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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 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.
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?
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?
Okay so I'm a grade 12 student and I've applied to Ottawa and Western about a month ago. I received early acceptance from Ottawa already. My Grade 11 marks were ENG3U- 94, SBI3U- 96, FIF3U- 93, MCR3U- 94, ENG4U- 91, SCH- 98, and a 95 in my french presentations class and a 97 in my co-op class as a french teacher's assistant. uOttawa offered me the highest admission scholarship so my theory is that they took my top six grades or they rounded my av. of 94.75 up. This year, I have a 97 in data, 98 in advanced functions and a 98 in kin. If I get accepted to Western, which school do I choose.
I have also applied to Queens but I'm not as interested
I have noticed that there have been many threads like this ran for nursing, business, and engineering. As I am hoping to enter health science, I thought it would be beneficial for myself and those who are like-minded to share a few things with one another:
School/programs you plan on applying to:
Grade 11 average:
What you plan on doing with your degree in this field:
Grade 11 average:
Challenge & Change
What you plan on doing with your degree in this field:
I hope to be a naturopath or chiropractor.
Hey guys, this is my first post so go easy on me I'm new to all this. Right now I am a grade 12 student and I plan on attending UWO next year so that I can stay home and such. Anyway recently a representative from Ivey came to our school to talk about the program and getting AEO, general things like that. This got me interested in the program because I never really looked at it before as I haven't taken a business course since like grade 10. So the only way in for me would be to apply after 2nd year. I understand that this is extremely competitive and there are limited spots. So obviously grades must be competitive, this brings me to my first question, would a mid-high 80's/90's student in high school be able to get a competitive average in programs like nursing or health science. Also the other huge portion of the application is EC's. Could anyone who got in by being non-AEO share what their EC's were and what kind of things can I do at the "university level" to strengthen my EC's? Thank you in advance.
Basically what I said above. I just finished my third year at Western Med Sci! I know choosing a university is tough (I had a really tough time choosing) and trying to determine how you'll do at university is stressful, but let me know what questions you have and I'll do my best to answer them!
Also, despite being in third year, I can definitely answer questions about first year and all other years. I've been pretty engaged with helping out first years, so I know a decent amount about all years (or at least I like to think I do haha).
Update: I just got into med school, so feel free to ask those questions as well.
Hi, I used this forum almost every day when I was applying to university, and wanted to provide some answers for all of you! I feel like there's a lot of confusion about what the scholars electives program really is, and many of the ideas that high school students have about university are incorrect. Feel free to ask anything about western, scholars electives, or uni life in general!
I am currently doing my first year, general engineering at Western University. I am hoping to advanced into software engineering next year, and was wondering if western looks specifically at a course. Example, I was told that a guy got denied into software even though he had an average of 76, but programming was like an 80. I was also told that programming should be like at least 82+ In order to go into software , even though western website specifically says: “First choice considerations will be given to those who achieve at least a 60% in Calculus, Lin Alg, and programming”.
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?