I am interested in what your study strategies and tips are for succeeding in university. Even if you are in high school, I am curious to know about things that have been effective for you that can also be applied later on in life. Any lessons you learned? Stories with morals to them?
Countless number of premeds on this forum have this ideology that certain universities are easier to obtain a competitive GPA in, than other universities. The reality is your GPA won't come from which "easy" university you went to, rather your work ethic, effort and curiosity you put in your studies which directly correlates to your success (easier said than done of course), not your narrow-minded generalizations about "easy vs. hard" universities. If your main concern is finding a university where it is easy to obtain good marks, you need to reconsider medical school. There is absolutely no way of comparing how difficult one university is to another - it's subjective. Everyone has different strengths, academic background etc., you cannot compare yourself to others opinions and believe them.
I'm usually really busy due to school, but I will try and answer any DeGroote/Business/Application/Social/McMaster related questions based on my experience! I apologize in advance if I'm late or don't get to your question. Everything posted here are from my own personal experiences and it's my own opinion. I personally feel that not a lot of DeGroote students uses this forum, and oftentimes we are being misrepresented. Therefore, I created this thread to clear things up and to provide advices from the actual experiences that I've been through. I'm not an official McMaster representative & do not affiliate with the McMaster admissions in anyway.
This is probably going to be the stupidest question ever but, if my high school is ranked 136/749 out of all the high schools in Ontario... Is my high school considered academically challenging??? Is that ranking considered a good one?
I've noticed that there are a lot of misconceptions about applying to schools in the US. As someone who just went through the process and did a lot of research, I'd love to answer any questions and help clear things up :)
I was also admitted to other Ivies, Waterloo BME and CS/BBA, U of T EngSci, Western Engineering + Ivey, among others, so I can answer questions about those as well.
Hi! I'm going to York University this year. Some people recommend to take 24-27 credits for first year instead of 30 credits (full course load) as it is hard to transition from high school to university. Does this schedule seem heavy? Fall term: bio 1000, chem 1000, English, sociology, math. Winter term: bio 1001, chem 1001, sociology, math, computer fundamentals. I suck at math so I will be spending time on it and I know English class will have a lot of readings and writing assignments. Does this seem manageable? Thanks in advance!
Guys, high is school is coming to an end quick. Let's talk and rant together about what we're stressed about or happy about or whatever. Rant your little heart out guys, no need to bottle it up :) prom, academics, acceptances, leaving home, taking a victory lap etc;
1) So today I got my contract for residence at Waterloo. My room type says "Single Traditional Style" but my actual room has an 'a' at the end of it. I'm just confused because 'a' and 'b' are usually placed after the room to identify beds in a double room. My thinking is that all singles just have the 'a' at the end, but can anyone clear this up for me?
2) My room is a basement room in V1 , can anyone comment on how those are, as well as any differences they have vs non-basement rooms?
So I have been accepted to UNB Fredericton, and I'm not 100% sure what residence Im interested in, does anyone know anything about the res there? So far Joy Kidd, Neil House and MacKenzie, but I am open to applying to any of the residences on campus
I'm going into my first year at waterloo from high school but I did not apply for OSAP like other high school grads before June 30th for the OSAP 30% tuition grant. However on the OSAP website is says to apply 60 days before the end for my term during university. The deadline for term payment however is August 27th. So does this mean that I will pay the total fee for tuition first and OSAP will then give me money later on in the term like a sort of reimbursement? Also why do high school students apply for OSAP so early if the website says you can apply during your term? Thanks
Hey everyone! I just completed a two year diploma from Fanshawe College for social service work. I am transferring to Laurier in Brantford for social work year two. Does anyone have any tips on what I should be expecting whether it be studying, classes, etc. Also, for those who have transferred from college to university, how did you select your classes? Thanks!
Ok so I'm entering grade 12 and I really want to go to McGill for physiology and pharmacology. I will have above all the minimum grade requirements they need for calculus, two sciences , and English. However what if the other two courses drop my top six average to about a 90 %. Do I still stand a chance ?? It's practically a school I am going to not even because of prestige but because I like it in general. Any thoughts would be appreciated :). Thx!