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Last year in grade 11 I had a 79% average. This year I am starting to volunteer at my local hospital, babysitting, and working at an elementary school (help cleaning after school). Last year I did One Acts at school. It was for my drama class. Would those be good extracurricularsd for applying to university? The universities I’m applying to are: SFU, UofA, UofC, MacEwan University, and UBC(Okanagan campus). Do you think I will get accepted into any of those universities? I’m applying for a bachelor of science in either chemitry or biology. My second choice is something to do with the environment.
I am good at math, and very much enjoy the subject.
My marks in senior mathematics were 98% in advanced functions and 99% in calculus and vectors.
I am on gap year, so I still have time to decide what university program I want to enter.
My overall top 6 average (including english, the two maths, and my 3 highest electives) is 95%.
I was wondering what university program I should enter.
I have stated my marks so that you guys will have a good idea of what programs/univeresities I would be able to get admitted to.
I am not looking to study beyond the undergraduate level, so I would like to enter a university program which has good employment prospects for those who only hold a bachelors degree.
I am ruling out engineering programs, because I have no interest in chemistry or physics and engineering requires a strong foundation in physics.
Another obvious program that people may suggest is computer science, but I do not particularly like programming. I enjoy the problem solving aspect, and coming up with an algorithm to solve a problem. I get headaches trying to decomplie errors in code, such as fixing small sintax errors. Even a missing semi-colon can cause your code to not work! However I am still open to people suggesting this program if they can justify that I would do well in it.
Other than Engineering and CS, what undergraduate programs would be a good choice for me that would have good employment prospects?
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.
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
I’m currently in grade 12 and am applying to universities. The ones I am going to be applying to are: UBCO, SFU, UofA, UofC, and UofT. For my grade 11 year, I had an average of 78%. I’m hoping to get it up this year though. I don’t have any extra-curricular activitie, A’s for where I live is really small and am in a small school that doesn’t offer much. I hoping to start volunteering at my local hospital soon though. I’m just afraid I’m not going to get accepted anywhere. My dreams schools are either UBCO or SFU. When applying my first choice is chemistry or biology and my second choice would be to study environmental sciences.
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?
Is student life at UBC as boring as people say it is? or is it what you make of it? Im from Vancouver and I know how great of a school it is. Is it worth going away for more of the "university experience"
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!
So I'm a first year science student here at UBC and my grades aren't looking too pretty. I'm not failing anything as of right now but how will my first year grades affect me. I'm trying hard but at times its hard to keep up. Please let me know how badly this will affect my university future.
If one was applying to Universities for BA (English? PoliSci?) how crucial is data management? I've heard it looks good to have another math after Grade 11.
I took 3U math in summer before Grade 11 and am currently in Grade 11 wondering whether I should take Data next year or not. I am taking 4U Earth and Space this year and plan to have 4U Chem next year to round out English-y courses.
I want to go into business Human Resources and I was looking at UBC's commerce program and the management program. I'm having a hard time choosing between the two as they both offer the opportunity to focus on HR in the later two years. what's the difference between the two? and the management program is at the Okanagan campus, commerce is at sauder school of business.
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?
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!
I'm halfway done with my personal profile questions but this one has me a bit stumped.
"Tell us more about ONE or TWO activities listed above that are most important to you. Please explain the role you played and what you learned in the process. You will be asked for a reference who can speak to your response."
Is this question asking me to write about a situation where I showed good leadership/other skills that UBC wants? Or is it wanting to know about something that greatly impacted my life?
What happens when the activity I decide to write about doesn't have a reference (ie. a serious hobby)? Am I better off writing about an employment or volunteering activity that is less important to me in that case?
My expectations are high and last year my avarage was 92% but this year i got 66% on a quiz and i have lost my motivation. My dream is to go to UofT but now no matter how good i do on othher tests i got a 67% which means i have no chance to succeed. What should i do?
I'm currently a grade 12 student looking to apply to UBC and I previously wanted to just go into BA for psychology (because I thought I was going to do something similar to my sister who is also in BA), so I didn't do chem or physics 11 (which was really dumb on my part, I know). But now I'm thinking of doing something in the BSc part of psychology and I don't know if I have enough time to do the courses online before applications end. So, I'm wondering how I would be able to transfer from the BA program to BSc, or even if there would be a way for me to currently still get my chem and physics 11.
I'm in senior year of High School and beginning to apply to post-secondary. I've already finished my applications for SFU and UVic. My other schools of interest are UBC (Vancouver campus) and Concordia University, however, my GPA from last year was only sitting around 3.67, which worries me a bit.
Teachers have not sent out any grades so far this year, but assuming I score a similar/slightly higher average, what are the chances that I could get into these schools? I've done some volunteer work, and intend on doing more throughout this year, but don't do any sports or fine arts.
Though I'm not set on what I want to study, some courses of interest include Behavioural Neuroscience, Chem & Biochem, Anthropology, Psychology, Criminology/Criminal Law, Languages (French & English) and Social Justice type courses. Any insight on this/opinion helps, thanks! :)
Hey, I am currently a second year TRU student looking to transfer to UBC kinesiology. I know it's tough to get into UBC and realistically I don't have too much hope of succeeding (my predicted GPA is 3.3-3.4). So I would want a plan B (apply to a few back-up schools that I can transfer to) because I absolutely won't wanna be stuck here if I fail to transfer to UBC. I wanna make sure I will be studying in any school either in Vancouver or Toronto in fall next year. I have asked my academic advisor this question so many times but she is no help because she keeps saying I can only transfer to the program of schools that mirror the program of my school which is only UBC Okanagan. She told me to just apply to UBC but that's too much risk for me. Now I actually don't mind going to "crappy" schools as long as I get a kinesiology degree, and my biggest priority is to leave this small crappy town and move to Vancouver or Toronto as soon as possible. But I have no idea what other schools I can transfer to due to the complexity of the transfer system. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Hi everyone! I will be going into my first year at UBC Sauder School of Business. Throughout the past year in grade 12, I was constantly on yconic seeking answers to the questions I had, and looking at additional useful information on various yconic threads. Now, I want to give back to incoming grade 12's and answer any questions that you have related to the application process to business schools in Canada. I'll try my best to answer all of you :)
In addition to Sauder, I was also accepted to Queen's Commerce, Western Ivey, UofT Rotman and SFU Beedie.
When I tried submitting my entry for the Scotiabank National Scholarship, it wouldn't do anything. Everything was filled in, and when I purposely didn't fill something in, it warned me that it wasn't filled in. But when I do fill it all in, it doesn't do anything. Please help!