A Guide to Preparing for Post-Secondary Education


After you’ve looked at a few programs you might still be unsure of which one you would like to take but remember that’s totally normal! You should pick at least three programs/schools that you are interested in and send in your application. You’re not committing to anything just yet; you’re just giving yourself more options for what programs you could take. By the time you receive acceptance letters, you should have a better idea of what you want to do.


Tips for Applying

Admission Requirements

  • Are there courses or grade average requirements?
  • Will you need to submit a letter of interest, portfolio, references, etc.?
  • If you don’t meet the requirements, can you do some upgrading or take a foundational/access program?
  • What are the costs of applying to the program?

Finding Support

  • Do you know anyone who’s applied to college or university?
  • Can they help you with your application?
  • Is there someone you can contact at the school to ask questions about your application? There is usually contact information on the admissions page of the school website. 

Important – Take the next few weeks or months to seriously think about what program, school or city you want to be in. Talk to your friends, family, teachers, and co-workers about your options. They might be able to connect you with people who have either been in the program, school or city.

And don’t be afraid to use facebook to let people know what you’re up to! You’d be surprised how quickly people will respond to you.