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$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
University of Alberta: Faculty of Arts
Hello, I am currently a grade 11 student studying in Alberta. I was wondering if I can get into the Faculty of Arts at U of A with these marks.

English 20-1 - 75% 
Social Studies 20-1 - 75% 
Biology 20 - 75% 
Math 20-1 - 83% 
Chemistry 20 - 85% 
French 20-3y - 90% 

My top 5 average would be 81.6%. Do you think this is a good enough average to receive admission into the Faculty of Arts? 

NOTE: I have not yet completed any of these courses, these are simply my predicted marks.
University of Guelph: Biomedical Science
I am on the fence about taking biomedical science at Guelph as my undergraduate in hopes of later entering  the Ontario veterinary college.  Does anybody have any pros/cons that you can point out regarding this major in preparation for vet school, or just in general?  I'm leaning towards biomed, but animal biology is not completely out of the question.  I'm really confused about what I should do; I've been contemplating my options for the last year now and haven't come any closer to making an easy decision. ANY INPUT IS APPRECIAITED!! thanks in advance :)
What's the best engineering school I can get into with an 85%?
Hi! I'm a grade 12 student and I'm looking to apply to a mechanical engineering program. I was hoping to apply to Waterloo or UofT but as of right now my grades are at an 85 so that's probably unlikely: I've checked out Ryerson and York, but I'm not sure what THE best university I can get into with an 85 is. (I live in Canada so I'm looking at Canadian universities, but I'm open to American ones too though I prefer Canadian);.
Business School Options
I'm currently a in the 12th grade and have been looking into business schools to apply for. All of them have their pros and cons so I would like to ask your opinions on these schools:
-Queen's Commerce (No co-op but high prestige)
-Waterloo CFM/AFM (loving the coop and living close to home)
-UBC Sauders (Beautiful campus, decent prestige)
-Brock, all three Goodman programs (absolutely amazing coop)
-McMaster Degroote
-Dalhousie (Recommended by an MBA student, love coop)
-Laurier (again, love coop, close to home)
-McGill (high prestige)
Personally I'm aiming for a CFA designation to work as a financial consultant or something of the sort (CPA is also an option, but a lesser option). I absolutely would LOVE coop since I want to start getting work experience as soon as possible, but I'm also looking for a school with relatively high prestige which is pretty much the only reason Queens is an option.
Pre Law Thread 2015-2016
I know a lot of people are interested in engineering, cs, medicine and it looks like pre law students have been shunned from this forum. So I decided to give us a voice... 

Every pre law hopeful write down wat ur planning on majoring in and wat school u will attend.

Myn is.... Economics at either ubc or sfu
U of T Scarborough or Universty of Guelph ?
I want to be a speech-language pathologist and I am really torn between which schools I should do my undergrad at. If I went to U of G I would be taking my undergrad in Psychology, however if I do my undergrad at U of T It would be in psycholinguistics. U of T has a speech 
- language pathology graduate program , if I went to U of T for my undergrad  would it effect my chances to get into the graduate program? 
Laurier 4th yr, with Co-op, worked at PwC, Suncor, and more -AMA
Hi There,

I was a fiend on StudentAwards when I was applying to Unis 3.5 yrs ago, so I'm coming back to help from the other end now. Feel free to ask about Laurier, BBA, Co-op, ECs, International Exchange (currently in Spain), or anything else!

Other schools I applied and got into to in Gr12:
-Waterloo AFM (got the fellowship scholar thingy)
-Ivey AEO, BMOS, Bmed
-Schulich iBBA
-Guelph: resturant mngmnt
-McGill: Immunology & Microbiology
-Did not get: Queens

Highschool: Intnl Baccalaureate.
UofT PEY vs Ryerson IIP
What's better, UofT or Ryerson internships for ECE/biomed/robotics related jobs?
What are the major differences?
Will PEY really give me a big advantage? 
Need a Computer Programming Friend
Hello everyone , 

Im launching a start-up and our team has a national reach... we have everything except  programmer. 

If anyone on here has experience with website programming and has time to build. I would like to chat about a chance for you to join our team and become a partner ! 

In good health 
Thank you . 
Art-Sci at University of Toronto?
Anyone here in the art and sciences faculty at UofT or planning to go there?

What are your thoughts about this program? Would you consider it a decent undergraduate degree for someone who is interested in going to graduate school (i.e. law school) since there is no 'pre-law' degree.

I would most probably major in International Relations, Political Sciences, History OR Computer Science. Still thinking about this one.
Social work
What are the top post secondary schools in Ontario for Social Work?
Ophthalmic Medical Technology
Hey, I'm interested to know more about the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program at uOttawa. Im in grade 12 atm and im a mid-80s avg student. I wanted to know how does this program play out, I heard apparently its split into 2 years of studying and another 2 years in a hospital somewhere in ottawa, and I wanted to know if this is a good program to go into optometry school after or maybe even medical school. Thanks :)
Do I leave home or not?????
I am currently trying to decide between York for Digital Media or Waterloo for GBDA (Global Business and Digital Arts). I am from Waterloo so I would save money if I went for GBDA by not living in residence, although the tuition is almost the same amount that I would pay to attend Digital Media at York (tuition plus residence etc). Both programs seem equally interesting and tailored to my interests. It's a tough call, so that's why I'm asking for advice!

