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Congrats! You're in! 

You're joining a community of shapers, makers and originals — people who are exceptionally skilled and love what they do. 

Spring 2021 international students: It's time to start on your next steps!

We know you'll have lots of questions before you start — here’s what you need to know to make your transition to SAIT an easy one. 

What you should be doing now

✅ Check it off the list 

Plan ahead

📝 Stay on track to start at SAIT

Accept your offer

To accept your offer, pay your tuition deposit, which will be applied to your tuition balance.

Tuition deposit and payment

Next steps for your program

At SAIT, each program is different. Find out what you'll need before your first day by reviewing your specific next steps on your program page.

Visit your program page 

Accessibility and accommodations

Connect with an Accessibility Services advisor as soon as possible if you need to set up a classroom accommodation or get support for a health condition or disability while you're a student. They can also help with funding applications for adaptive equipment.

Accessibility services

Apply for residence

SAIT Residence buildings are open. Housing assignments will promote physical distancing — one student will be roomed in a two-bedroom suite and two students will be roomed in a four-bedroom suite. All residents will have their own washroom. Check out our rates and plans, and apply now.

SAIT residence

Course registration

All students will receive an email from SAIT when registration opens. For Spring 2021, registration will open on Monday, March 15.

To register, you’ll choose a block of courses or individual courses as applicable to your program through mySAIT. Register before your tuition payment deadline and register early to secure a seat in your required courses.

Registration and schedules

After you've registered in classes

⏱️ Important deadlines

  • Final transcript deadline: If you've been conditionally accepted to SAIT pending final grades — Confirmation Paid - Documents Required — from Grade 12, academic upgrading or international document assessment, don't forget final documents are due by April 1.
  • Tuition payment deadline:
    • Monday, April 12 for students starting classes in May.
    • The first business day of the month before classes begin for students starting in June, July and August.
  • Recognition of prior learning deadline: If you're a transfer student, the deadline to receive recognition of prior learning is Friday, May 21.
  • View all important dates

Pay your tuition

Once you've registered for your classes, you'll see your tuition balance in your Account Summary on mySAIT under the myStudent tab. Tuition and fees for the semester will be due on the first business day of the month before classes begin. 

There are many ways for you to pay your tuition and fees, including online banking, credit card, CIBC International Student Pay and PayMyTuition. 

Payment options

Confirmation of enrolment letter

If you need a letter to confirm you're enrolled at SAIT or a form filled out in order to access RESPs, scholarships or other sources of funding, you can get one from the Office of the Registrar after you're registered in classes.

To request a Confirmation of Enrolment letter, submit a ticket to Freshdesk.

Study permits

Learn more about study permits and study permit requirements during COVID-19.

Class schedule

We’re currently working to minimize schedule changes. Expect schedules to be published first week of November.

You can find your schedule on your mySAIT account under your myStudent tab or in the Ellucian Go app.

Entrance awards

Select entrance awards are available for new SAIT students starting their programs in Spring 2021. Complete an online application through your mySAIT account. Applications will open on Monday, March 15 and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30. It's recommended to register in your courses before you apply for entrance awards.

📺 Watch: How to apply for awards

After you've paid your tuition

🚀 Start your countdown

We’ll have more information to help you dive into the details closer to the first day. Check back and watch your inbox for notices from SAIT. ️

As an international student studying at SAIT, you pay a fee to be covered by the Study Insured health and dental insurance plan.
Check the Bookstore website for your course textbooks. Check your program page for additional tools or supplies you may need.
SAIT Start is an interactive introduction to all things SAIT. Prepare for the academic year ahead through a series of modules covering everything from academic success and paying for your education to support services, opportunities to get involved, health and well-being. Plus, get an idea of what to expect and what’s expected of you as a SAIT student. 🚀 Let's go!
Whether you're in an e-Learning program or need to bring your own device, find out what hardware and software you'll require. Check your program page for any program-specific details.
Explore some of what your community has to offer during Orientation Week with a series of virtual events. Meet other SAIT students and chat to staff about all the supports available to students. Many programs will also be hosting a program-specific orientation.
If you would like to add or drop a class (change your course registration), the period for most full-time programs is the first two weeks of the term.
Your SAIT email will be activated a few weeks before the first day of classes. Add it to your phone so you don’t miss any emails from SAIT.
If you’re new to online learning, check out these tips to maximize your motivation and energize your engagement.
If you’re coming to campus this spring, before you arrive you must complete the Return to Campus Safety Orientation. You will be automatically registered in this four-module course in Brightspace (D2L). You’ll find the modules in ORNT 118: Orientation. Watch for ORNT 118 in your course list.
If you're in a blended program, you'll receive an email invitation to submit a photo for your SAIT ID card or eCard. Watch your inbox. Students in blended programs can collect their printed card in class in May.

