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.3


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

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

See also FNEP Student Reactivation Application.


1 FNEP Basis of Admission.    (FNEP - SFU Indigenous Community Academic Outreach Programming)

2 Indigenous Languages Program (INLP) is our new operating unit name (eff. Fall 2020); aka First Nations Languages Program (FNLP)

Office Transcripts:  Please order official transcripts to be sent to SFU INLP Office as soon as possible for admission and/or transfer credit assessment. 

Application Period and Deadlines

2023-24 Undergraduate Indigenous Languages Programs

Fall 2023 Application Deadlines

Full-time cohort deadline: April 30, 2023
Part-time cohort deadline: 12 noon, May 15, 2023
Official transcripts pertaining to your application must be received by INLP by June 30, 2023.  if you have not ordered it already at the time you submitted your application.

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Official transcripts pertaining to your application for Fall 2023 admission must be received by the INLP Office prior to and no later than June 30th, 2023.

If you have not ordered the Official Transcript already at the time you submitted your application to our office, please order it well before June 30th.

Late application deadline (per student late entry):
If you missed your cohort's application deadline, please contact the INLP Office ( a.s.a.p. for assistance.

Spring 2024 Late Application Deadlines

Full-time cohort deadline:  October 30, 2023
Part-time cohort deadline:  November 30, 2023

Official transcripts pertaining to your application must be received by INLP by Friday, November 30, 2023 if you have not ordered it at the time you submitted your application.
Completing highschool or other post-secondary school in Fall 2023? Please ensure the final official transcript is received by INLP by January 12th, 2024 to complete your Spring 2024's official admission.

You may send in an unofficial transcript for our preliminary review. 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.

Full time: A student enrolled in 9 or more units of credit courses in an Academic Term is considered a full time student at SFU.
Part time: A student enrolled in 8 or less units of credit courses in an Academic Term is considered a part-time student at SFU.

Eg. An INLP course is comprised of 3 units of academic credits. Enrollment of 9 units is the equivalent of three INLP courses.

Please submit your fully completed and signed applications to the Indigenous Languages Program Office (
Mailling address for ordering and delivery of official transcripts to SFU is at the end of this webpage.

General SFU Admission Information

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

Regular Admission
Aborginal prospective 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.

Indigenous Undergraduate Admission and Policy
Aboriginal prospective 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 cohort-based in-community program administed by the SFU Indigenous Languages Program. Contact:


It is an applicant and students' responsibility to order official transcripts and to be sent to SFU before the start of the Academic Term of study.

For admission/readmission/transfer credit requests/Letter of Permission requests while attending an INLP Office-administered program:

Indigenous Languages Program
Simon Fraser University
Robert C. Brown Hall Room 8114 (or RCB 8114)     
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

If space is limited on the official transcript order form, please use the following shortened version of our mailing address:
SFU - Indigenous Languages Program
RCB 8114 - 8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6

Add the country name, 'Canada', after the V5A 1S6 postal code where an official transcript is from an academic school outside of Canada.

Official transcripts may be marked to the attention of the "INLP Academic Advisor".

* The official transcript must be an original hardcopy in a sealed envelope.

Official transcripts may also be via email and only directly from the non-SFU academic institution/school to SFU at


This page last updated: February 14, 2023.