The University of Calgary acknowledges and respects the rich diversity of our learners, their communities, cultures and traditions, and their aspirations and abilities.
The University of Calgary acknowledges and respects the rich diversity of our learners, their communities, cultures and traditions, and their aspirations and abilities. In order to ensure equitable access and successful participation of Aboriginal learners, the University of Calgary has instituted an Aboriginal Admissions Policy for qualified Aboriginal applicants seeking admissions to undergraduate programs. The policy will be in effect once a student self-identifies as an Aboriginal applicant on the undergraduate application form. Prior to registering for the first time, students admitted under this policy will be required to submit proof of Aboriginal identity.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the provision of a University learning environment that encourages full access, participation and success for Aboriginal students, and enriches all aspects of the intellectual and cultural life of the University of Calgary through full participation of Aboriginal students.
Who is eligible?
On the Application for Undergraduate Admission, all Canadian applicants are asked to indicate the following:
Applicants will first be considered for admission under regular competitive criteria. If required, a second consideration as an Aboriginal applicant will occur automatically.
If granted admission under the Policy, applicants must provide proof of their Aboriginal status by:
Regular Competitive Admission for students residing in Canada is granted upon receipt of official supporting documentation and satisfying all admission requirements by March 15 (Education - After Degree program), June 1 (all other Transfer Applicants) or August 1st (High School Applicants). This includes official transcripts of final grades, English Language Proficiency results and if applicable other outstanding documents.
If you are admissible, an admission package will be sent to you. You will need to accept or decline your offer of admission through your online Student Centre; registration appointment times are assigned once the offer of admission has been accepted. You may wish to seek advice from your faculty to ensure you are registering for appropriate courses. You are advised to register at your earliest eligibility after you have been admitted.
Due to large volumes of applications received every year, a delay is not unusual. We appreciate your patience. If you have questions about the status of your application, please check the myUofC portal or call our office at (403) 210-7625.