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First Year Student- Ask me Anything about University Admissions in Canada
Places I applied: 

Got accepted to all of them. Shoot me your questions regarding the application process to the following universities and I'll do my best to answer them for you. If you're a troll, dont even bother wasting your time on here. I didn't have very much guidance when I was applying last year, so I hope that I can provide some guidance to the students applying this year. I know it is quite an overwhelming process, not knowing which universities you will be able to gain admission into, but I can provide you with some general idea of what grades/extracurriculars you would need for the following universities from my own experience. 
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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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grade 12 midterm
Hello, I wanted to ask someone was in my situation or knows about it. Basically, my schedule is messed up due to my English skills and because I moved new to Toronto. Last year I had my first grade 12 courses ( Advance functions ) and I got 98%. Every thinks was okay until I knew that this year I have only one-course grade 12 ( chemistry) and another two-grade 11s course that I need ( bio and English. PS: I was ESL student). The problem is I still need 4 U level grade 12 courses ( bio- calculus-  English- business). My average in chem grade 12 is 93% and expected to raise it to 95% hopefully.  My problem is, when I am applying for any university, they will see two full marks grade 12s ( chem and advanced functions ), plus four midterms which I am going to have next semester.  I am applying to life/health science or similar programs like biomedical sciences. So would that cause me any problem and stop the university from accepting me? In addition to all this crape, my average in bio grade 11 is not helping me ( around 80%) cause I find some troubles as it is been more than two years then the last time I took biology. under all those circumstances should I consider applying to universities this year or not? Please I need an advice and thanks
Chances of being accepted to following business programs? FALL 2018
Hey guys I am current in Gr 12 and I was wondering what my chances are for being accepted into Queen's Commerce, Waterloo AFM, Schulich iBBA (not BBA), Western Ivey, 

Also wondering what do you guys think is best in terms of rankings for the 4. Rn, I'm considering iBBA at Schulich the most because I took French all 4 years and it sounds cool to graduate w/bilingual certificate (bare jobs afterwards)

My grades (top 6) are projected to be:

Grade 12 English - 95
Advanced Functions - 90 (at least)
Calculus - 90 (at least)
Sports Marketing - 96-98 
Environmental Studies - 95
Canadian Law - 97-98

My grade 11 average was a 93.2% if that is relevant at all. 

My Extra Curriculars are
-Student Council President
-Community Charity Concert which raised $3000 (marketing and talent manager)
-Me to We Exec Media Rep
-Tutor at a Learning Center
-Mock Trial Defense Lawyer

and then a bunch of other extra curriculars but I think listing 5 is enough for now. 

Thanks in advance! 
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Achieving Scholarships Before Graduating Year
I'm in grade 10 at the moment.  I am interested in going into nursing when I get older.  I was looking into universities such as Queen's, York, Toronto, and a couple others (still keeping my options open for Ontario universities).  The issue is I know my education is going to be very expensive and I was trying to start early to earn scholarships to pay for my education, but many scholarships aren't open unless it's your graduating year.  If anyone know sites I should go on, ways I can earn scholarships, or any tips, if would much appreciated!  Thank you!!
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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Grades For Mac Health Sci
What do you think was the biggest factor for you getting into the health science program because I know it is very competitive to get in. Is it the grades, hours, extracurriculars, etc.?
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Any advice / tip for making university applications more appealing?
Hi guys, what are some suggestions you have for a grade 12 student to make their application more appealing to universities other than academic grades? I want to go into business - management or human resources. I am kind of worried because I haven't taken any AP classes, and im not in any programs like PEP. I don't do any sports or fine arts except for going to the gym. I am looking into and signing up for volunteer work but I'm not sure where. Or if you have any other tips/advice in generall please comment below!! 
Also, my grades from grade 9 - 10 are mostly in the 60s and 70s (I did not take school seriously lol), even though my average now is 85-90% ish, would universities care about those grades in freshman and sophomore year? 

