Congratulations on accepting your offer to SAIT!
We know you'll have lots of questions before you start in May — below we've listed everything you need to know to make your transition to SAIT an easy one.
Stay on track to start at SAIT
Starting in September? See your next steps for Fall 2020.
Plan ahead for May 2020
Accept your offer
To accept your offer, you'll want to pay your tuition deposit, which will be applied to your tuition balance.
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.
Apply now for student loan funding for May, then apply in June for September and onwards. It's important to apply early so that you have your funding in place before the tuition payment deadline.
You can apply for Alberta Student Loans at studentaid.alberta.ca or through the student aid office for your province.
After you register in classes
If you need a letter to confirm that 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.
You may need a Confirmation of Enrolment letter if:
To request a Confirmation of Enrolment letter, email firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to include your SAIT ID number.
Three important deadlines
- 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 that final documents are due by the applicable deadline for your term.
- Pay your tuition and fees — Tuition for the semester will be due four weeks before your first day of classes, which is Monday, April 6 for most programs (see important dates).
- Register in your courses by Monday, April 6. Step-by-step registration instructions were emailed this week, email email@example.com for troubleshooting.
After you've paid your tuition
Domestic students: If you have comparable coverage, you can opt-out of the SAITSA health and dental plan. You can also opt-in or add-on family members. For programs starting Monday, May 4, the deadline is Friday, May 22.
International students: Health insurance for international students at SAIT will be provided from Study Insured by SAIT.
You don't want to miss out on your chance at a share of more than $5 million in student awards. Applications for student awards open in late August each year and there are several award periods throughout the rest of the year.
After you've been accepted to your program you can review the student awards you could be eligible for and apply in mySAIT.
Booklists for most programs will be available about two weeks before the first day of classes. We recommend waiting until your first class before purchasing your books to avoid making unnecessary purchases and returns. You can find your booklist online and at the SAIT Bookstore.
If you're in a program that's part of the Laptop (e-Learning) program, you must use the designated computer that's loaded with required software. Details about laptop pick-up will be available soon.
If you're in a program that is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), then you should review the requirements before you make a purchase. Other programs will list any hardware requirements in the Costs and Supplies section of your program page.
Orientation will look a little different this year, but you'll still have the chance to meet your instructors and connect with your classmates. Watch your inbox for details in April.
Your first day
All incoming students to SAIT need to complete ETHI 110 - SAIT Ethical Practices.
In this online course, you'll have an opportunity to examine your own values around academic honesty, which includes plagiarism, cheating, group work and the consequences of unethical behaviour. Through a variety of scenarios, you'll have an opportunity to test your knowledge of SAIT's Student Code of Conduct and what it means to you as a student.
The course is available through Brightspace (D2L) starting Monday, May 4.
Are you feeling nervous about starting classes? We're here to help! PREP 100 - The SAIT Experience is a short course that covers time management, memory techniques, effective note-taking and much more. You can access it online or you can attend a classroom session.
The online course is available through Brightspace (D2L) starting Monday, May 4.
If you would like to add or drop a class, the period for most full-time programs is the first two weeks of the term.
When classes resume online
We know kicking things off online isn’t what you expected for your program. When we're back to in-person classes we'll have all the info you need to get to know campus and get what you need, including student ID cards, UPass and lockers.
As an international student, you will need to provide a copy of your study permit to the Office of the Registrar before your first day of class.
Attend your International Student Orientation
Orientation is a chance for you to meet staff from the International Centre, get an introduction to SAIT, learn about immigration and working in Canada, your rights, understanding the health care system and support services available.
If you are a transfer student the deadline to receive recognition of prior learning is Friday, May 15.