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Scholarship Application :(
Hi!! I was recently completing my Loran Scholarship application and the portion that asks which university you want to attend says individuals chosen as Loran Scholars are expected to leave their home region???? I was planning to go to the university in my city but if I were to win this scholarship would I have to go somewhere else?? I understand there are different loran awards (some win $80000 and some win a couple thousand for being a finalist) so would I become ineligible to win any awards?
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Schulich Award
I was going to apply for the Schulich scholarship however I noticed that the eligibility says that students cannot be going into medicine or medical research. I am not sure what I will be going into after my science degree however I wanted to keep my options open. I read some articles about past winners and some of them said that they want to pursue medicine. If someone ended up pursuing medicine after would they revoke the award?
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ARE MY GRADES GOOD ENOUGH FOR UBC-O/V, CARLETON, U of A?
English 12 - 90
French 12 - 95
Geography 12 - 95
Pre-Calculus 12 - 80  
Chemistry 12 - 84  
Biology 12 - 85  
 I was hoping to apply for the sciences
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How hard is it to get your specialization in UAlberta (Engineering)?
Hi! I applied for engineering at UAlberta and I want to do CompEng with Software Option Coop but I'm concerned about not getting into the specialization. Anyone that knows if it is hard to get into it? What about UCalgary?  

Thank you in advance!
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UofA vs UofC vs SFU Soft/Comp. Eng.?
Hi! I applied to UofA (Computer Eng), UofC (Software Eng) and SFU (Eng Sci - Comp Eng)  

-Which one would you recommend and why?  
-I know about the rankings and prestige of these three, but rankings are subjective, could you give me your own perspective of these universities if you've been to them?  

I also applied to UBC but I might not be able to afford it.  

GPA: 97% -Got accepted to UofC
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EXCHANGE ABROAD?
What's everyone's thoughts on exchange programs? Personal experiences, costs, practicality in timely degree completion, full yr vs semester?
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Shad 2019 Acceptance
Hello! I am in Grade 11 and applying for SHAD 2019!
I am from Alberta and I was wondering if those living in Alberta would have a greater chance getting into SHAD then someone living in Ontario. Since competition is much higher and there's a lot more people applying over there, would SHAD pick most of the people living in Ontario? or do they tend to keep a balance range of people from different provinces. Thank you!
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AMA First Year Queen's Nursing!
Hey! I know I was really nervous this time of year last year and had loads of questions so if any aspiring nurses have any questions about Queen's nursing or applying to other schools across Canada i'll do my best to answer!

Best of luck to you all!
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ASK ME ANYTHING !! (currently a UBC Sauder student)
Hello everyone!

I can totally understand how stressful it is to apply to universities. That is why I am here to help! 

Last year, I applied to commerce programs at UBC, U of T, SFU, Queens, and Alberta. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the applications for the above uni; as well as any general questions that you may have. 

If you need tips or help with writing personal essays for uni and stuff, I am also the go to person for that :D 

I hope you all can get into your dream school ! 

Advice for a furture neuroscience undergrad?? What did you think of Neuroscience?
Hello! I'm in grade 12 and I've been accepted into Neuroscience at the UofLethbridge and I've just applied to UofCalgary and UofAlberta for Neuroscience as well. One of the main reasons I'm interested in this program is because I'm just generally intriged by the brain and nervous system, as it is so complex and impressive, and we apparently still don't know much about it. 

My question is for all former or current neuroscience students: How did you know that Neuroscience was the perfect fit for you? 

Although I have a good feeling about this program, at this stage it's difficult for me to know if the program would be a good fit for me. Any advice would be much appreciated, whether it's from students at Albertan universities or not I would still love to hear it!
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Will I get into uofa with a 80% Average?
I applied at the faculty of arts and sciences in psychology a week ago almost. the competitive admission average for arts stated low 70s to low 80s but I still did not get accepted into arts with early admission. My friends have already received their offers. Also, does the admission average go down after early admission, is there a chance I can still get into arts or sciences in psychology?
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Horatio Alger Scholarship
Does anyone know what is on the horatio alger support form? Its to be completed by someone over the age of 21 and it says that this person should verify your adversity. I was wondering what else is on it such as reference or questions about who I am as a person? I was thinking of getting my assostant principal to do it for me since I have talked to her about my circumstances however if it contains any other questions about what i am like, my involvement, and my character, she might not be the best to fill it out for me because she does not know all of it.
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UofA vs RU
I am deciding whether I should attend the University of Alberta or Ryerson University and why? In terms of the educational experience and the lifestyle of both Edmonton and Toronto. (Engineering)
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Best Commerce Programs...?
I am an Ontario student and I am most interested in Rotman and Queen's. I will probably have between a 90-92 average in my grade 12 year and I was just wondering if there are any other schools across Canada that I should be looking into. I am worried that I am not going to get into these two schools and just want other people's opinion on what schools have worthy commerce programs that I should look more into. Thanks!!
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Loran Scholarship Application
Hi everyone. I'm applying to be a 2019 Loran scholar and on previous applications I have seen a question that says list 5 of your accomplishments. What do they mean by this question???
 Also there is a section for artist/musical pursuits and I dont have anything for that (I do photography but I would put that under school for yearbook) 

We also have to write short essays and I was wondering what would be the best way to write it in terms of format? Like, is a story type of essay good or a well structured formal essay?? 

