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Applying to too many programs?

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I anticipate a top 6 average of mid-high 80"s. Is it too much to apply to all of these programs? I think I'm splitting the price with my parents... Western and Queen's are my top choices, but I know that they are quite competitive schools :/ 

In order from most-least interested:
Western Health Science
Queen's Health Studies
Western Nutrition
Guelph Nutrition
Brock Medical Science
Trent Biology w Health Science Specialization
McMaster Health and Society
UOIT Health Science
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You don't need to apply to 8 programs. Would you go to UOIT or Trent?

Western health science - mid-high 80s
Queen's health studies - low 80s
Western nutrition - mid-high 80s
Guelph nutrition - low 80s
Brock medical science - mid 80s
Trent biology - low-mid 70s
McMaster health and society - mid-high 70s
UOIT health science - low-mid 70s

Stop wasting your parents' money and do some research. These programs aren't hard to get into at all unless you're a student struggling to get 80s in high school, in which case you shouldn't even be going into a health science program. Apply to 4-5 at most. You can actually look at admissions requirements on einfo, cudo, and directly on the program websites. Why would you blow over a grand applying to 8 programs when you know you're only going to 1, and you'll probably get into at least 6/8. These aren't hard programs to get into. We're not talking about Waterloo engineering or Queen's commerce here.
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UOIT is my local school, and I see it and Trent as 'safety schools" which I have heard are good to have. I have researched this many times, and I still find myself coming back to the anxiety of possibly not being granted acceptance, like these programs aren't feminist studies at York either lol. 

P.S-  If I were to apply to all of these programs, it would only cost like $400, not a grand. 
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I would recommend paring down your list to 3-5 choices at most. You can do more in-depth research into them by checking on the faculty/program page for each and the academic calendar. Take a look at the program structure of each and the course offerings to see which appeal the most. If you haven't had a chance to visit the schools yet, open houses will be happening over October and November so you can get a better sense of the campus and the facilities. Also the Ontario University Fair is happening in Toronto next weekend if it's convenient for you to attend.  Each school will have representatives available to answer any questions you have about their programs.
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Yeah, I am planning on attending both the university fair and open houses! It is not that I cannot make up my mind on which program/schools I like most, more so that I am terrified that I will not be granted acceptance, and therefore want to keep as many options open as possible.
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Nutrition is the only degree on that list that is even remotely employable. Good luck getting employed with a med sci or health studies degree.
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I plan on pursuing a masters.
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why isn't med sci or health sci employable? doesn't it prep you for the MCAT and med school?
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LOL. Dude, do you know the definition of employable? Able to be employed; usable.

How is getting into medical school or preparing you for the MCAT "getting you a job?" We're talking about whether you can get a job with a med sci or health sci degree with the degree alone, and not if you strike gold and get into medical school. These are two totally different things. Get into med school first. Most med sci and health sci graduates don't make it to med school or another professional program. 
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Lol, OP, you knock on feminist studies at York when every single degree in your list besides nutrition is useless and unemployable. You think a masters in biology or biochemistry or health is any more useful than an undergraduate degree? Masters programs are for academics who want to continue on to their PhD and become researchers and teachers. If you want to actually work in the healthcare profession, you need to specialize and get a professional certification/degree of some sort that qualifies you to do that - i.e. nursing to be a nurse, medical school to be a doctor.

https://www.dietitians.ca/Become-a-Dietitian/Education.aspx

To become a registered dietitian in Canada you must meet academic education and practical experience requirements, and successfully challenge the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination (CDRE).

There, something like that. Do you see a master's degree requirement listed for any of these professions? It seems like you've made up your mind and if you have money to blow, then by all means do it. I just can't believe you're knocking York but think UOIT or Trent is better, lol. York has Osgoode Hall Law School, Schulich School of Business, space engineering, one of the best fine arts and theater/liberal arts programs in the country, and a student population of 50,000 (so lots of alumni networks and connections). You're comparing some school like UOIT that is barely a decade old, and not a single program that it's actually known for, with an institution like York. 

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/alexis-eun-young-choi-47067a27

BA and MA in Women and Gender Studies, currently pursuing her law degree at Osgoode. Her path doesn't seem any different from your own. 

P.S. I am a male and am not a women and gender studies major. I just find your posts so ignorant, that I had to teach you a mild lesson here. How naive do you have to be to see that the admissions requirements are 70s, claim to have mid-high 80s, and still be afraid of getting accepted into programs that require 70s?
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If it's true that your average will turn out in the mid-high 80s, there's no point in applying to more than like 4-5 universities. I, personally applied to 7 universities but that was because my grade 11 average was somewhere around mid-high 70s. Although I did end up with a high 80 average, I regretted applying to a lot of schools. Mac and Queen's will be a good example. I wouldn't recommend you to apply to those schools for sciences or business unless you have like a 95+ average. One of my friends applied to Mac for health sci with a 96 average and still go rejected.



In short, if you're a mid-high 80 student, applying to 4-5 universities will be good.
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