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Making up ECs on Queen's PSE
How easy is it to lie on the PSE and just create ECs you never did? Is there any real way for them to verify anything? And who would you put as a verifier? Just wondering because I know people who are doing this.
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poli sci premed?
Does anyone know anything about using a political science degree if I'm interested in law or medicine? I live in Sask, and I might go to usask due to proximity, but I am considering queens and u of a. I have a 95+ average in grade 11 taking ap classes.
Mac Health Sci Application
Hey guys, so I'm done the first 2 questions of the sup app. and I'm having a little difficulty answering the third. Are we writing about possible factors that inspired the physicians to further investigate the condition? Or are we stating our own conclusions as to why we think the migrants may have developed it? 

This can also be an advice/question thread for any of the questions/process of writing the application!!!
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Gr. 12 courses for Psych (BA)?
So I am planning on applying to Psychology (BA) programs for universities next year (My number one school is University of Guelph btw). I am currently in grade 11 and have to soon choose my courses for next year, I am aware that the only courses for this program that are required are English and 5 other U/M courses. I am here to ask what other courses I should take that will help me when I do make it to university for Psych. I am thinking of taking Bio and a math, but I am not sure if I will really need it as it not a requirement. So will taking bio and math increase my chances of getting in? So if anyone could offer me some advice on what to take based off their own experience or what they've heard about Psych courses? That would be great! Thanks! (I posted this question before to but forgot to ask if it improves my chances of getting in if I take the recommended courses too instead of just the required)
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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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Potential Educational Opportunity Service - Gauging Interest
Hey everyone,

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.
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I suddenly want to go to a school in LA, but my GPA is low. Advice?
I'm very frustrated.

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. 
Is SHAD worth it?
Hi all,
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.
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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Nursing? Which university should I go to and will be the most beneficial to me?
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! 
Ask me Anything: Ivey HBA Transfer 2018 from another university
Not going to say my university of transfer.
It's from an Ontario university but it's not Toronto or Waterloo.

I've been in your position before. I really just want to help students make better decisions towards their careers so that they can one day contribute more effectively in their communities. 

I'm the  OP for this post linked below. I really encourage that you take a read on that one too! 

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YRDSB e-Learning Night School
Anyone ever taken any courses through e-Learning Night School? How do they send your marks to OUAC? Do they send midterm grades or final grades?
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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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University Applications Fall 2018
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? 
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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!

How much will IB really affect my entire life?
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?
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None, one, or two spares? Canadian senior needing help!
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! :)

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Can I not let the universities see my AP exam grade?
I discovered that universities do not care whether one of my marks is AP or regular. Are they gonna look at the grade? Can I choose for the mark to not go on my transcript?

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Grade 11 Schedule
What would be a good balanced schedule with these grade 11 courses? *My school is non-semestered*

Biology(Grade 12)
Philosophy(Grade 12)

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:

Advanced Functions
Calculus and Vectors
Chemistry or Data Management 
Economics or Psychology 
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Questions as to university admission.
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).?

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*Comparatively* (to Uoft and uw) easier cs program in Ontario?
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.

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