Official admission requirements for each college are listed here. For more information regarding specific admissions requirements, please direct your questions to admissions@usask.ca.

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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
    • Competitive average is set each year in consultation with the College to manage enrolment. An early admission deadline and average will be set in consultation with the College. After the early admission deadline, applications will continue to be accepted until the final deadline. All applicants will be ranked by admission average and spaces will be offered to the top applicants.

  • 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
    • Competitive average is set each year in consultation with the College to manage enrolment. An early admission deadline and average will be set in consultation with the College. After the early admission deadline, applications will continue to be accepted until the final deadline. All applicants will be ranked by admission average and spaces will be offered to the top applicants.
  • 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
    • Competitive average is set each year in consultation with the College to manage enrolment. An early admission deadline and average will be set in consultation with the College. After the early admission deadline, applications will continue to be accepted until the final deadline. All applicants will be ranked by admission average and spaces will be offered to the top applicants.
  • 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

Provisonal 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 Aboriginal 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:

  • 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 107.3 Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies within the first year of their program.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate or the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management Certificate.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

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%. 

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission

  • 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 107.3 Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies within the first year of their program.

Selection Criteria

  • Regular Admission: Academic average – 100% weighting
    • Completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate or the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management Certificate.

Categories of Applicants

Regular Admission

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%.

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. Physics 30 is recommended. No deficiencies allowed.
  • 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. Physics 30 is recommended. No deficiencies allowed.
  • 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

University Transition 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 Transition 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):
    • General Biology - BIOL 120.3 The Nature of Life and BIOL 121.3 The Diversity of Life or BIOL 224.3 Animal Body Systems or BMSC 224.3
    • General Chemistry 1 - CHEM 112.3 General Chemistry I Structure Bonding and Properties of Materials 
    • Introduction to Organic Chemistry - CHEM 250.3 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 
    • Physics and the Universe - PHYS 115.3 Physics and the Universe 
    • Biomolecules - BMSC 200.3 Biomolecules
    • Metabolism - BMSC 230.3 Metabolism
    • Human Body Systems - PHSI 208.6 or PHPY 302.3 Human Physiology Transport Systems and PHPY 303.3 Human Physiology Reproduction Growth and Energy Homeostasis
    • Basic Nutrition - NUTR 120.3 Basic Nutrition
    • Microbiology - BMSC 210.3 Microbiology
    • Six credit units (full course equivalent) in Social Sciences/Humanities
    • Note that these are University of Saskatchewan courses: equivalents from other post-secondary institutions will be considered.
  • 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 2021-2022 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. A minimum of 22 seats are reserved for residents of Saskatchewan and up to 12 seats for all other applicants regardless of residency. 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.

Indigenous Equity Access Program

There is a separate category in which six first-year seats are reserved for persons of Canadian Indigenous ancestry. 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. Applicants must provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry.

Foreign Trained Dentists

This is a separate category in which one first-year seat is reserved for a foreign trained dentist. Applicants in this category will compete in a separate pool and must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Applicants must have earned a dental degree from a recognized dental school outside of Canada or the USA.
  • Proof of degree and official transcripts must be provided.
  • Applicants must meet the Saskatchewan residency rules.
  • If applicable, applicants must submit proof of English proficiency.
  • Applicants must take the Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) administered by the Canadian Dental Association and meet the minimum requirements.
  • Applicants must be interviewed at the University of Saskatchewan for the year in which admission is being sought.
  • Applicants must provide a one page biography (curriculum vita) on the relevant dental experiences and other information that would be helpful to the Admissions Committee during the selection process. 
  • Applicants will be evaluated on all the above criteria. Admission under the foreign trained dentist category is NOT guaranteed.

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.

International Students

Effective the 2016-2017 admission cycle, the college will no longer accept applications from international students.

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 Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (AFK) examination of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) within 3 years of the application deadline.
  • 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 AFK 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 AFK 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 SaskatchewaInternational Dental Degree Programn’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

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.

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.
  • 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 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 Equity Admission

One (1) first-year seat is designated for admission for direct and transfer entry in the Kin/Ed Combined Program for students of Canadian Indigenous descent. Students are required to see an academic advisor in the College of Kinesiology or the College of Education and provide proof of Indigenous ancestry. Students who have self-declared are eligible to be considered for admission if they have an admission average of 75% or higher OR 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.

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.

Admission Qualifications

  • 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

  • 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.

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 – 100% 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.
    • 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

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.

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.

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

  • 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.

 

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

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.

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.

Aborginal Equity Admission

Aboriginal applicants must meet Edwards School of Business minimum admission qualifications identified for regular admission. Applicants wishing to apply in this category must self-declare on the application for admission. Applicants must provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry by the published document deadline in one of the following ways:

  • Indian Status or Treaty Card
  • Metis Membership Card
  • Nunavut Trust Service Card
  • Inuit roll number

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
    • 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 Equity Admission

Applicants of Indigenous ancestry can apply under this category. Applicants must meet the minimum admission qualifications for the College of Engineering. They will be required to provide proof of Indigenous ancestry as a condition for admission under this category.

There is no quota for Indigenous applicants. Applications will be forwarded to the Associate Dean Academic for review and decision.

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.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission

  • Completed at least 60 credit units of post-secondary studies
  • 60% average in the most recent 18 credit units of completed coursework
  • Completion of RCM 300 Effective Professoinal Communication, or an approved equivalent
  • 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 18 credit units of transferable university-level coursework at a recognized and/or accredited post-secondary institution, with an average of at least 60%.

Admission Qualifications

Regular Admission

  • Completed at least 60 credit units of post-secondary studies
  • 60% average in the most recent 18 credit units of completed coursework
  • 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).
    • When necessary, English proficiency scores shown in the following two tables:
Table 1: Minimum levels for approved language exams:
 
Test  Minimum in each area Minimum overall score

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

19 86
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 6.5
CanTEST* 4.5 4.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE)​ 59 63

*Would require evaluation of speaking skills as well

 

Table 2: Minimum levels for other approved, but less common language exams or courses

Test Minimum required score
University Preparation 2 (U-PREP 2) from the U of S Language Center 75%
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) 70% (min. 65% in each area)
University of Regina Intensive ESL Advanced Level (ESL 50); Plus completion of Academic Writing Elective A 60%

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).
    • When necessary, English proficiency scores shown in the following two tables:
Table 1: Minimum levels for approved language exams:
 
Test  Minimum in each area Minimum overall score

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

19 86
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 6.5
CanTEST* 4.5 4.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE)​ 59 63
*Would require evaluation of speaking skills as well

 

Table 2: Minimum levels for other approved, but less common language exams or courses

Test Minimum required score
University Preparation 2 (U-PREP 2) from the U of S Language Center 75%
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) 70% (min. 65% in each area)
University of Regina Intensive ESL Advanced Level (ESL 50); Plus completion of Academic Writing Elective A 60%

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.
    • When necessary, English proficiency scores shown in the following two tables:
Table 1: Minimum levels for approved language exams:
 
Test  Minimum in each area Minimum overall score

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

19 86
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 6.5
CanTEST* 4.5 4.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE)​ 59 63
*Would require evaluation of speaking skills as well

 

Table 2: Minimum levels for other approved, but less common language exams or courses

Test Minimum required score
University Preparation 2 (U-PREP 2) from the U of S Language Center 75%
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) 70% (min. 60% in each area)
University of Regina Intensive ESL Advanced Level (ESL 50); Plus completion of Academic Writing Elective A 60%

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.
    • When necessary, English proficiency scores shown in the following two tables:
Table 1: Minimum levels for approved language exams:
 
Test  Minimum in each area Minimum overall score

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

19 86
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 6.5
CanTEST* 4.5 4.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE)​ 59 63

*Would require evaluation of speaking skills as well

 

Table 2: Minimum levels for other approved, but less common language exams or courses

Test Minimum required score
University Preparation 2 (U-PREP 2) from the U of S Language Center 75%
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) 70% (min. 60% in each area)
University of Regina Intensive ESL Advanced Level (ESL 50); Plus completion of Academic Writing Elective A 60%

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).
    • When necessary, English proficiency scores shown in the following two tables:
Table 1: Minimum levels for approved language exams:
 
