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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?
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
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?
Application time is quickly approaching as we near the end of the year. This thread is for anyone applying or planning to apply to the University of Waterloo's Conditional Admission to Pharmacy program in 2019. Feel free to ask any questions- about student life, academics, the application process, AIF, the interview, or anything in between!
I don't have the best grades in the world and it's quite bad to be honest. None of my courses that I'm currently taking are in the 90s. Is it extremely hard to get into Waterloo's FARM program? What are some programs similar to what FARM program is offering for trash like me?
Hey guys, I'm planning to apply to AFM program! Take a look at my personal information, and let me know if I have a chance of getting in! Also, if you are currently/was in the program, please leave some tips and share your averages/ECs in the comments.
If you are also interested in the program, please post the following:
-Projected Grade 12 average
-Grade 11 average
-Other schools of interest
-When you hear back from the university (acceptance/rejection)
I am currently in 1A AFM and know how helpful these forums were for me when I was going through the university selection process. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!
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?
I'm in grade 11 right now and i really want to go to waterloo for software engineering. I know that it's really really competitive and i know i most likely won't get in but i still want to try. My marks have always been in the low-mid 90s. Right now i have a 94 in AP Math and 93 in AP chem but i'm definitely going to try to boost those marks before this semester ends. I'm not too concerned about my marks because i feel like if i try i can obtain mid 90s in all my subjects. However i am very worried about my AIF.
I honestly don't have many extra curricular activities. I just work at Kumon as a tutor and I'm in UNICEF, and math leagues I also volunteer every week at a library. If you've noticed none of these extras relate to com sci or software engineering. I just learn java at school from my com sci class.
Can someone please tell me how i can do things that are related to coding/engineering. I'm not advanced at coding at all but i am interested in it so i will try really hard to learn it. Should i try building a website from scratch or enroll in the app developer's program?
The programs I'm looking to apply to have the following admissions requirements:
Adv Functions 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?
Am trying to get into waterloo computer engineering, (its my first choice) my parents want me to get in and I dont want to let them down, my marks go as follows:
ENG4U: 50 (it was a hard course but my teacher passed me so I got the credit, it doesn't matter for computer science i was told, only since/math)
MCV4U: 67 (67 the second time, I failed this course the first time but I improved)
TEJ4M (comp eng course): 74
I have extracurriculars such as participating in online gaming shows, dont know if that matters.
I think am pretty good at computer engineering (i got a good mark on it), can I get accepted to waterloo? I was thinking of signing up for university of toronto but its been my parents dream for me to attend waterloo since its got a good reputation.
Hello all potential afm candidates, and current afm students! I notice that there has not been a thread to support our cause of getting accepted in afm for next fall! Rather odd considering the fact that around this time last fall there was a HUGE thread for it! Anyways, I think we should start out with what your marks, or projected marks will be! Of course list your extra-curriculars you plan on using, and finally how you think you will score on the AFMAA assessment! Also, feel free to add in additional details you feel are just! According to SAF they will be releasing our AFMAA question on DECEMBER 3RD! That's right! This upcoming Monday! A few little details I'd like to share with everyone: So I actually am not that confident in receiving an offer to AFM! Shocking that a thread creator doubts his chances no? The reasons being that I am currently in my fifth year of high school and I am RETAKING ENGLISH! Other than that though, I am not retaking any other courses! Now for my marks: I currently have my top six set out below as follows:
English: 86(most likely will remain the same)
Functions: 80(Yes very low, however I already took it last spring)
Calculus: 82(Yes very low too, you get the sense I'm not a mathey!)
