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So this is my final year of high school and I have taken the following: ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U, SBI4U, SES4U, PSK4U, TPJ4M. I have been looking at some university programs and they require MHF4U, ENG4U, SCH4U, SBI4U, SPH4U, MCV4U. I don't have calculus selected and I did not take 11 physics. Should I stay behind a year and get 11 and 12 physics and calculus under my belt before making a decision on what I want to do? Or should I just choose something that doesn't require physics and calculus and move on?
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Lol, wasting an entire year just to do two courses? Wow. Are you really gonna use that time for that? Opportunity cost, my friend. You're better off enrolling in some women's studies program and using the extra year to work minimum wage full-time.
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Ignore the first troll. I'm surprised that you can be so ignorant, though. 

Why would you waste 3-4 years of your life and blow anywhere from $50-100,000 for a program that you are only doing because "you didn't take physics and calculus in high school?" Does this sound rational to you? Let's say you get a degree in political science because your high school credits meet the requirements. What are you going to do with an arts degree in the job market and real world coming out of school? What sort of career do you see yourself in for the next 50 years of your life?

The basic truth that you don't seem to realize is that people go to university nowadays to help them get into a specific career path and field. Why would you blindly rush into university for any program when you don't even know what program or field you want to go into? What if you decide that you want to become a practical nurse? You do realize that you have to go to college, right? What if the program and field you decide to pursue later on is in college or skilled trades route? What then? 

Throwing time and money mindlessly is only for the foolish. Are you one of the foolish? Didn't Gr.10 careers teach you anything? 
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^absolutely correct, well said. 
Don’t blindly get into university when you still have not realized what you want to study. Remember, tuition is expensive, depending on various program. I don’t want to see you dropping out program that results into delay of your graduation and waste of your money. 

Personal preference: if you are staying for another year, perhaps you should consider taking coop, if your school does provide one. 
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