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Schulich Reference
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.
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AMA First Year Queen's Nursing!
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!

Best of luck to you all!
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Schulich Leader Application
I was recently nominated to apply for this award and I have done research for the past two years. However they say they don't want students planning to go into medicine but the research I did was medical related. Should I include it or leave it out if it might decrease my chances of getting the award? I am unsure since some the past winners participated in HYRS or things like that but I just want to be sure that it including my research will not effect me negatively
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Horatio Alger Scholarship
I was just wondering if anyone was contacted about it? Did anybody win? It doesn't look like they updated their social media accounts or website yet.
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Can i get into SFU with these marks?
I was wondering as to what the marks cut off was for Sciences at SFU? my grades so far...
Biology 12 - 76
Chemistry 12 - 85
Pre-Calculus 12 - 79  
English 12 - 90  
French 12 - 95  
Geography 12 - 94
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School life at U of A
Hi I recently got accepted into U of A and was just wondering if anyone could give me some perspective into the Campus life and city life.
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ASK ME ANYTHING !! (currently a UBC Sauder student)
Hello everyone!

I can totally understand how stressful it is to apply to universities. That is why I am here to help! 

Last year, I applied to commerce programs at UBC, U of T, SFU, Queens, and Alberta. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the applications for the above uni; as well as any general questions that you may have. 

If you need tips or help with writing personal essays for uni and stuff, I am also the go to person for that :D 

I hope you all can get into your dream school ! 

Scholarship Application :(
Hi!! I was recently completing my Loran Scholarship application and the portion that asks which university you want to attend says individuals chosen as Loran Scholars are expected to leave their home region???? I was planning to go to the university in my city but if I were to win this scholarship would I have to go somewhere else?? I understand there are different loran awards (some win $80000 and some win a couple thousand for being a finalist) so would I become ineligible to win any awards?
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Chances of getting into sciences (biology, biomedical, life or health sciences) in UBC, Calgary, McGill, McMaster and U of Alberta.
Hey guys so I want your opinions on my chance of getting into one of the universities mentioned above into the biology program (faculty of science). I got a 1210 in the SAT and did the SAT Subject Chemistry and Biology (M) and got a 720 and a 680. I got a 98 in the TOEFL. Also my overall grade 11 mark was a B+ and my overall grade 12 mark (first semester) was an A-. Courses I took in grade 12 and their marks (first semester) were:
 AP English : A-
 AP Calculus AB: B+
AP Statistics: B
 AP Biology: A-
 AP Chemistry: A
 AP Physics 1 and 2: A-
 I plan on doing the AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, and AP Chemistry with predicted marks 3 4 4.
 I also volunteered at a hospital for over 40 hours and attended several events in universities (Carnegie Mellon and Weill Cornell) and assisted in creating the chess club at our school. For UBC, I think I may have done well in the personal profile section but I accidently wrote "me" instead of "be" and submitted it. Will that really affect my application?
 Lemme know what you guys think about my marks and thank you in advance!
Schulich Award
I was going to apply for the Schulich scholarship however I noticed that the eligibility says that students cannot be going into medicine or medical research. I am not sure what I will be going into after my science degree however I wanted to keep my options open. I read some articles about past winners and some of them said that they want to pursue medicine. If someone ended up pursuing medicine after would they revoke the award?
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HELPP! Can i get into UBC with these grades?
I was also applying to SFU, UVIC, UofA and what are my chances of getting in to the sciences my second choice was kinesiology. My grades so far...  
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Biology 12 - 76  
Chemistry 12 - 85  
Pre-Calculus 12 - 79  
English 12 - 90  
French 12 - 95  
Geography 12 - 94
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ARE MY GRADES GOOD ENOUGH FOR UBC-O/V, CARLETON, U of A?
English 12 - 90
French 12 - 95
Geography 12 - 95
Pre-Calculus 12 - 80  
Chemistry 12 - 84  
Biology 12 - 85  
 I was hoping to apply for the sciences
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How hard is it to get your specialization in UAlberta (Engineering)?
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?  