Test  Minimum in each area Minimum overall score

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

19 86
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 6.5
CanTEST* 4.5 4.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE)​ 59 63

*Would require evaluation of speaking skills as well

 

Table 2: Minimum levels for other approved, but less common language exams or courses

Test Minimum required score
University Preparation 2 (U-PREP 2) from the U of S Language Center 75%
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) 70% (min. 60% in each area)
University of Regina Intensive ESL Advanced Level (ESL 50); Plus completion of Academic Writing Elective A 60%

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 Equity Admission

Ten (10) first-year seats (in addition to the non-equity seats), are designated for admission for direct and transfer entry in the college for students of Canadian Indigenous descent. Students are required to see the college Academic Advisor and provide proof of Indigenous ancestry.

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

Regular Admission

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

Applicants of Indigenous ancestry should apply under this category. There is no quota for Indigenous applicants. 

Additional documentation required:

Applicants must complete all steps in the regular application procedure and provide additional documentation including:

  • 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.
  • documentation of Indigenous ancestry

Special Admission

The Admissions Committee will consider special applicants based on the Committee’s assessment of the applicant’s ability to cope successfully with the requirements of the JD Program. LSAT score is usually given significant weight. There is no formal quota under this category, but the number of seats are limited. Applicants under this category must complete all steps in the regular 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, significant interruption of post-secondary education)
  2. Relevant supporting documentation such as medical reports.
  3. Details of any relevant occupational experience or community involvement.
  4. Two or three supporting letters of reference.

College of Medicine

Admission Qualifications

Saskatchewan Residents

Academic performance for Saskatchewan residents is based on all courses taken up to the awarding of a four-year Baccalaureate degree. The degree must be completed prior to entry into Medicine. Academic performance is reviewed for consistency or improvement, and to ensure that the MCAT requirement has been met.

  • MCAT Requirement:
    • All Saskatchewan resident applicants (including those eligible to apply through the Indigenous Admissions Pathway) must complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) prior to the application deadline.
    • For application for Fall of 2020 for entry Fall of 2021, no minimum MCAT section or sum scores will be required to apply, but the Admissions Committee will set the minimum acceptable MCAT sum and sections score once the scores of all applicants are known. MCAT scores must be obtained in one sitting prior to the application deadline. The earliest accepted scores for application 2020 for entry Fall of 2021 are from January 2017. Only the most recent MCAT will be considered.
    • 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, the basic sciences covered in the first-two years of the undergraduate medical curriculum.

  • Degree Requirement:
    • Application by Saskatchewan resident applicants (including those eligible to apply through the Indigenous Admissions Pathway) can be made only during or after the final year of a four-year degree. The degree must be completed by the end of April of the year they are seeking admission.
    • The degree must be completed in ≤5 years.
    • A minimum university academic average (UAA) of 75% is required.
    • Applicants in a non-direct entry college can apply if ≥90 credit units have been completed prior to application. At least 120 credit units must be completed by the end of April prior to entry to the college.
    • Graduate level courses and degrees will be considered if it works to the applicant’s advantage.

Non-Saskatchewan Residents

Academic performance for non-Saskatchewan resident applicants will be based on the MCAT total score percentile along with a required minimum UAA of 85%.

  • MCAT Requirement:
    • All non-Saskatchewan applicants must complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) prior to the application deadline.
    • For application Fall of 2020 for entry Fall of 2021, a minimum total of 510 with a minimum score of 127 for each of the four section scores is required. MCAT scores must be obtained in one sitting. The earliest accepted scores for application 2020 for entry Fall of 2021 are from January 2017. Only the most recent MCAT will be considered.
    • 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, the basic sciences covered in the first-two years of the undergraduate medical curriculum.

