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Really anxious about getting accepted!!! Ryerson - Biology 2019
Hi I just finished my first semester for grade 12, ending up with a 68 in advanced functions. I have completed biology and chemistry too and overall average for these 3 is 75. I have four subjects in my second semester. I am hopeful to bring my average up to atleast an 80. I am really interested in getting into Ryerson for the Biology program. Do I stand a chance?
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Guelph Biomedical Science 2019
Hello Everyone!
I have applied to the Biomedical Science program at the University of Guelph. The first round of acceptances is coming up, so if you have applied I was hoping we could discuss:
-Career goals
-Current total average and course averages
-Later, when offers are put out, what average were you accepted with?
-Do you know a lot of people who have applied to this program?
-I understand that the admission cutoff is 84-89%, I know a lot of people at my school that have applied to this program and I am concerned about the cutoff average inflating

Career Goals: Veterinary Specialist
My current average is: 91%
Biology: 93%
Health Sci: 95%
Chemistry: 85%
Courses Next Semester:
English
Law
Advanced Functions

I know that my chemistry grade is low and unfortunately, it is not a subject that I excel in. However, based on the courses I have next semester I know that my average will go up and I hope to receive an offer after midterms. Do you think it is possible to get accepted with this current average?
If you are currently in this program, could you please share the average you were accepted with, when you were accepted, and maybe a bit about your experience in this program?
Thank you and please respond with kindness.


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Health Science 2019
University health science applicants of 2019:

I have noticed that there have been many threads like this ran for nursing, business, and engineering. As I am hoping to enter health science, I thought it would be beneficial for myself and those who are like-minded to share a few things with one another:

School/programs you plan on applying to:
Expected average:
Grade 11 average:
Course load:
What you plan on doing with your degree in this field:

For myself- 

Expected average: 90%
Grade 11 average: 85%
Course load:  
1st semester-
Chemistry
Social justice
Spare
English

2nd semester-
Bio
Challenge & Change
Spare
Data

What you plan on doing with your degree in this field: I hope to be a naturopath or chiropractor.


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Advice from a 2nd year BSc student!
hey guys- I used yconic a ton during gr 12 to help ease my university application anxieties and to just find out more info so I figured I'd return the favour! I currently go to Dalhousie University in my 2nd year of biology & IDS. way back when, I applied to UBC, Dal, U Ottawa, Lakehead and Queen's science and somehow managed to get accepted to all of those programs! I was also offered some scholarships (except to UBC rip). if you have any questions about the application process for out of province schools (I'm from Ontario), getting into science programs, the UBC personal profile, what my marks/extracurriculars looked like or anything at all please ask! good luck with all your applications too u got this :)
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I want to get into optometry school
I am a high school student in grade 11.  I want to get into Waterloo's Optometry program. But I don't know what Western University science program to choose. I am considering Bio or Chem. Which Western University science programs is the right one for me? and does anyone know about time management and study tips for a high school student like me to get straight 90% marks in my classes like Calculus and Functions and Chem?
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Should I take Sciences knowing I am going into Commerce?
I am a grade 12 student in Ontario and I am planning on going into Commerce (Queen's, UofT). I just decided on this over the summer and I am taking Biology and Chemistry at U level. I can't decide if I should drop them in order to take other classes that might be more beneficial to me considering I want to go into Commerce. But, I'm having a hard time dropping them because I was so set on science before this summer. I know I am not smart enough to do the things that I want to in sciences (ie. dentist or pharmacist)and although I did well in Biology in grade 11, I didn't do very well in grade 11 Chemistry. Any advice would be VERY much appreciated! (I have an 89 average)
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Biology 12 Average
Hey guys,

I recently finished Biology 12 and got a final mark of 92. I'm a bit worried because I'm going to apply for Science so 92 might not be competitive enough. What do you guys think? I have heard that it is hard to get high 90s in Bio 12 though. Would you guys recommend retaking it during the summer? 

Thank you!
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Pre-cal 12 vs biology 12 - help!!
I'm a grade 11 student in BC and I have some questions about what Gr.12 courses are the easiest to take in Gr.11. I already took chem 11 in gr.10 first semester (had 92%) so I have some extra room to take a grade 12 course.  
I'm thinking of studying biochemistry/biology/or chemistry in university.  

The current schedule I have right now are:  
1 semester - Socials 11, Law 12, Pre-cal 11, psychology 11.  
2 semester - Physics 11, English 11, French 11, Photography 11  

I want to take french online and take either precal 12 or biology 12 instead in the second semester. This way I only need to take Chem 12, eng 12, AP cal plus precal 12 or biology 12 in grade 12, depending on what I take in Gr.11.
I want to know how hard and time consuming the courses are because I'm pretty busy with extracurricular activities.  

