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Study tips
So how do you guys study for adv fund, biology, religion, calcu, chemistry, and English exams ? How long do you guys study for? When did you start studying? What resources did you use? Has anyone got perfect on their exam? These are all grade 12 courses and with first semester finals being important as fuck.. just wondering how much more I can do. Good luck on exams guys, hope you do as well as you want. Hopefully first year students can share their lucky tips. :D
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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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What kind of activities/achievements can I put on my personal profile
I'm in the middle of applying for UBC, but I lack extracurriculars (I only have 1 solid one and 2 that are sub-par). Can I include any academic awards (ie. pre-calculus 11 award) or an ongoing scholarship project based on carpentry?
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Chances of getting accepted to UBC
I've been super curious wether I have a good chance of getting into UBC physics for fall 2017.
Admissions average is 91.5%
Based on top 4 courses: 
Pre-calc 12: 94%
English 12: 90%
Physics: 93%
AP Calculus 12:89%

My ECs are ok I guess. Competing in robotics tournaments. Tennis team manager for the school for one year. I play on a soccer team and I've reffed soccer games. I also was a daycamp leader during a summer job.
Chance me UOFT, McGill, UBC
International Student. Applying Social Sciences. 

Chance me UOFT; UTSG; UTM; UTSC, UBC and McGill

International Bac;

HL English Literature  6
HL Business Managment 6
HL History 6
SL Maths 6
SL Chemistry 5
SL Spanish 5
Core 2

Total:  36/45

Decent, mostly Bs, some As, some A*s but some Cs. 
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2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Contact: elizabethsflower@gmail.com 

In second year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student from LFS. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

See you at UBC in September!
**HELP** What are my chances?
I think i kinda screwed myself over by not trying hard enough.. anyway, below are my marks and the schools I applied. ANY advice/info would be HIGHLY appreciated.   

English 12; 94
Pre Calc 12; 89
Chem 12; 92
Physics; 86
Social Justice; 96 
...I'm debating whether or not to take another science course and/or calculus.... 
I applied to:
UBC (Van)
... and a few safeties... 

Please just give it to me STRAIGHT UP. Merci Beaucoup
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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%
what makes engineering so hard?
I know this is probably one of the stupidest questions out there, but what makes engineering so hard? like I read university confession pages and they make engineering sound like death.  So anybody who's in engineering, could you please enlighten me I would like to know because then I'll think twice when applying for uni. Thanks!
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Hi all,  

So im a gr11 student currently taking pre calc 11 this semester and not doing too well. I was planning on taking pre calc 12 next semester that way if i do poorly i could redo in the summer but my councellor pulled a 360 on me and was like "ummm,,,,,no" so now im shitting bricks and i dont know what to do because math is screwing me over. 

PS. I want to go to UBC for science so math is like hella important.

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UBC Vancouver School of Economics: BIE Program (International Economics)
Hey this is a student from Ontario applying for UBC International Economcis. (Fall 2018)
I didn't see many discussion posts for this program so I decided to start my own. 

Feel free to post anything below!  

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SHAD applications
I understand that SHAD applications already have been closed, but I will want to apply for next year. I am currently in grade 10 with a unsteady average ranging from 85-95. (depends on how the semester goes). However, my math mark is at a decrease to 68% from an 80 previously. Will that affect my chances since SHAD focuses on maths and sciences? 

Also, any tips and stories from SHAD alumni? It would be great for your advice! 
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UBC and Ontario University admission as an Ontario Student
Hi, I'm a grade 12 student who has already applied for UBC arts and 4 other universities through OUAC. Since universities only look at our top 6 marks, would it matter if I failed a course that will not be used to calculate my average? (Particularly in UBC's case, as it's my top choice school.) I'm not doing well in Biology because there is too much material and it's not relevant to what I want to do in University. I can't drop it so I've decided to just focus on my top 6 marks instead of allocating time to study bio for an average mark. 
Here are what I'm planning to use as my top 6:
Advanced Functions
Calculus (or if the grade is not high enough, I'm hoping to take Writer's Craft in night school coz I suck at math loll)
RCM piano (AMX4M)

Also, after applying through OUAC, are there any additional steps to apply after paying the fee? 
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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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Hi guys

Just for your personal opinion, I would like to know if it is possible if I could get into either UBC Bcom or Simon Fraser Bcom? Or even rotman or queens?
My top 6 averages is an 87
Adv functions 85
law 90
english 87
calculus 88
philosophy 92
accounting 82
my ECs include
- coach on school swim team( had swimmes qualify for provincials championships)
- competitive swimmer (swam total of 24 hours a week, winning the club attitude and most improved award multiple times)
- head pacer on my sister's 52 km swim across lake ontario
- HAP Member
- member of business council

Thanks so much for your responses, they will be greatfully appreciated :)
University of British Columbia or University of Alberta?
I’m applying to both and got accepted at UofA so far. I’m applying to the Okanagan campus. I got accepted to Bachelor of Arts at UofA and am applying for Bachelor of Science at UBCO. Im not quite sure what university would be the best to choose, assuming I get accepted to UBCO. Any input would be great thanks! I’m also living on residence for both!
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Sfu/Ubc Business and Arts - What are my chances?
Economics 12 - 95%
French 12 - 93%
English 12 - 92% 
Pre Calc 12 Online - 89%

1. Volunteered and working at a Kumon center  for about a year now 
2. Started working at a Staples about a month ago
3.Volunteered for various on and off things, non leadership ~4-5 hrs each 
4. On the badminton team for 2 years, made regionals with and without partner 
5. Captain of outside of school Tennis Club youth (under 18) team and won regionals. 

Really aiming for that Beedie joint program of communications and business. If I don't get in, what marks do I need in other faculties to transfer into beedie? 

Responses much appreciated. 
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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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Program decision help?!
I can’t decide which program I would like to complete in University. I want to get a bachelor in science in either phycology or biochemistry. I want to do dentistry or optometry after undergraduate. Which would be beneficial to me? I can’t decide and I really like them both! Thank you!
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Grade 11 Marks and UBC?
Hi Yconic,

Grade 11 term 1 ended for me and I am really starting worrying about my university chances in the future. Grades as follows, I want to attend UBC for Science for fall 2019. 

Psychology 11: 95% 
Chemistry 12: 87%
 Physics AP 1: 90%
 Biology AP: 94% 
French 11: 95% 
English Literature 12: 86% 
Pre-calculus 11H: 81% 
Peer Tutoring: 94% 

My Precalc 11 mark is the biggest problem, I know this term 1 but I'm really struggling in this class this year and would need to know what is the best thing to do before it is too late. In grade 12 I plan to take, AP Psychology, AP Chem(could take Chem 12 again, to achieve higher mark), French 12, English Lit AP, etc. (Approved grade 12 courses) I am wondering if I should, starting from winter break take Precalc 11 online on top, in hopes of achieving a better mark, as I tend to do better online? And will UBC be looking at this report card for my future admissions? I am just very concerned since I was researching and saw that averages were around 95%+. 

I am applying from BC.

-Concerned grade 11 student