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#1 thatguy17

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

How did you grads of 2013 do on your averages/extra-curricular? Anybody get accepted anywhere yet? I applied to UBC, SFU, and UVic with an estimated average of 87. Good luck everyone!
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

My term 1 average was a total mess cuz of my 58 in english (terrible teacher who barely teaches or explains anything, just gives the assignments and essays to us to do). And i shouldve done a little better on the math and sciences. Principal let me switch in term 2 so now i'm with a better teacher. Marks in term 2 are def looking better so far :)

Planning to do engineering (science as backup). Applied to UBC, SFU, UA and a few on the east side. My first choice is UBC Engineering and average should be in high 80's to low 90's

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Depends on which faculty you're applying to.. An 87 is good unless you're going into business or engineering or sciences or maths.... if you're going to Arts, you're going to be accepted really early
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

Depends on which faculty you're applying to.. An 87 is good unless you're going into business or engineering or sciences or maths.... if you're going to Arts, you're going to be accepted really early


I had an 89 average 2 years ago along with some good extra curriculars (2 school sport teams, and over a hundred volunteer hours). I didn't get into UBC Arts at all, and wasn't an early acceptant for SFU.
It's ridiculous what it takes to get into University nowadays.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

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As a senior in SFU my advice for people aspiring to get into business, TRY TO GET IN IT RIGHT AWAY. I bet your counselors are telling you if you can't make it you can always transfer to it. However, out of all the people that tried this, they ended up not making it. Most ended up going to Economics which has become another popular major.

One of the reason is that entering University as a freshmen can sometimes become a *shock*. You need to adjust your study habits, there's no more teacher's to hold your hands, yell at you when your not listening in class, punish you when you miss class, It'll be all up to you to get a good grade. Do not for a second think your professor will care for you if you fail, it will be all up to you.

Also one advice, if you still don't know what you want to do... PLEASE do more research. Do not just say "I'll get into University first and decide what I'll do there". Most courses in SFU and UBC have pre-requisites, once you change your mind on something you could be looking at wasting a couple of semesters. Do what you feel is right for you.

Once your in be proud of yourself and most importantly try hard from the get go! It saves a lot of trouble. The jump from Highschool to University is not easy. I had a friend who was a 95% average in Highschool drop out of SFU because he could not change his study habits, he was to used on being in a "system" where the teacher held his hand.

Also it would be beneficial to learn Calculus beforehand, most first year courses require it and I can't tell how many people have failed this in their first semester.

Good luck!

If you have more questions feel free to post here about SFU or UBC. The best answer is usually from the people who are in the system! Looking back at my highschool years, the counselor knew nothing.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

I had an 89 average 2 years ago along with some good extra curriculars (2 school sport teams, and over a hundred volunteer hours). I didn't get into UBC Arts at all, and wasn't an early acceptant for SFU.
It's ridiculous what it takes to get into University nowadays.


Holy Crap, now I'm really nervous :/
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

Holy Crap, now I'm really nervous :/


Don't worry you'll be fine with an 87. Unless they really have changed the regulations that fast... since 2010. Most of my friends got in and most of them had an average lower then yours and in terms of "extra-curricular" activities, we just did the usual... nothing impressive.

Btw what Major did you apply for? I don't know how Jagger there not get accepted. UBC arts is quite easy to get in as long as you have an 80+ percent average.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

Don't worry you'll be fine with an 87. Unless they really have changed the regulations that fast... since 2010. Most of my friends got in and most of them had an average lower then yours and in terms of "extra-curricular" activities, we just did the usual... nothing impressive.

Btw what Major did you apply for? I don't know how Jagger there not get accepted. UBC arts is quite easy to get in as long as you have an 80+ percent average.


I applied to arts, still though, can't be too sure until I get the email.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

I had an 89 average 2 years ago along with some good extra curriculars (2 school sport teams, and over a hundred volunteer hours). I didn't get into UBC Arts at all, and wasn't an early acceptant for SFU.
It's ridiculous what it takes to get into University nowadays.

Really? I did nothing in high school, got into SFU in June for Communications, which I'm still in right now, with a low 80 average.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

How tough is it to transfer from College to University....obviously the admission is done differently.....is it hard to get in? or same like high school lots of competition for the limited amount of spots
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

Don't worry you'll be fine with an 87. Unless they really have changed the regulations that fast... since 2010. Most of my friends got in and most of them had an average lower then yours and in terms of "extra-curricular" activities, we just did the usual... nothing impressive.

Btw what Major did you apply for? I don't know how Jagger there not get accepted. UBC arts is quite easy to get in as long as you have an 80+ percent average.


