Why would I dedicate a whole post to an obvious question – are you prepared? Before I get into this, let me explain that despite all your high school honors and accolades, the engineering demands at the college level are astounding. I guarantee you will be challenged both inside and outside the classroom. Not only will you be juggling classes (with several hours of homework), you will be managing relationships, money, time, health, and hopefully some leisure. Did I mention you will be responsible for boatloads of homework? Did I also mention your course loads do not get any lighter as the semesters go by?