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COVID-19 update

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.

2020/21 Academic Year

Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring/Summer 2021
Sept. 8 to Dec. 18, 2020 Jan. 11 to April 30, 2021 May 10 to Aug. 20, 2021

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

Fall 2020

August 2020
1 Transcript deadline
4 Tuition and fee payment deadline for all students (most full-time programs)
September 2020
2-4 New Student Orientation - Online Delivery
7 Labour Day - Institute closed
8 Fall classes commence
8 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs 
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length.
18 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
18 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning for the fall term
18 Final day to opt-out or add family to the SAITSA Health and Dental Benefits Plan
October 2020
7 Applications open for full-time programs starting fall and spring 2021
12 Thanksgiving Day - Institute closed
22 - 23 Open House
November 2020
4 Fall convocation ceremony
11 Remembrance Day - Institute closed
13 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses ) **See below
December 2020
1 Final transcript deadline for winter term applicants
8 Tuition and fee payment deadline for all students (most full-time programs)
14 - 18 Final exam week
18 End of fall term
25 - 31 Winter break - Institute closed

Winter 2021

January 2021
1 New Year's Day - Institute closed
4 Institute open
TBD Winter Orientation
11 Winter classes commence
11 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs 
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length.
22 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 
22 Final day to opt-out or add family to the SAITSA Health and Dental Benefits Plan
February 2021
3 Applications for June 2021 graduation open 
6 Open House
15 Family Day - Institute closed
16 - 19 Reading Week - no classes with the exception of apprenticeship programs, unless otherwise stated
March 2021
18 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses) **See below
April 2021
1 Final transcript deadline for spring/summer term applicants
1 Tuition and fee payment deadline for all students (most full-time programs)
2 Good Friday - Institute closed
5 Easter Monday - Institute closed
26 - 30 Final exam week
30 End of winter term

Spring/Summer 2021

May 2021
10 Spring classes commence
10 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length
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 
24 Victoria Day - Institute closed
June 2021
1 Final transcript deadline for summer term applicants
15 - 17 Spring convocation ceremonies
July 2021
1 Canada Day - Institute closed
5 Summer classes commence
9 Calgary Stampede Parade Day - Institute closed until 1 pm
17 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses) **See below
August 2021
1 Final transcript deadline for fall term applicants
2 Civic Holiday - Institute closed
4 Tuition and fee payment deadline for all students starting in September (most full-time programs)
20 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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