a new way for Aboriginal students to access university
UBC Okanagan offers a new opportunity for Aboriginal students to access university study while not being required to meet the usual admission requirements of UBC. Aboriginal Access Studies prepares students for degree studies by allowing them to register in a specific set of university level courses.
Aboriginal Access Studies students register in three university credit courses per term. Each course consists of three hours per week of lecture plus addition hour of tutorial. In this program, students receive academic, personal, cultural, and physical support.
Aboriginal Access Studies students attend classes alongside UBC Okanagan degree students, are evaluated according to the same standards and earn the same university recognized credits. Core courses include: Writing 098, English 114, Math 126, and Indigenous Studies 100. At the end of the program, students can apply to a degree program with a minimum of six courses (18 credits) if they earn a minimum of 60% in each course.
UBC's Okanagan campus works in partnership with the En'owkin Centre to also have Aboriginal Access Studies at the En'owkin Centre in Penticton, B.C.
As part of this relationship, the En'owkin Centre also offers the Okanagan language classes at UBC's Okanagan campus. These courses receive transfer credit and can be used towards a second language requirement.
Please inform Aboriginal Access Studies staff if you have any questions and after you have submitted you application so we can follow up with your application.
Last reviewed 3/28/2012 10:13:47 AM