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Now that school's back in full force and university applications are open, I thought I'd make this application thread so that people can see when people get accepted, where they applied, their averages, etc.
In your post, please include the following: - Program and post-secondary institution - Date of application - Date of offer - Admission average (Grade 11, Grade 12 first semester- basically whatever was used in determining admission qualifications) - Province you're applying from - Any other information you'd like to add
This post is directed mainly for those kids who won't get into Ivey, QC, Schulich, etc. This website is really great for answers and support, but the people who don't get 90's often get rained on by other users, which sucks and can really hurt their confidence. But for those students, I have good news...
I was speaking with a Financial Advisor today who is very successful and works in downtown Ottawa under a major bank (for privacy reasons I wont specify which one). I asked them point blank: does the school that you attend make a difference when looking for a job?
Their answer was simple. No. They said that when they see a university degree with the required certifications for the position, they weigh a degree from Carleton the same as one from Queen's. And for those looking at Laurier worried about getting co-op or not, they also said that co-op looks good, but isn't a dealbreaker either because internship positions are ALWAYS available for those who want them bad enough. It does add to your resume which is always helpful, and it never hurts to get your foot in the door...
Now, maybe this is just one employer's opinion. But as so many people say: your school won't make or break your career.
Another "famous" quote from Mr. Wonderful himself - Kevin O'Leary - is as follows (from his book Cold Hard Truth): "Though I like to say an MBA beside your name, I'll hire a moneymaker over a scholar any day". While O'Leary is far from the golden boy of businessmen, it's another perspective from a successful employer.
To summarize: At the end of the day, schools with the top reputations may indeed open up some doors for you, and if their program is known to be a great for your area of choice (Brock Accounting, etc), absolutely consider going there. But, attend the school where you will learn the material the best depending on how YOU learn.
*Disclaimer: I agree that the highly regarded programs are fantastic, and those who attend those schools should be very proud of getting into them and learning from them! If they're what you're looking for, awesome for you! Just here to prove that employers hire who you are, not your degree.*
I was wondering if I wanted to apply to a french university back in Quebec, what is the equivalence to get into a program there? As I will be doing my English and French Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Biology 30-1, Physics 30-1, Social-Studies 30-1 and I know that in Quebec, students have to do approx 2 years of Cégep and that's how they can get into universities there. But I can't seem to find how these french universities approach students from other provinces who want to apply there and what requirements of admission they need. Can someone help me, I would really appreciate it.
I'm currently in my first semester at Carleton in the honours biochemistry program, and I'm finding it's not the right school for me, mostly because of the size and because I'd like to move out of Ottawa. I'd like to transfer to the same program at Bishops U, which is in Quebec.
Is there any way I can transfer for the second semester of my first year? My high school average was well above the admission average for out of high school, and I am anticipating my first semester marks will be above the transfer admission average, but obviously I won't have them until after first semester is over. Also the deadline for admission into the winter semester was November 1st, but I noticed that for the fall semester, the deadline is later for transfer students than others, and also that some applications after the deadline will be considered, so maybe I could still get in?
I realize the best option is probably to stick this year out and apply as a transfer student after the whole first year, but I'd appreciate any input.
Also, if I do transfer between two semesters, will I be able to have my second semester tuition at Carleton refunded?
I'm a grade 12 student interested in going to law school after my degree. I don't know if I'm even going to like criminology (it seems interesting but I don't know...). I've seen so many people on here and elsewhere say that it's a useless degree so any advice? And any advice on a degree that an prepare me for law school?
I'm a transfer student from Bishop's University,Quebec and I got accepted to Wilfrid Laurier for Computer Sc. I'm confused whether I should transfer or not. I didn't got accepted to UW and I'm planning to add management or entrepreneurship option to my degree. I'm super confused at this point of time. I don't know I should transfer or not. WLU has a better coop program than Bishop's for sure...but I got accepted to the co-op program at Bishop's as well and I may do my first work term this summer. Can anyone tell me if the CS is hard at WLU and how's the co-op program and stuff.
hey peoplee i was wondering if i have a chance of getting into mcgill arts with an 87.5 average for top 6?? Im from ontario and minerva still says ready for review. when do u guys think there will be a decision on my application?? thankss
I am in my grade 12 year and I am looking in universities in Ontario or in Atlantic Canada for medical sciences, biomedical sciences or biological sciences. I am so unsure which universities and programs to even consider. Can anyone in the same type of program give me a review of their university and programs please?
We’re a group of fourth years at Queen’s, UofT, and McGill, studying commerce, engineering, and life sciences respectively. We realize how stressful college applications can be so we’re working on an application related to college supplementaries. We’ve previously helped students write college essays and today, we’re offering free supplementary application editing.
Fill out http://goo.gl/dTx71P and upload your applications: we’ll get back to you with feedback.
We’ll potentially be helping future university students with your application (don’t worry, we’ll only do this after May, when admission season is over). If you don’t have a rough draft yet, leave your email and we’ll offer you another opportunity later in the year.