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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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Ontario Business Schools
Based on my marks and ec's what schools do i really have a chance of getting into. (Including AFM) 
(Marks Projected at absolute lowest, most likely going to be a bit higher)

Advanced Func. - 93
Calculus - 93
International business - 96+
English - 94 +
Writers Craft - 93 +
Religion - 95 +
Accounting - 93 +

Estimated lowest average (top 6) = 94

EC: DECA executive position(and competitive) , Robotics executive, internship at accounting firm as an assistant bookkeeper.

Options : Queens, Schulich, Rotman, UTSC BBA, DeGroote, UW AFM, Laurier BBA , rye saf

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1st year Laurier BBA student
Ask me anything about the BBA program at Laurier or general university questions and I'll do my best to help you out! :)
do universities care if i fail a course that is not in my top six?
So i hate this course called World Issues and it is shit ton of work and I started slacking off form the beginning. however it is not in my top six so if i fail that course will university look down upon me and not accept me? 

thank you 
Schulich First Year - Ask me what you want to know!
Hey guys! I'm a first year at Schulich Undergrad, planning on specializing in either finance or accounting. I'm here to answer any questions about admissions, student life, academics, advice, and more! My biggest decision was between Laurier and Schulich, so if you are debating between the two, I will gladly share more insight on why I chose Schulich.

My midterm average: 92
Final average: 93 
I also got accepted to Rotman, Ryerson, and Laurier for business! Ask away! :) 
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Health Science 2019
University health science applicants of 2019:

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:
Expected average:
Grade 11 average:
Course load:
What you plan on doing with your degree in this field:

For myself- 

Expected average: 90%
Grade 11 average: 85%
Course load:  
1st semester-
Chemistry
Social justice
Spare
English

2nd semester-
Bio
Challenge & Change
Spare
Data

What you plan on doing with your degree in this field: I hope to be a naturopath or chiropractor.


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Which business schools do I have a shot at getting into? (Queen's, Ivey, etc)
Grade 12 student. 

Midterm marks:
Economics - 100%
International business - 98%
Advanced functions 99%

Next Semester I have a financial securities course and accounting (hoping for a 95+ in both. Calculus - Don't know if i'll do very well, but it will not be in my top 6 for Ivey aeo, and my mark in this class obviously won't prevent me from meeting the Qcomm 87 cutoff or the laurier bba cutoff. English next semester as well.

I want a closed campus experience without commuters, so I do not plan on applying to Rotman or Schulich. I don't think I would enjoy it there. My top choices are Western (only if i have aeo), Queen's, and Laurier BBA as my backup. 

When do you think Laurier BBA will accept me? Should I even bother with the ABS form?

EC's for Queens and Ivey aeo:

Link crew leader (leader to a group of grade 9s)
Canadian tire employee
Tutor two kids through a charity
Recently started a club with my friends, but I might not write about this since it's so late and I don't have much to show for this. 

I am also concerned that I have no awards other than Honour roll and another for consistently having the highest mark in one of my classes last year? Is this bad?

What would you say my chances are for QC and Ivey? Considering my average will probably drop eventually to say a 96-97 maybe, and I try hard to connect leadership to my EC's?

I am interested in working in, or at least trying out an internship in Finance (IB, private equity, etc). Will this be possible if I go to Laurier?

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What is the target enrollment for the bba (laurier) and mathematics (waterloo) double degree program?
I'm interested in applying, but I'm not sure how competitive it is and how many people they admit each year. Also, I've heard many people say that this program is really hard... does anyone know how hard it is?
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Laurier for Communications
Laurier university is my dream school, I applied to their communications program but my average currently is a 79%, I'm really afraid I won't get in. Their cut off range in 2017 was 73%. Do you guys know anyone in the program and if so, what was their average?
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Wondering of what school I could get into for business? Thinking of Laurier. I have an average of anywhere between 88-92% while taking both maths in private school
Some of my projected marks:
Advanced(Private school): 95%
Calculus: 94%
International buisness: 90-97%
English: 82-84%
Accounting: 70% - not looking to add this in my top 6
Fitness leadership: 88-95% (next semester)
Investment and finance: 84% (next semester)

