Where to find your answers...

**Disclaimer**

It is important to remember that all of the videos, text, and content that make up these 'Ask Us Anything' responses, are opinions. Student volunteers from Students Offering Support took the time to answer these questions based on their experiences.

That being said, everyone's experience, just like their opinion, can be different.  

It is important to your due diligence and seek multiple, legitimate sources so that you have the best chance of making the most informed decisions when it comes to your transition to post-secondary.

This is particularly true of any questions that you might have that are program or school specific. Contact the institution, speak to an admissions officer, and visit the program/school website for the most up to date/accurate information.  

Now get ready to crush the transition to post-secondary. It's going to be an experience you will never forget.

Don't be afraid to ask for help, and remember to have fun! You're going to do great!

Who We Are

Students Offering Support (SOS) is a national community of volunteers here to help you each step of the way. Our student-led Chapters are based across the country providing tutoring and academic support, along with incredible opportunities to exercise your leadership, make an impact, and connect with an inspiring community.

SOS has been a registered charity since 2008, and with +1000 annual student volunteers we’re one of the largest youth-driven organizations in Canada. Learn more at www.StudentsOfferingSupport.ca   to see how we can help you get ready for your next steps.

About myBlueprint

myBlueprint is Canada's leading online education, career, and life planning resource designed to support students with the resources they need to make more informed decisions about life after high school (which includes the transition to post-secondary).

Ask Us Anything Responses

Over 300 students asked questions about the transition from high school to post-secondary. Volunteers from Students Offering Support (SOS) compiled those questions and shared their real-world experiences in the hopes of helping to answer those questions. Check out some of their responses below.

REAL QUESTIONS. REAL ANSWERS

Instead of writing out an individual response to each individual question (there were over 300!), we decided it would make more sense to compile all of the responses together in one place. 

Plus, no one wants to read 300+ individual responses... 

So we clustered the questions together and recorded video responses, courtesy of real post-secondary students that all share the common thread of also being volunteers with Students Offering Support. 

There were a lot of repeat, similar questions, and general themes to the types of questions that were being asked, so we also decided to compile answers into buckets of answers. 

Each general bucket, or theme, has its own page that you can access by clicking on the titles below. 

The bottom of each page lists all of the different themes, if you want to move around and explore other responses.

What do you want to learn about?

Out of the 300+ questions that we received, almost all of them fit into the buckets linked below.

Click on the area of interest to see the answers:

Acceptance criteria and procedures, 
taking a gap year, etc. 

Choosing programs, managing your schedule, transferring between programs/schools etc. 

Opportunities to gain experience, choosing career paths, etc.

Should I get involved?, managing all of my time commitments, etc.

How do I pay for school, thoughts on working part-time, tips for budgeting, etc.

Finding your way around, your very first week, tips for starting off on the right foot, etc.

Staying at home vs. on campus, roommate relations, residence life, etc.

Mental health support services, school-life balance, maintaining your diet, etc.

Top 10 Tips for Mastering Your Transition to Post-Secondary