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Will I get into Harvard with my 62 average?
So recently, Ive been having dreams on going to Harvard. I think Harvard is a very cool school because its filled with great minded people. I also heard there are some chicks there too. So I was wondering if I can get into Harvard with my 62 average. 
Advanced Functions - 56%
English - 55%
Food and Nutrition - 150%
Calculus - 20%
Biology - 39%
Chemistry - 54%
I know I'm not the greatest mind, but Steve Jobs went to Harvard and dropped out to make Facebook. Look at him now. He's a billionaire. He wasn't the most brilliant minded but he still went to Harvard but dropped out to make Facebook. So guys, do think I can make it to Harvard with my Grade 12 marks? I feel like I can because Steve Jobs did it. Please don't post mean comments because it will hurt me and make me cry.
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Lester-B-Pearson scholarship U of T
Hi, I have been fortunate enough to be nominated by my school for the Pearson scholarship, which is a full scholarship for international students.
Among 2000+ nominees, only 37 will eventually be selected. I was wondering if anyone has been a nominee in the past or is one of this year, would you be willing to share your experience: how out-standing do you have to be to be a recipient

U of T is my first choice of university, however, the cost of tuition is pretty high for an international student, so if I could not get the scholarship I might choose otherwise. This scholarship means a lot to me since my family is only a working middle-class in China, they have truly sacrificed a lot of comfort in life to support my studying abroad in Canada, I wish to ease their burden in the future through this scholarship.

They were thrilled by my nomination, which is only one per school, but we refrain from getting too hopeful because the percentage of recipients among nominees is really low.

Any sharing of information would be appreciated, thank you all in advance!
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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...
I talked with a friend of mine today and he told me that the Scholarship policies in most schools isn’t fair being that they hardly consider foreign students especially Africans with a student Visa. 
I doubt this information but I’m putting it out to you for your opinion.

Your response is highly solicited, please.
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Does one poor grade ruin your chance
Hey guys 

I'm british, so I'm doing A-Levels. I'm predicted an A*, A* and A for the final exams I'll sit this May. I got really really good GCSEs, which are the final exams you take before you go into your final two years (I got 8 A*s, 1 A and 1 B). However, last year I picked up Philosophy  to do an AS Level in it, which is an exam you do before the A Level, unfortunately I got a C in that exam. Will this ruin my changes at Toronto and at McGill. 

Lol that was so long. Summary: I've got good grades in almost everything but I got one C grade last year. Will this mean I won't get in to UofT/Mcgill for Arts and Sciences (humanities)

thanks xx
Canada Japan Co-op Program (CJCP) Student - AMA
Hey everyone! I'm currently living and working in Japan for an internship through the Canada-Japan Co-op Program. If you've wanted to do an international internship, travel to Japan, or know more about the program, feel free to ask me anything! A bit about me:

-3rd yr Mechanical Engineering at uOttawa
-I had no prior Japanese language experience
-I'm working for a high tech company called Dai Nippon Printing

Ask away :)
Has anyone gotten conditional offer from UBC as an international student?
I applied for the chemical engineering program at UBC. And I could not write the TOEFL and IELTS test for that. Do you think that they would accept me even though I do not have those scores?
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Hello everyone, 

I've been studying in Canada as an international student for almost 2 years now and this year I graduate high school. I have applied to universities as well. The tuition is crazy expensive for international and I was wondering if there is any good scholarship I can apply too.

Thank you  !
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Colleges in Toronto: Art Fundamentals programs
I'm a 24 years old female from Switzerland and I'm going to Toronto next year to do an university pathway program at a language school (April - August). After that, I'm planning to go to a college with something like an one year Art Fundamentals program, which covers many fields like graphic design, animation, photography etc. Because I don't know which subject I want to focus on yet. I've graduated with an vocational diploma in business and I've been working in this field ever since. So I don't really have any academic background in art.

But I've been able to be creative in the past at work, like designing Xmas cards, calendar and I also like drawing, photography, making firefox persona in my free time. I really like art so I want to change my career and I want to do that abroad, as I want to travel and widen my horizons.

