You have a lot of options for going back to school so it can feel overwhelming to choose a school or program. Here are some things to think about that'll help you make a decision.
I'm thinking about going back to school. Where do I start?
Here are some different factors to think about when deciding what school or program might be a good fit for you:
What are you interested in?
Search the topic you want to study and see what options are available in BC.
What's your schedule like?
You can study:
- Full time.
- Part time.
- Over a few months.
- Over several years.
What's your ideal learning environment?
You can take classes:
- On campus.
- As a combination of both.
And, of course, what about the money?
You'll have to think about:
- Tuition costs.
- Funding options.
- Budgeting during school.
You might see some unfamiliar words when you start looking at different schools and programs. Check out this glossary to learn the lingo.
Who can help me choose the best school or program for me?
Well, you know what's best for you. But if you want advice, you can talk to an academic adviser at any school.
OK, I picked a program. Now what?
Once you have chosen one (or a few) programs, start applying!
ApplyBC lets you apply to all the schools you're interested in through one site.
Here's what you'll need to fill out your application:
- Go to ApplyBC.
- Select an institution.
- Create an account or log in.
- Fill in application.
- You will need information of the last high school you attended.
- If you have attended any post-secondary school you will need that information.
- You will need to know what program you want to take and what institution you want to go to.
- Review and submit application.
- Pay application fee (dependant on school).
If you're having trouble with the application, contact the school's admissions office and they should be able to answer any burning questions.
Remember this is a process; if you don't get to all the steps in one day or even a month, that's okay. If you're feeling overwhelmed, ask for help from a friend, mentor, school career counsellor, or the school's admissions office.