what are my chances (McGill)

what are my chances (McGill)

I am a Canadian student wishing to apply to McGill's faculty of science (specifically, the Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group) in 2018. I am taking all prerequisite class this year that the faculty requires. My high school average now is at a 93.6% and my average has never fluctuated very much beyond or below this point (lowest 92, highest 95.6). I was wondering if this was high enough to be accepted into this faculty group. I know application is a year away, but I have been taking university into consideration this year as I know McGill looks at Grade 11 marks. If you have any idea on how high my average should be or any other factors to take into consideration that would be a great help. Can not wait to read all your responses. :)
Thanks!
Noah

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Hi Noah - we are not experts on Canadian universities but it appears 11 and 12th year average was between 91-93% to be considered for the faculty of science at McGill with 95% cutoff for scholarships. Perhaps some other members here can provide more feedback...

Hope this helps!
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2 years ago
For Canadian schools, if you're a Canadian student, your overall average does not matter -- rather, your top 6 (for Ontario/Quebec) or top 5 (for other provinces) course marks are what your average is calculated from, taking only grade 12 marks. Canadian schools will only look at grade 11 marks if they require certain courses in the top 5/6 as a prerequisite and you haven't completed the grade 12 variant yet. So considering that you get to cut out a lot of your bad marks, your average might end up higher than what you might expect it to be. Keep in mind that the average requires you to have certain courses count towards your top 6, specifically grade 12 English/French, Math, and two sciences for your subject area.

Good luck!
2 years ago
I am a Canadian-born American student. What does a high school average of 93.6% mean? What would that translate to in the American grading system, which is out of a 4.0 GPA?
2 years ago
The general rule is that anything above 90-92% in Canada translates to around 4.0 GPA in the US which means there is 8-10% premium. However, admission officers in the US and Canada do not convert your GPA. They are well aware of the fact that there are different schools and classes (this is especially true in the US where you can take a number of AP classes at a magnet school).