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Preparing for Grad School with ChemE..

dhs911230dhs911230 Registered User Posts: 806 Member
edited March 2011 in Engineering Majors
Any advices?

I know that i should try to get as many research opportunities as i can.
And that i need a good GRE score, good statement of purpose(?), and good GPA.

1) What else would I need?
2) Would it be smart to take easy classes to bring up my GPA or do colleges look at all that?
3) Does undergrad matter? And I'm talking about choosing between CMU CIT(22K a year) and U of Delaware (12K a year)
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Replies to: Preparing for Grad School with ChemE..

  • viciouspoultryviciouspoultry Registered User Posts: 837 Member
    My take from this thread is that you are not even in undergrad yet and already thinking about going to grad school for ChemE. If that is the case how about you first take a couple (i.e. several) chemical engineering classes to make sure you like them, understand them, and want to do that for the rest of your life, or for that matter if you want to spend another 2 or more odd years in school.

    As for #2, grad school for engineering is not med school or law school where your whole goal is to get a high GPA, you should definitely challenge yourself to the fullest, luckily that isn't much of an issue as ChemE is very dense and challenging major.
  • BanjoHitterBanjoHitter Registered User Posts: 1,497 Senior Member
    2) Would it be smart to take easy classes to bring up my GPA or do colleges look at all that?

    What college has "easy classes?" This isn't high school where you can take AP or regular. In college there's a specific chemical engineering curriculum and you follow it. You can take easier electives, but usually there are so few free electives in a ChemE program that they don't really matter.
  • dhs911230dhs911230 Registered User Posts: 806 Member
    Yeah i was talking about electives.
    And yeah... I might be going to U of Delaware where ChemE is strong but nothing else....
    So yeah...
    And i think i would like it! Haha
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