Transition Year Program

The Transition Year Program (TYP) is a University access program for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students who may not be prepared to enter a faculty through the regular admissions route. This is not an upgrading program, but a full-time University of Alberta program in Open Studies.

The objective of the program is to prepare First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students for admission into one of the following nine faculties:

  • Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences (BSC)
  • Arts (BA)
  • Business (BCom)
  • Education - Elementary or Secondary Route (BEd)
  • Engineering (BSC)
  • Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation (BKin) or (BARST)
  • Native Studies (NA NS)
  • Nursing (BScN)
  • Science (BSC)


In order to be considered for admission to the Transition Year Program (TYP), applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Provide proof of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit Ancestry
  • Present marks of at least 50% in required high school courses
  • Present the minimum overall average in required high school courses. The competitive program averages vary between 65% - 75% for Science, Engineering, Nursing, Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, and ALES
  • A minimum mark of 65% in English 30-1 is considered competitive

University of Alberta - TYP (Transition Year Program)

Applicants in Alberta, Nunavut, and NWT
Review the following documents:

Out-of-Province Applicants
Review the following documents: