Hey everyone! I started this thread to answer questions from the potential class of 2017, and to keep all of the University of Toronto-related items in one place.
I'm a first year engineering student at the University of Toronto and I'm currently studying electrical/computer engineering (same courses as TrackOne). I commute to school every day, so I can't really answer that many questions about residence, but I'm sure others will be willing to chime in on that.
Hello prospective AFMers. I am an undergrad in AFM and I am here to answer any questions you may have regarding to AFM, SAF, Coop, CPA, or anything about Waterloo!
UPDATE: Hi everyone, I am back. I had to avoid you guys so I don't get bombarded with questions like, "Do you think I can get in". Congrats on all the acceptances! Let me know if you need help for anything!
As you probably know if you're applying to Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, the program just started last year meaning that my class is the first ever class of Biomeds here! It also means that there's very little information available for prospective students for both the application process and what the program is actually like. If you have any questions regarding the program, the admission process, or Waterloo Engineering in general please feel free to ask me!
I'm a third year Applied Human Nutrition student at the University of Guelph (I'm a fourth year now in Fall 2013/Winter 2014). I've taken courses in a number of faculties, including science, social science, and business. I have friends in engineering, biomed, human kinetics, food science, and hotel and foodservice administration, so I've heard about their experiences. I have experience with summer research via NSERC at Guelph, and I'll be doing an honours thesis this coming spring (currently doing an honours thesis). I teach fitness classes at the athletic centre, I volunteer with a variety of organizations on- and off-campus, and I'm a member of various clubs.
Feel free to ask me any questions about Guelph. I may not have the answers, but I'll do my best to answer what I can.
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?
Hi guys! I have a few questions regarding the Engineering program at UBC
1) Does UBC frown upon repeated courses in order to boost my average? Can a course be retaken twice?( I didn't fail, i just want to further boost my average)
2) On the UBC admission website it says the the requirements are "Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1". Does this mean only one math course is required out of the three, or are both Math 31 (Calculus 12) and Math 30-1 (Math 12) required? *I understand that i need to take both courses but i was just wondering in regards to entrance average calculations*
3) What is the general average that i need to achieve in order to be accepted? Will i be safe with a 90%+?
If anyone can help me, that would be great! Thanks a lot!!
Hey guys I wanted to pursue a cfa designation after highshcool.
Is this possible through the BBA program at schulich, and if so what Is the process?
I know u have to write 3 exams and get 4 years of work experience.. But when would I be able to do this? (like can I write the exams during my years at schulich, and does the work experience have to be from a particular type of bank/firm type of thing?)
Hey, if you have been waitlisted for nursing programs post below
Mention what school, what average you have and when.
Hopefully this will help people know what the chances of them are getting in are and as well as will know which schools have an active moving waitlist.
Good luck to all :)
I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.
1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:
1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year
Hi guys, I'm currently finishing my final year at Ryerson University's Collaborative Nursing program. Feel free to ask me any questions whether it pertains to the program or to nursing practice in general. I'll do my best to answer them.
Some links that might help you (specific to Ryerson's nursing program):
Ryerson's Admission Information for 2013-2014: http://www.ryerson.ca/calendar/2013-2014/pg815.html
Ryerson's course outline for years 1 to 4: http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/nursing/pdf/Nursing%20Curriculum%20Overview.pdf
Hey all, I am currently an 3rd/4th year (don't want to give away who I am) student in the Rotman Commerce program. I used to be on this site, and now coming back and browsing I see a lot of misconceptions about undergrad business schools, the Rotman Commerce program, the CA process. I would say they are similar to the misconceptions that I had myself in high school, so I figure I might be able to help clear some of them up.
In particular, I read on this forum about the difficulty of making the Rotman Commerce requirements in first year, and I hear numbers thrown around. The Rotman Commerce office naturally does not release these numbers, but I would say the best estimate is that about 1/3rd of students do not proceed from 1st year RC to 2nd year. However, I do know many people don't proceed not because they don't make it, but because they decide to pursue another major, after finding out Business was not for them.
In terms of the "asian-ness," of the program, it is true that there are a lot of asians. However, there are not as many international students as some will think (I read 50% in this forum?), and many asians are Canadians who grew up in Canada. So, while there are certainly many international students, it is still predominantly Canadian students.
Anyhow, so feel free to ask me anything you'd like about the program, as well as other business related questions I might be able to answer. Try not to ask about admissions or things like that, because to be honest I would have no clue whether you have a shot of getting in or not.
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.
Hi guys, so I still remember all the anxiety on this site back when I was in grade 11/12, scouring through every post and trying to grapple as much information possible about university. Well I am just about to head back into my second year at University of Toronto Rotman Commerce program and would be more than happy to answer ANY questions you have about UofT/Rotman.
Let me just say somethings, there are MANY misunderstandings about programs out here and don't let the advice of other high school kids be the decision factor for your 2013/2014 year. Let students who have GONE through the system once aid you to make a good choice.
Hello everyone here on Yconic community forums! I am a fully trained surgeon who had obtained a medical degree from the University of Western Schulich School of Medicine. Prior to obtaining my medical degree, I completed both a Master's and a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of McMaster. Ask me any questions relevant to medicine/medical school/undergraduate studies/graduate studies as I am on a 1 week break.