Here's my story, I'm from Edmonton, Alberta. My final grade 12 transcript grades which are relevant to engineering are as follows:
Physics 30 - 97%
Chemistry 30 - 100%
Math 30 Pure - 95%
Math 31 - 100% (Calculus)
English 30-1 - 80%
I have applied to the University of Alberta for engineering to start in September of this year, and should get in since they have a cut-off of 80% based upon the courses I listed above.
I don't want to go south of the border unless it is to attend a top school such as MIT, Stanford, Berkley, etc. since the UofA has a good engineering dept. and is close to home.
Would these schools take my high school grades into consideration at all or would they only care about my SAT score? Also, how tough is the SAT on someone from Canada? Have I missed the window of opportunity to even write it/apply to the aforementioned schools for September 2011 admission? Will my weakness in English nix any chance at admission to these schools?