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Am i f****d?
The more i think about university the more i get worry about my future. Here is my dilemma. In grade 10 my math teacher forced me to take math applied because he didn't think academic was the right class for me. At the time, i didn't know or care about the difference or the impact it can have on your life. Now i find that i can't apply to any programs that require math (adv func, calculus etc). This really closed a lot of doors because now i can only apply to arts programs which are useless most of the time. I applied to mostly poli science as that's the only path i see myself taking without math. The problem is that i know i will dislike poli science as i am more interested in business and i know i'm not the the poli sci type of guy. What do you guys think i should do.
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UTM Social Science Chances
What are my chances of getting into UTM Social Science with an average of 85?
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Is it possible to switch between BMOS and Social Sciences at Western?
Hey, I've been accepted to BMOS at Western as well as Social Sciences (Economics). If I were to accept Social Sciences for example, how hard would it be to switch to BMOS for second year?
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Carleton PAPM vs UOttawa Polisci
For students considering/have applied to either of the two programs & for those in either program - hows the experience in both? Which is better?

I'm trying to decide between the two programs - 
Carleton offers a specialized program with specialized opportunities and a chance to build a network with a smaller student community going into the same field as you.

UOttawa offers French Immersion along with their program which is a huge advantage if you're going into politics. I believe it's your basic PoliSci program, nothing specialized but what really gives it that extra edge is to add in french immersion and co-op.

If you're debating between the two, feel free to leave a comment below w/ your thoughts!
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Best option for social science and law school pursuit
Hello, everyone.

Currently, I have been accepted to:
Queens Arts, Political Studies
Waterloo Honours Arts and Business, Legal Studies + co-op
Carleton, Public Affairs and Policy Management + co-op
Ottawa, Political Science/History + co-op

I am still waiting to hear from, but am sure I will get an acceptance from:
University of Toronto Social Science, Ethics Society and Law
McMaster Social Science, Political Science
Western Social Science, International Relations

I am looking for some input on what the best route might be for me to go to law school. I know that there is no easy way to just go to law school, but for example, I've heard that it is harder to get a higher GPA at a school like UofT compared to a school like Ottawa. Right now the choices that intrigue me the most are western+queens, but Waterloo's co-op is also very enticing (although I have heard it's not the best for arts/social science) and UofT's reputation/campus is also intriguing. 

Anyway, I'm just looking for some advice/firsthand experience. Anything is welcome!


Queens or Western? Offered admission to both!
I have been accepted to Queens Arts Faculty and Western Social Science Faculty - how do I choose? Which has a better rep? Is one ranked higher over the other? Which has a more active social environment? Is there an advantage to either?

 Please help!
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is it possible to change undergrad during your first year of uni
I wanted to know it if it's possible to change your undergrad during your first year of uni if you have all the prerequisites. I would like to know if it's possible for uOttawa. 
Thank you 
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Political Science Students: what's your experience like?
Just really wanted some insight into the actual polisci experience as a prospective polisci student. It would be awesome if you guys could answer the following questions based on your experience within your program & anything else you'd like to add/wish you'd known before entering the program.

1. Institute of Study & year
2. Was co-op available? Where have your placements been? What has your experience been like at those placements and how have you been able to grow networking wise from those placements?
3. Other networking opportunities available at your school of study + unique experiences that have been made available to you through your program of study/institution of study (guest speakers, courses abroad, conferences, bilingual program etc.)
4. How have you enhanced your degree (clubs, volunteering etc.) and how has it helped you build skills & experience in the field?
5. Best & worst parts about the program in your opinion 
6. Ways the program has challenged you (critical thinking, essays, assignments etc.)
7. Advice for prospective students 
8. Hardships in the program/institution (profs, courses, lack of student support, financing experience/studies etc.)

Thanks guys! All the best to you 
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Western, Mac or McGill?
The study is arts. The goal is a high gpa. I know this will be hard at any university, but is McGill as merciless as UofT? I've always loved McGill's campus and city. McGill is also the farthest away from home for me, around 7 hours. What are your thoughts? Thank you.
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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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