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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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Have a question about the University of Ottawa? Want to know more about our programs, student life, residences, co-op etc.? Ask a Student Ambassador! We are current students at uOttawa who want to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about our school! 

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Social Work @laurierbrantford @Carleton
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone is applying to social work at laurier brantford, mcmaster or carleton. 
My first option is carleton and my second is laurier and third is mcmaster . If you are applying or already applied then do the following:

1. Reply to this post 
2. State the university you are applying or applied ti 
3. State the grades (estimated) that you are probably entering with
4. Ill more likely try to connect with you socially if you are thinking or already applied to carleton or laurier or mcmaster

**ONLY for future social work undergraduates 
Admissions
PLEASE HELP!! I really desperately want to go to Queen's University. I am interested in the PPE program, economics program, sociology program, or psychology program. I want to go to law school after my undergrad (which has been my plan for years) so I'm not too concerned with which program I get into... literally anything. I'm an Ontario student, and I will be applying right out of high school. My average so far this year is 90, and I am feeling comfortable with my marks in all of my classes. The issue is that last year during second semester I went through a really hard time personally, and my marks for those courses were 72,73,74,78. Are those marks going to screw me over for getting into any of those programs? If I maintain an 87-93 average for my 6 grade 12 courses will they still deny my application because of those marks? What do you think my chances of admission are!
Readmission to University
Hey guys! I was wondering if anybody has tried reapplying to a University before, specifically Western University (Ontario) and has any pointers?

I got asked to leave Western for 12 months, as I flunked most of the first year Medical Science courses due to mental health reasons. I spent this past 12/13 months seeing a psychiatrist and going to college for a General Arts and Science program. I think I am finally in a good place, and ready to try again. If I applied to social science for Psychology (which turns out is what I wanted all along), is it likely I will get in?

All tips and advice is appreciated!
Career Path to becoming a french teacher
So I really want to become a French teacher for k-6 but I don't know what undergrad I should take?? I don't enjoy sciences so I am probably going to do an arts but idk what to do?? and I'm also confused on where the french aspect is in my undergrad? Can someone help?
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Social Sciences at Mcmaster University?
I read some reviews on here, and it honestly stressed me out and i now think i made the wrong choice accepting the program. Apparently they dont put enough funding, or u will be looked down upon because it is a science school. I am interested in psychology, but i am going to law school after getting my BA so it doesnt matter what my BA is.. i just dont want to be in a program that isnt good. Apparently theres lots of bad profs and one lecture hall for the courses and most are in classrooms which make me not like it... thoughts on the program and going there?
Ryerson or UTSC
I only have 4days left before I made my final decision where should I go. I got acceoted to ryerson for business management but its conditional and i feel like im gonna fail to meet their requirement while UTSC offered me Social Sciences and Humanities and id love to go to but im scared of what might i do in the future employment. Can someone feel me? Thanksu
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UTM Humanities
Would anyone be able to suggest a course of action for me? I am looking into enrolling in Education Studies for first year and wanted to know what would be the best way to get the most out of this degree? I was thinking of combining this program with a social science such as sociology so I can increase my options overall. If I had to choose between education studies and sociology, which one do you think would benefit me the most (or would be the combination be better)? I have been told that sometimes it is difficult to do much with degrees in this category, so would any senior students be able to tell me what they have done and what career options they are looking into? Thanks in advance!
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Course Help
I am going to be taking sociology in the upcoming school year. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what courses would be good to take to go along with this? Also, if anyone has graduated with this particular degree, would you be able to tell me what career options you are looking into/have? Thanks!
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University of Toronto St. George Campus Social Sciences
Has anyone been accepted to UofT St. George for Social Sciences? If so, may I ask what your admission average was and the date or time of your acceptance?
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UBC international economics (BIE)
Hey there! Does anybody know of UBC's Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) and its reputation? It is a fairly new program but it seems interesting to me with a mixed of business and courses from different faculties. If you know anything about it, please let me know!
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University of Ottawa vs Queen's University
I'm struggling between choosing to study International Development at UOttawa or Queens. Ottawa is offering a great coop however I love what I have heard about Queen's student life and the campus. Thoughts?!
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Thoughts on Yale-NUS?
I am quite interested in Yale-NUS College based in Singapore since I want to study abroad for my undergraduate, majoring in Economics or Statistical Sciences. In addition, they seem to have great financial aid.  It's a different and unique experience than all the prestigious universities in the US and Canada, which means it is quite difficult to be admitted as well. 

Anyone know about Yale-NUS or know anybody from Yale-NUS? Any information about regarding admissions and experiences would be great! 


