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College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Proficiency in English.

 *Applicants may be admitted with one subject deficiency that must be cleared before second year of study

Regular Admission – Post-Secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 65% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Proficiency in English.

 *Applicants may be admitted with one subject deficiency that must be cleared before second year of study

Provisional Admission

  • Signed declaration of preparedness to study at the university-level including confirmation that the applicant meets the college’s English proficiency requirements.

Special (Mature) Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30; and Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Resume
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credits.

  • Provisional Admission: Declaration form – 100% weighting
    •  Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 65%.

Provisional Admission

Provisional Admission is an alternate means of admission for applicants who wish to take a class without going through the full admission process. Instead of submitting transcripts, applicants must sign a declaration stating that they have the academic preparation required to take a university-level course

Admission is for one academic year only. Applicants are restricted to a maximum of 6 credit units of study per term.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Proficiency in English.

 *Applicants may be admitted with one subject deficiency that must be cleared before second year of study

Regular Admission – Post-Secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Proficiency in English.

 *Applicants may be admitted with one subject deficiency that must be cleared before second year of study

Provisional Admission

  • Signed declaration of preparedness to study at the university-level including confirmation that the applicant meets the college’s English proficiency requirements.

Special (Mature) Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • Biology 30 or Chemistry 30; and Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Resume
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credits.
  • Provisional Admission: Declaration form – 100% weighting
    •  Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Provisional Admission

Provisional Admission is an alternate means of admission for applicants who wish to take a class without going through the full admission process. Instead of submitting transcripts, applicants must sign a declaration stating that they have the academic preparation required to take a university-level course.

Admission is for one academic year only. Applicants are restricted to a maximum of 6 credit units of study per term.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Proficiency in English.

Regular Admission – Post-Secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Proficiency in English.

Special (Mature) Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • Biology 30; Chemistry 30; and Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Resume
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credits.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package -100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%. The competitive average is set each year in consultation with the College to manage enrolment.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission

  • Completion of at least 24 credit units of post-secondary coursework
  • Minimum average of 70% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average —100% weighting
    • Average is calculated on 18 or more transferable credits

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 70%.

Admission Qualifications

Provisional Admission:

  • Complete application for admission

Selection Criteria

  • Provisional Admission: Written submission -100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s completed application with includes essay questions (demonstrating potential for success).
    • Admission is open to all applicants, regardless of Indigenous ancestry, age, or level of education.

Categories of Applicants:

Provisional Admission:

All applicants are considered under the Provisional Admissions category. Admission is based solely on the written submission contained within the application for admission. Secondary and post-secondary level standing are not considered for admission to the program.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30* or university-level equivalent
  • Proficiency in English.

 *Applicants may be admitted with a mathematics deficiency that must be cleared before second year of study

Regular Admission – Post-Secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30* or university-level equivalent
  • Proficiency in English.

 *Applicants may be admitted with a mathematics deficiency that must be cleared before second year of study

OR

  • Completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60%, OR completion of the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management (IPRM) certificate with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60%. Students accepted with an IPRM certificate are required to complete INDG 107 Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies within the first year of their program.

Special (Mature) Admission

  • Proof of age (21 years or older by the first day of classes)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 or university-level equivalent
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework
  • Resume
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credits.
    • OR Completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate or the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management Certificate.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

OR

Admission is based on completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60%, OR completion of the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management (IPRM) certificate with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60%. 

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Indigenous Equity Admission - High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

Indigenous applicants must meet the admission prerequisite and a minimum average of 65%. Applicants wishing to apply in this category must self-declare on the application for admission. Applicants must provide documents in support of Indigenous identity.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission - High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent
  • Mimimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Biology 30 or university-level equivalent
    • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 or university-level equivalent

  • Proficiency in English

*Applicants may be admitted with two prerequisite deficiencies that must be cleared before the second year of study.

Regular Admission - Post-Seconary (18 credit units or more of transferable post-secondary)

  • Mimimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas*:
     
    • Biology 30 or university-level equivalent
    • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 or university-level equivalent.

  • Proficiency in English.

*Applicants may be admitted with two prerequisite deficiencies that must be cleared before the second year of study.

OR

  • Completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60%, OR completion of the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management (IPRM) certificate with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60%. Students accepted with an IPRM certificate are required to complete INDG 107 Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies within the first year of their program.

Special (Mature) Admission

  • Proof of age (21 years or older by the first day of classes).
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Biology 30 or university-level equivalent
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferrable post-secondary coursework
  • Resume
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable
      credits.
    • OR Completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate or the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management Certificate.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package - 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant's written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at recognized and/or accredited postsecondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

OR

Admission is based on completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60%, OR completion of the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management (IPRM) certificate with a minimum cumulative weighted average of 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Indigenous Equity Admission

Indigenous applicants must meet the admission prerequisite and a minimum average of 65%. Applicants wishing to apply in this category must self-declare on the application for admission. Applicants must provide documents in support of Indigenous identity.

College of Arts and Science

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30*
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Proficiency in English.

*Applicants may be admitted with a mathematics deficiency.

Regular Admission – Post-Secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up a session) which are transferable to the College of Arts & Science
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30*
  • Proficiency in English.

*Applicants may be admitted with a mathematics deficiency.

Provisional Admission

  • Signed declaration of preparedness to study at the university-level including confirmation that the applicant meets the college’s English proficiency requirements.

Special (Mature) Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Resume
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credits.
  • Provisional Admission: Declaration form – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant's written submission and demonstrated academic protential.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Provisional Admission

Provisional Admission is an alternate means of admission for applicants who wish to take a class without going through the full admission process. Instead of submitting transcripts, applicants must sign a declaration stating that they have the academic preparation required to take a university-level course. 

Admission is for one term only. Applicants are restricted to a maximum of 6 credit units of study per term. 

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Home-Based Learners

Applicants should submit an academic portfolio and a statement of intent indicating their preparedness for university study. This is for students who have been home-schooled and demonstrate a reasonable probability of academic success.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30*
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Music theory placement test.
  • Proficiency in English.

*Applicants may be admitted with a mathematics deficiency.

Regular Admission – Post-Secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the College of Arts & Science.
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30*
  • Music theory placement test.
  • Proficiency in English.

*Applicants may be admitted with a mathematics deficiency

Special (Mature) Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Resume.
  • Music performance audition.
  • Music theory placement test.
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission:
    • Applicants are selected based on academic average.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package:
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Chemistry 30; Biology 30 and Math Foundations 30 (or equivalents) with a minimum grade of 70% in each of these courses. No deficiencies allowed.
  • Physics 30 is not required for admission but this course (or its equivalent) is a necessary prerequisite for a required course in the degree.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Proficiency in English.

Regular Admission – Post-Secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses which are transferable to the College of Arts & Science.
  • Chemistry 30; Biology 30, Math Foundations with a minimum grade of 70% in each of these courses. No deficiencies allowed.
  • Physics 30 is not required for admission but this course (or its equivalent) is a necessary prerequisite for a required course in the degree.
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credits.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admissions

Admissions is based upon students meeting the admissions qualifications criteria for the regular admissions criteria for high school and post-secondary as listed above.

Access Programs

Post-Secondary – ISAP-BMSC Pathways Program

Available to University of Saskatchewan Arts & Science students who are registered in the ISAP-BMSC program and who are transferring to the BSc(BMSC). Admission to the BMSC is based upon successful completion of the ISAP-BMSC pathways program, with a program average of at least 60%. In addition, students must have completed the following courses (or their equivalents): Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Foundations of Math 30.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30*
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Music performance audition.
  • Music theory placement test.
  • Proficiency in English.

*Applicants may be admitted with a mathematics deficiency.

Regular Admission – Post-Secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the College of Arts & Science.
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30*
  • Music performance audition.
  • Music theory placement test.
  • Proficiency in English.

*Applicants may be admitted with a mathematics deficiency.

Special (Mature) Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Resume.
  • Music performance audition.
  • Music theory placement test.
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission:
    • Applicants are selected based on performance in the music performance audition and interview. Applicants must meet the minimum admission average of the university. Music theory placement tests help determine possible remedial training prior to beginning the program should a student be admitted. The final admission decision is made by the Department of Music, based on the audition, interview and entrance requirements of the university.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package:
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission

  • A three-year or four-year completed degree from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission:
    • Admission is based on evidence of a completed degree program. No admission average is calculated.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of a three-year or four-year degree program from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution.

Admission Qualifications

  • Five high school 30-level subjects (or equivalent), one of which must be English, with a combined average between 60.0% – 69.9%. Subjects must be from the approved list of acceptable high school courses (see Admission calculation and average policy (April 2004).
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants presenting five acceptable subjects with minimum pass grades and proof of English proficiency will be considered. Admission is not solely based on academic average.
  • A completed response to the ‘Application of intent’.

Categories of Applicants

USTEP is an admission category designed for students under the age of 21 whose high school grades fall below the minimum admission average for the College of Arts & Science. Students in the program can take up to 18 credit units on the U of S main campus and/or our designated off-campus sites. After successfully completing 18 credit units with a minimum CWA of 56%, students can remain in the College of Arts & Science and begin studies on the U of S main campus.

College of Dentistry

Admission Qualifications

  • Minimum overall average of 70% in required pre-dentistry courses (39 credit units):
    • 6 credit units of Biology
    • 3 credit units of General Chemistry
    • 3 credit units of Organic Chemistry
    • 3 credit units of General Physics
    • 3 credit units of Biochemistry
    • 3 credit units of Metabolism Biochemistry
    • 6 credit units of Physiology 
    • 3 credit units of Microbiology
    • 3 credit units of Nutrition
    • 6 credit units of Social Science / Humanities
  • Completion of three 30-credit unit academic years of university-level coursework towards the requirements of an undergraduate degree. An academic year is defined as two standard academic terms consisting of eight consecutive months (September to April).
  • A cumulative weighted average of 75% over the two best academic years of study.
  • Completion of 39 credit units of required pre-dentistry courses (or equivalents) with a minimum overall average of 70%
  • Applicants must maintain BOTH of the following conditions for any course work during the year of application: a minimum overall academic average of at least 75% AND a minimum 70% average on any pre-requisite course.
  • Dental Aptitude Test
  • Completion of the online CASPer situational judgement test*
  • Proficiency in English

*Test results submitted for the online CASPer situation judgement test will be used for a pilot process to determine its effectiveness in enhancing the admission selection process. Although mandatory, CASPer scores submitted for the 2023-2024 admissions intake will NOT be used for determining eligibility for the program.

