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International Document Assessment

Get your documents assessed for admission

Applicants who were educated outside of Canada require an international document assessment.

Step 1: Apply to a SAIT program

Choose a program and submit an application

Step 2: Submit your anticipated final grades

To be considered for admission or selection while you wait for your assessment results, you must provide anticipated final grades for the program admission requirements.

Step 3: Email your educational documents

Send us your original secondary school and/or post-secondary documents with English translations. Scan your documents in colour and attach them to an email to international.assessment@sait.ca.

Make sure to include the following:

  • Secondary and/or post-secondary transcripts, mark sheets and examination results.
  • Secondary diploma or graduation certificate and/or post-secondary degree.
  • Explanation of the grading scale often found on the back or the front page of certifications or transcripts.
  • Original educational documents (in original language). If your original documents were not issued in English, you must provide certified translations.
  • Your transcripts must show at least three years of consecutive education (secondary and/or post-secondary).
  • If your name has changed, we will require validation of name change (marriage certificate, etc.). 

If you have documents from the following countries, you must include additional information. Select the country for specific requirements.

American pattern of secondary education
  • Original graduation certificate (may be requested)
  • Original academic transcript
French pattern of secondary education
  • Original graduation diploma (e.g. Diplôme du Baccalauréat)
  • Final examination results (Relevé de Notes de l'Examen Final) issued by Ministère de l'Education Nationale/Académie Régionale listing all final exam results
We require precise, word-for-word English translations. Documents can be translated by a Canadian certified translator, Immigrant Services Calgary, your institution, or any other professional translation service in your country.
Bangladesh
Original secondary school documents required:
  • Intermediate Examination Certificate and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and mark sheets issued by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.

Original post-secondary documents required:

  • Final or provisional graduation certificate (diploma, bachelor, masters)
  • Individual mark sheet or result card for each year of study listing all subjects and grades
Brazil

We require precise, word-for-word English translations. Documents can be translated by a Canadian certified translator, Immigrant Services Calgary, your institution, or any other professional translation service in your country.

Original secondary school documents required:

  • Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education (Certificado de Conclusão do Ensino Médio) or Title of Technician (Título de Técnico)
  • Academic transcript (Histórico Escolar)

Original post-secondary documents required:

  • Graduation Certificate (Título de Tecnólogo, Bacharel or Licenciado)
  • Academic transcript (Histórico Escolar)
China

We require precise, word-for-word English translations. Documents can be translated by a Canadian certified translator, Immigrant Services Calgary, your institution, or any other professional translation service in your country.

Documents from China need to be verified by China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC: 学信网) or China Academic Degrees & Graduation Education Information (CDGDC: 学位网). Documents can be translated by one of these verification services.

Original secondary school documents required:

  • Senior High School Graduation Diploma (高中毕业证书)
  • Senior High School transcript (成绩单)
  • Verification report ( 认证报告 ) from CHESICC (学信网) or CDGDC (学位网)

Original post-secondary documents required:

  •  Zhuanke ( 专科 ):
    • Graduation certificate (毕业证书)
    • Academic transcript (成绩单)
    • Verification report (认证报告) from CHESICC (学信网) or CDGDC (学位网)
  • Benke or higher (本科及以上学历):
    • Graduation certificate (毕业证书)
    • Degree certificate (学位证书)
    • Academic transcript (成绩单)
    • Verification report (认证报告) from CHESICC (学信网) or CDGDC (学位网)
Colombia

We require precise, word-for-word English translations. Documents can be translated by a Canadian certified translator, Immigrant Services Calgary, your institution, or any other professional translation service in your country.

Original secondary school documents required:

  • Baccalaureate (Bachiller)
  • Academic transcript (Certificado de Notas/calificaciones)

Original post-secondary documents required:

  • Graduation certificate (Título de xxxxx)
  • Academic transcript (Certificado de Notas/calificaciones)
India

Original secondary school documents required:

  • State, All India Board, CBSE or CISCE official marks statements and final examination certificate for both 10 and 12)

Original post-secondary documents required:

  • University education:
    • Final or provisional degree certificates issued by the degree-awarding institution (Bachelor, Master's)
    • Statement of marks for each year or an academic transcript listing all subjects, issued by the degree-awarding institution
  • Technical or professional education:
    • Final or provisional diploma (e.g. Diploma in Engineering awarded by a State Board of Technical Education or any 10+3 diploma)
    • State board, examining body transcript or statement of marks for each year listing all subjects and marks
Indonesia

We require precise, word-for-word English translations. Documents can be translated by a Canadian certified translator, Immigrant Services Calgary, your institution, or any other professional translation service in your country.

