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2019/20 Academic Year

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring/Summer 2020
Sept. 3 to Dec. 13, 2019 Jan. 6 to April 24, 2020 May 4 to Aug. 14, 2020

The dates listed below are based on a standard 15-week semester that begins on the term start date.

Fall 2019

October 2019
2 Applications open for full-time programs starting fall 2020
14 Thanksgiving Day - Institute closed
18 - 19 Open House 
30 Fall  convocation ceremony
November 2019
11 Remembrance Day - Institute closed
13 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses ) **See below
13 Final day to withdraw by receiving recognition of prior learning credit for the current semester courses, no tuition refund. (15-week courses)**See below
December 2019
1 Final transcript deadline for winter term applicants
9 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in January  (most full-time programs)
9 - 13 Final exam week
13 End of fall term
25 - 31 Winter break - Institute closed

Winter 2020

January 2020
1 New Year's Day - Institute closed
2 Institute open
3 Winter  Orientation
6 Winter classes commence
6 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs*
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term  length.
17 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
17 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
17 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning for the winter term and receive a full tuition refund 
24 Final day to opt-out or add family to the SAITSA Health and Dental Benefits Plan. For programs starting Jan. 6, the deadline is Jan. 24, 2020. 
February 2020
8 Open House
17 Family Day - Institute closed
18 - 21 Reading Week - no classes with the exception of apprenticeship programs, unless otherwise stated
March 2020
18 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses) **See below
18 Final day to withdraw by receiving recognition of prior learning credit for the current semester courses, no tuition refund. (15-week courses)**See below
April 2020
1 Final transcript deadline for spring term applicants
1 International student application deadline for Fall 2020 intake
6 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in May (most full-time programs)
10 Good Friday - Institute closed
13 Easter Monday - Institute closed
20 - 24 Final exam week
24 End of winter term

Spring/Summer 2020

May 2020
4 Spring classes commence
4 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length
6 Applications for winter 2021 open
15 Fee payment deadline for returning students (most full-time programs)
15 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
15 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning for the spring/summer term and receive a full tuition refund 
18 Victoria Day - Institute closed
22 Final day to opt-out or add family to the Saitsa Health and Dental Benefits plan for May-start students.
23 SAIT Start
June 2020
1 Final transcript deadline for summer term applicants
16 - 18 Spring convocation ceremonies
July 2020
1 Canada Day - Institute closed
3 Calgary Stampede Parade Day - Institute closed until 1 pm
6 Summer classes commence
17 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses) **See below
17 Final day to withdraw by receiving recognition of prior learning credit for the current semester courses, no tuition refund. (15-week courses)**See below
August 2020
1 Final transcript deadline for fall term applicants
3 Civic Holiday - Institute closed
11 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in September (most full-time programs)
14 End of spring/summer term

     

Notes:

* Add/Drop period: The timeline to add and/or drop courses is based on your program, and the number of weeks you’re registered in for a specific term (see below). Not all programs allow add/drop. Please consult your Academic Chair or Coordinator to ensure you can add or drop a course from your program.

AC.3.1: Grading and Progression Policy

Term Length Add/Drop period
13 or more weeks Second Friday from program term start date
8-12 weeks First Friday from program term start date
2-7 weeks Two days from the program term start date
Less than two weeks There is no add/drop period

 **Withdrawal Deadline: The last day to officially withdraw from a course or program and receive "W" grades. To be assigned a “W” grade, a student must withdraw prior to completing 70% of the course/program.

AC.3.1: Grading and Progression Policy

Clearing an Incomplete Grade: Incomplete grades (“I”) must be cleared within eight weeks from the end of the course.

Remedy a Course Deficiency: To remedy a deficient grade, you must apply to your Academic Chair or Coordinator within 30 calendar days of the end of the course.

Dates are subject to change.

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