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Study tips
So how do you guys study for adv fund, biology, religion, calcu, chemistry, and English exams ? How long do you guys study for? When did you start studying? What resources did you use? Has anyone got perfect on their exam? These are all grade 12 courses and with first semester finals being important as fuck.. just wondering how much more I can do. Good luck on exams guys, hope you do as well as you want. Hopefully first year students can share their lucky tips. :D
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3rd year science student at McGill!
Hey guys, I’m in my third year at McGill in a double major of math and psychology, if you have any questions at all about McGill or about university in general or anything, feel free to ask, I would love to help out!
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High School Class of 2018 Offers of Admission
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

Good luck everyone!!
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question for applying for universities
Im in grade twelve. I take my pre calculus and chemistry online (i attend a local school on the linear system for the rest of my courses). I Finished pre calc 11 and chem 11 at the end of November. I have started both chem 12 and pre calc 12 and am about half way done both. Since Pre calculus 11 and Chemistry 11 aren't on my term one, but will be on term two am i able to apply for universities?
U of T TrackOne Student w/ National Scholarship AMA
Hi Yconic!
I successfully applied for engineering at U of T (TrackOne), Waterloo (Computer Engineering), McGill and Ryerson. Was also a finalist for QuARMS, and received the National Scholarship at the University of Toronto. 

I can talk about residence life, engineering workload, scholarships, my experience applying for any of the above programs, anything really. ask me anything :)
Acceptances 2018
Anyone accepted to McGill yet?? If so, please provide:
Date of Acceptance
Date of Application
Grade 11 Averages
Thanks and congrats to everyone!
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Chance me UOFT, McGill, UBC
International Student. Applying Social Sciences. 

Chance me UOFT; UTSG; UTM; UTSC, UBC and McGill

International Bac;

HL English Literature  6
HL Business Managment 6
HL History 6
SL Maths 6
SL Chemistry 5
SL Spanish 5
Core 2

Total:  36/45

Decent, mostly Bs, some As, some A*s but some Cs. 
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Chances of getting into UofT and Mcgill
GCSE: 5 B's, 2 C's, A
AS: 2 C's, D

I'm planning to apply for Anthropology. What do you think my chances are?
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Late course
My goal is getting to McGill life sciences group. I applied last month throw their website for the chosen program, but I have on missing course which is English grade 12 as I am planning to take it during summer school 2018. I included this detail in my application and I will send them a letter explaining my situation. My average is high to meet the prerequisites ( assuming around 94 ). What do you think are my chances of getting an offer from them ? and when do you think they would give me their offer? If anybody had passed in a similar situation I would like to hear from you.
Help with Physics
What is the minimum average for physics when applying for engineering for:
toronto, waterloo, mcgill, queen's and western?. Got an A first quarter and bombed my test and currently have a C for second quarter. Hopefully my midterm grade will be a high B. Is this good enough? 
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I just want to know, do university apply some adjustments on the students averages based on which high school he came from or depending on the school average, cause tbh in my school ( Port Credit), not many people get 90s cause we have a really hard system, while in another school same area, people get 90s so often and teachers give students high averages. So do university look at my average in a different way? cause I don't feel its right that I cant get 85 in my English course while my friend gets 95 in a different school.
Please I don't anybody to advice me by saying move to that school lol 
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McMaster Health Science FIRST YEAR (AMA)!!! Premed, applying, scholarships...
I'm a first year in BHSc at McMaster. Yconic was my life last year in grade 12 and I found all the forums really helpful so I thought I'd make my own. Feel free to ask me anything about the application process, what the program is actually like, or my extracurriculars and stuff. If you're feeling super stressed about anything and need to vent...I get it. I was in your shoes. 

I applied also to:
Western Med Sci
Queen's Science and QUARMS
UBC Science
McGill Science

My average was 98%
I am so anxious. I am applying as 105D applicant and really want to know when I'll find out if I'm accepted to schools. Does anyone know when 105D applicants start receiving acceptances for Waterloo, Toronto, McGill, Western, Alberta, and basically any school you can think of in ontario?? Thanks
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Can I get into McGill with an 86.6%?
I have an 86.6% in my top six courses with above a 90 in English and I'm hoping to get into McGill's Faculty of Arts, but I know I'm really close to their cutoff. Could I get in with this average?
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Does McGill care about grade 11 marks?
I'm an Ontario student who applied to McGill Arts in mid October. I noticed on Minerva that my status says that they won't receive my grades from OUAC until March. As well, the website says admission decisions start in February for out of province students. I didn't have a very good year in Grade 11, some of my courses dragging my average down by a lot. Overall, it was an 82.5%. I know that the average for McGill Arts is a 86.5%. However, my grades this year have improved by a large margin, and I think I can keep it up for the rest of the year. Currently, after midterms, my average is 92.5%. My question is, since McGill doesn't see grades until after first semester of Grade 12, does that mean they won't take into consideration my Grade 11 marks? Or at least take less consideration into them? 

