Western University is committed to increasing access to postsecondary education for Aboriginal learners. This commitment involves offering accessible undergraduate admission pathways for Aboriginal applicants. The Aboriginal Admission Access Category seeks to encourage applications from Aboriginal* individuals while providing these individuals with extended academic, personal, and cultural supports necessary for transition and success once they become students.
*Aboriginal is defined based on the Canadian Constitution Act 1982 as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people in Canada.
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”, Métis citizenship or membership cards or Inuit Trust. Documentation can be directly uploaded on our online consent form or sent to Indigenous Services by fax or mail at:
Indigenous Services, Student Experience
Western Student Services (WSS) building Room 2100
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
Fax: 1-519- 850-2578 (confidential fax)
If you have any concerns about the proof of ancestry requirement or circumstances that have prevented you from obtaining the above identification, please contact Zeeta, our Indigenous Liaison Admissions at email@example.com with the subject heading "Zeeta - Assistance required with Proof of Ancestry Requirement”. You can also call our office at 519-661-4095.
No, students who have not yet submitted proof of ancestry and their consent form will still be considered with the general pool of applicants. Please contact our office or Undergraduate admissions to have your Aboriginal Admissions "To Do" list item to be removed.
It may take several weeks for your “To Do” list item to be removed once you've submitted both your consent form and proof of ancestry. You will receive a confirmation email from Zeeta, our Indigenous Liaison Admissions Coordinator that your information has been obtained and that you are being considered under the access category.
Absolutely! Indigenous Services is for all self-identifying Indigenous students at Western. We welcome all students to use our services and attend our programming!
You will need to submit a consent form for the current year you are applying. Email or phone Zeeta to confirm if you will need to resubmit your proof of ancestry.
For more information contact Zeeta, Indigenous Liasion Admissions Coordinator.
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 to offer accessible admission pathways for Aboriginal applicants and providing additional support to applicants who become students. For further information about this collection, please contact Indigenous Services, Western University, London, ON, N6A 3K7; Phone 519-661-4095.
Please refer to your faculty for more information about pathways for Indigenous admissions.