It is harder to get in now. You can thank inflated high school grades, they're making it way too easy now, and that's coming from a person who graduated high school in 2011. The teachers hold your hand way too tight now, and I'll admit, I took advantage of that (who wouldn't?). And the fact that universities are accepting courses like Law 12 (a complete joke of a course) inflates grades even more.

UBC Science for my year was 91, and now it's 93. I got into Arts with a 91 (or 92? I forget), but I'm pretty sure high 80's is still the minimum. Engineering is usually one of the easiest faculty to get into, but it's the hardest to stay in so keep that in mind. It probably has the heaviest workload out of all the faculties. Business (Sauder) is the hardest to get into, I don't even know want to know what the entrance average for that faculty is now.

If you're planning to do ANYTHING math related, get familiar with first year calculus,, I failed pretty hard this year at first year calculus, but I'm pretty sure I could have done better if I had reviewed some Math 12 material and prepared for some basic calculus. It's one of the courses at UBC where if you don't keep up with the material, you will fail.

Which leads me to my next point. In university, there are no bonus marks, or "catch-up work." If you fail, you fail. Moral of the story? Don't slack off, STUDY. Difference here is that in university, you actually need to study. That last minute crap in high school doesn't work here. Sorry if I'm scaring you guys, but I'm only saying this because I somehow reverted back to my high school habits in the first semester of this year (I'm in second year) and sorta f'ed up.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:27 AM

It is harder to get in now. You can thank inflated high school grades, they're making it way too easy now, and that's coming from a person who graduated high school in 2011. The teachers hold your hand way too tight now, and I'll admit, I took advantage of that (who wouldn't?). And the fact that universities are accepting courses like Law 12 (a complete joke of a course) inflates grades even more.

UBC Science for my year was 91, and now it's 93. I got into Arts with a 91 (or 92? I forget), but I'm pretty sure high 80's is still the minimum. Engineering is usually one of the easiest faculty to get into, but it's the hardest to stay in so keep that in mind. It probably has the heaviest workload out of all the faculties. Business (Sauder) is the hardest to get into, I don't even know want to know what the entrance average for that faculty is now.

If you're planning to do ANYTHING math related, get familiar with first year calculus,, I failed pretty hard this year at first year calculus, but I'm pretty sure I could have done better if I had reviewed some Math 12 material and prepared for some basic calculus. It's one of the courses at UBC where if you don't keep up with the material, you will fail.

Which leads me to my next point. In university, there are no bonus marks, or "catch-up work." If you fail, you fail. Moral of the story? Don't slack off, STUDY. Difference here is that in university, you actually need to study. That last minute crap in high school doesn't work here. Sorry if I'm scaring you guys, but I'm only saying this because I somehow reverted back to my high school habits in the first semester of this year (I'm in second year) and sorta f'ed up.

Lol about inflated grades, my physics teacher offers rewrites of tests to get up to 80% if ur test mark was below 80% (he made it 90% for the last test!) :P And my precalc teacher is giving bonus assignments to boost up marks

Do you know the admission average for engineering? What are my chances with an exact 90% avg + strong personal profile?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:00 AM

Lol about inflated grades, my physics teacher offers rewrites of tests to get up to 80% if ur test mark was below 80% (he made it 90% for the last test!) :P And my precalc teacher is giving bonus assignments to boost up marks

Do you know the admission average for engineering? What are my chances with an exact 90% avg + strong personal profile?


You should be in with a 90. 86 was the minimum for my year I think...
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:24 AM

Get into UBC. Pledge a fraternity. Will be the best decision you'll ever make.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:28 AM

It feels like I graduated an eternity ago.. Slowly ploughing through my business undergrad.

I graduated high school with around a 94 and loooots of extra -curricular stuff. I applied to Beedie (SFU), Sauder (UBC), and Gustavson (UVIC) and was accepted to all 3 (those are the names of the business schools). Didn't consider anywhere outside of BC- love it here too much.

For high school grads, specifically hopeful undergrad business students- focus on the extra stuff. If you've above around 85 and have lots of leadership and volunteer stuff, you'll definitely get into the "big 3" in BC (if that's the route you're choosing). Make sure you KILL your supplemental app- you really have to sell yourselves. But honestly, it doesn't really matter where you get your undergrad from as long as you work hard and keep your GPA up. So don't be too heartbroken if you don't get into your #1 school of choice. Just try to put fourth the best application you can because business is so competitive so your supplemental will help differentiate you from the pack.

Enjoy senior year! First semester, first year is a battle. I remember having mental breakdowns 1st week in calc (TAKE CALCULUS IN HIGHSCHOOL IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY) and trying to adjust to living on rez. You get used to it though and the people you meet are way cooler than your high school friends and the experiences you'll have make all the studying worth it. Although in business you meet a lot of keeners who have their whole lives figured out and seem to be involved in everything- ENJOY first year and soak it all in.

