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.

Choosing where to transfer to

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 your desired job?
  • 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 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?

Transfer eligibility period

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 completion date for awarding transfer credit.

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

Transfer process

  1. Choose a transfer agreement. Maybe you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, or you're still deciding. Search through the transfer 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 to initiate the transfer. There is no special "transfer application" — you apply 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 request a transcript through mySAIT. This will be uploaded to MyCreds™ for you to share with the institution you want to attend.

Featured transfer agreements

Watch to learn more about some of the transfer pathways we have available at the following institutions:

Griffith University, Australia
Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia
Camosun College, British Columbia, Electrical Engineering Bridge program
Camosun College, British Columbia, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Bridge program
University College Leuven-Limburg, Belgium