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Next steps after your application

You will be able to monitor your application status under your mySAIT account. Based on the transcripts and documents we receive, your application will be evaluated and assigned a decision.

  • Decisions aren't final and your application will be re-evaluated as it progresses through the admission process.

Application status

After your application is evaluated, your decision will be updated to one of the statuses below. When you submit updated documentation or progress through the competitive entry selection process, your application decision will be updated.

Missing documents

Missing documents means we have not received the transcripts/documentation required to make a decision on your application. Review your application checklist to see the admission requirements needed for the program.

If your transcripts/documents aren't received within 30 days your application decision will be changed to declined - missing requirements.

Pending evaluation

Pending evaluation means your application will be evaluated for eligibility after the results of your transcript/document assessment are received.

International students

If you are an international student, please refer to our International Centre for further guidance and information.

In selection

In selection means you have met the admission requirements or submitted anticipated final grades and have been placed in selection for the program. Selection may be based on career investigation, resumé and references, aptitude testing, academic ranking, or an interview.

  • Review your program's admission information to ensure you're familiar with the selection dates and criteria.
  • We recommend you add the sait.ca domain to your safe senders list or you risk missing email messages critical to your selection process.
  • If your program has more than one step in the selection process, your application decision may be updated to in continued selection.
  • If you are not successful in the selection process or do not complete the selection criteria within the program's timeline, your application will be declined through selection.
Waitlist

Qualified waitlist means you are qualified for admission to the program but have been placed on a waitlist. You will be offered admission to the program if a seat becomes available.

  • Seats can be offered until the program start date — be prepared by having your funding and living arrangements in place.
  • If your application decision is waitlist/documents required you need to submit your final transcripts before the transcript deadline.

Waitlist/Qualified after deadline means your application, transcripts, or documents were received after the program selection deadline and you have been placed on a secondary waitlist.

  • Review the program's admission and selection dates and consider applying for the next intake.

Applicants on a waitlist can apply for another program or have their current application moved to a future intake within the same academic year. Contact the Office of the Registrar and include your SAIT ID number.

Declined — missing requirements

Declined — missing requirements means you have not met the minimum admission requirements for the program. If you submit additional transcripts and/or documents within the program's application period, your application will be re-evaluated.

Declined through selection

If you are not successful in the selection process or do not complete the selection criteria within the program's timeline, your application will be declined through selection.

If your program indicates a competitive average is required in addition to meeting the minimum admission requirements, you will be declined through selection if you don't meet or exceed the competitive average to be considered for admission. 

Offered seat

Offered seat means you have been offered admission to a program. Congratulations.

  • Contact Office of the Registrar to pay the tuition deposit and confirm your seat.
  • Your tuition deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable and the money will be applied to your account and will go towards your first-semester tuition payment.
  • If you pay your tuition deposit and are offered a seat in another SAIT program, you can transfer the deposit if the program starts in the same academic year. Note: This is only valid prior to your original program start date.
  • If your application decision is offered seat/documents required, your offer is conditional and you will need to submit your final transcripts before the transcript deadline. If you do not achieve your anticipated final grades, your offer of admission may be rescinded.
Confirmation paid

Confirmation paid means that we've received your tuition deposit and your seat in the program is now confirmed.

  • If your application decision is confirmation paid/documents required your confirmation is conditional. You need to submit your final transcripts before the transcript deadline. If you do not achieve your anticipated final grades, your offer of admission may be rescinded.

Admission requirement and transcript status

Effective for applications received on or after Oct. 6, 2021, you will be able to see the status of each transcript and admission requirement through your mySAIT account.

When you are reviewing your processed application, refer to the “Status” column of your application for information about a specific transcript, document or requirement.

Received

This means we have received a document, such as a transcript or anticipated final grade form for the courses you are currently taking or are planning to take.

Not received

This means we have not received a document required for admission, such as a transcript or anticipated final grade form for the courses you are currently taking or are planning to take. Review Transcripts and Supporting Documents to learn how to submit one of the following.

  • Your official transcripts if you have already completed the requirement.
  • Anticipated final grades if you are currently taking or plan to take the required course.
Not met

This means you have not met a specific admission requirement based on the transcripts and documents you have submitted. This will be updated when you provide proof you have completed the requirement or an anticipated final grade for a course you are currently taking or plan to take. We offer two options to help you meet the missing requirement.

Admission requirement met

This means you have met a specific admission requirement based on the transcripts and documents you have submitted.

Admission requirement conditionally met

This means you have submitted an Anticipated Final Grade form for a course you are taking or planning to take.

You will need to submit a final transcript prior to the transcript deadline to verify you have successfully completed the requirement for admission. We can receive this proof in different ways depending on how you plan to complete this course.

  • We will receive your transcripts for any education completed in Alberta through Apply Alberta. Make sure you have identified all schools you have attended or plan to attend.
  • Review Transcripts and Supporting Documents for instructions to upload proof of education completed outside of Alberta.
Enrolled at SAIT

This means you have identified you’re taking a course or program at SAIT that is required for admission to another SAIT program.

This could include English Language Foundations, Academic Upgrading, a certificate program required for admission to a diploma program, or a diploma program required for admission to a degree/applied degree program.

While you wait

Check your email

Within a week, you will receive an email acknowledging that SAIT has received your application, which will include your SAIT ID number and instructions on how to login to mySAIT where you can monitor your application decision.

If your contact information changes, complete the Change Name and/or Address Form and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

Tuition and financial aid

Plan how you will pay for tuition, supplies and living expenses, and learn about funding options available to you.

Learn more about tuition and financial aid

Housing

We offer student residence while you study at SAIT with all the amenities you can think of.

Learn more about housing

Study Permit

Are you an international student?  Once you have received your SAIT confirmation letter and accompanying documentation you can start the application process for your study permit.

Learn more about study permits

Scholarships and awards

You can apply for SAIT awards after you've been accepted to a program and paid your tuition deposit.

Learn more about scholarships and awards

Attend an info session

Many of our programs offer information sessions, where you can ask questions about your program and the admission process.

Attend an info session

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