I've been researching for a long time and found these colleges with basic art programs:

George Brown College: Art and Design Foundation Program (1 year)
Seneca College: Art Fundamentals (8 months)
Humber College: Art Foundation (1 year)
Centennial College: Art and Design Fundamentals (1 year)
Sheridan: Art Fundamentals (1 year)
OCAD: First-Year Art

Humber sounds good, so I'm planning to apply - but does anyone know more about the other colleges? I would choose based on their courses but an overall experience or opinion about the college itself would help me a lot to make a decision as well.
Tbh I can't finance the studies, but I will still apply and try to get scholarship/credit and work on the side to make it happen because I really want it.

Sorry for my long post D: but I would be very glad if you could share your opinion or tips etc. It's my first time going alone abroad. Thank you so much!
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Scholarship for International Student
Hi Everyone, 

I have been admitted to NSCC for Fall 2018 for Diploma in Health information management. I am an international student. Can you please help me with list of scholarships I can apply. 

Thanks in advance, 
IB Student -- How does it work for uni?
So I'm an IB student in Ontario.

How would it work to apply to Ontario universities? Would they look at my IB diploma or my Ontario transcript?

What about if I applied outside of Ontario? Quebec/BC?

Just wondering if it'd be possible for them to look at my Ontario transcript rather than my IB diploma.

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Dalhousie University - Commerce Program
Hi, I'm an international student and interested in applying to Dalhousie's Commerce program. According to the website, it says the school has mandatory coop but not much info can be found. I wonder the program is worth applying or should I apply to more well-known universities?
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Do you think co-op or going on an international exchange is beneficial?
Practical and experiential learning is very important to me as a student. 

Despite being a first-year, I started looking into co-op and international exchange opportunities.

If you're a post-secondary student or have graduated, I'd like to hear what you think.

Have you done co-op or gone on an international exchange? If so, what was it like? Was it beneficial?

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Alyssa Vidal
yconic Student Ambassador
AMA: Student Council President, 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
How to take the SAT/ACT?
I want to do ACT/SAT but I don't know how I live in Canada, ON and I don't know if I'm supposed to tell my school or I have to sign up somewhere. I hope to apply to MIT and Caltech, for physics and neuro science. I have the highest marks across my school board, in addition to winning multiple science fairs across my city and Canada. I think I have a chance but I don't know the procedure. Thank you
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Urgent Scholarship needed, any advise?
Hey guys

I graduated from a University in Texas December 2016 and thinking to go to programming field in Niagara College (seems like everything is pointing to coding nowadays). Its tuition is way too much for. I was wandering if anyone can help in finding a scholarship.
Graduated with BA Management, Dec 2016
From Turkmenistan
Have an offer from Niagara College for Fall 2017

Will I get accepted??
Hi everyone!
I'm currently a grade 11 student looking to apply to UBC, McGill, UT, and maybe Oxbridge depending on how much I can boost my marks. Currently, marks are as follows:
Chem 11: 92%
Chem 12: 80%
Pre-Calc 12h: 70%
Biology: 88%
Physics 11/12: 80%
Spanish 11: 100%

I'm planning on retaking math during summer school for a better mark and I'm also taking the SAT for chem, bio, and math later this year.  I haven't taken English yet but usually I get around the 90% range. What are my chances of getting accepted to these schools? Is there anything I can do to improve my mark?? Thanks!
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Getting Accepted into UK Schools
Originally in my grade 10 year I was planning to apply to universities in the UK for biomedical science, Oxbridge in particular since my average wasn't so bad (94-96 ish). However, I joined an advanced math/science program for grade 11 and my marks have just tanked. I'm currently sitting at around 70-80% for chem 12, physics 12, and pre calc 12. Bio 12 is at 86%. Next year I'm going to be taking university-level chemistry, as well as ap calculus ab and ap physics. In summer school I'm retaking pre calc 12 in hopes of a better mark. Lastly, I'm going to take the SAT for bio, chem, and math later in the year to help boost my application, but what is the likelihood I would get accepted? Is there anything else I can do to help my application? Any words of advice?
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Best Guelph Residence?
I need to apply for residence soon since I already got my offer. Could anyone tell me which is the most social residence? Which is the most convenient? Which is the best at Guelph?