Thank you :)
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OSAP Question
I got accepted to all the schools I applied to, but was not able to afford it. Thankfully, the school I wanted allowed me to defer my admissions offer to next year so that I could take a year off to save money. My parents are in a bad place financially (they're in a lot of debt) and they can't help me with any of my finances, meaning I am responsible for all of my tuition, taxes, living expenses ect. Unfortunately, OSAP didn't care about my financial situation and the fact that my parents weren't helping with my tuition, they just cared about how much my parents make and the savings I had. My parents make a fair amount (middle class), so I didn't get enough from OSAP. I am currently working full-time (40 hours a week) and I plan on continuing to do so until I start school in September and then i'll go down to part time during the school year. .However, I am scared that since I have been working all year and saving up all my money, OSAP will take away all my grants. I am trying to apply for every scholarships but I don't meet the requirements for the majority of them. If OSAP takes away my grants, then I will not be able to afford school at all. Staying home for school isn't an option, because they don't offer the program I want at my local university. I save every penny I can and I never spent money on anything that isn't 100% necessary (not even coffee). I didn't get that much to begin with, but considering how much I'll have saved up during the school year, OSAP will probably take it out of the money they give me, starting with the grants. Is there any way I can make OSAP understand my situation and have them consider the fact that my parents are not helping me whatsoever?
Note: I originally didn't plan on taking a gap year, so I applied to OSAP and the final amount given was $7000 less than what I needed. Depending on how hard the school is and the work load, i'm not sure what kind of hours i'll be able to work during the school year and since I have to move away I won't be able to keep my job, so I'm not sure how long it will take me to find another one, meaning I could be out of work for a long time (it took me 10 months to find the job I have now). I'm also not sure whether or not my current job will allow me to come back during the summers (they typically don't do transfers so that's not an option either). I'm not just the first year i'm worried about but the three subsequent years as well (maybe more depending on whether or not I decide to get my masters). I know I should have started looking for a job earlier on but it's too late to do anything about that. If anyone has any tips or suggestions on what I can do about OSAP please let me know. Thank you!
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McMaster vs Queens Vs Dalhousie Vs Memorial
I'm applying to McMaster life science, queens life science, Western Health science, Dalhousie medical science, and Memorial music. Should I get accepted to al these programs, as a premed, which would be the best choice/ give me the best medschool acceptance rate?? What are the pros and cons on each school/program?
To anyone in university currently or finished:
What did you major in, and did/do you like the program/courses/university etc. Do you regret your decision, wish you could do something else, or are you happy with what you're doing?
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Do my extra curricular have to relate to the field I want to apply for?
I'm currently in grade 11 and I want to go into engineering (maybe electrical, but mostly undecided what kind of engineer specifically) at preferably Waterloo or UofT. I started a finance club with some friends and I'm apart of athletic council and few other smaller things (like deca, election committee, a sport team). I know ec's don't matter that much at Waterloo or UofT but would universities dislike how my ecs don't really line up with the field I'm applying for?
I want to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer science at UofT, Ottawa, Waterloo, or Queens and each of them have the requirement of Physics. My school is full for physics, and I am already taking night school for Calculus so I can't take Physics because they are offered on the same day. The only things I can think of are:

ILC (is it easy?)
eLearning (is it easy?)
and Semester 2 Night School < registration starts next semester, and I am scared that when Universities check my courses, they'll see Physics is not on my timetable.
Repeated 12th Grade
I wanted to discuss about my situation at this very moment. I was supposed to graduate in June 2017 but I actually extended another year to upgrade my courses. (Repeating 12th grade) 
Before I extended the year, I had a lot of personal problems at home and school, which led me to fail some of my courses (all that happened : 2nd semester)

However, when I'm extending the year, will UBC, UofT, Queens or SFU, look at my UPGRADED marks or my marks which I failed in the first try? 

Thank you in advance!
Engineering applicants 2018
This thread is for sharing ideas and opinions, you can dicuss schools you are applying to, what engineering discipline you want to go into, what is your first choice, what is the best school for engineering etc.
Transfer Nursing- BScN
Hey Guys!
I was wondering if any of you yourselves, or have friends who transferred into nursing after a year or 2 of university? I have a high 80s average but still haven't gotten into any nursing programs yet. So if I don't get into any, I was planning on transferring after a year of kinesiology. Does anyone know what that process is like or how hard it will be? Im planning on trying to transfer into either western, queens, ryerson, york, or Ottawa. 
Thanks so much! Just trying to do whatever it takes to eventually get a BScN
Transfer worth it?
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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