Originally Posted by Missions
Thanks Adelle..i know I shouldnt be doubting myself..but I cant help it....its just one of the things that crossed my mind...i mean worse case scenario.
Thanks for the encouragement..I really needed it at this point.
No worries! University is a big leap, and it's not an easy program. Your concerns are perfectly reasonable for an incoming student. Keep in mind that Life Sciences is a very large program, so if you ever need help, there are a lot of resources - not to mention how many other students there are to lend you a hand.
I worried a lot before my first year, but I think you'll find that it isn't so scary. It's competitive when you're applying for second-year programs, but so long as you're doing reasonably well, you shouldn't have a problem getting into any Honours level II program. At the worst, you may have to shadow the program you want and reapply for it in third year - people do this all the time, and it's not a big deal whatsoever. Just make sure you keep up with your work, take advantage of all of the resources available (Math Help Center, study groups, academic advising, etc.), and you'll be perfectly fine.
Good luck in first year!
EDIT: I'm sorry, I just saw the second part of your post. I went in with an average right around yours, and I had an 8.9 average when I switched out of the program. By contrast, my housemate went into Engineering with an 80% average and now has a 12 average, and a friend with a 97% entrance average recently got kicked out of Health Science. Oddly enough, your high school marks don't always resemble your university marks. Just do the best you can do, and if you don't make it, at least you'll know it wasn't because you didn't try.