If you are you interested in studying engineering, listen up! Engineering is such a popular major that admission directly into undergraduate engineering programs is less secure, even for students who have performed well in advanced math and science classes in high school. Perhaps applying to a 3-2 engineering program would set you apart from others in the college’s applicant pool. For a better understanding of what a 3-2 engineering program is, and whether it may be a good fit for you, read Bright Horizons College Coach admissions expert Landis Fryer’s blog post in on the College Coach Insider Blog at blog.getintocollege.com.
by Landis Fryer, former admissions officer at Dartmouth College
Engineering is a popular major at many universities because it is exciting, constantly changing, and can lead to wonderful career opportunities. Many students who are interested in engineering complete advanced courses like physics and calculus in high school and want to enroll directly into an engineering program, typically at a flagship university in their home state (like Georgia Tech, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo). While this route toward an engineering degree is appealing, the application process often is highly competitive, as many students desire to be part of these growing fields when they graduate and want the educational experiences offered at these institutions.
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