Aboriginal Education Program

Aboriginal Education Program

Iniskim AEP Webpage  

The Aboriginal Education Program (AEP) is a University/College preparation program for students of Aboriginal ancestry. The program is designed to meet the needs of Indigenous students who are preparing to pursue a post-secondary education.

The AEP offers three levels of study designed for students requiring advanced upgrading with a concentration in math and English. These core subjects are supplemented with Aboriginal cultural courses, university preparation courses and post-secondary arts and science courses. All levels are supported by tutorial services, academic and personal advising, social events and visits from community members.



  • To help meet the educational needs of Aboriginal peoples
  • To promote a culturally appropriate educational program which enhances the educational experience of Aboriginal peoples
  • To enhance cross-cultural understanding within an institutional setting
  • To provide a positive learning environment which promotes success



For detailed descriptions on the courses offered, please see the Mount Royal University Course Listings.


Admission Criteria

  1. Self-identify as having Aboriginal ancestry
  2. Successful completion of grade 9/10 or better through high school or upgrading programs, and/or
  3. Successful completion of the University Placement Tests in Math and English

* Please note that enrollment in this program is limited and final admission is based on the above criteria as well as available seats.


How to apply

Step 1: Apply during any information session

Step 2: Write placement test(s)

Step 3: Use acceptance letter to secure funding

Step 4: Register into classes

Step 5: Attend Aboriginal Education Program (AEP) orientation


Information Sessions

Information sessions for Winter 2018 semester are as follows:

  • September 29, 2017                   
  • October 20, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • December 1, 2017

All sessions begin promptly at 1:00 pm.  You will meet at the Iniskim centre (room C201).  You do not need to register for the session and there is no fee, however, if you are late you will not be admitted and will be asked to return on another day.


Placement tests

Placement tests for Winter 2018 semester are as follows:

  •  October 2, 2017
  • October 23, 2017
  • November 20, 2017
  • December 4, 2017

All testing begins promptly at 9:00 am.  You will meet at the Iniskim Centre (room C201).  You may not attend a testing session without first attending and applying to the AEP at one of our information sessions.  If you arrive late you will not be admitted and will be asked to return on another day. 

You do not have to register for either the information session or the placement test.  There are no fees required.  Please arrive early.


 Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Iniskim Centre

Ph) 403.440.5596

E) iniskimcentre@mtroyal.ca

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