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1st Year University student
Hey guys! I am a first year Medical Radiation Sciences student at McMaster University. If you have any questions about my program specifically ... or even about Uni life in general, ask away.
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Should I accept a scholarship offer from UBC or UVic? I need your opinions!
Hey everybody,  

Based on my situation, I would really appreciate your opinions about which offer I should accept: a $26,000 entrance scholarship from UVic, or a $20,000 Centennial Scholars Entrance Award from UBC.  

I am going into a bachelor of science, and my long-term goal is to enter medical school leading to credentials as a physician. UBC might give me an edge due to its reputation, but I may be better off financially if I accept the $26,000 offer from UVic because $6000 is a significant amount of money. I come from deep financial need, and that is why I need to consider these things very seriously.  

Here are the facts:  

Pros for UBC:  
The Centennial award will appear on my UBC transcript after graduation (which would look very good to prospective medical schools). 
If I receive external scholarships that cover my first-year tuition, any unused money from the annual allotment of Centennial Scholarship funds ($5,000) could be deposited to my bank account (so I could use it in the future or for living expenses).  
UBC has the Science One program, which I have been interested in for some time now.

Cons of UBC:  
Offers less money than UVic Is not compatible with the UBC Student Housing Assistance Grant.  

Pros of UVic:  
Offers more money than UBC.
I am eligible to receive more entrance scholarships from UVic that can be combined with my current UVic offer.  

Cons of UVic:  
I am not certain, but I've heard that UVic does not give remaining entrance scholarship funds directly to students to use for living expenses or for subsequent years if their tuition is covered by other scholarships. (Does anyone know if this is true?)  

Some other questions I have:  

For UVic and/or UBC, if I receive more external scholarships than I need to use for tuition in first-year, can the financial aid office deposit the money into my bank, or save them for me in second-year? I'm asking because I know that a lot of scholarships cannot be deferred, but I don’t want to lose any scholarship funds; what would my options be?  

Does anyone know if the UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is compatible with other UBC Major Entrance Scholarships?  

Does anyone know if UVic transcripts show that the student received an entrance award?  
Anyhow, those are the things I need to think about. Thank you for your feedback!
Competitive average for transferring universities in Ontario
I am in first year medical science. My average for 1st semster is 85  and I am anticipating a higher or equal average for the end of this semester. 
If i am planning on transferring universities, will this average be good enough? Do i have a chance for an early offer?
When are early offers for transfer applicants?
Thank you!
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New Ryerson graduate: Ask Me Anything!
Let's connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilanaenoukov

I'm a new Ryerson University graduate (October 2017) that majored in Professional Communication and I wrote the LSAT in June 2017. Aside from holding 3 internships through the last 3 years of my degree, I also worked as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. In 2016, I worked as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) for the Government of Ontario, and in September 2016 I was hired at the Ontario Energy Board in the Public Affairs department. In my last semester of school, in the summer of 2017, I was hired full time as the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the Toronto based architecture firm Sweeny&Co. At the end of 2017 I got the opportunity to move into a Digital Communications role for the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA).

In 16 months, from my first position in 2016 at TBS to my current role at OPA at the end of 2017, I've been able to grow my salary by 140%. I only graduated in October 2017. 

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government + how I got my full time job + other job related advice
- LSAT studying/writing 
- basically any other questions you might have!

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! Ask me anything! 

If you're looking to contact me personally, you can reach me at ienoukov@ryerson.ca

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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AMA - 1st year Queen's Engineering student
Hey everyone, I'm in my first year of engineering at Queen's University. I remember how stressful this time last year was, as I was waiting for acceptances and trying to decide where and what I wanted to do for the next 4 years! I ended up choosing Queen's engineering and I'm pretty happy with that decision so far!

Ask me anything about Queen's eng or Queen's in general and I'll do my best to answer!
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Just Finished My First Year in Western MedSci - AMA!!
I just finished first year in Western MedSci and I'm going into my second year in the fall. I'm also a 2016 Western National Scholarship recipient (the President's Entrance), so if you have any questions about the program, admissions, or scholarships, let me know!

I can also give some advice on first-year courses if need be - even though I didn't get the most perfect GPA haha (3.8). Also, I can give some insight into a few clubs and the variety/nature of student life!!
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Schulich or Laurier for BBA?
Hi everyone, I’m a grade 12 student interested in studying business next year. I’ve gotten early acceptance into four of the programs I’ve applied to, but I’m waiting for Schulich BBA. Right now, my top two choices are Laurier BBA, which I was admitted to late February, and Schulich BBA but I’m torn between the two. In particular, I have a few questions and I was wondering if anyone had advice/answers: 1) How is the student life at both schools? 2) Which program would better prepare me for accounting/marketing? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much!
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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. 

