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High School Class of 2019 Offers of Admission
University applications are open!  I thought we could start a discussion so that people can see when people get accepted, where they applied and their averages.

I found the 2018 discussion to be very helpful and informative, in that discussion they included the following information;

Program and post-secondary institution  
Date of application 
Date of offer 
Admission average (Grade 11, Grade 12 first semester- basically whatever was used in determining admission qualifications) 
Province you're applying from 
Any other information you'd like to add.
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McMaster iBiomed AMA (first year)
Ask me any questions you have about iBiomed,  res life, first year,  the culture/atmosphere at McMaster, or the admissions process for any of the following program that I applied to...

McMaster health sciences (I was rejected):
U of T life sci (deferred to Scarborough)

Accepted to
Western Medical science
Mac Life science
Western Health sci
Queens Science
Ottawa biomedical sciences
Ottawa health sciences
Carleton biomedical sciences
Waterloo life science

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I am currently in grade 11, and I always have wanted to become a doctor. But recently I don't think that's a possibility, I have an 85 in Biology, and I've been told that mark is not up to University standard, It was my midterm but everyone around me is getting 90s, and they get pretty upset about it. I've been told three times that I am not smart enough to get into any University or to become a doctor. Is it true that an 85 is too low? I am willing to work harder, and I want to become a doctor, but should I give up? Should I even bother applying to UofT or UW? I am so nervous and confused
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Anyone write the business supplementary applcation?
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HI guys... So I am applying to these universities...:

Queens U Engineering
Western U Engineering
Ryerson U Chemical Engineering
UofT Mineral Engineering
McMaster Engineering

My Grade 11 final average is a 92.38%, and currently my midterm marks for Grade 12 are:

Advanced Functions: 98%
Health Science: 92%
Computer Technology Engineering: 95%
English: 83%

My questions are:

What are my chances of getting in to all of the Universities listed above? 

Is my English mark gonna drastically affect my chances of getting in (not really good at the subject so...)?

Is the McMaster supplementary application (video interview) hard? (really nervous for this)

When do they usually start to send out acceptances?

Thank you for your time! Please answer my questions if you can! :)
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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Hello, I want to attend McMaster engineering and need some help. I am currently in grade 11 and have to choose my courses for grade 12. So far I have: 
advanced functions,
and chemistry. 

What other 2 courses should i take that will increase my average? Or should i just take 2 spares? Someone please help me. Thanks!
Mac iBioMed OUAC Help!
I am interested in applying to the iBioMed program at McMaster.

On the OUAC, when I am choosing the program to add it to my list, I am being asked to choose a "subject of major interest". That is a required field.

However, in both the Mac viewbook and website, it's stated that the majors will be offered on a competitive basis after completing first year. 

Am I the only one experiencing this issue?

Thank you so much for your help!
iBioMed @McMaster University
Currently enrolled in Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences at McMaster. 
If you have questions about it or about eng1, campus life or scholarships, ask me and i'll be more than happy to help. 
Another unemployed engineering grad...
Why is there so much hype among high school students for engineering programs when even U of T engineering graduates are unemployed/underemployed in the Canadian job market? Have these kids even done their research? 
















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Applying to Nursing after a BSc
Is anyone else applying to nursing programs after finishing a different undergraduate degree? I finished my BSc at Western this June, and I'm applying to nursing programs for Fall 2019. I'm a bit concerned because my cGPA is really low (the last two years were much better - but still not sure its good enough for nursing)... I finished with a cGPA of 73.8% (2.92) and had a 78% (3.30) for the last two years.

I've applied to a ton of programs due to the low marks - Ryerson/Centennial, Ryerson/George Brown, Trent Compressed, Western/Fanshawe, UOttawa, Humber 2nd Entry, MoMac, CoMac, Laurentian/St.Lawrence.

Has anyone else applied to these programs after doing a university degree? Or know of people getting in out of uni with a lower average? 

My next step would be applying to a college Pre-Health program, but hoping this won't be necessary so I can avoid extra debt/an extra year of school.
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McMaster Health & Society
Can someone who is in the Health  & Society program at McMaster give me more information about it? Thanks!
Early Admissions Average
The programs I'm looking to apply to have the following admissions requirements:

English 12U
Adv Functions 12U
Calculus 12U
2 of Biology/Chemistry/Physics 12U
1 Additional 12 U/M course

I have Adv Functions, Chem, & Physics (and a spare) in 1st semester and the remainder in 2nd semester. If the programs I apply to make early admissions offers, what will they use as a stand in for Calculus since there is no grade 11 equivalent?
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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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Are my marks good enough for Waterloo, UofT, McMaster??
Are my marks good enough for Waterloo, Queens, UofT, McMaster, Queens?
I'm interested in Computer Science and Software Engineering programs.

