Spring 2022 International Students
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.
Spring/Summer 2022 arrival checklist
Students who will begin their academic journey this spring or summer should consider using one of two arrival checklists based on your vaccination status.
- Spring/Summer 2022 arrival checklist: Fully vaccinated
- Spring/Summer 2022 arrival checklist: Not fully vaccinated
Completion of the checklist does not guarantee entry to Canada. The Canadian Border Services officer will make the final decision on whether or not to admit you to Canada.
Health and safety
Full vaccination and disclosure of vaccination status are no longer required to attend campus, though being vaccinated is strongly encouraged.
Though masks are no longer required, please consider wearing a mask for an added layer of protection indoors in both public and private settings. Be kind and respect the right of those choosing to wear or not wear a mask.
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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.
All students will receive an email from SAIT when registration opens. For Summer 2022, registration opens on Wednesday, May 18.
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.
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, 2022 for students starting in May and June, or June 1, 2022 for students starting in June or July.
- Tuition payment deadline:
- Monday, April 11, 2022 for new students starting classes in May.
- Wednesday, June 8 for new students starting classes in July.
- The first business day of the month before classes begin for students starting in June or August.
- Recognition of prior learning deadlines: If you wish to receive transfer credit for previous post-secondary courses, you must apply by one of the following deadlines.
- Apply by Friday, May 20 to receive transfer credit and a refund for credited courses — review tuition and fees for our refund policy.
- Apply by the midpoint of the course to receive transfer credit only.
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.
As a full-time student at SAIT, there are many ways for you to pay your tuition and fees, including online banking, credit card and student loans.
Confirmation of enrolment letter
Some financial institutions may require a letter confirming your enrolment to release RESP funds. You can request a Confirmation of Enrolment through your mySAIT account after you’re registered for your classes. Your letter will be uploaded to MyCreds within five business days after submitting your request — look for an email from MyCreds when your letter is available.
Review student letters for instructions.
If your financial institution requires us to sign a form, upload the appropriate forms and submit a ticket through Freshdesk.
Learn more about study permits and study permit requirements during COVID-19.
Entrance awards are available for new SAIT students starting their programs in the spring. Complete an online application through your mySAIT account. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 29.
📺 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. ️
Health and dental plan
SAIT's Students' Association (Saitsa) provides an affordable benefit plan designed to help full-time students attending SAIT. You can make changes to your plan before the deadline: opt-out of the plan (if you have existing coverage) or add family members. The opt-out deadline is Friday, May 20.
Complete SAIT Start
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.
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💻 Attend info sessions and complete these prep courses online
There will be info sessions for registration, student awards, how to get started at SAIT and how to get involved — plus a whole series just for international students.
PERS 050 – Student rights and responsibilities
This mandatory course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You'll learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. You'll engage in a number of learning activities in this course, including readings, videos, activities and assessments. We encourage you to make the most of this opportunity! The more you participate, the more you'll take away and the better prepared you'll be for success at SAIT.
PERS 050 will be available through Brightspace (D2L) starting Monday, April 25.
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, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. You'll be registered in PREP 100 automatically and course completion is recommended.
PREP 100 will be available through Brightspace (D2L) starting Monday, April 25.
📅 Introduction to PERS 050 and PREP 100 Learn more about these two prep courses with SAIT Academic Coaching on April 25 and 26.
Self-registration info session
We know self-registration can be stressful. Join representatives from SAIT's Office of the Registrar for answers to your registration-related questions. During the session, we'll cover important topics including registration deadlines and how to resolve common errors.
📅 Our self-registration info session is from noon to 1 pm on Tuesday, March 15. Register now. Can’t attend? We’ve got you covered. Watch this short video or check out our common registration questions.
Webinars for international students
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Recorded webinars for international students
Please know that the information provided in these sessions is as per the date of the session. It is your responsibility to check the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada official website and stay up to date.
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Good luck with your studies! Once you start at SAIT, 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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