Prospective Student Needs Help

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Subject: Prospective Student Needs Help
Hi, I´m a grade 12 high school student in ontario. There are two things I am having trouble with. First, I have seven courses this year, but I wish to drop one. Math - Data Management. I´ve never been a strong math student and I don´t plan on going into business or anything mathematical related. If I drop it I will only have 2 courses this semester and 4 next semester. However, these are all classes that I´m actually interested in and have enjoyed in the past.

If I drop Data Management, do you think there will be any setbacks when I submit my university applications at the end of year? I´m not sure which they pay more attention to, the first semester courses or the second.

Another thing I wanted help with was if you could suggest a university that has a strong Writing program, preferabably Creative Writing. Thanks.

[24-10-2006,20:39]
James
(in reply to: Prospective Student Needs Help)
Getting into university is mostly a numbers game. You´ll be okay if you drop that course. You might want to consider keeping a math as a 7th course just in case you ever need it as a prerequisite for something.

UofT has a creative writing program but it´s only a minor. Ryerson does writing programs but I don´t know if they do creative.

[24-10-2006,21:14]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Prospective Student Needs Help)
since when do you need strong maths skills to be able to do a business degree?

just go to queens or YOrk, those guys suck at maths.


[24-10-2006,23:19]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Prospective Student Needs Help)
You might drop the math course if the program you plan to apply to does not need it as a pre-req.
[25-10-2006,01:49]
Anonymous
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You need to take first year courses in Calculus, Computer Science and Statistics at York for a business degree.

Just check it on their website. No kidding here.

[25-10-2006,06:36]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Prospective Student Needs Help)
Hey there... if it´s a writing program you´re looking to get in to I don´t think it will matter what courses you take. For most arts programs universities are only concerned with your mark in ENG12U and your 5 highest marks in grade 12 U or M classes... those 6 marks are basically all that matters. I should know... I did horribly in grades 9-11, kicked ass in grade 12 and got accepted to all for universities I applied to (Laurentian, Ryerson, York, and UofT)

As far as writing programs go, I´ve heard Ryerson and Carleton both offer good programs but that´s 2nd, now 3rd, hand information so you might want to check it out for yourself

[25-10-2006,21:26]
Anonymous



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