Selection Criteria

Academic Record – 65% overall weighting
  • Cumulative weighted average of the best two 30-credit years
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum cumulative weighted average of 75% over their two best academic years of study and must maintain an average of 75% in their current year of study.
Dental Aptitude Test – 15% overall weighting
  • Reading comprehension (1/3)
  • Academic average (1/3)
  • Perceptual ability (1/3)
  • Applicants will not be considered for admission if they have, in their best DAT score, achieved any of the following:
    • An Academic Average score of less than 15 or
    • A Perceptual Ability score of less than 14 or
    • A Reading Comprehension score of less than 14
Interview – 20% overall weighting
  • Interview selection is based on the academic average of the two best academic years of study and the single best overall DAT score.
Other credentials to be submitted after admission
  • Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search

Categories of Applicants

The College of Dentistry admits 34 students to the program each year. Applicants must designate their category on the online application form. All applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants at the time of application.

Saskatchewan Residents

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Applicants must have resided in Saskatchewan for at least four years immediately prior to September 1st of the year in which admission is begin sought. Applicants who left the province, but who previously lived in Saskatchewan for an accumulated period of 15 years (permanent residency), will be treated as residents. Applicants who have previously lived in Saskatchewan for an accumulated period of less than 15 years and who do not qualify under the four year condition will receive credit of one year toward the four year requirement for every four years of residency in the province. There are no exceptions of the four year Saskatchewan residency rule.

Canadian Applicants

Applicants are required to complete courses equivalent to those listed under Admission Qualifications.

International Applicants

Beginning this 2022-23 admissions cycle, to facilitate qualified applicants from the United States, the College of Dentistry has joined the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and its Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). This system will allow qualified applicants to complete an application and submit their required documents for admission to the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan as well as other member institutions in Canada and all dental schools in the United States except Texas. If you wish to apply through AADSAS, please visit the following link:
https://www.adea.org/GoDental/The_application_to_dental_school__ADEA_AADSAS.aspx 

Indigenous Specific Seats

This program has six first year seats designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Applicants must meet the minimum Admission Qualifications, above. Applicants must achieve an acceptable rating on the interview and complete the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT). Applicants must identify themselves on the online application form.

Special Case Category

The College of Dentistry may consider applicants with special circumstances with regard to any of the three 30-credit unit years of study, such that one or all years may have been completed over 12 consecutive months as part of a program requirement. All special case applicants will be considered by the college admissions committee and they will compete with other applicants in the general pool of candidates. Special case applicants that have met all other requirements must submit a letter to support their application explaining their special circumstances.

The College of Dentistry has no provision for special cases pertaining to the academic or residency requirements and letters will not be considered.

Transfer Students

There is no provision for accepting transfer students into the DMD program at this time.

Admission Qualifications

High School Graduates

  1. Required high school classes

Completion of the following courses or equivalents with an average of at least 70%:

  • Biology 30
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • English Language Arts A30 and B30 or English Language Arts A30 and Francais Immersion 30 or English Language Arts B30 and Francais Immersion 30 or Literature 30 and Composition 30
  • One additional Grade 12 course in a Social Science/Humanities
  1. English proficiency

If your first language is not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission.

  1. Letter of personal introduction (intent letter)

Please provide a one-page essay that will give us a clear picture of who you are and, most importantly, why you want to pursue a career in dental therapy (minimum 500 words, maximum 1000 words).

  1. Letters of support

Please provide two letters of support. Letters may provide information such as your suitability for and commitment to study, past education experience, personal qualities, etc. Possible sources for letters of support may include but are not limited to: past instructor/teacher, employer, community or spiritual leader, or other suitable personal reference.

Mature Students

Mature students who have been out of school for at least one year are eligible for admission. The minimum high school average for mature students is 60%. Applicants having completed a high school equivalency program (i.e., GED) may be considered on an individual basis.

  1. Required high school classes

Completion of the following courses or equivalents with an average of at least 60%:

  • Biology 30
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • English Language Arts A30 and B30 or English Language Arts A30 and Francais Immersion 30 or English Language Arts B30 and Francais Immersion 30 or Literature 30 and Composition 30
  • One additional Grade 12 course in a Social Science/Humanities
  1. English proficiency

If your first language is not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission.

  1. Letter of personal introduction (intent letter)

Please provide a one-page essay that will give us a clear picture of who you are and, most importantly, why you want to pursue a career in dental therapy (minimum 500 words, maximum 1000 words).

  1. Letters of support

Please provide two letters of support. Letters may provide information such as your suitability for and commitment to study, past education experience, personal qualities, etc. Possible sources for letters of support may include but are not limited to: past instructor/teacher, employer, community or spiritual leader, or other suitable personal reference.

Dental Hygienist Applicants

Applicants will be eligible for admission if they:

  • have graduated from a Canadian or US dental hygiene program.
  • are currently licensed to practice dental hygiene in any Canadian province or territory.
  • have at least 1 year of clinical dental hygiene experience in public or private practice.
  • provide a letter of good standing from their licensing regulator(s).
  • provide a letter of personal introduction (intent letter).
  • provide letters of support (two (2) letters).
  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents or landed immigrants.

The dental therapy program allows dental hygienists to complete the BSc(DT) program in one year.

Internationally-trained Dentist Applicants

Applicants will be eligible for admission if they:

  • have completed a minimal four-year degree in dentistry (e.g., DDS, DMD or BDS) from a dental program from an academic institution not recognized by the Commission on Dental Education of Canada (CDAC).
  • have completed the Advanced Dental Admissions Test (ADAT) of the American Dental Association. Acceptable dates are March 1, 2020 – May 1, 2023.
  • IDDP or DT USask Assessment of Clinical Skills Examination and interview score (acceptable dates 2019-2023).
  • are proficient in English as per the University of Saskatchewan acceptable levels of academic English.
  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, or landed immigrants in Canada.
Dental Therapy USask Assessment of Clinical Skills Examination and interview

Applicants may be selected to participate in the Dental Therapy USask Assessment of Clinical Skills Examination and interview. Selection of applicants will be based on ADAT score. Applicants will be assessed on clinical skills as well as communication skills in a clinical setting. The interview will be conducted as a traditional panel interview.

The assessment and interview will be conducted at the University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry in Saskatoon over a 1-day period.

Indigenous Applicants

This program has seats designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Agency Sponsorship

To address national dental therapy workforce needs, the program will make seats available to enable agencies from Saskatchewan and across the country to recruit and sponsor students to study and then undertake return of service agreements with the agencies upon graduation. This is a key pathway to filling unfilled dental therapy positions across Canada.

The University of Saskatchewan and the dental therapy program will not be directly involved in agency recruitment of potential sponsorship students or the terms of any agency-student return of service agreements but will provide support to sponsors and potential sponsored students.

All sponsored students must meet the program's admission requirements and once admitted, must maintain the academic standing requirements for promotion and graduation.

Submission of a sponsorship application does not guarantee acceptance by the University of Saskatchewan and the program. Sponsorship priority will be given to Indigenous students in accordance with the admission priorities of the program.

The number of available sponsorship seats will follow the program's admission policy to balance provincial and national dental therapy workforce needs. Up to 17 seats per year are open to out-of-province residents and can be sponsored by non-Saskatchewan agencies. The remaining 11 seats are for Saskatchewan residents and are eligible for sponsorship by Saskatchewan agencies.

If in any given year there are not enough qualified Saskatchewan applicants, these seats will be opened to out-of-province applicants, including agency-sponsored students.

If in any given year there are not enough qualified out-of-province applicants, these seats will be opened to Saskatchewan applicants, including agency-sponsored students.

Sponsorship students may indicate their preference for which campus they want to study, but not all requests are guaranteed to be accommodated.

Eligible agencies include:

  • First Nations and Inuit communities and Indigenous governments
  • Federal, provincial, and territorial governments
  • Regional health authorities

Selection Criteria

High school graduates and mature students

A total maximum of 40 points will be awarded to applicants in the following areas:

  • Academic average - 20 points
  • Letter of personal introduction (intent letter) - 10 points
  • Letter of support (2 of them - 5 points each) - 10 points

Dental hygienists

Dental hygienist applicants will be ranked via several selection factors. A total maximum of 25 points will be awarded to applicants in the following areas:

  • Academic average (dental hygiene program) - 5 points
  • Letter of personal introduction (intent letter) - 10 points
  • Letter of support (2 of them - 5 points each) - 10 points

Internationally trained dentists

Internationally trained dentist applicants will be ranked using three selection factors. A total maximum of 25 points will be awarded to applicants in the following areas:

  • Advanced Dental Admissions Test (ADAT) score - 10 points
  • USask Assessment of Clinical Skills Examination score - 10 points
  • USask panel interview score - 5 points

Required Documentation

Applications are not complete until all required documents are received. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required documentation is received. Applicants can check the status of their application online by logging in to their application. Please ensure that the Admissions Office, College of Dentistry has a current address, telephone number, and email address.

High school graduates and mature students

  • Letter of personal introduction (intent letter)
  • Two letters of support
  • Official transcripts
  • Other applicable documentation

Dental hygienists

  • Official transcripts (dental hygiene program only)
  • Letter of good standing from licensing regulator(s)
  • Other applicable documentation

Internationally trained dentists

  • Advanced Dental Admissions Test (ADAT)
  • USask Assessment of Clinical Skills Examination and interview score (acceptable dates 2019-2023)
  • Other applicable documentation

 

Admission Qualifications

  • Completion of a degree in a dental program from an academic institution not recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC),
  • Completion of the Advanced Dental Admissions Test (ADAT) administered by the American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Proficiency in English

IDDP Assessment of Clinical Skills Examination and Interview

Applicants may be selected to participate in the IDDP Assessment of Clinical Skills Examination and Interview. Selection of applicants will be based on ADAT score. Clinical and/or academic experience, as detailed in the required Letter of Application, will be the secondary criterion used for selection between applicants with equal ADAT scores. A maximum of 30 applicants will be invited to participate in the IDDP Assessment of Clinical Skills and Interview with a maximum of 5 positions reserved for residents of Saskatchewan. Applicants will be assessed on clinical skills as well as communication skills in a clinical setting using the common North American dental vernacular and a formal panel interview.

