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Indigenous Students

Admission Information for Indigenous Canadian Students

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

There are two application pathways for Indigenous Canadian Students:

  1. Degree Program:

    Indigenous students who have followed a traditional academic path are eligible to apply to Trent directly through the secondary student undergraduate applicant process.

    To review admission requirements, view the Ontario Secondary Student requirements.

  2. 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.


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.


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.


Self-Identification

INdigenous student dancing on stage against a black backdropSelf-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.


How to Contact Us?

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

Mary MacLeod Beaver
Indigenous Enrolment Advisor (Recruitment)
705-748-1011 x 7266
marymacleodbeaver@trentu.ca