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Finding the right fit is important — you may choose to continue your studies at another post-secondary institution. Plan carefully so that you'll gain credit for your learning while you're still enrolled in courses at SAIT.

Whether you're looking to change institutions or programs, or advance your education with another credential across the globe, explore your options by starting here.

How do I get started?

Transfer options are based on articulation agreements, which predetermine how courses and programs at one post-secondary institution can be used to satisfy admission requirements or award transfer credit at another institution.

Articulation agreements can be sending, receiving, or internal:

  • Sending Agreement: An agreement whereby SAIT sends its students to a partner institution.
  • Receiving Agreement: An agreement whereby SAIT receives transfer students from a partner institution into a SAIT program.
  • Internal Agreement: An agreement whereby SAIT students can move internally from one SAIT program to another SAIT program.

At its best, a transfer option can advance your education while simultaneously saving you time and money.

How do I choose what's best for me?

Finding the transfer option that is the best fit for you is a personal choice. Factors to consider include:

  • Career Goals: Which credential will allow you to pursue the job you want?
  • Amount of Transfer Credit: How long will it take you to graduate from your new program?
  • Budget: What can you afford in terms of further education?
  • Delivery Method: What is your learning preference? Do you prefer online, face-to-face, or a blended model?
  • Type of Institution: Do you prefer studying at a small, medium or large size institution?
  • Institution Location: What setting is most conducive to your academic success? Do you prefer an urban or rural area?
  • Grade Point Average  (GPA): At which institution can you satisfy the competitive admission requirements?
How long will my courses and programs be eligible for transfer credit?

Completed courses and programs have a shelf life — there is a time limit regarding how long a post-secondary institution will accept those courses and programs for transfer credit.

Most institutions have a five to seven-year time limit from the date of completion for awarding transfer credit.

Each post-secondary institution has its own policies regarding shelf life, so it is best to check with the institution you'd like to attend beforehand in order to understand how your course or program might be accepted.

What is the transfer process?

1. Choose an articulation agreement

Maybe you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, or you're still deciding. Search through the articulation agreements that we currently have in place and choose which agreement you'd like to use.

2. Apply to the program

You're not automatically accepted to the post-secondary institution that you'd like to attend. You must apply to the program in order to initiate the transfer. There is no special "transfer application" — you submit an application like any other student.

3. Submit your Transcript

If you're applying to an Alberta post-secondary institution using applyalberta.ca you'll have your transcript sent electronically on your behalf, provided that you list SAIT in your academic history.

If you're applying outside of Alberta or Canada, you must order a transcript to be sent from SAIT's Office of the Registrar to the institution you would like to attend.

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Pathway Information Videos

Griffith University, Australia:

Pathways from the following SAIT programs: AT, AXT, BA, EVT, HMGT, ISS, IT & JA

Click here for details of pathway opportunities at Griffith University.

Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia

Pathways from multiple SAIT programs

Click here for details of pathway opportunities at Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia

Camosun College, British Columbia

Electrical Engineering Bridge Program: EDT, EET & IIET

Click  here for details of pathway opportunities at Camosun College, British Columbia

Camosun College, British Columbia

Civil and Mechanical Engineering Bridge Program: MET & CVT

Click  here for details of pathway opportunities at Camosun College, British Columbia

University College Leuven-Limburg, Belgium

Pathway from SAIT’s Business Administration Marketing diploma to UCLL’s Bachelor in Business Management – Marketing degree.

Click  here for details of pathway opportunities at University College Leuven-Limburg, Belgium

Information sessions are provided in the Fall and Winter semesters; check the calendar on sait.ca for details.

Transfer and articulation agreements

Search alphabetically to view the transfer options available*:

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*Although SAIT has made arrangements with other post-secondary institutions to facilitate the transfer of students, SAIT is not responsible for the contents of courses and programs delivered by partner institutions nor for any of the accreditation provided by such institutions. Additionally, SAIT does not promise nor can it guarantee that accreditation requirements mandated by any third party professional or governing accreditation body will be satisfied through the learner pathways advertised on this website. The onus lies with each student to determine whether or not his or her educational choices will satisfy his or her future goals.

Transfer Alberta

Explore your options

Learn about getting admitted, transferring and support for planning your pathway through post-secondary.

Transfer Alberta

Contact the Transfer Options Office

Contact us to review transfer and articulation agreements and to discuss your options. 

Please note that due to Covid-19, on-campus support from this is office is temporarily suspended for the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 academic semesters.

Services are still being offered remotely; please send an email to  transfer.options@sait.ca.

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