Thank you in advance!
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UofA vs UofC vs SFU Soft/Comp. Eng.?
Hi! I applied to UofA (Computer Eng), UofC (Software Eng) and SFU (Eng Sci - Comp Eng)  

-Which one would you recommend and why?  
-I know about the rankings and prestige of these three, but rankings are subjective, could you give me your own perspective of these universities if you've been to them?  

I also applied to UBC but I might not be able to afford it.  

GPA: 97% -Got accepted to UofC
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EXCHANGE ABROAD?
What's everyone's thoughts on exchange programs? Personal experiences, costs, practicality in timely degree completion, full yr vs semester?
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Shad 2019 Acceptance
Hello! I am in Grade 11 and applying for SHAD 2019!
I am from Alberta and I was wondering if those living in Alberta would have a greater chance getting into SHAD then someone living in Ontario. Since competition is much higher and there's a lot more people applying over there, would SHAD pick most of the people living in Ontario? or do they tend to keep a balance range of people from different provinces. Thank you!
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Advice for a furture neuroscience undergrad?? What did you think of Neuroscience?
Hello! I'm in grade 12 and I've been accepted into Neuroscience at the UofLethbridge and I've just applied to UofCalgary and UofAlberta for Neuroscience as well. One of the main reasons I'm interested in this program is because I'm just generally intriged by the brain and nervous system, as it is so complex and impressive, and we apparently still don't know much about it. 

My question is for all former or current neuroscience students: How did you know that Neuroscience was the perfect fit for you? 

Although I have a good feeling about this program, at this stage it's difficult for me to know if the program would be a good fit for me. Any advice would be much appreciated, whether it's from students at Albertan universities or not I would still love to hear it!
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Will I get into uofa with a 80% Average?
I applied at the faculty of arts and sciences in psychology a week ago almost. the competitive admission average for arts stated low 70s to low 80s but I still did not get accepted into arts with early admission. My friends have already received their offers. Also, does the admission average go down after early admission, is there a chance I can still get into arts or sciences in psychology?
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Horatio Alger Scholarship
Does anyone know what is on the horatio alger support form? Its to be completed by someone over the age of 21 and it says that this person should verify your adversity. I was wondering what else is on it such as reference or questions about who I am as a person? I was thinking of getting my assostant principal to do it for me since I have talked to her about my circumstances however if it contains any other questions about what i am like, my involvement, and my character, she might not be the best to fill it out for me because she does not know all of it.
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UofA vs RU
I am deciding whether I should attend the University of Alberta or Ryerson University and why? In terms of the educational experience and the lifestyle of both Edmonton and Toronto. (Engineering)
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Best Commerce Programs...?
I am an Ontario student and I am most interested in Rotman and Queen's. I will probably have between a 90-92 average in my grade 12 year and I was just wondering if there are any other schools across Canada that I should be looking into. I am worried that I am not going to get into these two schools and just want other people's opinion on what schools have worthy commerce programs that I should look more into. Thanks!!
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Loran Scholarship Application
Hi everyone. I'm applying to be a 2019 Loran scholar and on previous applications I have seen a question that says list 5 of your accomplishments. What do they mean by this question???
 Also there is a section for artist/musical pursuits and I dont have anything for that (I do photography but I would put that under school for yearbook) 

We also have to write short essays and I was wondering what would be the best way to write it in terms of format? Like, is a story type of essay good or a well structured formal essay?? 

All advice is greatly appreciated!
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Chances into engineering
Im going into my grade 12 year and I was just wondering my chances of getting into the engineering program at uofc and uofa. By the end of first semester my average should be 87-89. I really want to get in during the Feb-Mar period because I live in Calgary so if I were to go to uofa I would have the get a dorm. (hopefully the spots don't fill up by then)

Summary: 87-89% average, chances at uofc and uofa.  
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