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How will I be treated with these credits?!

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Hey guys, I'm a grade 11 student.

I want to go into either civil engineering (UofT or Waterloo)
OR
Business (Schulich or nothing)

Now I was wondering, does anyone know how universities treat these specific credits:

1. Summerschool
2. Virtual School (during summerschool, for English)
3. Private School (for gr.12 physics)

Just a bit about myself, I'm a hard working student and currently have a 93 average with: chemistry, accounting, gr. 12 law, and fitness. I have a few nice extra curricular activities such as exec of 2 clubs, sports teams, and general member of other clubs.


Does anyone know how I'll get treated by universities with private school and virtual school credits?


Thanks a lot!



p.s. I wanted to post this on the engineering section of the forum as well, but I'm not sure if I should copy this and post it on to engineering. New to the forum :S
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Universities don't care. Just make sure you're well prepared.
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@Topiary wrote
Universities don't care. Just make sure you're well prepared.



Thanks for your response. What makes you so confident though?

I hear harder programs in UofT and Waterloo Engineering/Business do not like those out of day school credits, but they do not write down what they will do about it.
Does anyone know anyone who had a high average with summer/private/virtual school and DID or DID NOT get in?

Thanks.
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@Topiary wrote
Universities don't care. Just make sure you're well prepared.


Not true. Waterloo ranks different high schools. If that school is just a mark-farm, Waterloo will consider that your 90 from that school is pretty worthless. The other schools don't care (at this time).
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@MINTOK wrote

@Topiary wrote
Universities don't care. Just make sure you're well prepared.


Not true. Waterloo ranks different high schools. If that school is just a mark-farm, Waterloo will consider that your 90 from that school is pretty worthless. The other schools don't care (at this time).




Are you talking about public high schools? If yes, then does it make my chance better knowing my high school is ranked 5/750 in Ontario for academics?
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@MINTOK wrote

@Topiary wrote
Universities don't care. Just make sure you're well prepared.


Not true. Waterloo ranks different high schools. If that school is just a mark-farm, Waterloo will consider that your 90 from that school is pretty worthless. The other schools don't care (at this time).




Are you talking about public high schools? If yes, then does it make my chance better knowing my high school is ranked 5/750 in Ontario for academics?
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@carfreak95 wrote

@MINTOK wrote

@Topiary wrote
Universities don't care. Just make sure you're well prepared.


Not true. Waterloo ranks different high schools. If that school is just a mark-farm, Waterloo will consider that your 90 from that school is pretty worthless. The other schools don't care (at this time).




Are you talking about public high schools? If yes, then does it make my chance better knowing my high school is ranked 5/750 in Ontario for academics?


I think they rank all high schools. And they have their own rankings which I don't think they make public. What they look at is the performance of students from different high schools in their universities. For example, if one student had a 95 admission average when he got into Waterloo and then started getting low 50s in university, the high school he is from would get a low rank. They would look at the average of all students though. Anyways, I heard this from the teachers in my old high school. Our math department used to get letters from Queen's and UofT, thanking our teachers for preparing our students well and giving them a fair mark.
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ah thats interesting. So it makes your chances better if students from your school did well in the university?
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