Education is meant to serve a lot of purposes and more you advance in academics the better the chance of securing a high-income job and if you do not want to spend years looking for job, an engineering degree is one of the best things you can sign up for. 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 need to have gone through high before you are admitted to college. You should have taken at least four years of english language, mathematics(trigonometry, calculus, algebra and geometry) and 3 years of sciences(physics, chemistry and biology). It does not just end at making sure you have picked the right courses and studied them for the required time duration but also scoring good grades.
Ensure your grades are great from the time you get into junior high because putting in efforts at your final year is not going to earn you a lot of points. You should have great SAT and ACT scores too. 0 GPA, you will be on your way towards getting into engineering school but in order to impress with prestigious colleges, make sure you have a 4. It is not just about academics though which is why you need to find some more things to do to impress colleges. You need to show the colleges your creative side and also eagerness to learn.
Remember that extracurricular activities also count and it will be difficult to get a spot in any college without a record showing your participation even though you have impressive grades. No college wants a student who is a trouble maker which is why you should be careful about what you do in high school because you will need recommendations from your teachers and mentors and if you have been giving the a hard time then this can cost you the admission. Engineering is not just about doing what has been the standard all the time but also making sure the generations which keep joining the colleges can help further research and find better ways to solve the problems in the real world. 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.