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Top 6 Marks- Confused if you can submit more than one top 6 for specific cources.
Hi, Im a grade 12 student and I am wondering if I can chose specific top 6 marks for a given program. For example I want to apply to 3 programs at one university, can I pick three different top 6 marks for each program or can I only have one top 6 that has to be used for all the programs. I am asking this because if i were to apply for Buisness and Engineering the pre requisites are different. So can I have more than one top 6 list?
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Ontario Virtual School
Hi,  
Has anyone taken a course with Ontario Virtual School before? If so, how was your experience with the elearning school?

http://www.ontariovirtualschool.ca/

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Graduating high school with no friends?
Man, I feel hella sad
I moved to a new school in a good area in Grade 10, tried to make friends
And its grade 12, I'm graduating with no squad I actively chill with

I have a lot of people that talk to me at school, say hi to in the halls, want to work with me when it comes down to school stuff

But no squad to call my own. No friends that invite me out.

All of the people at my school have their groups made since grade 9, and even before since middle school. It's so hard to find a place where I just fit in man

I tried getting to be friends with one group of people, but despite all my friendliness and my efforts showing that I see them as friends outside of school, they ignore me and don't see me in the same way

I try to invite them out places, but they never come through. And when it comes down to their stuff (movies, birthdays etc) they don't invite me out

And now I'm graduating Grade 12, no real friends that I chill with outside of school
I'm not an awkward person, I play basketball casually, but idk man

I'm normally a guy not fazed by sh*t like this, but when I saw my friend posting pics of his birthday party on his snapchat story, I got kinda sad :/

What should I do :/
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Possible essay question??
On my English exam our teacher told us there will be an essay; but not what it will be on. All we know is that it will be a THEME from the three stories we covered:
1) A Raisin in the Sun
2)Kite Runner
3) Merchant of Venice


  What kind of essay question based on a common theme might she bring up. Plz this is pretty important, I need to bring up my average!
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Need help deciding my CS program!
I've been deferred from utsc comp sci to enviro/physical sciences (I know..). I was told by admissions that it would be possible to internally transfer if I take first year CS courses. My other options are:
- Ryerson CS 
- WLU comp electronics (Bsc) 
- York CS 
In your opinion which one is the most worth it?
Data Management Survey
Hi everyone! I have a survey for a project in data management, and I was hoping that there would be people around here who would be willing to take it. We're just trying to see whether there's a correlation between number of languages known, and your marks in language courses. It should only take a minute or two. Thanks everyone! :D

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qXahk56TF1DXFAJV_3hGjbIJ9AbqqiokWZnuuILyEII/viewform
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Canadian Student at Yale - Ask Me Anything
I've noticed that there are a lot of misconceptions about applying to schools in the US.  As someone who just went through the process and did a lot of research, I'd love to answer any questions and help clear things up :)

I was also admitted to other Ivies, Waterloo BME and CS/BBA, U of T EngSci, Western Engineering + Ivey, among others, so I can answer questions about those as well.
SCH4U (Grade 12 Chemistry) Discussions
This is a thread for the discussion about grade 11/12 chemistry. General discussions about the course, specific questions, studying guides, strategies etc can all be posted here.

Here is the Ontario Curriculum for Grade 12:
1. Organic Chemistry(now a HUGE unit since hydrocarbon unit is no longer in the grade 11 curriculum)
2. Structures and Properties in the Quantum level
3. Energy and rate of reaction
4. Chemical systems and equilibrium
5. Electrochemistry

For those who finished this course, which unit do you think is the easiest? hardest? general comments? How does grade 11 compare to grade 12?
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How to get better at writing essays
Okay this question might seen really cheesy but how do I get better at writing essays.  I feel as if I keep getting level 3's on essay and I'm tired of that.
What university has the best girls?
What university has the best girls?
Rating can be dependant on hotness, attitude and how wild the girls are at each university. 
P.S. Please don't post any feminist crap on this thread. 

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Grade 12 Courses?!?
The deadline to pick my grade 12 courses is coming soon and I don't know which electives to take. Im not sure what I want to do in the future... I was thinking kinesiology but now Im really not sure. My courses right now are

English
Bio (summer)
Chem
Advanced Functions
Kinesiology

I am debating which other courses to take, I want two more and I would prefer it if they were relatively easy. My options are

Challenge and Change
Human Development throughout the Lifespan
Families in Canada
Environment and Resource Management 
International Business

I don't know how to pick or what to pick?!?!? Any advice? Which ones are easy/interesting?



Application on hold: required documents missing
I am a chemical engineering applicant to U of T and currently have a 92% overall average in 4/5 of my grade 12 Pre-reqs for U of T.

