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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
-Ryerson University 
-York University 

My grade eleven marks: 
English (gr11): 87%
English (gr12):86%
Biology: 81% 
Math: 88%
Forces of Nature: 70% (really hated this class, only went because of guidance recommendation)
Psychology: 83%
World Religions: 90%
Law: 80% 

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?? 
What is mark inflation?
This word gets thrown around so much these days!
What is mark inflation, how does it affect students, and does it really exist (to a significant extent)?
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McGill Desautels 1st Year AMA
Around this time last year I was stressing out trying to pick a school and get the marks for the programs. Despite being only a few weeks into the program, I hope I can still help answer any questions or clarifications!
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Laurier BBA/Bsc
I originally planned on majoring in business so I didn't take any of the sciences. But lately I've been looking into computer science and found an interest in laurier's bba and bsc program as it doesn't require science prereqs. I was hoping someone maybe in the program could tell me some info about it and how hard I might find some of the courses due to my lack of scientific kknowledge.
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Wanting to become an accountant, should I consider schools that don't have a co-op?
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.
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Laurier BBA Tuition
I was looking on their website but I don't understand the tuition based on credits? Could someone just estimate the tuition for Laurier's BBA?
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Incoming Commerce/Business 2021 Student
Hey guys! I've been seeing a couple of these incoming student posts, so I thought I'd do one for Business/Commerce in general.

I applied to York Schulich, UofT Rotman, UTM Commerce, Queen's Commerce, WLU BBA, and Western BMOS + Ivey AEO and got into all of them. I ended up choosing Queen's Commerce.

So feel free to reply to this post if you have any questions about any of the above universities or programs. I used this website a ton when I was applying so I thought I'd try to help some 2022 kids :) I also researched a lot for the above schools.
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Laurier's Business/Financial Math Double Degree Questions
Hey, I am just getting my ouac code soon and was wondering a couple of things about Laurier's program. Hopefully, I can get some answers from people that applied last year and current students. Anyways here are the questions:  

1. What would be a safe average to get in? Would 93% be good?  
2. Do admissions penalise courses taken in the summer?  
3. Do admissions care if I take some bird courses and have them on my top six?
4. Do admissions only solely at grades or do I need a supplementary application?  
5. How's the workload?  
6. Can I transfer into regular BBA if it's too difficult?  
7. Is the program enjoyable?  
8. Since the courses are on the Waterloo campus, do you just dorm @waterloo?  
9. What does automatic co-op mean?
Thanks in advance.
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Laurier BBA
Is there a supplementary application?
Approximately how many people are in the program?
Is COOP hard to get?
What is a safe average to get in?
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Best university for getting into med school/a high GPA?
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?
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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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Health / Life Science Programs 2017
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.
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Laurier BBA vs Western Ivey
Is it worth the risk of not getting into Ivey in 3rd year with AEO status rather than going to Laurier where you start business in 1st year? Any opinions?
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I am applying to Uni this December. I am deciding between Laurier BBA and Schulich BBA. So Far I heard..  


Pros- Reputation, Community, Small class size, networking  
Cons – No co-op, curriculum is hard, commute,  


Pros – Easier to get high Gpa, Co-op, #1 in student satisfaction ranking  
Cons- Community (not many south Asians), risk of not getting co-op, bigger class sizes.  
Both of these school offers great opportunities. It will be difficult to choose between these two. If anyone from these school could give me some guidance or share their experience that would be great
Laurier BBA Advice to Future Students

How hard is it to land Co-op at Laurier? Is it very competitive. In the Uni fair, one guy said I need at least +B for co-op. Is this true?

Also, how was first year like? the courses, calculus compared to high school and the clubs? Is BU111 and BU121 that hard as people say @Laurier. 

If anyone from Laurier BBA school could give me some advice on how to do well first year to secure co-op or share their experience in the program that would be great

Laurier BBA Acceptances 2018
It's super early in the year but this thread is for Laurier BBA acceptances. Comment when you get accepted and what your average was. :))
AMA Waterloo Comp Sci and Laurier Business DD (Laurier Side)
Questions about anything really. Anything about admissions odds are hard for me to predict but i can help you out a bit. First year in my 1A right now. Can answer questions bout both ze progums.
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Sororities at Laurier?
I am interested in rushing at the Wilfrid Laurier University. What are my options?
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Undergrad Admissions
Hey guys,
I'm interested in going to university and studying something along the lines of political science.
My top 4 university programs are Poli Sci at Queens, Poli Sci with a legal specialization at Laurier, Criminal Justice and Public Policy at Guelph, or Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law (note-under the humanities) at Mcmaster.
If anyone has any advice, experience or insight to share about these programs and/or the schools I would greatly appreciate it.

Grade 12 looking to apply to ontario/possibly out of province universities, thoughts on carleton criminology and other criminology programs??
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I need a new major... or do I?
I originally wanted to go into business however seeing and hearing that so many people are going into business, it will definitely be hard to find a job since these spots will be in very low demand. I have also talked to several people that examine current job markets and was told not to go into business, specifically marketing or sports marketing. Anyways, I am graduating and applying for uni's this year and am thinking of maybe getting a degree in urban planning from waterloo or ryerson but I am not sure if this is a good major and career path. Other than this, I wanted to go to Laurier BBA or Waterloo for Rec and Sport Business but probably wont for reasons mentioned above. Other than this I can elect to take a 5th year and take a variety subjects to find another passion however I don't want to just waste a whole year and be stuck in the same position. Any ideas on what I should do? Are any of these options or programs worth it. I only have a couple months until I apply and have no idea what I want to do. BTW i will have a top 6 average at around a 85 this year.
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Hello university students !!! I will be applying to university soon. It would be very helpful for me and other students thinking of applying to Business Programs. I would appreciate if you share about your experience in your Business programs about the followings:

1. Workload (very important)
2. Opportunity in terms of Co-op, internship,networking, etc. (very important)
3. Social life (somewhat important)
4. What advice would you give to future students if they were to succeed in Uni 
5. If you were in grade 12 what program would you chose and why?

Thank you..

How is your grade 12 physics class?
I'm in grade 12 and have this teacher for physics.  He was my teacher last year for grade 11 physics.  Last year, more than half our class dropped out and the average of the remaining students at the end of the semester was 68%.  This year, it's only been the first month of school and 15 people dropped out of our grade 12 physics class.  We had our first test and the class average was below 50%.  Is this normal?  Is our teacher unnecessarily difficult or is this typical for a physics class?  I go to a public catholic school in southern Ontario around the GTA if that makes any difference.  Share your physics class stories! I'd love to hear
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QUESTIONS - Business/Computer Science Double Degree
Hey, I'm in Grade 12 right now and for a long time, I've had my eyes set on the BBA/Comp Sci double degree at Waterloo/Laurier. I have some questions:

-What does it take to get in? (marks, ec's, etc)
-What's the program like? Do you have more hours of class than the average student?
-Where can I look for scholarships and bursaries for this specific program?

I'm expecting about a 95% average. I have some other EC's like Student Voice Rep for Student Council, DECA President, started a cub through $1500 SpeakUP Grant, Leader for my youth group, etc. Sometimes when I picture this program in my head I see everyone being WAY over the top,. so I'm curious to what the average student needs to get in.

THANK YOU in advance, I appreciate any info/advice I can get :)