So my questions are
: 1. Do you recommend taking precal 12 or bio 12 in grade 11? Or is it better to take it in Gr.12?  
2. Which subject is harder (in terms of understanding the material)? Precal 12 or Bio 12?  
3. Which subject is more time consuming?  
4. Do you recommend taking bio 11 prior to taking bio 12? (it isn't required in BC)  
5. Is pre cal 12 harder than pre cal 12?  

Please share your opinions!!
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Taking Gr.12 courses in Gr.11 - help!!!
I'm a grade 11 student in BC and I have some questions about what Gr.12 courses are the easiest to take in Gr.11. I already took chem 11 in gr.10 first semester (had 92%) so I have some extra room to take a grade 12 course.

I'm thinking of studying biochemistry/biology/or chemistry in university.

The current schedule I have right now are:
1 semester - Socials 11, Law 12, Pre-cal 11, psychology 11.
2 semester - Physics 11, English 11, French 11, Photography 11

I want to take french online and take either precal 12 or biology 12 instead in the second semester. This way I only need to take Chem 12, eng 12, AP cal plus precal 12 or biology 12 in grade 12, depending on what I take in Gr.11.
I want to know how hard and time consuming the courses are because I'm pretty busy with extracurricular activities. 

So my question is:
1. Do you recommend taking precal 12 or bio 12 in grade 11? Or is it better to take it in Gr.12?
2. Which subject is harder (in terms of understanding the material)? Precal 12 or Bio 12?
3. Which subject is more time consuming?
4. Do you recommend taking bio 11 prior to taking bio 12? (it isn't required in BC)
5. Is pre cal 12 harder than pre cal 12?

Please share your opinions!!





GR 11 COURSES
Okay. Last minute I decided to drop bio. I used to dream of becoming a doctor but now that I actually research more and more of it, I don’t think I’m a good fit for that career. I like math and working with numbers more in general. Business is also interesting to me. I’m going to take physics instead because chem and physics are needed for the eng fields which I may want to go into. My question is which option sounds more ideal?
Sem 1: physics 
Sem 2: chem and functions
OR 
Sem 1: physics and chem
Sem 2: functions
I’m good at both math and chemistry and I NEED to have physics in first semester. Which option would you pick?
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Grade 11
How hard is it to take all 3 sciences for grade 11? Also, I go to a semestered school. If I took physics, english, biology, chemistry, and functions, which should be in same semester? I’m better at math and chemistry than the others btw. Also, if I drop bio, which should be taken together then?
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gr 11 course help
based off your own experiences and opinions, would you rather have gr 11 university functions and bio in one semester and then chem and English in the next OR functions and chem together then bio and english?? and why? also is chem 11 very math heavy? thanks for the help
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Biology/Biomedical Sciences/Life Sciences - Will I be accepted?!
Hi everyone! I am currently a highschool senior applying to university of next year with a current top 6 average of 83%. The programs I applied are:

- UofTSG - Life Science
- Ryerson - Biology
- York University - Biomedical Sciences

Recently, I have been waitlisted to Ryerson Biomedical so I decided to switch to Ryerson Biology instead. Does anyone know how long it will take for them to get back to me? Also, how good are my chances of getting into UofT Life Science with an 83% average? I have been already accepted into York. 
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Reconsidering a BA
Hi everyone:

Background info: I'm in grade 11 with about a 94% average - plan to keep it after my exams this week! I do a lot of extra-curriculars and am an executive of an advocacy organization for this year. (Only saying that so you know changing courses would be difficult!)

I've my mind made for a long time as to what I would do for university and beyond. I hadn't figured out exactly what major I wanted, but I thought something within BA (like PoliSci, International Studies, or something else fairly interdisciplinary).
My excuse for these not leading to concrete jobs has always been that my passion is law, and I would go to school for it after.

However, recently I've been reconsidering. I know law schools appreciate diverse schooling backgrounds, and I have a passion for (particularly marine) biology. To apply to Arts & Science or Science though, I'd need to take totally different courses next year.  

My dilemma right now is whether to hustle and take advanced functions and add 4U bio to my course load for next year (would switch around my schedule and potentially do something online), or stick with the initial plan of arts. 
I KNOW I'll enjoy doing a BA and know I can get good marks. Biology? It's a bigger risk in terms of both enjoyment (which I think is important!) and also getting high enough marks to be successful when I apply to law school.

In summary: I am looking for advice as to whether I should take a chance on Bio, or stick with a BA before (planning to go to) law school in either scenario. Obviously, Bio would set me up if I decided against Law, but it's a bigger risk.

