Now that NCEA results have been released, tertiary education beckons for many senior students.
Bay ofPlenty Polytechnic is holding an information day next Tuesday at the Windermere campus, starting at 1pm and will offer guidance for those wishing to begin studying this year.
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic marketing and communications manager Meg Jones said the day is not only for secondary students, rather it is a day for anyone interested in higher education.
"For many people tertiary education beckons with the realisation that it's time you started doing what you love.
"Or it could be that you're a parent with a teenage lounge lizard who needs a bit of a push in the right direction," she said.
In addition to the information day on Tuesday, members of the polytechnic team will be hanging out at Bayfair from January 25 to 30.
"You'll be amazed at everything on offer at Windermere campus," Ms Jones said.
The information day will give prospective students an overview of what studying at the polytechnic is like, the difference between polytechnics and universities, the services available and what courses are available.
"If you're after some information about studying in 2016, head along and have a chat to the team at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic - they're hosting an Information Day on Tuesday, 26 January at the Windermere Campus and will also be hanging out at Bayfair from 25 - 30 January.
"Whether you're an enrolled student who needs a bit more information, thinking about maybe studying or merely just curious about the 23 hectares of campus life on the edge of the city, check it out," Ms Jones said.
To register for the Information Day, please phone 0800 BOP POLY (267 7659) or email firstname.lastname@example.org