I remember how overwhelming I thought grade 12 was... what a joke. University is a lot harder- but honestly, if you work hard you can easily Ace all your classes (in business... I feel bad for all of you science/ engineering kids- say goodbye to your lives if that's the program you're planning on going into). Although the grading in business is EXTREMELY competitive, you can and will get high marks if you put in the time.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:31 AM

double post oops.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:47 AM

Get into UBC. Pledge a fraternity. Will be the best decision you'll ever make.


LOL!

Get into UBC. Learn to meet the right people. Start making money in first year.

Don't join the frats, become the person they need.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

Applied to the business programs at UBC, Western and Queen's. Hoping I can get into Sauder with a 92.5% average and strong supplementary. :emot-parrot:
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

Also one advice, if you still don't know what you want to do... PLEASE do more research. Do not just say "I'll get into University first and decide what I'll do there". Most courses in SFU and UBC have pre-requisites, once you change your mind on something you could be looking at wasting a couple of semesters. Do what you feel is right for you.

Well, a good chunk of your 120 units are electives, so I there is some time, but not a lot.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

You should be in with a 90. 86 was the minimum for my year I think...


I heard it was 89 2 years ago... o.o
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

Get into UBC. Pledge a fraternity. Will be the best decision you'll ever make.


If you do this the whole school (outside of the greek system) will want to slit your balls off.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

Wow you guys are smart, I'm stuck with an 84 average... Hello Langara
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

Also, have any of you reported your "official highschool transcript" to your schools?

BCIT has received it twice but hasn't officially checked it off as an official HS transcript... And my school sent it out for me. SFU still is "awaiting grades" even though the other schools I've applied for had already received my grades.

Waiting to get accepted to the good schools is quite nerve racking.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

Also, have any of you reported your "official highschool transcript" to your schools?

BCIT has received it twice but hasn't officially checked it off as an official HS transcript... And my school sent it out for me. SFU still is "awaiting grades" even though the other schools I've applied for had already received my grades.

Waiting to get accepted to the good schools is quite nerve racking.


This happened to me at SFU, they said they didn't receive them till 2 weeks before classes started so I couldn't enroll till then. I end up with 4 random crap classes, and then since my gpa wasn't at the insanely high standard they set, half my scholarship is taken back.


Other advice: going to a big school has its advantages, but also a huge drawback of terrible class selection. Many of the classes you'll want to get into will be full before you even get a chance to enroll. This leads to everyone having to go to school for longer than normal(5+ years is the rule, not exception at SFU)


Moral of the story: do your research before picking a school, and talk to someone who goes to the school you think you want to go to, in order to get the real story, the drawbacks may not be obvious to you when getting a tour as a high schooler.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

If you have an 87 average you should be a lock in. Often kids with 75% get in to sciences and art. If you want to get into business it get's a little sketchy but you should be good. The only University that I know has started accepting although only conditionally is the University of Calgary.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

If you have an 87 average you should be a lock in. Often kids with 75% get in to sciences and art. If you want to get into business it get's a little sketchy but you should be good. The only University that I know has started accepting although only conditionally is the University of Calgary.


100% False!

I graduated in 2011 and got into UBC Science with 86%... and that was way after initial admissions were given out.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

Well, a good chunk of your 120 units are electives, so I there is some time, but not a lot.


Depends on what faculty you're in to be honest. I'll speak for Arts since I'm in the faculty. You can honestly do whatever you want in your first year. The only suggestion I have is that, if you know you're going to go into anything math related (ie. Economics) take calculus first year and get it out of the way.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

Hey guys, I'm going into Kineseiology. Do you guys know which school offers the best program? (Canada only please)

I know McMaster has a really good one but any else?
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

Hey guys, I'm going into Kineseiology. Do you guys know which school offers the best program? (Canada only please)

I know McMaster has a really good one but any else?


I've heard SFU's is pretty good (compared to UBC's at least).
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:57 PM

Which leads me to my next point. In university, there are no bonus marks, or "catch-up work." If you fail, you fail. Moral of the story? Don't slack off, STUDY. Difference here is that in university, you actually need to study. That last minute crap in high school doesn't work here. Sorry if I'm scaring you guys, but I'm only saying this because I somehow reverted back to my high school habits in the first semester of this year (I'm in second year) and sorta f'ed up.

True story. Happened to me too. I was late for almost all of my term paper essays. didn't even study/gave a crap about my midterms/finals, and I barely passed. My GPA dropped a lot and now I have to average at least a 3.0 GPA to bring it back to where it was at last year if I wanted to go into co-op
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