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You shouldn’t need a university degree to figure out how to get a university degree

Planning for university is a lot of work. But don’t panic. Figuring things out is easier than you think.

You should think about a number of things when you choose a school. What program do you want to study? What are your career goals and how will you achieve them? Do you want to stay close to home or travel to a new place? It’s important not just to pick the right program, but to make sure the university is a good fit.

The university experience is brand new to you, so you shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions.

Don’t stress out

Prepare by reminding yourself you don’t have to make all your life-changing decisions right away. Some students end up changing their minds (and their degree programs!) after starting school. Your world is about to open up in a big way, and there’s nothing wrong with choosing to explore everything it has to offer.

Picking a university

You should think about a number of things when you choose a school. Most schools offer a number of different services that can help make the transition to university easier for students, and if you know what’s going on outside the classroom, it doesn’t take long to meet new people and find fun things to do.

Picking a program

Choosing what to study at university is a personal decision and there’s no right or wrong way to make up your mind. It’s important to always keep in mind you should try to find a program that matches your interests. You will have a much better chance of success no matter where your career takes you.

Applying and getting accepted

When you’re finally ready to apply to university, it’s important to be fully prepared. From making sure your grades are strong enough to knowing the deadlines and then waiting for an answer, it can be a stressful experience, Knowing what to expect ahead of time will help it make sense.

Costs and Financial Support

One of the biggest worries for future university students is how they’ll pay for everything. Between class tuition, school fees and living expenses, it takes some planning. The first step is getting a handle on the numbers and knowing where to turn for help.


Not sure where to begin? Check out some of these examples covering the timeline of events from high school through your first year of university.