Hey students! The Study North team hopes you are enjoying your Summer break! Not to be a downer or anything, but with September being right around the corner, have you maybe started thinking about College? If you haven’t, don’t worry, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, we encourage it! Check out below the 5 reasons why you should start planning for your College education early.
1. You can start saving money
If you give yourself a year to start saving for your tuition, textbooks, and residence expenses, you’ll definitely be in a good stress-free place when you start College.
2. You can do a lot of research to find a program you are interested in
What jobs are in demand? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? With all the amazing number of programs that are offered at our six Northern Ontario colleges, you can find one that suits your interests and career goals whether it be in Outdoor Studies, Trades, Nursing or Culinary Arts.
3. You have lots of time to check out college campuses
During the school year, college campuses can get really busy especially with all the new students that are attending and all of the frosh events that are happening. If you take some time to visit a college campus during the Summer, you’ll feel a lot less stressed and will be able to enjoy your time there that much more.
4. It will give you time to pick the right Specialist High School Majors (SHSM) so you’ll be prepared for college
If you are unsure of what you want to study, maybe planning to take some specialized courses in your last year will help you figure out what program you want to complete in college. Now is a great time to sit down and figure out which courses you want to add to your schedule.
5. You can take dual credits in high school
Did you know, when you take dual credits, you can complete high school courses that can be used towards your college diploma credits? This also is an excellent way for you to get a feel for what college life is like before you actually apply.
If you want more information on the six Northern Ontario colleges including programs, campuses, and student life, be sure to sign up for more information here.