So I'm not too sure of my chances of getting into the following universities: - Princeton - Caltech - MIT - Polytechnic Institute of New York - Harvard (I know its very unlikey) Now my last year of high school will be 2017, yes I am still in grade 9. Recently I've been doing the math & I believe I may graduate school with a 4.0 GPA (give or take). Also since I'm already studying for the SAT's, I believe I am capable of getting around a 2200 score. But the reason my grades wouldn't be so good is because of so many issues, that normal people wouldn't usually have as obstacles to get to where I want to be. I'm most likely not going to be involved in school activites too much. So I'm wondering what are my chances of getting in. Also is it true that if I want to get involved with sciences, going to a university in the U.S is very important? As I am currently living in Canada, and I'm most likely going to stay here all 4 years (I am a Canadian citizen). I don't know if it's worth going through the trouble of moving, taking the SAT's and I'm also currently not in the best financial situation. I don't even know if I can afford anything at this point as my parents don't have their savings any more.