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

Winter 2022 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 

  • Check your program page for your Winter 2022 program delivery method.

Vaccine requirement

As of Jan. 1, 2022, on-campus or blended learning students accessing any SAIT campus in person or attending a SAIT event off campus need to provide proof of World Health Organization (WHO)-approved full vaccination (two doses for a two-dose vaccine). To be considered fully vaccinated you must be at least 14 days from the date of second vaccination — to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 1, you must receive your second dose by Saturday, Dec. 18. Negative COVID-19 tests will not be accepted.

The SAITALERT app is the mandatory method of declaring vaccination status for students and employees. You'll be able to submit your proof of vaccination next week, watch your email for instructions.

💻 Vaccination verification

Consequences of non-compliance

Students who are not fully vaccinated will be prohibited from accessing the SAIT campus, and on-campus or blended learning students who are not fully vaccinated or fail to disclose their vaccination status through SAITALERT will be withdrawn (de-registered) from any in-person or blended courses in which they are enrolled.

No accommodation will be made for the academic consequences resulting from being unable to attend on campus. Students may be limited in their progression through a program if they are unable to attend on campus to complete required program elements, and no accommodations or refunds will be made in this regard.

Students who have been withdrawn (de-registered) will be eligible to register again for SAIT courses and programs after bringing themselves into compliance with the vaccination requirements but should expect to be delayed in their academic progress.

📄 Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol

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.

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 Winter 2022, registration opens on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

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 Dec. 1.
  • Tuition payment deadline:
    • Friday, Dec. 10 for students starting classes in January.
    • The first business day of the month before classes begin for students starting in February, March and April.
  • Recognition of prior learning deadline: If you're a transfer student, the deadline to receive recognition of prior learning is Friday, Jan. 21. 
  • 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

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 in your classes. 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.

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 is Friday, Jan. 21.
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 with staff about all the support 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 60 days 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

👉 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 Tuesday, Jan. 4.

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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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