Indigenous admissions process

The purpose of the Indigenous admissions process is to support participation and success at the University of Calgary for Indigenous students and to enrich the intellectual and cultural life at the university.

If you have self-identified as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) on your application form, you will automatically receive consideration under the Indigenous admissions process, if needed.

Who is eligible for this process?

  • First Nations/Status Indian
  • First Nations/Non-Status Indian
  • Métis
  • Inuit

How are applicants considered?

We consider your application using the university’s regular competitive admission average. If necessary, we will automatically review your application under the Indigenous process if you have self-identified on your application for admission.

How do I apply for admission?

Visit our how to apply page to learn more about the steps to apply for admission.

What do I do after I apply?

If you have questions about the status of your application, please check your Student Centre (

If you have questions about programs, admission or Indigenous support on-campus, contact your student recruitment advisor either by phone (1.403.210.7211) or email (

What happens if I’m accepted under this process?

We’ll send you an admission package that contains all of the details of your admission offer. You’ll need to accept or decline your admission offer in your Student Centre ( and pay your admission deposit by the specified deadline.

If you’re granted admission under the Indigenous process, you will be asked to submit documentation to verify your Indigenous identity before registering for classes. You may choose to do this by taking one of the following actions:

  • Upload a photocopy of your Native, Inuit, or Métis status card to your Student Centre ( or fax to 403.220.0762. Click here for information on other acceptable documents.
  • Contact the Native Centre to determine an alternative way of verifying your Indigenous status (