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1st Year Ryerson Engineering AMA Thread!
Well, the title says it all
To all the grade 12s, I was in the same boat as you last year, wondering about admissions, career and so on. But I am finally onto my next stage of life, studying engineering. Woohoo (have midterms soon, so mixed emotions! :/ )
Anyways, If you guys have any questions related to admissions, student life, commuting, programs, and so on, feel free to post them below. I'll try to answer as fast as I can.
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Focus Ultrasound Sunnybrook Research for High School students
Applications are due the 16th! Anyone else apply? What are the chances of getting in? I'm a grade 11 student- I sent a scanned copy of my first semester grade 11 marks (95 average), my cover letter, and resume, and the required application form.
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Focus Ultrasound High School Summer Research

I applied for the program and I was wondering if anyone has heard back yet or if you know when the results are sent.

Thank you!
What classes to take to major in accounting
I'm going into grade 11 and these are the courses I'm already planning on taking:
- English: ENG3U1
- Functions: MCR3U1
- Religion (catholic school)
- Physics: SPH3U1
- Financial Accounting Fundamentals: BAF3M1
- Chemistry: SCH3U1\
- ?
- ?
Right now I want to head towards accounting or something in the business field. I was wondering what last 2 courses I should take if I want to go into accounting or something business?

Engineering admission 2018
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
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How do universities look at private school courses/courses taken outside day school?
My top choices or Mcmaster and Western for life sci/med sci. I finished 4 out of my top 6 in grade 11 but last semester (first semester grade 12) did not go well due to personal reasons. If I retake advanced functions or just do calculus online would that affect me in any way? Or will they take the mark from private school. I heard waterloo and uoft penalize your score. 

Any help/tips is appreciated. Thank you. 
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Can I still get into university with these Grade 9 Marks?
Hello, I'm currently in Grade 9 at the IBT Program in Gordon Graydon, but I'm dropping the program to try for Pre-AP  Courses at Applewood Heights.

My courses (that I hope I can take) are:
Gr. 10 Academic English
Gr. 10 Academic Math
Gr. 10 PRE-AP science
Gr. 11 Computer Science
Gr. 10 Computer Technology
Gr. 10 Canadian History (if I do well, I plan on taking AP World History)
Gr. 10 Healthy Living
Gr. 10 Introduction to Business (will probably bump up to Gr. 11 Accounting if I do insanely well)

Gr. 9 Spanish as an alternate in case I don't get one of my selected courses

If I maintain an 80 or higher for this semester science, I can get into the Pre-ap stream at my school. I'm worried however about my first semester grades, which was 90 in Drama, 85 in Geography, 85 in English but a staggering 64 in Math. Would you guys recommend me to continue to pursue these courses despite my abysmal grades, or should I go to the applied stream? My end goal is to get a Bachelors Degree in Either Comp Sci or Psychology, would my first semester marks hinder my opportunities to get into university?
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Le Sonnet 

 Shakespearean sonnets are not very nice They are cruel to read and may not make sense Filled with much odd words such as "thou" and "thrice" Which are words that are not in Layman's tense --- Ones time reading his sonnets may vanish Leaving them confused with what had happened They will wonder if he speaked English And why some his plays caused one to sadden --- His foul word choice is enough to make cry And may increase the readers laxity For every word one does not know, they sigh Their once clean brain is now in atrophy --- But, read each line often and thoroughly... You will learn his language anatomy
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Alberta Jan 2018 Diplomas
How did diplomas go for all of you, especially social 30-1?
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Queen's Engineering 2018 Acceptances
Hello!  I was wondering if any of the high school class of 2018 has heard back from Queen's engineering and if you have, what was your top 5 average?? :)

I was also wondering if I have any chance of being admitted if my marks are....
AP Chemistry: 88% (final)
AP Physics: 92% (in progress)
AP Calculus: 94% (in progress)
English (not AP): 90% (in progress)
AP Statistics (data management): 95% (final)
Average: 91.8%

Edit: turns out I actually have a 92 in physics :))
Also, this doesn't go into the calculation of my average but if it helps I have a final mark of 93% in Advanced Functions

My ECs are decent, and I wrote all my AP's on my PSE so Queen's will know that I took them.  I would say that my PSE is average, maybe slightly above average, although I know that this is very subjective. This was only my first submission average so hopefully I will be able to get it to 92.8% at least by April.  Do you think I could possibly get in?

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Best online school?
What's the best and easiest online school? I am hoping to take a group 1 credit to get it done with but I want to do something easy and will guarantee me a good mark.I was hoping to do ILC but wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions or feedback.
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Health Science/ Life Science 2018!
It’s now our time to apply and be admitted! This thread is geared towards the science programs for Ontario. If you get accepted to the following programs, or any similar: Life science, Health Science, Biology, Bio-Med, Medical Sciences, etc. 

