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Application for Admission Guide

Log in and begin an application

New Users: On the New User login page, create a login ID and PIN to begin your application. The PIN must be six numbers (0-9).

Returning Users: If you have begun but not submitted an application, log in via the Returning Users log in page. Enter your login ID and PIN to access your application and continue to fill it out.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be issued an ID and password to access the PAWS web portal, which you should access to check the status of your application.

Current or Returning U of S students
If you want to apply to transfer colleges, apply for readmission, or apply for a non-direct entry program, go directly to the Admissions channel in PAWS to begin your application.

Finish an incomplete application

Finish an incomplete application
To finish an incomplete application, log in on the Returning Users login page using the ID and PIN you created when you began your application. If you have forgotten your login ID and/or PIN, contact us at 1-306-966-5788 or at admissions@usask.ca.

Change your application
To request a change to be made to an application that was already submitted, you will need to contact the department who is processing your application. 

Application Type

Select the appropriate application type based on your planned program of study and educational background:

Agriculture and Bioresources, Arts and Science, Edwards School of Business, Engineering, and Kinesiology

1 - High School - Saskatchewan: You are a high school student or high school graduate from Saskatchewan with no other post-secondary education.

2 - High School - Other Canadian: You are a high school student or high school graduate from elsewhere in Canada with no other post-secondary education.

3 - High School - International: You are a high school student or high school graduate from outside Canada, including the U.S.A., with no other post-secondary education.

4 - Transfer - Canadian: You are a Canadian student who has attended or graduated from another post-secondary institution.

5 - Transfer - International: You are an international student who has attended or graduated from another post-secondary institution.

6 - Current U of S Student: You are currently attending the University of Saskatchewan and wish to transfer to one of the other colleges mentioned above.

7 - Returning Student: You attended the University of Saskatchewan previously and need to apply for re-admission.

Visiting Student: You are completing a degree at another institution but have obtained permission to take one or more classes at the University of Saskatchewan. A letter of permission from your home institution must be provided.

Audit Student: You want to take U of S classes for no credit. Audit students do not write exams and must re-apply for admission each term.

Non-direct entry and graduate studies applications:

College of Dentistry: You have completed the admission requirements for the College of Dentistry and wish to enter the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree program.

Education - Elementary/Middle: You have completed the admission requirements and want to apply for the Bachelor of Education - Elementary/Middle Years sequential education program.

Education - Secondary: You have completed the admission requirements and want to apply for the Bachelor of Education - Secondary sequential education program.

Education/Kinesiology Combined: You have completed the Kinesiology portion of the program and want to apply to the College of Education to earn your Bachelor of Education.

Graduate (A) MPAcc Program: You have completed an undergraduate degree and want to apply for the Master's of Professional Accounting Program.

Graduate (B) Fall Term Start: You have completed an undergraduate degree and want to apply to begin a graduate program in September.

Graduate (C) Winter Tern Start: You have completed an undergraduate degree and want to apply to begin a graduate program in January.

Graduate (D) Spring Term Start: You have completed an undergraduate degree and want to apply to begin a graduate program in May.

Graduate (E) Non-Degree: You wish to take graduate courses at the U of S but not be enrolled in a degree program.

Graduate (F) Joint Student: You wish to attend the U of S to do research under the supervision of U of S faculty as partial fulfillment of a graduate degree from another university.

Nursing - Four Year BSN: You have completed your pre-professional first year of Nursing courses and now want to apply to the College of Nursing to complete the final three years of your degree.

Nursing - Post Degree BSN: You already have a degree (or have completed at least 90 credit units) and have met other admission requirements and now want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Nutrition: You have completed the admission requirements and wish to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition [B.Sc. (Nutrition)] program. Pre-nutrition studies may be completed in the College of Arts and Science.

Pharmacy: for applicants who completed the admission requirements and wish to enter the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.S.P.) program. Pre-pharmacy studies may be completed the College of Arts and Science.

Admission Term

Select the first term in which you would like to begin taking classes.

  • Term 1 begins in September
  • Term 2 begins in January
  • Spring and Summer Term 1 begins in May
  • Spring and Summer Term 2 begins in July

Students who wish to enroll in a summer class before enrolling full time in the fall should select Spring and Summer Term 1 or 2.

Application Checklist

On the Applcation Checklist, here are some of the items you will see on this screen.

  • The Blue “i”: an information icon that indicates items which fields require more information. Red checkmarks indicate completed items. You can open any application section to provide or edit information needed to complete the application.
  • Finish Later: This button allows you to save your progress and exit to the application menu.