All advice is greatly appreciated!
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Chances into engineering
Im going into my grade 12 year and I was just wondering my chances of getting into the engineering program at uofc and uofa. By the end of first semester my average should be 87-89. I really want to get in during the Feb-Mar period because I live in Calgary so if I were to go to uofa I would have the get a dorm. (hopefully the spots don't fill up by then)

Summary: 87-89% average, chances at uofc and uofa.  
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What course should I take first?
Hi! I’m interested in astrophysics, and I was looking at a program that the university of Alberta offers in this field. Except what I’m wondering is, should I take a more general course before I go into a small stream? If this is the case should I study engineering, math, or physics? My relatives think I should go into engineering first, except I’m interested in astrophysics not for the math (which I don’t mind) but for the theory, and pure curiosity of what is out there. What do you guys recommend? Thanks in advance!
Is it worth it to re-take a Grade 12 Course?
Last year In grade 11 I slacked off, never really did my homework, did assignments last minute, and only started studying for exams the night before. I didn't really put too much effort into school because I thought I was going to go to the U of A where you only need a 85 average for the science program. Anyway, this year I decided that I want to apply to a very competitive program in Australia. From what I've heard you pretty much need a 95+ average from your top 5 grade 12 core subjects.

Last year I fast tracked grade 12 math and biology. I got a 97 in Math and a 92 in Biology. It really bugs me that I wasn't motivated because I know for a fact that I could've gotten a 100 in Math and a 95+ in Bio. I'm not going to retake Math 30-1 because I still want to take Math 31 (calculus) this year. But I was wondering, is it worth it to retake Bio 30 if I got a 92?
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How to improve ELA/English mark?
Hi! My name is Paul and I'm a student in Alberta. Soon I'm heading into grade 12 of high school but I am extremely nervous and stressed because I'm scared I won't be able to get a good ELA mark to increase my chances to get into university. I have always been good with my sciences and math classes with biology, chemistry, and math all being low-mid 90's and physics high 80's but I have barely been achieving a 70 in my ELA class.

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has any tips and/or advice on how to improve my ELA mark, improve my reading/writing/comprehension skills, and overall how to go about taking an English class.

Thanks in advance!

Paul
University Application Questions (Engineering)
Hi I am a Alberta student hoping to get into the engineering program at UofA or UofC (obviously I will be applying to more schools just had these two at the top of my mind). I had some questions regarding my application to these universities. 

1. My grade 11 average is pretty bad (84%) so instead I was wondering if I could apply with half my grade 11 marks and half grade 12 marks (after the first semester of grade 12) OR do they use my first semester grade 12 marks and the other grade 12 marks are predicted. 

2. Do you think I can get into both universities with an 88-89% average. Also are there any other schools that you think I can get into with those marks. 

3. When I apply in the first semester of grade 12 I will not have completed Calculus (Math 31) and assuming the answer to question 1 was that I use half grade 11 and grade 12 marks, would my math 30 (grade 12 math) be double weighted or do they only use four courses (math, physics, English, and chem. Excluding calc).
 
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Canadian University Acceptance Rates (link)
Interesting to see Canadian university acceptance rates published. I have never seen them before as they are usually popularized the top American/European universities. But here they are from most to least selective:

1. Western (31%)
2. Queen's (42%)
3. McGIll (49%)
4. Waterloo (53%)
5. Simon Fraser (60%)
6. UBC (64%)
7. Toronto (69%)
8. Concordia (71%) 
9. Carleton (73%)
10. York (80%)

Also, McMaster is 59%, which is not in the link but found with a google search.

https://www.ibo.org/contentassets/5895a05412144fe890312bad52b17044/recognition---international-student-guide-ca--march2016---eng.pdf


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TEXTBOOKS
How different are the 4th and 5th editions of a textbook?? Specifically, a polysci one? And does anyone know of any good sites to get used books from?????
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Extracurriculars
This year I will get going into grade 12 and university application season is approaching. I was wondering if my extracurriculars really matter. Im planning on going into engineering at uofa. Do they really matter for that particular university. I do have some extracurriculars such as 200 hours of volunteering at a hospital, other volunteering (debate tournament, homeless shelter, etc), mentoring new students at high school.
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