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Will a low grade 12 english mark hurt my chances of getting accepted to University of Ottawa comp sci?
Hello,  

I didn't do well in grade 12 english and got a 66. I want to apply for computer science and they require a minimum average of 70% in MCV4U and MHF4U, here are my marks so far:  

ENG4U: 66%  
FSF4U (gr 12 french): 65%  
SPH4U (physics): 75%  
MCV4U: 90%  
MHF4U: 87%  
ICS4U (comp sci): 92%  

My average for all my courses is 79%, and my average for my 3 prerequisites (advanced func, calculus and english) is 81%. I meet the requirments, but I've been told that they wont accept any marks below 70% (ive got 60s in french and english), so what are my chances of getting accepted to uottawa comp sci?  

Thanks
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Western Engineering 2018-2019
Hey guys so I applied to U of T Eng  (Civil), Western Eng, Guelph Eng (undeclared first year), and Waterloo (civil) on Dec 20 with the following midterm marks:
Eng:90
Accounting: 97
Functions: 87
Chemistry:85

My grade 11 average was 93.5 and now sem 1 has almost ended with my anticipated grade 12 marks (going into the exam) to be:
Eng: 93
Accounting: 96
Functions: 88 or 89
Chemistry: 84 or 85

So do you guys think I'll get into the western eng program? I did the connect profile with decent ECs. Let me know what eng programs you guys have applied, if you got an offer and when and avg u currently have!

***Update Final Sem 1 Marks:

English: 93
Accounting 96
Functions: 90
Chemistry 82  (RIP)

I got into Guelph at the beginning of Feb but that all I have heard. There has even been some kids that had below 90 avg (and did not do the connect) and got into Western eng before me. I know its still a little early but I feel like should have gotten an offer by now. Thoughts?

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Queen's Engineering Please Help!
So entering exams I have: 
Advanced Functions: 93%
English: 93%
Physics: 92%
Computer Science: 97%
Next semester I have calculus, chemistry, and French.

My PSE was pretty strong in my opinion:
My ECs:
Reach for the Top Captain
MUN Deputy Secretary General
Chess Club
Badminton and Tennis
Jobs/Volunteering:
I've had a job for over a year and counting.
I started tutoring this year.

Do you think I will get in to Queen's Engineering? I'm really anxious please help!
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Depressed about my marks (do I have a chance at uottawa?)
Hey guys,

Over the past month I've been stressing out over my marks,  I really don't know what to do at this point, it would devastate my parents if I don't get accepted to uottawa.

What are my chances of going into uOttawas joint honours in computer science/mathematics program with these marks:

ENG4U: 66 (second time taken, first was failed at summer school, I suck at english)
FSF4U: 65 (I suck at french too)
MCV4U: 85
MHF4U: 87
MDM4U: 80
ICS4U: 90

As you can see, I SUCK A** at english/french, am okay at math and computer science and its why I chose to pursue this field.

Will uOttawa only calculate my top 6 average which is 79, or will they look at that crappy english mark and not accept me? 

This will sound retarded LOL but is it possible to take a course (english) for a third time? What are my options guys?


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Do universities care if a course was taken in summer school?
I am considering taking English 12 in summer school (between grade 11 and 12). I know that Waterloo does consider whether a course was taken as a summer/night/online course, at least for their engineering programs. Do other post-secondary institutions adjust your scores if specific courses were not taken during the regular school year?
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How much would my grade 11 marks matter?
So I was wondering how much my grade 11 marks would matter, I’m gonna try to get into bme, ce, se at uoft or waterloo. Currently i have an average of 92.5 in grade 11 but my 3u functions mark is quite low at 85. Im most likely going to take 4u functions in my first semester of gr.12 so would my 3u functions mark matter that much ? Thanks
Queen's Engineering Acceptances 2019
Hey I thought I'd start a discussion for Queen's engineering acceptances this year.
Please post the following:
When you got accepted?
What was your admission average? 
What program? (General or direct entry to electrical and computing)
Anything else you want to add
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Ryerson computer science
Hi, im a grade 12 student and i was wondering if these grade 12 marks are good enough to get accepted for ryerson's computer science. Do you u guys have an idea of other places i should apply for compsci? Feel free to list any acceptances for the 2019 year below.

