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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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Will I get into University of Victoria?
Hello, I recently applied to University of Victoria in the Faculty of Science. I've graduated high school with an average of 87% in Manitoba, and I was wondering what the chances are for me to get accepted to the university. I do meet all the requirements in terms of courses. Will my graduation out of province make it harder for me to get accepted?
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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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How many universities did you/are you applying to?
I’m just curious as to how many others think is reasonable. I’m going into my grade 12 year and as of right now I think I’ll apply to 4. It’s not that I’m not confident that I won’t get in, (90% average) I just want to have options.
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Will my grade 11 pre-calc mark screw me over?
I want to go into economics and I'm starting to become concerned, in pre-calc 11 I finished with a 77. I want to point out that it was not my fault for getting that mark, my teacher just hated me and marked me very badly (never below a 90 in math before that class). I'm in pre-calc 12 right now and I'm confident that I can Get at least a 90. Will universities look at that math mark and deny me even though my overall average in grade 11 was 91% (including that grade)?
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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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Overall Grade Average or Specific Course Grades - Which is More Important?
I'm a student going into my final year of high school, so I have been researching and thinking about university quite a bit. 
Many university websites and students in forums talk about grade averages being incredibly important for admissions. However, for programs that require specific high school courses, would a poor grade in one of those courses eliminate your chances of being accepted into the program? I ask because I'm highly considering applying for the Astronomy program, but my physics grade was quite a bit lower than my other grades.

In Grade 11 (Ontario curriculum), my final marks were:
Physics - 84 
Biology - 98
English - 95 
Computer Science - 95
Health - 95 (idk if this one matter as it was 3C, not 3U)
Functions - 90   
Chem - 95 
Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology - 98 
Co-op program (studying space engineering) - 95

I'm particularly thinking of applying to UBC, U of T, McMaster, and UVic. I also may apply for Biology, so my chances might be better there. Of course, I still have Grade 12, so I'm definitely going to try and my physics grade up this year and work on my math. But, I'm afraid that having <90 in physics will hurt my chances of getting on a waitlist. 
Does anyone have any idea?
Thanks guys
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High School Class of 2018 Offers of Admission
Now that school's back in full force and university applications are open, I thought I'd make this application thread so that people can see when people get accepted, where they applied, their averages, etc.

In your post, please include the following:
- 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

Good luck everyone!!
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Advice to my Post Secondary Education Path?
I am a high schooler and I am contemplating between 2 options of my life path.

Just get into a comp sci degree in a less reputable university.
or
Get into arts in a reputable unuversity and transfer to comp sci internally after 1st yr.

I have done a myraid of research regarding this matter and I have received countless of "Undergraduate prestige doesnt matter in canada". 
But what if I want to work outside of Canada, as the job market here is not so strong? Are universities such as UVIC, uOttawa...etc being recognize in countries like the US?

Also, how hard is it to maintain strong grade in Math courses in universities to be qualified of internal transferring to engineering?. I attain math grades (in high school) ranging from 94 to 98.

I know that high school grades do not really reflect the result of classes in uni. Yet, please give me a general outlook of the degree of difficulty of the courses that you need to transfer to engineering.

And which option amongst the two would you choose if you were me? 


Thank you.
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Reconsidering a BA
Hi everyone:

Background info: I'm in grade 11 with about a 94% average - plan to keep it after my exams this week! I do a lot of extra-curriculars and am an executive of an advocacy organization for this year. (Only saying that so you know changing courses would be difficult!)

I've my mind made for a long time as to what I would do for university and beyond. I hadn't figured out exactly what major I wanted, but I thought something within BA (like PoliSci, International Studies, or something else fairly interdisciplinary).
My excuse for these not leading to concrete jobs has always been that my passion is law, and I would go to school for it after.

However, recently I've been reconsidering. I know law schools appreciate diverse schooling backgrounds, and I have a passion for (particularly marine) biology. To apply to Arts & Science or Science though, I'd need to take totally different courses next year.  

My dilemma right now is whether to hustle and take advanced functions and add 4U bio to my course load for next year (would switch around my schedule and potentially do something online), or stick with the initial plan of arts. 
I KNOW I'll enjoy doing a BA and know I can get good marks. Biology? It's a bigger risk in terms of both enjoyment (which I think is important!) and also getting high enough marks to be successful when I apply to law school.

In summary: I am looking for advice as to whether I should take a chance on Bio, or stick with a BA before (planning to go to) law school in either scenario. Obviously, Bio would set me up if I decided against Law, but it's a bigger risk.

Thanks for your help. The decision is ultimately a personal one, but any insight or advice is appreciated!
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Practicing Psychology in Quebec
There are only a few different provinces in Canada that offer a counselling psychology masters but I want to practice in Quebec. Does anyone know if I have to take a test in each province or if once I graduate I can practice anywhere in Canada? Thank you!!
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poli sci/economics
hey ! just a grade 11 looking into uni's for next year !

i really want to double major in political sciences/economics, i've heard it'better to do that instead of international relations (my initial interest)

i really have my eyes set on UBC because i'm from BC, but which program is better for my interests ? i also want to take in account student life - if i were to move abroad i want to make sure i'll feel welcomed.
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Laptop for University
Hey guys, I need an upgrade for a new laptop for next year. I am looking particularly at those that are 2 in 1 that can be a sturdy laptop for writing essays and etc. but also one that I can write on for chemistry notes for example (one that comes with a compatible pen would be preferable). A lot of my friends are getting a mac laptop and an ipad that they can write on but I was thinking if there is a 2 in 1 computer that could do both it could be more efficient and potentially cheaper. I want to switch all of my notes to electronic ones and for example in calc/chem it would be difficult to type and in my opinion it would be easier to write the equations and math. I am going into BMSc (Medical Science) and my courses for next year would be chem, physics, bio, calc, and probably music and a language as an elective. With that in mind, please leave all your suggestions and recommendations bellow and even a warning on what not to get. I would really appreciate it!!!
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Language Challenge Exam 11
I have a question regarding the Language Challenge Exam 11 in BC.

