When you have managed to go through college and graduate, you will have a much better chance when it comes to job hunting compared to the people who never went to college. However, there is a lot of problem solving and complicated decisions to make which is why universities will require the candidates to meet specific criterias before they can secure an admission to the college to take an engineering degree. You will be risking your chance to get into the job of your dreams if you do not start to take steps towards securing a place in college to study engineering. You need to have gone through high before you are admitted to college. You should have taken at least four years of english language, mathematics(trigonometry, calculus, algebra and geometry) and 3 years of sciences(physics, chemistry and biology). Even with the right subjects, you should be able to demonstrate great performance in all of them because without that you will be at a disadvantage.
Ensure your grades are great from the time you get into junior high because putting in efforts at your final year is not going to earn you a lot of points. SAT and ACT tests should be taken seriously because they bear a lot of weight when it comes to decisions on your where you will end up in college. 0. It is not just about academics though which is why you need to find some more things to do to impress colleges. You should demonstrate creative potential and a zest for learning.
You should have extracurricular activities participation records too because no college wants students who are just going through life without exploring. No college wants a student who is a trouble maker which is why you should be careful about what you do in high school because you will need recommendations from your teachers and mentors and if you have been giving the a hard time then this can cost you the admission. Engineering colleges want students who will be dedicated to research in order to come up with innovative solutions to the everyday problems in life. Start thinking of the projects you should work on early even though there is no a college lab because showing that you are taking innovative steps is going to help you with your admission and put you high in the list of the candidates because there will be thousands of applicants and if you are one of the averages you might miss your spot.