Additional Information Form for Indigenous Applicants

It’s about more than just grades

At York we know that diversity is important to the growth and development of both the individual and the community. In fact, diversity and inclusion are foundational values at our university. This form is an opportunity for you to tell us more about yourself and to go beyond the evaluation that we can see on your transcript(s).

If you believe that your academic record may not meet the standard normally required for admission to the program(s) to which you have applied, we invite you to share more information about yourself that will help us make a well informed decision regarding your application(s). While academic performance is the main criterion for admission consideration at York University, we understand that there may be other factors that you may wish to bring to our attention during the admissions assessment process.

When making admissions decisions, we may consider factors beyond your control, such as personal challenges, extenuating circumstances or a health condition. This form provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate how you have coped with such challenges and are now prepared to succeed at University. We encourage you to use this form to tell us about leadership and community engagement activities that have enhanced your learning and how these experiences may help you as a student at York University.

Please note: we do NOT require a photocopy or proof of Indian Status cards, Metis cards or any other government documentation indicating Aboriginal/Indigenous lineage. Your self-identification is entirely voluntary.

Confidentiality: once received, your information will be held in confidence by Admissions staff and used for admission decisions only. When necessary, Admissions staff may consult with staff in the Centre for Indigenous Student Services at York University.

Disclaimer: submitting this form does not guarantee admission to your desired program or to the University.