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Nursing Hopefuls for 2019 :)
Hi prospective nursing students! Let's use this thread as a space to share information, questions, concerns, advice, and more with one another as the year progresses.

To get the discussion rolling, start off with your:
• programs of interest (both nursing and non-nursing);
• expected average; and
• career goals!

I'm thinking of applying to McMaster for nursing and health sciences as well as Western for nursing with a 95-96%. I'd like to be a nurse practitioner in the future, but do not have a particular speciality in mind yet.
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Best Pre-Med Options
I understand that there is no perfect pre-med in Canada. However, I am hoping to get into medical school after my undergrad (yes, I am aware that I might not want to do this after my undergrad or might not have the marks to do this). I know that everyone says to do a degree that won’t be useless if I don’t get into med school but I don’t care about that I just want to do a science degree. I have heard that McMaster Health Science is one of the best options. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE LIST THE BEST UNDERGRADS WITH SCHOOLS FOR INDIVIDUALS PLANNING ON GOING TO MEDICAL SCHOOL? If you could list like 10 that would be awesome! Thanks (:
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When do you think I will receive acceptances?
I've applied to offer 10 programs at this point due to my indecisiveness and still learning where I want to be, I know due to me having so many schools some schools will deny me which is what I have heard.


Ryerson - Business Management
Ryerson - Political Science
Ryerson - Public Administration
UofT - Arts
Laurier - Arts
Queens - Arts
Mcmaster - Arts
Western - Arts
UOttawa - Arts
UOIT - Commerce
York- Sociology 
York- Law and Society
Waterloo - Arts

I know! A lot, but I didn't want to regret not applying somewhere as everyday I am changing my mind. In Grade 11 I didn't do so good sadly I had a 68% average, my Semester 1 Finals are a 86%. I am hoping my marks for Semester 2 can get me to 89-92%. When do you think I will most likely receive acceptances? I know my grade 11 marks may slow this process down.
OUAC 105 D Application
Hi I'm applying through the 105 D application due to the fact that I'm not in high school anymore. In my application under the 'Academic Background" tab i put down various nightschools and higshcool attended. But my questions is, when it asks "highest year level achieved" what do i put down? i been to that highschool all 4 years and passed through all my nightschools with high marks, but the night schools are only 1 semester long each. so what do i put down in highest year level achieved in each?
Health Science 2019
University health science applicants of 2019:

I have noticed that there have been many threads like this ran for nursing, business, and engineering. As I am hoping to enter health science, I thought it would be beneficial for myself and those who are like-minded to share a few things with one another:

School/programs you plan on applying to:
Expected average:
Grade 11 average:
Course load:
What you plan on doing with your degree in this field:

For myself- 

Expected average: 90%
Grade 11 average: 85%
Course load:  
1st semester-
Social justice

2nd semester-
Challenge & Change

What you plan on doing with your degree in this field: I hope to be a naturopath or chiropractor.

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UOIT B.Ed after Schulich BBA.
Hi Everyone!
SO, long story short, I graduated from Schulich in 2017 with a 5.6 GPA (sigh, had lots of trouble during my first two years). So far I've been working as a Senior at Sephora teaching and training, and just realized I should apply to teaching school since Ive always loved teaching. I do have 3 years of experience teaching at Sunday School (from high school) and did go to a full-french school from Kindergarten to grade 12 (bilingual).

With that being said, I was hoping someone could answer a few of my questions to shed some light on what I'm planning for the next year for Fall 2020 Entry into Teaching School.

Here's some further info: 
- I am extremely interested in the UOIT Consecutive B.ed. Secondary program, but also open to other options nearby.

My AVG in my best 10 full‑year or best 20 half‑year courses completed is a 7 on the dot (B+).
My GPA in 10 half-year courses (first teachable subject being Business, Obviously, which I believe falls under Math) is a 7.2.
Now, does Social Sciences (i.e. Psychology classes) count as a second teachable subject??
If so, my average in a second teaching subject in 6 half-year courses is a 6.67.

Thoughts? Advice? THankyouuu <3 

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OUAC 105 D Acceptances 2018
Hi, I'm writing to ask if anyone had been accepted for upcoming September year? Also what was your program and average for getting in if you don't mind me asking.
Can I get declined right now?
I currently have a 68 in functions and I am going to re take it in private school next semester. I am just wondering if a university like Ryerson would look at the 68 right now and decline me, would I have to contact them and tell them that I am retaking the course?
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Will I get into UOIT Engineering? HELP
Hey, Will I get into either software or mechanical engineering at UOIT for Sept-2019 with a 75-83% avg?
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Why is nursing so competitive nowadays?
When my mom went through to become an RN (1989) , she only had to do 3 years at a college, and was granted acceptance to all of the schools she applied to even after failing math and nearly failing chem lol. Today, it seems as though you have to have the smarts that would have been needed only from a medical student back then! What has caused for such a discrepancy!?
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carleton vs uoit
i had the option to go to carleton or uoit for engineering but i choose uoit and i regret it, do you think i should of went to carleton instead too?
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Applying to too many programs?
I anticipate a top 6 average of mid-high 80"s. Is it too much to apply to all of these programs? I think I'm splitting the price with my parents... Western and Queen's are my top choices, but I know that they are quite competitive schools :/ 

