Barbara Liskov
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  • Alice, Saint Louis asked Barbara Liskov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Added Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    I am a freshman in High School. Are there specific classes that I could take to increase my chances of being accepted in MIT?
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    Barbara Liskov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Answered Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    There aren't any special courses that would increase your chances of getting into MIT.  However it is important to have good preparation in math and science and also to avail yourself of courses or opportunities that introduce you to ...

  • Jalen, Farmington Hills

    Added Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Hello! I'm a Junior in High School and I have just recently taken an interest in Computer and Software Engineering, but I'm unsure if I'm ready to handle these majors in college. I only know HTML and CSS at the moment and I'm trying to find time to teach myself C++, Python, PHP, etc. But I doubt I'll become a programming wiz before I start college. How much code and programming language should I know before I enter a Computer Engineering or Software Engineering major.
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    Barbara Liskov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Answered Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    It is NOT necessary to become a programming wiz or to know a lot of programming languages before you start college in order to major in computer science or engineering. At MIT we see many students who come in without much background and go on to be ...

  • Elexi, Edgard,LA

    Added Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    How much math is required of an computer engineer? How long do you have to go to school to become an computer engineer? Do you have to take a certain test to be certified after graduating?
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    Barbara Liskov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Answered Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    You will need at least a college degree to be a computer engineer.

    It helps to have lots of math.  You should take all the offered math classes in high school if you can. In college you should major in computer science and take at least the math ...