I’ll start with the question give some background and hopefully you guys can help me out a bit.
I’m looking into getting into certain college engineering programs…
I’m a Junior this year in high school and I’m program lead of Nashua NH Team 151 (hall of fame team). I’m not really a stellar student, in fact 90% of my Nashua team probably gets better grades than I do.
I’m taking all honors level classes, my hardest math and science classes are AP Physics and Calculus. It’s comparatively a rather difficult schedule. The rest of my classes are pretty much reqs for graduation. All high school I’ve been getting mostly B’s and A-'s. I’ve accidentally let 2 C+ slip in there in 16 different grades. I dont have my gpa since the system is being altered.
I’m looking into getting into some of the larger Big 10 engineering schools probably in electrical or systems engineering. Heres a short list. Some of them are reach schools
- Ohio State
- Michigan State
- Penn State
- UNH (instate school option :-/ )
For the most part thats also the order from favorite down. How difficult is it going to be when I go to apply to these schools next year to get into their engineering programs? I’m also involved in a bunch of other extra curricular like mock congress and newspaper to name a few. In nearly every club I hold a leadership or higher role. I’ll have taken from Algebra 1 to AP Stat by graduation and from Physical Science to AP Chem (including ap physics) as well. I’m also in a 2 year engineering class and a java programming class.
How is my situation looking for getting into any or some of these schools. I don’t have any idea and my guidance counselor sucks and my parents aren’t much more help.
Thanks for any advice and help… I much appreciate it.
Dave Stewart- Junior
Nashua NH Team 151 (Hall of Fame)
- Program/Systems Lead