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Engineering Admission Cutoffs
Yeah, right now as of midterm i have a 90.67 average (bascially 91) and it'll will go up to around 92-93. However is a 92 average competitive enough to get into Waterloo Computer  enginering nd Queen's and McMaster and UofT  Computer engineering? My extra cirriculars are better than most so would that help my chances ?
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UTSC Management
How hard is it to maintain a high GPA in the program?
Also would you consider this as a high tier program (e.g comparing with laurier, queens, etc)
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I don't think Ill get accepted to commerce
Queens Commerce is my first choice and my Ecs are really weak!! I didn't realize the important they were for applying to business programs until grade 12. 
My ECs are
Treasurer of a youth organization outside of school
I volunteer every week for 4 hours in a hospital gift shop
I might teach kids religion on the weekends.

not sure these are good enough for Schulich or any business school. 
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I HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING LIFE SCIENCE PROGRAMS
Hi,

I was wondering if the life science programs at uft (st george and scarborough campus), york, ryerson, or the medical or health science at western, or life science at mcmaster will look at my overall average, or seperate marks (ie looking at what i got in chemistry, biology, etc)

Thanks!
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OUAC105 highschool transcript
currently a first year at uoft cs transfering to ryerson cs, I requested through OUAC for my high school transcript a few days ago, but haven't receive it yet. How long will the process take? Can i submit my application without the transcript right now
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What are your study tips for a Grade 11 student
In grade 9 and grade 10, I had fairly bad study habits where I would just listen to the teacher in class but still managed to get easy 90's.
I had also switched schools now to a new school, but now its not working out the same for me, I am taking all 3 sciences and with the bad habits, in the beginning of the year I hadn't started off too well, although now I've managed to change my habits up a tad bit.
Now, I go ahead of the class as much as I can and rewrite notes from the textbook, whatever seems important, and focus a lot more rather than waste my time procrastinating.. oh god procrastination will be the end of me.

I want to know what are your personal study tips, and also what would you suggest I start to do?
Do Grade 10 Marks Matter? What about in USA Universities?
I am currently a Grade 10 IBT student in Ontario, Canada. 

I heard from one strongly academic person that they definitely plan to take a top University in the U.S.
They said they look at all your marks from all grades of highschool, and your entire high school average, will be assessed or influence chances of getting accepted. 

I had previously thought I could slack off in Grade 10. To show the difference, I had a 92 in Math Grade 9, but in Grade 10 have a 71. 

Should I be really concerned about that for Canada/Us universities?

(I achieved Overall 87-91% average in Grade 9.)
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What are my chances of getting in UofT Life Science?
I currently have
Advanced Functions: 93%
English: 82%
Religion: 96%
Chemistry: 95%

I'm worried about my English mark because I've always been horrible at it. 
Is it possible to get in Life Sci so long as I have the overall 90s range average with my top 6 courses (have 90s in the courses other than English)?

Thank you in advance :)
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Queen's offer of admission
Hey, just a qiuck question: 

Does Queen's mail acceptance letter or it just all becomes digital now? thxx
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Rotman Commerce vs. Desautels Faculty of Management
Hi, I've applied to both Uoft (st. george) and Mcgill for their business programs and I'm looking for some advice on which school you think is better. Ranking wise, I know Rotman has better research and a better rep but I want to get a good feel for each school, rankings aside. If you have any experience or can comment on the difficulty, competitiveness, job opportunities, schooling in general, or the university please let me know! Also, if I currently have around a 94 average (hoping to bump it up by February) what are my chances of getting into the schools? Side note: I'm planning to take calculus out of my day school and it doesn't start until late february, will that affect my chances of getting into McGill, since I know offers go out right after apps are due?
Thank you!!
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applying for university
Im in grade twelve. I take my pre calculus and chemistry online (i attend a local school on the linear system for the rest of my courses). I Finished pre calc 11 and chem 11 at the end of November. I have started both chem 12 and pre calc 12 and am about half way done both. Since Pre calculus 11 and Chemistry 11 aren't on my term one, but will be on term two am i able to apply for universities?
Help regarding medical schools
I am currently in grade 11 and hope to pursue a career in medicine.

