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Finding the right post-secondary institution for you can be a difficult task. There are lots of important factors to consider when choosing which programs and schools to apply to, and which offer to accept. These checklists are designed to help you evaluate and compare your choice of schools so you can feel confident you are making the right choice for you!

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School Checklist

This school checklist is intended for students to evaluate each post-secondary school individually, and assess whether the school meets the student’s unique needs. Students are encouraged to use this checklist as they research the different post-secondary institutions and choose where to apply.

School Checklist (PDF)

School Checklist - Word Accessible (DOCX)




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Final Checklist

This final checklist is intended for students to compare their top choices of post-secondary schools to help them make the best choice for them. Students are encouraged to use this checklist when narrowing down their top choices and accepting an offer of admission.

Final Checklist (PDF)

Final Checklist - Word Accessible (DOCX)



How to Use the Checklists

  • Read about and research the colleges and universities that you are interested in;
  • Complete the School Checklist for each college or university that you are considering attending;
  • Narrow down your options to your top 3 choices (or more, if needed) using the information from the School Checklists and any additional research;
  • Apply to your top choices of programs/schools;
  • Complete the Final Checklist to compare your options and narrow down your top choices.

Once you’ve completed the School Checklists, you may not be able to immediately narrow down to your number one choice, and that’s okay. Apply to your top choices and wait to hear back from the programs to which you’ve applied. Use the Final Checklist to help you compare your options! You may not get accepted into your top choice, or you may get accepted to all of your choices and not know which option to take. Sometimes there is no right answer, and each option will simply take you down a different path, with no choice being better than any other. Your post-secondary journey will be an exciting new adventure – no matter where you go!

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