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Does U of T treat online course marks differently when you apply?
I'm interested in applying to U of T for math and economics, just economics, or statistics. The admission requirement is just Gr 12 English and calculus & vectors with an average of mid-high 80's. So far my average is at 83%. I know I have to bring my marks up quite a bit so I want to take easier courses for next semester, but most of those courses are full at my school. 

 I'm considering taking online courses instead. But before I sign up for those, I'm just wondering, does U of T treat marks of courses taken online differently? 

 Also, is the admission average really mid-high 80's? Or is it like Waterloo where it's so competitive that it can go up to 90's?
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Admissions
PLEASE HELP!! I really desperately want to go to Queen's University. I am interested in the PPE program, economics program, sociology program, or psychology program. I want to go to law school after my undergrad (which has been my plan for years) so I'm not too concerned with which program I get into... literally anything. I'm an Ontario student, and I will be applying right out of high school. My average so far this year is 90, and I am feeling comfortable with my marks in all of my classes. The issue is that last year during second semester I went through a really hard time personally, and my marks for those courses were 72,73,74,78. Are those marks going to screw me over for getting into any of those programs? If I maintain an 87-93 average for my 6 grade 12 courses will they still deny my application because of those marks? What do you think my chances of admission are!
2018 Rotman Commerce Application + Acceptances Thread
Hey everyone! If you are applying to Rotman this year and have completed your supplemental application, it'd be awesome to hear your experiences! 

1) when did you complete your supplemental application (Date) 
2) what essay question + interview question you got and what you talked about (share only if you feel comfortable. But it will be greatly appreciated! )
3) what was your average?
4) when did you get your acceptance email (if you have gotten it)

Thanks for joining the discussion and good luck everyone! =)
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AMA: Brock BAcc Graduate, Carleton MAcc Graduate, Big 4 Employee
My name is Neal, and I graduated from Brock's Bachelor of Accounting Co-op program in 2016 and Carleton's Master of Accounting program in 2017. I was a yconic Student Ambassador for 2016-17. Although I work full-time at PwC now, I'm still around answering questions about accounting as a career and universities. 

My co-op work experience includes:
-Corporate Accounting, Henkel (Germany)
-Assurance and Tax, Collins Barrow
-Risk Assurance, Ernst and Young

I currently work at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance. . 

A snapshot of my time at Brock:  
-Served as an executive for several clubs  
-Participated in numerous internal/external case competitions and conferences  
-Served as a Tutorial Leader for Brock's first-year Macroeconomics course  
-Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma (the top 10% of Goodman get invited)  
-Did co-ops and internships with 3 different companies in corporate accounting, assurance, tax and risk assurance located in Germany and Canada  
-Participated in a short-term exchange to France  
-Volunteered for the business school's Career Services office, where I critiqued students' resumes  
-Lived in residence (first-year) and off campus

A snapshot of my time at Carleton:  
-President of the Sprott MAcc Society  

Feel free to ask me questions below! Or you can add me on LinkedIn if you'd like to send a private message (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsengupta).
Grade 12 Economics
Has anyone on here taken grade 12 economics? I'm going to be taking it online and I was wondering the difficulty/ workload of this course. I took it to prepare for Econ in uni, but I'm afraid it will drop my average.
Take CIA4U or not?
Hi, I'm a student in Ontario grade 12 currently. I have ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U, TGJ4M, SPH4U next school year and I'm confused that should I take CIA4U(Economic) next year. My first language is not English so I'm afraid that CIA4U may make my average lower because it's hard. My average should be low 90s in grade 12.

Thank you : ) 
5th Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything! (IB and Big 4 Co-op)


I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.

Background:
- First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA
- Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years
- Currently DONE school

You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!

And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:

WHEN SEARCHING FOR 1ST CO-OP:
- Avg (both major and overall) ~80%
- ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff
- Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour

INTERVIEWS:
Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from:

Company / Quantity / (Co-op vs summer intern, Location) 

RBC x 3 (Various positions, co-op x2 and summer intern x1, Toronto)
Big 4 Audit x3 (1x Co-op and 1x Summer intern, Toronto...1 x Co-op in Calgary)
Big 4 Summer Leadership Conferences x2 (Toronto)
CPP Investment Board x2 (Summer Analyst, Toronto)
Scotiabank (Co-op, Toronto)
Grant Thornton Audit (Co-op, Toronto)
Canadian Tire (Co-op, GTA)
Ontario Securities Commission (CPA position, summer intern, Toronto)
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (Co-op, GTA)
TeamBuy .ca (Summer intern, Toronto)
Imperial Oil (Co-op, Calgary)
Suncor (Co-op, Calgary)
Regional CPA firm (Co-op, Hamilton area)
Small CPA firm (Co-op, Niagara region)
Publicly traded minerals company (Co-op, Toronto)
OMERS Pension Fund (Co-op, Toronto)
Big 5 Canadian Bank Capital Markets x2 (Co-op, Toronto)
Husky Energy (Summer intern, Calgary)
Accenture Consulting (Full time, Toronto)
McKinsey Consulting (Full time, Eastern Europe)

AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry):
- Rejected from BAcc Co-op
- Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6

WHEN LANDING BIG 4 AUDIT CO-OP:
- Joined B4 Audit in January 2016
- Done 8 months of co-op, not at an accounting firm
- Major average ~85, overall ~80+
- ECs, unchanged from when applying to first co-op
- Completed a couple certificates in excel

ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GET INTO B4 BUT DIDN'T/WON'T FOR THEIR FIRST COOP:
- Get public accounting experience somewhere else. This is basically a must. I believe I was the only upper year hired from my school into B4 this past term without prior public experience. It's something I noticed during recruiting
- If you have the above, grades matter a bit less. Yes you still want to do as best as you can, but a high 70 is OK enough if you have prior XP. An 80+ is still ideal though
- Be prepared to explain why you left your previous employer (and don't speak poorly about them)

That's basically it. So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!

*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here


Berlin school of business & innovation
How good & convenient doing a Undergraduate course in Bachelor of Economics in berlin, germany.

Have scored a good 91% in my grade XII ISC having subjects of Business Studies / Economics / Commerce / Accounts &  English.

Have scored decent 7.5 in IELTS & if all good will take German classes too this week onwards. 

Annual fee is not more then $10000 & incidental other expenses including food/stay another $10000.

Had shortlist canada earlier but knowing cost factor now am leaning little bit to germany / india finally. 

Plan to do masters going ahead. 

Need some good guide from yconic community.
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Waterloo honors arts & business coop prog
Have secured admission to honors arts / Business prog & plan to do major in economics at uwaterloo. Also have offer letter for same course from simon fraser. 
I have few offer letters from reputed university in india too.

Am confused cause several sites say waterloo doesnt have dedicated business division of studies. 
Should I opt for the said course or should I opt for simon fraser 1+3 year course in same.

Can anyone guide knowing I would be spending a good deck of money on this 4 years prog.

My interest is to complete MAJOR in Economics & pursue masters in US or UK.

Am from india and have secured 91% in XII ISC boards.

Looking forward for reply.
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Canadian Student applying to US for Undergrad
Currently, I am in sophomore year in high school in hopes of attending a post-secondary institution in the US. However, with the social and political environment in the US, I am questioning my decision on whether I should prepare for the US or not. I intend to major in Business/Economics and have a variety of extracurriculars I am involved in (that I actually enjoy)  Don't get me wrong, I will still aim for Canadian universities (Western, Queen's, UofT etc.), but the US seems like a more suitable opportunity for my personal goals of studying abroad. 

I understand US universities look at grades from 9-12, but I wouldn't say they were exceptional (average is in the high 80s-low 90s from grade 9 to now). At the same time, financial aid would be necessary for me to pay tuition. 

Some schools I'm interested in: Wharton (UPenn), Cornell, Columbia, Yale-NUS (Singapore), USC, UC Berkeley 

Is it worth going to the US in your opinion along with spending time doing standardized tests like SAT/ACT and self-studying AP courses? For my junior year, I don't plan on taking any "laboratory sciences" they recommend on Ivy Leagues and top universities. Should I just take one in case?  

If there's anyone that is attending college in the US or know anybody studying abroad, feel free to comment on this post! I would like to hear advice and personal experiences of the decision-making process and the difference of low-acceptance rate university. Thank you!




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BA Economics w/ Financial Management at WLU or Social Science Economics at UTM
Hey guys so I was accepted to both WLU and UTM for economic programs and I'm not sure which school I should attend. I know that there are several factors that go into this such as if I want to live on residence or not, etc etc. First things first, which school, strictly program/education, is better? For some reason the BA Economics with financial management sounds more appealing to me then the economics that UTM offers as its under social science (which yes I know Economics is a social science). Which program is better? 

 Secondly, how does everyone enjoy/dislike living on residence? I know its personal opinion but Im kind of on the fence with this decision as well (UTM is 15 minutes from my house, while Laurier is about an hour and a bit). On top of this, I do own a car, which may be problematic if I were to live on residence. Say I accept Laurier's offer, will there be parking on res for me to keep my car throughout the year? 

 Lastly, one thing everyone keeps bringing up is that UTM is boring. The campus is boring, the people are boring, the school is boring, etc. People constantly say that to experience Uni, you need to live on res for at least first year. What are your opinions on this? 

 Anyways I'll leave it at that, thanks all!
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BA Economics w/ Financial Management at WLU or Social Science Econ at UTM
Hey guys so I was accepted to both WLU and UTM for economic programs and I'm not sure which school I should attend. I know that there are several factors that go into this such as if I want to live on residence or not, etc etc. First things first, which school, strictly program/education, is better? For some reason the BA Economics with financial management sounds more appealing to me then the economics that UTM offers as its under social science (which yes I know Economics is a social science). Which program is better?