  • Degree Requirement:
    • Application by out-of-province applicants can be made only during or after the final year of a four-year degree. The degree must be completed by the end of April of the year they are seeking admission. The degree must be completed within a 5-year period.
    • If applicants are in the final year of a four-year degree, a minimum of 90 credit units must have been completed in the 48 months prior to the end of August immediately before application.
    • All courses completed by the application deadline (or up to the awarding of the degree in the case where the degree has been awarded prior to application) will be used for the calculation of the UAA.
    • The minimum UAA required for application will be 85%.
    • The four-year degree must be completed by the end of April prior to starting medical training. All remaining courses completed after the date of application must minimally average 85%.
    • Graduate level courses and degrees will be considered if it works to the applicant’s advantage.
    • Personal qualities are first assessed by CASPer (computer-based assessment for sampling personal characteristics) and then through participation in the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). All applicants are required to complete an online assessment, CASPer, to be eligible for admission. CASPer is an online situational judgement test that assesses for numerous personal and professional characteristics and it will compliment other tools that we use.

Selection Criteria

  • Weighting
    • The weighting of academic performance to personal qualities (College of Medicine Multiple Mini Interview – MMI) for Saskatchewan resident applicants is 20% MCAT; 30% UAA; and 50% MMI.
    • Non-Saskatchewan resident applicants invited for an interview will be ranked for admission based on 100% on the applicant’s performance in the MMI.

  • References
    • The names of three referees and their contact information will be requested from applicants at the time of application.
    • 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.

  • 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.

Categories of Applicants:

Ninety-five of the first-year seats are reserved for Saskatchewan residents. To increase the number of Indigenous physicians, 10 of the first-year seats are available for qualified, self-identified First Nations, Métis and Inuit applicants through the Indigenous Admissions Pathway (Note: these seats are included in the 95 allocated Saskatchewan seats).

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

Saskatchewan Residents

To be eligible to apply as a Saskatchewan resident, applicants must have physically resided in Saskatchewan for the three years immediately preceding August 1 of the year in which admission is being sought. However, applicants who have left the province, but have 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 do not qualify under the three-year condition, will receive credit of one year toward the three-year requirement for every five years of residency in the province.

An exception to the three-year ruling may be made for members of the Armed Forces of Canada or RCMP, or for an applicant whose spouse, parent or guardian is a member of the Armed Forces of Canada or RCMP, who has moved to Saskatchewan due to being reassigned. In these cases, the applicant must have resided in Saskatchewan for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding October 1st of the year of application and obtained written approval prior to the application deadline to waive the three year requirement.

Individuals who have been in three years of full-time study at the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Regina directly preceding the date of entry being sought are considered to be Saskatchewan residents.

Applicants who meet the same criteria based on residency in Yukon, Northwest or Nunavut territory can apply as a Saskatchewan resident.

Canadian Out-of-Province Applicants

Up to five of the first-year seats may be offered to non-Saskatchewan resident applicants.

Indigenous Admissions Pathway

Ten of the first-year seats are reserved for persons of Canadian Indigenous descent (with a preference for applicants meeting the Saskatchewan residency requirement and a maximum of five Indigenous Admissions seats open to out-of-province resident applicants of Indigenous descent) accepted through the Indigenous Admissions Pathway seats each year. Note: Applicants of Indigenous ancestry are first considered within the Saskatchewan pool, and if not competitive, then within the Indigenous Admissions Pathway.

Diversity and Social Accountability Admissions Program (DSAAP)

The DSAAP will involve six of the first-year seats. The DSAAP seats are reserved for applicants that meet the Saskatchewan residency requirement. Saskatchewan residents will first be considered through the regular Saskatchewan admission rank number (ARN) process. If unsuccessful in achieving a regular offered seat, Saskatchewan residents who qualify through the answers they provide to a DSAAP supplemental questionnaire will then be considered for a DSAAP seat. Self-declared Indigenous applicants are not eligible for the DSAAP, instead they are similarly first considered through the usual Saskatchewan ARN process and then subsequently through the Indigenous Admissions Pathway.

College of Nursing

Admission Qualifications

  • Minimum weighted average of 60% on 30 credit units pre-professional year with the following required courses:
    • English: 3 credit units
    • Indigenous Studies: 3 credit units*
    • Chemistry: 3 credit units
    • Biology: 3 credit units
    • Statistics: 3 credit units*
    • Nutrition: 3 credit units* (Must be completed no more than 10 years prior to admission year)
    • Psychology: 3 credit units
    • Social Science Elective: 3 credit units*
    • Elective: 3 credit units
    • Elective: 3 credit units
  • Situational Judgement test score
  • Proficiency in English
*A deficiency is allowed in one of these four areas. 50% is used in the average calculation for the deficient course. 