ENG4U (English) - 90%
SPH4U (Physics) - 95%
MHF4U (Advanced Functions) - 76% (I know its low, but I am going to try to bring it to an 80)

Next Semester Courses:
MDM4U (Data Management)
MCV4U (Calculus & Vectors)
ICS4U (Computer Science)
SCH4U (Chemistry) - Repeating @ Night School
HHS4U (Families in Canada) - I heard its an easy course, however I might change it to another course.

- App Development Club at my school.
- Volunteer for Mayoral Campaign.
- Web Development Internship.
- Created a few Websites for Businesses
- Part Time Job
- Going to Participate in Waterloo's Euclid & Computing Contests.
- Currently Developing an App.

Also, instead of taking HHS4U should I repeat Advanced Functions?

I’ve applied to OUAC, now what??
I’ve applied. Paid the money. Gotten the verification email of paying. Do I now wait for the universities to get back to me (how long will that take? When do I do my supplementary application?)
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How useless is health science?
Science is a subject that I’ve always been really interested in and after taking a course called health care in grade 11 health science seems like something I wanna go into; however, I’ve heard and read over and over again to not go into health sciences as it’s a basically useless degree. Is that actually the case or a slight over exaggeration? Medicine is something I’ve been looking into but I realize that you don’t have to take science/ health science for that, and that’s it’s unbelievably hard to get into and I want to take something that will give me a good backup plan too. Health science is something I want to take because it genuinely interests me, not just so I can maybe be a doctor: the fact that it combines the aspects of science (bio, anatomy) with some social sciences (ethics in healthcare, etc) really seems interesting to me. However I don’t want to go into it if I’m gonna be jobless and in a pile of student debt after four years, but at the same time I don’t want to take a program I will hate. How hard is it to go into a masters degree program? Also, I’ve heard that you can go into and work at health Canada with a health science degree? That’s sounds of interesting, is it true? Also, before anyone mentions this, computer science, business and engineering are subjects that I HATE so I really do not want to go into those. I realize these kind of questions are annoying but I’ve tried doing research and not too much has come up. Any insight would be really helpful and appreciated!!
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Mohawk/McMaster nursing program
Hi I was just wondering if anyone knew the cut off average for last years applicants for nursing with mohawk Mac collab. I originally applied for health sciences (taking a gap year) so chem wasn't apart of my top 6 so I didn't focus too much on it and it brings my average down a fair amount to an 85. Should I retake chem or do you think I would be fine with he 85 average. Also looking at applying to Nippising, Ottawa man campus and Ottawa Algonquin collab program. Any help would be very appreciated!
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Mcmaster Sports and Recreation
I'm interested in joining several clubs/activities at Mcmaster, I'm just not sure how many sports/activities is considered "too many" that it will interfere too much with my studying.

I plan on joining scuba diving, intramural volleyball, fencing, and sailing. 

Is that too many sports to join? 
Grade 12 Physics Resources
Hey guys! 

I am in Grade 12 physics right now and was wondering if anyone had any websites/books that they use which help them study and get practice tests (other than the obvious khan and https://www.physicsclassroom.com/). 

If you had tips and tricks that you wanted to post on here about how you study or any comprehension tricks that would probably help everyone!

Thanks :)
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Rotman vs york schulich for finance? Anyone in either please describe how hard it is
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My grade 12 biology mark is very low. What are my chances to be accepted into a nursing program?
I'm going through my grade 12 year currently. We get our university codes next week and I'm stuck on what path I should take. I'm taking English (92), International Business Online (94), Biology, and a spare this semester. For biology, I don't know what my current mark is because the teacher didn't return most of my work, but from the tests I got back, I'm estimating that I got approximately 62. 

I was aiming for a nursing program. Now that I look at my biology mark, I'm not too sure. Since nursing programs are really competitive and hard to get into. (+ biology is a prerequisite for application) 

Should I consider a victory lap instead? If I do, do I still need to apply to my universities with the codes?
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