Secondly, how does everyone enjoy/dislike living on residence? I know its personal opinion but Im kind of on the fence with this decision as well (UTM is 15 minutes from my house, while Laurier is about an hour and a bit). On top of this, I do own a car, which may be problematic if I were to live on residence. Say I accept Laurier's offer, will there be parking on res for me to keep my car throughout the year?

Lastly, one thing everyone keeps bringing up is that UTM is boring. The campus is boring, the people are boring, the school is boring, etc. People constantly say that to experience Uni, you need to live on res for at least first year. What are your opinions on this?

Anyways I'll leave it at that, thanks all!
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UOttawa Commerce (Accounting Co-op) or Waterloo Economics (co-op)?
I want to become a corporate lawyer and so I want a degree which can get me a GPA for law school but also, suppose if I don't get my GPA for law school, I still want a future and so then I will do my CPA/CFA designation.  Ottawa gave me a $1000 scholarship and Waterloo gave me nothing. Which one is better to go with and why?
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poli sci/economics
hey ! just a grade 11 looking into uni's for next year !

i really want to double major in political sciences/economics, i've heard it'better to do that instead of international relations (my initial interest)

i really have my eyes set on UBC because i'm from BC, but which program is better for my interests ? i also want to take in account student life - if i were to move abroad i want to make sure i'll feel welcomed.
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Help... I have a few days to decide what program to pick.
I got into Lauriers BA finance math with management, Laurier BA economics, and guelph bachelor of commerce with a coop.
I don't have coop at any of Lauriers programs so I think it'll be hard to find a job later but I also dont know how good the coop at guelph is. I originally wanted to get into marketing but I dont know of many schools that offer a masters in marketing. And I'm not sure if the school matters heavily when applying. I also want to keep my options open in the future in case I change my mind. I just need help on deciding which one of these programs is best.
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McGill Desautels 2018 acceptance

Starting a thread for bcom acceptances for 2018!

Please list the following in the thread:

1. Average Marks (11 and 12) or RScore if in QC

2. Are you a Qc, Canadian, or international student?

3. Date of Application and Acceptance

Congrats to everyone!      

what will i learn in econ?
hey guys, i will be applying for school next year and I'm starting to look into the courses ill be taking in uni (bba/bcomm). i have an okay idea of what economics is but im just asking people who have taken basic econ classes as to what exactly ill be learning and what i should expect from these courses!

some people have told me its like 100% math, others have made it sound like it is run like a social science similar to like sociology and psychology etc. 

TIA
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Laurier BBA
So by this point I'm guessing they went through all the applications as I have received an alternate offer to economics with management option :( I also got accepted to communications with management option. My question is, how hard is it to transfer into BBA second year? And if I did would I be better off pursuing communications or economics as my major first year? Anyone else get alternate offer?
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business/commerce admission
Hey everyone! I just had a lot of questions so thought would ask it here. 
So I am gonna be applying to all the business schools next year( taking a 5th year cause needed to complete my requirements)  and my top choices are Ivey, Queens, Laurier double degree financial maths, laurier bba, schulich, Mcgill 
1. I will be retaking English so do they penalise it or just count the highest
2. Do they count online courses equally?
3. So for financial maths DD it shows you need 80 above in both maths and rn i have 87 and 86 in functions and calculus but my overall average is above 90 will i still make the cut off or no? ( Ik my maths marks are not the greatest)
4. What is the solid average acceptence avg for all these uni?
 
these are my ecs:
4 years work as a recptionist
1 year and half working as a cashier
1 year club soccer and 1 year school soccer
did a summer job as rogers salesman
1 year volunteered as a event manager for low income housing kids
also hoping to get some more ecs next year

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Waterloo Admission for Biotechnology/Economics - Can I Get In???
Currently, I have the following marks submitted to OUAC
Advanced Functions - 96%
Introductory Kinesiology - 78%
Chemistry - 70%'
English - 93%
Biology - 79%
Calculus and Vectors - 60%

Based on what I've checked for admission requirements - I need a minimum of 70 in calculus - is it still possible to be accepted for this program? I'd like some opinions.


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UWO Econ + AEO/Ivey 2nd year internships??
I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to get an internship in finance after completing 2 years of an Econ (sosci) degree before Ivey HBA at UWO, or would I have to be in BMOS to get an internship? 
Also if there are any upper year students who could comment on their internship experience, how they got it etc.  
Thanks a lot in advance!!
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UBC international economics (BIE)
Hey there! Does anybody know of UBC's Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) and its reputation? It is a fairly new program but it seems interesting to me with a mixed of business and courses from different faculties. If you know anything about it, please let me know!
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