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I applied to engineering science at UofT St. George and biomedical engineering at McMaster and I had to complete video interviews as supplementary applications for both programs. I was very nervous and did not do the greatest and now I’m worried it will impact my chances of getting accepted. My current average for grade 12 was around 93.6 including calculus, chem, religion, and advanced functions which I took in gr11. I’m really stressed that I won’t get in, does anyone know when these programs typically send out acceptances?
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:
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:
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:
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?
So, like everyone else one here, I've been anxious concerning how I'll be doing as an applicant for various programs that I have my eye on. As you guys could probably guess from the title, I really hope to get into Eng Sci, simply because I hope to get into Grad School, hopefully for Physics at the Quantum Level. From what I've heard, the program is extremely challenging, but is also one of the most rewarding in terms on knowledge.
I know many of us are trying to get into the Engineering Science Program, so I thought I'd make a thread for us to talk!
The biggest reason I made this post is because I really wanted to see what other Eng Sci applicants think of my application (if its on par, above/below average) and I also have no relative 0 value, or exemplar, to compare my EC's, so I would appreciate if I could get feedback on whether they're 'strong' or 'decent' or 'weak', so that next time I wouldn't have to elaborate as much. Also, I don't know how much of a value they would attach to my EC's as opposed to my grades, especially with the low English marks that I have.
I guess the general organisation of marks and whatnot should be like:
School ranking, if known (check https://globalnews.ca/news/4405495/waterloo-engineering-grade-inflation-list/)
Grade 11 Marks + Grade 12 courses taken in Grade 11.
Grade 12 Marks.
General Description of Extracurriculars.
General thoughts about Eng Sci? I don't really know.
I mean, this is like a general guideline much like what i've seen on other threads, so no need to adhere it like its the law or whatnot.
So, in brief, here is a summary of my marks.
I go to a decent school (our school is ranked by Waterloo to have an overall mark drop of 12.5% from Grade 12 to First Year, compared to the 16.3 Ontario average, which isn't too bad).
I took the 4U AP math class at my school in Grade 11:
Advance Functions 12: 98
Calc and Vectors 12: 98
Calc AB AP Exam: 5
Chem 11 U: 97
Physics 11 U: 95
Biology 11 U: 94
Comp Sci 11 U: 93
English 11 U: 86. Low mark, I know, but I was the highest in my class and amongst the top ~7% percent of my grade.
Functions 11: 98 (Gifted/Enriched)
American History 11 U: 96
World History 11 M: 95
English 12 U: 89 at the moment, probably will fall to 88 for midterms, which are 3 weeks from now. By the end of the year, I may bring it back up, it may even go to 90.
Chemistry 12 U: 95 (it may go +- 1-1.5%)
History 12 U: 96
I also have 1 spare.
I know that my grades may seem good enough to get in, but from what I've checked, Eng Sci, and by extension, UofT Engineering only calculate your average using your Physics, Math(s), Chem and English mark. Of these, English, for me, has always been lacking. As such, I am, in complete honesty, not sure in regards to whether I'll be competitive, and if I'll be competitive for scholarships (if I get in).
In terms of EC's: I really have had no relative value or exemplar to which to compare my EC's and state simply whether they are 'good' or 'weak' or what not. Personally, all of my EC's have been, exclusively, things that I am passionate about and interests that I have. I've really done nothing just because it'd look good on an application.
I played guitar, from grade 9 to 11, in a school jazz band that was awarded Gold Provincially for 2 years in a row, and Silver Nationally for those 2 years as well. I don't know how much this matters, as I stopped this after Grade 11.
I run my own band (I manage and play guitar) and we won 2nd at our school talent show last year and are auditioning this week for this year's show.
I'm in the final stages of submitting a game to the Windows Store, which I think is my biggest accomplishment. It's in C# and I've done ALL of the coding.
I'm a part of the Presidium (Executive Team) at the school Model UN club and have received multiple (about 3-4) awards. Nothing too special, like Best Delegate, though.