Selection Criteria

Selection is based on performance at the IDDP Assessment of Clinical Skills as follows:

  • Assessment of Clinical Skills - 60% overall weighting
  • Assessment of Communication Skills in a Clinical Setting - 25% overall weighting
  • Interview - 15% overall weighting 

Other credentials to be submitted after admission:

  • Criminal Record Check - self-declaration of an adult criminal record is required of all applicants on the application form. Applicants accepted into the program are required to complete and submit a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening after the date of offer by the specified deadline.
  • Immunization requirements - Successful applicants must comply with the University of Saskatchewan International Dental Degree Program’s policy on immunization, which states that all students attending a health science college must provide documented proof of immunization. Immunization records for accepted applicants must be received by the date stated in the letter of offer.

Categories of Applicants

The College of Dentistry admits minimum of 3 students to the program each year. Applicants must be citizens of Canada or have permanent residency status (landed immigrant) on the date of application. A minimum of one space is reserved for residents of the province of Saskatchewan, the remaining spaces are available to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.

College of Education

Early/Middle Years (EDEM) and Secondary (EDSY) Programs

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five-subject high school average (see Admission calculation and average April, 2004).
  • Proficiency in English.
  • One prerequisite subject from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30 or Earth Science 30 or Computer Science 30
    • Social Sciences: History 30 or Social Studies 30 or Native Studies 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
    • Approved Second Language or Fine/Performing Art: 30-level language (other than English) or 30-level Fine/Performing Art

*An applicant is permitted to be deficient in two of these subject areas. If admitted, students must clear any deficiencies before entering the second year of study.

Regular Admission – post-secondary (18 credit units or more of transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • No high school prerequisites required.

Special Mature Admission (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • 21 years of age by the first day of classes;
  • Have not previously attended university or college;
  • Have attempted or completed less than 18 credit units of post-secondary coursework;
  • Do not meet the standards for regular admission (this includes not having a Grade 12 standing, and/or not having a minimum admission average of 70%, and/or having deficiencies in the required Grade 12 courses/pre-requisites).
  • Proficiency in English
Note: A student who meets the minimum admission average but is deficient in the required courses of study can hold Special (Mature) student status.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting but with the option for applicants to include information for subjective consideration by the College of Education, Admissions Subcommittee where circumstances might otherwise deem them inadmissible.
    • Competitive ranked admission (top down by average) is in place to manage enrolment in the college.
    • Average is calculated on five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credit units from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution. Preference may be given to post-secondary applicants (18 credit units or more of transferable post-secondary coursework) with undersubscribed teaching areas, as determined by the College of Education Admissions Subcommittee. All applicants must meet minimum admission qualifications.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Special Consideration

Applicants have the opportunity to provide an optional statement at the time of application that outlines extenuating or special circumstances that might have affected an applicant’s admissibility. The College of Education also provides applicants with the opportunity to declare membership in an equity category, if they choose to do so. Applicants who provide an optional statement may also be asked to provide contact information for two references who can attest to the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and disposition to be considered in cases where the applicant may not otherwise be accepted.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Admission is based upon students meeting the admissions qualifications criteria for the special (mature) selection criteria listed above. Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas:
    • Natural Sciences:
      • Biology 30 
      • Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Proficiency in English.

Regular Admission – post-secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
  • Proficiency in English.

Special (Mature) Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Résumé.
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic record – 100% weighting
    • Competitive ranked admission (top down average) is in place to manage enrolment in this program.
    • Physical Education (PE) 30 may be used in the calculation of the five subject high school average if including it advantages the applicant.
    • PE 20 can be used in the calculation of the of the five subject high school admission average if the student has not taken PE 30; however, PE 30 must be taken in semester 2.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the Colleges of Education and Kinesiology. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Special Consideration

Applicants have the opportunity to provide an optional statement at the time of application that outlines extenuating or special circumstances that might have affected an applicant’s admissibility. The College of Education also provides applicants with the opportunity to declare membership in an equity category, if they choose to do so. Applicants who provide an optional statement may also be asked to provide contact information for two references who can attest to the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and disposition to be considered in cases where the applicant may not otherwise be accepted.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Indigenous Specific Seats

This program has one seat designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Students who have self-declared are eligible to be considered if they fall within 5% of the minimum average admitted to the Kin/Ed Combined Program.

Only those students admitted to the College of Kinesiology in 2019-2020 (or before) will be eligible for admission to the College of Education to complete the following Kinesiology/Education Combined program requirements.

 

Admission Qualifications

*An applicant is permitted to be deficient in 5 credit units: one KIN elective (.3) and one KINA (.2) or a combination thereof.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting 
    • Average is calculated on completed prerequisite courses.

Special Consideration

Applicants have the opportunity to provide an optional statement at the time of application that outlines extenuating or special circumstances that might have affected an applicant’s admissibility. The College of Education also provides applicants with the opportunity to declare membership in an equity category, if they choose to do so. Applicants who provide an optional statement may also be asked to provide contact information for two references who can attest to the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and disposition to be considered in cases where the applicant may not otherwise be accepted.

Categories of Applicants

There are no distinct categories of applicants to this program.

Admission Qualifications

  • Completion of the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.
  • For the Secondary Concentration, a minimum Teaching Area 2 average of 60% is required.

Selection Criteria

  • B.Mus. (Mus. Ed.) – 100% weighting

Categories of Applicants

There are no distinct categories of applicants to this program.

To be admitted to the program, applicants must be recommended by ITEP.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18-credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent
  • Minimum average of 70% on five-subject high school average (see Admission calculation and average April, 2004).
  • Proficiency in English.
  • One prerequisite subject from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30 or Earth Science 30 or Computer Science 30
    • Social Sciences: History 30 or Social Studies 30 or Native Studies 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
    • Approved Second Language or Fine/Performing Art: 30-level language (other than English) or 30-level Fine/Performing Art

*An applicant is permitted to be deficient in two of these subject areas. If admitted, students must clear any deficiencies before entering the second year of study.

Regular Admission – post-secondary (18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • No high school prerequisites required.

Special Mature Admission (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • 21 years of age by the first day of classes;
  • Have not previously attended university or college;
  • Have attempted or completed less than 18 credit units of post-secondary coursework;
  • Do not meet the standards for regular admission (this includes not having a Grade 12 standing, and/or not having a minimum admission average of 70%, and/or having deficiencies in the required Grade 12 courses/prerequisites).
  • Proficiency in English

Note: A student who meets the minimum admission average but is deficient in the required courses of study can hold Special (Mature) student status.

Selection Criteria

    • Regular Admission: 
      • Academic average – 35% weighting 
        • Average is calculated on five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credit units from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution. 
        • Transfer applicants to the ITEP program are not required to meet a transfer average.
    • First Nations language fluency – 10% weighting
      Applicants will be asked their Indigenous linguistic group and their level of fluency (i.e., fluent speaker, conversational speaker, understand non-speaker, non-speaker).
    • Written Submission – 35% weighting
      Applicants will be asked, in 250 words or less, to introduce themselves. In 500 words or less, applicants are asked to describe their attitudes and characteristics that describe why they want to become a teacher. Returning students must submit a plan for success and what they have been doing since leaving ITEP.
    • Experience working with children or youth – 10% weighting
      Applicants will be asked to list all employment/volunteer history that relates to education and/or working with children or youth.
    • References – 5% weighting
      Applicants will be asked to provide the names, job titles, and contact information for two references.
    • Alumni relation – 5% weighting
      Applicants will be asked if they are related to an ITEP alumni and to include the name of alumni, relationship to alumni, and year the alumni graduated.

  • Final admission decisions for the ITEP programs are made by the program office.
  • Preference may be given to post-secondary applicants (18 credit units or more of transferable post-secondary coursework) with undersubscribed teaching areas, as determined by the College of Education Admissions Subcommittee. All applicants must meet minimum admission qualifications.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Indigenous Specific Program

Only Indigenous candidates will be considered for this program Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Regular Admission 

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution. Transfer applicants to the ITEP program are not required to meet a transfer average.

Special (Mature) Admission

Admission is based upon students meeting the admissions qualifications criteria for the special (mature) selection criteria listed above. Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

SUNTEP - Prince Albert (PA)
SUNTEP - Saskatoon (SK)

To be admitted to the program, applicants must be recommended by SUNTEP/Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI).

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five-subject high school average (see Admission calculation and average April, 2004).
  • Proficiency in English.
  • One prerequisite subject from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30 or Earth Science 30 or Computer Science 30
    • Social Sciences: History 30 or Social Studies 30 or Native Studies 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30
    • Approved Second Language or Fine/Performing Art: 30-level language (other than English) or 30-level Fine/Performing Art

*An applicant is permitted to be deficient in two of these subject areas. If admitted, students must clear any deficiencies before entering the second year of study.

Regular Admission – post-secondary (18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • No high school prerequisites required.

Special Mature Admission (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • 21 years of age by the first day of classes;
  • Have not previously attended university or college;
  • Have attempted or completed less than 18 credit units of post-secondary coursework;
  • Do not meet the standards for regular admission (this includes not having a Grade 12 standing, and/or not having a minimum admission average of 70%, and/or having deficiencies in the required Grade 12 courses/pre-requisites).
  • Proficiency in English

Note: A student who meets the minimum admission average but is deficient in the required courses of study can hold Special (Mature) student status.

