With the health and safety of our students and employees top of mind, SAIT is following the Government of Alberta’s guidance specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please refer to the frequently asked questions at sait.ca/covid19 for the most up-to-date information about your studies, and for the latest details on SAIT's pandemic preparedness measures.
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.
|2||Applications open for full-time programs starting fall 2020|
|14||Thanksgiving Day - Institute closed|
|18 - 19||Open House|
|30||Fall convocation ceremony|
|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|
|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|
|1||New Year's Day - Institute closed|
|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.|
|3||Applications for June 2020 graduation open|
|17||Family Day - Institute closed|
|18 - 21||Reading Week - no classes with the exception of apprenticeship programs, unless otherwise stated|
|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|
|30||Applications for winter 2021 open|
|31||Final day to apply for June 2020 graduation.|
|1||Final transcript deadline for spring term applicants|
|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|
|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
|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.|
|1||Final transcript deadline for summer term applicants|
|16 - 18||Spring convocation ceremonies|
|23||Applications for fall 2020 graduation open|
|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|
|1||Final transcript deadline for fall term applicants|
|3||Civic Holiday - Institute closed|
|4||Tuition and fee payment deadline for all students starting in September (most full-time programs)|
|14||End of spring/summer term|
|31||Applications for fall 2020 graduation close|
* 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.