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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Admissions A.5 Undergraduate Degree Admission Requirements A.5.6 Indigenous Admissions A.5.6.2 Indigenous Admission Supplementary Process
A.5.6.2 Indigenous Admission Supplementary Process

Students who do not meet the course requirements as outlined in section A.5.1.1. (High School Admission Requirements) or A.5.3.1 (Transfer Admission Requirements) or whose average is below consideration for the Indigenous Admission Process can be considered under the Indigenous Admission Supplementary Process. To be eligible for consideration under this process, students must:

  • Provide a personal statement in the format of the student’s choice (oral, written, video etc.) that outlines their educational goals and how their past education, cultural knowledge, life and work experiences will enable them to succeed in university studies.
  • Provide documentation to verify Indigenous identity.
A faculty specific admission committee will review all complete applications. Not all faculties may consider students for admission through this process.

Students who present all required courses including successful completion of ELA 30-1 and at least two additional 30-level approved courses (that may include one 30-level option) can be admitted directly to the program. For transfer applicants, Faculties may waive post-secondary required courses when completion of required courses can be accommodated within degree progression.

The following Indigenous bridging programs provide academic preparation and may consider students with courses at the 20 or 30-2 level. Upon successful completion of bridging program requirements, including the equivalent to meet the institutional requirement for English 30-1, students are guaranteed admission to the degree program.

  • A high school diploma is not required.
  • References may be requested at the discretion of the faculty admission committee.

Requirements for faculty-specific bridging programs are outlined below.

Faculty Required Courses Supplemental Requirements Program Details
Architecture, Planning and Landscape, School of

  • English Language Arts 30-1, English Language Arts 30-2, English Language Arts 20-1, or English Language Arts 20-2
  • Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, Mathematics 20-1, or Mathematics 20-2
  • One of: Biology 30,
    Biology 20, Chemistry
    30, Chemistry 20,
    Physics 30, Physics 20

See Architecture, Planning and Landscape Admissions 3.1.1.1 Indigenous Pathway for details
Faculty of Arts
Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Studies
  • English Language Arts 30-1, English Language Arts 30-2, English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2
  • Two approved courses at the 30 or 20 level
BMus: online audition form, audition and successful completion of RCM Level 8 Theory or the departmental music theory diagnostic exam.
Dance: statement of interest and audition.
Visual Studies: portfolio.
See Faculty of Arts Admissions 3.1.1 Indigenous Pathway Program for details
Geography (BA, BSc), Psychology (BA), Economics
  • English Language Arts 30-1, English Language Arts 30-2, English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2
  • Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2
  • One approved course at the 30 or 20 level

All Other Programs*
  • English Language Arts 30-1, English Language Arts 30-2, English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2
  • Two approved courses at the 30 or 20 level

 Haskayne School of Business

  • English Language Arts 30-1, English Language Arts 30-2, English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2
  • Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2
  • One approved course at the 20 or 30 level

See Haskayne School of
Business 3.1.1 Indigenous Pathway for details
Schulich School of Engineering

English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
  • Chemistry 30 or Chemistry 20;
  • Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2.
An interview or reference may be required. See Engineering Admissions 3.1 for details.
Faculty of Science
Most majors**
  • English Language Arts 30-1, English Language Arts 30-2, English Language Arts 20-1 or English Language Arts 20-2
  • Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2
  • One of Biology 30, Biology 20, Chemistry 30, Chemistry 20, Physics 30, Physics 20

See Faculty of Science Admissions 3.2.1 Indigenous Pathway for details

*Admission to the BSc in Psychology is not available through the faculty-specific bridging program.

**Admission to the BSc Honours (Neuroscience) and any Biological Sciences Honours program are not eligible through the faculty-specific bridging program.