
- Nursing


*BIG GAP*


2nd Class citizens/Wannabe nobles

- Business
- Law
 
Peasants

- Psychology
- Biology
- Chemistry

Slaves

- Sociology
- Social Work
- Religious Studies


Animal Kingdom
- THE REST





Who are you in this social order?



3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything!


I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.

Background:
- First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA
- Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years
- Currently doing a spring semester

You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!

And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:

WHEN SEARCHING FOR 1ST CO-OP:
- Avg (both major and overall) ~80%
- ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff
- Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour

INTERVIEWS:
Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from (in no particular order):
RBC x2, Canadian Tire Financial Services, Imperial Oil (Alberta), Ontario Securities Commission (CPA Approved), Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Big 4 Audit (Toronto), Suncor (Alberta), TeamBuy .ca, Big 4 Audit (Calgary) and CPP Investment Board.

Note: These were not all co-op positions, some were just summer internship interviews.

AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry):
- Rejected from BAcc Co-op
- Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6


So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!

*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here


Ivey Grad / IBD in New York, AMA
Hello all. Used to frequent this site somewhat. I graduated Ivey not too long ago and work as an investment banking analyst in New York with one of the top firms. Feel free to ask me anything and I'll try my best to answer. 

I've been where you are now and received a lot of guidance back then. Hoping to return the favor. 
Comp sci vs accounting
I really like math (but not physics, so no engineering) and I like coding. However, o also know that tech bubbles can burst just like that and above all I just want a stable source of income.

Should I still pursue the shaky field of tech or go into ol' reliable accounting?

EDIT: I have a 95 avg (99 in adv func) in gr.11 and am going to apply to the waterloo CS/BBA program, McGill, queens, ivey and schulich
MCGILL DESAUTELS????
I have not yet started Grade 12, but I have 4 G12 credits already. I am in the International Baccalaureate Program.

TOK - 98%   ---sending to McGill
IB 1 Math - 93%   ---sending to McGill
Data Management - 93% (not IB)   ---sending to McGill
Visual Arts - 87%  (not IB)

For the courses that I want to send, I have an average of 94.66 (for now). That means that I only need 3 courses (English, Calc and other) above 94% to get in, right?

The problem is, I have major anxiety issues and am so stressed that I won't get into this program. 

So, my question is, does McGill look at IB in a better light than regular Ontario students? Also, do I have to send in my predicted marks, or can I just send in my Ontario marks (but still be considered as an IB student)?

ALSO, is Grade 12 IB easier than Grade 11 IB? My courses next year are: IB2 Math, IB Bio, IB Chem, IB English, IB French and Ontario Business. (I have 6 courses, compared to the 8 I had last year).

And more importantly, do you guys think I will get in, or should I just lose all hope before I start the school year?

THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND I HOPE ALL OF YOU GET ACCEPTED TO YOUR DESIRED SCHOOL!!!! <3
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! ;)
Can I Apply To Multiple Programs At One University?
For Example, can I apply to both med sci and bmos at western and still receive acceptances to both programs, or do I have to rank my choices so that I will only receive an offer to one of my choices?
Current UBC student - ask me anything
I'm a second year Computer Engineering UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in rez, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC.
 

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring. This is my second forum post, my old one was getting huge and a bit unwieldy. 
University of Toronto
Is UT as hard as they say it is? I'm pretty nervous on accepting my offer to Compsci because everyone tells me Uoft is really hard, the profs try to fail you,low GPA, etc. Is it really that hard? I heard Waterloo is easier but I didn't get accepted is this true? 
What is ECE like? How does PEY work?
I'm currently a third year life sci (neuro and physio) student thinking of transferring into ECE after my third year/ (or possibly 4th year). I was initially thinking of EngSci, but after hearing horror stories about it I decided to go along the ECE route since I'm interested in neuroengineering and it seems that a lot of the IBBME faculty for neuro things are in ECE. What is the job outlook for electrical/computer engineers in Toronto? I was also hoping to stay in toronto if possible once I graduate with a BASc in engineering. I heard there was a PEY program too where 2/3/4th years could get a paid internship? How much do they earn (it would be great if it could help pay for some of my tuition)?
Confused with Questions
Hi everyone! I'm going into grade 12 this year and I plan on applying to university. My original plans were to apply to Carleton, McMaster, and Wilfrid Laurier for Social Work. I'm not feeling 100% anymore about it and I started looking into cultural geography and anthropology and urban planning. Could anyone tell me what the first year courses are like in the social work programs and any pros and cons? Also about the other topics that I mentioned?
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science student in LFS; now I'm a second year student for 2015-2016. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

p.s. Yes, Ana Steele and Shia LaBeouf "went" here.
Orgo chem 2213/2223 vs orgo chem 2273/2283
What are the differemces between these courses? and which one is generally easier?
Difference between orgo chem 2213/2223 and orgo chem 2273 and 2283
What are the differences between these courses and which one is generally easier?
Upgrade Physics 20 or take Physics 30
i'm planning on applying to UBC for science & the requirements include Physics 20 but i have a 74% (i dropped from a 89 throughout the year & went into a final with a 83% but my anxiety/insomnia got the best of me & even though i was prepared I bombed it) 


so should i just take physics 30? i'm worried that my 74% may stand in my way of getting into UBC.