Thanks for your help. The decision is ultimately a personal one, but any insight or advice is appreciated!
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Ubc
Can i get into ubc science for the 2019/2020 year with these marks i dont know which courses are relavant so im going to list them all
Physics 11 94% done in gr 10
Biology 11 93% done in gr 9
Chemistry 11 83% done in gr 9
Precalculus 11 86% done in gr 10
Social studies 11 98%
English 11 pre ap 85%
French 11 81%
AP biology 12 93% done in gr 11
Biology 12 98% done in gr 11
Physics 12 94%
Chemistry 12 95% done in gr 10
Precalculus 12 96%
AP calculus 12 95%
Law 12 98%
Geography 12 99%
English 12 86%
History 12 99%
Carrer life 100%
 
I have 60 volunteer hours and am planning to get more i am going in to gr 12
Is night school for bio4u a bad idea?
I'm looking into majoring in Psychology (BSc) in university and need Biology as a prerequisite. I understand biology very well and really enjoy it, however, the teacher next year is known to be a hard marker and a bad teacher overall and I don't want to get a mark lower than an 80. Would you recommend night school for biology 4u?
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George Brown College Nursing
Hi there! I am a student from BC and i'm interested in applying to the George Brown Nursing program. 
However, I was wondering what are the prerequisites to get in? And how do I know which courses will transfer from BC to Ontario? 
Thank you! 
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UTM: Ask me anything
I am currently attending UTM Life Sciences as a second year student and I just finished first year. I know how stressed I was last year about picking universities or just figuring out how the program would be like. 

If anybody has any questions about the Life Sciences program or any other things about UTM or how I chose UTM, feel free to ask and I’ll answer!  :)
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Is it still possible to pursue Biology undergrad?
At the start of Gr. 12 I was planning on entering UTM for it's life science programs. This required an average of low to mid 80s. I was pursuing a Biology degree, since I found Gr.11 Biology to be really interesting. However I still got pretty low in Gr. 11 with 78% as my final mark for Bio. When I had Bio this semester, I struggled in understanding many concepts. LIKE I REALLY STRUGGLED. Right now, I have a 56% for Gr.12 Bio. I'm also struggling in my other courses like Chem. I already received rejections from UTM and many other Unis. My parents want me to accept this Pysch & Neuroscience offer from McMaster, so I can graduate with a BSc and later possibly apply to Med School. Last sem I took Law, Families in Canada, and Adv Functions, ending off with 78% avg in total. Right now I'm left with two options. Working as hard as I can until the end of the school year to reserve my spot at McMaster, or take a victory leap and maybe try to do Bio and Chem again.  Right now my English mark is not too bad with an 80%, its Bio and Chem I'm concerned with. And tbh I'm not even sure if I'd even be able to take a victory leap with those subjects since my school usually doesnt allow for students to retake subjects they've scored bad in already (from what I've heard). I don't want to become a doctor or a psychologist, I just want to become a biologist of sorts (Yeah I still don't know which field...) And if I was even able to take the victory leap and pursue those subjects, I'm pretty sure Uni's will still deny me acceptance because I'm taking courses again. I know I should've worked hard to get good midterms but because of family problems (My parents constantly arguing with each other and threatening to kill themselves, me and my siblings) I wasn't able to focus as much on school and even had to skip school on occasion to solve some of these issues. The principal is already aware that my family is pretty dysfunctional after my Mom went to ask for help in finding my older sister when she ran away. I know these reasons are hard to put down on paper and I know people who've went through greater struggles in Gr.12 and still managed to end off pretty well. I've always been a mediocre student with like a B+ average, but this year really brought me down. SO I FINALLY ASK... Is there any way sort of I can still pursue a Biology degree in Ontario. Plez halp. Sorry if I sound too obnoxious
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Western Med Sci vs Mcmaster Life sci vs U of T life sci
Hi, 
So right now I'm really stuck on which  offer to accept , my main goal is med school. 

I do know that each degree I've listed can lead you to Med School. But is there any of these in particular that can give you an edge in terms of research opportunities for example  or anything else when applying to Med School?

Another dilemma here is choosing the degree that is the most useful in terms of making you marketable to get a job after graduation if Med School doesn't work out. I've seen a dual degree program with ivey for med sci and coop for life sci at Mac, which seem to help in that regard.

I also value flexibility in terms of course selection.

I live in the GTA, so Western's distance is a downside in that regard.

Thank you
Anyone going to UTSC life sciences 2018?
Ello, I am going to utsc in September (hopefully) and since all of my friends have decided to ditch me for waterloo, I'm gonna be in need of a strong alliance, like someone/ppl  who I can create google docs with during lectures and trade notes etc. Anyone up for it? LOL

In hindsight I'm actually a very independent learner but I would like to at least have some familiar faces in and out of courses. :)


waterloo science
Hey everyone! I just finished my first year in science at waterloo. If you guys have any questions about anything (courseload, scheduling classes, etc) I am here to answer them!
UTM Psychology
I was admitted to UTM psychology. I have heard it isnt one of the best programs out there but I would like to know if there is a way we can switch to other UTM programs, like kin, health sci., life sci., or bio major  after first year and what are the requirements for that.
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What exactly is medical physics?
So I've read what medical physics is about, however there doesn't seem to be much info in general about this field. So i would like to get some answers from people who might have experience in something related to this so they can tell me more what it is about and what i am dealing with, what kind of jobs i can get etc. I want more of an insight about this than google because even google doesn't say much about "medical physics" and where it might lead me to.
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