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What shoild I minor/major in?
I'm a first year student currently in the forensic psychology program at UOIT and I was wondering what I should minor in? Or if I should do a double major? 

I'm not sure what would complement forensic psychology.. (Political science, communications, business, legal studies,  ect)

Social sci - Different ideologies between universities?
Hey yall. Hoping someone can help me in finding info on this matter. I heard that universities lean to a certain “view” in the social science / humanities department. I know it can depend on the prof but what is the general tendencies of a university to a school of thought. I am interested in the Sociology program at UofT, York, and Ryerson if that helps.
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U of T or Laurier
What are your opinions of Laurier and U of T for their social science criminology programs? Do you think it is easier to get a higher GPA at one over the other? I was accepted to both and am in the process of deciding.
McMaster Social Science HELP
Hey everyone I am a current grade 12 and just found out today that I got accepted to McMasters Social Science program, Ive also applied for two more in life science and medical radiation science. I have an average in the high 80s so I was not too worried about getting in but it is not my first choice among the three. 

Can anyone with experience tell me how is the program is realistically, the work load, the people is it really considered some what easy, and does any one know how their health studies major is? And also just for fun, what are you planning on presuing with this degree. 

Thank bye, M
Carleton PAPM vs UOttawa Polisci
For students considering/have applied to either of the two programs & for those in either program - hows the experience in both? Which is better?

I'm trying to decide between the two programs - 
Carleton offers a specialized program with specialized opportunities and a chance to build a network with a smaller student community going into the same field as you.

UOttawa offers French Immersion along with their program which is a huge advantage if you're going into politics. I believe it's your basic PoliSci program, nothing specialized but what really gives it that extra edge is to add in french immersion and co-op.

If you're debating between the two, feel free to leave a comment below w/ your thoughts!
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University of Toronto St. George Poli Sci (Political Science) Admissions???
Hi everyone! I applied to the Poli Sci (part of Social Sciences) program at U of T St. George in November and have heard that a few of my friends have gotten in with 90+ averages so far for February (first round of admissions).

I have an 85.6% average (top 6 courses) and am wondering how likely it is for me to get an offer during the 2nd round of admissions in March, or even an offer at all. 

For everyone that has already been accepted first round, would you be able to share the following:
1) date of application
2) top 6 average
3) date of acceptance

Will I be able to receive an offer with this average of ~85%? Has anyone already gotten in with mid-high 80s?
Thanks!!!
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Chances of getting into UTM Social Sciences?
I'm wondering what my chances of getting into UTM Social Sciences are. My top 6 will be
English 80
French 71
World Issues 90 projected 
World History 90 projected 
International Business 90 projected 
Accounting 85+ projected 

I know I have a lot of projected high marks but they are justified, and my early assessments in those classes show that. If I finished with the above marks, would I get into UTM Social Sciences? 
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Will I get in? (Social Science)
I applied to UTSG for social science, Western for social science, and Queens for arts. I have already been accepted to queens, and I know U of T doesn't give out offers until February but I just want to know my chances for U of T and Western. My grade 11 average was an 85% and my grade 12 average will probably be around 86-87%.
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UofT Social Sciences 2018 Acceptances
Hey, everyone!
I wanted to make a thread for people who got accepted into UofT for social sciences. Let's keep this going!
List off:
- where you are from
- what you intend to study
-  your admission average (gr 11 & gr 12)
- your date of offer
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Mature Student Wanting To Apply To McMaster University
So I am 24 years old and I want to apply to Mac for September 2019. I’m going to be taking this year to upgrade my high school marks because I did not do too well in school as a teen. I’m interested in Social Sciences and Humanities because I live in Hamilton and don’t want to move to a different city and those are actually the courses that I would enjoy the most. Is it hard getting into Mac as a mature student? My goal is to have an average of at least 90. 

I’m not sure if I should upgrade my marks through the hwdsb (Hill park) Independant study program or if I should go to St. Charles and do their independent study program? Does anyone have any advice or insight on how I can guarantee getting accepted into Mac? Or is it just too late for me?
Thanks! 
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How easy is it really to get into university?
Everyone always tells me the easiest schools to get into are york and ryerson. But is that really? or just luck? Someone said that they got suspended and had 2 courses in the 60s and got into york. Are there people in the school that really left high school with that kind of transcript? I can't seem to get my average any higher than a 78 and I'm scared I won't get accepted into any universities. I've applied to UOIT forensice psychology and criminology, york criminology and criminology, laurier criminology and ryerson criminology
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