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Patrick Irving

I just wanted to add that if you have trouble getting into a big state college engineering program, look for smaller colleges or community colleges that have a partnership with one of these universities. Often there will be a 2+2 program where you take basic courses along with introductory engineering courses for 2 years. Then, with good grades, you're guaranteed entry into the big school program to complete your degree. This doesn't really put you behind and could potentially save you a lot of money.

Answered 2 years ago

Patrick Irving
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Joe Cohan

I concur with Nigel below that you need to get accepted to an accredited college with a major in civil engineering. To that end focus on your math, and science grades. A couple of points that will get you a leg up:
1. Try to take Calculus in High School (You may have to take it again in colklege, but it will be so much easier.)
2. Be sure to take youe E.I.T. (engineering in training) exam when you're in college, (ideally in your senior year). All of the information necessary for the exam will be fresh in your mind at the time.

Answered 3 years ago

Joe Cohan
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CJ Tracy

Take the most difficult/highest level of math and science classes that you can for the rest of your high school career.
Consider taking additional courses at a local community college if you can afford it.
If there are any universities in your area, see if they have an engineering day for high school students (if you are female, there may be women in engineering events).
You can even try to reach out to faculty or graduate students of universities to get advice. Look on the engineering department website for email addresses.
Find several colleges with civil engineering program that you can realistically get into and afford and take a close look at the application requirements.
Make sure you take the appropriate standardized tests and take care filling out the application (get help from guidance counselors and trusted adults, older cousins, etc, ideally ones who have gone to college).
If your school has a science and engineering fair or club, participate in it.

Answered 3 years ago

CJ Tracy
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Nigel Misso

Do well in math, physics and chemistry. You also need to be able to write clear concise reports and do presentations.

You need to be accepted to a University known for their Civil Engineering program.

You may want to build a concrete canoe; and join the http://www.asce.org/

Answered 3 years ago

Nigel Misso