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Laurier Health Sci, Waterloo Kinesiology
Hey guys! I’m currently a grade 12 student thinking about where to apply for school. I’m not 100% sure what I’d like to be, but it would definitely be related to the medical industry. The courses I took this year were: Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Functions, English, Business, and World Issues. Currently, my number one choice is Queens Health Science, which is a new program that they are introducing for my year in 2019. I have also been thinking about applying to Waterloo Kinesiology, because I heard that they have an excellent cadaver lab and good courses. One of my other choices is Laurier Health Science, which I’ve heard has small class sizes. My backup choices are McMaster Life Science (I heard the class sizes are enormous and it is competitive), Ryerson Bio-Medical Science, and Guelph Bio-Medical Science.

 I was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on their process with applying/studying at these schools. How do you like it and what do you think of their courses, campus life, etc.
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Laurier BBA Early Acceptance
Hi, I was wondering what my chances of early acceptance for Laurier BBA are? Currently, I have the following marks for my early acceptance average (None of these were taken in summer school).  
- MDM4U - 92%  
- MHF4U - 95%  
- FSF3U - 93%  
- HSPU - 93%  
- BAF3M - 95%  
Total Average = 93.6%  
(Admissions WLU told me they would use my 4U courses over 3U/M courses if completed)

Also, will there be an optional Supplementary Application that I could do to strengthen my chances of getting Early Acceptance. I am currently on 4 Sports Teams, 4 School Clubs, have volunteer experience with Hockey Canada and the PC Party of Ontario, own a business, and have received awards for piano, and charity work.  

Also, what are my chances for Early Acceptance for the BBA & Financial Math Double Degree?  

Please let me know, thanks!
UW/WLU DOUBLE DEGREE (BBA/BMATH) ACCEPTANCE 2019
Hey guys, I'm planning to apply to the double degree program at UW/WLU! Take a look at my personal information, and let me know if I have a chance of getting in!

If you are also interested in the program, please post the following:
-Projected Grade 12 average
-Grade 11 average
-ECs.
-Other schools of interest
-When you hear back from the university (acceptance/rejection)

If you are currently/was in the program, please leave some tips and share your averages/ECs in the comments.  

A bit about myself... 
-Projected Grade 12 average: 92%-95% 
-Grade 11 average: 92.6% (includes ICS4U (90%), HRE4M (95%), and MHF4U (97%))
-ECs: VP of 2 Clubs/Councils, member of a local youth council, was a lifeguard/swim instructor. 
-Also interested in Queens' Comm, Rotman Comm, UW AFM, WLU BBA, and Schulich BBA. 

Good luck to everyone applying!!
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Trent or Wilfrid Laurier?
I plan on applying to both schools for the Media Studies an Communication Studies programs, respectively. I also plan on doing a double major in Business Administration at Trent or the Management Option at Laurier. Does anyone have any comments on the programs and/or schools (prof quality, social scene, extrcurriculars, etc.)?
Trent or Wilfrid Laurier?
I plan on applying to both schools for the Media Studies and Communication Studies programs, respectively. I also plan on doing a double major or minor in Business Administration at Trent or the Management Option at Laurier. Which school/program would you recommend?
Queen's Admission Average Cutoff
Hi! I know on the Queen's website, they have the admission average for arts as '80+'. I was just wondering what the cutoff actually was last year,  as I certainly assume it was well above an 80 lol. I know the cutoff can range from year-to-year, but just to give me a more realistic ballpark to aim for.
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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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User Experience Design
Hey guys, I'm currently a grade 12 in highschool right now and I am planning to apply to the User Experience Design program at WLU.

I've tried to do research on the program but couldn't find a lot as it is a new program and wanted just more information on how the program is like, employment after the program, the internship, studying abroad, and student life.

