The school year is going to be over soon, and for students in grade 12 the end of their high school life marks the beginning of a new post-secondary adventure.
If you plan to save money when applying to a college/university, try to apply to schools near you. In the case that it is necessary to move, then your best option is to seek student roommates or apply to live in campus. Most schools in Canada offer students the possibility to apply for residence. However Residence is not given to every student who applies for it, since there are fewer rooms in campus than there are students.
Even though finding a place to live is important, it is just as essential to know that this is going to be a very big step and often students lose control and end up not doing so well in their first year in college/university. Remember that if you are going to live far from home: you are paying for residence, tuition and other expenses, so use your time and money wisely.
Another thing to mind while in your post-secondary experience is to get involved in extracurricular activities just as in high school. It is extra important to participate because there you will find more friends and you can get a network of people who can help you do things you can’t do alone.