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Transfer worth it?
Hello,
I am transferring to UWaterloo in the second year into the health studies program from a bio program at another university. But I was wondering if transferring for science is worth it since I will  finish my program one semester late and graduating on year later that my expected graduation date (2020). I initially transferred because I wanted to receive co-op but I was only offered admission to the regular program. For both uni's I would be living away from home  and cost is similar, the reputation is the only difference. Is UW health sci regular worth it for my situation?
Please any advice is appreciated, I have been stuck on this decision for months
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dropping english 12 summer school good idea?
hello, i am thinking of dropping my English 12 summer school. I am getting like 65% now which is why I wanna drop. I achieved an 88% for English 11 so I think this summer school teacher is kinda strict. Summer school has been 10 days. if I drop it now, will the university see that I dropped the course on the transcript? or will my transcript show that I failed or incompleted the course or something? please let me know your thoughts. btw I am in British Columbia so there is still a provincial English 12 exam towards the end of the course to write which will probably make my mark (65%) even lower. 

thanks for answering 
ubc sauder school questions. plz help
hello everyone
i am currently in gr 11 and have already completed grade 11 math with a 90 % final mark.  i am taking pre-cal 12 now so i am wondering if ubc also cares or needs calculus 12 for sauder school? also i wanna know if  any elective courses will enhance the application for sauder school of business. For ex, accounting? 
thanks for answering. 

BCIT ACCEPTANCES
HAS ANYONE HEARD BACK
from BCIT???
I literally know no one who has been accepted yet.... 
If you have been accepted... what program/average? thx
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BCIT offers of addmision
Has anyone gotten an offer from BCIT yet? If so, what program and average?
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Biomedical Software Engineering or Bioinformatics? Which University is best?
I am currently a grade 11 student who is confused on her career path... To broaden my opportunities, I am taking all 4 sciences at school: Physics, Bio, Chem, Comp Sci. I want to become an ophthalmologist but considering med school's limited acceptance rate in Canada,  I am thinking of pursuing a science degree that is secure and also high on demand so that if I don't get into med school when I get my graduate degree, I am still financially stable with lots of career opportunities. 

I like computer science and biology so I'm thinking of either biomed software engineer or bioinformatics. Do you think it's a wise choice or good preparation to get an biomedical engineering degree then apply for med school? What is the percentage of engineering majors getting in med school anyway? I know that some engineers do really well on their MCATs and get accepted into med school. 

I love computer science and biology so I just want to know the differences between Biomedical Software Engineering or Bioinformatics as well as which degree is wiser based on salary income and etc? 

Also, my average is a 93%(96% if it weren't for english...). I live in Alberta but do you think I would be able to get into either University of Toronto, Waterloo, or British Columbia for Engineering? I know UBC bump 4% for Alberta Curriculum,  so my avg would be 97%. Which school is better for job opportunities after graduation if I want to work in Sillicon Valley? Do the big companies even care about where you graduated from in Canada at all? And which university has the best internship offers? 

Thank you so much for reading my rant. I truly appreciate any sort of advice!  
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Medical Radiography at BCIT
Hi there,  
I am a Grade 12 student willing to apply for the Radiography program at BCIT, but have heard the admission process is competitive. Any helpful tips and insight on getting admitted by a current student would be really nice, as I would really like to be in it. I am also just wondering how it's like as well. Thanks!
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Spare Time at BCIT
Hey could any bcit students tell me how much free time they have roughly every week? I know bcit's full time programs are intense and i'm wondering how much extra time I will have to socialize/exercise if I go there.
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I may or may not have screwed up my life just now
Let's start with some background info. I'm currently a grade 12 student in BC, and an aspiring nurse. My plan was to go to either BCIT or Langara, however, I haven't taken Chemistry 11 yet. I was taking it online, and for some reason it got removed (probably due to inactivity, i'll explain later).  

My counsellor at school hates me since I dropped AP Psych late in the year (in October) due to stress from my job (tldr; I was working too many hours, work refused to reduce hours, let me quit or transfer and threatened to document me if I didn't show up & no one would take my shifts since only 4 other people out of the 137 employees we have know my position.. sucks I know.).  

I have a few questions. What would happen if I don't take Chemistry 11 and go straight into Chemistry 12 (That's my first block next semester)? Would it affect my admission? Would they take my mark from Chemistry 12 instead of Chemistry 11? I don't know anymore. I feel so down right now & I feel that my counsellor doesn't help me at all. If anyone has the answers to my questions above, I would appreciate it so so much. Thanks in advance! :)
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UBC/BCIT Applications and Entrance
Hi, fellow Yconic members I'm a Grade 12 student, from British Columbia, and graduating High School this year (2017.) I'm anxious about my University admissions. So, if you don't mind, can you please help me answers my question?

