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Ivey AEO Acceptance
Ok so I am currently in grade 12 in ontario and my first semester marks are crap:
Law - 70%
Marketing: 65%
Advanced Functions: 95%

Second semester I will take 5 courses to make up for the only one god mark
So for second semester will look like:
Calculas: 95%
English: 96%
International Business: 90%
Food and Nutrition: 90%
Crafts: 92%

So with my top 6 including prerequisites my average will be around 93% give or take.

I have numerous references and experiences with EC activities so that will be a bonus. 

What are my chances of getting into IVEY AEO since they will see my first sem crap marks even though they will not be apart of my top 6?????????????
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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?
What are you doing during the winter break?
Hey yconic, 

What are you planning on doing for the winter break? For some of us in university, we don't really have readings/exams to study for but it would be a great time to apply for scholarships  or apply for summer jobs/internships/co-ops 

For all of you in high school, have you considered started applying for scholarships yet? Even though the major third party ones (Loran, TD) are over, there are a lot of other smaller scholarships you should look into. 

Tell me what your doing during the break below ;)
Favourite Courses in University
Hey yconic, 

For those of us in university, tell us what your favorite course is right now and why?

Maybe we can help out the grade 12s for next year ;)

Chances of getting into UofT and Mcgill
GCSE: 5 B's, 2 C's, A
AS: 2 C's, D

I'm planning to apply for Anthropology. What do you think my chances are?
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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.
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.
Undergrad Decision Making
So I'm looking to hopefully go into medicine in the future and I'm having some trouble deciding on an undergrad. I'm interested in the sciences (more bio and chem than physics). 
So far, i really enjoy these:

Western- Med Sci
McMaster-  Med Sci (I don't know if this exists, the process is really confusing to me on the website) 
Guelph- Bio-Med 
Uni of Ottawa- Biomed science (LAST RESORT)

Anyone give me some insight on some of these programs, or recommend me other similar ones for the same uni or different unis (preferably in Ontario) 
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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Study Abroad?
Anyone do this for a semester or year or know anyone who has? Just wondering what the experience was like and if you would recommend doing it? I'm especially interested in Queen's 1st year BISC program.
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Is there any point in applying to Ivey with under a 90% average?
I have a high 80 but the website says that a competitive application should have a 90% average, and most people who I know that are applying have at least that.
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.
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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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Loran Interviews 2017/2018
Hey guys,

This discussion is for those awaiting emails for sponsored (or direct) applicants that are waiting for their regional interview! 
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Tough Uni Admissions
I'm writing an English essay on how university admissions have become quite demanding. With top programs demanding high 90 averages and also a long never-ending list of EC's I was wondering if anyone could comment on their experiences or simply share their opinions on this issue. And if any previous uni students could talk about what it used to take to get into their program that would be greatly appreciated.Thanks!
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Obsessed with university?
I know this is really weird but I really want to vent my feelings.  I'm in grade 12 now and ever since grade 11, I've been researching programs, universities, campuses, reading forums, yconic threads, reddit threads, and watching uni advice videos.  Thinking about university stresses me out but I still continue to read it.  I read about acceptance averages as a way to procrastinate on doing my homework to actually reach those averages.  I don't know why I do this, I feel like it's an obsession.  Even my siblings question why I always read about it on my spare time.  Why am I acting this way? Is this normal for students?
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Realistic Undergrads for Medical School
Again and again, I've been hearing that your undergraduate degree doesn't really matter to med school and that all you need is an excellent GPA. So, my question is, which undergrad programs are good for that? 

I've always wanted to get into health sci at McMaster...but we all know there is a very low chance of that happening. So I was thinking UTSC Life sci (Co-op). Are there any other undergrad programs worth considering, or ones that you all are in/considering that you'd care to share? 

Currently, I'm in grade 12 with a 94% average so I'm not too worried about not getting in anywhere (accept Health Sci, I am terrified) so please share some different undergrad programs I can look at! 

Thank you all and good luck. 
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SHAD 2018
Did anyone apply for SHAD 2018? There was like 100 kids from my school who applied.
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Shad 2018
Hi! I am applied to Shad 2018 and would love to meet people who did the same! I am interested in going to McMaster or Western.
How does university application work? will i be accepted?
My mark average is really bad right now I have two 90s but the rest are failing grades because i'm not attending the two classes I have since I don't really need them and my school isn't letting me drop them. I heard that universities check your mark twice once in semester 1 midterms and then your final after semester 2 and im certain i can end up with a top 6 of 90% at the end but i'm scared that the university will not accept me after seeing my failing grades in semester 1 midterms or put me bottom of the wait list. Can someone explain to me how university applications works because im still unsure.
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Hello! I'm doing an online survey on google survey for my HSB4U1 class (challenge & change in society). I'd very much appreciate it if some of you can take out 2 minutes of your day and answer a few multiple choice questions :)


I really appreciate it!!
Should i take a transfer?
I am currently business at SFU and was planning to take a transfer to Wilfrid Laurier University. 
I know SFU is a good university and they are know for their business program but I am not satisfied overall and it is kinda depressing. 

Do you think that I should transfer or stay at SFU? 
If i plan to transfer, will it be difficult? 
Thank you 
What are you doing in preparation for finals?

It feels like midterms just passed but finals are just around the corner for us (in 2-3 weeks). I'll be having my chemistry final first and was wondering how everyone was planning to study. Do you make a schedule? Do you cram? Comment below!

Scholarships with upcoming deadlines! (Ep.2)
Hey yconic, 

This week, I have several more scholarships lined up for you. I also heard some of you got invited to the semi-final and final round of the scholarship. Congratulations! 

If you're interested in the last scholarship post I made, the link is below so remember to check it out. 


1. Upnature's Scholarship for Nursing and Medicine Students (Deadline: November 30th 2017) 
-All you have to do is complete a short application and a 500-word essay about your career aspirations and how you plan to contribute to your chosen field in the future.  


2. The Expert Institue's 2017 Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences (Deadline: December 31st 2017) 
Complete 1,000-2,000 words on how you feel your specialized knowledge and training could be applied to improving the practice of law, submitted electronically as a document attached to the form below.


3. yconic's #13FTW contest (Deadline January 18th 2018) 
Complete several quizzes for your chance to win (3) $1313 cash prizes. 


Best of luck applying for these scholarships and contest!

-Benson Law 
How do you plan on paying for post-secondary?
How are you (Grade 12's) planning to pay for post-secondary education?

Some of you might have: 

Comment below on how you are paying up for university or college!