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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?
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
Does anyone know if UOIT is a good school? I am curious because I live in the area. I want to apple either Mechanical or Automotive Eng? Do they have a good curriculum, because I know UoIT it is not a known school and I am scared applying for it. Plus, is it worth taking Engineering at UoIT? Also, does anyone know when Universities sends their application for acceptance? Thank you.
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?
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.
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.
I am a first-year student @ York and I was thinking of switching into either Global Health or Health studies. I really wanna become a health teacher, and as a back-up, maybe work in a hospital or clinic as administration. What would yall recommend?! Thank you so much! :)
US applicant here (dual citizen though; family lives in Canada but I go to a prep school in the US). I will be applying to Queen's Commerce, Western Ivey AEO, UofT Rotman, McGill Desautels, York Schulich, and a few other schools all for finance (or related to it). I was wondering how much my 11th grade average matters for admission. I had a mid 80s average last year, but was leaning towards the high 80s by the end of the year. This year, however, my first mid-quarter average was a 95.5, and expecting around there for my first quarter grades. How much will my 11th grade average affect me for admissions? I have pretty strong standardized testing scores, a really big hook, a few decent ECs, and good essays. Also, will not taking Calc (taking Pre-Calc this year) be a big problem for admissions as well? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
So as University applications are coming up, I was wondering if they look at my midterm or my final.
I want to get into Queens and ill also be applying to all major business schools like Shulich, Ivey, AFM, Rotman, etc. Queens is just my main goal!
I believe my ECs are well rounded and strong enough, Im just scared my marks wont be.
Here's a breakdown of my marks so far:
- Advanced Functions taken in semester 2, gr11: 78%; im retaking this in nightschool at the moment and im highly confident I can get a 90+ because of the chill teacher and past students telling me its really easy!
- ENG4U: Took in the summer, got a 88%
- Im taking Kinesiology, World Issues, and Calculus this semester and Im really worried about Kinesiolology and Calculus.
Before you ask why in the world im taking Kin, it was either that or Biology so didnt really have an option..
World Issues is no problem, but im scared my Kin and Calculus marks wont be good enough by midterms, im talking like low to mid 80s. (Its a possibility, could be worse or better but I just think thats where it'll be)
So yeah, when applications come around, will they look at my midterms? I was convinced no they wont, because I still wont have a top 6, so I thought theyll look at my final and then my midterm of second semester to come to a conclusion. Is this correct?
Another question, whats a good average I should aim for to be competitive?
Hi guys if I apply for the psychology BA with management option and they reject me (hope not), will they offer me the psychology BA program without it? (saying I'm eligible for the psychology program itself only)
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?
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