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High School Class of 2019 Offers of Admission
University applications are open!  I thought we could start a discussion so that people can see when people get accepted, where they applied and their averages.

I found the 2018 discussion to be very helpful and informative, in that discussion they included the following information;

Program and post-secondary institution  
Date of application 
Date of offer 
Admission average (Grade 11, Grade 12 first semester- basically whatever was used in determining admission qualifications) 
Province you're applying from 
Any other information you'd like to add.
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UBC SAUDER 2019 Acceptances
I thought that it would be helpful to have a thread about acceptances to Sauder School of Business '19! Please include location, date of acceptance, averages, and quality of ec's/video interview (:
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Do universities care if a course was taken in summer school?
I am considering taking English 12 in summer school (between grade 11 and 12). I know that Waterloo does consider whether a course was taken as a summer/night/online course, at least for their engineering programs. Do other post-secondary institutions adjust your scores if specific courses were not taken during the regular school year?
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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 ! 

I Want To Be A Nurse, But Grades Are Too Low
Hi all. I'd love to be a nurse because I enjoy helping others and I'm also very interested in the medical field. However, my math and science marks are dragging me down and I realistically doubt that I can get into a nursing program in Canada. I am an Albertan student. 
English: 89%
Pre-Calc: 61%
Bio: 79%
Chem: 68%
Can anyone recommend a good undergraduate program to take to take that could help me in the future while trying to re-apply to nursing, or a program that would be easier for me to get into? Can someone also suggest a program to enter into with the goal of transferring to nursing?
Thank you so much for the help.
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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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Should I retake Precalculus 11?
Hello, 
I'm currently in grade 10, and I'm taking precalculus 11 right now. My school is semestered, so I take finish half of my classes in January. I missed the first month and a half, so my precal mark is not the greatest. I will most likely end up with about 86-88%. I know this is definitely not the worst mark, but looking at UBC and UT admissions they look at your precal 11 mark. I plan on taking AP Calc, so should I stick with my current mark, or retake the class?
4th Year UBC Kinesiology Student - Ask me anything!
I found this community to be helpful when I was applying to UBC back when I was in grade 12. Now that i'm in my final year, I'd like to be of help to the people around here especially if you are thinking of a career in health care. When I was in high school, I knew I wanted to be in health care for sure but wasn't really sure which field to go into. Studying about the human body extensively for the past 3-4 years in UBC's kin program really helped me decide what path I eventually wanted to pursue (physiotherapy).

Kin at UBC is a great program (#1 kin program in Canada, #4 kin program in the world!). I know that kin is a lot of people's second choices to science, but let's face it, if your goal is to pursue something health care related (medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing), kin courses give you so much more insight into how the body works and the science people i've gotten to meet in kin courses agree as well 

a big PLUS is that kin courses are way easier to get decent grades in than science and are so much more interesting (think anatomy, neurophysiology, biomechanics, human motor control, neuroanatomy, health care in Canada, leisure opportunities for PWD), and GPA is what gets you through the gateway to your desired future program in the first place!
Chances of getting into sciences (biology, biomedical, life or health sciences) in UBC, Calgary, McGill, McMaster and U of Alberta.
Hey guys so I want your opinions on my chance of getting into one of the universities mentioned above into the biology program (faculty of science). I got a 1210 in the SAT and did the SAT Subject Chemistry and Biology (M) and got a 720 and a 680. I got a 98 in the TOEFL. Also my overall grade 11 mark was a B+ and my overall grade 12 mark (first semester) was an A-. Courses I took in grade 12 and their marks (first semester) were:
 AP English : A-
 AP Calculus AB: B+
AP Statistics: B
 AP Biology: A-
 AP Chemistry: A
 AP Physics 1 and 2: A-
 I plan on doing the AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, and AP Chemistry with predicted marks 3 4 4.
 I also volunteered at a hospital for over 40 hours and attended several events in universities (Carnegie Mellon and Weill Cornell) and assisted in creating the chess club at our school. For UBC, I think I may have done well in the personal profile section but I accidently wrote "me" instead of "be" and submitted it. Will that really affect my application?
 Lemme know what you guys think about my marks and thank you in advance!
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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HELP!! Can I get into UBC sciences with these grades?? Grade 12 BC student here
Okay so here's the story. I did pretty good in grade 11. I got 96% in Chem 11, 99% in Psychology 11, 98% in Socials Honours 11, 94% in Spanish 11, 92% in English Honours 11,  92% in Physics 11, 91% in Pre-Cal 12, and 90% in AP Biology 12, 100% in Leadership

Now I'm in grade 12 and my school is a semestered school. For semester 1 term 1, my grades look like this; Calculus 12 90% , Chemistry 12 87% , AP Psychology 88%, and Leadership 96%. My grades went downhill and now I am worried about getting into UBC. I want to get into sciences and arts is my second choice (psychology). 

