If you’re planning to take post-secondary programs after high school graduation, start early with your program research and planning.
That means..… think about it in Grades 9 & 10!
Do your research and campus tours starting in Grades 10 & 11!
Take the stress and unknown out of the next phase of your educational journey, and just start thinking about the possibilities.
Have fun with it!
This is a very exciting time in your life!
By Grades 11 & 12, you should be in planning mode.
By this time, attending a College / University Fair is a must.
What you need to do:
Step one: start with the internet. Do searches for programs of interest, and check out school websites. See what programs out there make sense to you, and catch your attention!
And then find out more information, in person, at a Fair.
Here’s the “HOW TO” for attending University or College Fairs this fall, so you can learn lots — and hopefully make a positive impression on school representatives.
Here’s a general introduction to prepare.
(Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression, AND you never know how much a representative will remember about you. Take this seriously.)
“Hi! I’m ___________________ and I’m in Grade ___________ at _______________.
I’m interested your _______________________ program, and after reading about it on your website ( *or visiting your campus* — show them you’ve already done research ) I’m wondering if you can tell me more information about ___________________________.
What other similar programs to this one are offered at your school?”
You can also inquire about:
…. and so on.
In your closing, you can say something such as “ it was nice to meet you” or “thank you for your time.”
Make sure to pick up paperwork from programs that catch your eye!
Enjoy the experience at your University / College Fair!
Remember — your whole life is ahead of you — the world is your oyster.
Enjoy this process!