What my question is that, I'm not sure what universities and programs I should apply for, as I have heard a lot of things on this forum, such as 

don't go to mac unless you're in health sciences, as your GPA won't be the best, and I've also heard to just go to universities such as york as to easily get a high GPA, but hearing so many sides I have just confused myself and am unsure what to do!

If you guys could share your opinion on the best universities and programs where I could get a high GPA, it would be very helpful!

These are the universities programs I had wanted to go to before I confused myself:

5.Anatomy and Cellular Biology - McGill 1.Health Science - Mac 3.Life Science - Mac 6.Arts & Science - Mac 2.Med Science - Western 4.Life Science - UofT

Listed from 1-5 indicating the ones I like better.
Laptops
Hey everyone! I am sure that some of us are looking in the market for a new laptop. I want to make this thread so current laptop owners can share what laptops they have and how it is going for them. 

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Pre-Med
What do you think is the best pre-med program in Ontario. Rank your top 3 and explain why. In terms of how difficult it is to get a good GPA, med-school acceptance, workload, time for a social life/extracurricular activities.
Accounting and Finance AFM Waterloo
Hey y'all
   I was wondering what's my chances of getting into accounting and Finance at Waterloo this year. My grade 11 marks weren't the greatest averaging just about an 80 because i was fooling around for the majority. But here is my gr12
Semester 1
English - 90
Advanced Functions - 76 but i can bring that up because i got a 60 on a test for which i didn't study but my teacher knows i can do better
Economics - 90
Semester 2 projected
Calculus - 80-85
Accounting - 95-99 my school's accounting teacher is stupid easy
Challenge and change - 90

Overall average: 88-90

EC'S: SAC GR12 REPRESENTATIVE, MADE DECA ICDC ONCE, VOLUNTEERED FOR LOCAL CHURCHES AND LOCAL ELECTIONS, VOLUNTEERED AT A DATABASE RESEARCH, CADETS, VOLUNTEERED TO TEACH KIDS ENGLISH IN CHINA FOR 2 WEEKS, TOOK MUSIC REPETOIRE, 

Thanks!! Please give me your thoughts and opinions on what's the chances of getting in and what other alternatives there are.
:)

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rotman commerce colleges?
I'm confused.
Even if I won't be living on residence I have to apply to one of the colleges but whats the purpose of it? what good does it do? what are the benefits? I heard that some are more prestige than others because of the curriculum or something.
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Advice?
Hi all,  

So im a gr11 student currently taking pre calc 11 this semester and not doing too well. I was planning on taking pre calc 12 next semester that way if i do poorly i could redo in the summer but my councellor pulled a 360 on me and was like "ummm,,,,,no" so now im shitting bricks and i dont know what to do because math is screwing me over. 

PS. I want to go to UBC for science so math is like hella important.

ANY ADVICE/THOUGHTS ARE APPRECIATED
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UBC Vancouver School of Economics: BIE Program (International Economics)
Hey this is a student from Ontario applying for UBC International Economcis. (Fall 2018)
I didn't see many discussion posts for this program so I decided to start my own. 

Feel free to post anything below!  


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What is Benson Law?
Yup, been hearing about it all over this website and still have no idea what it is. Frankly, I can't even find it on google either.
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Applying to Universities from a Non-Semestered School
University applications are more compatible for semestered schools, especially because the students finish half their grade 12 courses within the first semester, which gives universities a better understanding of the students' academic abilities. 
However, non-semester students are barely halfway through their courses by the time they apply to universities. At the moment, my average is 95 with my top 6 grade 12 courses.

