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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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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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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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HELP!! Can I get into UBC sciences with these grades?? Grade 12 BC student here
Okay so here's the story. I did pretty good in grade 11. I got 96% in Chem 11, 99% in Psychology 11, 98% in Socials Honours 11, 94% in Spanish 11, 92% in English Honours 11,  92% in Physics 11, 91% in Pre-Cal 12, and 90% in AP Biology 12, 100% in Leadership

Now I'm in grade 12 and my school is a semestered school. For semester 1 term 1, my grades look like this; Calculus 12 90% , Chemistry 12 87% , AP Psychology 88%, and Leadership 96%. My grades went downhill and now I am worried about getting into UBC. I want to get into sciences and arts is my second choice (psychology). 

If I calculate my average right now for grade 12 (including leadership) it is 90.2. I heard the cutoff in the past was 92% and now I am worried about getting in. I am currently working hard to do better in term 2 so hopefully the final mark for those classes would be at much better. Do I have a chance to get in UBC? Does UBC look at semester 1 term 1 marks or the final semester 1 marks for early admission? 

(For those asking about my PP)
I am currently writing my PP, which consists of 4 years of volunteering in the school and community, work experience in healthcare, leadership (Vice President of a large volunteering club), 3 years of Tutoring/Mentoring classes in high school, 4 years of independent research/inquiry for english honours, 4 years of performing in events (piano, guitar, choir, dance etc). I am writing about what I've learned and how I grew over the years, (I'm stopping here because this is already getting too long)

Any help/advice is appreciated!!
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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? 

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/25-unemployed-2210236

https://www.ospe.on.ca/public/documents/advocacy/2015-crisis-in-engineering-labour-market.pdf  

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/rfd-underemployed-unemployed-engineer-poll-1279404

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/chemical-engineering-very-bad-option-ontario-2070267

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/engineering-job-hunting-1980689

https://www.reddit.com/r/uwaterloo/comments/4a4pns/i_made_a_huge_mistake_going_into_engineering_here  

https://www.reddit.com/r/UofT/comments/27g4w5/unemployed_9_months_after_getting_meng_ece_from  

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/civil-engineer-cant-find-job-what-do-2146797

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/no-engineering-graduate-jobs-929981

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/meng-worth-if-i-cant-find-job-2085443

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/unemployed-engineering-graduate-seeking-advice-2088940  

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/04/24/no-jobs-engineering-students-face-tough-market-in-wake-of-oil-downturn_n_9767590.html

http://www.macleans.ca/work/jobs/canadians-arent-keen-on-graduate-engineering

https://www.reddit.com/r/jobs/comments/6seeki/2017_recent_engineering_graduate_still_unable_to

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskEngineers/comments/4molsq/1_year_and_no_job_need_guidance_from_experienced  

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/graduated-electrical-engineering-but-have-no-job-1699831
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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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Could u rewrite ur personal profile (UBC)
Does anyone know if we can rewrite our personal profile if we got rejected in early admission? or are u not allowed to change anything? anything helps ty. this is for UBC
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DO UNIVERSITIES LOOK AT TERM 1 MARKS
hello! so i was just concerned with the fact that all of a sudden my marks took a drastic turn for the worse right before my term 1 marks are over and was wondering if universities will give admission solely based on term 1 marks? or do i have a chance of fixing my mistakes and i know for fact i will do better next term will they look at term 1 or can my improvement in term 2 help?
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UBC Vancouver VS. UBC Okanagan?
What's the difference between UBC Vancouver VS. UBC Okanagan? Is it easier to get into one than the other?
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will AP chem be my downfall ?
preface: applying to ubc for the b + mm in fine arts (film production) as well as sauder as my second choice as i've finished my second unit test, my final grade for term 1 is an 86% - my total average for last year was a 96% and my pre-ap chem mark was a 93% will it be weighted differently due to AP ? or omitted entirely due to faculty choice/low mark ? i'm just really stressed ahahaha
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Hardest Units in Pre Cal 12 (British Columbia)
I was wondering what the hardest units are in pre cal 12 out of the following. 

1. Function Transformations
2. Polynomials and Rationals
3. Function Operations/Inverses
4. Trigonometric Functions
5. Trigonometric Equations
6. Logarithms and Exponets 
7. Combinatorics 

I’ve done the first 3 chapters so far and find them good so far. However I heard a lot of people say the two trig units and logs are hard. If you have taken the course, which ones did you find hard.