For reference, here are my grades from last year and this year. 

Grade 11 (Final marks): 

Physics (3U): 57% 
Functions (3U): 78%
French as first language (3U): 92% 
Philosophy (4U): 83% 
English as first language (3U): 91% 
Psychology (3U): 91% 
Leadership (4M): 83% 
Writers' Craft (4U): 83% 
Religion (3M): 85% 

Grade 12 (First semester midterm marks): 

English as first language (4U): 88% 
French Literature (4U): 97% 
Human Development (4M): 92% 

For English, the class has been really tough (my class average is 75%, when normally the average is in the 80s for my grade), but I'm confident I can increase my mark by a few percentages before the end of the semester. Next semester, I have Law, Political Science, and French as a first language. I would love to hear what you guys think. Thank you! 

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SHAD applications
I understand that SHAD applications already have been closed, but I will want to apply for next year. I am currently in grade 10 with a unsteady average ranging from 85-95. (depends on how the semester goes). However, my math mark is at a decrease to 68% from an 80 previously. Will that affect my chances since SHAD focuses on maths and sciences? 

Also, any tips and stories from SHAD alumni? It would be great for your advice! 
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Grade 11/12 Courses HELP!!
I'm looking to keep my options open for uni (aspiring to go to McGill or McMaster for ArtSci) and I wanted to know if this plan will be too stressful! has anyone ever done this successfully??

Grade 11:
English: ENG 3U1
Religion: HRT 3M1
French: FSF 3U1
Anthro/Socio/Psych: HSP 3U1
Law: CLU 3M1
Accounting: BAF 3M1
Biology: SBI 3U1
Chemistry: SCH3U1
Functions: MCR3U1 (Summer School between Grade 10-11)

Grade 12:
English: ENG4U1
Philosophy: HZT 4U1
French: FSF4U1
Law: CLN 4U1
Biology: SBI 4U1
Chemistry: SCH4U1
Accounting: BAT 4M1 
Calc and Vectors: MCV4U1 
Advanced Functions: MHF4U1(Night School, 2nd Semester Grade 11)

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2018/2019 University Admissions
Hi everyone!

Just wanted to start this new thread for current grade 12, senior students applying to universities this fall. I myself will be applying, and I think this is a great way to help each other out.  

Feel free to post:
Any Questions
Universities applied to
If you've been given offers yet
Grade 12 current average right now
Favorite Universities

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I'm reading everywhere that Uni students, especially science students, spend 6-7 hours daily studying. What do they do during that time? Rewrite notes?, go over notes?, Read ahead in textbook? Can someone explain why they spend 6-7 hours studying each day?
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Can I Get In!?
Here's some information and I'd love some opinions on whether I could get into the following schools for BA (either PoliSci or International Studies depending on the school).

Schools I'm applying to:
UofAlberta, UBC, McGill, UofT, Queen's, Waterloo, UVic, Dalhousie

Grade 11 Average - 92.6%
Grade 12 courses taken:
Law - 96%
Earth & Space - 90%

My current very preliminary sem. 1 looks like:
English - 92%
Chem - 85%
Business Leadership - 95 %
(91%ish average so far)

I'm in my second year as Student Senator of the school and second year as one of two student trustees in my school board, I volunteer with heart & stroke and cancer society, I've done six years of work with Me to We, I lead the Gender/Sexuality Alliance within my school... etc.

What do you think my chances of getting to those schools are? Scholarship possibilities? Thanks! 

PS no "trolls" please
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Taking lighter course Load in university?
Hey guys I am currently a university student and was thinking about having a lighter course load next semester by spreading out my course between the winter and spring terms. I was planning on taking 4 courses in winter term and then 1 course in the spring. The reason I am doing this is because my current health condition is not so well and I don't think I will be able to handle a full course load. Will this impact my osap funding or chances of getting accepted to post graduate university? 

PS I am currently a Life science student in first year 

Thank you in advance
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