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Hi everyone, I am a first year AFM student at Waterloo and last year I was in your position. I was trying to figure out which university programs to apply to and I heavily relied on this website to make my final decisions from first years in the respected programs. If any prospective students in high school are looking to pursue the AFM program at Waterloo I would love to answer any questions, and talk about my experiences so far! I was admitted with a 91% average with excellent EC's.
So I created this account for people who got accepted to York.
If you got accepted tell us which program(s) you got accepted in and your averages in grade 11 and 12.
FYI, I applied to their psychology program still waiting for a decision
I got accepted to schulich's bba during march break with a 92.6 average but really good ec's and solid interview. However, sem2 has been pretty rough for me, calc in particular, and my average dropped to a 90.6. What's the average I have to maintain to keep my acceptance? I've seen both 85 and 90 floating around but no definite answer. I'm not taking private school and it really hurts when I see 70 average kids taking calc in private school and getting 95 while showing up only for tests. It's disappointing that my friend who's sitting at a 90 probably won't get in because she has to work and her family can't afford to spend on private school. :/
Hey guys. So basically, my average will be at a 92% by midterms, my leadership profile was decent but video interview could have gone a lot better :/ My biggest concern is that my Calculus mark is probably going to be a 70% at midterms, but its not in my top 6 because I'm taking data too and getting a 93% in that. So does Schulich care if my calculus mark is a 70%?? I heard they put a lot of emphasis on math courses so now I'm worried because of that and because my video interview wasn't that great! Helpppp what are my chances??
Currently, I am in sophomore year in high school in hopes of attending university abroad because of my own personal preference along with wanting to become more independent and explore outside of my comfort zone. I am intending to major in Business/Economics, and the UK seems to attract me based on its geographic location. (LSE, UCL, Oxford, Warwick etc.)
Don't worry, Canadian universities will still be on the top of my list (Ivey, Queen's, Rotman, Schulich)
Does anyone here know about the uni life in the UK or is currently experiencing undergrad at a UK university? If you are Canadian, what were your steps to being admitted (marks, extracurriculars etc.)? Any financial aid or scholarships for international/Canadian students in the UK? Please share your experiences and/or your peers' thoughts as well!
I just accepted my offer into the class of 2022 BBA class through OUAC, what do I do now? Do I book my enrollment appointment now or do I have to do something else first. Where do I select my courses? Someone please help lol
Hey yall! I am currently a grade 12 student and I only had English and math last semester along with 2 credits co-op. I havent recieved any accpetance yet from any uni, is it because I had only 2 grade 12 courses?
I recently got accepted to the BBA program at Schulich school of business at York university, but I live in Brampton on bovaird. What is the fastest way I can get from the pertosa bovaird intersection to Schulich? And least expensive!! I cannot drive yet by the way so that is not currently an option and in addition I can't afford a car right now either. Apparently the zum 501 is a direct bus to York but that's from downtown Brampton and I'm not sure how long that takes and how expensive it is. Please let me know if anyone has an idea!!
Hey guys, I've done my fair share of research and talked to people but I keep hearing mixed things. Some people say Schulich over Rotman by miles FOR UNDERGRAD while others say Rotman over Schulich anyday for anything.
Doesn't matter which is cheaper in tuition, etc.
Could you guys provide your thoughts on this topic? Elaborate answers are welcomed and appreciated!
Hey guys, I am a first year undergraduate student in the BBA program at Schulich School of Business. Last year, I had a very difficult time choosing between programs and Universities. This forum really helped me and I want to help others who are confused or have questions. I have done quite a bit of research regarding various programs in science and business, along with Ontario Universities. I will try my best to answer any questions you have about first year and life at Schulich. I am currently commuting to the school. I am planning on applying to law school or an MBA program after my BBA degree, so I also know the various requirements about some of those programs. Ask away!
hey guys, im a first year student at schulich, and i was probably in your place last year, stressing about ec's and averages, spending hours on this forum.
i know you guys are all smart, ambitious kids, wanting to get into queens, ivey, rotman, schulich, laurier, waterloo etc. I'm writing this post because I want to inform you guys on a few important insights that I gained only AFTER i started first year.
