Are You a Good Fit?
While the ITEC program is an attractive option for any student aspiring to obtain a college degree, how can we be sure the program is a good fit for you? Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have an interest in information technology? As the name suggests, the Information Technology Early College program is HIGHLY focused on IT. On occasion, students will take courses outside of this content area to meet the degree requirements. However, as students progress through the program, IT courses become more frequent and more demanding and a greater challenge for students with only a slight interest in the field.
- Do you take responsibility for your education? Students participating in the ITEC program are often treated as college students by their professors. In this scenario, it is the student’s responsibility to pursue his or her education. Among other things, this means arriving to class on time and prepared, getting help when it is needed and before it is too late, submitting assignments completely and on time, and being accountable for using scholarly behavior in the classroom. If you are demonstrating these skills consistently in your current classes, that’s great! However, if you are still developing these skills, the ITEC program may not be a good fit for you.
Requisite Accuplacer Score – In order to be considered for the program, 8th grade students must receive a score of at least 79 on the Reading Comprehension section of the application. This is the first qualifier. It does NOT guarantee a seat in the program.
Two Strong Letters of Recommendation (one MUST be from current technology instructor) – Your letters of recommendation will assess your readiness to succeed in a college classroom. The stronger your scores, the better your chances of earning a seat in the program.
Panel Interview – Applicants must meet with a team of professionals affiliated with the ITEC program to discuss their qualifications, level of interest, and other topics relevant to successful completion of the program.