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Social Sciences to Computer Science? Faculty Switch
What is required to switch from a social science major to a computer science major. Is it difficult and time consuming to switch faculties in 1st/2nd year? Please tell me about the requirements and courses needed to take to switch faculties. Thank you
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Chance me UOFT, McGill, UBC
International Student. Applying Social Sciences. 

Chance me UOFT; UTSG; UTM; UTSC, UBC and McGill

International Bac;

HL English Literature  6
HL Business Managment 6
HL History 6
SL Maths 6
SL Chemistry 5
SL Spanish 5
Core 2

Total:  36/45

Decent, mostly Bs, some As, some A*s but some Cs. 
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Which school is going to give me the best university experience?
I applied to Mcmaster, Western, Queens, Laurier, Uoft and ryerson and im going to be living on res 1st year. My question is which school am i going to get the most out of from a social perspective and quality of education. I know that commuter schools are horrible for it and that UofT will give me hell . Right now, I am leaning towards either Western or McMaster but out of the 6 schools can you tell me briefly tell me what to expect and kindly rank each school. Thank you!!
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Applying to University
I want to study social sciences AND humanities, would I have to apply to each one separately as they are different programs? 
And would I only be able to accept one? 
Also does choosing a subject of major interest matter? 
Thank you.
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Simon Fraser Beedie school of business admission averages?
Hey guys im applying to SFU soon and i have a couple of questions!
First of all, my average across all my grades is 84% due to my ability in Math.

1. Can I get in with an 84% average?
2. If I apply to arts my average would be 92% because I wouldn't have to use math, is there an option to use different courses for applying to my second option -  Social Sciences.(Bio,Geo,Philo,English) we'll still having my first option as Beedie with (Math,English,Bio,Geo).
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!!
Law BA+J.D programs, undergraduate schools for law school pursuit
Hello, everyone. 

I am currently in grade 12 and want to go to law school after my bachelor's degree. Are there any BA+J.D combined programs that one of you would suggest? I know western used to have poli sci+J.D, but it was removed, I know uOttawa has one, but it's only available for French immersion students, and I know Wilfred Laurier has one with the University of Sussex in the U.K, although I've heard bad things about having a U.K law degree in Canada... Does anyone know of any other programs like these? 

Also, assuming I just pursued my bachelor of arts do you guys have school suggestions? I want to study political science/history/english, that sort of thing. Right now, my top choices would be Western, U of T, and Queen's. Thoughts?

McMaster University
Can you tell me a bit about attending that uni? (The people there, atmosphere, what to expect, anything else) Thank you :D
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Which school has a better social science program?
I applied to Western and Mcmaster for a general 1st year social science program and i'm wondering which school is better to go to for undergrad. Thank you
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Law School
If there are any present/former law school students on here or if you know someone who is/has been one:
-How was your gpa in undergrad studies? (Even though that's not all that counts (LSAT) ) 
-What university did you do your undergrad in? 
-What's your advice for future students trying to get in? 
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Is economics really hard to study in university?
I'm currently in grade 12 deciding what I should major in university. Economics is a subject i enjoy a lot, however, I heard many people say that it is extremely difficult and youre better off getting a BBA for example. Is this true?
Also, if i do pursue economics in university and graduate, would I be able to find a job easily with that degree or would it be hard? 

What schools do you suggest for economics? While I was researching, I came across this Mathematical Economics program at the University of Guelph and it seemed interesting.

Any input is appreciated, thank you!
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University of Toronto
I recently have been interested in studying social sciences at UoT to later on apply for law school. I am a 90 average student, and want to make connections during uni so Toronto is great. However I've heard how hard people drop in the sciences/maths but I don't know anything about social science students. Do you think I'll do good enough to be able to get into law school? What have you heard or experienced? Is it worth it or should I just go somewhere mediocre?
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Western Social Science Acceptances
Anyone accepted to Western Social Science? If so, what was your average and when did you receive your offer?
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Accepted to UTM Social Science, but can I switch to another program after first year?
I just got accepted to social sciences at UTM as an alternate offer. If I finish first year doing this program, am I able to switch to another program? Such as business/commerce? Also, will my high school marks matter if I switch first year?
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Conflicted between Western, Queens, and UofT
It's time to choose where to go for Arts/Social Science (most likely history) and I'm really conflicted. What are your opinions on the school as a whole (student life, etc) and the quality of the program there?
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Should I go to Trent or Carleton?
I want to live in Ottawa, but it would cost more because its too far to live with my parents. I chose  to apply Carleton mostly because of the environment. I fell I would be happy in Ottawa despite the anxiety of living independently. It's for undergrad psychology. Neither schools are known for their psychology programs, but apparently it doesn't matter much where you get your undergrad. Trent is ranked the number one undergrad though. I'm tied between being stuck in Durham with my parents, who I argue with constantly, or living on my own and having more debt and lack of preparation for independent living. If money wasn't a factor, I would have accepted Carleton already. I'm planning on having no roommates, nothing too expensive either.
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Western or Queens?
I have been debating between Western and Queens for a while now and I'm having such a difficult time deciding between the two. I'm just looking for some insight about the schools, thanks!
- Western Social Science & Queens Honours Arts
- Which school is more WASP? (Please dont flood replies with the Queen's costume party, I am well aware of that situation)
- Looking for a school with a good social scene (parties, good residences, fun O-week, lots of clubs and extra curriculars)
-London vs. Kingston?

Any insight/opinions help, thanks again! :)  
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U of T or U of Ottawa?
Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between going to University of Toronto or University of Ottawa for International Relations/Political Science and French. The admissions scholarships that I got are pretty comparable and I've heard that both schools have great programs in this area. 

I think that U of T's program is a bit more tailored to my interests, however, I've heard that it has a tendency to be overly competitive. I am extremely passionate about my studies and did quite well in high school (96% avg.), but I don't want to compromise my mental health to receive a quality education. Essentially, while I am prepared to put in a 100% effort in my academics, I want a healthy balance between my work and social life. 

Any advice would be great, thank you!
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Queens vs Western vs Mcmaster vs UofT St.George Economics
I got accepted into all these programs for economics. I was just curious of what are some of your opinions and get some feed back in terms of overall experience for each of these universities thanks.
What does an MS in Psych lead to?
I'm planning on taking on studying Psych Sciences in Uni and I'm wondering what occupation it can lead to besides neuropsychology jobs. I want to go to medical school to get a PhD also but what jobs can I get with that? I live in BC by the way. Also does the closest thing UBC and SFU have to an undergrad and graduate degree in Psych,  neuroscience?
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Should I take Calculus 12 if I'm getting into Psychology?
Hi, I'm currently in Grade 11 and I've recently gotten my course selection sheet. I'm planning to either get into Psych Arts or Psych Sciences but haven't decided which one to choose yet, so I'm trying to do as many courses to reach the enrollment requirements of both. My GPA is currently 95% and my courses include:
- Chem 11
- Physics 11
- Pre-Calculus 12
- French 11
- Socials, English

Next year I'm planning on taking:
- Chem 12
- Bio 12
- French 12
- Photography 12
- Psychology 12
- Info-tech 12

I'm not sure if I should take Calculus 12, if I'm leaning towards social sciences. Do universities like Calculus on your transcript? Should I swap out the easier courses with harder ones? My school also has Economics, Entrepreneurship, Law, etc.
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