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Nursing Hopefuls for 2018!!
There has been posts like these in the past years, so I decided to make one for 2018 applicants!

You can share...
1) What school(s) you`re applying to?
2) What other programs are you applying to as a backup?
3) What overall average are you aiming for at the end of the year?
4) For current/past nursing students, what is your advice for anyone applying for nursing programs this year?

I am applying to Western, McMaster, Brock, Ottawa and some collabs!
Hoping for a 90 average this year.
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Colleges in Toronto: Art Fundamentals programs
I'm a 24 years old female from Switzerland and I'm going to Toronto next year to do an university pathway program at a language school (April - August). After that, I'm planning to go to a college with something like an one year Art Fundamentals program, which covers many fields like graphic design, animation, photography etc. Because I don't know which subject I want to focus on yet. I've graduated with an vocational diploma in business and I've been working in this field ever since. So I don't really have any academic background in art.

But I've been able to be creative in the past at work, like designing Xmas cards, calendar and I also like drawing, photography, making firefox persona in my free time. I really like art so I want to change my career and I want to do that abroad, as I want to travel and widen my horizons.

I've been researching for a long time and found these colleges with basic art programs:

George Brown College: Art and Design Foundation Program (1 year)
Seneca College: Art Fundamentals (8 months)
Humber College: Art Foundation (1 year)
Centennial College: Art and Design Fundamentals (1 year)
Sheridan: Art Fundamentals (1 year)
OCAD: First-Year Art

Humber sounds good, so I'm planning to apply - but does anyone know more about the other colleges? I would choose based on their courses but an overall experience or opinion about the college itself would help me a lot to make a decision as well.
Tbh I can't finance the studies, but I will still apply and try to get scholarship/credit and work on the side to make it happen because I really want it.

Sorry for my long post D: but I would be very glad if you could share your opinion or tips etc. It's my first time going alone abroad. Thank you so much!
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finding a good graphic design program (visual communication design)
I'm currently considering OCAD and Emily Carr for their graphic design program, however I've read TONS of bad comments on the two schools on http://Ratemyprofessor.com... are they really that bad??? I recently found out that the University of Alberta also has a communication design program (basically the same as graphic design), does anyone know anything about it??? 

SFU has an interactive arts and technology program, but I don't know how relevant it is to design? I'm also looking for other universities (besides art school) that offer graphic design or anything related to it, thanks!!! (I'm not considering any visual art major, and Ryerson's program is more on the printing business side)
{MEDIA STUDIES} Guelph-Humber vs Ryerson vs OCAD
I'm interested in pursuing media studies (photoshop, video, photography, web, social media, I also don't mind marketing/advertising) and I'm not sure which university would be the best in the long run (in terms of experience, career, etc). I know I want a program where you can get both theory & practice, as well as work experience. I would also like it if it was in Toronto since there would be a lot of job opportunities when I graduate (and I love the city).

I've seen mixed reviews on Guelph-Humber's Media Studies Program  - what I like about it is that they give you a diploma AND a degree...By having two credentials, do you have a higher chance of employment?

I'm considering Ryerson's RTA: Media Production and OCAD's Advertising program as well. From what I've heard, these universities seem pretty good.

If any of you are current or past students at these schools/programs, I'd appreciate if you could give any advice or reviews about these schools. Also, if you know any other unis/programs that are similar, let me know!

Thanks :)
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Print Portfolio building for Fine arts and design
Anyone have good tips on building portfolios?

I'm a high school student applying to a university of art and design and I'm curious what works and what doesn't for presenting and assembling print portfolios. 

The best best tip I've received so far, is the SCP format: balancing the Skills, Creativity and Professionalism of a portfolio is a good way to start. I'm wondering what else I should consider while building my final portfolio.

