How To Prepare for College

High School Classes

High school is the time to prepare for the expectation of the college curriculum. How can you best prepare yourself to become a Purdue Engineer? Try to take as many math and science classes as possible, such as pre-calculus or calculus, and chemistry and physics. Continuing a writing and communication class along with a foreign language allows students to have the best success. If the high school you're attending offers some kind of computer programming, that too would prepare students for a real college environment. Lastly, any honors and advanced placement classes will make a big impact in the academic readiness of the student.

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Get Involved 

Universities are looking for a well-rounded students and Purdue is no exception, especially when dealing with engineering. Below are examples of how you can become more involved during high school.

  • Join student organizations
  • Join community organizations
  • Volunteer
  • Join a sports team
  • Become involved in band
  • Obtain work experience

Colleges want to know students can take on the stresses of academic life and are able to give back to the community in some fashion.

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