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Nursing Hopefuls for 2018!!
There has been posts like these in the past years, so I decided to make one for 2018 applicants!

You can share...
1) What school(s) you`re applying to?
2) What other programs are you applying to as a backup?
3) What overall average are you aiming for at the end of the year?
4) For current/past nursing students, what is your advice for anyone applying for nursing programs this year?
5) Where have you been accepted? If you don't mind sharing, with what average?
6) Any questions you have about nursing! We're all here to help.

I am applying to Western, McMaster, Brock, Ottawa and some collabs!
Hoping for a 90 average this year.
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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-
Social justice

2nd semester-
Challenge & Change

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

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Nursing Hopefuls for 2019 :)
Hi prospective nursing students! Let's use this thread as a space to share information, questions, concerns, advice, and more with one another as the year progresses.

To get the discussion rolling, start off with your:
• programs of interest (both nursing and non-nursing);
• expected average; and
• career goals!

I'm thinking of applying to McMaster for nursing and health sciences as well as Western for nursing with a 95-96%. I'd like to be a nurse practitioner in the future, but do not have a particular speciality in mind yet.
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Can I get declined right now?
I currently have a 68 in functions and I am going to re take it in private school next semester. I am just wondering if a university like Ryerson would look at the 68 right now and decline me, would I have to contact them and tell them that I am retaking the course?
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Transfer Prereq
If you transfer from one university to another would you still need the prerequisite courses from high school?
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Do uni's look at your highschool or uni marks?
If you are planning to transfer would universities look at your highschool marks or your uni marks? and also, would you need to have the prerequisites for that program?
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my semester one midterm average is adding up to a 65% and i KNOW i have to work so much harder to raise them because i would like to get into brocks medical sciences program and their average is mid 80’s. i’ve gotten the result due to my grandpa being sick. i couldn’t concentrate on school because i had to spend some nights at the hospital with him. Do you think i can raise my average up by the end of the semester? i’ve got about 7-8 weeks left and it’s scaring me. 

my midterm marks are: 

Data — 55
English — 62 
Visual arts — 69 
Families in Canada — 74 

any study tips or tips to raise my marks can help 

ALSO — do uni’s look at midterm marks ?
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Difference in Averages- University Admission?
So in grade 11, I had some tough personal family issues (and also just didnt realize grade 11 marks mattered for university lol) so my U/M level course average was a 74 (thanks chem and math!) Now in grade 12, my average is a 91. But, will universities like Queen's and Western see my grade 11 marks and not accept me anyways, despite the great improvement? Or will they just not grant me early acceptance, but in later months of the school year,  will they only look at grade 12 marks and then be more likely to accept me?
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Volunteering in Nursing Program
Hi, I am interested in nursing for 2019 and visited the McMaster fall preview yesterday where I attended an info session on nursing. They said that you are required to complete 32 hours of volunteering where you are given the location where you will complete this volunteering. Just wondering if this is at other nursing programs other than Mac or just at Mac?
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Top 6 Question: ETS4U
Hey guys, 

I was wondering if a class I took during the summer between Grade 10 and Grade 11 will be included in my top 6 and seen by universities. I took ETS4U (Studies in Literature) in the Summer of 2016 (I'm a victory lapper if you were wondering) before I even had the prerequisite of Grade 11 English and I received a 97%. 
I'm wondering because I've heard that Universities will only see the classes you took in Grade 11 and Grade 12 and your victory lap if you took one. I'm wondering if they see summer school classes before your Grade 11 year...?

Thanks for reading!
Questions for a recently admitted Nursing Student At MCMASTER
Hi there. I was in the same boat as you guys like 8 months ago lol. I applied to many nursing programs and got into every single one of them. I ended up at Mcmaster main! But I applied to Western main, Western Fanshawe, Ryerson main, Ottawa,  York, and Brock. Ask away on any admissions for any of these schools. 

I also applied to other programs other than nursing. (Waterloo life sci, Mcmaster Med Rad Sci, Mcmaster life sci, UTM life sci). I know this may seem like a lot of programs and a waste of money but I had no idea what I wanted to do. And I wasn't the smartest so I was scared I wasn't going to get in. 
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Why is nursing so competitive nowadays?
When my mom went through to become an RN (1989) , she only had to do 3 years at a college, and was granted acceptance to all of the schools she applied to even after failing math and nearly failing chem lol. Today, it seems as though you have to have the smarts that would have been needed only from a medical student back then! What has caused for such a discrepancy!?
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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).
Applying to too many programs?
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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University cut-offs
I tried to post this before but I don't think it worked. When a university (I want to go to McMaster but any information is helpful) talks about cut-offs, do they mean all your grades have to be over this mark, or the average has to be over it? E.g. if you have a 70 and a 90 and the cut off is 80, will you get into the program you want?
Help!! Should I transfer to another university?
Hello. I’m an international student currently in my first year of Economics at Brock. Since I arrived here I’ve heard from many people that Brock isn’t as prestigious as many other Canadian universities.
For this reason I’ve been considering about transferring to McGill, McMaster or Western. My high school GPA is around 3.5 and Brock so far has been extremely easy for me, so I’m confident that by the end of my first year I’ll have a GPA of at least 3.8.
With that being said, could you give me your opinion on Brock? Should I really try to transfer? And if I do, which of the mentioned universities would be the best for my program? Would I have a decent chance of being accepted?
Will universities only look at top 6?
Hi, I'm a grade 12 student who is interested in applying for nursing. This year I am taking bio, chem, data, english and earth science. In grade 11 I took two grade 12 courses- families in canada and challenge and change in society. I got a 97% and 100% in those 2 courses. I know chem, data, english and bio will be calculated in my average because they're required for nursing, and I assume families in canada and challenge and change in society will be my best two other courses that will also be calculated. I assume I won't get any better than a 97% in earth science.

My question is: I just got my first test back in earth science and I only got an 75%. Will universities still judge me and even decline my offer based on the fact that I did poorly in a course that isn't in my best top 6?
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Health Science Degree
Is there any career you can do with solely a health sci degree? I do plan on continuing school after undergrad as of now, but I also don't want to put myself into a position where I absolutely have no other choice if I do feel done w school after. My other option is nutrition, but there are health science programs avaliable at more schools, and the courses seem more interesting to me...
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Ask me Anything: Ivey HBA Transfer 2018 from another university
Not going to say my university of transfer.
It's from an Ontario university but it's not Toronto or Waterloo.

I've been in your position before. I really just want to help students make better decisions towards their careers so that they can one day contribute more effectively in their communities. 

I'm the  OP for this post linked below. I really encourage that you take a read on that one too! 

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