Chances at McGill/Waterloo/Queen's

<p>I've been considering applying to McGill, as well as Dalhousie, Waterloo, and Queen's too for Fall 2005 undergraduate.</p>

<p>I live in a rural community of Canada, in the province of Nova Scotia. I wrote the SAT I test on October 9th (I got an 1150, 630M : 520V). The low verbal score is not really my fault. I had 100% unweighted in my Advanced English, which was the highest possible course and grade for my junior year. This shows a flaw in the curriculum (or lack there of) for last year. I thought I did better on the math part (ie: > 700), but oh well. These things happen. </p>

<p>Should I even forward my SAT grades to the school or not when I apply? </p>

<p>Here's some of my stats:
GPA: 97.0% end of last term (junior year grade 11)
Honors: Have maintained an 85% or higher average throughout junior and senior high
SAT I: 1150 (630M : 520V)
AP: English Lang- 2, English Lit- 2 (scores from junior year, will be taking again at end of this year along with courses mentioned below)
Rank: 1 of ~70 at the end of junior year
Course Selection: Most rigorous available (AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP English, AP Biology, and Global Geography [compulsory]) </p>

<p>Extracurriculars: -Senior Executive Student Council (Recording Secretary) (1 year)
-Senior School Newspaper Reporter (2 years)
-Curling for a school team, and a personal team (3 years)
-Call to Remembrance in freshman year and in junior high (3 years)
-Will be playing Softball in the spring
-Have been golfing for 6 years
-Ice Hockey for a personal team in freshman year and in junior high (6 years)
-Member of St. Joseph's Cathloic Parish (13 years)</p>

<p>Volunteering: -Will be tutoring by the end of the year.
-I volunteer doing odd jobs for the local curling club (ice cream booth at the annual carnival)
-I volunteer doing things for the Liberal party locally (march in parades, etc)</p>

<p>Other: -Attended the 2004 Dalhousie University Science and Engineering week (invitational event, one student per school from my province)
-Reach for Dalhousie Program (it's like Reach for the top)
-Part time job for Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods around 10 hours per week during the school year
-Came 1st in my school at a math competition for Grade 11 (made provincial list)
-Came 2nd in my school at a math competition for Grade 10
-Parents are both seasonal employees (mother laid off for 2 months per year, father laid off for 3 months per year)</p>

<p>So do I have a chance?</p>

<p>Y the hell are u taking the SATs????? Waterloo and Queens don't ask for them!!!! I am applying for 2005 as well to University of Toronto, Queens and MacMaster/Western. I think with your average, u'll probably get a full scholarship. Don't waste ur time on standardize tests! don't even bother with them. Anyway, i know you'll get into all the Canadian schools with your scores, just don't tell them u took the SAT! i don't know where Dalhousie is, but if it's in the states, then you should try to study for a 1300+ on the SAT I, best of lucks. :)</p>

<p>What program are you applying to? There's alot of difference between engineering and english at Waterloo.. the latter you could probably get in with 70's.</p>

<p>full scholarship...i doubt it. will need high 80s. But since you come from nova scotia, I think you will be an exception from the ontario kids. don't do the sats again..canadians DON'T CARE. The AP's you can't get credit for because they're not a 4 or a 5, but you don't need to apply for the credit.</p>

<p>I took SATs to see if I was US material, but, as you can see, it didn't work out that way. I just didn't want to get 5 years down the road and then start thinking I could've went to Harvard, is all.</p>

<p>But do you think that the SATs will help get me more money?</p>