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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?
Health Sciences at McMaster
So Last year my avg was so crap. Cannot even explain. Anyways I've always wanted to do radiology at Mac. But after seeing health sci I really like the program and what it has to offer.. Right now i have a 85% in bio, 80% in adv and 90% in religion. I have planned to take: calc, chem and eng next semester. Just curious to know what the lowest cut off for 2017 was; for both health science and radiology. Anyone know any students with a high 80%- low 90% who got into health sci and radiology? Please and thank you :) goodluck to everyone 
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Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology or Philosophy the Big Questions? Grade 11 Courses almost due
I'm considering to take one of these social sciences. Can anybody who might have took either provide any input?
Should I be taking either of these? Or take something else that could potentially become a grade 12 average booster like Grade 11 Computer Engineering, or fast track a Grade 12 math or science? My overall Grade 9 English mark was a 92.

 For a better understanding of me: My course I plan to take are... 
English11 
Functions11 
Biology11 (in IBt student class) 
Physics11
Chemistry AP 11 
Visual Arts11 
+ Course (Philosophy, Anthropology, or Fast-Track Mathematics/Science, Comp Engineering?

 - About to take Grade 11 computer science in grade 10 second semester.
 - Taking all three sciences simply to "keep options open", yet Ive heard almost everybody takes two or all sciences knowing now whether they want engineering or biomedical fields. 

Any advice about my overall course selection is absolutely welcome.

TL:DR - Grade 11 Philosophy or Intro to Anthropology? 
Should i take 8 courses in grade 12?
I currently have taken 7 courses  for next year, i wonder if i take one more course like some bird course would it enhance the chance i get into university cuz i m in danger area now....
plz someone give me some advices.(i konw they look at the best six courses but my friend told me if i take 8 courses ,i would drop my average. i am so confused plz some one tell me the truth...
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.
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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Data Management
After the first test the class average is 51%.... Is this normal? This is my first time seeing a class avg this low. Is Data always like this?
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Grade 11/12 Courses HELP!!
I'm looking to keep my options open for uni (aspiring to go to McGill or McMaster for ArtSci) and I wanted to know if this plan will be too stressful! has anyone ever done this successfully??

Grade 11:
English: ENG 3U1
Religion: HRT 3M1
French: FSF 3U1
Anthro/Socio/Psych: HSP 3U1
Law: CLU 3M1
Accounting: BAF 3M1
Biology: SBI 3U1
Chemistry: SCH3U1
Functions: MCR3U1 (Summer School between Grade 10-11)

Grade 12:
English: ENG4U1
Philosophy: HZT 4U1
French: FSF4U1
Law: CLN 4U1
Biology: SBI 4U1
Chemistry: SCH4U1
Accounting: BAT 4M1 
Calc and Vectors: MCV4U1 
Advanced Functions: MHF4U1(Night School, 2nd Semester Grade 11)

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Courses to take in Grade 12!!!
Hi, currently I am in grade 11 and I want to get into Schulich or Queen's University for business administration/commerce. 

These are the courses I'm planning on taking in grade 12:
English
Advanced Functions
Data Management
Calculus & Vectors
Economic Issues
Financial Accounting
Business Leadership 

I'm planning on taking English in summer school. Can someone please tell me if this is a good plan and if not how should I change it? 
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New Ryerson graduate: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a new Ryerson University graduate that majored in Professional Communication and I wrote the LSAT in June 2017. Aside from holding 3 internships over 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. Last summer I worked as a Project and Communications Assistant 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 I was hired full time as the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the Toronto based architecture firm Sweeny&Co and that is where I'm currently employed.

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- OSAP
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government + how I got my full time job
- 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 ienoukov@ryerson.ca

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,
A
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Fast Tracking Help?
I'm in Grade 10, and the original plan was for me to fast track and take functions in second semester. I don't know if this will benefit or hurt me when I need to take calculus and advanced functions. So I was thinking of fast tracking English instead? Has anyone done this? What's your view on it?
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Grade 11 and 12 courses?
I will have to be choosing my grad 11 courses next week. I had already planned my courses in advance, but now that the time to finalize my decision is arriving, I don't know if I took all the courses I truly want. Truthfully, I have no idea what I want to do in the future. I will probably go into pre-medical, and simultaneously do something else, but I'm not sure.
The courses I have picked for grade 11 are (all university level):
-Physics
-Biology
-Chemistry
-Functions
-English
-Introduction to Computer Sciences
-Introduction to Canadian and International Law (Grade 12)
-Intro to Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology

