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My chances of CS or engineering?

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well.. I'm one of the many guys who wants to be an engineer but don't have the marks..
I eat, sleep and breathe computers. Ive built many before and done quite a bit of java programming. I've always wanted to be a computer engineer, or study any type of engineering really. But.. My marks are HORRIBLE. I've been trying hard, but I just can't make it where I want to be where I was in grade 9. My marks right now:

English : idk yet but I can pull off an easy 80+
Advanced Functions: something around a 71 after my last test =|
Philosophy: tough course, getting a 76 so far.
Spare : I wish this counted as a mark -.-
Calculus: idk yet but looking at my adv functions mark, I doubt my chances of success.
Chemistry: 78 =\
Physics: idk yet but I love Physics I think I can pull of atleast an 80.
Writers craft: blahh, idk yet. I think I can get an easy 80 as well.

I've heard of people getting rejected with 85+ avgs. I'm scared as hell... So what should I do.. I can't goto college cause it'll be a disgrace on my family apparently... (my dad did engineering, mom did MBA) however I'm open to learning anything and everything. I mean if I had to switch my path to business I wouldn't mind. I have heard that UTM you only need mid 70s for comp sci?
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Your changes are slim, Tim.
Here's the thing - if you can't handle getting great marks in high school with the "tough" courses you have, what makes you think you'll actually be able to handle and engineering program in university?
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@rightsaidfred wrote
Your changes are slim, Tim.
Here's the thing - if you can't handle getting great marks in high school with the "tough" courses you have, what makes you think you'll actually be able to handle and engineering program in university?



Well, I guess your right but then what am I supposed to do then...
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I think you are ok for the cs of ryerson/utsc/utm/york;
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UOIT is also an option seeing your obvious interest in technology and computers.

Can I also recommend a tutor? It might help you get your math marks in the 80 range
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Interested in Computers?
How come you didn't take any CS or Comp Eng courses?
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@iRamie wrote
Interested in Computers?
How come you didn't take any CS or Comp Eng courses?



I would if I could. School doesn't offer grade 12 CEng or CS. I got a 97 in ICS3U though.
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well.. I'm one of the many guys who wants to be an engineer but don't have the marks..
I eat, sleep and breathe computers. Ive built many before and done quite a bit of java programming. I've always wanted to be a computer engineer, or study any type of engineering really. But.. My marks are HORRIBLE. I've been trying hard, but I just can't make it where I want to be where I was in grade 9. My marks right now:



You can still get into universities such as ryerson, guelph or carleton. Dont worry about calc certain people perform better in calc then adv functions. At the end of the day you can still become an engineer you just may not receive your degree from a "prestigious" school.
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