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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Faculty of Arts 3. Faculty Regulations 3.1 Admission 3.1.1 Indigenous Pathway Program
3.1.1 Indigenous Pathway Program
General Information

In response to Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the University’s Indigenous Strategy (ii' taa'poh'to'p), the Faculty of Arts provides an opportunity for those who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) to be admitted under the Indigenous Admission Process and/or the Indigenous Admission Supplementary Process. Prospective Indigenous students who have not completed all high school courses normally required for admission (see Admission Requirements) will be considered for admission to the Faculty of Arts Indigenous Pathway Program when they apply. Those admitted to the Indigenous Pathway Program will be guaranteed admission to their desired major program in the Faculty of Arts upon completion of foundation courses as outlined in the table below.

Students in the Pathway Program will meet with the Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Program Advisor (Indigenous) for Pathway advising and the Writing Symbols Lodge.

Pathway Requirements

The Pathway Program is individualized to each student and will be finalized after admission in consultation with the Undergraduate Program Advisor (Indigenous). Students will normally complete all required foundation courses in their first term. Students may take a specified number of other 200-level courses alongside foundation courses as approved by the Faculty of Arts Indigenous Admissions Committee to meet requirements for full-time status (see Full-time and Part-time Status). After completion of required foundation courses with a grade of "C-" or higher, students will be admitted to their degree program in the Faculty of Arts.

For applicants admitted with: Foundation Courses
English Language Arts 20-1, 20-2 or 30-2
English 212
Mathematics Mathematics 212

See section 3.4.4 Indigenous Pathway Program Standing and Review for more information.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, see A.5.6.2 Indigenous Admission Supplementary Process.

The Faculty of Arts Indigenous Admissions Committee reviews applications to the Indigenous Pathway Program. The Committee include faculty members of the Faculty of Arts who are Indigenous or have expertise in Indigenous Studies, and an Elder from a local community.