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Indigenous Student Access Pathway

Jun 07, 2018

The Indigenous Student Access Pathway is designed and delivered as a one-year program exclusively for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who would not otherwise be eligible for admissions under Dalhousie’s current minimum high school prerequisites, and who would benefit from dedicated supports while transitioning to a university environment.


The ISAP will engage Indigenous students both academically and culturally. Throughout the student experience there will be opportunities for community involvement, access to Dalhousie’s Elders in Residence program, and more. By immersing the students in a strong and supportive network of faculty, staff, and peers, the ISAP aims to provide both the tools for navigating post- secondary, and a culturally supportive environment needed to succeed.


ISAP runs from September to the end of April. Upon completion, successful ISAP students have the option to apply for enrollment in following term.


ISAP students will be registered in four courses (3 credit and 1 non-credit) in both the Fall and Winter terms. Upon successful completion of ISAP, each student will have earned between 18 - 24 credits that will be transferable to other degree programs.


The ISAP students will have access to the campus Manager of Indigenous Students and be provided a variety of support services and opportunities within the program.


In order to be considered for admission to the ISAP, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Provide proof of Aboriginal Ancestry. *

  • Present valid high school diploma

* The Constitution Act, 1982 specifies that the Aboriginal peoples in Canada consist of three groups: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people.


Arthur Stevens 902-956-9270

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