In order from most-least interested:
Western Health Science
Queen's Health Studies
Western Nutrition
Guelph Nutrition
Brock Medical Science
Trent Biology w Health Science Specialization
McMaster Health and Society
UOIT Health Science
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Health Science Degree
Is there any career you can do with solely a health sci degree? I do plan on continuing school after undergrad as of now, but I also don't want to put myself into a position where I absolutely have no other choice if I do feel done w school after. My other option is nutrition, but there are health science programs avaliable at more schools, and the courses seem more interesting to me...
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105D Nursing Applicants
I'm currently in the Life Sciences program at Mac, but I am wanting to apply to nursing programs at other universities. For anyone that has experience with this, what average did you have and where did you end up going?
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Health Science
How competetive is acceptance to this program, I'm beyond stressed right now, set that I need a 90 average? How challenging are the courses? My top choice is Western btw.
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Best School For Forensic Psychology
What has the best program, UOIT forensic psychology, UTM Forensic psychology, or Trent joint honours in Forensics and Psychology?
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UOIT Forensic Psychology
Hi I was just wondering what the forensic psychology program at UOIT was like? I know UOIT is a new school and I was just wondering if the program was any good? thanks!
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I will be entering grade 12 this upcoming school year. I had previously been dead-set on going into nutrition or health sciences. However, I have now grown to seriously consider nursing. I have, of course, researched the prereq's and averages to be considered for admission to nursing programs. I am already set to take all of the 4U courses I'd need (bio, chem, data) But, I just want to know how actually cut-throat it is to get into a nursing program. My grade 11 average was in the mid-high 80's (do keep in mind, this was without the fire under my a** that grade 12 will certainly bring to get impeccable marks) I just want to know what I'm up against and what exactly I'd need to achieve, (as I realize while a program may say, for example, you need an 85, competition causes you to actually have a 90 to be accepted) I'd obviously prefer to be at a university campus for all four years and not have to go too far up North lol.
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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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Ask me anyting
I just completed my first year at the University of Toronto - Mechanical engineering. I remember going through yconic regularly even after my offers were out, it was a very helpful resource. I would be happy to help out if anyone has questions.
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Computer Science Advice
I had an 81 average right now and when the marks were inputted to the universities during the second semester. I applied to UOIT cs,  average last year was 75 and I got rejected. Rejected from Ryerson cs, Guelph cs, and finally york cs, they gave me an alternate offer, Digital Media from the Lassonde of Engineering sector. The deadline to accept it June 7th, so i need some advice quickly.  The reason why mark is so low is that when i took advanced functions during the 1st semester i had an awful teacher, she taught math on a powerpoint with an already done solution and lessons She never touched a whiteboard or blackboard,. So i retook it because i had a 62... I retook it this semester and have a 93, and that's not because its a repeat but because of this horrible teacher. One day in this new teacher's class and she has more written on the whiteboard than the whole course from the old teacher. Retaking the course caused me to lose an opportunity to choose a bird course and potentially get a high 80 or low 90, like i am right now in International business, 93. The same atrocious teacher has taught the computer science courses in 11 and 12. I was really interested in CS in 11 even after the horrible teaching, but now I'm in 12 and i have a 75...

I need advice whether to accept the offer and hopefully switch to CS second year or take another semester or year. York is the closest university to me, only a 20 minute commute. The strike also worries me. 

Also im not sure whether or not to continue to do cs because of my experience, do the profs at uni actually teach properly?
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Engineering Programs
Hi, I am currently in grade 11, and I'm confused on which engineering program I should apply to. The three engineering programs that I find interesting are Chemical, Civil, and Nuclear Engineering, I am still confused because there is a lot of false and misguiding information out there.

My grade 11 average is a flat 90%, and I'm confident in myself that in grade 12 I can get a 92-94% average. The universities that I am interested in are Waterloo, UofT, Western, Queens, McMaster, and UOIT. 

Can someone please help me decide which engineering programs I should focus on depending on my interests which are math, chemistry, and physics, and also economic factors such as job outlook.
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How can I get a 90+ average in grade 12?
For all of you in grade 12 with 90+ averages, how do you do it? I work hard, do all the questions, ask for help and all that, but when a test rolls around I always get bad marks??? When we have a take home assignment though, I get good marks on that. I desperately want to get over 90, or at least high 80's for my math and science courses but with my current averages, idk if that's possible. I really want to get into a health sciences program into university. Next year for grade 12, what can I do to improve? 

My marks look like this: 
Grade 11 Chem: 84%
Grade 11 Physics: 75%
Grade 11 English: 95%
Grade 11 Math: 78%
Grade 11 Bio: 83%
Grade 12  Fine Arts: 97%
Grade 12 Humanities and World Issues: 99%
Grade 12 Philosophy: 90%

P.S. For the summer, I plan on taking extra classes to improve my chemistry, math, bio, and physics to maybe improve them, but I feel like this won't be enough on its own.
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