(Ontario Universities / 2018 APPLICANTS) 

Please TRY Including the following:  
Date of Application:  
Date of Offer:   
Grade 11 Average:  
Grade 12 First Semester Average / Second Semester Mid-term:
101 or 105 Student:

Yes I'm aware it's early! But the last year thread was made in October and some students end up getting early acceptance so this should be helpful! :)
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Is it worth it?
I'm in grade 11, and I'm interested in post-secondary programs at Ryerson (Business Tech Management & Business Management), and Business administration at University of Windsor. All of these programs only require one mathematics prerequisite (either Data Management, Advanced Functions or Calculus and Vectors). Here's the thing, in grade 9 I did horrible in academic and was forced to take applied grade 10, I did well enough, to be eligible for mixed 11 (which i'm currently in). With a mixed math course, I can easily take Grade 12 data management, but before I can take grade 12 AF, I need to take grade 11 functions (which i'll have to do first semester of grade 12). I'm just wondering with just taking Data Management put me at a disadvantage since it's not a rigorous course compared to AF or Calculus. Then taking functions then advanced functions a better choice since it's a safety bet or am I just fine with just DM and taking Functions then AF just a waste time and a risk. (it'll most likely lower my average). 
P.s. I have an extensive resume, which includes winning many business awards and competitions, if it matters.
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First Year Accounting and Financial Management Student (Waterloo AFM)
Hi everyone, I am a first year AFM student at Waterloo and last year I was in your position. I was trying to figure out which university programs to apply to and I heavily relied on this website to make my final decisions from first years in the respected programs. If any prospective students in high school are looking to pursue the AFM program at Waterloo I would love to answer any questions, and talk about my experiences so far! I was admitted with a 91% average with excellent EC's. 

Can I still achieve an 80+ for Bio before midterm?
Okay so i've been doing really shitty this semester so far except for Calculus. 

Rn in bio i have a mid 60. And it's really bad. Im planning to study really hard during the break, and we have a test and a project after the break and im planning on acing them. Also the marks so far were 3 quizzes and some labs.
McMaster Health Science FIRST YEAR (AMA)!!! Premed, applying, scholarships...
I'm a first year in BHSc at McMaster. Yconic was my life last year in grade 12 and I found all the forums really helpful so I thought I'd make my own. Feel free to ask me anything about the application process, what the program is actually like, or my extracurriculars and stuff. If you're feeling super stressed about anything and need to vent...I get it. I was in your shoes. 

I applied also to:
Western Med Sci
Queen's Science and QUARMS
UBC Science
McGill Science

My average was 98%
University Student life
I was just wondering how university is.... is it like it is in high school, where there is the "popular/party" group of people. Is it important to make connections with "party people" in order to even find parties. Should I be worried about fitting myself into the "popular and party group" or is there even a thing lol.
Obviously I am focused on my academics but besides that I am worried to make friends in the same social scene and group of people I was in at high school
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Do I have a chance
I'm applying to McGill arts 
My chemistry is 90
Pre calculus is 89
Law is 95
Economics is 96
And English is 80
I guess my question is although the minimum for English is 83, will they still decline your application if your average is high enough for the program, but your English grade is not at the minimum for arts.
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Medical/Life Sciences Help Thread!!!
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? 

Thanks!!! :^)
Queen's Commerce 2017/2018 Acceptances!!!
Alright guys, so I wanted to start this thread so that Queens commies can announce acceptances!!! 

Please include:

Date you were accepted:
Date of application:
Grade 11 average:
Grade 12 average:
Some of your EC's:
Were you a chancellors nominee?:
And if you will be accepting your offer!!!:

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Should I drop SHSM?
Hey Yconic community! 
Currently I'm a grade 11 student in Health and Wellness SHSM and I want to drop it, just because I'll have to do the co-op over the summer because I couldn't fit it into my day-school schedule. There are other things that I feel would be better for me over the summer like getting a job or doing research with uni profs. But like I don't want Uni's to think I'm lazy and not committed because I'm pretty sure it shows up on your transcript that you dropped it. I'm planning to go into health sciences. So I dunno, what are your opinions? 
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So I am in the Communication SHSM in grade 11. I was wondering if in communications employers really care about your SHSM or your marks in it. In this field college is obsolete and employers look at certifications so when looking for a job right out of college will a red seal from SHSM be enough to land me a starting job??
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Easiest course at Virtual High School?
Anyone know what course I should take online to boost my average? Can anyone share experiences with the course they took? Do universities accept courses from outside of day school?
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Should I replace Biology for Philosophy / Intro to Anthro, Socio and Psychology?
Chance for final course selection happens in a few days, so I'll keep this short and sweet.
For grade 11, should I replace Biology for Philosophy / Intro to Anthro, Socio and Psychology?

I'm considering going into the software / computer field, or business field. I have chemistry (AP) and physics planned as well.
Queen's Science Offers of Admission

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.


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