I may have posted here once or twice many years back, and I found the information and feedback to be helpful, so I'm hoping that I can get something similar for my current situation.
I am currently a junior undergraduate engineering student at Northwestern. I was accepted here on an ROTC scholarship. As it turns out, I despise engineering and the school, but had no luck with transferring or changing majors because of my scholarship. Now I find myself being medically disenrolled from my binding scholarship (disqualifying, permanent damage imparted to my right leg), with absolutely no debt to my name after three years.
I've been looking at good political science/international relations schools (with engineering so I can complete my current degree) to transfer to, but I've found none with an acceptable price range (Berkeley and Michigan are way overpriced, imo).
To the point: A friend of mine suggested that I look at McGill... Why are most Canadian schools exponentially cheaper than their American counterparts? AFAIK, McGill is comparable to Northwestern in rankings but is less than half the cost.
When I apply to McGill or some other school, can I avoid matriculation and only use my high school grades and stats? A combination of mental and physical illness has crashed and burned my GPA for the past year and a half, and I'm hoping for a possibility to start anew, or at least use transfer credits that don't apply to my new GPA. Is any of this possible?