Selection Criteria

Indigenous Specific Program

Only Indigenous candidates will be considered for this program Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting 
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credit units from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution.
    • Final admission decisions for the SUNTEP programs are made by the program office.
  • Preference may be given to post-secondary applicants (18 credit units or more of transferable post-secondary coursework) with undersubscribed teaching areas, as determined by the College of Education Admissions Subcommittee. All applicants must meet minimum admission qualifications.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Admission is based upon students meeting the admission qualifications criteria for the special (mature) selection criteria listed above. Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

 

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent
  • 30-level English
  • History 30 or Social Studies 30 or Native Studies 30
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30 or Geology 30 or Computer Science 30
    • Mathematics: 30-level mathematics (workplace and apprenticeship math is not acceptable)
    • Approved Second Language or Fine/Performing Art: 30-level language (other than English) or Fine/Performing Art
  • Proficiency in English.

*Students may be admitted with one deficiency among these subjects. The deficient subject must be completed prior to entering the second year of study.

Regular Admission – post-secondary (18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • 30-level English
  • History 30 or Social Studies 30 or Native Studies 30
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas*:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30 or Geology 30 or Computer Science 30
    • Mathematics: 30-level mathematics (workplace and apprenticeship math is not acceptable)
    • Approved Second Language or Fine/Performing Art: 30-level language (other than English) or Fine/Performing Art
  • Proficiency in English.

*Students may be admitted with one deficiency among these subjects. The deficient subject must be completed prior to entering the second year of study.

Special Mature Admission (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • 21 years of age by the first day of classes;
  • Have not previously attended university or college;
  • Have attempted or completed less than 18 credit units of post-secondary coursework;
  • Do not meet the standards for regular admission (this includes not having a Grade 12 standing, and/or not having a minimum admission average of 70%, and/or having deficiencies in the required Grade 12 courses/pre-requisites).
  • Proficiency in English
Note: A student who meets the minimum admission average but is deficient in the required courses of study can hold Special (Mature) student status.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using or on five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credit units from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Admission is based upon students meeting the admissions qualifications criteria for the special (mature) selection criteria listed above. Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Indigenous Specific Program

Only Indigenous candidates will be considered for this program Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Admission Qualifications

  • Students must be concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Saskatchewan, or
    already hold a Bachelor of Education degree.
  • Special permission to enrol in the certificate program may be granted by the Department of Curriculum Studies.

Selection Criteria

Admission Qualifications

Applicants to the program must either be:

  1. Current Education students, or
  2. Post-degree Education students with a Bachelor of Education and/or Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies/Indigenous Studies) Degree and valid Professional ‘A’ Teaching Certificate.
  3. Admission based on special case admission review.

Selection Criteria

Admission Qualifications

  • Letter of Permission to enroll in the certificate from Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB).
  • Proficiency in English, according to the University of Saskatchewan Language Proficiency Regulations.

Selection Criteria

  • Letter of Permission – 100% weighting
    • Applicants to the Internationally Educated Teachers Certificate program are admitted based on the Letter of Permission to enroll in the certificate from Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB).

Categories of Applicants

There are no distinct categories of applicants to this program.

Admission Qualifications

Applicants will hold:
(a) a recognized degree from an accredited university; OR
(b) a completed 2-year or 3-year Diploma from a recognized technical institution or institution of applied science and technology OR
(c) upon a special case admission review certificate requirements

Selection Criteria

Home Economics Stream; Industrial Arts Stream

Admission Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; OR
  • Enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree program at the University of Saskatchewan (certificate will not be awarded until the degree (B.Ed.) program has been completed).
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Proof of a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution (or enrollment in the B.Ed. program at the U of S).

Categories of Applicants

There are no distinct categories of applicants to this program.

Please note that no new applications will be accepted for 2024-2025.

Admission Qualifications

  • Approved Journeyperson Certificate or appropriate technical writing
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Journeyperson Certificate – 100% weighting
    • Applicants to the Certificate in Secondary Technical Vocational Education and Technical Vocational Degree programs are admitted based on their Journeyperson Certification and an academic average is not calculated.

Categories of Applicants

There are no distinct categories of applicants to this program.

Admission Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution;
  • A valid Professional “A” Teaching Certificate

Selection Criteria

  • Proof of a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution.

Categories of Applicants

There are no distinct categories of applicants to this program.

Admission Qualifications

Applicants will hold:

  • a Bachelor of Education or equivalent degree in the human service field (as approved by the program Coordinator and Department Head)  
  • at least one year of classroom teaching experience or the equivalent in a human service-related setting
  • Applicants with Bachelor of Education degrees may or may not be currently employed in career and guidance roles. A current criminal record check and three letters of reference will also be required.

Selection Criteria

Edwards School of Business

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • First Nations, Métis or Inuit ancestry.
  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Foundations of Mathematics 20 or Pre-Calculus 20
  • Successful completion of Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 preferred.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Proficiency in English.

Regular Admission – post-secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • First Nations, Métis or Inuit ancestry.
  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Foundations of Mathematics 20 or Pre-Calculus 20
  • Successful completion of Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 preferred.
  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Proficiency in English.

Special Mature Admission

  • First Nations, Métis or Inuit ancestry.
  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Copies of supporting documents covering any non-credit programs completed.
  • Resume.
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credit units.

  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Only Indigenous candidates will be considered for this program Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program.

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (recommended); or MATH 102.3 Precalculus Mathematics at the university level*
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Proficiency in English.

Applicants may be admitted with a mathematics deficiency that must be cleared before second year of study

Regular Admission – post-secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (recommended); or
    • MATH 102.3 Precalculus Mathematics at the university level; or
    • MATH 110.3 Calculus I (or its equivalent) at the university level; or
    • MATH 104.3 Elementary Calculus (min. grade of 65%) at the university level if completed prior to September 2019
  • Proficiency in English.

Applicants may be admitted with a mathematics deficiency that must be cleared before second year of study

Special Mature Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Resume.
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credit units
    • At the discretion of the College, enrolment numbers will be determined in consultation with Admissions.

  • Special Mature Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Indigenous Specific Seats

This program has seats (no quota) designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. Applicants wishing to apply in this category must self-declare on the application for admission.

Home-based Learners

Applicants should submit a home-based transcript with details of all Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses completed. An interview will be required. A portfolio may be submitted but is not required. Independent third party examinations such as SAT or ACT may be considered. This is for students who have been home-schooled and demonstrate a reasonable probability of academic success.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 recommended, but not required.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Proficiency in English.

Regular Admission – post-secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Successful completion of Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (or university-level equivalent) is recommended, but not required.
  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Proficiency in English.

Special Mature Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Copies of supporting documents covering any non-credit programs completed.
  • Resume.
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credit units.

  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

College of Engineering

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Chemistry 30; Physics 30, Pre-Calculus 30 with a minimum grade of 70% in each of these courses.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average 
  • Proficiency in English.

Regular Admission – post-secondary (18 credit units or more transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Chemistry 30; Physics 30, Pre-Calculus 30 with a minimum grade of 70% in each of these courses.
  • Proficiency in English.

Provisional Admission

  • Signed declaration of preparedness to study at the university-level including confirmation that the applicant meets the college’s English proficiency requirements.

Special Mature Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older) by the first day of classes.
  • Chemistry 30; Physics 30; and Pre-Calculus 30 with a minimum grade of 70% in each of these courses.
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Resume.
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Average is calculated using five high school subjects or on 18 or more transferable credit units
    • At the discretion of the college, enrolment numbers will be determined in consultation with Admissions.

  • Provisional Admission: Declaration form – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential. 
  • Special Mature Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential, as well as an interview (electronically or in person) with the Associate Dean Academic.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based upon students meeting the admissions qualifications criteria for the regular admissions criteria for high school and post-secondary as listed above. 

Access Programs

  • Post-Secondary – College of Arts and Science - Note: No New Admission in 2023-24.
    • Available to University of Saskatchewan Arts & Science students who are transferring to the College of Engineering. Admission is based on the successful completion of the following eight courses (or their equivalents): CHEM 114 or (CHEM 112), GE 111, GE 124, MATH 123 (OR MATH 110), GE 121, GE 125, MATH 124 (OR MATH 116), PHYS 155 with a minimum average of 60% in these courses. The students must also meet the promotion requirements of the College of Engineering in their most recent academic session.
  • Post-Secondary – ISAP-STEM Pathways Program
    • Available to University of Saskatchewan Arts & Science students who are registered in the ISAP-STEM program and who are transferring to the College of Engineering. Admission is based upon successful completion of the ISAP-STEM pathways program, with a program average of at least 60%. In addition, students must have completed the following courses (or their equivalents): PHYS 30, CHEM 30, PRE-CALC 30.

  • Post-Secondary – PRES Program
    • Available to Northlands College students who are registered in the PRES Program and are transferring to the College of Engineering. Admission is based upon successful completion of the PRES Program, including the PHYS 30 requirement, with a minimum program average of 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Admissions is based upon students meeting the admissions qualifications criteria for the special (mature) selection criteria listed above.

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Indigenous Specific Seats

This program has seats (no quota) designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Applicants must meet the minimum admission qualifications for the College of Engineering.

Home Based Learners

Applicants should submit provincial exams to confirm they have completed the required prerequisites, and have minimum 70% average on those prerequisite courses. Admission average would be calculated using the provincial exams.

Independent third party examinations such as SAT or ACT may be considered.

This is for students who have been home-schooled and demonstrate a reasonable probability of academic success. An interview or portfolio will not be required.

Note: No New Admission to the Certificate in Professional Communication in 2023-2024.

The College of Engineering offers the following Certificates in Professional Communication:

  • Certificate in Professional Communication ‐ Leadership and Negotiation
  • Certificate in Professional Communication ‐ Persuasive Communication
  • Certificate in Professional Communication ‐ Technical and Professional Writing

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission

  • Completed at least 60 credit units of post-secondary studies
  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Competitive ranked admission (top down average) is in place to manage enrolment in the college.
    • Average is calculated on a minimum of 18 credit units most recently completed or an overall average

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60% in the most recent 18 credit units of completed coursework.

