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Questions to Ask

These questions will get you thinking about university and the things you should know before you make your decision. Review these questions in order to make the most of your visit to the OUF.

Ask yourself:

  • What programs or courses interest me?
  • Which subject(s) am I good at?
  • How many years do I plan to be in university?
  • How will I pay for university?
  • How early should I start saving for university?
  • Is living at home a possibility/preference?
  • Can I afford to live away from home?
  • Do I want to live away from home?
  • Do I want to attend a small, medium or large university?
  • Is the look and feel of the campus I choose important to me?

Ask university representatives, alumni and current students:

Admission Requirements
  • What courses are required in order to be admitted to the programs that interest me?
  • Are there additional requirements for admission to the program that interests me?
  • Can I go into a professional program (e.g., law school, optometry) directly from secondary school?
  • Do you accept courses that have been taken through night school, summer school and correspondence?
Programs
  • What is an undergraduate degree?
  • Does your university have the program that interests me?
  • What is the difference between a professional program and a master’s degree?
  • Where can I get more information about a particular program?
  • Can I look at your course calendar or visit your website for more information?
Finances
  • What are the costs involved in attending your university for one year?
  • Do you award scholarships automatically or do I need to apply?
Lifestyle
  • How do I apply for residence?
  • Is residence guaranteed?
  • Which varsity sports are available?
  • What sports can I play if I’m not on a varsity team?
  • What campus support services are offered, especially for new students?
  • What are the first-year class sizes like at your university?
  • Do class sizes vary according to the program I choose?
Next Steps
  • When are your campus tours and open houses available?
  • What can I expect from your institution’s information sessions?
  • Do I have to be in my last year of high school if I plan to attend the information sessions or to take a campus tour?