Grade 11 average: 82

Grade 12 current and projected grades:

ENG4U: 88%
SPH4U: 90%
MCV4U: 87%
ADVANCED FUNCTION: 89%
NUTRITION AND HEALTH: 87
MDM4U: 95%
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How hard is it to get your specialization in UAlberta (Engineering)?
Hi! I applied for engineering at UAlberta and I want to do CompEng with Software Option Coop but I'm concerned about not getting into the specialization. Anyone that knows if it is hard to get into it? What about UCalgary?  

Thank you in advance!
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How to get into Waterloo's software engineering program
I'm in grade 11 right now and i really want to go to waterloo for software engineering. I know that it's really really competitive and i know i most likely won't get in but i still want to try. My marks have always been in the low-mid 90s. Right now i have a 94 in AP Math and 93 in AP chem but i'm definitely going to try to boost those marks before this semester ends. I'm not too concerned about my marks because i feel like if i try i can obtain mid 90s in all my subjects. However i am very worried about my AIF. 

I honestly don't have many extra curricular activities. I just work at Kumon as a tutor and I'm in UNICEF, and math leagues I also volunteer every week at a library. If you've noticed none of these extras relate to com sci or software engineering. I just learn java at school from my com sci class.

Can someone please tell me how i can do things that are related to coding/engineering. I'm not advanced at coding at all but i am interested in it so i will try really hard to learn it. Should i try building a website from scratch or enroll in the app developer's program? 
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Guys can I get accepted with these marks?
Am trying to get into waterloo computer engineering, (its my first choice) my parents want me to get in and I dont want to let them down, my marks go as follows:

ENG4U: 50 (it was a hard course but my teacher passed me so I got the credit, it doesn't matter for computer science i was told, only since/math)
SPH4U: 62
SBI4U: 68
SCH4U: 61
MHF4U: 55
MCV4U: 67 (67 the second time, I failed this course the first time but I improved)
TEJ4M (comp eng course): 74
Music: 70

I have extracurriculars such as participating in online gaming shows, dont know if that matters.
I think am pretty good at computer engineering (i got a good mark on it), can I get accepted to waterloo? I was thinking of signing up for university of toronto but its been my parents dream for me to attend waterloo since its got a good reputation.

Thanks in advance.
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UofA vs UofC vs SFU Soft/Comp. Eng.?
Hi! I applied to UofA (Computer Eng), UofC (Software Eng) and SFU (Eng Sci - Comp Eng)  

-Which one would you recommend and why?  
-I know about the rankings and prestige of these three, but rankings are subjective, could you give me your own perspective of these universities if you've been to them?  

I also applied to UBC but I might not be able to afford it.  

GPA: 97% -Got accepted to UofC
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cs/software eng universities
I have Waterloo, UofT and uOttawa as my top three, does anyone have any input on any other good schools for cs/softEng or even ECE other than the three I listed? Co-op available to the program would be preferred.
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Waterloo Mechatronics/Computer Science/Computer Egineering admission chances for 2019
Hello everyone I am going into grade 12 this coming September and I am very scared and nervous of my chances of getting into certain programs/universities that interest me. I am hugely interested in the mechatronics egineering program at University of Waterloo but I would also like to get into computer science or computer egineering program at Waterloo if I were not admitted for mechatronics. Could someone please tell me if I have weak/decent/strong extracurriculars and what would be a good enough average to get into one of the three programs I mentioned.

These are my expected or earned  marks for my courses
Advanced functions - 85%(earned and ik its horrible had a teacher not to my liking who really made it harder on us compared to other teachers)
Calculus and vectors -90% to 95% (expected)
Physics- 90% to 95%(expected)
Chemistry - 90% to 95%(expected)
Computer science - 98% to 100%(expected)
English- 90% to 95%;(expected)
Two spares for 2019 school year 

My extracurriculars 
-Volunteer at retirement home once a week  for three to four hours to help host or lead mental/physical activities for the elderly that determine if there physical or mental condition is staying the same, improving or getting worse.(almost two years)

- volunteer at a thrift store once a week for four hours where all proceeds and money earned goes to helping animals in need and the towns animal shelter(almost two years) 

- job at cineplex movie theatre 2-3 shifts a week with one shift being 8 or more hours(almost one year)

