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How much would my grade 11 marks matter?
So I was wondering how much my grade 11 marks would matter, I’m gonna try to get into bme, ce, se at uoft or waterloo. Currently i have an average of 92.5 in grade 11 but my 3u functions mark is quite low at 85. Im most likely going to take 4u functions in my first semester of gr.12 so would my 3u functions mark matter that much ? Thanks
What are the chances of 105D getting accepted into an engineering/nursing program
Finished highschool but stuff happened in life and that consequently affected my grades- wasn't able to graduate with good grades(60-70s).
Am now doing ILC to make up for that and am redoing my courses. (Currently getting 90s)
What are the chances of me getting into mac/guelph/ryerson for engineering.
Is there a certain date i have to have everything (transcripts) in by that give me a better chance. I know mac does not like more than 2 reapeated courses (i repeated all of my courses ex. bio/chem/physics) but do I still have a chance? What about guelph and rye? What are some ecperiences of 105D students. Does being a 105D applicant reduce your chances?
Getting into Engineering at UofT, Waterloo, or McMaster...?
I am planning on trying for the following engineering programs at UofT, Waterloo, and McMaster:

Eng Sci - UofT
Biomedical Engineering - Waterloo
Biomedical Engineering - McMaster

The thing is, I don't know if these programs are realistic taking into consideration my grades at the moment:

95 - Chemistry
95 - Biology
97 - French
84 - Advanced Functions (kms)
Current Average: 92.75

I still have around ~40% of the course (including exams) in advanced functions to improve my mark, but I am unsure of where I can get it to. I have physics, english, and calculus next semester so those could still possible help/drop my top 6 average. Alas, I am contemplating whether or not I should even try for these competitive programs. In addition, are there any alternative programs I could look into that are less competitive? Help.
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Mac iBioMed OUAC Help!
Hey!
I am interested in applying to the iBioMed program at McMaster.

On the OUAC, when I am choosing the program to add it to my list, I am being asked to choose a "subject of major interest". That is a required field.

However, in both the Mac viewbook and website, it's stated that the majors will be offered on a competitive basis after completing first year. 

Am I the only one experiencing this issue?

Thank you so much for your help!
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What University to go to for Engineering?
I am currently in grade 12, and I want to take engineering in university. I'm not 100% sure what I want kind I want to take but I am leaning towards biomedical engineering. I was wondering what university fits best and what I should apply for?

These are the universities i'm thinking of 
 Western, Ryerson, Guelph, and Waterloo 

I currently only have two classes in first semester, right now my mid terms marks are
Physics 95
Advanced Functions 91 
I approximate ending around with a little above a 90 average this semester 

If anyone knows anything about these universities or where these grades will get me it will be very helpful, thanks
Should I Go Into Engineering Even If 'm Not Good At Physics?
Hey y'all I'm having a crisis.
So I think I might be lowkey interested in pursuing something in engineering?? I'm actually not too sure what I want to do post-secondary but I think engineering could potentially be an option. What I'm mainly considering is either chemical or nano at Waterloo and maybe the integrated biomedical and health science one at McMaster?? However, I'm really struggling in physics this year and my mark is currently in the low 80s. I understand all the content and everything it's just that some questions on the test are significantly harder than what we do in class and what we get for homework. Part of the reason why I'm not doing well might be because of me and just not studying enough but I feel like physics might also be a subject that I'm not super strong in.  I find what they do in engineering to be interesting but I'm afraid that I won't succeed if I'm not good at physics since the programs I'm interested are highly competitive and if I get in (unlikely), I'll be competing with a lot of people who are strong in physics. I could always apply to a smaller, less competitive university for engineering but I really like Waterloo and McMaster so far.  My back up options are probably programs like life sci but I feel like it's too general and there won't be any jobs on the market for it. Please be honest and give me some advice. 

TLDR: I find engineering interesting but I'm not strong at physics. What should I do?

Thanks!
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Waterloo Engineering Student AMA Thread II
New year new thread. Good luck to all applicants for Fall 2019!

I've finished my second year of Biomedical Engineering and am starting my third coop in wearable tech, AMA
Quick facts:
- IB grad from Ontario
- Engineering Ambassador
- Design Team member
- 2 past coops in medical imaging and digital health

Admission chances 2019: 
https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/future-undergraduate-students/application-process/admission-averages

Past threads:
https://yconic.com/discussion/waterloo-engineering-student-ama-thread/bvb18EjEPUmWAW41sIy5GAwUGPx1XTre/25/25

https://yconic.com/discussion/ask-me-anything-first-year-biomedical-engineering-student-at-uw/JbxUc9axpbCjcMFE9PRabfQkJMXDh4ej/0/25
Do you think these grade 11 marks can get me into Mac's Integrated Biomedical Engineering
Hey so I just finished my grade 11 year, I am going to grade 12 and want to apply to Mac's Integrated Biomedical Engineering Program. These are my marks:
Grade 11 English : 90 
Grade 11 Physics: 90
Co-op : 95
Housing and Home Design: 98
Grade 12 Biology: 92 (took grade 11 in grade 10 and got 88)
Grade 11 Computer Science: 94
Grade 11 Math: 89
Grade 11 Chemistry :89

Other programs I want to apply to are Bio med engineering for Ryerson and Waterloo. Science Engineering at UOFT. Medical sciences at Western. Do you think I could also get in the given programs?