  1. Does UBC look at your Grade 11 marks? If yes, which ones?

2. What is the admission average needed for UBC Applied Sciences? Ex. Grades, average grade, GPA, etc. I go to a DL (Distributed Learning) school (online school), can you please tell me the deadline for the admission applications? That's about it for now.

My Grade 11 Averages:

English 11 - 91%

Math 11 PC - 88%

Physics 11 - 83%

Chemistry 11- 80%

  Thanks,

  AK
Please help!
Hi, Yconic I'm really worried. I'm currently in Grade 11 and 12. Which means, I'm still completing some Grade 11 courses. However, I will be graduating in 2017.
    
My question is, 

 1. Can I still apply for UBC, SFU, and BCIT if I'm still completing my Grade 11 courses? I will finish the courses in January 2017. 

2. Also, how does the application system work?

 Thanks.
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What is a good school for nursing in Canada Bc?
I want to become a nurse but im not sure what is the best programs or schools to go to for nursing. I just want to be a regular RN nurse. Can you guys list the top 5 university/colledge for nursing? Also does going into university for nursing better than going to a colldge? pls help thanks
SFU IB Credit
Hi,
I am an international student who has applied to SFU, I had a completed IB Diploma and since the website for SFU has stated that it will grant 30 credits for a completed IB Diploma. I decided to inquire the admissions staff and they responded by saying that I got a one-year credit for my undergrad degree.
I am wondering if anyone (IB students) has been through this or is this just a marketing gimmick?
Engineering Admissions!!!!
I am a grade 12 student in the middle of my first semester and I have been going through a rough time ever since Grade 12 started. I have decided to look up to Yconic community to help me in my current circumstance. For 6 years I have been wanted to study at UBC Engineering because of their research funding, great campus with lots of activities and reputation. However, recently other students that made it to UBC told me I have no chance of making it to U.B.C Engineering because my grades are not high enough. Students say you need a good personal profile and 95+ average to make it into UBC but I am unable to get those high grades. My grades are
Physics: 89%
Chemistry: 95%
Pre-Calculus: 98%
English 12: Class-89%, Provincial-70%, Blended 81%, Never understood which grade they took.
My ECs are Ambassador of Recreation Center, Coho Crew, Green team, Math team VP, Violin for 8 years.
I can't seem to get above 93% however I am a strong student and am very passionate of Civil Engineering.
If I don't make it to U.B.C is McGill and U of Alberta similar in terms of University Engineering.
I will hope someone can respond and I apologize for the long statement but I had to wrote what I felt.
Application Process Help
What is the difference between courses and programs?
I'am a high school senior and planning to pursue the Nursing program but unsure of the requirements. Below I listed the courses that are required for the program for BCIT, as an example. I understand it states "Academic Foundations requirement"  but should I start applying for the program or register for courses?
- Completion of 18.0 university credits with a minimum of (67%) in each of the following courses
-  ENGL 1177 Academic Writing or a first-year transferable English composition course* (3.0 credits) 
- Anatomy & Physiology* - must have been completed within the past 3 years (6.0 credits)     -  PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 1 or an equivalent Psychology course* (3.0 credits) General Education [PDF] electives at a 100 level minimum in at least 2 different academic disciplines (6.0 credits)
Medical Radiography at BCIT
Hi there,

I am a Grade 12 student willing to apply for the Radiography program at BCIT, but have heard the admission process is competitive. Any helpful tips and insight on getting admitted by a current student would be really nice, as I would really like to be in it. I am also just wondering how it's like as well. Thanks!
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What is the cost of studying in BC?
When you're applying for university, do costs factor in your decision? 

You might not be surprised to learn that how much you spend on your education will vary on where you live. It's not just tuition that you have to consider. Costs such as rent, transportation, and food will vary from province to province. 

Any guesses on which province is the cheapest to study?

Let's start with BC

EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES
Tuition (avg.)  - $5,534
School Fees - $425 - $500
Health and Dental Plan - $432 - $900
Textbooks & supplies - $500-$2,000

LIVING EXPENSES
Rent (shared accommodation, off-campus) - $10,000 - $12,300 
Food/ Meal Plan -$ 2,000 - $3,600
Utilities (phone, cable, internet, hydro) - $600
Transportation (public) - $474
Personal + Entertainment - $960+  

*Calculated for the 2016/2017 school year, two semesters lasting ten months


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Do you live in BC? How much are you spending per school year on these items? 


Is my schedule too loaded?!?! Help!!
I'm in grade 12 and in second semester I'm taking MHF4U1, SPH4U1 and MCV4U1... is it possible for me to get high or good  grades (70-90) in those subjects or will it be too much work for me in my final semester??
Can i become a nurse (RN Nurse) if I take foundation of math 12? pls help
I am planning to submit my grade 12 courses for admission to university or college. Can i be accepted into the nursing program with foundation of math 12? only took that course because if i took pre calculus 12 i would have gotten 70-75 percent, but in foundation I can easily get 90+ percent.