GBDA appeals to me because, like I said, I am from Waterloo so I like the fact that I wouldn't have to pay for residence (for first and second year...the program moves to Stratford for the last two years). Also, since I would be at home, I would have access to my "home studio" whenever I want rather than having to travel back on weekends. I also like the idea of moving to Stratford as it a cute, tiny city and I have wanted to experience living in such a place. Since I would wait an additional two years after finishing high school to move out, I may feel more ready at that time to start my adult life.

Digital Media at York is also eye-catching as I would be in Toronto, away from my crazy family. Most times than not, my siblings are very rowdy and it is hard to be at peace. Not having to deal with them on a day-to-day basis would be lovely, but then I worry about noisy students in residence. Besides that, Toronto is a great place to be due to the film industry, which I am interested in. Even though I probably won't get a job in that, I love acting, so having access to auditions will help me get a head start on my fantasy career. I also enjoy directing and producing film of course, this is why I want to study digital media. Everything else in Toronto seems great, too. The numerous concerts and Kensington Market make me happy. It would just suck to be away from family and I worry about not being able to produce music in my dorm.

Given my ups and downs for each program, which do you think would be better suited for me? Feel free to ask questions, I just need help!

ALSO, I would like to start a career after I am finished school (who wouldn't?) so I am worried about the job prospectives for each program. Does anyone know the likeliness of getting a job after graduation in the field of study for each of these programs?

Thanks for taking the time to read this if you have and I apologize for the length!

The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did With My Money
The dumbest thing I have ever done with my money is pay my younger sister to do small chores for me. I pay her to do the dishes and sort the recycling so that I may complete all of my homework on time, retain a healthy physique, and get enough sleep every night. Only my money doesn't go directly to her. I buy her tickets to local hockey games so she can chatter about the eye candy there. She doesn't appreciate the game, she just wants to make snap judgements about the players based on their looks. I know some of the players on the OJHL team Wellington Dukes, and she'll joke about their performance during games.
Each ticket is worth ten dollars, and home games are about once a week during the regular season. During playoffs, the tickets rise to twelve dollars for best of seven. I have paid for my sister to attend two full seasons plus playoffs. Seasons usually go from September to March, which is seven months. Assuming there are four home games a month, there are 28 regular season games... multiplied by ten dollars... I no longer think this is a funny story.
Hello, can someone please explain university to me? I mean that in the most non stupidest way, lol. Like what does it mean by units (5 units, 12 units and such) per semester. 
Please just explain courses, units, how much credits they are worth, semesters and what not. I don't want to be clueless in this whole process.
Thanks in advance! Appreciate it. 
I'm a current grade 12 student and want to go to Laurier. After I want to go into marketing but I keep seeing people refer to it as a 'bird course'. Also does joining things like DECA help students get into Business schools
career help
i need help finding a career!! i am so stuck. i am in between going into business or health sciences - Forensic nursing to be more specific. I love presnting and persuading people and doing like sale pitches, but i dont want a SALES career, i want to go into some fun creative business marketing career, but i donty know any. What might be some good paying fun business careers, hopefuilly dont have to deal with alot of math...
I'm an international prospective student. Please I need information on masters programme for civil engineering, but must be affordable though. Good lifestyle and sports like basketball. Cheap accommodation.
Do universities look at your attendance record? Do they care if you skipped class or was late one or twice?
What else do i have to do to get into Queens Commerce
Okay looking at this website has made me scared shitless for uni applications in the next couple months. I'm set on going into business & my top 3 unis are Queens Commerce, Western IVEY (BMOS as first year) and Laurier BBA.

Grades 9-11 i pretty much had an 88% average, but that's only because i slacked in some courses. This year I'm sure I can get a 93% average at LEAST. (i have 3 courses each semester, more time to literally work my ass off)

Grade 9 junior girls rugby, varsity badminton
Grade 10 indoor & outdoor track and field, drama club director, student council grade rep, peer mentor
Grade 11 student council exec (social coordinatior), peer mentor
Grade 12 student council exec (president), peer mentor, softball team

180 volunteer hours at local soccer club,


I am a 3rd Year Queen's Commerce Student: AMA!
I'll be happy to answer any questions, whether they're related to your entry essays/application, academic things, or the social life here at Queen's!
I want to go to a top-tier business school,  but I am afraid my calculus mark is bringing me down! I have an overall average over 90 but my past calc quiz and test I got 54% and 61%. I understand all the homework and do it correctly I just can't seem to do well on the tests. Does anyone have any advice?