well ... that's one thing taken care of ...
Make sure that you call the schools you're applying too. Someone who worked in a top 20 admission office said they auto-rejected a canadian applicant because there undergrad wasn't lsdas approved.
I talked to BU yesterday and they said no problemo, which is what BC told me as well in August. I can't see why Northeastern would be any different, but I'll check with them anyways. And if I can't get into those schools, I'll be applying to a few schools up here just in case.
Best of luck, man. We gotta infuse some Canuck flava south of the border, heh.