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Hi, I am really stressed out for gr.12 because I'm really scared that I will not get into university. I am interested in going into either psychology or anthropology. Ever since the start of highschool I was always super interested in those subjects.
Anyways I am going to be applying to five universities:
-Western University (really hoping I'd get into this one)
-University of Waterloo
My grade eleven marks: English (gr11): 87%
Forces of Nature: 70% (really hated this class, only went because of guidance recommendation)
World Religions: 90%
Those are my gr11 marks, I'm really disappointed because I was hoping I'd get high grades for early acceptance but really fell off. HOWEVER, my semester two marks were all above 85% which I'm hoping the universities that I want to go to look at. I know I could do well, extremely well, this year but I'm so scared that I will mess up and just blow my chances completely so can you guys just maybe give me a bit of advice for prepping and making sure I am successful??
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?
Since the other CAP students on Yconic helped me out a lot, I thought I'd start a thread to help out the applicants of this year! I'm in my first year at the University of Waterloo, and I have CAP status. If anyone has any questions, let me know and I'll try my best to answer!
A brief summary: CAP is an opportunity for high school students to apply to Waterloo's pharmacy school and gain something akin to pre-admission. The application process requires completing the AIF, writing a brief essay, submitting references, and completing an interview. More information can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/future-students/conditional-admission-pharmacy-cap
To everyone who is hesitant about applying: Just go for it! I didn't think I would be accepted, yet somehow I'm here!
I hear all these stories from students with 95+ averages that get rejected to waterloo engineering and computer science. I did not believe it until I saw it for myself. These students also had some decent ec's as well. Prof Bill Anderson on his blog even stated that for the last admission cycle 3,000 students with 90+ average were rejected (https://profbillanderson.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/synopsis). So the question is, how do I even get admitted to waterloo? Chances look bleak, even with high grades.
Hey I was wondering if i could get some information about the health sciences programs and the requirement and the required grades and also what would be the best program to take in order to become a paediatrician. Is Data management a requirement? Please and thank you.
Hey I was wondering what the academic admission requirements are for universities such as Waterloo, Mcmaster, UofT, Ryerson, Western, and Guelph. Mainly for engineering courses. And also what the best engineering courses at each of these universities is.
PS. I know this is a very big question, and I'm sorry. I am just trying to do some research before I apply.
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?
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!
Hey, I was just wondering whether certain universities look down upon private school courses. I have heard that some universities hate private schools where some universities don't care. If you know any could you tell me which ones and for what university programs.
I am a grade 12 student and willing to get into mechanical engineering co-op. In the future I want to master in automotive engineering. I have some questions.
1) Is early acceptance for universities like Mac based on the specific prereqs like physics and math? Or is it general top 6 grade 11 marks?
2) If I had a 87 average in top 6 of my courses in grade 11, is my chance of getting early acceptance in Mac or Ottawa good? Also will I be able to apply twice (one for early and one for later) is it a good idea?
3) I would like to get into Waterloo, Macmaster, Ottawa, or Queens university. Are my chances likely with a predicted 87 average? I am thinking that is what I will probably end with.
4) Is UOIT a good idea for me and is it internationally recognized, because it is 17th ranked in Macleans?
5) Should I go into mechatronic engineering and then
Publish specify into automotive engineering? Or is it better to start with mechanical?
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.
Hey, so far this semester I have the most critical subjects that are necessary for the university I'm planning to go to (applying to UofT, Waterloo, Carleton, and uOttawa) as I'm a grade 12 student currently. I just need a few tips for the current year I'm in as my target for the marks I want is 95% + in each course, as well as, I'm looking forward to increasing my extracurricular involvement around the school/community and get a part-time job.
The courses I have this semester are: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (taking a spare too)
Next semester are: Biology, Calculus and Vectors, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science
There's no megathread about Waterloo CS yet, so I decided to start one. I'm interested in applying to Waterloo Computer Science. I personally have had a 96% average in grade 11, and I expect a similar average in grade 12.
I'm really scared about the admissions process, since I've never really won any Waterloo math contests (only placed top 25%), and my ECs are only average at best. Can you guys give my an assessment and predict whether I can get in this year?
Hi, I'm a grade 12 student and I'm trying to decide on a good university program and school for getting into med school. I heard that universities like U of T and McGill make it difficult to get a high GPA as it is really competitive. I am interested in McGill, McMaster, U Of Waterloo & U of Ottawa. Where do you think is the best university for keeping up a high GPA and getting into med school? And are there any programs similar to McMaster's health science?
I want to study the arts (English, history, social sciences, etc) for my undergrad. My goal is law school. A lot of people discourage me for UofT for undergrad since it is apparently hard to maintain a high GPA for law school. I'm a 90+ student.
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 saw an earlier post similar to this and I wanted one geared towards the science programs for Ontario. Hopefully this helps with the application process this year as it can be confusing.
If you got accepted to the following programs last year, or any similar:
Life science, Health Science, Biology, Bio-Med, Medical Sciences, etc. (Ontario Universities / 2017 APPLICANTS)
Please Include the following:
Date of Application:
Date of Offer:
Grade 11 Average:
Grade 12 First Semester Average / Second Semester Mid-term:
This post is made to help the 2018 applicants this year! As this will give an idea of when everyone got accepted last year.