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How to Apply

Ready to apply to SAIT?

Follow these six simple steps, and you'll be registering for your classes in no time! 

  1. Prepare to apply
  2. Apply and submit your educational documents
  3. Track your application
  4. Accept your offer and pay your deposit
  5. Apply for your study permit (if you're an international student)
  6. 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

🔎 Step one: Prepare to apply

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 English proficiency International English Language Testing System (IELTS) International equivalencies Health program entrance testing Transfer options

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.

📑 Step two: Apply and submit your educational documents

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 Transcripts and supporting documents International document assessment

👀 Step three: Track your application

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.

Tracking your application Waitlists Application deferrals and tuition deposit transfers

🤝 Step four: Accept your offer and pay your deposit

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 Paying your tuition deposit

📚 Step five: Apply for your study permit (if applicable)

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 Temporary resident visas Work permits

💲Step six: Pay your tuition and fees and register for classes

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 Payment options Student loans Financial advising Get your class schedule

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.

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Contact us

Domestic admissions
Office of the Registrar
403.284.7248 1.877.284.7248 inquiry@sait.ca
International admissions
International Centre
1.403.284.8852 international@sait.ca

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