Prepare for College

Engineering is a challenging and rewarding career that requires a college education. Here are some tips to help you plan for college

Plan Ahead.
Taking the right classes in high school is very important to getting into engineering programs at colleges and universities. You'll need four years of math and science (why?) in addition to language and social studies.

Since many classes are taken in order you can't wait until your junior or senior year to start thinking about college.

Get involved.
Grades are important, but many schools will look for well-rounded students that are involved in some kind of extracurricular activity. Community organizations, athletic teams, even an after-school job will enhance your college applications.

Get involved with activities you enjoy and you'll have fun while improving the chances of getting into the college or university of your choice.

Be flexible.
Find out about many different colleges that have programs you're interested in. Apply to several. 

Be on the look out for scholarships and other financial aid that can help can help you pay for school.  Taking classes at a community college can help you catch up, get ahead, or save money before transferring to another university.

Stay organized.
Keep track of deadlines and give yourself extra time to review, proof-read, and submit applications.

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Don't Wait Until High School

No matter what your dream job is, taking math and science classes in middle school will give you more options in high school and beyond.

Math and science are essential to understanding the world we live in. Even if the classes are challenging they give you essential tools for success in the future.
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