|By Mecheng318 (Mecheng318) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 09:41 pm: Edit|
I was wondering what colleges I could possibly get into, I have heard good things about Penn State, Cooper Union and Carnegie Mellon. I am looking to major in mechanical engineering and not sure what colleges im capable of getting into.
My stats are so far (beginning of junior year):
Taking the SAT's this year
Current courses: chem honors, alg2, computer aided design(CAD), computer integrated manufacturing, us history 2, english 11
I plan on doubling up on math next year so i can get calculus in. Also least year i took intro to engineering, which was the first of three classes i took in the program Project Lead The Way, which is an engineering program sponsored by the government i think. www.pltw.org
Extra Curr. I played soccer all 3 years so far, freshman year i was the captain and we won first place, this year im also the captain and we are 5-0 so far.I also have dont FBLA(future business leaders of america) the past two years. This year I am in the National Honor Society. Also, I am very close to getting the Eagle Scout rank!
|By Mecheng318 (Mecheng318) on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 07:51 pm: Edit|
can someone please respond to how my stats are
|By Leejwwc (Leejwwc) on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 12:19 am: Edit|
Its a little too early to assess your chances b/c your stats are so incomplete. Do well on the SAT I and II's, maintain and even try to boost up that GPA a little bit, and take challenging courses at school. Those are the most important things colleges look at. Being on an engineering track is certainly a plus, but remember, colleges want to see those AP's, especially in areas relevant to your future plans. Since you have not taken calculus yet, definitely take it next yr, as well as physics and maybe AP Comp Sci. Taking these higher level courses in science (AP preferably, but also honors) is impt, especially if you want to do mechE, not to mention the foundation you'll have when you enter college.
With testing, make sure u check if the colleges you're applying to require SAT II's. Most selective colleges require 3, and engineering colleges require one of those to be in math and one in a natural science. I'm not sure whether the colleges ur looking at require them or not.
Your extracurriculars are ok, not fantastic, but not deficient either. The eagle scout ranking definitely shows longterm commitment which is great.
So keep working hard and repost when you have some more to tell us
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