Learning Opportunities

Aboriginal University Transition Year Program




The Transition Year Program (TYP) is a University access program for Aboriginal students who may not be prepared to enter a faculty through the regular admissions route. This is not an upgrading program, but a full-time University of Alberta program in the Faculty of Open Studies.

The objective is to prepare Aboriginal students for admission into one of the following nine faculties:

  • Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences (BSC)

  • Arts (BA)

  • Business (BCom)

  • Education - Elementary or Secondary Route (BEd)

  • Engineering (BSC)

  • Native Studies (NA NS)

  • Nursing (BScN)

  • Physical Education & Recreation (BPE) or (BARST)

  • Science (BSC)

Support Services
- Orientation to campus and academic life
- Student support, study space, and computer lab
- Advocacy for Aboriginal students
- Social and cultural events 
- Individual support and referrals to social agencies 
- Information pertaining to degree programs and introductions to faculty advisors 
- Coordination of tutorial and study skill sessions

A University of Alberta application is not required for consideration in the Transition Year Program (TYP).  TYP application packages are available to print from the Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) website or contact ASSC at 780-492-5677.

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