Earth and Space Science online(because there were no in class spots during this semester!): 93
Now the reason I do not believe that I have a solid chance of getting accepted is due to the fact that I am upgrading English! I don't have the most concrete reason that I am retaking it, I will most likely write the truth on my AIF and inform them that I was not motivated during my first semester of grade twelve last year, but now I know I have found my motivation and have set future goals for myself! Apart from that however, is my relatively low math marks! I have heard of people getting in with repeated courses, and being in possession of mid-to-high 80's as their average, so that will give me some hope! As for EC's:
I played high school senior tennis from grades 9 to twelve(and the reason I did not play this year is due to the fact that I gave up my spot on the team for another boy who never got to play because there were too many good players). I was/am the assistant coach and manager for the senior tennis team at my school. I have made it to OFFSA twice for tennis, in my grades ten and eleven years, and I have been CWOSSA champion twice in open boys doubles(ranked) for those years as well. I have also been working as a part-time tennis instructor since 2017, and have worked the entire summer running tennis camps at my tennis club. Prior to working I have also accumulated over 200 hours of volunteer work at various tennis facilities as an instructor, and I have also obtained my official "Certified Tennis Instructors" certificate. I have also attended two leadership courses each a month in length(not sure if this really means much). I think the key part about writing a solid AIF is how you can translate all the activities you've done to life lessons, and experiences, and core values that you carry with you today! Additionally, I am hoping to play for the varsity tennis team for waterloo if I am able to get accepted into AFM! I know! You must be thinking this guy won't shut up! But hey, I just want everyone to come together and share their information!
Hey guys, I'm planning to apply to the AFM program and I wanted to know what I could be doing to better my chances of getting into the program. It would also be really helpful if you guys put some input in about what you think my chances are of getting in, from current students.
-Projected grade 12 average 84.5%-87%
-Grade 11 average 80% ( included 3 grade 12 courses: philosophy (90%), Canadian law (80%), grade 12 English in summer school (90%)
-EC'S: DECA, founder of "Careers Club" at my school, member of chess club, politics club grade 12 representative for student council, in-clinic volunteer for the Canadian Blood services, part-time worker at Food Basics, ultimate frisbee team,
-Also interested in Western, UofT, and Brock
Any sort of input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you :)
I'm a grade 12 student that's interested in applying to University of Waterloo's AFM program for Fall 2019. I was wondering if I could have some advice about my chances of getting accepted realistically or should I be focusing more on other programs.
I have a 94.5% grade 12 average so far. I am a member of the my school's basketball, swimming, and rugby team. I am a member of two choirs and music council at my school. I was also on my school's student council last year. Outside of school I have a part time job, I volunteer at a church nursery, and I go to a youth group.
Hey there. Its application and acceptance season again! I remember this forum really helped me a lot when I was doing apps so I thought I would post one of these. I'm currently a student at Waterloo in the archi program. Just started 1st year so the application process for me was not too long ago. I still remember a lot of the details! I also got into the University of Toronto & Ryerson architecture program. If you have any questions about the application process of those programs, I can answer them as well.
hello. i am applying for a number of undergraduate architecture programs and I have to rank them in order of interest (i know i know, the masters are ill that matter but still...). i know that i'll put waterloo as my top choice (like the rest of the world), but then im left with ryerson, carleton and uoft daniels (laurentian as a backup). i visited all the schools and i like the two over uoft since the degree is an arts degree, and there is no coop, but then i found out that only the top third of ryerson students get a coop!! and also theres like only 30 spots in the masters program and its not the most reputable university from what ive heard. but then again, so is carleton! anyone care to shed some light on what schools are the best? also i have high grades so that shouldn't be a concern. thanks in advance!
Hi, I'm a student in grade 12 who is deciding on what to do. Ever since the end of grade 12, I have been leaning towards business, but just found out how boring and repetitive it is, excluding the pay. My average is high enough for both architecture and business programs, but I am really interested in design. The main problem is that I'm missing a portfolio, as I simply don't draw anymore or simply create anything. I have lost all my drawings skills and I really don't know what I'm gonna do. Can anyone help with suggestions on what I should do, what schools? For architecture its between Waterloo, UofT, and Ryerson, thanks.