Any tips, experiences or questions are welcome. :)


Early Admissions Application
I'm currently a Ontario student in grade 12 and I'm really confused about early admissions. My grade 11 average was a 86% for 8 courses but my top six is 90%. However my top six don't include two of my pre recs for engineering. My guidance counsellor even told me those marks were too low for early admission but I've seen people already get accepted this early with about the same averages. Are my marks too low? Especially cause i want to get into engineering or architecture. And when applying for early admissions do they take your six courses and do they have to be your pre recs or can they just be your top six?
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OCAD University: Environmental Design
If anyone in the environmental design or environmental design: interior design specialization at OCAD Uni, I want to know what are the courses taken for the interior design specialization program and the general environmental design? And I wanted to know whether I should go directly interior design specialization or take environmental design then maybe a third or second year I specialize in interior design?  ( I feel like if I take first-year environmental design, it's going to be extremely tough because I wanna be an interior designer but I also want to explore a little architecture to see if maybe I will like it, but my main focus is interior design right now). Thank you! Responses are much appreciated
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VHS or ILC
I'm contemplating whether I should take online courses to get my high school diploma on Virtual High school or Independent Learning Centre.I am a very anxious person so I really want a good experience and so I can go into college/university confident. I want to know which one is better on structure and services wise and how are teachers like. Are teachers willing to help their students?
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OCAD vs Ryerson vs UofT
I want to get into the design field.

OCAD environmental design vs Ryerson interior design vs UofT Architecture
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Any experience with OCADU Environmental Design?
Does anyone here have experience with the program? I am interested in becoming an architect. Would this program help me?
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OCAD Environmental Design, architecture?
Is it possible to become an architect by going to OCAD's Environmental Design program? Thank you.
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Help please-University selection
Hi, I got accepted into Trent honors biology with a health science specialization , Waterloo life sciences regular and Waterloo science/business regular.
My initial dream is to go to med school but I still want a backup degree/plan that can still be of use even if I don't get into med school (because not everyone does). I would appreciate it if you guys would help me with feed back from these universities in terms of job, research opportunities, social life etc.

For both of these unis I would be living away from home


Thank you, I appreciate this a lot 

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Vancouver vs Toronto?
I'm curently in gr11 and I wanna go into graphic design program. I'm thinking of emily carr or Ocad. It's really expensive for me to go to Ocad but would i be worth it? Does emily carr have a good design programs? If theres any good schools for graphic design please tell me!
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Architecture Portfolios??
Anyone willing to share any of their portfolios for architecture programs? I'm almost done, I have about 12 pieces but I'm just curious what kinds of things other people are doing! Or if you're not comfortable with sharing your pieces can you say how many pieces you have/where you've applied to?
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OCAD
does ocad have a facebook page for 2020 admitted students ?
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Architecture at Carleton: Overall average or individual Marks?
I'm in grade 12 and applying for the architecture program at Carleton and ryerson, and the environmental design program at Ocad. Overall though, My main focus right now is to get into Carleton who's cut-off range is 74%-76%. Midterm reports come out next week but I have already determined my grades with the help of an online calculator and predicted my final grades for this semester. 
My predicted grades for the end of this semester are:
Advanced Functions: 70%
Physics:60%
Technological Design: 86%
That will give me a 72%ish average for semester 1, and my courses for 2nd semester are fairly easy for me (art, english  and french), and I predict I will have an 80% by the end of the school year.
So since I'm applying to  Carleton architecture, will my 60% physics mark really effect my chance at acceptance even though I'll (probably) have an 80% overall? Or do they just look at your overall average and not consider individual marks? Like I said, the cut off average is 74-76%, and I  know that they also consider my portfolio as well, I'm just worried that my 60% will be a sore thumb compared to my other grades.
FREE editing for university supplementary applications
Hey all,

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.

http://goo.gl/dTx71P if you’re interested. 

Good luck!
Good Idea?
So for my first semester of my grade 12 year I have:
-"x"
-Biology 12 U
-Advanced Functions 12 U
-Data Management 12 U 
Second Semester:
-SNC4M1
-Health care 12 M
-Calculus 12 U
-Nutrition 12 U
Disclaimer: The x means that I'm not sure about the course yet; it will either be a spare or a bird course, maybe even peer tutoring.
(I have Chem and English done so no worry about those)
Does the first semester seem like a big work load in terms of homework and assignments/test/content?
I'll take any advice thank you!!

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