To give a little more context here is my grade 12 year: (English is being taken in summer school)
Sem 1
Challenge and Change in society
Advanced Functions
Large group activities (grade 11 course to complete my shsm)
Physics

Sem 2
Kinesiology
Spare
Calculus and Vectors
Chemistry


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1st Year Ryerson Engineering AMA Thread!
To all RyEng applicants:

I'm a 2nd year engineering student at Ryerson. Feel free to post any questions regarding academia, student life, commuting, and so on. I'll do my best to answer ASAP!

Good luck for the admissions.  

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Life science or Biomedical Engineering
I’m currently trying to decide wether I want to go Ryerson for Biomedical Engineering or McMaster for life sciences and my end goal is to get into dentistry school. I’ve heard that more engineers are able to get a high score on their DAT test but I’m not sure if it’s true. Im aware that both those programs are hard but I’m also looking to see in which one I can maintain a high GPA. Please offer any advice u may have and tell me about ur experiences
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Waterloo Engineering Student AMA Thread
UPDATED May 14, 2018

I'm a second year biomedical engineering student at UW!. Some quick facts about me:
-IB grad from Ontario
-Engineering Ambassador
-Orientation Week Leader
-BioMechatronics Design Team member
-Completed coops in medical imaging and digital health

You @ Waterloo Day: May 26

Shadow Days and Tours: https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering-student-ambassadors/future-engineering-students

Chances 2018 from Prof Bill: https://profbillanderson.wordpress.com/2017/09/06/chances-for-2018

McMaster iBiomed or Waterloo BME
How do McMaster ibiomed (with coop) and Waterloo BME stack up against each other? I want to keep my options open to industry, research, or graduate school but I'm not sure which program would offer better opportunities. I'm currently debating between the two programs, and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences at McMaster
Has anyone got accepted to this program yet? (If you don't mind posting your average and date of acceptance, I'd really appreciate it)  Also, does anyone know if there will be another round of acceptances?




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Waterloo Biomedical Engineering acceptance Question
Hey guys, just wondering what my chances are for Biomedical Engineering at UW for the year 2018 and what the expected admission average is. Also, how heavily weighted is the Interview and AIF because I did decent on it, and I want to know how much it would benefit me. If anyone else is applying, what are your averages, ECs, and how well your Interview went?  

 Top 6 Marks: 
Overall: 97-98%  
MHF4U0 - 97  
MCV4U0 - 99
SPH4U0 - 97-99
ENG4U0 - 97  
SCH4U0 - 95
CGW4UP- 99  
AIF: I would rate my AIF 3.5-4 out of 5. I am really engaged but nothing super major international wise/provincial wise. I have a job on Friday and Saturday, Volunteer at the hospital on Sunday, Have over 1000 hours, Part of most school clubs and I am on 3 Teams.  

 My Interview: I did decently. I would rate my interview 5-6/10. All responses to both questions were pretty well thought out and executed. Please be as honest as possible since I really am hoping for the best. Another thing I forgot to mention was that my school might have the adjustment factor because my school's students perform the near the best during the first year at UW. Please take this all into consideration and give me your honest thoughts.
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Waterloo BME vs U of T trackone vs Waterloo math
Hey everyone
I have been accepted to track1 and BME, but waiting on math. Math and physics are my favourite subjects, but I am worried that BME will not have a rigorous enough math and physics courses, since they are taught from the engineering Dept. I also don't know ow wether to go into math or not, since I don't want to end up working at a bank. I feel as though I will end up in programming eventually, even though I have never programmed before, but I have heard that many math or engineering grads end up in programming. So, I have a few questions for anyone in BME, how are the math and physics courses? Will they become much more applied in upper years? Anyone also in u of t engineering, are the math and physics courses in depth, or just the bare minimum for one to be able to be an engineer. Any thoughts or experiences at all will help me alot.

Thanks
Sheridian College - Chemical Engineering Technology
Hi everyone, I currently have all of the prerequisites for this program in my planner.
I had a few questions and was wondering if anyone who has token a program in Chemical Engineering Technology at this or a similar college has had trouble finding employment after graduation.
Also if anyone knows what the difference is between this which is a 3 year program for an Advanced College Diploma rather than a bachelors at a University? 
I know that this program qualifies you as an Engineering TECHNICIAN and not an Engineer so does his also make a difference in hiring prospects for an employer??
This is the link to the program for more information.
https://academics.sheridancollege.ca/programs/chemical-engineering-technology
Thanks for any help!!!!
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EARLY ACCEPTANCE WLOO
Hey guys, just wondering what my chances are for Biomedical Engineering at UW for the year 2018 and what the expected admission average is. Also, how heavily weighted is the Interview and AIF because I did decent on it, and I want to know how much it would benefit me. If anyone else is applying, what are your averages, ECs, and how well your Interview went?  

