Chances of acceptance in second tier engineering school from CC
Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me with this:
I have been out of high school for seven years already, and I periodically attended school, though not towards a specific major. One year ago, I started attending a community college, and I plan on transferring to a four year engineering college in the near future. I didn't do especially well in high school (b+ average) but this past year in school I achieved a GPA of 4.0 with modest effort, and I plan on keeping it that way. I think that I should get good recs. I never took the ACT, the SAT, or any other standardized tests; however, those schools say that taking it in college won't matter. Is that true? And will my high school record matter at this point?
What are my chances of admittance to a second tier engineering school like Georgia Tech or University of Michigan? I am not from either of those states.