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September 25, 2017

You figured out how to get here, now figure out how to stay.

Now that you are officially a university student, and the term is underway, chances are you are discovering that it is not exactly what you thought it would be.

Let’s be honest, you are most likely feeling a bi...

September 12, 2017

You made it!

Congratulations, you finally made it to university!

Those first few days are really something. All that work you did in high school finally paid off and that moment you have been preparing for has finally arrived. You made it to campus. You went to your firs...

July 10, 2017

University is no walk in the park.

For many students, University or College is a very exciting prospect. And, of course, they have every reason to be excited.

The problem, however, is that many students come into post-secondary institutions, and – in some cases – go thro...

June 20, 2017

New Smooth Start course in August just posted. We are all set to go on Saturday, August 5th at the SFU Harbour Centre campus.

Reserve your spot here!

June 19, 2017

There is no getting around it, post-secondary education is expensive. The following chart shows the cost of tuition alone at a number of local colleges and universities. This does not include books, room and board, or student fees.

The per credit cost of a typical first...

June 16, 2017

According to Statistics Canada, the university dropout rate in British Columbia is 18%. The Globe and Mail has reported the dropout rate to be as high as 25%. That is, one out of every four or five people who go on to post-secondary education drop out before graduation...

June 14, 2017

In a conversation with a recent graduate, I asked for his thoughts on the university experience. He was kind enough to provide me with the following response. It is worth reading through to gain more insight in to what is on the horizon for you: 

I don’t think people r...

June 8, 2017

Let’s face it, going to university is a big deal.

The advantages of university education are well documented, and in today’s economy there is no question that higher levels of education yield higher levels of lifetime income. This means that there is an awful lot of pre...

May 5, 2017

The Smooth Start workshops are now open for registration! Our first offerings will begin in July, and we are aiming to offer additional workshops in August.

As an incentive, we are offering an early registration discount of $100 off the regular price of $299.

When you co...

April 28, 2017

It is really difficult to get a solid handle on what the transition to University is all about unless you have done it yourself.

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