I’ve heard however pre cal 12 doesn’t really show up much in University compared to calculus 12.
Calculus 12 Mark Help!!
Hi, I am a current student residing in BC who is applying to UBC, Queens, Mcmaster, UWaterloo, Uottawa, SFU, and Western for Business-Commerce. (Not too sure about UofT yet..) My top choices are Queens and UBC Sauder! Mathematics has never been one of my strong points throughout my life, but I am passionate about pursuing a career in business (my backup plan is law). 

However, I feel like my Calculus 12 mark may be hindering my ability to gain admission to university. 

Sidenote: I think I have pretty good ECs including winning business case competitions, exec positions is various organizations and business conference planning committees, volunteering and leading school clubs. 

My projected term 1 marks are:
Law: 100 
French: 90 
AP Literature: 94 
Pre-calc: 95 
AP Bio: 93 
AP Psych: 94 
Chem: 93 
Calculus: 80 (This is my biggest concern, I really do find the material quite difficult) 

I am applying early action, where term 1 marks will be looked at. 

However, my calculus teacher does have a policy where if I do well on the Mid-term in December (which is term 2) that mark will replace the lowest test mark previously, which is good since there was a test that I did extremely bad on, so I guess there will be a chance for improvement, but then would I be considered for regular action

Will my calculus mark substantially hinder my ability to get in and what are some tips to improve it? 

Thank you!!
If I want to enter UBC's Medicial Laboratory science what do i apply for admission?
So i'm going to apply to UBC but do I apply for the faculty lf science? Or another science degree? I know MLS starts in third yr, so what do i apply for admission/first yr?
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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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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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Dating: Long Distance
PLEASE READ! Long distance relationships are not what they are portrayed to be. They are not as hard, emotionally draining, or as impossible as people assume. Right now, I am living 3 hours away from my boyfriend (who plays a varsity sport). We see each other once or twice a month. We are both happy, both with room to live our own lives but always being able to catch up at the end of the night. We still love each other, nobody has been unfaithful, and it is relatively easy. The time we spend together is always quality time, and I do not regret staying with him.If you love someone and think you they could be the person for you, go for it. The worst that could happen is that it doesn't work out and you part ways. It is entirely possible, do not give up just because of what you THINK might happen.

Pros of a long distance relationship...
1. The time you spend together is really exciting and precious
2. You have the freedom to be yourself and make friends on your own terms
3. You always have lots to talk about with your S/O because you're apart during the day
4. It tests whether the relationship is really worth it
5. Meeting their new friends means more friends for you!
6. Sex/physical intimacy is so much better when you've been waiting for it
7. It will show you how much your partner really values you
8. You don't need to pick between your friends and partner during the week
9. It helps keep you focused

I hope that this helped anyone that needed to hear it.
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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 ! 

Will failing a course show up on my transcript? BC SCHOOLS (gleneagle)
I live in canada, bc, in the sd43 district and i was wondering if i do bad on lets say for example biology 12 and fail. will that show up on my OFFICIAL transcript that you show ubc or any other university?
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Which/When do universities look at your marks for admission
I was wondering when universities look at your marks. I'm from BC where our school year is split into 3 terms. I've already taken, English 12, retaking chem 12 and math 12. I plan to get into engineering at McMaster but my calc mark is extremely low for term 1. So my question is, do they look at the term 1 mark first or term 2 mark for admission?
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Applying
So I'm a Canadian student who is not currently residing in Canada but I intend to apply to Canada. I am taking full IB but my predicted grades just about the requirement on the websites for the universities I'm applying for (UofT, UBC). My predicted is a 28 and I want to go on to study Political Science. My predicted are what they are but I'm very active in my school. I have a part of the MUN team (and have won best delegate), I am the club leader for TED-ED, and I am Head Girl. Is it right for me to worry about not getting in? What other things (along with improving my grades) could make me a stronger applicant?
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Ask me about Univeristy apply or university life!! (Im current UBC Science student)
Hi yall,
So Yconic was my go to info source last year so I thought I would give back to the community. I got accepted to UBC, U of T, Western, SFU, U of Waterloo and so forth
so if yall got any admission questions or questions about uni life in general I will try my best to answer
Does physiotherapy count as an extracurricular?
Hi all, 
I was wondering if physiotherapy qualifies as an extracurricular because I have been rehabbing my knee for the past 2 years of my life which prohibited me from partaking in many volunteering opportunities or sports. Please, if someone could give me an answer that would be of much help. Thank you!
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Requirements to become a Doctor
Hi, I am a Canadian high school student apiring to become a doctor. My average is over 90+ and I have volunteered a lot for my community. But, I was wondering to become a doctor, do you need to win multiple awards and be required to receive the top mark in your school?
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