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I am really interested in chemical engineering. Next year I will graduate from high school.

I am actually a high school dropout. However, I have recent decided to return to school. Conveniently, there is actually a regular high school for adults in my city. I have a lot of really poor grades on my transcript. Most of my grades are in the 50% range and even a couple of unsuccessful courses. Subsequently, those grades are available for the entire world to see! However, I have been doing rather well as of late.

As for credits I have to put towards my “top six”, I have a 91 in ENG4U and 97 in LVV4U. I also have a few other high nineties at the 4U level. Unfortunately, most engineering programs have a lot of prerequisites!

I just wrapped up MCR3U with a 98 and SCH3U with 96. I am currently taking SPH3U with reach ahead (summer school). I expect to do well.

Now I was wondering, are there schools that would frown upon my record? I am thinking about applying to Queens, University of Toronto, and Waterloo.
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Generally speaking, most schools only care about your top 6, unless you're aiming for early admission. If not, you can have 50's throughout your transcript as long as your top 6 reach above the cut-off. A 91 in ENG4U is impressive and is usually the road-block to most applicants.

However, UofT and Waterloo won't look at second attempts in your top 6 unless with good reason.
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Yea, fortunately I have no repeats.
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How old are you? After a certain age some universities might consider you as a "non-matriculated applicant" (see http://www.registrar.ualberta.ca/calendar/Admission/General-Requirements/14.3.html for example). Either way they might treat your application differently.
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I'm 23.

I saw something on waterloo's website yesterday of that nature. Definately something to look into.
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It's worthwhile asking them how they would look at your application
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