Admissions Testing for Seneca Immersion Program

Admissions Process

Nya:wëh Sgë:nö’!

Welcome to the Deadiwënöhsnye’s Gëjóhgwa’ admission’s page.

UPDATE….Currently, Deadiwënöhsnye’s Gëjóhgwa’ has 2 openings for Year 1 Language Learners in Ga’dagësgëö’ (Cattaraugus). Application deadline is September 15th. For additional information, please call Director Bennett -716 532 4900 extension 8920.
All applications must be submitted to SN Human Resources and must include the following:

-Cover Letter (telling us why you would like to be part of the program)
-3 Work References (Name, Official Title, and Contact Information is sufficient)

There is no prerequisite for entrance into the program, however, you will need to pass the Admissions Test and have ALL application materials submitted by the stated deadline. Once the application deadline has closed and if you’ve submitted all required information, Amber Bennett will contact you to schedule an admissions test. Testing will take place in the Immersion Program facility(Trailer 86 on the Cattaraugus Territory) and will be available from the hours of 1pm-3pm until September 21st.

You will need to memorize the RedBlue, and Purple forms of “nöe’s (like)” in order to take and pass the Admissions Test. To view the test in PDF format please click here : Immersion Admission Test Answers. Testing will be administered orally; therefore, there will be no need to learn reading and writing of the test words provided. There will be two administrators during testing. The test will also be timed.

The exam administrators will provide the Seneca phrase, and you will be expected to provide the English equivalent. You will then be provided the English phrase and must give the Seneca equivalent. A perfect score is expected in order to gain entrance into the program. The total time it takes you to complete the test, as well as the contents of your resume and you cover letter, are also factors that will be considered to determine whether or not you are admitted into the program.

Audio recordings can be heard below and are designed to assist interested applicants in studying for the Admissions Test for a 1st Year Student position in the Deadiwënöhsnye’s Gëjóhgwa’ immersion program. If you would prefer a CD please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Thank you very much for your interest in our program. We look forward to hearing from you!


Amber Bennett, Acting Director
Seneca Nation
86 Iroquois Drive
Irving NY 14081
Ph: (716) 532-4900 ext. 8920
Cell: (716) 244-0352

Additional Contacts;

Deadiwënöhsnye’s Gëjohgwa’ Ambassador & Code Mechanic

Deadiwënöhsnye’s Gëjohgwa’ Comprehensive Immersion Advisor
Ph: (716) 532-4900 ext. 8944