Anyone know when transfer offers come out( for ouac 105 application)
When do transfer offers usually come out for a first year transferring universities in Ontario? 
Did anyone that has  transferred before or has applied right now have any info?
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mcmaster pnb or queens biopsych??
hi so i have to make a decision on where i want to go right now because my offer ends very soon and i'm just wondering if mcmaster's psychology, neuroscience, and behavior course is a lot harder to get into than queens' biopsych course, and if anyone feels that one is better than the other etc. if you feel like it, please do share the different atmospheres in the universities as well! thank you!
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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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brock's BBA or Ryerson Bcomm or York's Commerce
hi, im currently a grade 12 student getting mid 80's and 90's so far except for math which is below 50 :(. I know there are better business schools and programs then these but im not ready to go to a business school that is hard and where i will be emotionally drained and stressed out. I want go to a business school where i can manage my grades. I am going through enough stress in grade 12 already and i dont want to go through it again. I know ryerson has no co-op but what about york's commerce ..does it have it if your not going to schullich  and how is brock. I am just confused about if i should i go to a university that has no co-op or not
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McMaster, UofT, York transfer offers
I've applied for transfer to these universities for science, my GPA is 3.8, and high school average was 95. 
Is there a good chance I'll get accepted? 
Anyone know when transfer offers come out? I'm in first year right now.
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Fitness in Uni
Hey so I'm just wondering what opportunities there are for generally average people to exercise in University? I got really sick a while back and had to skip all the gym classes and couldnt exercise, and i ended up going from average to incredibly unfit, so yeah after that gym was incredibly hard to deal with.
 Im kinda self conscious about exercising around others but i wanna start up again. Will there be opportunities to maybe do some classes to learn some new fun ways to exercise that are ok for people who are below average in terms of fitness levels? Like I know a lot of programs and stuff advertise being good for any levels, but are they really? If anybody could maybe name their university and what their experiences are it would be really helpful. 
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Required Courses
You know the required courses in Group 1, 2 and 3; in group 2 an option is business studies. Does taking business in grade 10 count as a course for business studies. I heard some kid say that the group 1,2,3 courses need to be taken in grades 11 and 12. Can someone please clarify as to, if he is right? I would really appreciate the help! If you want me to clarify anything about my question, just ask. Thanks in advance!
Science/ Related Undergrad Decision Making
Hey guys, I'm a grade 11 student, still trying to decide on an undergrad. Science is the goal as it is something I enjoy doing, and I believe it will prepare me somewhat for the MCAT and med school; as the overall goal is medical school. I want something that offers a pretty good amount of electives, and is not so constricted as well as a program in which I can easily achieve a 3.8 or higher GPA. I preform decently well, and have good study and work habits.
Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Waterloo AIF
How much will it affect my admissibility to Waterloo if I submitted my AIF the day before the deadline for management engineering? Do I still have a chance of getting in?
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Transfer universities?
Hey I'm in my first year of Guelph Med Sci and I'm not really happy here..my GPA is good (around 3.79)  but I'm not happy with where im living, the campus, the people and everything. I know it's a good university but not for me. I feel like staying here any longer would really affect me. I really, really want to transfer to either mac life sci, utm life sci, york or Ryerson science. Would it be a good decision to transfer if im getting good grades, but im extremely unhappy here? Would my grades suffer alot by transferring? Any insight into any of these unis, and how easy it is to get a good gpa? If i did well in guelph, I'm hoping it won't affect me too much...i can live on campus or apartment nearby any of these unis. Any help would be appreciated!
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Am I in? But not admitted?
Background info: I applied with my grade 11 marks and got early acceptance from UofT for honours Life Sci. I'm from Alberta and we just finished our diploma ( I did not do too well). I'm worried that they might withdraw their offers because of my average drop ( Not too much even after they blend my class mark with diploma mark, average still above 80s). 

question: so am I in or not because on my acceptance letter they did not require me to have any minimum grade. They just told me to finish with a diploma and submit my mark before July 13? 

my GR 12 marks: 
 math 30-1: 93%( Before diploma)
 social 30-1 : 100%( In class, taking it rn)
 Biology 30 : 90%( before diploma) 
Arts and other drama programs: all 98% 
Chemistry: 75% ( I have one of the highest in my chem teacher class lol): raised to ~ 80 after diploma
 English: 72% ( Before diploma lol) 
Science 30: 97% ( before diploma) 
Calculus: 96% (in class, taking it rn) 
physics 30:80% ( taking it rn)

I dont think Uoft Look at this but I do have part time job and volunteer at a hospital 

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AMA: McMaster Health Sciences, Level 1 Student
Title says all. I empathize heavily with the premature, second-week-of-Grade-12 anxiety about university admissions. Not to mention, I relied on these forums to ease whatever feelings I had last year, so it's only natural that I give back.

Seriously, AMA. (ex. What Grade 12 courses did I take? What are some tips for the supp-app? What is BHSc even like? Is it the right program for me and my learning style?) 

Even if I'm not  the best source of info regarding a topic, I'm surrounded by enough people everyday that someone's ought to have an answer for you.
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McGill - student life
How's the student life at McGill? In terms of partying is it all bars and clubs or is there a decent amount of house/rez parties?
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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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Queen's Life Scienes vs. McMaster Life Sciences???
Hi there!

So I'm just going to say, like many hopefuls out here, I do aspire to go into medicine and (hopefully) become a doctor. I have gotten an acceptance into McMaster Life Sciences and Queen's Life Sciences and I'm having trouble evaluating both programs in terms of what program would be best for me. 

I've heard that both programs are similar at both unis but at Queens, it's apparently much harder to get a better GPA. However, I've been to both campuses and Queen's has a much more "home" feeling to it personally than compared to Mac. I do consider myself a hardworking individual, but I'm very nervous in terms of what program I should choose. 

I've been reading other threads but all of them are unfortunately really old and would love some insight into both the programs, any info is appreciated!
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