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EDIT: Just to give another update, I'm half-way through 3rd year right now. Just went through the PEY process and wrapped that up, so if you have any questions on any of that, I'd be more than happy to share some firsthand experiences!
I was also accepted to Waterloo, Ottawa, and Mac way back when, so you can ask q's about those as well.
Hey everyone, I am currently a first year student at the University of Waterloo. If you have any questions regarding my university experiences, how I was able to deal with senioritis in Grade 12, admissions, or anything related to my experiences. Do not hesitate to ask.
I was in your position one year ago, and many people on this website have provided me some insight, so I would like to return the favour.
I have applied for undeclared engineering at ryerson without knowing how competitive this program might be compared to other engineering programs... Is this program more competitive and thus harder to get into for a high schooler? Please let me know down on the comments. Thanks
Based on my situation, I would really appreciate your opinions about which offer I should accept: a $26,000 entrance scholarship from UVic, or a $20,000 Centennial Scholars Entrance Award from UBC.
I am going into a bachelor of science, and my long-term goal is to enter medical school leading to credentials as a physician. UBC might give me an edge due to its reputation, but I may be better off financially if I accept the $26,000 offer from UVic because $6000 is a significant amount of money. I come from deep financial need, and that is why I need to consider these things very seriously.
Here are the facts:
Pros for UBC:
The Centennial award will appear on my UBC transcript after graduation (which would look very good to prospective medical schools).
If I receive external scholarships that cover my first-year tuition, any unused money from the annual allotment of Centennial Scholarship funds ($5,000) could be deposited to my bank account (so I could use it in the future or for living expenses).
UBC has the Science One program, which I have been interested in for some time now.
Cons of UBC:
Offers less money than UVic
Is not compatible with the UBC Student Housing Assistance Grant.
Pros of UVic:
Offers more money than UBC.
I am eligible to receive more entrance scholarships from UVic that can be combined with my current UVic offer.
Cons of UVic:
I am not certain, but I've heard that UVic does not give remaining entrance scholarship funds directly to students to use for living expenses or for subsequent years if their tuition is covered by other scholarships. (Does anyone know if this is true?)
Some other questions I have:
For UVic and/or UBC, if I receive more external scholarships than I need to use for tuition in first-year, can the financial aid office deposit the money into my bank, or save them for me in second-year? I'm asking because I know that a lot of scholarships cannot be deferred, but I don’t want to lose any scholarship funds; what would my options be?
Does anyone know if the UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is compatible with other UBC Major Entrance Scholarships?
Does anyone know if UVic transcripts show that the student received an entrance award?
Anyhow, those are the things I need to think about. Thank you for your feedback!
I'm a new Ryerson University graduate (October 2017) that majored in Professional Communication and I wrote the LSAT in June 2017. Aside from holding 3 internships through the last 3 years of my degree, I also worked as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. In 2016, I worked as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) for the Government of Ontario, and in September 2016 I was hired at the Ontario Energy Board in the Public Affairs department. In my last semester of school, in the summer of 2017, I was hired full time as the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the Toronto based architecture firm Sweeny&Co. At the end of 2017 I got the opportunity to move into a Digital Communications role for the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA).
In 16 months, from my first position in 2016 at TBS to my current role at OPA at the end of 2017, I've been able to grow my salary by 140%. I only graduated in October 2017.
I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances
- campus life
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government + how I got my full time job + other job related advice
- LSAT studying/writing
- basically any other questions you might have!
Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! Ask me anything!
If you're looking to contact me personally, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone, first year engineering student at UofT willing to answer your questions! Feel free to ask about admissions, skule-work, extracurricular activities, scholarships, employment and so on! Edit: I also commute 100 km everyday so you can ask me about that as well!
Please allow me a few days to reply to your responses due to my schedule being pretty hectic!
Hey everyone, I'm in my first year of engineering at Queen's University. I remember how stressful this time last year was, as I was waiting for acceptances and trying to decide where and what I wanted to do for the next 4 years! I ended up choosing Queen's engineering and I'm pretty happy with that decision so far!
Ask me anything about Queen's eng or Queen's in general and I'll do my best to answer!
Hello! I've recently found out about SHAD from my cousin and I am interested in applying. On the website it says that you can apply in grade 10 in mid September and the applications are due in November. So would I use my grade 9 marks? And also, tips for applications would be well appreciated. Thanks! :)
I'm currently a grade 11 student, and I am planning on pursuing a career in the medical sciences field (to potentially become a doctor/medical researcher one day)
I know that I am capable of achieving high marks, but I'm worried that marks along won't be enough to be able to be accepted into a competitive program such as Mcmaster, Western, or U of T.
I plan to get into medical school afterward, but am worried again that if I am not accepted, where a general science/medical science degree would get me.. but I plan on going to medical school!!
So current university students/medical student applicants/students what would your advice to me, a grade 11 student be? What kinds of activities/jobs/internships/opportunities/marks did you have or would recommend in order to be accepted??
What did you do in grade 11/12 to truly stand out from the crowd?
I am wondering if anyone has received an offer of admission from Queen's in the general science program (QS). I'm currently very anxious that I won't be accepted as my average is not as competitive as some of the ones I have seen on other forums.
My grade 11 average was just an 87%, it was actually the lowest I have received (grade 9 and 10 I had a 91%). This year I am hoping I can at least get a 90% but I am still very unsure of myself because I applied in december and have not heard back from them but a lot of other people have.
I am just wondering if anyone with a similar grade 11 average as me has gotten an offer of admission to the program and/or if someone that is in the program right now got accepted with a similar average.
For those who have applied to the Dalhousie Entrance Scholarship and recieved one, when did you apply, when did you learn that you recieved a scholarship, how much was it worth, and what province are you from.
If you feel comfortable posting your average, please post that as well.
This form works great:
Quality and Quantity (Renewable Scholarship or One off):
Province Originating From:
Thanks so much and congratulations to those who have recieved one!
So recently, Ive been having dreams on going to Harvard. I think Harvard is a very cool school because its filled with great minded people. I also heard there are some chicks there too. So I was wondering if I can get into Harvard with my 62 average. Advanced Functions - 56% English - 55% Food and Nutrition - 150% Calculus - 20% Biology - 39% Chemistry - 54% I know I'm not the greatest mind, but Steve Jobs went to Harvard and dropped out to make Facebook. Look at him now. He's a billionaire. He wasn't the most brilliant minded but he still went to Harvard but dropped out to make Facebook. So guys, do think I can make it to Harvard with my Grade 12 marks? I feel like I can because Steve Jobs did it. Please don't post mean comments because it will hurt me and make me cry.
You know the required courses in Group 1, 2 and 3; in group 2 an option is business studies. Does taking business in grade 10 count as a course for business studies. I heard some kid say that the group 1,2,3 courses need to be taken in grades 11 and 12. Can someone please clarify as to, if he is right? I would really appreciate the help! If you want me to clarify anything about my question, just ask. Thanks in advance!
I took English in private school but I have 6 courses in school and my school is non-semestered. I can’t drop English in school because then I’ll be considered part time. On OUAC, English shows up twice, one with my in school mark and one with my private school. The in school mark is 47 and my private school is 86 because I obviously don’t attend in school English since it isn’t necessary for me. However, I was wondering if that’s gonna impact my universities decision? Because don’t they just choose the higher grade? It shows up as the following