Future engineering student seeks advice

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I plan on entering into an engineering program net year as a first year entrant. My grades should get me into the engineering program if I apply for first year entry. But should I do this?

I only recently (grade 11) started taking my school work as seriously as I do now. My marks are in the high 80's but I still come across new things like (a^3-b^3)=(a-b)(a^2+ab+b^2) which I probably should have learned prior to my 11th year in school. I am hesitant to enter into a Engineering program my first year at University. I am pretty sure that the course load won't be much of a shock for me as I spend a lot of time on my homework already. Can someone give me an idea as to what to e)(pect? (my >< key is broken... lol) Should I head straight into engineering or should I take advantage of my first year to get much better at math through a couple predominantly physics/math oriented semesters?

If you do say that I can probably handle an engineering course, what kind of books should I read in the mean time to prepare myself? Should I focus on getting algebra down cold or should I do a lot of calculus problems? I wish there was more time left! lol
 

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