Information for current dual-credit students
Welcome to SAIT! As a dual-credit student, you are considered a SAIT student. You will be issued a SAIT ID number, a SAIT email address and a SAIT transcript. To succeed in your dual-credit program, it's important you familiarize yourself with the information below, which provides details related to your program, SAIT campus, our support services and policies.
Communicating with your instructor and school board
An in-depth overview of your dual-credit program or course will be provided to you by your SAIT instructor, who you can address by first name. Your instructor will inform you of their preferred method of communication - email, text or your SAIT Brightspace account.
Be prepared to check your SAIT student email regularly. It's your responsibility to know your instructor's preferred communication method and to keep in touch. You're also responsible for communicating any questions or concerns about your participation or progress in your dual-credit program to your school board contact.
You should reach out to your contact as soon as possible to confirm their preferred method of communication. Students are expected to be respectful towards their instructor and school board contacts at all times.
Dual-credit programs are intended to help ease your transition from high school to higher education or the working world. At SAIT, we think it's important you make that transition amongst a cohort of your peers.
Your classmates will be other high school students, not adult learners. As the programs are cohort-based, you'll stay with the same group of classmates for the duration of your course or program.
Attendance, punctuality and participation
Attendance, being on time and fully participating in your classes is required to successfully complete your dual-credit program.
If you're going to be absent or late, email or text your SAIT instructor and your school board contact prior to the beginning of your class.
There may be times when your high school has a day off (for example, a PD day). Unless otherwise stated by your SAIT instructor or school board contact, you are still required to attend your SAIT class.
Below are the dates on which SAIT classes don't typically run. Dates are subject to change — confirm with your SAIT instructor and school board contact.
|Remembrance Day||Nov. 11 (if this falls on a weekend, SAIT usually observes the statutory holiday on Friday or Monday.)|
|Winter break||SAIT is closed Dec. 25 - Jan. 1 inclusive.|
|Teachers' Convention||Typically in February|
|Spring break||Typically in March|
|Easter break||Typically in April|
|Diploma/exam breaks||Speak with your instructor about class time you may need to miss in order to write diploma or final exams at your high school.|
If you have questions about course material, you are encouraged to ask in class. You can also speak with your SAIT instructor outside of classes and they can help you review the material or provide you with suggestions on study strategies.
Withdrawing from a dual-credit program
If you are no longer able to complete your dual-credit program or course, you must officially withdraw by contacting your school board. They will require you to complete and submit a SAIT withdrawal form. This must be submitted prior to completing 70% or more of the course or program.
If you withdraw, this will be reflected permanently on your SAIT transcript. You may still be eligible to receive partial Career and Technology Studies high school credit.
If you do not officially withdraw from the program or course by the deadline and no longer attend classes, you will be issued an 'F' grade on your SAIT transcript.
Grading and transcripts
As a dual-credit student at SAIT, you will have an official SAIT transcript. Grades earned during your classes are calculated into your high school GPA and will be reflected on your permanent SAIT transcript. Your instructor will communicate your grades to your school board to be reflected on your high school report card and transcript as well.
Your SAIT instructor will provide you with information related to grading, deadlines for assignments and dates for quizzes and exams.
It's important to understand you can receive an ‘F' letter grade at SAIT. This may be different than what you have experienced in high school — there may not be an opportunity to make up an assignment or re-write a quiz or exam.
Ensure you are aware of expectations around assignments, quizzes and exams by clarifying with your SAIT instructor or school board contact.
Completing your co-requisites
Many of our dual-credit programs have co-requisites - classes you need to take at the same time as your dual-credit courses. It's your responsibility to keep on track with your high-school schedule in order to complete the required co-requisite classes. Your SAIT credential or credit will not be awarded until you have completed the required co-requisites.
Once a student has completed both the SAIT dual-credit credential program and the relevant co-requisite high school courses, they will need to apply to graduate to be invited to convocation and receive their certificate (parchment). Students who do not attend convocation will have their certificate mailed to their home address a week after the ceremony. Students are advised to use their mySAIT account to ensure SAIT has the correct mailing address on file.
Getting to SAIT campus
Students attending on-campus dual-credit classes are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT campus. SAIT is located along the Calgary CTrain line and several bus routes. Parking is also available on campus in several different paid lots. Visit our Parking Rates and Transportation page to determine the best way for you to commute to campus.
Adhering to SAIT Student Code of Conduct
As a dual-credit student at SAIT, you are held to the same academic standards and requirements as SAIT's adult students. It is important you review and understand SAIT's Student Code of Conduct policy and procedures (AC 3.4.1 in particular.)
This document outlines your rights and responsibilities as a SAIT student and describes the consequences for actions related to cheating, plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct.
This document also describes actions that are considered forms of non-academic misconduct.
Dual-credit students requiring learner accommodations are asked to communicate their needs to their school board contact in advance of their program start date.
Supporting documentation may also be required. Representatives from SAIT's Accessibility Services team will then work with students to provide the required accommodations. Trades dual-credit students will also need to make arrangements with AIT for any accommodations during their practical and/or theory exams. Students who meet with our Accessibility Services team can also receive support with this.
Online resources (mySAIT.ca & Brightspace)
As a SAIT dual-credit student, you will be issued a SAIT student ID number and email address. Dual-credit students attending on campus will also receive a SAIT student ID card. It's your responsibility to check your SAIT email address on a regular basis and to keep your SAIT ID number and ID card safe.
Using your ID number, you can access mySAIT.ca — a student portal where you can review your student record, including schedule, grades and transcript.
Some programs and courses will also require you to use Brightspace (D2L), a learning management system containing course content and resources — similar to an interactive online textbook.
Transferability of courses
Some SAIT programs and courses may be transferable to another post-secondary institution. Throughout your dual-credit program, speak with your instructor or school board about program pathways and transferability.
You can also explore your transfer options online.
Planning for post-secondary
To learn more about SAIT and our programs, we encourage you to take advantage of the following services:
Important contact information
SAIT dual-credit programs
Stan Grad Building, room MB026
Office of the Registrar
Heritage Hall, room AA211
Reg Erhardt Library
Stan Grad Building, room MC111
Eugene Coste Building, room Q100
Non-emergency phone: 403.284.8530
Emergency phone: 403.284.8000