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SHAD 2020 DISCUSSION THREAD

The title explains it. Comment anything you have in mind, burning questions, application struggles or anything really! I just wanted to start a thread for 2020.

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  1. Honestly, i just sent in my application and i’m not sure it was the strongest :'(((( SO worried i’m gonna get rejected or put on the waitlist

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  2. Hey, I applied a few days ago and I was wondering what my chances of getting in are, because waiting until February is gonna kill me.
    I only have a 90% average (I used my overall from last year, not a smart choice but I wasn’t sure if they’d accept one from an unfinished term). I’m not really on any sports teams, although I do taekwondo, running, and am in training to become a lifeguard. I play trumpet through my school’s band program and I taught myself guitar. I volunteer A LOT with Girl Guides of Canada (as a junior leader), as well as my local library and online with “Zooniverse”. My school doesn’t offer much in the way of STEM clubs/activities, although on my own I participated in a community robotics club from grades 6-9, did the Telus Spark design challenge twice, raised my pet frogs from eggs, and taught myself 2 coding languages.
    I also asked for financial assistance because my family is in no way shape or form prepared to pay $5200 for summer camp. Do I have any chance of getting in? I do think that my essays were pretty solid.

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  3. Hi, I applied this year (as a grade 10 student).

    My friend told me I had to get a transcript for all of my grades, so I scanned that and submitted it. My average was 90 on the dot. I don’t think it’s good or bad.

    I came from a French Immersion, so my English was rather weak. I’m not too worried about admittance, mostly because I didn’t expect to get in this year anyways.

    However, I sort of messed up big time on my application.

    You know how they told us to pick 7 “A” choices, 6 “B” choices, and 6 “C” choices?

    Well, I miscounted and only picked 6 “A” choices. I’m okay with being rejected, I just don’t want to be rejected just because I didn’t read instructions properly.

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    • I’m also in grade 10 (nice i thought it was mostly grade 11s). However, I am seriously doubting of getting in, since im like 100 percent chinese, female, and live in Waterloo (where the SHAD headquarters is) in Ontario and that’s like the big majority and shad wants to be diverse and stuff. Everyone that I know who applied is like asian so big rip for me. I was a former french immersion student, but im in enriched core french right now since my high school doesn’t offer french immersion or extended french. My english is definitely my weakest subject, probably because im just naturally bad at it like phys ed no matter how hard i try ripp.

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  4. I’m so scared! I have a feeling I might be rejected this year even though I spent so much time on my essays. I have lots of extracurriculars but everyone seems so talented. Does anyone know what other summer programs I can apply for beside McGill Summer Academy and UBC Future Global Leaders?

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