6 Questions to Ask During a Campus Tour
Make the most of your post-secondary tours by asking questions that will help you choose the perfect fit.
You're about to head into a new chapter in your life and finding the right school may take some time — but we're here to help. Check out some important questions and information to consider when exploring your next steps.
1. What financial support is available to students?
Your finances are the most important thing to consider. Think about your tuition, course materials, and living costs — you can find information about fees and admissions on the program websites of the schools you are interested in.
Need some support? There are ways to get help with financing your degree through scholarships and bursaries, which you can start applying for before getting an offer of admission to York. Explore options and ask knowledgeable school advisors about the process — they will point you in the right direction!
2. What programs are available?
Financing your degree and choosing a program go hand-in-hand. Research the jobs you can get with your preferred degree and be open to the many possibilities. Institutions typically offer hundreds of programs; the world is your oyster when choosing your next journey — where do you want to go? Find out how one student discovered her dream industry during her studies at York.
If you find that you're not enjoying the program you've chosen, don't worry. You always have the choice to switch majors and, at some institutions, add a minor to your degree to study two subjects at once.
3. I'm going to spend a lot of time here; what's available on campus?
Time on campus won't always be spent in the classroom; find out more about what you can do in between classes. Check out what study spaces are available, where you can buy food, where you can work out, where you can go to unwind, and more! You can also make connections with other students by joining clubs and attending interesting workshops during your free time.
4. I'm going to commute, what transportation is available?
Public transportation opportunities can help connect you to the surrounding community in your school's area, get you to and from campus, and open the door for exploration on your new journey. If you'll be driving to campus, map your route and find out information about parking services and permits.
5. How can this school support my needs?
There are several supports that you can discover while on a tour for a variety of services, such as academic, health and wellness, campus security, and more.
6. How can I get involved on campus and in the community?
Getting involved helps you make friends, find jobs, and aids your mental health. When you step outside your comfort zone, you open yourself up to gaining transferable skills that you will be able use in your academic and professional journey.
Explore the opportunities available to you on campus, such as Work/Study programs, which help you develop professional skills, encourage community engagement, and build confidence.
With these tips in mind, you will be on your way to finding your perfect school! Remember, don't be afraid to ask questions — now is your opportunity to create positive change in the future! How will you make an impact? Tour one of our campuses to get inspired.
Do you want to learn more about York University? Explore our Keele and Glendon Campus tour options, and learn more about the new Markham Campus. Stay connected by following us on Facebook or X (formerly known as Twitter)!
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