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Admission Information for Indigenous Canadian Students

Greetings from Trent University! Trent values Indigineity and the knowledge, perspective and voice you bring to the Trent community as a person of Indigenous heritage.

Below you will find important application and admission information specifically for Indigenous Canadian students.

There are two application pathways for Indigenous Canadian Students:

 

Degree Program

Indigenous students who have followed a traditional academic path are eligible to apply to Trent directly through the Degree Program application process. 

Who Am I?

Ontario Secondary School Students

As a current Ontario secondary student (or graduated within seven months), you are working towards your OSSD (Ontario Secondary Student Diploma).Your application to Trent is based upon the successful completion of your diploma, including your overall average based on six 4U/M grades

Please refer to the our Admissions Requirements page for a full outline of program prerequisites.

Ontario Secondary School Graduate

You graduated from an Ontario secondary school over seven months ago. Your application will also be based on your OSSD; however, you will be required to fill out a different application form (105-d) from current high school students, through OUAC.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate is a global educational curriculum at the secondary school level. It is an academically rigorous program consisting of Higher and Standard Level courses.

Admissions
Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum overall score of 28, including at least three courses at the Higher Level will be considered for admission to Trent University. The bonus points for the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge are included in this assessment. English at the Higher or Standard Level is required.

Transfer Credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate students are eligible for transfer credit consideration. Transfer credits are awarded for all Higher Level courses with a final grade of 5, 6, or 7. A maximum of five transfer credits can be awarded from the IB program.

Non-Ontario Secondary School Students

Admission requirements may vary across provinces and territories:

Admission requirements vary for students coming from outside Ontario or Canada.

Mature Students

You are a student who self-identifies as being of Indigenous ancestry but also qualifies as a mature student under the characteristics listed here.  The combination of your education and experience qualifies you for consideration for the standard Trent degree program.

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Admission Requirements

 

Before submitting your application to OUAC, please review Trent’s Admission Requirements to ensure you meet the degree prerequisites.

Humanities, Social Sciences & Sciences

Honours Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Honours Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 
 

Professional and Specialized Programs

Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A.S.)

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Stream for Teacher Education (B.A./B.Sc.)
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Studies (B.E.S.S.) 
Forensic Science (B.Sc.F.S.)
Trent-Fleming School of Nursing (B.Sc.N.) 

For more information about each degree program and admission requirements, visit the Trent University’s degree programs or contact the admissions office at admissions@trentu.ca

 

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How Do I Apply?

Apply Online

All applications for undergraduate studies at Trent University must go through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

For more information about applying through OUAC, including application tutorial videos, please visit: www.ouac.on.ca

Self-Identification

Self-identifying your Indigenous ancestry on your OUAC application helps to ensure we offer the best cultural and support services possible. Contact First Peoples House of Learning for more information: www.trentu.ca/fphl

Personal Identification Number (P.I.N.) 

If you are currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school, guidance counsellors will provide you with a P.I.N. (personal identification number) to access the OUAC site and application process.

All other applicants will create user profiles on the OUAC site, which will then automatically assign a P.I.N.

If you are not currently registered as a secondary student, please apply using the OUAC 105-d application at www.ouac.on.ca/105.

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Application Decisions

Explore Academic Options

Visit Trent’s Degrees and Programs page to learn more about your academic options and watch videos about Trent’s first-year courses and find out what to expect.

Peterborough or Oshawa Campus

Which campus suits you best: Peterborough or Oshawa?  Each campus offers a distinct campus life experience but provides the same quality of education.  Not sure what campus is right for you?  Tours and Open House events are the perfect way to decide which campus fits you best.

Please visit the Trent University's Oshawa website for a complete list of programs and degree options available at the Oshawa campus:www.trentu.ca/oshawa.

January, May or September Start

You can begin many programs at Trent in either January, May or September. You must apply through OUAC.

To find out what courses are available by term, please visit the Academic Timetables.

Full-Time or Part-Time

Full-time and part-time degree options are available to students at either the Peterborough or Oshawa campus and your choice can be selected through OUAC. 

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Next Steps

Application Received

Once your completed application has reached Trent through OUAC, Trent will mail you a small package as well as send you an email (to the email address listed in your OUAC application) as an official acknowledgment of your application.

 

The package and email will list your important next steps. You can also find your next steps at www.trentu.ca/applicants.

