6 Important Questions to Ask During a Campus Tour

By York University Modified on April 10, 2024
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Choose the perfect school for you by asking good, relevant questions as you explore campuses.

6 Important Questions to Ask During a Campus Tour

You're about to head into a new and exciting chapter of your life and finding the right school may take some time. 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. You will need to take your tuition, course materials and living costs into account — which is information that you can find on admissions and program websites of the schools you're interested in.

If you need extra support, there are ways to get help with financing your degree through scholarships and bursaries. Check out your options and ask knowledgeable advisors about the process and they will point you in the right direction.

2. What program should I take?

Financing your degree and choosing a program go hand-in-hand. Institutions typically offer hundreds of programs; the world is your oyster when choosing your next journey. Research the jobs you can get with your preferred degree and be open to the many possibilities. Where do you want to go? Find out how one student found his passion during his 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. What resources are available?

There are services in place to support you throughout your studies. You can discover and explore a variety of resources such as academic, accessibility, health and wellness, campus security, and more at your preferred institutions.

4. 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. Check out what study spaces are available, where you can buy food, where you can exercise, and where you can go to unwind between classes.

5. I'm going to commute, what transportation is available?

Public transportation opportunities can 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.

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 during your academic and professional journey.

Explore the opportunities that are 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'll be ready to visit campuses and will be closer 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?

Start your journey by registering for a virtual or in-person campus tour of a York University campus.

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