I took 3 grade 12 courses in grade 11, and received an 87 and 90 in 2 of them, but my grade 12 bio mark was a garbage 65 - I realized I didn't want to pursue the sciences and tried to drop bio but guidance pretty much said I couldn't have a spare in grade 11(???), so I just stopped going to class lol.

So my question is: 
How do universities look at your marks if you're from a non-semestered school? Do they rely more on your grade 11 marks and any completed grade 12 marks that have been taken previously? Or will they just disregard the completed courses and just focus on my top 6 marks including prerequisite courses???

Just wondering if I screwed myself by having a completed grade 12 mark of 65%. I don't want the admissions teams to assume my final grade 12 marks will drop to the 60s range. 

Any insight will be appreciated! Kinda freaking out over my chances of getting into competitive uni programs.
Thanks!! 
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Academic Experience
I know that employers don't care for the most part what school you get your degree from. I am wondering though if there is a difference in the experience you will have at the most selective schools (i.e those with high over all entrance averages like Waterloo, Queens, Western) and the least selective schools (e.g. Trent, Carleton, UOIT). Does the entry average of the undergraduate body have any impact on the type of experience you have both in and out of class? What about the overall graduation rate? Do you think these factors are important when choosing a school?
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Mcmaster life science/top 6 questions
Im looking into mcmaster life sci and here are my marks as of now:
English 77
Functions 97
bio 83
physics 81
chem 68
music 97
repertoire 93
calculus n/a 
So the admission requirement is ENG4U; One of: MHF4U, MCV4U; SBI4U; One of: MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, SPH4U
 My questions are:
1. How are marks sent to universities? Do I choose/submit the courses I want universities to see so long as I satisfy the requirements?
2. Will marks beyond my top 6 affect my chances of acceptance? (chemistry for example would not fall under my top 6)
3. By the time mac life sci apps are due, my 2nd sem calculus course would not have started yet. If i want to use calc, which i anticipate getting 95 in, how can i include it in my top 6?
4. Does the program only look at the top 6 average or do they pay particular attention to individual courses?
5. could this combination possibly be my top 6: english, functions, calculus, bio, music, repertoire?
6. if my gr11 marks are garbage, will it affect my chances AFTER early acceptance?

sorry for the dumb questions i just need confirmation and assurance

thanks in advance,
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Business programs I can get in with a 80-85 percent average since I can't pull off a 90?
Idk what I'm doing wrong with my studying but I can't get high marks in math,  maybe i should study 2-3 days ahead instead of the day before. I'm not sure.
Over the next two weeks I have 10 tests to do, and I can't pull off a 94 average for top business schools such as Schulich, Queens, Ivey and Rotman. Maybe if i studied ahead i might but its hard to change study habits.
I know York BAS, Ryerson Bcomm or BBA ( forgot) is easier to get in. Can you guys recommend me other programs that are in Toronto?

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Grade 11 Marks and UBC?
Hi Yconic,

Grade 11 term 1 ended for me and I am really starting worrying about my university chances in the future. Grades as follows, I want to attend UBC for Science for fall 2019. 

Psychology 11: 95% 
Chemistry 12: 87%
 Physics AP 1: 90%
 Biology AP: 94% 
French 11: 95% 
English Literature 12: 86% 
Pre-calculus 11H: 81% 
Peer Tutoring: 94% 

My Precalc 11 mark is the biggest problem, I know this term 1 but I'm really struggling in this class this year and would need to know what is the best thing to do before it is too late. In grade 12 I plan to take, AP Psychology, AP Chem(could take Chem 12 again, to achieve higher mark), French 12, English Lit AP, etc. (Approved grade 12 courses) I am wondering if I should, starting from winter break take Precalc 11 online on top, in hopes of achieving a better mark, as I tend to do better online? And will UBC be looking at this report card for my future admissions? I am just very concerned since I was researching and saw that averages were around 95%+. 

I am applying from BC.

-Concerned grade 11 student