First Peoples House of Learning

As you prepare for a successful and exciting academic year make First Peoples House of Learning (FPHL) a part of your success. Connect with fellow students, and find many academic supports and a cultural based program of services.

 

Discover Trent U

The best way to know if Trent is the right place for you is to experience it. Take a campus tour, attend an open house event, or connect with an Enrollment Advisor.

Take a Tour

Book a campus tour at www.trentu.ca/tours

Come to an Open House

Open house events take place in November, March and May. Find out more at www.trentu.ca/visittrent

Connect with Us

Post a question on the DiscoverTrentU Facebook page, follow us @DiscoverTrentU on Twitter, contact the liaison office, or book an appointment with an Enrollment Advisor at 1-888-739-8885

Get Informed

Sign up for The Compass, an e-newsletter that will help you navigate your next steps from now until September

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Indigenous Diploma Program

The Indigenous Diploma Program at Trent University is a program for applicants of Indigenous ancestry who wish to pursue university level studies, and who may not have taken a traditional academic path towards post-secondary education and may benefit from studying in a supportive academic atmosphere for Indigenous students.

Program Overview

There are two program options in the Diploma Program: Foundations of Indigenous Learning or Indigenous Environmental Studies

Students admitted to the program will take at least eight university credits over two years. After successfully completion of these credits, students will receive a diploma in either the Foundations of Indigenous learning Diploma or Indigenous Management and Economic Development Diploma  

Upon successful completion of the Indigenous Diploma Program, credits earned can be applied directly to a university degree at Trent.  Most students can complete the balance of a 3 year B.A. or a 4 year Honours degree in one or two more years of study.

All Indigenous Diploma Program students must take full-time studies over the course of the program.

 


Who Am I?

Current Secondary Students

You are a current secondary student who self-identifies as being of Indigenous ancestry who has followed a non-traditional academic path. 

You will fill out a “101” form on the OUAC website (OUAC), identifying the Indigenous Diploma Program from the drop down menu as your program choice.  You will also be required to fill out an Indigenous Diploma Program Supplementary Application, and will submit that form directly to Trent University.


Non-Current Secondary Students

You are not currently enrolled in secondary school. You self-identify as of Indigenous ancestry and have not followed a traditional academic path towards post-secondary education. You may be a mature student, or a student who has experienced extenuating circumstances you feel impacted your academic success over the course of your academic history.

Students who identify as non-current secondary students of Indigenous ancestry will fill out the 105-D form on the OUAC site, identifying the Indigenous Diploma Program from the drop down menu as your program choice. You will also be required to fill out an Indigenous Diploma Program Supplementary Application, and will submit that form directly to Trent University.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

For a complete list of important dates and deadlines, please visit the Admissions Deadlines page.

OUAC Application Deadlines

OUAC deadlines for online and hard copy applications are as follows:

 

Term Application Deadline
Winter* 2015 January 5, 2015
Summer* 2015 June 15, 2015
Fall 2015 August 15, 2015

 

*please note not all programs and courses are offered in winter terms.

Residence (Peterborough campus)

All Trent students are guaranteed a spot in residence provided they apply by the guarantee deadline. Residence applications open March 1 at 4 pm, with the deadline closing early June. Check the Housing Important Dates webpage for deadline updates.

There are limited spaces available to students starting in January. To find out more information about on- or off-campus housing or to apply, visit the Housing website.

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How Do I Apply?

Students applying to an Indigenous Diploma Program must submit an online application through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), as well as submit the Indigenous Diploma Application Form directly to Trent University.

Applying on OUAC

All applications for undergraduate studies at Trent University must go through OUAC (www.ouac.on.ca/105).  OUAC also charges a non-refundable application fee, to be paid in full at the time of application. Please refer to the OUAC website for full application fee information.

Self-Identification

Self-identifying your Indigenous ancestry on your OUAC application helps to ensure we offer the best cultural and support services possible. Contact First Peoples House of Learning for more information: www.trentu.ca/fphl

OUAC will ask you to create an account and will provide you with a P.I.N. (Personal Identification Number), which allows you to access your account and application.

For questions related to the diploma programs or any other admissions related questions, please contact the Indigenous Enrollment Advisor:

Shari Beaver: sharibeaver@trentu.ca or call 705-748-1011 x 7949

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