The Indigenous Transition Year Program (ITYP) is an eight-month full-time preparatory program which has been designed to provide First Nations (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit people who did not meet the regular or mature student admission criteria, the opportunity to pursue a university education in an academically, socially, and culturally supportive environment. You must be fluent in English. Learn more about the ITYP.
Applicants considered for admission to the ITYP must be First Nations (status or non-status), Métis, or Inuit:
- Recent high school graduates NOT meeting the required admission criteria for programs in the Social Sciences and Humanities (see Admission Requirements, Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs)
- Mature students, extraordinary students, college/transfer students NOT meeting the required admission criteria for programs in the Social Sciences and Humanities (see Admission Requirements, Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs)
Important Deadline Dates
Status of Application
Open (Currently Accepting Applications for the Next Academic Year)
Deadline to Submit Copies of Your Transcripts
Two (2) weeks after you apply
How to Apply
Please complete and submit the application package. There is no cost to apply!
In addition, you must submit copies of your official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities that you have attended, if applicable. You can upload copies using your myInfo student portal. You gain access to myInfo shortly after applying. We will send you your username and temporary password in our acknowledgement email. If you encounter issues with accessing myInfo, try to recover your account.
Alternatively, you can mail copies of your official transcripts to Lakehead University. Our mailing address is:
Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON