Hey, I am from TN, and I am very interested in Waterloo's business program. I don't want to hear about why I should go to Queens or UWO; I know what I want, due to their huge co-op program... Anyway, how hard do you think it would be to get into the financial management and accounting program, which is apart of the Arts school. I know the engineering programs are intense, but what about entry to this? It doesen't say how hard it is to gain entry: Accounting and Financial Management
Ahhahhahaha Waterloo is definitely the one school you should never ever go to... UWO is better. I know you said you didn't want to hear about it, but haha. Anywho, who wouldn't get into UW anyway? Do you live near there?
I would but I only have a 3.2/91% cumulative average... I'm just now gathering schools I plan on applying to, but will UWO look at the 3.2 or the 91 average? I'm so used to the 4.0 scale, due to living in the states. Could I just say I have a 91 average, even though I have a 3.2/4.0? Also, which years do they look at? I'm now entering 11th grade, but I really want to ditch the US, so I getting kinda ahead of myself.
BTW: My schools grading scale is 94+ for an A; it's redic! So I always end up with high Bs, 91s and 92s which explains the high cum avg but low Gpa.
Last edited by DaNDHSIrishGuy; 08-04-2008 at 05:28 PM.
Canadian universities don't care what "A" is. And 91 is amazing in Canadian standards, mostly because Canadian schools are harder than US, but whatever... I don't know the application process for internationals, but in Canada, they only look at your top 6 grade 12 courses, so work hard in gr 12, really really hard, and you'll be fine for UWO.
You should be fine for Waterloo.
AFM is one of the more competitive majors there, but it's not too difficult to get in... I come from a GTA high school (admittedly with a gifted program), and we had over 10 people go into that major... some of them had ridiculous averages, but most were high-80s/low-90s. You will have to take some sort of timed "critical/creative thinking" evaluation for that program though, generally it's at the university during application time, but you can get an outside proctor to administer it. I think there are sample questions on their website.
I'm not sure how international applicants would be treated by the Waterloo admissions department though, but they get the same co-op experience (engineering departments that my mom and my friends' parents work at interview/hire internationals from Waterloo, I imagine it'd be the same for accounting).
IrishGuy, although Canadian schools only look at a limited number of Gr. 12 coursework for Ontario students, the process is different for U.S. students. They will look at your entire high school transcript and how it compares in your school profile, in addition to your SAT scores. I'm not familiar with that particular program at Waterloo, but I will say that Waterloo is not known for business, per se.
Western's in London, Ontario... approx. 1.5 - 2 hours from Toronto by car.
Queen's in Kingston, probably around an 1 - 1.5 hours from Toronto. (FYI, it's known for it's commerce program, which is essentially their undergrad business concentration)
Waterloo's in... well Waterloo. Again, about an hour away from Toronto. And assuming you're still looking at AFM, I'd say its accounting is stronger than it's business.