right arrow
Informational Message Stay on top of the information you need to navigate the admissions process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We've got articles, videos and forum discussions that provide answers to all of your test prep, admissions and college search questions.   Visit our COVID-19 resource page.

Introducing Kai!
Your College Confidential guide bot.


Kai can provide tips and support as you research and apply to colleges, and explore majors and careers.





Chat with Kai
here, 24/7!


or Skip Forever

A new forum experience awaits you this November! We can't wait to share it with you soon. Want to see how it looks before the big move? Experience the new CC Forums now and let us know your thoughts!

Chance me (Indian living in Dubai-1360 SAT)

Suyash7Suyash7 1 replies1 threads New Member
edited September 23 in What Are My Chances?
Hey, Iam an international student from Asia looking forward to do my undergrad in BSC COMP SCIENCE in Canada. I have an overall predicted score of 94% CBSE board but i dont have good extracurriculars.
My IELTS score is 8 and SAT score 1360.
Could someone please guide me to which universities should i apply to and could i get into the top unis like UofToronto, McGill, UAlberta, BritishColumbia, Uottawa.
edited September 23
6 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: Chance me (Indian living in Dubai-1360 SAT)

  • boihghboihgh 6 replies3 threads New Member
    you should review each school's average SAT score.
    · Reply · Share
  • boihghboihgh 6 replies3 threads New Member
    And if you have a good explanation for your lack of EC, make sure to highlight that.
    · Reply · Share
  • SJ2727SJ2727 2940 replies15 threads Senior Member
    You might want to ask a mod to move this to the Canada forum https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/canada/ for better responses.

    I don’t get the impression Canadian schools care too much about ECs.
    · Reply · Share
  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 6928 replies2 threads Senior Member
    Multiple years ago one daughter applied to McGill and they did not even ask about ECs. Somewhat more recently my other daughter applied to smaller universities in Canada which again did not ask about ECs. I do not think that your ECs will be a problem.

    I am confident that admissions at Canadian universities will be familiar with the grading system used in your country. Unfortunately I am not. Can you tell us how your grades compared to others in your high school?
    · Reply · Share
  • Suyash7Suyash7 1 replies1 threads New Member
    thanks for the comment.........my percentage would convert to a 3.7 GPA approximately....and also, since i am an international student, do the unis value the SAT exam
    · Reply · Share
  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 6928 replies2 threads Senior Member
    "do the unis value the SAT exam"

    We live in the US, but both daughters at least applied to universities in Canada (and were accepted). One is currently at university in Canada.

    In most normal years, the many large, very good, and well known universities in Canada require the SAT for students from the US. Because of the current pandemic, my understanding is that many have gone SAT-optional for this year. However, you will need to look at their web sites to know which are SAT optional. Also I do not know whether they require the SAT for international students from other countries, such as Dubai. Again each of them should specify this on their web sites. I do not know whether 1360 on the SAT would be sufficient for McGill, Toronto, UBC, or Alberta (or for Waterloo for CS). However, it should be good for most universities in Canada, including many very good universities.

    There are a small number of small "primarily undergraduate" universities in Canada. Most of them are normally SAT optional (the exception is Acadia, which does not consider the SAT at all). You might want to look at St Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia in addition to the other schools you are considering. It is quite good and is in an attractive small town, but is not necessarily the easiest to get to from Europe (it is a two hour drive from the Halifax airport).

    You also might want to consider Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

    I think that with your grades you should be able to get accepted to very good universities in Canada. Computer Science is generally a competitive field for admissions so I am not completely sure which very good schools you are likely to get accepted to. You might want to apply to a range of schools (perhaps all of the ones that you mentioned plus StFX and SFU) and see where you get accepted.
    · Reply · Share
Sign In or Register to comment.

Recent Activity