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Is Douglas right for me?

Choosing a school is tough. You need to find the right fit for you and your needs. Here are five questions to ask yourself, and five answers about Douglas that will help you figure out if we’re the right school for you.

What do I want to do?

This is a question we hear all the time. Hardly anyone has their career locked down when they’re young; what you want to do at age 17 can look completely different by the time you’re 25. And that’s OK – people change, situations change and careers that didn’t even exist when you were young are now hiring. At Douglas, you can explore your options while earning credits you can put toward a credential.

What atmosphere do I prefer for learning?

Douglas gives you the opportunity to interact with your classmates and ask your professors questions about what you’re learning. You won’t get that in first- or second-year classes at university, where there are sometimes up to 450 students per class.

Do I like being part of a community?

Maybe you’re a joiner – or maybe you aren’t. Either way, if you like being where you can get to know people and have them call you by name, you’ll love the smaller community at Douglas.

How are my grades?

Universities often require high grades to get in, while colleges are more flexible. We understand that not everyone is able to learn at the same pace, and that sometimes people just need time to grow. It doesn’t mean you can’t learn or that college is easy; it just means you need more time or support, which is something Douglas provides.

How much money do I have for school?

Unless money is no object, then you – or your parents or supporters – probably want an education that won’t leave you with massive debt. Douglas offers some of the lowest tuition fees in the province. And if you’re planning on getting a degree from university, you can save more than $4,000 by doing your first two years at Douglas and then transferring.