Selection Criteria

Acceptance into the BSN 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 
  • Required by applicants applying from another nursing program and have completed a minimum of 6 credit units or equivalent of nursing classes in Canada. 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.

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

16.6% of the total number of seats are reserved for persons of Indigenous ancestry. Applicants must provide proof of Indigenous ancestry.

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.

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.
  • Online test of non-academic competencies
  • Situational Judgement test score
  • Proficiency in English

*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 

Required by applicants applying from another nursing program and have completed a minimum of 6 credit units or equivalent of nursing classes in Canada. 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.

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

16.6% of the total number of seats are reserved for persons of Indigenous ancestry. Applicants must povide proof of Indigenous ancestry.

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. 

Special Case Admission to the Post Degree BSN

One student may be admitted as a special case admission into the Post-Degree BSN each May. 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 admissionby 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 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.

Education Equity Program – Saskatchewan Residents

A maximum of two spaces are reserved for qualified Aboriginal applicants. Applicants under this category must have completed the pre-nutrition year with a minimum average of 70%. Applicants must supply proof of Aboriginal ancestry.

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 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

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.

Education Equity Program – Saskatchewan Residents

A maximum of four spaces are reserved for qualified Indigenous applicants. Applicants under this category must have completed the pre-pharmacy years with a minimum average of 70%. Applicants must supply proof of Indigenous ancestry.

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
    • Chemistry: 6 credit units
    • English: 6 credit units
    • Mathematics and Statistics: 6 credit units
    • Physics: 3 credit units
    • Organic Chemistry: 3 credit units
    • Biochemistry: 3 credit units
    • Genetics: 3 credit units
    • Introductory Microbiology: 3 credit units
    • Electives: 21 credit units
  • Minimum cumulative average of 75% in all university courses
  • Effective 2022-2023: To be eligible to apply, students must have successfully completed at least two years of unversity study with 24 credit units (8 one-term 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.

Selection Criteria

Selection is based on a number of factors including: mental aptitude, academic performance, motivation, maturity, experience with animals, leadership qualities, social awareness, deportment, verbal facility, and ability to communicate 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 prerequisite course requirements.
    • 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.

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-funded seats – also known as Interprovincial Agreement or IPA seats. The number of IPA seats is:

  • British Columbia: 20
  • Saskatchewan: 20
  • Manitoba: 15
  • Territories* (Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories): 1
  • Education Equity Program: 2 

* 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.

Non-Interprovincial Agreement (non-IPA) seats for 2021 entry:  The WCVM will offer up to 25 non-IPA seats for fall 2021 entry. These seats are not provincially funded and tuition will be comparable to international veterinary school tuition rates (approximately $68,000 per year). Non-IPA seats are available to individuals who are eligible to apply for IPA seats as well as individuals who meet the WCVM residency requirement in Alberta*.  

*Please note:  Preference for non-IPA seats will be given to residents of the WCVM's partner provinces (British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) and the northern territories. In the event that non-IPA seats aren't filled by residents of partner provinces or the northern territories, Alberta residents will be considered for the available seats.  

All applicants for IPA and non-IPA seats must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

International seats for 2021 entry:  The WCVM will admit five to 25 international students.  Citizens or permanent residents of any country other than Canada can apply, including Canadians with dual citizenship.  The international student tuition and fees are the same as the non-IPA seats described above.

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. 

NEW - Residency guidelines for 2021 entrants have changed based on the WCVM’s latest Interprovincial Agreement with its partner provinces.

  • 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 Applicants – Education Equity Program

Each year, two seats are available for Indigenous students through the Education Equity Program. Applicants must be residents of the four western Canadian provinces or the northern territories and will be considered for admission in both their provincial pool as well as the equity pool.

The WCVM requires proof of Indigenous ancestry that must be provided at the time of application.

Acceptable proofs of ancestry include a certified copy of one of the following cards:

  • Indian Status or Treaty Card
  • Métis Membership Card *
  • Nunavut Trust Service Card
  • Inuit roll number

* Metis Membership cards must be from provincial counterparts of the Metis National Council. Please see website: www.metisnation.ca