I'm a graduate of the Kumon math program. I actually just graduated this Friday!
This means that I've done pretty much the entirety of 1st year math at most universities (Differential Equatons, Parametric Calc, Volumes by Rotation, Curve Sketching, etc.) which is pretty much the entirety of AP Calc BC.
I volunteer (I started this year) about 6 hours a week tutoring struggling local students for free during my spare in Math. This is done through my school.
I teach Game Development Classes at my School's Comp Sci Club, which I'm the Communications Executive of. This is sort of our Club's strongest class, as we still have 15+ kids from Grade 9-12 learning C#. without any previous experience needed almost 2 months in.
Also, (I really don't know if they'll care about this), I'll be taking part in the Ontario Science Centre Science School Program next term, which only about 60 kids get into annually, but I don't really know if it's THAT prestigious, as that may be due to low demand or awareness.
That's it! I have only innocent and humble intent in mind whilst posting this, because I really don't see any reason I would thrive off of the jealousy of random internet strangers posting harsh comments. I'm only writing this disclaimer of sorts because I've seen other, possibly well meaning, students get criticised for posting above-average marks.
Finished highschool but stuff happened in life and that consequently affected my grades- wasn't able to graduate with good grades(60-70s).
Am now doing ILC to make up for that and am redoing my courses. (Currently getting 90s)
What are the chances of me getting into mac/guelph/ryerson for engineering.
Is there a certain date i have to have everything (transcripts) in by that give me a better chance. I know mac does not like more than 2 reapeated courses (i repeated all of my courses ex. bio/chem/physics) but do I still have a chance? What about guelph and rye? What are some ecperiences of 105D students. Does being a 105D applicant reduce your chances?
I am planning on trying for the following engineering programs at UofT, Waterloo, and McMaster:
Eng Sci - UofT Biomedical Engineering - Waterloo
Biomedical Engineering - McMaster
The thing is, I don't know if these programs are realistic taking into consideration my grades at the moment:
95 - Chemistry 95 - Biology 97 - French 84 - Advanced Functions (kms) Current Average: 92.75
I still have around ~40% of the course (including exams) in advanced functions to improve my mark, but I am unsure of where I can get it to. I have physics, english, and calculus next semester so those could still possible help/drop my top 6 average. Alas, I am contemplating whether or not I should even try for these competitive programs. In addition, are there any alternative programs I could look into that are less competitive? Help.
I’m thinking of purchasing a Surface Laptop 2 for engineering, hoping that it will last 4-5 years. Is intel core i5, 8 GB ram and 256 SSD sufficient for all the heavy programs I’ll be running like CAD? The uni programs I’m applying to are general engineering for first year (McMaster, Queen's), and I am intending on going into Civil Engineering in 2nd year. I would appreciate laptop suggestions that are around $1200-1600.
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I'm a grade 12 student from Ontario and I'm interested in applying for Engineering Science at UofT. I know it's a super hard program and everyone says it's torture but I'm interested in the program because I would like to pursue my graduate studies at a top tier grad school in the US, i.e. Stanford, Harvard, MIT, etc. I was wondering if EngSci gives me any advantage of getting into those grad schools because I've heard that it increases your chances but I'm not too sure.
I'm also interested in Waterloo engineering but I feel like their coop program isn't for me because I would like to pursue a master's after my undergrad and Waterloo generally leads to a job instead.
Anyways, I just wanted to know if EngSci would help to maximize my chances of attending these grad schools in the US and if not, what other programs would help with that?
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?
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?
I am currently in grade 12, and I want to take engineering in university. I'm not 100% sure what I want kind I want to take but I am leaning towards biomedical engineering. I was wondering what university fits best and what I should apply for?
These are the universities i'm thinking of
Western, Ryerson, Guelph, and Waterloo
I currently only have two classes in first semester, right now my mid terms marks are
Advanced Functions 91
I approximate ending around with a little above a 90 average this semester
If anyone knows anything about these universities or where these grades will get me it will be very helpful, thanks