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QuARMS Applicants 2018
This can be a place where the applicants of QuARMS can meet each other. This is going to be quite an adventure, lets meet some people along the way!
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Wanting to become an accountant, should I consider schools that don't have a co-op?
Programs such as Ivey AEO & HBA, Queen's Commerce, Schulich Business, etc. do not have a co-op, so for someone who is dead set on becoming an accountant while other things such as tuition, residence, etc. are not a concern, do you think these programs hold comparable value to programs such as Waterloo AFM, Brock Accounting, Laurier Business, etc. who do have a co-op? Waterloo and Brock have the added benefit of having a MAcc, additionally all Waterloo SAF students who have an average equal or higher than 75% are automatically admitted into it.
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English mark
Hi all! I am in grade 12 and am considering Biomedical Engineering, Math, and Life Sci. However, the semester started and I am sitting with an 80 in English right now, which I now will probably rise to a mid 80. I am anticipating mid 90s for all of my science minus AP Physics (that will probably be a low 90). I am trying the hardest I can in English and this is freaking me out... What are my chances at the list below? I am in a well-known special program but I don't think it matters for some programs I'm interested in.
Engineering: Waterloo, UofT(Eng Sci), McGill, Ottawa, UBC, Alberta
Math: Waterloo, UofT
Life Sci/Health Sci: UofT, McMater, McGill, Western, Queen's
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First Year McMaster Life Science: AMA
yconic really helped me last year but unfortunately there weren't many people that were in this program on yconic. I can try to answer any questions related to McMaster, my program, what I applied to, residence, etc.. 

Applied to: 
McMaster Life Science and Health Science 
Western Medical Science 
Queen's Science 
QuARMS
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Queen's Engineering Program
Why did you (or why are you planning to) pick Queen's for this program, and do you think the common first year (within the Eng. & Applied Sc. Faculty) benefitted you (or will benefit you)?

Thanks for any helpful opinions/information!
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Queen's Science
I am trying to get into the BSc program at Queen's university. It has always been my dream school! I'm currently looking at a 85-87% average and a good amount of extracurriculars, including link crew, tutoring and student council president (which I know is nothing more than a title and they won't care at all)... but can anyone who has applied or is in the program give some insight as to what they look for, what you can do to better your shot at getting in and overall what my chances are? It would ease a lot of stress for me. 

Thank you!
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To Grind or Not To Grind?
Hey guys currently in gr 12 and was wondering; 

do you think its worth it to grind this year and get that 95-96% avg (btter entrance scholarships) or is it better to grind but into as hard and still get a 93-94%. I think that is still high enough to get accepted everywhere and there is much more free time as it takes a lot of effort to get past the 95 mark. 

Kinda wanna enjoy this last yr too, ya know??
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School for Business/Marketing
I am in grade 12 and looking to apply to school for business and plan to specialize in marketing. What school is best for marketing specifically? I am very creative but also great with math and people, which is why I am leaning towards marketing. If anyone has any suggestions for a business program that seems fitting that would be greatly appreciated!!
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Queen's Commerce
I have heard/know that it is very difficult to get into Queen's Commerce. For anyone that has applied or is in that program, I am looking for for some insight as far as the application process goes and if my credentials are "worthy" I guess you can say, as I know it is a very competitive program.
I have around a 95% average, co-president to our school's student council, leadership committee (puts on a high school leadership camp), some other school clubs, volunteer opportunities, and I dance very heavily outside of school.
If anyone has any tips, advice, or helpful things to keep in mind when applying that would very helpful.
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Queens Arts Admission
Hey Guys! I'm currently finishing up my grade 12 year, and looking into Queens Economics as long with Western (Both Social Science). My current finished grades are: ENG4U- 90%, Data Management- 88%, French4U-88%, and I am currently enrolled in Challenge and change (92%) and business (94%). I also have a lot of EC's I am wondering what past arts students got accepted with, and more specific Economics student? 

Thanks, guys!
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Will I Get in? Opinions Please?
Hi friends! Just looking for some opinions.

I am a grade 12 student and my top three choices are UBC Sauder, Ivey, and Smith School of Business. I expect to have a average of about 94ish

My EC's are
-Model UN (traveld to several away conferences, in Europe and the states)
-President of Grad Committee
-Field Hockey player for 10 years
-Field hockey coach
-Part time job for over a year
-Volunteer work
-Environment Club

What do you think? I mean it comes down to how you write your personal profile, but any thoughts on the whole? Bc I have hear a lot of people have crazy amazing EC's and such. Thanks! 


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Queen's university social sciences
Hey everyone! I know that queens is a really good school for science and engineering but I wanted to know if their social sciences program (development studies/Political Science) was as good?
Queens Engineering First Year - Answering Questions!
Hey guys! I'm a first year engineering student at queens and I can totally help answer any of your questions about applications, eng, queens, res life, or the best places to nap on campus! Hmu I'm always down to help some people out, I known how stressful application season can be :)
McGill Desautels 1st Year AMA
Around this time last year I was stressing out trying to pick a school and get the marks for the programs. Despite being only a few weeks into the program, I hope I can still help answer any questions or clarifications!
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Queens Engineering Chemistry
Can anybody tell me a little more about thi program? How are job prospects? What kind of jobs can you get after graduating?
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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%
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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Are top universities worth it?
I'm in grade 12 and will be applying to university soon.  I'm going to apply for engineering, but I'd like to ask: are top universities (Waterloo, UofT, UBC) really worth it for an undergraduate degree? I've heard that students at those schools are very stressed and even depressed.  Is this true? Is the stress really worth it in the end, because everyone will end up with the same degree anyways? Does the school name affect your chance of employment in any way? For people studying at these schools: do you have any regrets/advice for uni choice?
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Queen's Engineering
Has anybody received early acceptance to Queen's Engineering? If so, what were your grades like?
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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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I DIDNT GET INTO QLEAD
If I didn't get into QLEAD, how the hell am I gonna get into Queens commerce?
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AMA: First Year Queen's Arts
Hi there! I'm in first year at Queen's looking to major in Political Studies and Economics. Yconic was extremely helpful for me last year so I would love to help others myself. 

I've gotten pretty involved in student government and a variety of other things in my short time here. I'm also hoping to complete the newly offered certificate in business at the Smith School of Business. Unfortunately, my real name is not Bob Diddlebock.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask away. I'd be more than willing to answer! 
Chances of getting into business programs?
I’m in my final year of high school, I hadn’t been stone set on my career path until this year. I am really wanting to get into the business field and I feel like Queen’s Commerce would be a excellent progran but I didn’t take into account that Queen’s take into your extra-curriculars so much. However, I think I have a decent amount of extra-curriculars, and my grades are fairly high. Can someone help me calculate my chances of getting into a program like Queen’s Commere.

Grade 12 Marks (*Expexcted)
MHF4U : 92%
ENG4U: 91%
ISC4U : 100%
Native Studies 4M : 92%
Calcus and Vectors : 85% plus*
Drama 4M : 95% *
World Issues 4U : 94% *

I don’t know if I should include my M courses? Or should I keep to just my U courses.

I have Extra-Curriculars in...
- Student Council Grade 12 Executive 
- DACA Member 
- Debate Team (Co-President)
- Captin of Basektball Team (Until I tore my ACL)
* All I have for now, any suggestions to improve my chances*

Job/Volunteer
- Helped coach Grade 9 Midget Basketball in Grade 9
- Coached House League Soccer U9 (50 hours plus)
- Coach little kids Soccer (Job)

So any one can help me with calculating my chances of getting in? 
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