Transition Year Program (TYP)

The Transition Year Program (TYP) is a University access program for Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal 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)
  • Native Studies (NA NS)
  • Nursing (BScN)
  • Physical Education & Recreation (BPE) or (BARST)
  • Science (BSC)

We provide a variety of support services and opportunities to students in the program, including:

  • Orientation to campus and academic life
  • Student support, study space, and computer lab
  • Advocacy for Aboriginal students
  • Social and cultural events 
  • Individual support and referrals to social agencies 
  • Information pertaining to degree programs and introductions to faculty advisors
  • Coordination of tutorial and study skill sessions