If I calculate my average right now for grade 12 (including leadership) it is 90.2. I heard the cutoff in the past was 92% and now I am worried about getting in. I am currently working hard to do better in term 2 so hopefully the final mark for those classes would be at much better. Do I have a chance to get in UBC? Does UBC look at semester 1 term 1 marks or the final semester 1 marks for early admission? 

(For those asking about my PP)
I am currently writing my PP, which consists of 4 years of volunteering in the school and community, work experience in healthcare, leadership (Vice President of a large volunteering club), 3 years of Tutoring/Mentoring classes in high school, 4 years of independent research/inquiry for english honours, 4 years of performing in events (piano, guitar, choir, dance etc). I am writing about what I've learned and how I grew over the years, (I'm stopping here because this is already getting too long)

Any help/advice is appreciated!!
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HELPP! Can i get into UBC with these grades?
I was also applying to SFU, UVIC, UofA and what are my chances of getting in to the sciences my second choice was kinesiology. My grades so far...  
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Biology 12 - 76  
Chemistry 12 - 85  
Pre-Calculus 12 - 79  
English 12 - 90  
French 12 - 95  
Geography 12 - 94
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Can i get into SFU with these marks?
I was wondering as to what the marks cut off was for Sciences at SFU? my grades so far...
Biology 12 - 76
Chemistry 12 - 85
Pre-Calculus 12 - 79  
English 12 - 90  
French 12 - 95  
Geography 12 - 94
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WILL I GET IN WITH THESE MARKS?
Hello! So i was planning on applying to UBC-V/O as well as SFU and was wondering if my grades were enough to get in.  I want to go into sciences.They are pretty low compared to my grade 11 marks. Should i consider going to college and transfer over?
Biology 12 - 76
Chemistry 12 - 85
Pre-Calculus 12 - 79
English 12 - 90
French 12 - 95
Geography 12 - 94
Will universities look at my overall academic average with all my courses or just the 4 courses related to my field?

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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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Another unemployed engineering grad...
Why is there so much hype among high school students for engineering programs when even U of T engineering graduates are unemployed/underemployed in the Canadian job market? Have these kids even done their research? 

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/25-unemployed-2210236

https://www.ospe.on.ca/public/documents/advocacy/2015-crisis-in-engineering-labour-market.pdf  

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/rfd-underemployed-unemployed-engineer-poll-1279404

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/chemical-engineering-very-bad-option-ontario-2070267

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/engineering-job-hunting-1980689

https://www.reddit.com/r/uwaterloo/comments/4a4pns/i_made_a_huge_mistake_going_into_engineering_here  

https://www.reddit.com/r/UofT/comments/27g4w5/unemployed_9_months_after_getting_meng_ece_from  

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/civil-engineer-cant-find-job-what-do-2146797

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/no-engineering-graduate-jobs-929981

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/meng-worth-if-i-cant-find-job-2085443

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/unemployed-engineering-graduate-seeking-advice-2088940  

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/04/24/no-jobs-engineering-students-face-tough-market-in-wake-of-oil-downturn_n_9767590.html

http://www.macleans.ca/work/jobs/canadians-arent-keen-on-graduate-engineering

https://www.reddit.com/r/jobs/comments/6seeki/2017_recent_engineering_graduate_still_unable_to

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskEngineers/comments/4molsq/1_year_and_no_job_need_guidance_from_experienced  

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/graduated-electrical-engineering-but-have-no-job-1699831
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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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Could u rewrite ur personal profile (UBC)
Does anyone know if we can rewrite our personal profile if we got rejected in early admission? or are u not allowed to change anything? anything helps ty. this is for UBC
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DO UNIVERSITIES LOOK AT TERM 1 MARKS
hello! so i was just concerned with the fact that all of a sudden my marks took a drastic turn for the worse right before my term 1 marks are over and was wondering if universities will give admission solely based on term 1 marks? or do i have a chance of fixing my mistakes and i know for fact i will do better next term will they look at term 1 or can my improvement in term 2 help?
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UBC Vancouver VS. UBC Okanagan?
What's the difference between UBC Vancouver VS. UBC Okanagan? Is it easier to get into one than the other?
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will AP chem be my downfall ?
preface: applying to ubc for the b + mm in fine arts (film production) as well as sauder as my second choice as i've finished my second unit test, my final grade for term 1 is an 86% - my total average for last year was a 96% and my pre-ap chem mark was a 93% will it be weighted differently due to AP ? or omitted entirely due to faculty choice/low mark ? i'm just really stressed ahahaha
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Hardest Units in Pre Cal 12 (British Columbia)
I was wondering what the hardest units are in pre cal 12 out of the following. 

1. Function Transformations
2. Polynomials and Rationals
3. Function Operations/Inverses
4. Trigonometric Functions
5. Trigonometric Equations
6. Logarithms and Exponets 
7. Combinatorics 

I’ve done the first 3 chapters so far and find them good so far. However I heard a lot of people say the two trig units and logs are hard. If you have taken the course, which ones did you find hard.

I’ve heard however pre cal 12 doesn’t really show up much in University compared to calculus 12.