Western University is committed to increasing access to postsecondary education for Aboriginal learners. This commitment involves offering accessible admission pathways for Aboriginal applicants. The purpose of this Aboriginal Admission Access Category is to encourage applications from Aboriginal* individuals while offering these individuals once they become students with extended academic, personal, and cultural supports necessary for transition and success.
*Aboriginal is defined based on the Canadian Constitution Act 1982 as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people in Canada.
Application Process - 2 Step Process
To ensure that the Aboriginal Admission Access Category is available to Aboriginal applicants, Western requests for:
1) Consent from applicants to be considered under this Aboriginal admission category and to the collection of personal information by filling out the online consent form.
2) Proof of Aboriginal ancestry. Aboriginal documentation can be submitted through a scanned copy (front and back) of an applicant’s Aboriginal “Indian Status”, Metis citizenship or membership cards or Inuit Trust. Documentation can be sent to Indigenous Services by fax, email or mail at:
Indigenous Services (Student Development Centre)
Western Student Services (WSS) building Room 2100
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
Fax: 1-519- 850-2578 (confidential fax)
If you have any questions or to find out more about Indigenous Services at Western, please visit our website or call us at:
Toll free: 1-888-661-4095
All personal documentation is kept in strictest confidence and securely housed within Indigenous Services. The personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Western Ontario Act, 1982. The information is collected for the purposes of offering accessible admission pathways for Aboriginal applicants and providing additional support to applicants who become students. For further information about this collection, please contact the Coordinator at Indigenous Services (Student Development Centre), Western University, London, ON, N6A 3K7; Phone 519-661-4095.