At Nipissing University Indigenous Admission pathways fall under four categories. Each of the links below will bring you to areas of our Academic Calendar to provide you with more information on each of these admission policies.
Indigenous Foundations Program (IFP)
Nipissing University's first-year transition-to-university program for Indigenous students who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree and want or need additional cultural, personal, and/or academic resources.
Applicants may be considered for admission to the Indigenous Foundations Program if they:
- are of Aboriginal ancestry;
- are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Applicants will be required to submit:
- two letters of reference (one personal and one professional;
- an updated resume outlining educational and work experience;
- a two-page statement explaining why they wish to attend university and how they plan on being successful in their academic pursuits; and
- official secondary school and post-secondary (if applicable) transcripts
Applicants may also be asked to participate in an interview.
Admission to a degree program from the Indigenous Foundations Program
Students who have successfully completed the Indigenous Foundations Program are eligible to apply for admission consideration for degree programs at Nipissing University if they:
- Have a minimum overall average of 60% on the best 18 credits attempted;
- Have a minimum overall average of 60% on six of the following nine credits from the following courses: ACAD-1501, INDG 1506 and/or INDG 1507
Students who have successfully completed the Indigenous Foundation Program are eligible to apply for admission consideration on probation for degree programs at Nipissing University if they:
- Have a minimum overall average of 55-59% on the best 18 credits attempted;
- Have a minimum overall average of 55-59% on six of the following nine credits from the following courses: ACAD-1501, INDG 1506 and/or INDG 1507
Students interested in admission consideration to Bachelor of Science degrees or Bachelor of Arts degrees in Computer Science, Economics or Mathematics, must present 4U or equivalent program prerequisites as listed in the Admission Chart in the Academic Calendar.
Students interested in admission consideration to limited enrollment programs (Nursing and Physical and Health Education) may be required to have higher averages than those listed above in addition to presenting 4U or equivalent program prerequisites as listed in the Admission Chart in the Academic Calendar.
Students interested in admission consideration to Concurrent Education will be required to meet the admission requirements for Upper Year Admission to Concurrent Education as outlined in the Academic Calendar.
Indigenous Summer Education Programs
The Indigenous Summer Education Programs have been designed to prepare students of Indigenous Ancestry for teaching and classroom assistant positions in Ontario. These programs are offered over two summers.
- Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
- Teacher of Indigenous Languages as a Second Language Program (TILSL)
- Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (ICADP)
- ITEP, TILSL and ICADP Admission Requirements
Bachelor of Education
The Schulich School of Education offers a two-year consecutive program (after degree program) leading to a Bachelor of Education degree. In order to be admissible to this degree, students must possess or be graduating with an undergraduate degree.
For more information about admission requirements, deadlines or any other questions you have please contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.
Phone: 705-474-3450 Ext. 4899