How to Apply
Ready to apply to SAIT?
Follow these six simple steps, and you'll be registering for your classes in no time!
- Prepare to apply
- Apply and submit your educational documents
- Track your application
- Accept your offer and pay your deposit
- Apply for your study permit (if you're an international student)
- Pay your tuition and fees and register for classes
Domestic Application System Maintenance - Sept. 27 and Oct. 4
SAIT's application system for domestic students will be closed between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.Find out what this means for you
Once you’ve decided which program(s) you want to apply for, ensure you know all the admission requirements and deadlines.
You’ll find available intakes and the admission requirements on the program page as well as entrance testing requirements, early admission options, and selection criteria, if applicable.
Some programs may require supplementary documentation or additional information to be submitted after you apply — this could include a career investigation report, aptitude test, resumé, essay, interview, etc.
All applicants to SAIT must demonstrate English language proficiency, including students educated in Canada. English language proficiency is a requirement for all SAIT programs.
If you need additional help figuring out if you meet all requirements, refer to these resources:High school course equivalencies
When can you apply?
|Intake semester||Semester begins||Applications open||Domestic application deadline*||International application deadline|
|Fall 2023||Sept. 5, 2023||Oct. 5, 2022||June 28, 2023||May 23, 2023|
|Winter 2024||Jan. 8, 2024||March 29, 2023||Oct. 26, 2023||Sept. 28, 2023|
|Spring 2024||May 6, 2024||June 12, 2023||Feb. 23, 2024||Jan. 22, 2024|
|Summer 2024||July 2, 2024||Oct. 4, 2023||April 30, 2024||June 28, 2024|
|Fall 2024||Sept. 3, 2024||Oct. 4, 2023||June 28, 2024||May 29, 2024|
*In some instances, domestic applications will be accepted after the application deadline. In that case, the program's intake status will remain open.
Find more important dates.
Once you’re ready to join our community of shapers, makers and originals – submit your application!
How you submit your application will depend on if you’re a domestic applicant (Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or refugee) or an international applicant (international student, temporary resident or living in Canada without permanent resident or refugee status.)
You’ll need to demonstrate you meet the admission requirements via transcripts, sufficient evidence, and other educational documents.Apply
Within a week of submitting your application online, you will receive an email acknowledging that SAIT has received your application. The email will include your log in credentials to your admission portal (for domestic applicants) or VAS (for international applicants).
Ensure you submit all your transcripts and educational documents by the transcript deadline to avoid being declined. This can be done during when you apply or through your portal. Your application will be reviewed and a decision assigned after you submit proof you currently or will meet your program’s admission requirements.
We understand you want an answer as soon as possible, and sometimes plans can change, unexpectedly or otherwise.
Find out what to do if you are waitlisted or need to defer your application to a future date.
Congratulations! You've received an offer of admission from SAIT.
Follow the steps outlined in the email you've received to accept your offer and secure your seat in your program by paying your tuition deposit.Admission letters
International students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada require a study permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to study in a program longer than six months.
Once you receive your SAIT confirmation/acceptance letter and accompanying documentation for IRCC, you can apply for your study permit.
To enter the country, most students will also require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Please check the IRCC website to see if you require a TRV or eTA.
Learn how to apply for your visas:Study permits
You will register for your classes approximately six weeks before your program begins. You'll now see your tuition balance in your account summary on mySAIT under the myStudent tab.
Payment of these tuition fees confirms your attendance in your program. Tuition for the semester will be due on the first business day of the month before classes begin.
Find out how to pay, apply for loans, and get advice on financing your education:Tuition and fees
How to apply checklist
The steps you go through when applying to SAIT depend on some factors. This interactive tool will make the SAIT application process clear, simple and straightforward while providing the information you need to apply.Use checklist