Grade 12 (university level):
-Physics
-Biology
-Chemistry
-Functions  
-English
-Computer Sciences
Calculus and Vectors
-Advanced Functions

However, I also wanted  to take economics, and there's this course simply called science which is for university/ college level, and I don't know if I should take that. Philosophy is also something I wanted to take, but it was just to broaden my learning so it is not vital to take the course. I don't know if I should take out Intro to Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology and do economics instead. The computer science courses is something I'm also deliberating on not taking. The Writer's Craft is something I know I don't need, because I'm actually very, very good at writing and I'm always striving to do better, and I practice writing every spare moment I have, but I still really want to take it because writing means the world to me. I'm hesitating from summer school, because it's possible that I might get a lower mark. I always try to get the highest mark possible (95%+), because I want to go to go to a prestigious ivy league university in America. Can someone please give me advice? I know the decision is ultimately mine, though. I'm not looking for easy courses, but is a 95%+ in these courses doable?
Grade 11 Courses?
Hi! I'm currently in grade 10 and we have to select our courses for next year soon. 

These are the courses I'm taking this year:

Currently taking:
French Immersion (FIF2D) and getting an 89
Canadian History (in french for french immersion) (CHC2DF) and getting an 86
Science (SNC2D) and getting a 92
English (ENG2D) and getting an 87

Next semester:
Financial Accounting Fundamentals (BAF3M)
Intro to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology (HSP3U)
Civics/Careers (in French) (CHV2OF/GLC2OF)
Enriched Math (MPM2DE)

I already have a few courses chosen for next year but I'm not sure about all of them, that's why I'm making this thread. I will note that I'm not sure what I want to do after high school but I do have an interest in and am good at math.

Currently chosen courses:
English (ENG3U)
Functions (MCR3U)
Advanced Functions (MHF4U) (I like math and want to take all three grade 12 maths so I'm doing this in grade 11)
French Immersion (FIF3U)
another French course because I'm going for 10 credit French immersion

My questions are:
1. for my second french course, should I take grade 11 communications technology(TGJ3MF), grade 12 interdisciplinary studies (IDC4UF), grade 12 Families in Canada (HHS4U) or grade 11 food and culture (HFC3M)?

2. for my other 3 courses I'm thinking about computer science (ICS3U), physics (SPH3U), chemistry (SCH3U),  raising healthy children (HPC3O) (I feel like although this isn't an "academic" course per say, it would contain very useful actual life skills. I also just want an easy course and want to take the electronic baby home lol), Personal and Fitness Activities (PAF3OFE) (I'm not a very active person and would like to get in shape. I also feel like it could help me considering I dance outside of school, idk), and world religions (HRT3M) (I'm genuinely interested in this course but would have to take it online as my school doesn't offer it, I'm just wondering for anyone who has, how do you find online courses during the school year, not summer school)

3. as I said before, I want to take world religions online during the school year. How do online courses differ from being in a classroom? (idk how it works for everyone else, but I would get a spare to do my online class so it wouldn't be night school or anything like that)

Thanks in advance for any input!
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Course Deciding Help?
So my ideal career paths are all under health sciences, which are these:
• Paediatrician  
• Pharmacist  
• Nurse  
• Surgeon  
• Dental sciences
So from my understanding, I need an undergraduate degree for these, and then medical school, etc. 

Currently in grade 10, only thing that differs from usual grade 10 courses is that I also took Functions. So, what courses would allow me to hit the most birds with one stone, if I were to change my mind or anything?
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AMA: Brock BAcc Graduate, Carleton MAcc Graduate, Big 4 Employee
My name is Neal, and I graduated from Brock's Bachelor of Accounting Co-op program in 2016 and Carleton's Master of Accounting program in 2017. I was a yconic Student Ambassador for 2016-17. Although I work full-time at PwC now, I'm still around answering questions about accounting as a career and universities. 

My co-op work experience includes:
-Corporate Accounting, Henkel (Germany)
-Assurance and Tax, Collins Barrow
-Risk Assurance, Ernst and Young

I currently work at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance. . 

