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$500 "Ultimate Study Tip" Community Contest
Love them or hate them, exams are a part of student life. We want to know what your "ultimate study tip" is that helps you get through (and ace) them! 

Essentially we’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing academic year. Whether it’s “Don't leave it to the last minute” or “Memorize facts with a song”, we want to hear from you. There’s a $500 cash prize up for grabs!* 

How to Enter: 
Simply comment below using your real name with, “My Ultimate Study Tip Is:” followed by the piece of advice you think will help other members as they prepare for exams.

Deadline to enter is January 29, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.  

How to Win: 
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. 

Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest. Good luck! 

*See full rules and regulations ( https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/206119646--Ultimate-Study-Tip-Contest-Rules)

chances of admission?
Hi guys,so i just need to know if i have a chance of getting into any of the unis i have applied to. Ive applied to york(shulich bba) , Western(management ivey) , UOFT(rotman) , UBC(sauder) and mcgill(bcom)
I also applied to waterloo for afm but got rejected cos i didnt have an A in O level english, which was a prerequisite(i was unaware of this when applying). I have checked the admission sites of the other unis i have applied to and they do not require an A in english.
 So my question is if my grades and ECs are good enough to get into the remaining unis.
My AS level grades are As in accounts,maths and economics and a C in physics(which i have now dropped)
My predicted grades are also 3 As
In O levels i got 3A* 2A 4B
My ECs are: 60 hours of comm service for a non-profit healthcare organization(SINA)
60 hours of volunteering at A local hospital
20 hours of comm service teaching at a school for underprivileged kids
month long internship at Ernst and Young
month long internship at NIB bank
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Stop telling people to do private school if their marks aren't high enough
You all assume that people can easily pay $500 for a course. And frankly private schools aren't that common outside of Toronto and plenty of people on these forums aren't from Toronto. Whatever happened to telling people to work harder?
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Anyone Ever Taken A Course At Virtual High School (Ontario)?
Anyone Ever Taken A Course At Virtual High School? What is it like? How did you find the course? How long did it take you?


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University of Toronto Civil Engineering Transfer
I currently am in my second year at McGill University studying civil engineering. I'm not really enjoying the program and the emphasis that McGill engineering places on the theoretical side of civil. I just don't feel like I'm learning anything useful and am definitely not getting any hands on experience. Could someone provide me some insight about the civil engineering program at U of T? I've seen their curriculum and their courses seem much more applicable and less 'mathy' just by looking at their syllabuses and final exams. Any sort of advice would be great and hearing both the good and bad about the program and engineering department in general would be a great help.
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Carleton U bad reputation for engineering?
Hey, I've applied for Carleton U Aerospace Engineering with an average of low 90s and I really started to like the university.

I heard people saying that Carleton U have a bad reputation for engineering and the coop isn't so great? 

What are people's opinions on this? Especially those who go to carleton

Apply program
i want to apply waterloo cs and math, can i apply both of them? How about UOT, if i apply cs in scar campus and math in downtown campus? Thanks!
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Does University of Waterloo Rank High Schools?
On University of Waterloo's website, I read that "over 90% of high schools are not adjusted". It also said that they "apply an adjustment factor based on historical performance from a given school (first-year university averages minus final high school averages) over the past 8+ years". So I was just wondering if Waterloo really ranks the high schools and if they even pay attention to which high school you come from when considering admissions. The school I currently attend is Satec @ Wa Porter Ci. The school is strongly academic, and it is very difficult to get the 95+ average required for waterloo engineering. This is why I was planning to transfer to a different high school within the TDSB (Danforth CTI or East York CI or David Mary Thompson CI or Cederbrae CI) or Jean Vanier (TCDSB) where I know the marks are inflated (a student at that school who does not know how to factor is getting 92 in functions. while i am getting an 88 which is the second highest mark in my class). Do they not care about which high school you went to? And should I transfer? Please do not respond by saying that an academic school will better prepare me for university, because my current priority is to have a high enough average to get accepted into university. I am a strong independent learner and will be able to study the required material on my own so that I am well prepared. And just to prove how tough my high school is, a student at my school who had a 70 average in grade 10 transferred to East York and has a 92 average in grade 11. 
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BMath/BBA Double Degree student - Ask anything
Just like the topic says.

I am a BMath/BBA double degree student currently in my 4th year.

If you have any questions at all about admissions, co-op, courses, competition, work load, etc. just let me know either here or in a PM and I'll do my best to answer them.

I can also answer things about Laurier's BBA program or UW's Math programs.

So I think Ivey is too hard to get in, my chances are; studying economics or stg like that in Western or to skip Western(cause Ivey s not gonna happen) and prefer Brock's business studies(accounting I think) or SFU's business school??? what do you say
maybe you can suggest something else? guys please I wanna read some comments
(I care about the education reputation aand ofcourse the social life)
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Hey so i have applied to York, Laurier & University of Waterloo for Environmental studies! Are those programs hard to get into and when do those schools usually send out acceptances?? Thanks!
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Western Ivey 2016 mega thread
Sup guys, 

Just making this thread to see whats the competition like this year for people applying to ivey aeo at western.

Share your projected average and what type of ecs. Also whats your top choice.

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BC applicants please help!
Hey guys I am a BC applicant and I am so confused with the sending transcript yourself thing. I applied for
McMaster Health Science
Western Medical science
U of T Life science (biology)
SFU Biological science
UBC science
McGill Science

and on the OUAC it says I need to arrange for transcripts to be sent of my final mid year marks. But my school is linear so we have 3 terms. What is midyear marks? term 1? since thats the only final mark we have in january/february. Also, do we still self report. I'm so confused. The sending transcript is only for OUAC universities right? Please help!
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Industrial design companies in Canada
Hi all, I am a business man in textile industry. As a part our new project, we are planning to launch a new equipment. Recently we found a Company named Spark innovations. Here is their website  www.sparkinnovations.com . We need to design the equipment with respect to our requirements. If somebody knows any companies which deals with industrial equipment design please share its details
University of Ottawa or University of Waterloo
I'm looking at going into engineering (most likely mechanical) and I'm split on what university to go to. I want to hear an overall review of each university. I know the basics like co-op and I want to hear opinions about that too but I want to hear more information. For example, how the student community is, how are the clubs, are there opportunities to independently apply and expand your knowledge (e.g. Ottawa's Makerspace). Information like that would be very useful to me. Thank you to all that reply!
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Early Acceptance Question
Hello everyone! :) 

Just a tad bit confused about early acceptances. How do they work? Do universities look at top 6 grade eleven average, or all the grade eleven courses you took? Also, if you took grade twelve courses in grade eleven, do they only look at those?

Thanks so much!!
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Easiest "approved courses" for UBC/SFU admission?
Which approved courses (courses that can be counted towards your admission average) are easiest? Ones that can boost your average.

I've heard economics is really easy.
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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!