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Nutrition and Health (HFA4U1) or Challenges and Change in Society (HSB4U1)?
I was wondering if anybody knew which one of these courses is easier. because I have a pretty heavy course selection for grade 12 and I was wondering which course would be easy in terms of content
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York Region District School Board - Withdrawing Grade 12 Kinesiology in Grade 11
Hello everybody, I'm currently in Grade 11 and I would like to withdraw from Grade 12 Kinesiology. I have already completed 28 credits (as of February 2019) so I only need 2 more credits to graduate from high school. I'm not planning to graduate early, that's why I wanted to take Kinesiology this coming September during my last year of high school. My other courses for this semester are Co-op (2 credits) and Grade 11 Geography (1 credit), which totals to 3 credits this semester without Kinesiology. I am also taking Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors at a night school so technically, I will still have 4 credits altogether without Kinesiology.  

Do you think it is possible to withdraw from Grade 12 Kinesiology? Do you think the guidance counselors will accept my decision?
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Join UofT / Uzone Applicant Status
My status for my UofT application says "pending review" , does anyone know when this will change? Also the same for my Uottawa application it says "under evaluation",  anyone know when that might change?
Can I Get Into Uni??
Can anyone tell me what my chances are for getting into UofT in February for the Kinesiology program. I had the following grades first semester 1. Advanced Functions - 76% 2. Kinesiology - 96% 3. World Issues - 92% For UofT kinesology the prerequisites are advanced functions, kinesiology, biology, English and 2 other U/M courses. It says mid to high 80s. My overall average for 1st semester was 88%. So what are my chances of getting in? Any help is great, thanks.
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U of T Admissions
Can anyone tell me what my chances are for getting into UofT in February for the Kinesiology program. I had the following grades first semester
1. Advanced Functions - 76%
2. Kinesiology - 96%
3. World Issues - 92%
For UofT kinesology the prerequisites are advanced functions, kinesiology,  biology, English and 2 other U/M courses. It says mid to high 80s. My overall average for 1st semester was 88%. So what are my chances of getting in? Any help is great, thanks.
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Is Biochemistry a good undergrad for Medical School?
Hello,

I'm having some trouble deciding what I should choose as my undergrad program? (I'm in grade 11 by the way)

I'm hoping to pursue a career in medicine after completing my undergraduate degree.

Biochemistry is what I'm leaning towards currently, but I've heard people say that taking science courses will lower my GPA.

I do feel like I am completely capable of maintaining a high GPA (I have a 98 average in grade 11) but I'd still like to hears other's advice.

Thanks
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2019 Acceptances Queens University
Has anyone been accepted to Queens University for September 2019? If so what was the admission average and for what program?
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Making up ECs on Queen's PSE
How easy is it to lie on the PSE and just create ECs you never did? Is there any real way for them to verify anything? And who would you put as a verifier? Just wondering because I know people who are doing this.
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Mac Health Sci Application
Hey guys, so I'm done the first 2 questions of the sup app. and I'm having a little difficulty answering the third. Are we writing about possible factors that inspired the physicians to further investigate the condition? Or are we stating our own conclusions as to why we think the migrants may have developed it? 

This can also be an advice/question thread for any of the questions/process of writing the application!!!
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Gr. 12 courses for Psych (BA)?
So I am planning on applying to Psychology (BA) programs for universities next year (My number one school is University of Guelph btw). I am currently in grade 11 and have to soon choose my courses for next year, I am aware that the only courses for this program that are required are English and 5 other U/M courses. I am here to ask what other courses I should take that will help me when I do make it to university for Psych. I am thinking of taking Bio and a math, but I am not sure if I will really need it as it not a requirement. So will taking bio and math increase my chances of getting in? So if anyone could offer me some advice on what to take based off their own experience or what they've heard about Psych courses? That would be great! Thanks! (I posted this question before to but forgot to ask if it improves my chances of getting in if I take the recommended courses too instead of just the required)
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Nursing Applicants for Fall 2019!
Hey everyone! I had a lot of success with my last post so I figured I would make another one for this year's applicant pool. I'm a current nursing student at McMaster University. If you have any questions for me, drop them down below :)
ENGINEERING UNDERGRAD
HI guys... So I am applying to these universities...:

Queens U Engineering
Western U Engineering
Ryerson U Chemical Engineering
UofT Mineral Engineering
McMaster Engineering

My Grade 11 final average is a 92.38%, and currently my midterm marks for Grade 12 are:

Advanced Functions: 98%
Health Science: 92%
Computer Technology Engineering: 95%
English: 83%

My questions are:

What are my chances of getting in to all of the Universities listed above? 

