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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?
Just looking to gauge interest in a prospective service. I'm thinking of starting a service that provides a report to prospective students, that outlines for them all the potential educational opportunities available to them, based on their interests and desired career paths. So as an example, one might state that they're interested in machine learning and AI, but don't know where to begin. I'd build out a report that talks about what schools are at the forefront in these areas, what specific research topics are being carried out by which school, what online resources are available, etc. I'm a recent graduate of a 4 year undergrad program, and changed degree paths a few times during these 4 years. A service like this would've been very beneficial to me when I was applying to schools, and I was curious if this would be the case for other people out there. Please let me know your thoughts! Cheers.
I did not take school very seriously throughout the last few years. I've suffered from depression, had to deal with family issues, and a number of other things. I became a serial procrastinator, and slacked off in the subjects I struggled in most--Math.
Of course, my GPA suffered.
Throughout my life, I expected to go to a school in Canada--I'd been repeatedly told that my grade 9-11 marks can be a little funky as long as I pull through in grade 12.
Now that I'm a senior, and seriously thinking about university, I suddenly began to dream of going to school to LA, away from my mess of a family. The good thing about them is that they said they would support me if I did.
But looking into it, it seems impossible. My GPA is too low. American schools are so much harder to get into... It'd take a miracle for me to get accepted into UCLA, or even USC. Even though I want this so badly now. I absolutely hate myself for not pushing through my hardships in the previous years. I had NO idea I would be considering this in the future!! If only I had frickin' known.
I would be open to going to a community college in LA and transferring, but something tells me my family would despise the idea. My mom would love to have bragging rights about her children. Me going to a community college, even if I promised to do good enough to transfer after two years, would be devastating for her. She has too much pride, and she's naive, and overall a huge stress. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have this dilemma.
So, I guess what I'm asking for is... Support? Advice? Help? I'm beyond frustrated at this. Life seems to NEVER turn out the way I want it to...
Oh, and if it means anything, I'm in AP English and AP Biology. I live in Saskatchewan.
So SHAD application is rolling around and I was wondering if it is worth it. Like do Universites actually like this or is it fun at least? Also, do you have to live on campus for SHAD or can you commute there?
Basically, can anyone tell me is SHAD worth it? That is my main question.
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?
Hi there! I am currently a grade 12 student trying very hard to finish all my courses with a good mark!
Since university applications are opened and starting, I am having a very hard time and deciding where to apply to and where to go eventually.
I originally and always wanted to go to UBC but I recently figured out that UBC doesn't have a direct nursing program. The nursing program requires either a bachelor's degree already or 48 post secondary credits!
I rather go into a school that has direct nursing so that I could finish and get my BsN in 4 years! Which school would be the best choice?
Also, any tips and advice for a struggling senior?? Haha, thanks!
Hey! I'm a grade 11 student interested in taking law next semester, but since I do not have spaces in my day school timetable, I most likely would take it by online school/Day school e-learning via my school board (YRDSB). Has anyone taken CLU3U1 online before? If you have, please share your experience about the course! That would be greatly appreciated!
I finished HS this past June, currently taking a gap year to upgrade a few courses, and plan on applying to uni again soon. This might be a dumb question, but if I apply right now, will universities immediately begin reviewing my application with whatever's on my transcript, or will they wait until they get more info i.e. my upgraded course marks? My upgraded marks will be complete mid-November, and the other classes (YRDSB e-learning) will be done by the end of January. Should I apply now or later?
Also Queen's and Western say "Online application forms are available on OUAC from October 1", but it seems like I can already apply on OUAC?
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.
So I went to a school in grade 9 and changed schools in grade 10 because the new school has the IB program. I'm considering going back to the first school because it's filled with people I grew up with since kindergarden and I feel more at home there. I kind of feel like a stranger at the new school and it's just really not enjoyable.
And I know once we all leave for Uni I won't see my friends then, but I feel like I'm missing out on the high school experience with my best friends, and I usually just feel down when I'm at the new school.
I'm just wondering if I should push forward with the IB program or go to a school where I feel happy and like myself?
Like is it worth going through two more years in a school I don't like just for IB?
Hello, everyone. I'm going into senior year in a couple of days and I'm pretty excited! I have the following courses:
Yearbook (IDC4U), Challenge and Change (HSB4U), Fashion (HNB4M), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), English (ENG4U), Computer Science (ICS4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), and Business Leadership (BOH4M).
The program I want to get into is Waterloo's CS Co-op which course-wise requires MCF4U, MCV4U, ENG4U, and one other 4U course.
If I were to take all of the courses listed above, I would have 32 credits. Yet only 30 are required to graduate, meaning I can drop two courses. The obvious choices are HNB4M and BOH4M as they are both the only non-University courses. But the question is... should I drop both of them? Or just one of them? Or none of them? I'm not too sure myself, so I'm hoping you guys could help me out a bit. Thanks! :)
What would be a good balanced schedule with these grade 11 courses?
*My school is non-semestered*
I'm planning to take 2 grade 12 courses in advanced so I can have spares in grade 12 without being constricted to only 6 courses that will be sent to universities during application season(more options). I am planning to go into the accounting/business field. I know it seems a lot but I slacked in my previous year since I didn't have a motive/goal and am planning to go full hustle mode for this year. On top of academics I plan on joining maybe 2 clubs and 1 sport. Do you think its manageable? Is philosophy an easy course? Are spares useful in grade 12? Also, do you have any tips, tricks, or advice for grade 11? Please be considerate. Thanks in advanced! If my junior year does go well I'm hoping that my grade 12 schedule will look like:
Hey, I know I am young to be thinking about university as I am going into Junior but I am just confused with the system.
Someone told me I need to take the AP Calculus 12 exam in grade 11. And I asked him why and he told me that the result of the test is determined after college application.
Did I get that wrong or is he mistaken?
I thought you apply to college in grade 12? If you do apply in grade 11, then what is the point of the courses that you will take in grade 12? Does that mean volunteers and extra curriculars that I will do in grade 12 will not not be assessed by universities?
Oh and lastly, do you recommend taking AP exams? How easy is it to attain a 5 on the exam (I usually get 95+ in math).?
I know I know no program is easy, (nor it should be), especially not a cs program. But some universities must be comparatively easier than others, lighter load, less stress inducing, anxiety inducing, than UofT or UW.
I like programming and I have since I was 16 but I've always dealt with severe anxiety and ocd and thats why my parents don't want me to do a hard program but I told them I want to do it I just want to do it at a school that I know I won't get burnt out of and drop out.