Winter 2023 pre-employment 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.
Health and safety
Full vaccination and disclosure of vaccination status are not required to attend campus, though being vaccinated is strongly encouraged.
Though masks are not 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 Fall 2022, registration opens on Tuesday, November 15.
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.
👉 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, Nov 15.
Can’t attend? We’ve got you covered. Watch this short video or check out our common registration questions.
After you've registered in classes
⏱️ Important deadlines
- Final transcript deadline: If you've been conditionally accepted to SAIT pending final grades — Confirmed with Conditions - Documents Required — from Grade 12, academic upgrading or international document assessment, don't forget final documents are due by Thursday, Dec. 1 for students starting in January, February, March or April.
- Tuition payment deadline:
- Monday, Dec. 12 for new students starting classes in January.
- The first business day of the month before classes begin for students starting in October or November.
- Transfer credit deadlines:
- If you wish to receive credit for previous post-secondary courses, you must apply by one of the following deadlines.
- Apply by Friday, Jan. 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.
View all important dates
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.
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.
Entrance awards are available for new SAIT students starting their programs in the winter. Complete an online application through your mySAIT account. Applications close on Thursday, Dec. 15.
📺 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, Jan. 20 for students starting in January 2023.
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.
Orientation will be Jan. 4 to 6 — more details available soon. Explore some of what your community has to offer at your orientation. 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.
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💻 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) one week before your first day of classes.
👋 Get involved in your new SAIT community
Find a student club, check in with the International 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 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.