*How hard is it?* 
- does Challenge exam "11" have the same difficulty level as regular language 11 courses that the school is providing like French 11 or Spanish 11? Or is it harder than the regular language 11 courses? ***Is it a beginner level?  

Would you recommend taking it if I can speak, write, read, and understand but am not as fluent as those international students?


thx
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Scholarships
Hey, so I'm going to be in grade 12 next year and am thinking of applying to some scholarships next year. I am in partial IB this year but have decided to drop it all for next year. Would this affect my chances of getting scholarships such as Loran or others????

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WIll I get in Carleton, York or Victoria?
The universities I have successfully applied for an undergraduate admittance  are :-
1.York University ( Criminology and Law and Society)  
2.Carleton University  ( Criminology and BA law)  
3.University of Victoria( BA political science)   

My academic credentials are:-   

7.6 GPA in grade 10th 
 86% in grade 11th finals  
88% in grade 11th mid term 
91% 12th predicted(based on my 12th grade mid terms) 
  7.5 score in IELTS  
 
Im expecting to score 80-85 in my 12th finals  
 I’m an Indian student.
 
How likely am I to get in the mentioned universities and courses?
Grades are there (I think) but I'm still worried
Hello,
I am a student from a little town in British Columbia and I am currently in grade 11. 
My grades:
Sem 1:
French 11: 96%
Physics 11: 96%
Coding: 100%
Chemisty: 96%

Sem 2 (current semseter):
English: 95%
Biology: 98%
Math: 95%
Social Studies: 98%

I wish to go into a Biomedical Program or Health Science as I would like to go into the field of medicine. Maybe a school such as McMasters, UBC, UVic, or UoT. But I am worried as I don't really have many EC's. I live in a very small town and there aren't many clubs. I tried starting a debate club but it didn't really work out and I am not a very "sporty" person...
I am part of, and leader of, the tech club at my school and that's about it. Is there anything else that  I should be doing so I have better chance at getting into one of my preferred schools for premed and am I doing well enough to have a chance? I am just a little worried that I am lacking and wont have a good chance at being accepted. 
Thanks!
Will universities take away my offer?
Hello everyone
I am graduating this year and so far i have received offers from SFU Beedie, U of T and Western. I already have my top 4 courses completed which are Precalculus 12, Mandarin 12, English 12 and economics 12. I am now experiencing some problem with my application and i am scared that the universities might revoke the offers. I basically told the university that i will be taking Calculus 12 (normal not AP) in next semester when i did all my personal profile in Januwary.However, i have changed my mind and i no longer want to take it anymore. i had not enrolled into the course yet therefore, there is no record of me dropping out. Do you think the universities which have already accepted me will reject me when they find out that I didn't take calculus 12? thanks 
HELP questions
I am currently in grade 11 and am thinking about going into a university commerce program, I don’t have the greatest marks so I am wondering if I have a possibility of getting accepted to UVic or Ryerson with marks such as these or would I have to improve my marks.
 Math-90% 
 Chemistry-85% 
 English-81%
 Phys-Ed-78%

**ps. if you guys know any good commerce programs, any suggestions on how to prepare or things that look good on applications please comment!
Should I accept a scholarship offer from UBC or UVic? I need your opinions!
Hey everybody,  

Based on my situation, I would really appreciate your opinions about which offer I should accept: a $26,000 entrance scholarship from UVic, or a $20,000 Centennial Scholars Entrance Award from UBC.  

I am going into a bachelor of science, and my long-term goal is to enter medical school leading to credentials as a physician. UBC might give me an edge due to its reputation, but I may be better off financially if I accept the $26,000 offer from UVic because $6000 is a significant amount of money. I come from deep financial need, and that is why I need to consider these things very seriously.  

Here are the facts:  

Pros for UBC:  
The Centennial award will appear on my UBC transcript after graduation (which would look very good to prospective medical schools). 
If I receive external scholarships that cover my first-year tuition, any unused money from the annual allotment of Centennial Scholarship funds ($5,000) could be deposited to my bank account (so I could use it in the future or for living expenses).  
UBC has the Science One program, which I have been interested in for some time now.

Cons of UBC:  
Offers less money than UVic Is not compatible with the UBC Student Housing Assistance Grant.  

Pros of UVic:  
Offers more money than UBC.
I am eligible to receive more entrance scholarships from UVic that can be combined with my current UVic offer.  

Cons of UVic:  
I am not certain, but I've heard that UVic does not give remaining entrance scholarship funds directly to students to use for living expenses or for subsequent years if their tuition is covered by other scholarships. (Does anyone know if this is true?)  

Some other questions I have:  

For UVic and/or UBC, if I receive more external scholarships than I need to use for tuition in first-year, can the financial aid office deposit the money into my bank, or save them for me in second-year? I'm asking because I know that a lot of scholarships cannot be deferred, but I don’t want to lose any scholarship funds; what would my options be?  

Does anyone know if the UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award is compatible with other UBC Major Entrance Scholarships?  

Does anyone know if UVic transcripts show that the student received an entrance award?  
 
Anyhow, those are the things I need to think about. Thank you for your feedback!
Computer Science First year
In computer science at UVic, 8 Courses in a year are full time but to grad in 4 years, 10 is required. 

As I will be entering my first year, I don't wish to overload myself with more courses that I will be able to handle. 

Does anyone who has gone to UVic for computer science have any comments on how hard or easy the first year classes are?
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