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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! :)
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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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. 
MAC LIFE SCI
I am currently in grade 12 and I predict my average (including pre-reqs) will be 90%. I have a few questions regarding life sciences at McMaster. 

Do you think I will get in? 
How hard is it to maintain a good gpa for med, dental, pharm?
How many people from life sci get into med, dental, pharm?
What are jobs I can get with just the degree from this program (if I don't do post grad)? 
What is meant by level I and level II? Do I apply for level II after first year?
Do people generally like it? Is it an extremely competitive environment? 

Thank You
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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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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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Am I good enough for Queen's/Ivey?
Projected top 6 average: 93% - 95% 

ECs: -Events coordinator at a religious institution 
         - Founder/President of a school club
         - Food Bank Volunteer 
         - VP of another school club
         - Soccer team captain in a local league
         - Swimming team captain (school)
         - Basketball team (school)
         - Store Associate in a department store (only a few months so far) 

My ECs seem weak to me. Obviously all these activities were spread out over my 4 years of HS, so just wondering if that's ok, or do they just want to know what you did in G12? 
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University Applications Fall 2018
I finished HS this past June, currently taking a gap year to upgrade a few courses, and plan on applying to uni again soon. This might be a dumb question, but if I apply right now, will universities immediately begin reviewing my application with whatever's on my transcript, or will they wait until they get more info i.e. my upgraded course marks? My upgraded marks will be complete mid-November, and the other classes (YRDSB e-learning) will be done by the end of January. Should I apply now or later? 

Also Queen's and Western say "Online application forms are available on OUAC from October 1", but it seems like I can already apply on OUAC? 
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Any ideas????
I'm currently in grade 12 and I'm going to graduate next year and I'm not sure if criminology or ethics, society, and law is a good program to apply for u of t st.george campus. 
Does anyone know what is a good program to choose to become successful with social science and humanities degree?? 
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What are the best combination of Grade 12 courses?
I have to do 5 courses which are Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Advanced Functions and Calculus.
I can choose 3 courses per semester, so which courses are the best combination?
Chemistry, Physics and Advanced Functions or Biology Chemistry and Physics or Advanced Functions, Physics and Calculus? Or what else?
How do you repair an iPod Touch that underwent water damage
Hello there, I know this discussion is not related to anything about school or scholarships, but I really need some advice on how to fix an iPod that has water damage. 

The iPod is still fully functional, except that the water evaporated behind the backlit screen and I believe some LED lights burned out. Should I continue charging the iPod on a daily basis or would that be dangerous (considering short circuits and stuff alike)?

Also, does soaking the iPod in uncooked white rice overnight help?
How hard is ryerson computer science?
I never liked math but i did okay enough low 0 mid 80s in calc and advanced functions. am okay in programming. my only problem is i hate stress and anxiety and my sister droped out of uw cs into some arts program so im really scared of that happenening to me.
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*Comparatively* (to Uoft and uw) easier cs program in Ontario?
I know I know no program is easy, (nor it should be), especially not a cs program. But some universities must be comparatively easier than others, lighter load, less stress inducing, anxiety inducing, than UofT or UW.   

I like programming and I have since I was 16 but I've always dealt with severe anxiety and ocd and thats why my parents don't want me to do a hard program but I told them I want to do it I just want to do it at a school that I know I won't get burnt out of and drop out.


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McMaster Health Sci vs Western Med Sci
So I'm planning on applying to both of these programs. What are the distinct differences between the two? Which one's harder, and how? In terms of the courses you take and elective flexibility... which one is better? My goal is to go to med school, so I need a science program (DONT WORRY I LIKE SCIENCE AND I WANT TO GO INTO THE FIELD SO DONT START WITH YOUR RANTS) that will prepare me for the MCAT as well as a program where the workload is manageable and I can get a good GPA in. Also please feel free to suggest any programs you would think would fit my science interests. Thanks!
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TDSB online or Virtual High school???
Any one have any experience with either one? Im looking to take grade 12 English and Physics in the summer and was wondering how they work. Can you work at your own pace with TDSB online (e learning) or is it a set schedule? Also, which one marks easier...my grades are currently pretty good but want to get into a good university program so even that extra percentage counts. First question on yconic : )
TDSB online or Virtual High school???
Any one have any experience with either one? Im looking to take grade 12 English and Physics in the summer and was wondering how they work. Can you work at your own pace with TDSB online (e learning) or is it a set schedule? Also, which one marks easier...my grades are currently pretty good but want to get into a good university program so even that extra percentage counts. First question on yconic : )
Can't do a victory lap HELP
Ok so i planned on taking another semester to upgrade my marks. The principal mentioned the 34 credit threshold, Im going to have 32 at the end of this semester. So I'm unable to take another semester in highschool to upgrade my average from an 82. She gave me summer school, e-learning summer school and night school options along with private school.

Courses i plan on upgrading - English 78
Calculus 75

Im not sure if i should take physics, i took it in gr 11 and got 76. Im not sure if I want to become an engineer. I applied to all computer science programs and it kinda turns out I don't enjoy it that much anymore  because of my horrendous teacher, I'm still interested in it tho so I'm not sure. I was kind of interested in business and engineering kind of sparked an interest. 
And maybe a bird course like world issues or something.
is adult school also an option?

My top 6 would be 
English 78 (updated high 80s, 90)
calculus 75 (high 80s) - feel like taking it in priv school for a 90?
international business-93
advanced functions-90
cheminstry 72 (unless i take physics)
computer science (74)

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Graduate Early?
I am thinking of graduating a year early, in order to do so I would need to take 2 night school courses and a summer school course before uni. I want to go to U of T/McGill for Poli Sci, would I be able to get in, or should I just wait another year?

(my has average ranged from a 92-96% so far)
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