Is my English mark gonna drastically affect my chances of getting in (not really good at the subject so...)?

Is the McMaster supplementary application (video interview) hard? (really nervous for this)

When do they usually start to send out acceptances?

Thank you for your time! Please answer my questions if you can! :)
Re-taking/Upgrading MCV4U?
So far, I've done 3 unit tests (out of 9?) for MCV4U. First one was alright but the other two were really bad. Last time I checked, my mark was around 68%. As a result, I'm considering whether or not I should re-take or upgrade the course to boost up my marks through Virtual High School. 

Virtual High School says that if you are going to take an upgrading course, your original course has to be finished. I will finish Calculus sometime during June and I'm not sure when universities will accept you.

So should I re-take the course or wait to do the upgrade course version in June?

The ironic part is, this is the same teacher I've had for MHF4U online in summer school. I got the second highest mark in the class (96%) and highest on the exam (93%). Now in his MCV4U class,  I'm probably getting one of the lowest. 
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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McMaster vs. Waterloo
Hi there, I'm considering schools for Life Science and I've narrowed my top options down to Waterloo and McMaster. I like both schools but I would like some information regarding student life, clubs, etc. at both schools so I can make a better choice. If anyone could help me, it would be much appreciated.

Edit: I've been reading McMaster has a "work hard play hard" balance, and Waterloo is highly cutthroat and competitive leading to many dropouts due to depression. This is slightly leaning me towards McMaster, but if anyone can brush me up, it would be really great. I'm super confused as it is right now, cause I can't really validate the authenticity of these statements.
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AMA: Brock BAcc Graduate, Carleton MAcc Graduate, Big 4 Employee
My name is Neal, and I graduated from Brock's Bachelor of Accounting Co-op program in 2016 and Carleton's Master of Accounting program in 2017. I was a yconic Student Ambassador for 2016-17. Although I work full-time at PwC now, I'm still around answering questions about accounting as a career and universities. 

My co-op work experience includes:
-Corporate Accounting, Henkel (Germany)
-Assurance and Tax, Collins Barrow
-Risk Assurance, Ernst and Young

I currently work at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance. . 

A snapshot of my time at Brock:  
-Served as an executive for several clubs  
-Participated in numerous internal/external case competitions and conferences  
-Served as a Tutorial Leader for Brock's first-year Macroeconomics course  
-Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma (the top 10% of Goodman get invited)  
-Did co-ops and internships with 3 different companies in corporate accounting, assurance, tax and risk assurance located in Germany and Canada  
-Participated in a short-term exchange to France  
-Volunteered for the business school's Career Services office, where I critiqued students' resumes  
-Lived in residence (first-year) and off campus

A snapshot of my time at Carleton:  
-President of the Sprott MAcc Society  

Feel free to ask me questions below! Or you can add me on LinkedIn if you'd like to send a private message (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsengupta).
English Proficiency Test Exemption
My situation: I arrived in Canada nearly three years ago and entered secondary school a month after the 2nd semester started as a grade 10 student. I was told by We Welcome the World in Peel to repeat grade 9 English which I did. With my year off I have more time to prepare for post-secondary and I'm looking over admission requirements (specifically the English Language section) in Ontario Universities. They require a student to be educated fully for four years in a Canadian high school or countries that are exempted from the English Proficiency Examination (ie Jamaica, US, UK).

The curriculum in my home country (the Philippines) is taught in English, all the courses I did during grade 9 and 10 in the Philippines were taught in English with the exception of my Filipino course. I didn't go to an international school nor did I do IB. I did well in my English courses here in Canada mostly with a final mark of 89-93 all throughout grade 9-12. How do I appeal for an exemption from providing an English Proficiency proof to universities that I'm trying to apply to? I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a test result that would only be valid for two years.

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YRDSB e-Learning Night School
Anyone ever taken any courses through e-Learning Night School? How do they send your marks to OUAC? Do they send midterm grades or final grades?
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When is the best time to apply for university?
Is there any real advantage to applying early, or is anytime fine as long as it's before the deadline? Personally I'm thinking of applying in mid-November, and I'm wondering if that's too late. I'm a 105D applicant.
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Degree/Diploma type
I'm a 105d applicant currently in grade 12 in academic background it asks for degree/diploma type what should I select.
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