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    Hi I am an International student studying A levels. I have received offers for Engineering from the UK and Canada!

    I want to go to Canada but am not sure if I will be able to meet the conditions. ( I can meet the conditions of my UK offers)
    Is it possible to put a firm and insurance in the UK and accept my canadian offer as well, and go to Canada if I meet my conditions or go to UK if I am unable to meet my canadian conditions?

    Please help
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    Canad'a actually a little laxer in comparison of A-Levels, McGill (one of the more pretigious ones here) wants a final result of AAB for engineering, and around BBB for most other programs as an example. If you've predicted AAA, you should be able to make any Canadian offer.

    UCAS seems like your firm choice is the one you have to go to if you get in normally, but you can call later on and change that. (At least, that's how their website reads)

    Canada's a little different. You can make multiple acceptances, but have to choose by beginning of June (At least by the Ontario system). What I'd try to do is take the Canadian offer(s) you want the most, then think about it. If you're certain you want Canada still at that time, call UCAS and say you want to reject both your offers/pull your application/whatever to make sure you aren't locked into the UK.

    Oh, and congratulations! Where in Canada said yes?
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    (Original post by Hagstrom505)
    Canad'a actually a little laxer in comparison of A-Levels, McGill (one of the more pretigious ones here) wants a final result of AAB for engineering, and around BBB for most other programs as an example. If you've predicted AAA, you should be able to make any Canadian offer.

    UCAS seems like your firm choice is the one you have to go to if you get in normally, but you can call later on and change that. (At least, that's how their website reads)

    Canada's a little different. You can make multiple acceptances, but have to choose by beginning of June (At least by the Ontario system). What I'd try to do is take the Canadian offer(s) you want the most, then think about it. If you're certain you want Canada still at that time, call UCAS and say you want to reject both your offers/pull your application/whatever to make sure you aren't locked into the UK.

    Oh, and congratulations! Where in Canada said yes?

    Thanks

    I have received offers from UofT, UBC and just waiting for Waterloo. My offers require a B in chemistry in Canada but in the UK they aren't asking for chemistry, thus I want to keep UK as a backup incase I don't get the B Canada wants.

    Btw could u suggest which of the 3 universities in Canada is better in terms of academics and overall university experience? Am pretty confused which to accept :P
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    Waterloo is very much famous for its math and engineering programs, UBC has been ranked for having one of the best English departments in the world and best chemistry in Canada, and Toronto is pretty nice all around, but does have good engineering. However, while UofT and UBC are regarded as being "Canadian Ivies", Waterloo isn't. All are still very good schools, and there isn't a bad university in Canada really. I think you'd be satisfied at any of them. If not, in Canada you are allowed to transfer.

    From personal experience, UofT is a very nice campus. It's in the downtown of Toronto, but you can tell where the city stops and the campus begins. Lots of transport, it's not in a bad area of the downtown from my impression of it, and their college system offers plenty of chances to get involved in the community even at such a large school (20,000+ student body).

    UBC's not in my neck of the woods, and I haven't visited Waterloo personally. Vancouver where UBC is located has a reputation for being a very beautiful city/area, that's all I can really offer.

    Oh, and prepare for snow. Everywhere.
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    Well UofT is currently my top choice so your review just reassured me its the type of university I am looking for
    Thank you so much for your help!
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    (Original post by koolkan)
    Thanks

    I have received offers from UofT, UBC and just waiting for Waterloo. My offers require a B in chemistry in Canada but in the UK they aren't asking for chemistry, thus I want to keep UK as a backup incase I don't get the B Canada wants.

    Btw could u suggest which of the 3 universities in Canada is better in terms of academics and overall university experience? Am pretty confused which to accept :P
    First of all, congratulations on your offers!

    I would say that UBC would be the best overall, both for academics and overall university experience. Obviously U of T is the best in terms of academics, but I have a lot of friends who were not too happy with their university experience. Please choose wisely, since this is a decision that would either make or break you.

    As for Waterloo, like the previous commenter said, it is not known on a worldwide scale, but it is considered to be an excellent university for its maths and engineering programs in Canada with a good overall university experience. Many Waterloo graduates do end up in companies such as RIM, Google, Microsoft, etc.

    Good luck with your choice and I hope you will tell us which one you decide to choose!
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    (Original post by zero_Gravity91)
    First of all, congratulations on your offers!

    I would say that UBC would be the best overall, both for academics and overall university experience. Obviously U of T is the best in terms of academics, but I have a lot of friends who were not too happy with their university experience. Please choose wisely, since this is a decision that would either make or break you.

    As for Waterloo, like the previous commenter said, it is not known on a worldwide scale, but it is considered to be an excellent university for its maths and engineering programs in Canada with a good overall university experience. Many Waterloo graduates do end up in companies such as RIM, Google, Microsoft, etc.

    Good luck with your choice and I hope you will tell us which one you decide to choose!
    Would you know what of their UofT experience made them unhappy?
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    (Original post by koolkan)
    Would you know what of their UofT experience made them unhappy?
    A lot of them said that there was too much competition among students. Note that you will be fighting for spots with over several hundred students in the first year to apply for a specialization in the second year (I've heard about this for life sciences, but I think it would apply to engineering as well). This means if you don't make the cutoff mark for a specialization, then you are out of the program or you'll have to stick with a general program (don't know if they have that for engineering, probably not). I've heard that it is intense for all four years of engineering, but the first year tends to be the hardest one.
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    (Original post by zero_Gravity91)
    A lot of them said that there was too much competition among students. Note that you will be fighting for spots with over several hundred students in the first year to apply for a specialization in the second year (I've heard about this for life sciences, but I think it would apply to engineering as well). This means if you don't make the cutoff mark for a specialization, then you are out of the program or you'll have to stick with a general program (don't know if they have that for engineering, probably not). I've heard that it is intense for all four years of engineering, but the first year tends to be the hardest one.
    What is life without a bit of competition? :P and I have entered directly into my specialised course (industrial engineering) and to be honest, competition will be everywhere I go, since I am getting into unis that are top in the world! But for a reputed degree and a good education I think it's going to be worth it. Thanks for your help though.
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    Canada, you would have more options to develop your career
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    (Original post by koolkan)
    What is life without a bit of competition? :P and I have entered directly into my specialised course (industrial engineering) and to be honest, competition will be everywhere I go, since I am getting into unis that are top in the world! But for a reputed degree and a good education I think it's going to be worth it. Thanks for your help though.
    No problem. I'm just stating what my friends said to me. If you do like competition, then by all means go for U of T. Good luck!
 
 
 
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