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Hey guys, looking at East Coast schools for business, particularly Dal and St. FX. Looking for some info about the co-op/ internship placements at both schools, what the student life is like, and some pros and cons for both.
Reputation is important, but at the end of the day it’s not a dealbreaker for me. I want a school that I can get real experience through, and where I can learn the material the best (ie accessible faculty, class size, etc).
School Spirit and a strong community vibe is something I’m looking for; I want to feel at home and included at whatever school I attend (obviously). Not a fan of snobby people or a really “cliquey” atmosphere.
I’m an Ontario student interested in moving away, but how do these schools compare to closer schools such as Trent or Ryerson?
Thanks in advance!
*disclaimer: I know that schools like queens, Mcgill, York, u of t, etc have amazing programs but they’re unrealistic for me (mid-high 80s). Asking about more suitable schools, also ones which don’t require calculus as a prerequisite as I don’t have it (personal matter: long story, I love math and am pretty good at it).
Hi everybody! So I’ve applied to bigger schools (Queens, McMaster, UBC, etc) because of the reputation mostly, but knowing myself and coming from a really small high school where I have really good relationships with all of my teachers, I know i would probably learn better in a more intimate environment. I don’t want to just be another number at whatever school I go to - I’d rather be a big fish in a small pond than vice versa. Plus, the tuition is typically less at the smaller schools and I would get more scholarship money on top of that. However, I don’t want that to hinder my future when I can still get into the more prestigious schools.
Even though my high school marks are pretty good (high 80s/low 90s) and I would get into these schools for my program (econ/BBA),I think without the help and closeness with my profs in the massive class sizes would be hard for me to succeed. I know Queen’s Commerce is good for class size and reputation, but the odds of me getting in are VERY slim lol.
My question is, what are the best schools with smaller populations (ie. StFX, Trent, UBCO, etc) that I’ll still get a reputable degree in? And is it worth it to pick a smaller school rather than a more renowned one if I get into all of them?
Hi, I want to study physics (I know, hard to get a job). and ideal i would like to go down the academia thing and maybe one day be a prof or a researcher. What would be a better school UofT or Trent? Basically a hard school vs an easy school. I know UofT will have more research opportunity but its also a way harder school, so ill have a lower GPA. Where else with Trent i wont have as many research opportunity, but ill have a higher GPA. Im just lost and don't know what to think, any help is appreciated. Thank you in advanced
I'm in Track One Engineering at UofT and I am personally not enjoying my program. I am planning to transfer next year into teaching at TrentU - however, my average is not high. (passing, but below a 65). I had low 90s back in high school in courses such as calculus, advanced functions, chemistry, calculus and other engineering courses and I have also built up a fantastic resume with experience in camp counseling, teaching, and tutoring (and plenty of extracurriculars, awards, and volunteer experience). Will I still get a chance of getting accepted despite my low GPA? Will my program be credited with being "harder" which could explain my lower average? (also, I am not looking for any transfer credits - I do not mind starting fresh). Do I have any other option to get into teaching despite my Low GPA? I do not wish to continue engineering next year.
I need some advice from current nursing students or grads. I'm really stressed out about university because I really want to go into nursing but I don't think my grades are high enough. My grade 11 average was an 84, and my grade 12 average so far is an 83. However I haven't had my exams yet so this could go up.
I've already applied to Uottawa and collabs, and I'm going to apply to Trent and lakehead.
Are there any uni programs I can get into? Or is there no hope?
Hey everyone! I applied to Guelph, Queen's, UBC, McMaster, and have already been accepted to Trent for Economics (BA). Additionally, I applied to Laurentian for their Sports Admin. program. My grade 11 average is about 84%, but my midterm average for grade 12 is 87% (4U, including Kin. completed last year at 86%), and should increase after exams and moving into next semester as well. I have strong EC's and am also Chancellor's Nominee for Queen's. What are my chances for getting in, and when should I expect to hear back from these schools (Queen's and UBC in particular)? Thank you in advance!
I'm a graduating high school student in BC, with an average of 92%. I applied for UBC, UBCO, SFU, and UVIC already but know many people who had gone to Queen's and loved it so I thought I'd just apply to OUAC too.
I want to go into life/biological sciences and hopefully med school one day, I'm also loosely interested in environmental science so UBC is one of my top choices for that reason, but of course I'm skeptical if I'll get in...
