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took a year off to figure out what i wanted to do spent all that time working playing wow and watching anime so i thought "might as well do what i love for work " now im going into a digital animation course this september in truro ns canada
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I live in Toronto and I am a Chemical Engineering Student at Ryerson University. When I was applying for University my average was roughly 88%.

A 93-95% for Rotmann is amazing. You should be way above conditional acceptance, so I don't see any reason for them revoking your offer. The same applies to Simon Frasier.

UBC should accept you, The reason its taking a while is because you applied for science program. It is the same for any Canadian University.

When I applied to University of Toronto's Chemical Engineering program, my acceptance offer didn't arrive until late May. The same was for all my friends who had 95% averages.

One of my friends applied to UBC's Geological Engineering program and she didn't receive the acceptance offer until early June. My guess would be that they prioritize students close to area before considering the international students.

But don't worry, you are fine. I don't see a reason for UBC to reject you.
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Posted 4/16/13
Wait..... they have schools and universities in Canada?
Posted 4/16/13

mipegg wrote:

If you want school like that go to Britain, our compulsory education upto 18 is pathetically easy, I did literally no work for 7 years and came out with the highest grades you can get


so true England so chill when comes to how much you work

in school i prity much did f all
collage i did some things tbh better to learn from home
uni well am more working my bum of now

but schools and collages kinda a ZZZZ in England
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Not all schools take IB... plus, even if your GPA was weighted in high school, college admissions recalculates your GPA based on their scale. From my high school, there were kids in IB who went to good schools... like Cornell. But TBH the AP kids went to more prestigious schools...
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Posted 4/18/13

TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:

Not all schools take IB... plus, even if your GPA was weighted in high school, college admissions recalculates your GPA based on their scale. From my high school, there were kids in IB who went to good schools... like Cornell. But TBH the AP kids went to more prestigious schools...


I feel like IB should be recognized on the same level as AP for college situations. Some kids can't help it because IB is all they have. Yes, AP is a bit harder and the test at the end is challenging, but I think IB should still get recognition.

Were you/are you an IB class student? or AP?

I'm AP, but I've seen IB classes and I don't see THAT much difference. Depends on the teacher to be honest.
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Does anyone have experience getting into Canadian universities? More specifically UBC?
Getting into a college is rather painful. But, the hardest thing is to find the right one for you

Does anyone remember their grade averages and the schools they got into?
I only got into one college, and even then, My grades were not very high, average as I am told

anyone going to any of my listed schooolsss??
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Does anyone know the conditional acceptance requirements UT and UBC? Ordinary Grades or IB points?
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I'm in the exact same boat you're in, I'm just not international. I live in Toronto and want to g Ryerson for biomedical. I'm well above the average, and I still haven't got in. My guess is that its a competitive program and the university needs time to sort it out. A 95% average is great!! You should be accepted, the wait however......is killing me and it seems that I am not the only one haha
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Posted 4/18/13

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TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:

Not all schools take IB... plus, even if your GPA was weighted in high school, college admissions recalculates your GPA based on their scale. From my high school, there were kids in IB who went to good schools... like Cornell. But TBH the AP kids went to more prestigious schools...


I feel like IB should be recognized on the same level as AP for college situations. Some kids can't help it because IB is all they have. Yes, AP is a bit harder and the test at the end is challenging, but I think IB should still get recognition.

Were you/are you an IB class student? or AP?

I'm AP, but I've seen IB classes and I don't see THAT much difference. Depends on the teacher to be honest.


I've seen IB classes, and yes, it all depends on the teacher. I've found that my high school had better AP teachers because they were more dedicated towards their work and students. The IB kids tended to slack off and didn't take their work seriously, so less and less teachers wanted to teach IB.
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I don't know about Canadian schools, but in America even if you don't get into your school of choice, you can try to transfer in from another school. If you have good grades from another university, this shows your school of choice that you are prepared for university/college life, and are more likely to succeed than an unproven student fresh from high school.

Just a warning, though, make sure that you study up on transfer equivalencies if you must go this route.
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Posted 4/18/13

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I don't know about Canadian schools, but in America even if you don't get into your school of choice, you can try to transfer in from another school. If you have good grades from another university, this shows your school of choice that you are prepared for university/college life, and are more likely to succeed than an unproven student fresh from high school.

Just a warning, though, make sure that you study up on transfer equivalencies if you must go this route.


I love that process. Some people I know are going to the University of Alabama for undergraduate study but are going to try and get into places like Harvard for graduate school. I think that part of our college system is nice.
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my highscool average was roughly 78% i know i sucked because i was lazy (still am) but i kind of manage to go into a really good/prestigious uni here in my country i dunno maybe my entrance exam was good? anyway i transferred schools haha pursuing film and animation now, chill at start but it gets very crazy
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if u want in a good college do ec's and get good grades with leadership positions in some of your ec's... the ec's dont always have to be withs school they can be with u trying a science fair or smthing intel isef ARML u know... uhhh volunteer mmmmmm sometimes colleges like that your serious about your science or math or smthing music or w/e cuz u work on that ten times as much as you do what the normal teen you age does which might be just socializing with riends watching anime or plying video games... if your working really hard on finding cure to crohns disease or smthing then the university might like and accept you seeing your very enthusiastic in the subject..... uhh.. make your resume stand out by doing all this sht..
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Posted 7/17/13 , edited 7/17/13
I don't know much about Canada, but a 93% or a 95% is a pretty awesome to have.

Don't over think it. You're probably well off than the majority of your peers. If you have a question about your application, give them (the administration office) a call because you want to make sure that they didn't "forget" about your application.
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