Any information helps :)
1st YEAR MAC LIFE SCI STUDENT - ASK ME QUESTIONS
hey guys! im a first year mac life sci student. I remember using this website a ton in my grade 12 year and I thought it would be cool to make a thread for you guys to ask any questions you have about this program!!! ask away and ill be more than happy to answer :)
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Not the Best Grade 11 Marks...
Grade 11 was by far my worst year academically and that's due to laziness (i will admit) and some personal issues, but I want to apply for university and go away. I had a 60% average  in grade 11. 

My grades in grade 11 were:
World Religions • 63%  
English • 64%  
Functions • 9% (the class i couldn't drop and did nothing in)
American History • 70%   
Canadian Law • 77%  
Anthropology, Psych • 70%  
College Mathematics • 71% (the class i was told wasn't available despite the fact that there were 2 classes for this course with 15 people each...)
Hospitality and Tourism • 57%

My top schools (in order) are Carleton, U Ottawa, Laurier  and I was thinking of either going in undeclared or straight into either sociology or humanities, I want a BA. I don't have my midterms yet or even a progress report but I know I'm currently getting between low-70s to mid-80s (I'm taking Philosophy, English, Social Justice, and Indigenous Studies).

How important are my grade 11 marks? I'm honestly not looking for early acceptance, I literally just want to be accepted. The only reason I'm still considering these school and programs is because this website MyBlueprint is telling me I'm still currently qualified for them but I don't know how accurate it is :/. I have to start applying in like a month and I don't want to waste my parents $50 per school application if my chances of getting in are near impossible. 



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Laurier BBA vs UChicago Booth MBA
After graduating from the Laurier BBA, I enrolled in the UChicago Booth part-time MBA. I must say, the difference is night and day. The quality of education at Booth is significantly higher than at Laurier. Some of the key differences
- Your classmates at Booth will be much more motivated and intelligent. This is important because a big part of the value-add of business school is the network you'll develop
- The program is much more rigorous. The faculty at Booth is much more talented, with the highest number of Nobel Laureates of any business school in the world who often wrote the textbook. The professors here don't shy away from the underlying hardcore math, whereas Laurier dumbs the material down and makes you just memorize formulas. For example, for the technology adoption cycle, the Booth professor explained that adoption follows a normal distribution with the early majority and late majority making up +/- 1 standard deviation whereas at Laurier, we were just taught that "most people" fall into the early or late majority. Also, Laurier taught me the time value of money like 4 times whereas at Booth it's just assumed knowledge because it's such a simple concept after you learn it the first time.
- There's a lot of bullshit courses in both schools like "competitive strategy" or "corporate governance" and all of operations and human resources but I think BS is just a part of business school (that's why BS also stands for business school) but the difference is that Laurier forces you to take the BS classes whereas Booth gives you much more leeway to tailor your curriculum
- Unlike Laurier, Booth has actually quantitatively rigorous classes like business statistics and Analysis of Financial Time Series whereas I took a data science class at Laurier and it was not well organized. I think Laurier was trying to build out its quantitative offering right as I was about to graduate so things may have changed

Laurier has its bright spots, like the Laurier Student Investment Fund (LSIF), but that was about it.
I almost wish I did a purely technical undergrad (I was double degree computer science with Waterloo) and just did an MBA at a top business school afterwards. Of course, it's unfair to compare a top 5 business school in the US with a top 5 business school in Canada - Booth has significantly more financial resources at its disposal.
Lauier BBA 2018- 2019 acceptance
Comment below if you applied to Laurier BBA (wlu):
- when you got in
- what avg you have
- what other schools you applied to
Good luck to everyone applying!
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I am a Second Year BBA student with co-op option at Wilfrid Laurier University here to answer your questions!
Hey everyone! I am a second year BBA student who just recently got accepted into the co-op program and I'm here to answer any questions you guys might have about the application process, marks, how university life generally is etc. I applied to a lot of other business programs, so I know a fair amount about them as well! I promise to be as unbiased as possible, and I know how stressful applying to programs is, so shoot me any questions you have and I'll help y'all out!

The schools I applied to were: Laurier (Obviously), Queens, Western Ivey, Rotman, Schulich, and McMaster!

I was also involved in the Residence Committee as a boother, so you might see me around there whenever there is an Open House! Feel free to ask me questions about residences and general first-year life!