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Hollis Bischoff
College Admissions Advisor
UCLA Certificate
HECA, IECA – Professional Member
Hollis@collegeunlocked.com
65...
Engineering Tough & Very CompetitiveEngineering Tough & Very Competitive
“if you take two students who have the same
high ...
Why Do Eng. Majors Leave?Why Do Eng. Majors Leave?
Copyright 2012– Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012– Strategies 4...
Trying To Reverse Brain DrainTrying To Reverse Brain Drain
Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – St...
Recognizing the “Natural”Recognizing the “Natural”
EngineerEngineer
Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright ...
Crafting The College ListCrafting The College List
Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies...
Competition is FierceCompetition is Fierce
• Schools admitting by major – Eng has a
GPA/SAT/ACT “Premium”. Therefore:
– Le...
Therefore, Good Fit Is ImportantTherefore, Good Fit Is Important
Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 201...
TranscriptTranscript
Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC
Most competi...
TestingTesting
Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC
SAT Subject Tests ...
Application/Essay(s)Application/Essay(s)
Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admissi...
Extracurricular ActivitiesExtracurricular Activities
Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategi...
What If The Worst Comes ToWhat If The Worst Comes To
PassPass
• Consider majoring in Physics or Chemistry
– If waitlist or...
Questions?Questions?
Thank you!
Hollis Bischoff
College Admissions Advisor
UCLA Certificate
Member: PNACAC, HECA,
IECA – P...
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  1. 1. Hollis Bischoff College Admissions Advisor UCLA Certificate HECA, IECA – Professional Member Hollis@collegeunlocked.com 650.209.0272 Engineer Bridges and Buildings
  2. 2. Engineering Tough & Very CompetitiveEngineering Tough & Very Competitive “if you take two students who have the same high school grade-point average and SAT scores, and you put one in a highly selective school like Berkeley and the other in a school with lower average scores like Cal State, that Berkeley student is at least 13 percent less likely than the one at Cal State to finish a STEM degree.” Mitchell J. Chang, an education professor at U.C.L.A Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC 40% of all engineering majors switch majors or fail to graduate
  3. 3. Why Do Eng. Majors Leave?Why Do Eng. Majors Leave? Copyright 2012– Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012– Strategies 4 Admission, LLC CostCostParental & Peer Pressure Parental & Peer Pressure Passionles s Passionles s Time toGraduate Time toGraduate Engineering has twice the attrition rate of all other majors
  4. 4. Trying To Reverse Brain DrainTrying To Reverse Brain Drain Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC Schools want to recognize & admit the “natural” engineer – imbedded in the DNA
  5. 5. Recognizing the “Natural”Recognizing the “Natural” EngineerEngineer Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC
  6. 6. Crafting The College ListCrafting The College List Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC
  7. 7. Competition is FierceCompetition is Fierce • Schools admitting by major – Eng has a GPA/SAT/ACT “Premium”. Therefore: – Less “safeties” than any other major – Higher GPA/Test scores than average (+10-20%) – Higher testing threshold (More subject tests) – Higher readiness requirements (AP Sci/Math) – Built-in attrition via death march & grading policies Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC
  8. 8. Therefore, Good Fit Is ImportantTherefore, Good Fit Is Important Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC Engineering the Application For the Engineering Major
  9. 9. TranscriptTranscript Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC Most competitive schools – AP classes in multiple subject are table stakes, for engineers Calc and sciences are even in less competitive schools
  10. 10. TestingTesting Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC SAT Subject Tests for UC Engineering Students even though not required for UC admissions; highly selective schools may require 3 SAT II tests
  11. 11. Application/Essay(s)Application/Essay(s) Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC There must be a “why engineering” essay somewhere in the application
  12. 12. Extracurricular ActivitiesExtracurricular Activities Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC
  13. 13. What If The Worst Comes ToWhat If The Worst Comes To PassPass • Consider majoring in Physics or Chemistry – If waitlist or transfer into engineering possible • Consider a 3-2 at a non-engineering school – Keep a high GPA and transfer to eng. program • Consider Community College Option • Consider an engineering masters program • Start a company – develop a product or software Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC
  14. 14. Questions?Questions? Thank you! Hollis Bischoff College Admissions Advisor UCLA Certificate Member: PNACAC, HECA, IECA – Professional Member Hollis@collegeunlocked.com 650.209.0272 Copyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLCCopyright 2012 – Strategies 4 Admission, LLC
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