A college degree puts you ahead in life when it comes to getting a good job but it also depends on what you studied in college. Being a demanding job, you need to meet certain requirements before you are admitted to study this course. If you do not want to miss your chance, it is important to know about the requirements early in time so that you can take the necessary steps to get there. You cannot jump any steps and you still have to go through high school. Your transcripts should have a record of a 4-year course in mathematics( geometry, algebra, calculus and trigonometry). Even with the right subjects, you should be able to demonstrate great performance in all of them because without that you will be at a disadvantage.
The scores will be evaluated to confirm that you have been performing well all through high school. Study for your ACT and SAT because it is these scores the colleges will get when it comes to choosing whether to admit you or not and the course you can take. With a GPA of 3. Even though your high school grades are supposed to be stellar, make sure that you do let other aspects which will be used in determining whether you get a position or not slide. You need to show the colleges your creative side and also eagerness to learn.
Get into extra curricular activities which are related to engineering because these are emphasised when it comes to deciding where you will be admitted. Since the colleges do not know anything about you apart from the academic documents you have submitted, your mentors and teachers will have to vouch for you which is why you should get in their good graces early. Engineering colleges want students who will be dedicated to research in order to come up with innovative solutions to the everyday problems in life. Start thinking of the projects you should work on early even though there is no a college lab because showing that you are taking innovative steps is going to help you with your admission and put you high in the list of the candidates because there will be thousands of applicants and if you are one of the averages you might miss your spot.