Top 6 Marks: Overall: 97% MHF4U0 - 97 ENG4U0 - 97 SCH4U0 - 95 CGW4UP- 100  


gr 11 physics is a 95 only.

AIF: I would rate my AIF 3.5 out of 5. I am really engaged but nothing super major international wise/provincial wise. I have a job on Friday and Saturday, Volunteer at the hospital on Sunday, Have over 1000 hours, Part of most school clubs and I am on 2 Teams. My Interview: I did decently. I would rate my interview 7-8/10. All responses to both questions were pretty well thought out and executed.
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U of T Engsci vs Mcgill Bioengineering vs Waterloo Biomedical Eng
Anybody currently in these programs/universities or finished them, please help me out!
(or if you have just heard stuff)

I have a very tough choice to make and I would appreciate any information you could provide (or my parents will continue to ask me every day for the next few months for me to tell them I have no clue).

I like all of these programs a lot. I enjoy the bio aspect of engineering but don't want to close off any paths at this stage. I have some questions:

-how did you enjoy your program?
-how was the coop/work experience if any?
-what do the opportunities look like after (did the program restrict you in any way)?
-how are the success rates for grad school after your program (Canada and US)
-how were the people (cohort+faculty) and atmosphere? - I am pretty antisocial but love sports, music, art, and would really appreciate a diverse and vibrant culture of dynamic and interesting people. I would love to be at a place that feels alive.

Any thoughts you think might be useful at all about the program or university definitely will be!



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Chances for Waterloo Biomed Eng First Round Acceptance
Hey guys, just wondering what my chances are for Biomedical Engineering at UW for the year 2018 and what the expected admission average is. Also, how heavily weighted is the Interview and AIF because I did decent on it, and I want to know how much it would benefit me. If anyone else is applying, what are your averages, ECs, and how well your Interview went?  

 Top 6 Marks: Overall: 97%
MHF4U0 - 97
  MCV4U0 - 98 (Expected)  
SPH4U0 - 99 (Expected)
 ENG4U0 - 97  
SCH4U0 - 95  
CGW4UP- 100

AIF: I would rate my AIF 3.5-4 out of 5. I am really engaged but nothing super major international wise/provincial wise. I have a job on Friday and Saturday, Volunteer at the hospital on Sunday, Have over 1000 hours, Part of most school clubs and I am on 3 Teams.

My Interview: I did decently. I would rate my interview 7-8/10. All responses to both questions were pretty well thought out and executed.

Please be as honest as possible since I really am hoping for the best. Another thing I forgot to mention was that my school has the adjustment factor which benefits my school. This has been confirmed by Admissions officers from UW, who told one of the teacher's at my school. 
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Early Acceptance and AP Exams
So my grade 11 average is 82.2%. However, this is a mediocre average, since I want to apply for programs in the science and engineering fields. I was completely neglectful of my important courses and put no effort into them (AP Functions, AP Chem, AP Bio, and Academic Physics), resulting in mid 70s in all of these subjects. In my defense, I struggled with my Physics teacher (she was quite inexperienced and couldn't teach it), and Physics is not my forte, but the AP courses were not excusable. I also did Co-op and they gave me an option of putting it under Bio; ended with an 87. So my questions:  

1. Since my co-op mark is displayed as Grade 11 Bio, will that replace my AP Bio mark for early acceptance purposes?  

2. I was wondering if universities with cutoffs of 70s-80s (e.g. Brock, Ryerson, UOIT, Trent) would do early acceptance with my G11 average?  

3. I decided only keep AP Chem and AP Bio this year (I'm actually doing alright in AP Chem due to dedication, have AP Bio next semester). How do universities recognize AP Exam scores? Will they give you extra recognition?  

4. How hard is AP Bio? What are some tips on how I can manage it? I'm performing well in AP Chem because I did textbook questions and did well on labs, not sure if that's the same for Bio.  

5. If you get denied/ from a program (lets say from first round), can you get reconsideration in the second round?
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Engineering Acceptance Thread 2018
Hello!
This thread is for people who have gotten into any engineering program in any university. If you could please share...

-your average 
-what program you got in to
-what university
-your extracurriculars 
-anything else that could benefit your admission

This could really help people who want to know what average they could get in with and what competition to expect. 

Even if you did not yet get an acceptance, please do not hesitate to share your average and what you expect to get in to, I believe if you do get an acceptance you will be able to edit it afterward.

Thank you for contributing!
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