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Next Steps

Congratulations on accepting your offer to SAIT!

We know you'll have a lot of questions before you get to campus — below we've listed everything you need to know to make your transition to SAIT an easy one.

Plan ahead

At SAIT, each program is different, find out what you'll need before your first day:

Accept your offer

To accept your offer, you'll want to pay your tuition deposit, which will be applied to your tuition balance.

Tuition deposit and payment

Apply for residence

Applications for SAIT Residence open in early February for the next academic year. Two modern highrises boast four different floor plans with fully furnished units, individual liability leases and utilities included.

View SAIT Residence

Attend SAIT Start

Become acquainted with the campus, your classmates and members of the faculty at this fun event exclusively for students starting full-time programs in September 2019. You will have the chance to win big prizes, like tuition.

Learn more about SAIT Start

Student loans

You are able to apply for a student loan starting in June of each year when applications open for the following September. 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.

Learn more about Student Loans

Tuition balance

Once you have been registered for your classes, you'll see your tuition amount in your Account Summary on mySAIT under the myStudent tab.

We have the cohort system at SAIT, which means that for most programs, you'll be registered in the classes you need to complete your program, however, there are a few programs where students will need to register in classes themselves.

After you're registered in classes

Get your student ID card

After you're registered, you can pick up your student ID card (eCard) six weeks before your first day of classes.

You can pick it up at the eCard office in the SAIT Bookstore, MB107, Stan Grad Centre, and add to your card balance for on-campus purchases. You can also pick up your card at the Office of the Registrar, AA211, Heritage Hall.

Confirmation of enrolment letter

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.

A class schedule is available

Your class schedules for your first semester will be available in mid-July for the fall term and at the end of November for the winter and spring/summer terms. You can find your schedule on your mySAIT account under your myStudent tab or in the Ellucian GO app.

Complete ETHI 110 online

All incoming students to SAIT need to complete ETHI 110 - Academic Honesty Awareness.

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.

Complete PREP 100

Are you feeling nervous about starting classes? We're here to help you! 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 after you've registered in classes.

Please note: If you are a pre-employment student, you do not need to take this course as you will do course PREP 145 in class.

Rent a locker

After you get your schedule and you know where your classes will be held, rent a locker online at saitsalockers.com if you think you'll need one. You'll need your student ID number, a valid email address, and a credit card or PayPal account to rent a locker.

They're rented on a first-come, first served basis and can be rented by the semester or the year.

Two important deadlines

1. 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.

2. Pay your tuition and fees for new students, tuition is due four weeks before the start of your program.

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After you've paid your tuition

Get your UPass

The UPass is a sticker applied to your eCard, providing you with unlimited access to Calgary Transit services for the duration of the semester. Eligible full-time students can pick up their UPass at the Office of the Registrar, AA211, Heritage Hall after tuition is paid or student loans are confirmed by SAIT.

Please note: you must meet the eligibility requirements to receive a UPass.

Health and dental plan opt-out/opt-in/add-on

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 Jan. 7, 2019, the deadline is Jan. 28, 2019. If your program starts on a different date, your deadline is 21 days from the program start date.

Apply for student awards

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.

Get involved in your new SAIT community

Try out for the Trojans, join an extramural team, get active with intramurals, find a club, volunteer, get a peer mentor, participate in the SAIT Insights Research Community, build your Co-Curricular Record, study abroad, apply for a job on campus and more.

Review your booklist and buy your textbooks

Booklists for most programs will be available Monday, Dec. 10. 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.

Get your computer/laptop

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. You can pick up your laptop during Orientation Week (bring your ID card).

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. 


If you're planning on driving to campus, a limited number of monthly parking passes will go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis near the start of the semester.

Attend orientation

Orientation is a one-day event where you'll have the chance to meet your instructors, take a tour and connect with your classmates. You can find the specific date, time and location for your program's orientation on your schedule after it has been published.

Add/drop classes

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.

International students

Study permit

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.

Transfer students

If you are a transfer student the deadline to receive recognition of prior learning is Friday, Jan. 18.

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