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Do you meet the admission requirements?

All full-time programs have specific admission requirements that you must meet in order to qualify for admission. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency, including students educated in Canada.

If you do not meet admission requirements

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The steps you go through when applying to SAIT depend on a number of factors. Our interactive checklist tool will help make the application process clear, simple and straightforward while also offering you the information you may not have thought about previously.

Let our checklist keep you on track so that you don't forget important dates and information during the application process.

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Apply early

Programs tend to fill up quickly, due to this we recommend that students apply well in advance. The majority of our programs will start on the date(s) listed below with some exceptions — if your program starts on a different date, review tuition and fees to find your tuition payment deadline.

Intake Applications open Program start Domestic Applications Close International Applications Close
Fall 2021 Oct. 7, 2020 Sept. 7, 2021 Program start date* Program start date
Winter 2022 March 31, 2021 Jan. 10, 2022 Program start date* Nov. 22, 2021**
Spring 2022 June 14, 2021 May 9, 2022 Program start date* March 7, 2022**
Summer 2022 Oct. 6, 2021 July 4, 2022 Program start date* Program start date
Fall 2022 Oct. 6, 2021 Sept. 6, 2022 Program start date* July 12, 2022**

* Applications for most programs are accepted until the start of classes but are subject to change.

**Closing dates for international applications do not apply to English Langauge Foundations, Academic Upgrading or Open Studies.

  • You may apply to more than one program but a separate application and fee are required for each when applying to programs in the Winter and Spring 2022 terms. Beginning in the Summer 2022 term, you have the option to choose two programs on one application and pay one application fee.
  • If your application is on a waitlist for the September intake, you may request to transfer it to the January or May intake of the same academic year, submit a ticket to  Freshdesk to inquire.
  • Applications for most full-time programs are accepted until the program start date, but it is best to apply early as some programs close applications beforehand and many programs offer early admission and/or continuous selection.
  • It is the student's responsibility to ensure SAIT has updated contact information. Failure to respond to communications can result in the application being cancelled.

How to apply

When you are ready to start your application, you will be directed to one of two online application portals – Apply Alberta or SAIT’s self-service system. There are no on-site facilities available at SAIT for you to submit your online application.

When you're completing the application, you will be asked to choose the term — fall, winter, or spring — when your program begins. You can find this information in the admission selection section for each program.

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Application fees

You will need a Visa or Mastercard to pay the online application fee - $120 CAD for domestic and $150 CAD for international applicants

Application fees are non-refundable.

Send us your transcripts

You will need to provide us with official transcripts of all high school and post-secondary education you have completed to date. Transcripts or anticipated final grades must be presented to the Office of the Registrar before you will be considered for admission.

If your transcripts are from Alberta, another province, or outside of Canada, learn how to submit your transcripts or documents.

All past, current and future education completed at SAIT will automatically appear on your student profile – you don’t need to send any SAIT transcripts.

Learn more about transcripts and supporting documents


If you are an apprentice do not apply online through SAIT/ApplyAlberta, visit Trade Secrets for information about becoming a registered apprentice. Once you are eligible through the apprenticeship board, you can register for apprenticeship training at SAIT.

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Are you enrolled in high school or upgrading courses?

You are able to enter your academic information, including grades to-date, in the online application. If you haven't completed a course yet, enter your anticipated final mark instead. This information will be used for admission until we receive your final transcript.

If you are offered conditional admission to a program based on your anticipated final grades, make sure that:

  • your academic average remains at or above the minimum selection or early admission average for the program applied for; and,
  • all required courses are successfully completed; and,
  • all graduation requirements are satisfied.

If you did not enter your anticipated final grades when you applied, you can complete an Anticipated Final Grades form.

Please make sure we receive your final and official transcript by the Transcript Deadline. Applicants must meet or exceed their anticipated final grades in order to maintain a seat in the program.

Check your admission status

As your application is reviewed, you will be able to monitor any changes to your admission status through your mySAIT account.

Simply log into mySAIT, click on the myApplication tab, and then select "Check the status of your processed application(s)".

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