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Tips on Transitioning from High School to College with Cestar

Making the move from high school to university is often made out to be one of the most daunting transitions for young adults. Compared to the relative stability and routine of high school, university can seem like a complete unknown. However, that doesn’t have to be the case!

With Cestar High School in Toronto, a premier private learning institution in Toronto, you can be prepared for the transition with their dedicated study plans, academic programs, student services, and university placement assistance. The move to university doesn’t have to be a scary one! Continue reading below to learn more!

Programs and Learning

One of the major differences between high school and university is the approach to education. University education tends to be more specialized based on your major and is more lecture driven. Additionally, your learning in university tends to be more self-directed than in high school, which can be a new challenge for many students. It’s important to recognize this and be prepared for this transition early so that you can set yourself up for success.

As a dedicated university preparatory school, Cestar prides itself on providing high-quality education that prepares students for future studies, with a focus on both academic and personal development. Programs will cover all core curriculum topics, while also encouraging a project-based learning model that encourages real-world problem-solving. This is a common learning method in many university programs that will help prepare students for their post-graduate education.

Additionally, Cestar staff will help students develop an individualized study plan. This will ensure students’ needs are met on an individual level to have them prepared for their future goals. We’ll also customize your plan based on the university program you are looking to attend, to set you up for success. It’s essential to help prepare students for this transition by providing assistance wherever possible, especially as they make the transition from academic styles and looking to gain acceptance to the university of their choice.

However, academics aren’t the only essential part of the transition from high school to university. Student services are crucial to supporting students through this period and preparing them for their move to post-secondary education, and extracurriculars can help bolster applications while also enriching your high school experience.

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Student Services and Extra Curriculars

Being involved and knowing your resources are both crucial to success when making the transition to university, and setting yourself up for success. They are also valuable aspects of the high school experience that can facilitate the transition and help you get into university.

When it comes to university, learning how to study and manage your time will become your key tools to be successful in your academic career. Cestar High School offers a university preparatory program, tutoring, and application counselling to answer any and all questions you may have, and ease the transition. Cestar also emphasizes regular communication with students and course guidance so that no student is left behind. Your success is our success!

Of course, success is much more than just academics. Cestar is home to a variety of intramural sports and clubs for all interests, so there is something for everyone. We also emphasize learning outside of the classroom with field trips and exterior learning opportunities to enrich your experience. Not only do these look great on your university application, but they also help you develop friendships, enrich your learning, and provide memories for a lifetime! We’re sure you will find similar clubs at the university of your choice so that you’ll be able to build a community away from home right away.

If you’re not sure which university or program is right for you, Cestar High School services can help you find the program and school that is right for you and ensure you are making the best possible transition for you.

University Placement

While academic programs, extracurriculars, and services can assist with preparing for life at university, Cestar can also help you determine the right program for you and assist in applying to the schools of your choice making the transition as easy as possible!

We will help you through the initial process of setting up your OUAC account, which is where you will apply to your programs of choice. We can also assist in ensuring you meet all the program requirements and keep your grades up to meet the minimum set grades to help you get in!

When it comes to choosing the right university, the program, location, accommodations, student life, and resources are all important to making your choice! We know there’s a lot of information to wade through, so we’re happy to help you evaluate these options and narrow down your choices to find the best fit for you.

Unlike other high schools, Cestar will also schedule campus tours and bring in admissions counsellors so you learn more directly from the source, as well as see the campus in real life- this could be your home for the next four years, so you want to make sure you love it! Unlike high school, you’ll likely also be living on campus away from home, which is a significant change. While this may be intimidating, Cestar will be here every step of the way to help you make this transition!

With all this in mind, it’s clear that Cestar will help set you up for success when making the transition from high school to university, by preparing you academically, providing student services and extracurriculars to enrich your experience, and helping you choose the right school for you so that the move from high school to university doesn’t feel so daunting.

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Go Further with Cestar

If you want to set yourself up for success in the transition from high school to university, Cestar High School is here to help make this as easy and stress-free as possible.

Contact us today to learn more about our program, admissions, and to book a tour to learn how we can help you prepare for your move to university!


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