The College of Engineering is offering 3 options for the Certificates in Tehcnological Innovation Program:

  • Certificate in Technological Innovation
  • Certificate in Technological Innovation ‐ Leading Innovative Teams
  • Certificates in Technological Innovation ‐ New Market Product

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission

  • Completed at least 60 credit units of post-secondary studies
  • 60% Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable units from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Competitive ranked admission (top down average) is in place to manage enrolment in the college.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on the successful completion of at least 60 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60% in the most recent 18 credit units of completed coursework.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Admission Qualifications

  • All applicants must meet these minimums but meeting or exceeding these minimums does not guarantee an applicant will be offered admission.
    • A four-year honours degree or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study OR
    • A three-year first-cycle undergraduate degree in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study, from a European institution that meets the criteria set forth in the Bologna Declaration, will be the acceptable as the equivalent of an undergraduate honours degree.
    • A cumulative weighted average of at least 80% (UofS grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (last 60 credit units).
    • Provision of evidence of English proficiency, using one of the approved tests as listed in the English  Language Proficiency Policy – Appendix C. All scores must be from one exam date, not to be combined with other exam dates. Tests are valid for two years after the testing date. Scores must be valid (no more than two years old) at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.

Selection Criteria

  • Discipline/field preparedness
    • Demonstrated by the applicant meeting the minimum degree level qualification
  • Ability to do higher level academic study
    • Demonstrated by the applicant meeting the minimum admission average qualification
  • Ability to do advanced research and self-directed study:
    • This will be assessed by the unit using:
      1. Three confidential letters of recommendation from persons under whom the applicant has studied or worked recently;
    • OR with the approval of the CGPS, other criteria which may include one or more of the following:
      1. An entrance interview;
      2. Publications, conference presentations, public performances, examples of artistic work or other demonstrations of ability to perform at an advanced level academically.
  • Ability to do academic study and research (written and oral forms) in English:
    • Demonstrated by one of the following:
      1. Transcripts indicating completion of three consecutive years of post-secondary education in English in Canada, or in a country or institution designated as one from which students do not need to provide proof of English proficiency;
      2. Original test results for English proficiency from one of the approved testing agencies, sent directly from the testing site to the University of Saskatchewan, or verifiable online.
  • Supervisory and research capacity of the academic unit

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Applicant applies for and is admitted into a regularized program.

Special Admission

Applicant applies for a program that is not regularized. A minimum cumulative weighted average of 75% is required. Other qualifications and selection criteria are the same, and applicants must also submit a proposal, including a complete program of studies.

Admission Qualifications

  • All applicants must meet these minimums but meeting or exceeding these minimums does not guarantee an applicant will be offered admission.
    • A four-year honours degree or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study OR
    • A three-year first-cycle undergraduate degree in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study, from a European institution that meets the criteria set forth in the Bologna Declaration, will be the acceptable as the equivalent of an undergraduate honours degree.
    • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (UofS grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (last 60 credit units).
    • Provision of evidence of English proficiency, using one of the approved tests as listed in the English  Language Proficiency Policy – Appendix C. All scores must be from one exam date, not to be combined with other exam dates. Tests are valid for two years after the testing date. Scores must be valid (no more than two years old) at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.

Selection Criteria

  • Discipline/field preparedness
    • Demonstrated by the applicant meeting the minimum degree level qualification
  • Ability to do higher level academic study
    • Demonstrated by the applicant meeting the minimum admission average qualification
  • Ability to do advanced research and self-directed study:
    • This will be assessed by the unit using:
      1. Three confidential letters of recommendation from persons under whom the applicant has studied or worked recently;
    • OR with the approval of the CGPS, other criteria which may include one or more of the following:
      1. An entrance interview;
      2. Publications, conference presentations, public performances, examples of artistic work or other demonstrations of ability to perform at an advanced level academically.
  • Ability to do academic study and research (written and oral forms) in English:
    • Demonstrated by one of the following:
      1. Transcripts indicating completion of three consecutive years of post-secondary education in English in Canada, or in a country or institution designated as one from which students do not need to provide proof of English proficiency;
      2. Original test results for English proficiency from one of the approved testing agencies, sent directly from the testing site to the University of Saskatchewan, or verifiable online.
  • Supervisory and research capacity of the academic unit

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Applicant applies for and is admitted into a regularized program.

Special Admission

Applicant applies for a program that is not regularized. A minimum cumulative weighted average of 75% is required. Other qualifications and selection criteria are the same, and applicants must also submit a proposal, including a complete program of studies.

Admission Qualifications

  • All applicants must meet these minimums but meeting or exceeding these minimums does not guarantee an applicant will be offered admission.
    • A Master’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
    • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (UofS grade system equivalent) in all graduate coursework completed for the Master’s degree.
    • Provision of evidence of English proficiency, using one of the approved tests as listed in the English  Language Proficiency Policy – Appendix C. All scores must be from one exam date, not to be combined with other exam dates. Tests are valid for two years after the testing date. Scores must be valid (no more than two years old) at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.

 Selection Criteria

  • Discipline/field preparedness
    • Demonstrated by the applicant meeting the minimum degree level qualification
  • Ability to do higher level academic study
    • Demonstrated by the applicant meeting the minimum admission average qualification
  • Ability to do advanced research and self-directed study:
    • This will be assessed by the unit using:
      1. Three confidential letters of recommendation from persons under whom the applicant has studied or worked recently;
    • OR with the approval of the CGPS, other criteria which may include one or more of the following:
      1. An entrance interview;
      2. Publications, conference presentations, public performances, examples of artistic work or other demonstrations of ability to perform at an advanced level academically.
  • Ability to do academic study and research (written and oral forms) in English:
    • Demonstrated by one of the following:
      1. Transcripts indicating completion of three consecutive years of post-secondary education in English in Canada, or in a country or institution designated as one from which students do not need to provide proof of English proficiency;
      2. Original test results for English proficiency from one of the approved testing agencies, sent directly from the testing site to the University of Saskatchewan, or verifiable online.
  • Supervisory and research capacity of the academic unit

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Applicant applies for and is admitted into a regularized program.

Special Admission

Applicant applies for a program that is not regularized. A minimum cumulative weighted average of 75% is required. Other qualifications and selection criteria are the same, and applicants must also submit a proposal, including a complete program of studies.

Admission Qualifications

  • All applicants must meet these minimums but meeting or exceeding these minimums does not guarantee an applicant will be offered admission.
    • A Master’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
    • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (UofS grade system equivalent) in all graduate coursework completed for the Master’s degree.
    • Provision of evidence of English proficiency, using one of the approved tests as listed in the English  Language Proficiency Policy – Appendix C. All scores must be from one exam date, not to be combined with other exam dates. Tests are valid for two years after the testing date. Scores must be valid (no more than two years old) at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.

Selection Criteria

  • Discipline/field preparedness
    • Demonstrated by the applicant meeting the minimum degree level qualification
  • Ability to do higher level academic study
    • Demonstrated by the applicant meeting the minimum admission average qualification
  • Ability to do advanced research and self-directed study:
    • This will be assessed by the unit using:
      1. Three confidential letters of recommendation from persons under whom the applicant has studied or worked recently;
    • OR with the approval of the CGPS, other criteria which may include one or more of the following:
      1. An entrance interview;
      2. Publications, conference presentations, public performances, examples of artistic work or other demonstrations of ability to perform at an advanced level academically.
  • Ability to do academic study and research (written and oral forms) in English:
    • Demonstrated by one of the following:
      1. Transcripts indicating completion of three consecutive years of post-secondary education in English in Canada, or in a country or institution designated as one from which students do not need to provide proof of English proficiency;
      2. Original test results for English proficiency from one of the approved testing agencies, sent directly from the testing site to the University of Saskatchewan, or verifiable online.
  • Supervisory and research capacity of the academic unit

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Applicant applies for and is admitted into a regularized program.

Admission Qualifications

  • All applicants must meet these minimums but meeting or exceeding these minimums does not guarantee an applicant will be offered admission.
    • A four-year honours degree or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study OR
    • A three-year first-cycle undergraduate degree in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study, from a European institution that meets the criteria set forth in the Bologna Declaration, will be the acceptable as the equivalent of an undergraduate honours degree.
    • A cumulative weighted average of at least 80% (UofS grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (last 60 credit units).
    • Provision of evidence of English proficiency, using one of the approved tests as listed in the English  Language Proficiency Policy – Appendix C. All scores must be from one exam date, not to be combined with other exam dates. Tests are valid for two years after the testing date. Scores must be valid (no more than two years old) at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.

Selection Criteria

  • Discipline/field preparedness
    • Demonstrated by the applicant meeting the minimum degree level qualification
  • Ability to do higher level academic study
    • Demonstrated by the applicant meeting the minimum admission average qualification
  • Ability to do advanced research and self-directed study:
    • This will be assessed by the unit using:
      1. Three confidential letters of recommendation from persons under whom the applicant has studied or worked recently;
    • OR with the approval of the CGPS, other criteria which may include one or more of the following:
      1. An entrance interview;
      2. Publications, conference presentations, public performances, examples of artistic work or other demonstrations of ability to perform at an advanced level academically.
  • Ability to do academic study and research (written and oral forms) in English:
    • Demonstrated by one of the following:
      1. Transcripts indicating completion of three consecutive years of post-secondary education in English in Canada, or in a country or institution designated as one from which students do not need to provide proof of English proficiency;
      2. Original test results for English proficiency from one of the approved testing agencies, sent directly from the testing site to the University of Saskatchewan, or verifiable online.
  • Supervisory and research capacity of the academic unit

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Applicant applies for and is admitted into a regularized program.

Special Admission

Applicant applies for a program that is not regularized. A minimum cumulative weighted average of 75% is required. Other qualifications and selection criteria are the same, and applicants must also submit a proposal, including a complete program of studies.

College of Kinesiology

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission – High School (less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary)

  • Grade 12 standing or equivalent.
  • Minimum average of 70% on five subject high school average (see Admissions calculation and average (April 2004).
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (recommended)
  • Proficiency in English.

