Sait Polytechnic University
A polytechnic is an innovative and entrepreneurial post-secondary institution, distinct from universities and colleges in that it offers a skill-focused approach to learning.
From apprenticeships to baccalaureate degrees, full-time to part-time, polytechnic institutions offer a range of credentials in diverse program areas focused on experience-oriented training. Multi-disciplined and industry responsive, polytechnic programs provide students with the required knowledge and skills for a rewarding career.
Leaders in applied research and innovation, polytechnics work closely with industry, regional and local organizations and community partners, providing access to leading-edge knowledge, skill and resources. Canada’s polytechnics also offer diverse industry training products to corporations across the country and around the world.
SAIT is a member of Polytechnics Canada, a national alliance of leading research-intensive, publicly-funded colleges and institutes of technology dedicated to helping colleges and industry create high-quality jobs for the future.
SAIT academic upgrading courses are Alberta high school equivalency courses, not Alberta Education courses. They may be accepted for admission purposes by other Alberta post-secondary education institutions. Contact other post-secondary education institutions to confirm that SAIT upgrading courses will be accepted.
SAIT academic upgrading courses provide students with a flexible approach for their transition into post-secondary studies. Students become accustomed to the SAIT environment and culture and develop successful strategies for learning.
All students should have access to a personal computer.
Education is about more than the time you put into the classroom; it’s about the skills you get back from your effort and how those skills translate into career success. Learning is one thing — but training to deliver focused results, in-demand skills and job-ready ability opens up new levels of potential.
SAIT programs offer strategic industry connections, hands-on learning environments and proven career paths. With more than 90 baccalaureate degree, applied degree, certificate and diploma, programs, 30 apprenticeship trades, and 1,675 continuing education, domestic and international corporate training credit and non-credit courses, SAIT gives you almost limitless possibilities
SAIT’s programs in advanced technology are very popular and classes tend to fill up quickly. It is recommended that students apply well in advance. Applications will be accepted starting on the following dates:
|Intake||Application start date||Selection commences|
|Winter 2015(January-April)||Aug. 1, 2014||*Aug. 1, 2014|
|Spring 2015 (May-June)Summer 2015 (July-August)||Oct. 15, 2014||*Oct. 15, 2014|
|Fall 2015(September – December)||Oct. 15, 2014||*Oct. 15, 2014|
|Winter 2016(January-April)||June 3, 2015|
Step 1: Submit SAIT application & transcripts
Step 2: Pay initial fee
The $200 CDN (non-refundable) application fee must be paid by Visa or MasterCard at the time the application is submitted.
Step 3: English Language Proficiency for all SAIT programs
All applicants to SAIT Polytechnic must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada. English language proficiency is a requirement for all SAIT programs. Applicants can demonstration English proficiency in the following ways:
Step 4: Self-Declare your grades
Any applicant can self-declare by filling out the anticipated grades form, at any time, an anticipated grade for any course you plan on taking (or are currently taking – including English Proficiency classes/exams). However, you must meet the anticipated grade you made regarding that course by the final transcript deadline for the semester you have applied to (for the January semester, final grades are due by December 1; for the September semester, final grades are due by August 1).
Step 5: Schedule a Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA) test at SAIT
Students accepted into English Language Foundations (ELF) are required to book their CLBA.
Please note: Students must arrive at SAIT approximately two weeks prior to class start in order to adjust to Calgary and take your CLBA test.
Step 6: Pay tuition deposit/confirmation fee
Once you are offered a seat in a program, you will be sent an offer letter requesting that you pay a non-refundable fee of $250 CDN within four weeks to confirm your seat. Your seat will be replaced if the tuition deposit is not received by the noted deadline on your offer letter.
Please note: Tuition deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable if you wish to cancel the program you were selected for.
Step 7: Applying for a study permit
Once the Confirmation fee is paid, you will receive the Confirmation letter and information form to take to the Canadian Embassy in your country to apply for a study permit and temporary resident visa (if required).
Step 8: Payment of Registration fees
Approximately two months prior to the start date of the semester, you will receive a registration letter regarding payment of your first semester tuition fees that are due on or before the date indicated in your letter. Payment of these tuition fees confirms your attendance into your program.
All full-time programs have academic requirements you must meet in order to to qualify for admission. Some programs also have additional selection criteria in place to determine program suitability. Refer to the information below for a quick overview of academic requirements and selection criteria, if applicable, for each program.
The first and most important step towards your future career is developing an effective plan. This involves identifying what you’re looking for in a career, your interests and values, and finding occupations that match your priorities. If you’re unsure where to start, let SAIT Polytechnic help you. Whatever your life experience or future goals, we will help you get connected to the world of opportunities and resources you need to succeed.
A polytechnic is an innovative and entrepreneurial post-secondary institution, distinct from universities and colleges in that it offers a skills-focused approach to learning.
From apprenticeships to baccalaureate degrees, polytechnics offer a range of credentials in diverse program areas focused on experience-oriented training. Multi-disciplined and industry responsive, polytechnic programs provide students with the required knowledge and skills for a rewarding career.
Leaders in applied research and innovation, polytechnics work closely with industry, regional and local organizations and community partners providing access to SAIT’s leading-edge knowledge, skills and resources. Canada’s polytechnics also offer diverse industry training products to corporations across the country and around the world.
SAIT is a member of Polytechnics Canada, a national alliance of the leading research-intensive, publicly funded colleges and institutes of technology dedicated to helping colleges and industry create high-quality jobs for the future.