Selecting what colleges to apply to is nearly as important as selecting what programs you would like to focus on. It is important to find the right fit for you, not only career wise, but campus wise. Choosing the right school can have a significant impact on your overall satisfaction with your education after graduation. Thankfully, in Ontario we have 27 colleges offering a variety of courses. This year, Picture Your Future Tour has been travelling alongside the College Information Program, giving you the opportunity to shop around.
When choosing between schools, it is important to consider what different colleges have to offer. If you enjoy being in nature, perhaps it is good to consider schools where the outdoors are readily available to you. On the other hand, some students may prefer the fast paced environment of a bigger city. Ask what extracurricular activities are important to you, and see who offers them.
College experience is not limited to the classroom. There is much to be gained from the community at hand, and through the relationships and connections during college. Take advantage of every opportunity you may have to talk to college representatives of the College Information Program, and get informed on what you need to know. If you are able to find a program that you enjoy, and a campus life that excites you, perhaps you have found the right school!