A snapshot of my time at Brock:  
-Served as an executive for several clubs  
-Participated in numerous internal/external case competitions and conferences  
-Served as a Tutorial Leader for Brock's first-year Macroeconomics course  
-Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma (the top 10% of Goodman get invited)  
-Did co-ops and internships with 3 different companies in corporate accounting, assurance, tax and risk assurance located in Germany and Canada  
-Participated in a short-term exchange to France  
-Volunteered for the business school's Career Services office, where I critiqued students' resumes  
-Lived in residence (first-year) and off campus

A snapshot of my time at Carleton:  
-President of the Sprott MAcc Society  

Feel free to ask me questions below! Or you can add me on LinkedIn if you'd like to send a private message (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsengupta).
Hard Semester
I got thrown into a hard semester (Advanced Functions, Chemistry, Physics, English) and am doing decently (high 80 average at the moment). I was wondering if universities know and acknowledge this in some way when giving acceptances.
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Have you ever been on academic probation?
The transition from high school to university is not particularly easy for many students. Recently, I attended an event where I got the chance to hear several industry professionals' success stories. A couple of them talked about being on academic probation and what they did to turn it all around. I thought their stories were inspiring.

If you're a post-secondary student or have graduated, it'd be nice to hear from you.

Have you ever been on academic probation? If so, how did you get back on track?

Alyssa
yconic Student Ambassador
Blyth Academy vs. Virtual High School?
Hey guys,
I'm planning to take two courses online; Advanced Functions and Calculus and Vectors. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Blyth Academy online courses or VHS online courses. I'm currently taking Advanced Functions this semester at day school and am getting 80% (midterm) but I'm looking to take it online and get at least a 90%. Which school should I use if I'm looking for a high mark? Is there a HUGE difference between online and in-class private schools in terms of how easy it is to score a high mark?
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which school is better to go to
which school is better to go to.  so i have to decide if i stay residential or not but basically york is the closest so.  not in order, these are the universities and colleges ill probs apply to

york
uoft
ryerson
western university kings
trent
guelph 

then humber and seneca just to be safe

I plan to study social work BA and have like a minor or double major with psychology, criminology, english or history or something lol.
AMA: Student Council, Rowing Coxswain, High School Senior, UVic Applicant
Hi! I'm Chanel, one of the Yconic Student Ambassadors for 2017-2018. As a student in high school, I can easily relate to any questions you may have and am readily available to help you. So feel free to ask me anything and I answer back speedily! 

About me:
- Student Athlete: joined many sports from basketball to volleyball but transited onto the water for rowing 
- On Student Council for two years as Fine Arts Rep and School President 
- AP English Student with courses aimed towards the Sciences (Bio, Physics, Chem) 
- Arts Student in Visual Arts (published illustrator), Choir and Drama 
- Guide International Students from numerous countries like Japan, China, Korea, Brazil, Spain, etc. 
- Volunteer at Women In Need, aiding women in transition homes 
- Attended Private school and Catholic school 
- Applying at the University of Victoria in British Columbia in the Faculty of Science
UofT Life Science
I was wondering if the life science program at University of Toronto (Scarborough campus) looks at you overall grade 12 average or the individual marks. And, do they take into account your semester 1 midterms?
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Bad transition to uni, any advice? (pre-med)
Hi everyone!

So I'm currently in my first year of uni and I have taken 2 midterms so far. I'm not doing as well as I thought, considering my grades have dropped by at least 10%  (teachers are right when they say your average may drop by that much!). I averaged in the 90s as a high school student and now I'm in the low 80s. I am planning on changing my study habits, but I'm not sure on how to do so.

I'm wondering if there's anyone who had a successful first year in university, and would like to give tips and advice not just to me, but to others who are also poorly transitioning into post secondary. :)

Thank you in advance!

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When do you start studying for final exams?
Final exams are worth A LOT. In one of my courses, our final exam is worth 60%. Depending on what you're taking, your final might be cumulative. This means that you'll have to study EVERYTHING you've learned in the course from the very beginning.

That said, when do you start studying for final exams? Have you already started? Or do you just wait and kick it into high gear the night before?

Hope to hear from you soon!

Alyssa 
yconic Student Ambassador
Does Business school care if you failed other courses that are not in your top 6
I am currently a victory lap student. Last year, I didn't have a specific target wht I wanted to do, wasn't motivated and didn't put much effort into my courses and  ended up failing few courses. I decided that I needed to change, after putting all the hard work into my courses, avoiding distraction, I successfully completed my top 5 courses with about 90 average. My goal is to get into to top business schools  Lazaridis(Laurier), Schulich, Queens, etc.  On OUAC it shows up my failed courses with my top 6 courses. I am just concerned if Business school will see it as negative factor even though it's not in my top 6, when choosing candidates for the admission?