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University of Calgary Calendar 2020-2021 Admissions A.8 Special Admission Categories A.8.4 Indigenous Students Access Program (ISAP)
A.8.4 Indigenous Students Access Program (ISAP)

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 Indigenous learners, the University of Calgary offers an Indigenous Students Access Program for eligible students of Indigenous ancestry, i.e., First Nations (status and non-status), M├ętis and Inuit.

The Indigenous Students Access Program (ISAP) is a one year program that provides an alternate access route for Indigenous students applying from high school or adult learners looking to complete a post-secondary degree program. This admission pathway is available to Indigenous students who may not meet the admission requirements of their desired faculty program or are seeking additional support during a transition year.

The program offers enhanced academic and cultural support and is designed to give students the academic foundations they need, as well as assist in the selection of relevant courses to prepare them to apply to a specific degree program.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Open Studies (see section A.14.2 Admission Requirements) and complete a supplementary application form which will be reviewed by the ISAP admission committee. The application deadline is July 1. Students will be admitted to ISAP only in the Fall term due to the cohort nature of the program.

Students will be required to meet or talk by phone with the ISAP advisor to discuss their educational background, their academic goals, post-secondary funding, course options, and available support services.

For more information about the program, the support it provides and its requirements, see section C.1.1 Indigenous Students Access Program. Interested applicants may also contact 403.220.5975 or email ISAP@ucalgary.ca.