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Prospective First Nations, Inuit and Métis Students

Become a Guelph Student

Prospective First Nations (Status and non-Status), Inuit and Métis undergraduate, graduate, diploma and transfer students, the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is here to help you on your journey to becoming a Gryphon.

Connect with the ISC to:

  • Learn about services and resources available to you as a First Nations, Inuit or Métis student.
  • Visit the ISC and be connected with Campus Tours.
  • Ask for tips for completing your application.
  • Tell us about yourself, your interests and why you're so excited to become a Gryphon.

Application Tip: Tell Admissions About Your Story

We recommend that prospective undergraduate and transfer students share their story with Admissions Services.

Prospective Undergraduate Students (directly from high school):

Complete the Student Profile Form (SPF) to let Admissions know more about yourself. SPFs will be taken into consideration during the late April to mid-May round of offers of admission.

Prospective Transfer Students (having any amount of post-secondary experience):

Submit a personal support letter to Admissions at to tell them about any extenuating circumstances that may have prevented you from meeting the minimum transfer requirements.

Coming from the United States

The University of Guelph honours the Jay Treaty of 1794. If you possess a Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian citizenship document from tribes that are state or federally recognized, or an Indian Status card from the government of Canada, you will be eligible for domestic tuition. Documentation must be presented to qualify. Undergraduate students submit the documentation to Enrolment Services. Graduate students submit the documentation to Graduate & Postdoctoral Program Services. Please contact the Global Pre-Arrival Support Advisor and the Indigenous Student Advisor to ensure that you are connected to the supports available to you.

Six Nations Polytechnic - University Program (UP)

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP), in cooperation with a consortium of six universities, facilitates a community-based University Program - First Year.

The program allows students the opportunity to achieve a total of five credits on a full or part-time basis while attending classes at SNP. Students who achieve at least 60% in each of their courses will have those credits applied towards a Bachelor of Art program at the consortium university of their choice.

For more information about the services available at the Indigenous Student Centre, email