Original secondary school documents required:

  • Upper Secondary School Diploma (Ijazah Sekolah Menegah Atas) indicating national and school examination results (Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas or Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Teknik Menengah)

Original post-secondary documents required:

  • Graduation certificate (Diploma, Sarjana, Magister)
  • Academic transcript
Mexico

We require precise, word-for-word English translations. Documents can be translated by a Canadian certified translator, Immigrant Services Calgary, your institution, or any other professional translation service in your country.

Original secondary school documents required:

  • Baccalaureate (Bachiller/Bachillerato)
  • Academic transcript (Certificado de estudios/calificaciones)

Original post-secondary documents required:

  • Graduation certificate (Título de xxxxx)
  • Academic transcript (Certificado de estudios/calificaciones)
Nepal

Original secondary school documents required:

  • Secondary Education Board Certificate and Higher Secondary Education Board Certificate or any 10 and 10+2 certificates issued by the appropriate board

Original post-secondary documents required:

  • University education:
    • Final or provisional degree certificates or diplomas issued by the institution attended (Proficiency Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master's)
    • Mark sheets or academic transcript
  • Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training:
    • Certificates or diplomas issued by the institution attended
    • Mark sheets or academic transcript issued by Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training
Nigeria

Original secondary school documents required:

Original post-secondary documents required:

  • National and Higher National Diplomas:
    • Diploma and academic transcript
If you've completed a Higher National Diploma, you must provide your National Diploma and transcripts.

  • University education:
    • Degree certificate and academic transcript
If you had direct entry into second year, you must provide prior study documentation.
Pakistan
Original secondary school documents required:
  • Certificate of examination (grade 10 and 12) and mark sheet or result card by the issuing State Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
Original post-secondary documents required:
  • University education:
    • Final or provisional degree certificates (Bachelor, Master's)
    • Statement of marks for each year or an academic transcript listing all subjects, issued by the degree-awarding institution
  • State Board of Technical Education:
    • Final or provisional diploma
    • Statement of marks for each year or an academic transcript listing all subjects
Philippines
Original secondary school documents required:
  • Graduation diploma (Katibayan)
  • Academic record (e.g. Form 137-A)
Original post-secondary documents required:
  • Graduation certificate, diploma, degree
  • Academic record

If your education does not fall under the new K to 12 system, we strongly suggest that you submit post-secondary education.

South Korea
Original secondary school documents required:
  • High School Certificate of Graduation issued in English
  • Academic transcript issued in English
Original post-secondary documents required:
  • Graduation certificate issued in English (diploma, associate, bachelor, masters)
  • Academic transcript issued in English
Vietnam

We require precise, word-for-word English translations. Documents can be translated by a Canadian certified translator, Immigrant Services Calgary, your institution, or any other professional translation service in your country.

Original secondary school documents required:

  • Secondary Education Graduation Diploma (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học)
  • Academic transcript (Học Bạ)
  • National Exam results (Diem Kỳ Thi Tốt Nghiệp THPT or Giấy Chứng Nhận Tốt Nghiệp THPT)

Original post-secondary documents required:

  • Graduation certificate for:
    • Diploma (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Cao Đẳng,) or
    • Bachelor Degree (Bằng Cử Nhân,) or
    • Master's Degree (Bằng Thạc sĩ)
  • Academic transcript

Certified translation

All documentation must be translated into English, signed and stamped by a certified translator. We will not accept translations from an associate member. We will accept translations completed by an official translator in your home country.

What to expect

Once all of the required educational documents have been submitted, the assessment will be completed within six weeks. You can monitor your application status at mySAIT.ca.

Alternative evaluations and assessments accepted for admission to SAIT

Step 4: Meet SAIT's English proficiency requirement

If your primary language of instruction was not English, you will be required to submit a valid English proficiency assessment test score completed within the last 12 months. If you don't meet the English proficiency requirement, consider English Language Foundations.

Contact the Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar

Heritage Hall, AA211
403.284.7248 | toll-free in North America at 1.877.284.7248
international.assessment@sait.ca

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