In addition, since I'm a commerce student which residence is the commerce cluster in? 

Any suggestions, opinions, and res life review of Guelph would be great! Plus tips for freshman and international students.
Laurier Examinations
First year student here. 

I'm confused as to how the examinations at Laurier work. 

If I take a course in the fall, do I write the final exam in the fall or winter semester?  

I would really appreciate it if someone could explain how the examination and grading system works. thanks! 
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Admission Stats for CS UWaterloo for international Students
Hi I am from Pakistan and i have applied for CS program at UWaterloo. I have no idea what grades in O levels and A levels are required to be considered a good applicant for Computer Science so kindly someone guide me on this. I have 7A* 1A 1B in O Levels with B in Urdu Language and A in English. My subjects were pure Sciences ie Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths. In my A Levels I have expected 5A*s in Further Mathematics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Economics. My Extra Curricular include peer teaching, head of a club at my school, working at a civil Engineering firm and volunteering at an NGO that works towards providing free education to poor kids. I gave Euclid this April and I am expecting at least an 85. I just want to know what grades in O levels, A Levels expected and Euclid are considered competitive and does being an international puts you in any advantage as they pay more?
U.k. Universities?
I'm looking to study Pharmacology in the U.K. once i graduate. I'm currently in my grade 11 year (studying in Canada), and I am indeed a U.K. citizen. From what I've heard, some universities consider me an international applicant, whilst others do not.

 I'm sort of worried about my chances of getting in. I'm taking bio, chem, and physics at the moment and my physics mark is just b a d (66%). Everything else is in the high 80's/90's. I'd like to see what others on here think, as I've talked to my guidance counsellors and just about all my friends and family already.
Thank you in advance :)
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[Study Abroad Scholarships] What is the Ontario Universities International Program?

The Ontario Universities International Program is a government-sponsored program which offers Ontario students at different institutions across the province a chance to pursue short- and long-term student exchanges abroad.

There are four programs:

ORA: Ontario/Rhône-Alpes (France) - http://ora.ouinternational.ca/

OBW: Ontario/Baden-Württemberg (Germany) - http://obw.ouinternational.ca/

OIN: Ontario/India - http://oin.ouinternational.ca/

OJS: Ontario/Jiangsu (China) - http://ojs.ouinternational.ca/

Each of these programs has sub-programs of lengths from 1 month to 8 months. For example, within the ORA program, you can choose from the following offerings:

-Student Exchange Program

-Summer Research Program

-Summer Language Program

-Summer Engineering, Physics and Language School

Each of these programs have scholarships of varying amounts. Different Ontario universities have different partnership agreements. For example, Brock University students can only participate in ORA.

I participated in the ORA Summer Language Program, wherein I had the opportunity to study French in Grenoble. We had half-day classes from Monday to Friday over 4 weeks. There were several levels available, from beginner to advanced. A placement test (verbal and written) is conducted at the start of the program. Grenoble is located in a valley, surrounded 360-degrees by the French Alps. During and after the program, I travelled all over France as well as to Switzerland and Italy. Upon returning home, I received a scholarship of $1,000.

You can check out my alumni report here for more information:


Interested in this program and have questions? If you had a choice, which of the above programs would you chose? Do you think there are advantages to studying a language abroad as opposed to Canada? Post below!

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McGill Application for International student
Hello. I am an international applicant for Arts and Science programme (to be precise, Cognitive Science) in McGill University. It is actually not that clear from the website if I should upload my high school transcript for the last year only or for three years (just suggesting 3 years, as it is so in The University of British Columbia). 
Is there possibility that university will not reject my application in case I provide the transcript for the last year only (so-called first term grades, though it is actually my final grades as I have completed my external high school studies)?