The Aboriginal Student Access Program (ASAP) is a transition year access program for Aboriginal students in a supportive learning environment. The program offers advising and includes cultural, peer and tutorial support. ASAP provides an alternate access route for Aboriginal students moving from high school or upgrading programs to post-secondary degree programs. The program is designed to give students the foundations they need, as well as assisting in the selection of relevant post-secondary option courses for each student's target program. This admission pathway is available to students who may not meet standard admission requirements or are seeking additional support during their transition year.
ASAP provides enhanced academic support, including a designated advisor and one-on-one academic advising, cultural workshops, leadership training, peer support and tutorials. The program works closely with the Student Success Centre to provide a breadth of academic support services. Upgrading courses may be taken through Continuing Education at the University of Calgary (or other adult learning institutions) in conjunction with University of Calgary ASAP courses. Students who take a minimum of 9 units are considered full-time students and may qualify for student loans, as well as other sources of funding.
ASAP is for students of Aboriginal identity (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Open Studies, as defined in the University of Calgary Calendar. In addition, an advising interview will be conducted to determine the applicant’s academic goals, discuss post-secondary sponsorship availability, course options, and available support services. The application deadline for the ASAP is determined by the application deadline specified for Open Studies.
Upgrading courses may be taken through Continuing Education at the University of Calgary (or other adult learning institutions) in conjunction with University of Calgary courses.
For more information, contact 403.220.5975 or email ASAP@ucalgary.ca.