1) Your program does not make or break your career
- this is so important for some of you to understand. yes queens is good, yes ivey presents opportunities in finance, but at the end of the day, your success is up to your GRIT, your determination, ability to consistently motivate yourself, pick yourself up after failure, and learn from mistakes. Your success in business depends on your ability to be extraverted, outgoing, enthusiastic. It depends on your ability to hold a pleasant conversation with people you just meet (NETWORKING). sure, a top program will provide you fantastic resources, but please please don't obsess over your program if its already between the top schools. also don't be condescending to people who choose to go to a program that YOU deem a lower tier than yours. those people may have traits that you don't have that will make them better students than you are.
this being said, i still want to give advice on HOW to choose your program, given that a lot of you will be receiving multiple offers.
2) choose your program based on multiple factors, and choose wisely.
if you're SET on accounting, go to AFM (or even brock). big 4 love waterloo students.
if you're going into finance, in my opinion, your program doesn't matter a lot, u just have to have a crazy high gpa and be a very specific type of person (super driven, smart, sociable). but a lot of people interested in finance choose ivey, so u'll definately find a bigger finance community at ivey and queens than at schulich or afm. i don't know much about finance at laurier and rotman.
if you are undecided, which is probably the majority of you, i'd recommend to choose based on the experience you want out of university. Do you want to party and get out of town and away from your parents? choose ivey, queens or laurier. do you want a coop program so that you can alternate between work and school? choose afm or laurier (i highly recommend coop programs) do you want to stay at home and save money? choose schulich. do you want to drop out and hate life first year? choose rotman... haha i'm just kidding. for real though, rotman kids seem to have it SUPER tough and i already know a lot of people regretting rotman because their gpa's are really low, theres no coop, and the environment i heard is kind of hostile. but if you do choose rotman and end up graduating from there it is really impressive. everyone knows how hard rotman is. people who choose rotman tend to be the people whoare super ambitious and/or really idolize living in downtown.
3) be conscious of your mental health
so on a very serious note, i know of a few business students right now that have depression that developed in first semester. i want to you to know that university is a whole different ball game. it really challenges your ability to push through some really tough times. you could be going through a break up and have 4 midterms in a week. please know your limitations. if you know you are not good at handling stress, and you break down very easily, i would recommend staying close to home. i know so many people who moved away and once frosh and all the partying ended, they started to get really homesick, and the homesickness did not go away. of course this isn't the case for everyone. however, as a business student, you're gonna go through a lot of stress. business isn't just about school grades, it's about building this personal brand also. it consumes so much of your life. if you have a life established back at home, e.g. you're a competitive dancer, you go to church, i'd say not to give that up and choose a program close to home so you can continue pursuing that passion. trust me, it's not smart to have your whole identity and purpose in school and your success in it. it's not healthy, and if things start going south, you'll lose hope in life very quickly.
4) more about schulich
since i go to schulich, i wana talk a bit more about it. social life in terms of partying and meeting a ton of people is gonna lack compared to those who move away, but again, if you have a life outside of school in toronto, it won't really matter. plus, if you're super outgoing and friendly, you'll make friends. don't choose this school if you want a traditional university experience. i do want to put it out there that you shouldn't put too much value on social life because you don't want to be someone who moves away from home for the social aspect and your grades fall into the 60s because you don't have self-control. at the end of the day, you're going to school for education and opportunities in business.
the academic aspect is ok. don't slack on readings, do practice questions, and study in advance for things and you will do fine. schulich courses are curved, so be higher than average and you're blessed. there are some bullsh courses in first semester, but just push through them.
there's so many topics to talk about and so much advice i want to give... but i can't collect all my thoughts rn. if you guys have more questions please post them and ill get back to you!
here's another piece of advice i just thought of: when you're choosing your program, look at the actual program courses. compare them across programs and see which courses seem more appealing to you. you obviously won't know that much about the course just by its name but if you have friends in the program ASK about those courses. make sure u choose the program that have courses that seem interesting to you and suit what you want to learn.
this is especially helpful if you dont know whether to go into (for example) a business program or an art program. which seems better to you? intro to accounting or design studio?
be as informed as possible before making your decision.
Hey guys I'm in my second year of Schulich and I'm just worried I might fail a core course at the end of the semester. Because Schulich does not offer summer school for the course I'm worried I might fail I was wondering what would happen to me? Does anyone who's been through this before know? Like my chances of getting kicked out and everything else that comes with this situation