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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.
Hey, everyone! I am in first year and attending McMaster University for their Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours program!
I remember using yconic a lot while I was in high school, so I thought it would only be fair to help incoming freshmen out, just like how I was!
Feel free to ask me any questions that pertain to McMaster’s Health Sciences program of course, as well as another other burning questions you may have!!
Below, I am just going to list some general information that would probably be asked:
Programs I applied to: (accepted to all)
• McMaster Health Science
• McMaster Life Science
• McMaster Integrated Science
• Western Medical Science
• Guelph Biomedical Science
• Queens Science
Grade 12 marks: (classical, academic courses. Not AP or IB)
• Biology: 99%
• Advanced Functions: 99%
• Calculus: 97%
• Chemistry: 95%
• English: 95%
• World Issues Geography: 98%
Extra Curriculars: (as an aside, I really encourage doing extra curriculars if you can handle it without them affecting your grades! looks great on scholarship applications!)
• President of Student Council
• President of Best Buddies program
• President of Band Council
• Captain of Badminton Team
• Leader of Freshmen Orientation
Many of the scholarships I won were for personal activism, student leadership, and academics. Totalling around $90,000. If you have any questions on filling out applications, please let me know!
Please, ask me anything that I have not gone over! You guys got this, you’re going to succeed and get into whatever program your heart desires! I know it can be a struggle, but don’t be afraid to show this world what you’re made of!
Good luck to you all, much love!
I am in IBDP Year 1 and I have become interested in Mac's BHSc honours program. Can anyone offer tips on how to best write the Supplementary app, or how your IB experience impacted your application. Thx.
I am considering McMaster for Health Sciences and debating taking one of their March Break tours of the campus. They only have a generic campus tour or a Science Faculty tour (that doesn't cover any Health Sci specific facilities). I haven't found a tour that focuses on their Health Sci program.
Can someone let me know if taking a tour of Mac will help me in my decision to apply for their Health Sci program? While I know it would get me familiar with the campus itself, is it worth the trek down if they don't focus on the program I am interested in?
I know that Health Sci is an extremely popular and tough program to get into, but any input will help me a lot!
I understand that there is no perfect pre-med in Canada. However, I am hoping to get into medical school after my undergrad (yes, I am aware that I might not want to do this after my undergrad or might not have the marks to do this). I know that everyone says to do a degree that won’t be useless if I don’t get into med school but I don’t care about that I just want to do a science degree. I have heard that McMaster Health Science is one of the best options. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE LIST THE BEST UNDERGRADS WITH SCHOOLS FOR INDIVIDUALS PLANNING ON GOING TO MEDICAL SCHOOL? If you could list like 10 that would be awesome! Thanks (:
I'm looking for undergrad programs that would be great for medical school. I've heard that health sciences at McMaster is a good option and I think I've heard about a program at western (not sure which though).
For the Schulich leader scholarship application we need at least one reference to be from a school staff member. Should it be from any teacher or a science/math teacher who can comment on my academics? I got it from a teacher who can talk about my leadership but now I am wondering if the reference had to be more about the type of student I am.
Hello. I am a grade 12 student and I applied for Health Science at McMaster University. I understand that the cut-off is 90% and that admission is by selection. I also know that it is very competitive and that their admission process is very unique as they admit indiciduals based off they supplementary application and their marks combined. I have just received my final grade 12 semester marks. I got a 90% in Health Science, a 90% in Biology, a 91% in Advanced Functions, and an 89% in English. I understand these marks aren’t amazing, but I think that my second semester marks will be much better (I have Chemistry, Calculus, and Religion). I am also hoping to pursue a career in the Health/Medical field (I am just not 100% sure what I want to be yet). Anyways, is it possible for me to get into Health Sciences at McMaster University despite the fact that I got an 89% in English? I know that their cut-off is an average but is it common for people to have a high 80 in one of their classes and still get in? I also applied to Life Sciences at McMaster, will I still be able to get into that program? Thank you for all your help!
I’m currently in Grade 12 and I plan on submitting a scholarship application to one of the universities that I applied to. However, if my application for the scholarship is not strong or shows little effort, would that lower my chances of getting accepted even without the scholarship? I don’t want to risk losing my entire chance of getting into this university but I also don’t want to ignore this opportunity to apply for the scholarship.
Hey! I know I was really nervous this time of year last year and had loads of questions so if any aspiring nurses have any questions about Queen's nursing or applying to other schools across Canada i'll do my best to answer!
I've applied to offer 10 programs at this point due to my indecisiveness and still learning where I want to be, I know due to me having so many schools some schools will deny me which is what I have heard.
Ryerson - Business Management
Ryerson - Political Science
Ryerson - Public Administration
UofT - Arts
Laurier - Arts
Queens - Arts
Mcmaster - Arts
Western - Arts
UOttawa - Arts
UOIT - Commerce
York- Law and Society
Waterloo - Arts
I know! A lot, but I didn't want to regret not applying somewhere as everyday I am changing my mind. In Grade 11 I didn't do so good sadly I had a 68% average, my Semester 1 Finals are a 86%. I am hoping my marks for Semester 2 can get me to 89-92%. When do you think I will most likely receive acceptances? I know my grade 11 marks may slow this process down.
I'm currently a grade 12 student in an Ontario high school. I am planning to medical school in the future. for my undergrad I applied to Mac health sci, Mac life sci and York Kinesiology. my marks are pretty high (around 92), so I'm pretty sure I will get into Mac life sci and York . I was debating between Mac life sci and York Kinesiology? I've heard from lots of people to choose an easy program so I can get a high GPA but also when I checked the statistic( http://applymd.utoronto.ca/admission-stats ) for York they were really low. and mcmaster had a really large acceptance rate but it did not said how many were from life sci and how many from health sci. Because I know that a lot of students from health science get in but I don't have enough information about life science students at mcmaster.
staying in Toronto will be way easier for me if I go to York, but also I'm scared that I won't get accepted to medical school if I got to York kine. also I'm interested in both programs but I don't know which one is better in my situation. what do u guys think?