Information and Deadlines

Students from an Indigenous partner community interested in joining the Indigenous Languages Program (INLP)1 must first apply for admission to SFU through our Admission2 process.


Readmission criteria
If you meet any one of the following criteria, you must apply for readmission to SFU: 

  • Completed a SFU Program
  • Received a SFU credential 
  • Have been away from SFU from more than three consecutive academic terms and attended at another post-secondary institution for academic study

See also FNEP Student Reactivation Application.


1 New operating unit name (Eff Fall 2020); aka Indigenous Languages Program (INLP) FNEP Basis of Admission

2  FNEP  Admission denotes  SFU Indigenous (First Nations) Community Academic Outreach Programming

Application Period and Deadlines

2021-22 Programs

Early applications for admission to Fall 2022 are accepted between February 01, 2022 to May 15, 2022.
Early applications for admission to Summer 2022 are accepted between November 2021 to February 11, 2022.


Fall 2021 Application & Documents Deadlines

Full-time cohorts deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022
Part-time cohorts deadline: 12 noon, May 13, 2022

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Official transcripts pertaining to your application for Fall 2022 admission must be received by the INLP Office by Thursday, June 30th, 2022.

If you have not ordered the Official Transcript already at the time you submitted your application to our office, please order it before June 15th.

Late application deadline (per student late entry): If you missed your cohort's application deadline, please contact the INLP Office ( before August 5th, 2022 for assistance.

Summer 2022 Application & Document Deadlines

Full-time cohort deadline
February 11, 2022
Part-time cohort/individual late application deadline: 12 noon, February 25, 2022.

Official transcripts pertaining to your Summer 2022 admission application must be received by INLP by Friday, March 4, 2022.

Please remember to order your official transcript from your highschool or post-secondary institution by at the time you submitted your application.



Full Time Cohorts: The cohort students are enrolled in a minimum of 9 units of academic credit courses per Academic Term.

Part Time cohorts: The cohort group are enrolled in less than 9 units of academic credit courses per Academic Term.

General SFU Admission Information

Aboriginal Peoples
The term 'Aboriginal Peoples' refers to First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit peoples of Canada. 

Regular Admission
Aboriginal applicants who meet the competitive average and general university requirements should apply directly to their faculty or program of choice. See for general university admission requirements.

Aboriginal Undergraduate Admission and Policy
Aboriginal applicants who do not meet the competitive average set by individual faculties and schools can apply under the Aboriginal Undergraduate Admission Policy. Applicants must normally be high school graduates and meet the general university minimum requirements for admission.

FNEP Basis of Admission
FNEP - Indigenous Community Academic Outreach Programming


This page last updated: January 2022.