I only want to fill the three slots on the OUAC since I have already applied to BC schools. Queen's will most definitely take one of those slots, and likely Guelph as well, but I'm torn between McMaster and Trent. Cost is somewhat a factor since going to Ontario would mean I would have to buy roundtrip flights in the summer, holidays, etc. So I'm really hoping for any scholarships of some sort at these schools.
It is my dream to become a nurse, but also to get into one of my top choices for school. My main concern right now is that I have taken AP Functions, which is an accelerated course where we do Grade 11 Functions for most of semester 1, and then Grade 12 Advanced Functions from end of semester 1 until the second last month of grade 12. I feel like I made a huge mistake by taking AP instead of University, because my math mark dropped 9% from Grade 10 to Grade 11. My current average right now near the end of first semester is 88%. I am going to be dropping AP Grade 12 Functions and just taking University Functions as well as Data Management in grade 12.
My main worry is that I won't have Advanced Functions until second semester grade 12, so universities will look at my grade 11 mark. I will be dropping all AP classes in grade 12 and just taking university levelled courses, and I am going to work much harder. I am just very worried about the grade 11 functions mark.
The schools I am wanting to apply to for Nursing are Queens, McMaster, Ottawa, Trent and Western.
Hey! I'm a grade 12 student about to appy for university in the next week. I was wondering if they would heavily base me on my grade 11 marks. I got a 75 percent average in grade 11 but now I have an 86 average right now and applying for health sciences at Western, uOtttawa, Carelton, Trent, and Wilfred Laurier. Would they reject me because of my past grade 11 mark? Do you think I could get in to those schools despite my previous low average?
So im applying and im having a hard time finding the differences between Environmental & resource science vs studies, and indigenous environmental studies B.A vs B.Sc at Trent university. any clarification would be great, thanks!
HI, I want to apply to the Honours Science program and I want to know if it is a competitive program or not, is it in the medical pathway?. I really want to go to Trent next year can you tell me ALL the pros and cons that you can think of for going to Trent, (i need to convince my parents to let me go). Thanks :)
Also is it easy to switch programs or majors once you are accepted??
It’s now our time to apply and be admitted! This thread is geared towards the science programs for Ontario. If you get accepted to the following programs, or any similar: Life science, Health Science, Biology, Bio-Med, Medical Sciences, etc.
(Ontario Universities / 2018 APPLICANTS)
Please TRY Including the following:
Date of Application:
Date of Offer:
Grade 11 Average:
Grade 12 First Semester Average / Second Semester Mid-term:
101 or 105 Student:
Yes I'm aware it's early! But the last year thread was made in October and some students end up getting early acceptance so this should be helpful! :)
What are your guys opinion on Trent University. They do say they are the #1 undergraduate school in Ontario and #2 in Canada. Just wanting to know if it actually good or not. I live close to it, so I was just wondering if I should go or go to a school such as McMaster or UofT
This is a new program for this year at Trent University in Peterborough and I was wondering if anyone has experience in it. The enrolment is 50 students and the cutoff is 80%. Do you think this program would increase my chances getting into medical school. It has connections with St. George’s in Grenada and that sounded pretty cool.
Hey guys, so my current school I’ve been going to for grade 11 and first semester of grade 12 is really toxic so I’m moving back to my old school that I went to for grade 9&10. The thing I was wondering is, will universities ask why I switched/will it impact my chances of admission? my current school has almost no courses Outside science and math, both of which I’m not taking. The school I’m transferring to has a lot of course options. So if universities do ask, is moving for better course selections an acceptable reason? And will moving schools mess up the application process? Idk lol I’m just very scared bc I don’t want to be stuck in high school because of this. Thanks!
I was just wondering how early Ontario universities give out acceptances for any life/health sci programs, as well as nursing programs?
I was wondering if they gave out acceptances because first semester marks are final? Just because I have siblings who applied 5-6 years back and they were able to get acceptances a month after applying. Do they still do that? oR do they not do that anymore because it's too competitive?
Hi! I'm in grade 12 and next semester I have calculus, biology, world issues, and a spare. I was thinking of taking data management because I've been told that in nursing programs, we are required to take a statistics course (please let me know if this is true or not), but there is no data management class in my school next semester, so I was thinking of taking it in night school. Would this be a wise choice, or would the workload of having two math subjects in one semester be too much?
Some additional info: I'm taking advanced functions, chemistry, religion, and English(online) right now.