And an 82.75% overall average for Math, Chemistry, Physics and English in Grade 11, which I will explain in a second.

Today, when I logged onto my engineering applicant portal, my Application status had been changed to "Application on hold: required documents missing," when I checked what document was missing, it asked me to upload a document to "clarify any extenuating circumstances pertaining to Grade 11 results"

The full breakdown of my marks are:
Grade 12:
Chemistry: 94
Math: 94
English: 91
Physics 89
Calculus: in progress

Grade 11:
English: 86
Math: 85
Chemistry: 84
Physics: 76

In Physics, I had a circumstance regarding a bad teacher, which I tried to explain (not by placing the blame on him, more so by explaining how discouraged I felt, etc.) but I am really worried about this. I've never seen anything posted about anyone receiving a notice like this, and everyone has always said grade 11 marks don't matter.

If anyone has ANY information please say something, I feel horrible knowing that even despite my grade 12 efforts, this happened to me.

I also tried to explain to them that I had completed Grade 12 Chemistry and Math in grade 11, meaning there is some reflection of consistency from grade 11 to grade 12.
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Western U admission requirements
Why doesn't western university medical sciences program have a supplementary application? So if you reach the cut off (87-93 I think) you automatically get in??

Also this means that they don't look at ECs?
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McMaster health or life science?
I know this question has been asked many times, but this is a straight up question?

1. Which program gives you a better chance into med school: life science or health science at McMaster?

2. Why is life science easier to get into?

3. Average requirements for both..

Thanks
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Leadership Class??
I think its formally called (Leadership and Peer Support [GPP3O1]), but im not too sure. It seems fun because:
1. you earn 2 credits (grade 11 gudiance and religion) as it runs from sept.-june
2. You help the incoming grade 9s at like the orientation and guide them thorugh the school year
3. I dont think theres an exam :))


so should i take this course and sacrifice: 11 world religion and an elective?
has any1 taken it before?
Law or Sciences (bio Chem physics)
Should I enter law or the sciences for grade 11. I'm really strong in science and math; but I find law very interesting?
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Easy grade 11 courses
I already have 7 courses for grade 11 (1 fast tracked advanced functions) so I have space for a fun/easy course.

What fun or easy courses did u take in grade 11:

Possible choices:
Hospitality
Law
Parenting 
Physiology
Gym 
French 


*feel free to add any more courses you found/find easy or fun
Will i get accepted to University with bad grade 11 marks?



I am currently in grade 12 and i have applied to 3 Universities

1) Carleton University

2) University of Toronto - Mississauga

3) Brock University



I am so scared that I might not get accepted because my grade 11 marks were extremely bad. I had my own personal issues that prevented me from not doing so well(not an excuse) and I'm afraid it might have a really big impact on whether or not I get http://accepted.My grade 11 marks were

1) Chemistry 39 %

2) English 41%

then did summer school to upgrade it 72%

4) Law 50%

5) Religion 58%

6) Math 58%

7) Biology 50%



Yea... its reallyyyyy bad. But my current year i have actually been doing well and I'm hoping to get an average between 85-90 and I'm applying for POLITICAL SCIENCE, so is there any chance i will get accepted????

Please help.. getting accepted would mean the world to me.
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If Canadian Business schools = USA Business Schools

If Canadian Business schools = USA Business Schools, then the rankings would be:

1. Ivey = Stanford

2. Queen’s = Upenn (Wharton)

3. McGill = Harvard

4. Sauder = MIT (Sloan)

5. Schulich =Chicago(Booth)

6. Rotman = Berkley (Haas)

7. Laurier = NWU (Kellog)

8. Degroote = Columbia

9. Ryerson = NYU (Stern)

10. Algoma = Yale


Note: Not trying to offend anyone, this is for fun, and I didn’t include the animal kingdom schools

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Retaking Advanced Functions online
I took advanced functions online with ILC. To be honest, doing courses online can both be really easy or really hard depending on the type of person that you are. I work really fast and I grasps concepts really easily so I was fine working alone. But if you're not very good with mathematics in general you will find it to be a bit difficult. The good thing about your situation is that you are currently enrolled in normal high school while taking your online course so if you should ever have any problems you could simply walk up to one of your math teachers in school and ask for help. They love it when students ask for help! ahah at least my old teachers did. Good luck to you and I hope you do well!
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repeated courses and university of Waterloo
hi i am thinking about repeating advanced function in night school next year, i am currently a grade 11 student do advanced functions, what effect will this have on my chances of getting in. i am repeating the course because i am not getting as well of a grade that i would like to get. i want to apply to the life sciences in Waterloo.

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