Transitioning to College
Computer Purchase SuggestionsWe have some recommendations if you are considering purchasing a laptop or desktop computer to bring to college.
It's the beginning of an exciting new chapter of your life, and we're here to help make that transition as smooth as possible.
How to prepare for college
- Load up on math and science courses: You need to be a well-rounded student to be successful in engineering. That said, additional courses in such areas as pre-calculus, calculus, AP calculus, physics, and chemistry will help make your transition to college classes an easier one.
- Build a strong high school academic record: As one of our faculty recently noted, "No one said it would be easy, and it's not." If you worked hard in your classes in high school and stepped outside your comfort zone, you'll be more ready for college coursework and expectations.
- Get involved: Gain hands-on experience in middle school and high school in science, math and engineering clubs, as well as other school activities involving problem solving, critical thinking and research skills.