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

Fall 2021 pre-employment 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 

  • Bookmark this page and check back for updates — we'll also email you regularly.
  • Reminder: complete SAIT Start.

Looking forward to Fall 2021 — a message from the Vice President, Academic

Dear students,

It is with great optimism that we are starting to prepare for our Fall 2021 term here at SAIT. It’s our hope, subject to ongoing positive shifts in community health indicators, that we’ll have more students on campus and see an increase in on-campus activities.

We have a working group looking at various scenarios to prioritize in-person course delivery and student services, while ensuring the safety of our campus community in alignment with government and public health guidelines.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be opening our library and outdoor recreation areas in alignment with new regulations and to pilot increasing access and services for the fall.

This past year our faculty and employees have adapted and adopted technology and new ways of teaching and supporting students, demonstrating SAIT’s agility. These innovative methods have enhanced our practices and are helping guide new ways of delivering programs.

The world of work you are entering has changed in ways we couldn’t have foreseen even a year ago, and it’s our commitment that your SAIT education will prepare you for what the future holds. We are focused on moving forward and finding new ways for you to learn and grow — ensuring all our students are career-ready.

I applaud all of you for your resiliency and adaptability, and your instinct to embrace both change and the opportunities ahead.

Progress on our decisions around Fall 2021 will be shared in regular communications. You can expect more detail in the coming weeks and months. You can also find ongoing updates on this page.

Whether you are continuing your studies or starting them, coming from Calgary or joining us from anywhere in the world — we look forward to seeing you in September.

Brad Donaldson
Vice President, Academic

Plan ahead

📝 Stay on track to start at SAIT

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

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 — details will be added in the coming months.

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. Check out our rates and plans.

SAIT residence

Student loans

If you're eligible, you can apply for a student loan starting in June of each year when applications open for the following September and onwards. It's important to apply early so 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.

Student loans

Course registration

All students will receive an email from SAIT when registration opens. For Fall 2021, registration opens on Thursday, July 8.

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're 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 Aug. 1.
  • Tuition payment deadline:
    • Monday, Aug. 9 for students starting classes in September.
    • The first business day of the month before classes begin for students starting in October, November and December.
  • Recognition of prior learning deadline: If you're a transfer student, the deadline to receive recognition of prior learning is Friday, Sept. 17. 
  • View all important dates

Pay your tuition

Once you have 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. 

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.

Payment options

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.

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

Class schedule

You can find your schedule on your mySAIT account under your myStudent tab or in the Ellucian Go app. Learn more about making sense of your schedule

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. ️

SAIT's Student's Association (Saitsa) provides an affordable benefit plan designed to help full-time domestic students attending SAIT. You can make changes to your plan before the deadline: opt-out of the plan (if you have comparable coverage) or add-on family members. The deadline will be confirmed this summer.
Don't miss out on your chance at a share of more than $5 million in student awards. Review the student awards you could be eligible for during your studies at SAIT. Apply after you start your classes.
Check the Bookstore website for your course textbooks. Check your program page for additional tools or supplies you may need.
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. All the details will be ready for you this summer. 
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.
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!
Watch your email for instructions on how to submit an eCard photo online. You’ll learn about card pick up at orientation or from your school.

💻 Complete these prep courses online

ETHI 110 - SAIT Ethical Practices

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.

ETHI will be available through Brightspace (D2L) before the first day of classes. 


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👋 Get involved in your new SAIT community

Find a student club, check in with the Chinook Lodge Indigenous Resource Centre, participate in the SAIT Insights Research Community, build your Co-Curricular Record, connect with Pride at SAIT, and lots more.

Good luck with your studies! Once you start at SAIT, watch for your weekly SAIT Update — it’s packed with reminders, important dates and news — add your SAIT email to your phone and you won’t miss anything.

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