| Originally Posted by jenee.sum
Coincidentally, I went to Seneca AND York.
I'm not sure how much university/college tuition is in the States, so I can't comment on price comparison.
Like MissChievous said, some Canadian universities are easier to get into than others. I think York is in the middle. If you have average marks, they may accept you, but that all depends on the applicant pool for that year. Seneca's a college, so it's obviously easier to get into. With a 2.5 GPA, I think your plan for 2 yrs at Seneca and then transfer to SUNY Buffalo is a better choice. Plus you get your financial aid.
Here's my experience with the 2 schools if you are interested. York was so-so for me. I was younger, so I didn't try as hard in university. Plus lectures put me to sleep if I didn't get enough sleep - students never get enough sleep! It's a good university IMO. I had some really amazing professors, and quite of few that needed to retire LOL.
I went to Seneca after, and graduated with flying colours. That being said, I was also older, and I was there for my career field. Maybe that's why I tried harder? So if you're planning on coming up, I hope you'll find the motivation and drive to kill every course you take b/c it's a BIG step. And I LOVED Seneca btw. Not sure if it's b/c of the program I was in, but if you enroll in a program you WANT to be in, I'm sure you'll put the effort to do well.
You're right, not all Canadian degrees are recognized in the States, such as the BEd (Bachelor of Education). If you're worried about your program, contact Seneca and York to ask about it before you enroll.
Chemical engineering sounds fantastic! There's a company called Cosmetica Laboratories in Toronto. They deal with formula development, stability tests, quality control, etc. My friend use to work there. If you decide to stay in TO after your studies, this company sounds perfect for you.