Regular Admission – post-secondary (18 credit units or more of transferable post-secondary)

  • Minimum average of 60% on 18 or more transferable credit units or the cumulative weighted average from a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution; average calculated on all attempted courses (without breaking up an academic session) which are transferable to the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Prerequisite subjects from each of the following subject areas:
    • Natural Sciences: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
    • Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (recommended) 
  • Proficiency in English.

Special (Mature) Admission

  • Proof of age (21 or older).
  • A written submission demonstrating capacity to undertake university-level studies.
  • Transcripts of any secondary or post-secondary coursework.
  • Less than 18 credit units of transferable post-secondary coursework.
  • Resume.
  • Proficiency in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic record – 100% weighting
    • Competitive ranked admission (top down average) is in place to manage enrolment in college.
    • Physical Education (PE) 30 may be used in the calculation of the five subject high school average if including it advantages the applicant.
    • PE 20 can be used in the calculation of the of the five subject high school admission average if the student has not taken PE 30; however, PE 30 must be taken in semester 2.

  • Special (Mature) Admission: Special admission package – 100% weighting
    • Applicants are admitted at the discretion of the college. The admission decision is based on the applicant’s written submission and demonstrated academic potential.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Admission is based on successful completion of secondary level standing with a minimum overall average of 70% in the required subjects; or admission is based on the successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Special (Mature) Admission

Special (Mature) Admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for Regular Admission. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes, be entering their first-year of study, and have successfully completed less than 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework. Applicants must submit a special admission package including proof of age, a written request for Special (Mature) Admission that demonstrates reasonable probability of academic success and a summary of work and personal experience since leaving school. Academic transcripts must be submitted if any Grade 12 or post-secondary courses have been completed.

Indigenous Specific Seats

This program has ten seats designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program.

College of Law

Admission Qualifications

  • Two full years of undergraduate study (60 credit units)
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Personal statement
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

Admission is at the discretion of the College of Law Admissions Committee, and in exercising this discretion the Committee considers the following criteria:

  • Academic Record
  • LSAT score
  • Personal statement

Categories of Applicants

General Admission

All applicants other than those in the Indigenous or Discretionary category will be considered in the General category. There is no resident requirement, but the college admissions committee gives a slight preference to applicants with a Saskatchewan connection, or residents of the Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut Territories, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. (i.e. provinces and territories with no law college). A Saskatchewan connection may include: any immediate family connection to law school, parent, sibling, spouse or partner currently attending the University of Saskatchewan or partner currently living in Saskatoon area.

Indigenous Admission

The University is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and are proud to support academic opportunities for Indigenous students. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous students provide to strengthen these relationships. Applicants who assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy.

Please visit: https://indigenous.usask.ca/indigenous-initiatives/deybwewin-taapwaywin-tapwewin.php to proceed through the verification system. If you have any questions or require additional information about deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin please contact: indigenoustruthpolicy@usask.ca

Additional documentation required:

Applicants must complete all steps in the General application process and provide additional documentation that includes:

  • two supporting letters of reference from persons unrelated to the applicant who could comment on the applicant's aptitude and potential for law studies. These reference letters must come directly from the individual supplying the reference through your online account. It is strongly suggested that at least one of these be an academic reference.

Discretionary Admission

The Admissions Committee will consider other applicants based on the Committee’s assessment of the applicant’s potential to succeed in the JD Program. The LSAT score is usually given significant weight. There is no formal quota under this category, but the number of seats is necessarily limited. Applicants under this category must complete all steps in the General application process and provide additional documentation that includes:

  1. A statement explaining the nature of their educational disadvantage (which may include first language other than English, barriers resulting from ethnic or racial background, employment or family obligations, disability or other condition, significant interruption of post-secondary education).
  2. Relevant supporting documentation such as relevant medical information.
  3. Details of any relevant occupational experience or community involvement.
  4. Two or three supporting letters of reference from persons unrelated to the applicant who could comment on the applicant's aptitude and potential for law studies. These reference letters must come directly from the individual supplying the reference through your online account. It is strongly suggested that at least one of these be an academic reference.

College of Medicine

Social Accountability in Medical School Admissions in Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine values future medical students that have a strong connection to Saskatchewan. We do not have any specific Saskatchewan residency requirements, but we take into account many factors that have been linked to future Saskatchewan based practice. These factors and the algorithm used to inform us of this will not be publicly released and may change over time. Our goal is to have the vast majority of our incoming class have a strong desire to serve the residents of Saskatchewan in the future.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. In order to do this we will request information from our applicants that allows us to learn more about how their lived experiences have impacted their ability to enter medical school. We believe in equity, diversity and inclusivity and will strive to have a medical school class that is reflective of the socio-economic and cultural diversity of the province.

Indigenous applicant files will be reviewed and assessed by the Indigenous Admissions Circle (IAC). The Indigenous Admissions Circle is a dedicated committee made up of representatives from the Indigenous community. The group will support the college’s Indigenous applicants by reviewing and evaluating applicants through an Indigenous lens.

Indigenous applicants choosing to apply through the Indigenous Admissions Circle must meet all posted admission requirements and will participate in the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). After the MMI, the Admissions Committee will determine which IAC applicants will participate in the conversation circle process with members from the Indigenous community. Indigenous applicants can choose to apply outside of the IAC process and will have the potential opportunity to participate in the panel interview process, however these applicants will only be considered for non-IAC seats.

Only Indigenous applicants applying through the IAC will be considered for the twenty seats designated to it. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. The documents required as outlined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy need to be submitted by October 15, 2023.

Admission Qualifications

Residency

  • All applicants must have lived in Canada for at least three years of their life prior to August 1 of the year in which admission is being sought.
  • All applicants must be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident of Canada status by the application deadline of October 1.

Academic Requirements

  • Proficiency in English is required.
  • All applicants must have completed a four-year degree (in any discipline) within a 5-year timeframe. All of the requirements for the degree must be completed by April 30th of the year the applicant is seeking admission into Medicine.
  • A minimum university academic average (as defined by the College of Medicine Admissions) of 80% is required. Applicants in the final year of their degree must also maintain an 80% average in the year of application. Raw scores from both term 1 and term 2 will be used to calculate the average. The College of Medicine encourages applicants with graduate and advanced degrees to apply.
  • MCAT - All applicants must complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) prior to the application deadline. For application in 2023 (for entry in 2024), applicants will require a minimum total MCAT score of 492 with a minimum MCAT section score of 123 in all four sections, however one section may be 122 as long as the total score of all four sections is at least 492. MCAT scores must be obtained in one sitting on or before September 2, 2023. The earliest accepted scores for the application 2023 for entry 2024 are from January 2019. The best MCAT score in one sitting will be considered.  MCAT scores must be released to the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine by the application deadline of October 1, 2023. Scores released after the deadline will not be considered.

NOTE:  While prerequisite courses are not mandatory, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete courses in the subject areas of Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, English, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics to ensure readiness for the MCAT, as well as preparation for the basic science content covered in the first-two years of the undergraduate medical curriculum.

Non-Academic Requirements/Personal Factors

  • A situational on-line judgement test (for example, CASPer - computer-based assessment for sampling personal characteristics). 
  • Diversity and Social Accountability Admissions Program Index – The DSAAP is a voluntary/opt-out program where applicants respond to a series of optional questions with the goal of enhancing equity in medical school admissions for applicants coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. At least seven seats will be reserved for applicants through this program.
  • Saskatchewan Connectedness Index – utilizes demographic variables that have been associated with future Saskatchewan-based practice.
  • Personal Essays - short (each less than 750 words) written responses to two different questions focusing on the applicant’s personal experiences, attributes and motivations for entering medical school at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).
  • Panel Interview or conversation circle (for applicants being considered through the IAC).

Selection Criteria

  • Weighting - Weightings of academic and non-academic variables (including calculation of the admission rank number (ARN)) to determine interview invites and acceptance to the program will be as follows:  Prior to MMI: 50% academic average and 50% MCAT (with context scoring for SK-connectedness and DSAAP applied). Prior to Panel Interview: 50% academic average and 50% MMI (with context scoring for SK-connectedness and DSAAP applied).  Final ARN: 30% academic average, 35% MMI, 35% panel interview (with context scoring for SK-connectedness and DSAAP applied).  The Admissions Committee will set a score cutoff at each phase of the cycle (MMI; panel IV; final offers/waitlists) and applicants not meeting the cutoff set by the Admissions Committee will be removed from consideration for the next step in the admissions cycle.

  • References - The names of three referees and their contact information will be requested from applicants at the time of interview notification.  Referees must have supervised the applicant in a research, employment or volunteer role.  References are not scored; they are used on a rule out basis.

  • Areas of Concern Review - A full-file review for any areas of concern including professionalism issues, academic/non-academic misconduct, criminal record, or any characteristics or behaviours that would make the applicant unsuitable for a career in medicine.

  • Criminal Record Check - All applicants offered admission will be required to submit a criminal record check, including vulnerable sector screening, to the College of Medicine by the first day of Orientation of the year of entry.

College of Nursing

Admission Qualifications

Minimum weighted average of 60% on 30 credit units pre-professional year with the following required courses:

  • Indigenous Studies 107 OR History 195: 3 credit units
  • Nutrition 120: 3 credit units*
  • Biology 120: 3 credit units
  • Psychology 120 or 121: 3 credit units
  • Sociology 112: 3 credit units
  • Philosophy 122 OR English 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, or 120: 3 credit units
  • Statistics 242, 244, 245 or 246 or Plant Science 214 or Commerce 104 or Psychology 233 or Sociology 225 or General Engineering 210: 3 credit units
  • Nursing 120: 3 credit units*
  • Two Unrestricted Electives:
    • Humanities: 3 credit units
    • Social Sciences: 3 credit units
  • Situational Judgement test score
  • Proof of English proficiency 

*Nutrition, anatomy and physiology (Nursing 120) prerequisites must have been completed no more than 10 years prior to admission.

