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Sault College Aviation Question

Post by shivam282 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:51 pm

I have applied to numerous colleges. However, I am hoping to go to Sault College.

Sault College claims that there are no minimum grades for acceptance into the program, and acceptance is based off of the Grade 12 math course, and Grade 12 english course, as well as a "first come - first serve" basis.

I got a 71% in my math course...not too proud of it because I know I could have done better if I actually tried (which yes, I will do in college so please don't give me the "you won't do well in the program without studying talk").

Based on any of your past experiences, do you think a 71% is fine for being accepted into the program? Also, I've heard that some people received their acceptances to the program the very first day (Feb. 1st), and others got it much later in the month (I applied mid-November if that even matters). Any of you willing to share your experiences of when you got accepted into the program?
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by dogfood » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:29 am

Times have changed but i got high 80s 7 years ago and was on the wait list until 1 week before classes started
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by g.vianna » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:13 pm

You should be fine. Now a days they take many more students then they can train.. expecting many of them to drop out after 1st semester beacuase they can’t hold a 3.0 gpa and/or pass every course. First semester you don’t touch a plane so they can afford to have a huge amount of first years to get more funding money from the government.

To give you an idea.. back in 2012 there were 140 first years. By 2nd semester there were around 65. After 3 years our graduating class was 30.

The Zlin was fun to fly, good luck and have fun!
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by Speedalive » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:12 pm

Got in with high 60's and low 70's a few years ago. You'll be ok.
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by evand.13 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:09 pm

Speedalive wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Got in with high 60's and low 70's a few years ago. You'll be ok.
Are you in from Ontario? What level math and English course did you take (University/College)?
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by evand.13 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm

g.vianna wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:13 pm
You should be fine. Now a days they take many more students then they can train.. expecting many of them to drop out after 1st semester beacuase they can’t hold a 3.0 gpa and/or pass every course. First semester you don’t touch a plane so they can afford to have a huge amount of first years to get more funding money from the government.

To give you an idea.. back in 2012 there were 140 first years. By 2nd semester there were around 65. After 3 years our graduating class was 30.

The Zlin was fun to fly, good luck and have fun!
Was the book work actually very difficult compared to that of senior high school or did the first semester dropouts do so due to laziness?
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by g.vianna » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:55 pm

evand.13 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm
g.vianna wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:13 pm
You should be fine. Now a days they take many more students then they can train.. expecting many of them to drop out after 1st semester beacuase they can’t hold a 3.0 gpa and/or pass every course. First semester you don’t touch a plane so they can afford to have a huge amount of first years to get more funding money from the government.

To give you an idea.. back in 2012 there were 140 first years. By 2nd semester there were around 65. After 3 years our graduating class was 30.

The Zlin was fun to fly, good luck and have fun!
Was the book work actually very difficult compared to that of senior high school or did the first semester dropouts do so due to laziness?
The most challenging part was juggling the work load, we had somewhere between 6-8 courses first semester. In grade 12 I only had 3 courses and a spare each semester so it was a bit of an adjustment.
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by lownslow » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:16 am

evand.13 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm
Was the book work actually very difficult compared to that of senior high school or did the first semester dropouts do so due to laziness?
Laziness isn't quite the right word. Don't forget you'll be among a large group of people who are living and functioning on their own possibly for the first time in their lives, and often priorities get mixed up.

My recommendation is to put your schooling first, complete all daily homework assignments before dinner (from a mechanics of learning perspective this helps 'lock in' the lesson and seriously cuts down on the required study time later), and be reasonably well rested for class. Pay attention in your classes, the instructors often won't straight up tell you but they'll strongly imply exactly what will be on the test with something like, "Let's take up Question 5 from last night's homework. I know nobody said it gave them trouble but I think reviewing it is important." Don't fall for something that looks like the easy way out; in the long run it is easier and less time consuming to just pay attention, do the homework, and review the things you don't understand until you get it. Tutoring used to be free, probably still is.

The above sounds like a lot of work when you could be getting shitfaced and staying out all night but it really isn't as big a commitment as it first sounds. I did what I described and except for around exam time I was free to do whatever I wanted after about 6pm each week day and all day on the weekends.
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by hsilgnepilot » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:01 pm

Would not recommend in the least. Go to confed.
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by shivam282 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:37 pm

hsilgnepilot wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Would not recommend in the least. Go to confed.
Thanks for the reply. Mind explaining your reasoning for this? PM if that's what your prefer.
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by EGW » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:48 am

hsilgnepilot wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Would not recommend in the least. Go to confed.

Please PM me as to why you think this, I’m having a hard time deciding between the two
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by BE-200 Guy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:36 pm

Sault College is a very respected place
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by 8895 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:12 am

hsilgnepilot wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Would not recommend in the least. Go to confed.
Sounds like Dougie claimed another victim
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Re: Sault College Aviation Question

Post by g.vianna » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:24 am

8895 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:12 am
hsilgnepilot wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Would not recommend in the least. Go to confed.
Sounds like Dougie claimed another victim
hahaha
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