-member of my schools Ecocrew once a week for 1.5 hours (almost two years). We  Help educate students and school about environment while trying to introduce better ways to recycle or get rid of waste at school, organize fundraisers, events and contests and get new eco friendly equipment for school. I am the communications advisor and  make announcements for our school and in charge of the Twitter account (almost two years)

- member of my school chess team practises are once a week for one hour and we participate in various tournaments with other schools (almost two years)

- part of the math club/matheletes at my school  where we meet once a week for 1.5 hours trying to solve various difficult math problems while studying for various  Waterloo math contests like the Euclid and Canadian senior math contests. We also help tutor other kids who might be struggling with their classes. (almost three years)

- will be joining the prom crew for grade 12 which we plan/organize our schools prom also advertising the event and trying to sell tickets.  Will also be joining the av crew were we set up assembly’s for our school by organizing the seating plans, setting up equipment like projectors, sound tech, microphones and lighting. 

Other stuff: 
Will be writing the Canadian senior math contest, Euclid contest, the Canadian computing contest and will be preparing and hoping to get into atleast top 25% for each. Wrote the Fermat in grade 11 but didn’t do that well.










Ask Me Anything: Second Year Computer Engineering Student at UofT
Hi everyone, second year computer engineering student at UofT willing to answer your questions! Feel free to ask about admissions, skule-work, extracurricular activities, scholarships, employment and so on! Edit: I also commute 100 km everyday so you can ask me about that as well!
Please allow me a few days to reply to your responses due to my schedule being really hectic this year!
AMA about Engineering Admissions @ Waterloo & U of T
Hey, I'm a recent high school grad entering computer engineering @ Waterloo in September. Thought I'd make an AMA thread since I did a lot of research before applying and I'd love to pass on some info about the process, especially since admissions has changed so much lately and I've gone through the most recent round of undergrad admissions.

I was also admitted to U of T Engineering, Queen's Engineering, and Waterloo Computer Science so feel free to ask questions about the procedure for that as well.

For applicants going for a spot for Fall 2019, good luck!
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Mechatronics Waterloo 2019 admission average
Hey Guys, 
What is the likely admission average for Waterloo Mechtronics in 2019? I heard from an admissions officers that if you have a 97.83 avg, you have an 85% chance of getting in. My average is also coincidentally 97.8. Do you think think that I can get in with Average ec's (3/5) and decent interview (2/3), or do i have to put more importance on my ec's?
I also wanna get a very good Euclid score (80+). So with good avg, good euclid, average ec's/interview.... what are my chances? what is the overall admission average going to be for 2019 btw :)
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Best Universities for Comp Sci
after waterloo, uoft and ubc, what are the best universities for comp sci / comp eng / software eng?

Please lmk which ones you think and why. Just trying to get some info for my uni applications this year!
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Do Online courses count in your top 6 for university average
basically the title, i know the programs i am interested in, comp sci/ eng, at uwaterloo, uoft,mcmaster, dont like when students take courses online and deduct marks from their average, but I want to take a non mandatory course(CS) in grade 12, so I was wondering if they would count it the same as an additional course, or will deduce marks/not treat the marks exactly as is, i have a very good reason for taking the course online, which is that my school is not offering this course and I want to take CS, I would appreciate it if anyone has experience and/or could help, thanks
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Admission Averages
I'm in grade 12 and am soon going to be applying to universities
My top choices are Waterloo and UofT for compSci or compEng.
I keep seeing different admission averages on every different website I look, so I think it's easier to ask on here.
If anyone got into one of these programs or knows someone who did (and their average) please lmk.
Thanks!!!
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Ryerson Mechanical vs. Computer Engineering
Hi,

At the moment I have been admitted to Ryerson Mechanical Engineering and mid-semester I can make a plan change into Ryerson Computer Engineering if I have a 1.67+ GPA. I am really interested in automobiles, control systems and the future age of cars. I can either stay in mechanical engineering and specialize in Mechatronics 3rd/4th year, while I can straight up switch into computer engineering mid-semester. I realize that software jobs are increasing and I can try my best to get into auto-industry through technology advancement in computers. Switching is not that much of a problem because first semester courses are the same for all engineering disciplines. What do you think I should do? I plan on either doing a master in control systems, or automotive engineering and I don't enjoy manufacturing factories too much. My goal is to get into a big company like Porsche or Google and work on cars like Waymo or Tesla.

Thanks.
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