Students may be considered for admission into the College of Nursing with a deficiency in ONE of the following pre-professional year courses. 50% is used in the average calculation for the deficient course:

  • INDG 107 or HIST 195
  • NUTR 120
  • STAT 242, 244, 245, 246 or PLSC 214 (formerly PLSC 314), COMM 104, PSY 233, SOC 225 or GE 210
  • SOC 112
  • NURS 120
  • Social Science unrestricted elective

Selection Criteria

Acceptance into the B.S.N. program is competitive and based on:

  1. The calculated average of pre-professional classes (60% weighting)
  2. Situational Judgement test score (40% weighting)
Applicants are ranked according to admission score and the top candidates are selected.

Program Reference Form 

Applicants who attended a nursing program in Canada and who have completed a minimum of six credit units or equivalent of nursing classes in Canada are required to submit a completed Program Reference Form. The program reference form will be used to access the applicant's suitability for admission, based on the applicant's academic standing and previous performance in a nursing program. 

Proof of English Proficiency

The language of instruction at the University of Saskatchewan USask College of Nursing is English. A high level understanding and functionality in English is essential for safe client care in health professions in Saskatchewan. For students to understand, communicate and be successful in programs at the university, an acceptable level of academic English is required. You may be asked to provide proof of English proficiency.

Proof of English proficiency can be provided in one of the two following ways:

  1. Completion of high school and post-secondary studies in English
    At least 3 years of full-time study in an approved English-medium secondary program including Grades 10, 11, and 12**; AND, at least 24 credit units of the prerequisite nursing courses must be from a recognized postsecondary institution where English* is the official language of instruction and examination.**

* The post-secondary institution must declare English to be the only language of instruction and examination throughout the institution, not just in select departments.
** If secondary or post-secondary study occurred more than five years ago, additional proof of English proficiency may be required. 

The following English Language Curriculums would be considered acceptable at the high school level:

  • Canadian English-medium schools
  • Overseas schools offering a Canadian education system curriculum in English
  • US regionally-accredited English medium schools
  • International Baccalaureate Programme
  • India – IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) only
  • GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) O (Ordinary) Level & GCE (General Certificate of Education) A (Advanced) Levels
  • NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority)
  • Australian State Curriculums
  • CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations)
  • SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority)
  • NQAI (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland)
  • WBQ (Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification)

Students who have not followed one of these secondary level curriculums, will be required to provide another form of proof of English proficiency. This list will be updated annually as required.

2. Completion of an accepted standardized test:

 

English Proficiency Test Minimum Score required for College of Nursing

(TOEFL IBT)Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test

90
Reading 20
Listening 22
Speaking 26
Writing 20
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7
Reading -
Listening -
Speaking 7
Writing -
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) 70
Reading 60
Listening 60
Speaking 70
Writing 60

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Applicants are admitted on the basis of the required post-secondary coursework and a test of situational judgement. Applications are accepted from residents of all Canadian provinces and international countries. Canadian or international residency status is not considered in the application process. Applicants select the site in which they prefer to study at the time of application. Applicants who select to study in Northern Saskatchewan must be residents of that area according to provincial geographical definition.

Indigenous Equity Access

This program has 16.6% of the total number of seats designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Note: Students applying into an equity seat will be evaluated according to the standard selection criteria academic record (60%) weighting, Situational Judgement test score (40%) weighting or academic record (100%) weighting. 

Transfer Students

Like regular applicants, transfer applicants are admitted on the basis of post-secondary work, a test of situational judgement and must meet the same admission criteria.

Any transfer credit given for prior Nursing courses will be determined by the College of Nursing. Nursing classes must be less than six years old in order to be considered for transfer credit.

Admission Qualifications

  • A complete baccalaureate degree or 90 credit units towards a degree
  • At least 36 credit units at the senior level
  • Minimum weighted average of at least 70% on the last 60 credit units toward the degree
  • Prerequisite courses:
    • Statistics: 3 credit units
    • Nutrition: 3 credit units*
    • Indigenous Studies: 3 credit units
    • Microbiology: 3 credit units*
    • Anatomy and Physiology: 6 credit units*
    • Humanities: 3 credit units
    • Social Sciences: 6 credit units
  • Situational Judgement test score
  • Proof of English proficiency

*Nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology prerequisites must have been completed no more than 10 years prior to admission.

One deficiency is permitted in the following areas (Applicants must successfully complete the deficient pre-requisite by December 31 of the year they are admitted. Proof of completion is required by January 31):

  • Social Science: 3 credit units
  • Nutrition: 3 credit units
  • Indigenous Studies: 3 credit units

Selection Criteria

Acceptance into the PDBSN program is competitive and based on:

  1. The calculated average of your most recent 60 credit units of coursework towards a degree. All courses towards a degree within each academic year must be included. (60% weighting)
  2. Situational judgment test score (40% weighting)
  3. Completion of all other admission requirements

Program Reference Form

Applicants who attended a nursing program in Canada and who have completed a minimum of six credit units or equivalent of nursing classes in Canada are required to submit a completed Program Reference Form. The program reference form will be used to access the applicant's suitability for admission, based on the applicant's academic standing and previous performance in a nursing program. 

Proof of English Proficiency

The language of instruction at the University of Saskatchewan USask College of Nursing is English. A high level understanding and functionality in English is essential for safe client care in health professions in Saskatchewan. For students to understand, communicate and be successful in programs at the university, an acceptable level of academic English is required. You may be asked to provide proof of English proficiency.

Proof of English proficiency can be provided in one of the two following ways:

1. Completion of high school and post-secondary studies in English At least 3 years of full-time study in an approved English-medium secondary program including Grades 10, 11, and 12**; and, at least 24 CU of the prerequisite nursing courses must be from a recognized postsecondary institution where English* is the official language of instruction and examination.**

* The post-secondary institution must declare English to be the only language of instruction and examination throughout the institution, not just in select departments.
** If secondary or post-secondary study occurred more than five years ago, additional proof of English proficiency may be required. 

The following English Language Curriculums would be considered acceptable at the high school level:

  • Canadian English-medium schools
  • Overseas schools offering a Canadian education system curriculum in English
  • US regionally-accredited English medium schools
  • International Baccalaureate Programme
  • India – IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) only
  • GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) O (Ordinary) Level & GCE (General Certificate of Education) A (Advanced) Levels
  • NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority)
  • Australian State Curriculums
  • CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations)
  • SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority)
  • NQAI (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland)
  • WBQ (Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification)

Students who have not followed one of these secondary level curriculums, will be required to provide another form of proof of English proficiency. This list will be updated annually as required.

2. Completion of an accepted standardized test 

English Proficiency Test Minimum Score required for College of Nursing

(TOEFL IBT)Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test

90
Reading 20
Listening 22
Speaking 26
Writing 20
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7
Reading -
Listening -
Speaking 7
Writing -
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) 70
Reading 60
Listening 60
Speaking 70
Writing 60

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

Applicants are admitted on the basis of the required post-secondary coursework and a test of situational judgement. Applications are accepted from residents of all Canadian provinces and international countries. Canadian or international residency status is not considered in the application process.

Indigenous Equity Access

This program has 16.6% of the total number of seats designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Note: Students applying into a reserved seat will be evaluated according to the standard selection criteria academic record (60%) weighting, Situational Judgement test score (40%) weighting or academic record (100%) weighting. 

Special Case Admission to the Post Degree BSN

One student may be admitted as a special case admission into the Post-Degree BSN each January. Special Case admission is available to applicants who do not qualify for regular admission because their average is less than 70%. Special case admission is available to applicants who:

  • Have a minimum average of 65% calculated in the same way as the regular Post-Degree BSN admission averages.
  • Meet all other admission requirements including prerequisite courses and situational judgement test.
  • Are not currently in a BSN/PDBSN Program 

Applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis and the seat may not be filled each year. Students must apply to the Post-Degree BSN option by the posted deadlines and send documents required for admission by the posted document deadline.

If eligible for special case admission, the documents listed below will be requested:

  • A resume and a letter to the Associate Dean Academic outlining why you should be considered as a special case for admission. The letter should include:
    • Relevant information on your academic record
    • Work/life experience that highlights you as a special case for admission
    • Any additional education
    • Strategies for your success in the Post-Degree BSN option
    • Motivations for nursing
    • Please include the names and contact information of three people who can provide a reference, for example: academic (one only), work place (direct report), volunteer/community

Please note: Only short listed candidates will be called for an interview.

College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

Admission Qualifications

  • At least 30 credit units of course work, including specific pre-requisite courses, with a minimum average of 70%.
    • Biology 120.3 (The Nature of Life) and Biology 121.3 (The Diversity of Life) or equivalent
    • Chemistry 112.3 (General Chemistry I) or equivalent
    • Chemistry 250.3 (Organic Chemistry I) or equivalent
    • English 110.6 OR 6 credit units from English 111.3, 112.3, 113.3 and 114.3 OR French 121.3 (or 122.3) and 125.3 OR Literature 110.6
    • Psychology or Sociology: 6 credit units
    • Electives: 6 credit units general electives
  • Test of Critical Skills
  • Personal Video Interview
  • Proficiency in English

Selection Criteria

Ranking for admission is based on academic performance and personal qualities.

  • Academic Record – 60% Weighting
    • The admission average is based on the 30 credit units of required subjects (weighted as 40% of the admission average) and the cumulative average obtained on all courses at the university level (weighted as 60% of the admission average)

  • Test of Critical Skills – 30 % weighting
    • Applicants are required to attain a minimum level of achievement on a Test of Critical Skills to be considered for admission.

  • Personal Video Interview – 10% weighting
    • Personal interview that will be conducted as a video interview. Applicants should be prepared to discuss why they have chosen the health care profession they want to enter and various required characteristics of health care professionals.

Categories of Applicants

There are up to 28 first year seats.

Saskatchewan Residents

Applicants must have lived and worked full-time in Saskatchewan for at least 12 consecutive months prior to admission without being a full-time student. To qualify, you must pay income taxes in Saskatchewan and have a Saskatchewan Health Card. You cannot qualify for residency by attending school if your home is elsewhere. Applicants from border communities (e.g. Lloydminster, AB and Flin Flon MB), residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, members of the RCMP or the Canadian Armed Forces, graduates of the University of Saskatchewan and children or spouses of graduates of the University of Saskatchewan are considered Saskatchewan residents for the purpose of their admission to Pharmacy & Nutrition.