💻 Complete these prep courses online

👉 ETHI 110 – Student Rights and Responsibilities

Learn about SAIT's Student Code of Conduct and understand the consequences of unethical behaviour in this online course for all new students. You'll be registered in ETHI 110 automatically and course completion is mandatory.

PREP 100 will be available through Brightspace (D2L) starting Monday, April 26. If you have trouble accessing the course, please contact academic.coaching@sait.ca.

👉 PREP 100 – The SAIT Experience

Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, l earn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. You'll be registered in PREP 100 automatically and course completion is recommended.

📅 Welcome to PREP 100

  • Tuesday, April 27 | 2 – 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 29 | noon – 12:30 pm

This 30-minute webinar will introduce you to the course and is an opportunity to connect with SAIT's Academic Coaching team. Register now!

PREP 100 will be available through Brightspace (D2L) starting Monday, April 26. If you have trouble accessing the course, please contact academic.coaching@sait.ca.

👉 Canada 101 – Introduction to the Canadian Classroom

This course explores the Canadian classroom setting, interactions with instructors and classmates, academic honesty and integrity as well as respect and resources available on campus. You'll be registered in Canada 101 automatically and course completion is mandatory.

Canada 101 will be accessible through Brightspace (D2L)

Details will be available soon.

🌎 Support for international students

New international student webinar schedule

Life in Calgary

March 11, 8:30 am (MST) |  Register now  | Webinar ID: 829 2253 9114 | Webinar Passcode: 679094

Learn about how to find a place to live, how to set up your phone and internet, transit and tips and tricks on how to make the most of your money while you study. We'll also discuss Entrance and International Centre awards.

Immigration Matters

March 18, 8:30 am (MST) | Register now | Webinar ID: 822 0628 5358 | Webinar Passcode: 679094

Nervous and excited about your transition to a new institution, a new city or a new country? We are here to help! In this webinar, learn more about the International Centre, and get important immigration and program delivery updates for the start of your academic journey. Learn the difference between study permits, TRV, eTA, coop work permits and more. Understand your eligibility for the Post Graduate Work Permit and explore working in Canada as an international student.

Budgeting as an International Student

Living alone for the first time? Not sure of what things cost in Canada? Want to learn more about entrance awards? Check out our Budgeting as an International Student webinar.

March 25, 8:30 am (MST) | Register now | Webinar ID: 818 5603 9087 | Webinar Passcode: 679094

Academic Success at SAIT

April 1, 8:30 am (MST) | Register now | Webinar ID: 827 1464 1260 | Webinar Passcode: 679094

Learn about academic integrity and the impact of academic dishonesty on your immigration status. Discover resources to support your research and assignments. Overview of mySAIT. Also, learn about classroom culture  — group work, engaging with students and the instructor, class participation, deadlines, inclusion and more). Get a head start learning  to learn online.

Travel to Canada with your family

April 8, 8:30 am (MST) | Register now | Webinar ID: 827 7551 1903 | Webinar Passcode: 679094

If you plan to move to Canada as an international student with a spouse, children or family members, this session is for you. Learn about school and daycare, and community and support services available in Calgary. Plus, live chat.

Know your International Insurance

April 15, 8:30 am (MST) | Register now | Webinar ID: 851 3440 8086 | Webinar Passcode: 679094

Be more informed about your physical, emotional and mental health as an international student at SAIT. Learn about our provincial and third-party insurance coverage for international students.

Your first week in Canada

April 22, 8:30 am (MST) | Register now | Webinar ID: 878 3805 3981 | Webinar Passcode: 679094

This session is designed to give you an idea of what your first week in Canada will look like (after quarantine, if that is still a requirement).

Live Q&A

Thursday, Dec. 10, 8:30 am (MST) | Register now | Webinar ID: 874 0521 8665 | Webinar Passcode: 679094

Travel and Quarantine

Every Tuesday until April 20 | 8:30 am (MST) | Register now

Are you travelling to Canada for the Winter 2021 semester? Make sure to come to this webinar.


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Find a student club, sign up for a peer mentor, participate in the SAIT Insights Research Community, build your Co-Curricular Record and lots more.

Good luck with your studies! Watch your inbox for your weekly SAIT Update — it’s packed with reminders, important dates and news you can use — add your SAIT email to your phone and you won’t miss a thing.

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