A Guide to Preparing for Post-Secondary Education


Personality Test

Before you start looking at programs, it might help to understand what kind of personality you have. A test such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment can help reveal what kinds of programs or careers would suit you based on your values and passions.

Most often these types of tests come with a fee; however, ask a career counselor at school if they can provide you with access to one for free through your school.


Searching for Programs

Not sure what program you want to take or what school you want to go to? These sites should help you find programs you might be interested in:


Tips for Exploring

Important Dates

  • When does the school year or program start and will you be available when the program starts?
  • When is the deadline to submit an application?

Location of Program

  • Where is the program being offered?
  • Is it easy to travel to the community or city from home?
  • How big is the school or the community you will be in?


  • What are the requirements (such as grade averages, work experience, etc.) to get into the program?
  • Will you need to take additional courses or a foundational program to get in?

*The information will be found on the university website, generally under the specific departments requirements. Some schools will even have booklets with more information that they can mail to you.