Canadian Out-of-Province Applicants

Up to four of the 28 positions may be offered to out-of-province and international applicants.

Indigenous Specific Seats – Saskatchewan Residents

This program has a maximum of two seats designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Applicants under this category must have completed the pre-nutrition year with a minimum average of 70%.

Special Admission Category

One Saskatchewan student may be admitted under special circumstances or for compassionate reasons. Applicants applying under this category must provide appropriate documentation for review and are considered on a case-by-case basis. This position may not be filled every year.

Repeating or Returning Student

Applicants who have previously attended the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition (and completed at least one full semester in the program) may be considered for readmission under this category.

Admission Qualifications

  • At least 60 credit units of coursework as listed below (or equivalents), including specific prerequisite courses, with a minimum average of 70%.
    • Biology 120.3 (The Nature of Life) and Biology 121.3 (The Diversity of Life) or equivalent
    • Chemistry 112.3 (General Chemistry I) or equivalent
    • Chemistry 250.3 (Organic Chemistry I) or equivalent
    • Chemistry 255.3 (Organic Chemistry II) or equivalent
    • English 110.6 OR 6 credit units from English 111.3, 112.3, 113.3 and 114.3 or equivalent
    • Biomedical Sciences 200.3 (Biomolecules) or equivalent
    • Biomedical Sciences 230.3 (Metabolism) or equivalent
    • Biomedical Sciences 207.3 (Human Body Systems I) and 208.3 (Human Body Systems II)
    • Mathematics 125.3 (Mathematics for the Life Sciences) or MATH 104.3* or equivalent
    • Statistics 246.3 (Biostatistics) or equivalent
    • Biomedical Sciences 210.3 (Microbiology) or equivalent
    • Nutrition 120.3 (Basic Nutrition) or equivalent
    • Electives: 9 credit units general electives
    • Electives: 6 credit units from psychology, sociology, Indigenous studies, or philosophy
  • Test of Critical Skills
  • Personal Video Interview
  • Proficiency in English

*Effective September 2020 only; MATH 104.3 taken prior to 2019 is not considered equivalent to MATH 125.3

Selection Criteria

Ranking for admission is based on academic performance and personal qualities.
  • Academic Record – 60% Weighting
    • The admission average is based on the 60 credit units of required subjects (weighted as 40% of the admission average) and the cumulative average obtained on all courses at the university level (weighted as 60% of the admission average)
  • Test of Critical Skills – 30 % weighting
    • Applicants are required to attain a minimum level of achievement on a Test of Critical Skills to be considered for admission.

  • Personal Video Interview – 10% weighting
    • Personal interview that will be conducted as a video interview. Applicants should be prepared to discuss why they have chosen the health care profession they want to enter and various required characteristics of health care professionals.

Categories of Applicants

There are up to 90 first-year seats.

Saskatchewan Residents

Applicants must have lived and worked full-time in Saskatchewan for at least 12 consecutive months prior to admission without being a full-time student. To qualify, you must pay income taxes in Saskatchewan and have a Saskatchewan Health Card. You cannot qualify for residency by attending school if your home is elsewhere. Applicants from border communities (e.g. Lloydminster, AB and Flin Flon MB), residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, members of the RCMP or the Canadian Armed Forces, graduates of the University of Saskatchewan and children or spouses of graduates of the University of Saskatchewan are considered Saskatchewan residents for the purpose of their admission to Pharmacy & Nutrition.

Non-Saskatchewan Canadian Residents and International Applicants

Up to 14 of 90 positions may be offered to out-of-province and international applicants.

Indigenous Specific Seats – Saskatchewan Residents

This program has a maximum of four seats designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Applicants under this category must have completed the pre-pharmacy years with a minimum average of 70%.

Special Admission Category

One Saskatchewan student may be admitted under special circumstances or for compassionate reasons. Applicants applying under this category must provide appropriate documentation for review and are considered on a case-by-case basis. This position may not be filled every year.

Repeating or Returning Student

Applicants who have previously attended the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition (and completed at least one full semester in the program) may be considered for readmission under this category.

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Admission Qualifications

  • 60 credit units of pre-veterinary courses (at least two years)
    • Biology: 6 credit units with lab
    • Chemistry: 6 credit units with lab
    • English: 6 credit units (at least one course must include literature component)
    • Mathematics and Statistics: 6 credit units
    • Physics: 3 credit units with lab
    • Organic Chemistry: 3 credit units
    • Biochemistry: 3 credit units
    • Genetics: 3 credit units
    • Introductory Microbiology: 3 credit units
    • Electives: 21 credit units
    • Proficiency in English
  • Minimum cumulative average of 75% in all university courses
  • To be eligible to apply, students must have successfully completed at least two years of university study with 24 credit units (8 one-term/3-credit courses, excluding labs) or more within the September to April academic year. Note: most applicants have more than two years of university. However, neither the number of years of pre-professional study, nor the degree(s) held are factors in selecting students.
  • Effective 2024-2025: A situational on-line judgement test (for example, Casper - computer-based assessment for sampling personal characteristics).

Selection Criteria

Selection is based on a number of factors including: mental aptitude, academic performance, motivation, maturity, experience with animals, leadership qualities, social awareness, communication skills, and an understanding and knowledge of the veterinary profession. These factors are assessed through the following criteria.

  • Academic Record
    • At least two years of university courses are required to complete the prerequisites.
    • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative average of 75% to be considered.

  • Interview
    • Applicants are selected for interview based primarily on their academic performance.

  • References
    • Two references are required: one must be a veterinarian, while the other must have an animal related or agricultural background.

  • Selection of Students
    • Applicants are ranked for admission based on a weighted formula: 60:40 academic versus non-academic with the exception of the Agriculture-Focused Seats.
    • A Situational Judgment Test (SJT), i.e., Casper will be required for all applicants. A minimum threshold will be determined annually by the Admissions Committee.
    • Agriculture-focused seats –interview selection remains as current. Final selection based on weighted formula: 80:20 non-academic versus SJT. Note: All academic requirements must be met.

Categories of Applicants

As a regional veterinary college, the program accepts applicants who are residents of the following western provinces and the northern territories into provincially-subsidized seats – also known as Interprovincial Agreement or IPA seats. The number of IPA seats is:

  • British Columbia: 40
  • Saskatchewan: 25
  • Manitoba: 20
  • Territories** (Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories): 1
  • Education Equity Program: 2 

* The WCVM’s partner provinces (British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) will each allocate one seat for applicants of Indigenous ancestry, as well as agriculture seats, within the allotted seat numbers outlined above. Agriculture seats will prioritize admission of students who are more likely to work in a large animal and/or rural mixed animal practice upon completion of their DVM. For further information on eligibility criteria, application procedure and selection process, please see the WCVM Applicant Manual – Appendices A, B and C.

** The Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories are not formal signatories of the college’s Interprovincial Agreement; therefore, residency is defined by their own rules.  Applicants should contact the WCVM Admissions Office to determine eligibility.

 

Determining Applicant Residency

An interprovincial agreement between the WCVM and its partner provinces (British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) outlines definite rules to determine an applicant's province of residence as outlined below.  Proof of residency is required for all applicants. 

  • In the case of an applicant who has not established a residence of his or her own and lived in that residence for 12 continuous months, the applicant’s residence will be considered the province or territory of Canada (or in the case of a place other than Canada, the country) where his or her parent(s) have lived most recently for 12 continuous months prior to the WCVM’s December 1 application deadline.

    Documentation Required:  Applicant’s birth certificate, parent’s provincial driver’s license and health card

  • In the case of an applicant who has established a residence of his or her own in a province or territory in Canada, the applicant’s residence will be considered to be the Canadian province or territory where the following conditions have both been met prior to the WCVM’s December 1 application deadline:

    1. The applicant has lived in the province or territory for twelve continuous months (excluding any time enrolled in full-time post-secondary study*);
    2. The applicant has filed a tax-return as a resident of the province or territory for the most recent tax year.

    Documentation Required:  Applicant’s provincial driver’s license, health card and CRA Notice of Assessment Form (block personal information, such as SIN and income when sending)

  • In the case of an applicant who has established his or her own residence outside Canada and intends to re-establish residence in the country, the applicant’s residence will be considered to be the Canadian province or territory where the following conditions were all met before leaving Canada:

    1. The applicant lived in the province or territory for twelve continuous months (excluding any time enrolled in full-time post-secondary study*) immediately before leaving Canada;
    2. The applicant filed a tax-return as a resident of the province or territory for the most recent tax year immediately before leaving Canada.

    Documentation Required:  Applicant’s most recent provincial driver’s license, health card and CRA Notice of Assessment Form prior to leaving Canada (block personal information, such as SIN and income when sending)

  • In the case of an applicant who is a Permanent Resident of Canada as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) and has established a residence of his or her own in a province or territory of Canada, and Section B does not apply and the applicant’s parent(s) do not reside in Canada, the residence of the applicant shall be considered to be the province or territory where he or she has resided for the majority of time since arriving in Canada.  Note:  This section is not applicable for applicants born in Canada.

    Documentation Required:  Applicant’s provincial driver’s license and health card

  • In the case of an applicant who is from the Northern territories, please contact the WCVM Admissions Office to confirm eligibility and determine documentation required.

    Documentation Required:  To be determined in consultation with WCVM Admissions Office

* Full-time post-secondary study for the purpose of residency determination only means enrolment in at least sixty percent of a full course load (30 credits or 5 courses in both the Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr terms).  For example, at the University of Saskatchewan undergraduate enrolment in 18 credits or more (6 one-term courses) in the regular September to April academic term is deemed full-time post-secondary study.  Note:  All graduate programs - MSc or PhD - are considered full-time post-secondary study for the determination of residency regardless of number of credits.

Indigenous Specific Seats

This program has two seats designated for Indigenous applicants. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of acceptance for this program. 

Applicants must meet residency requirements of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba or the northern territories. In addition, effective Fall 2023 entry, the WCVM’s partner provinces (British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) will each allocate one seat within their allotted number of provincially-funded seats for students of Indigenous applicants.