There are a number of other variables related to a student’s profile which may affect how programs fit their needs. For example, students should check eligibility criteria early to ensure they meet or will satisfy all of the program requirements by the time of application. Students should be aware of the overall fit between their academic requirements and what the program offers. They should also ensure that the program has the appropriate features for their needs, such as level of support or extracurricular opportunities. Note that some programs may be located in environments where the local culture is more or less accepting of certain identity characteristics. Similarly, some locations may have differing levels of support or standards for accommodation of disabilities.