  • Application is Complete: After you have completed each section of the application and would like to submit the application and pay your applicaiton fee, you may click Application is Complete to be directed to the Payment Options screen. Once you have selected Application is Complete, you will not be able to return to make changes to the application. It will be submitted.

Name

Enter your complete legal name including your:

  • first (given) name,
  • middle name
  • and last (family) name.  

Provide any former legal last names (i.e. maiden name, former married name, or other names no longer in use).

You may also indicate a "preferred name", if different from your legal first name (example: Kate for Katherine).

Address and Phone

Enter your residential mailing address and phone number. All postal correspondence from the University of Saskatchewan will be sent to this address.

If you will be moving or have changed your address, you must notify the U of S of your new address and the date when you will be relocating as soon as possible to ensure correspondence is not sent to the incorrect address.

Personal Information

Enter and verify your email address.

Important: A verification code will be sent to this address immediately. Please ensure you have entered the correct address and check both your inbox and junk mail folder for this message.

Answer other questions about your personal information including:

  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Residency and Citizenship information

Education Equity: Completion of all, or any, of these questions is voluntary. Here are some definititions to assist you in answering:

  • Aboriginal Ancestry: determined by reference to the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982 and includes Indian, Métis and Inuit persons of Canada, as well as persons who are accepted by one of the Aboriginal Peoples of Saskatchewan as a member of their community.

  • Disability: physical, intellectual, mental, psychiatric, sensory and learning disabilities as defined by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code - Section 2 (2.1).

  • Visible Minority: does not refer to nationality or religion; rather, the term refers to non-Caucasian in race and/or non-white in colour

Planned Program of Study

Agriculture and Bioresources

  • B.Sc. in Renewable Resource Management

  • Diploma in Agribusiness

  • Diploma in Agronomy

  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience

  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: includes agricultural biology, agricultural economics, agronomy, animal science, applied plant ecology, crop science, environmental science, food and bioproduct sciences, horticulture science, and soil science.

Arts and Science

  • Arts & Science Transition Program: designed specifically for students under the age of 21 whose high school grades fall below the College of Arts & Science’s admission requirements.

  • Bachelor of Arts and Science 4 Yr - Environ. & Soc.: if you wish to enrol in the four-year Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment and Society.
  • Bachelor Degree (Undeclared): if you aren’t sure what area of study you would like to pursue.

  • Bachelor of Arts: if you are interested in humanities or certain social sciences leading to a BA degree.

  • Bachelor of Music: if you wish to enrol in the Bachelor of Music program.

  • Bachelor of Music Education: if you wish to enrol in the Bachelor of Music - Music Education program.

  • Bachelor of Science: if you are interested in natural sciences or certain social sciences leading to a B.Sc. degree.

Education

  • Bachelor of Education – Technical Vocational

  • Certificate in Secondary Technical Vocational Education

Edwards School of Business

  • Bachelor of Commerce: includes accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing and operations management

  • Certificate in Aboriginal Business Administration: a two-year, direct entry program for self-identified Aboriginal students.

Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering: includes chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering physics, environmental, geological and mechanical

Kinesiology -

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: inludes exercise and sport studies and physical education studies. This is also the program to choose if you are interested in the combined kinesiology/education program.

Other Definitions

  • Major: intended subject of study (arts and science applicants only)

  • Professional Programs: include dentistry, education, law, medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy and veterinary medicine at the U of S.

  • St. Thomas More College: a Catholic college federated with the U of S that is open to students of all backgrounds.

  • Learning Communities: groups of first-year students taking two or three classes together and meeting weekly to enhance the social and academic experience of U of S life.

Secondary Education

Enter the high school you attended (are attending) by selecting “Lookup High School Code.” You can then pick your province, city and school from the lists that subsequently appear. You school’s information will then auto-generate on the form, and you can complete the outstanding fields before continuing to the next section.

If your school does not appear when you select “Lookup High School Code,” you may manually enter your school's information into the form.

To enter multiple schools, you can click the “Enter of View another High School” button and repeat the process.

IB and AP: If you indicate that you have written or are planning to write any International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) exams, you will be required to have your marks sent directly from the testing centre to our office.

Post-Secondary Education

Enter the college or university you attended (or are attending) by selecting “Lookup College Code.” You can then pick your province, city and school from the lists that subsequently appear. You school’s information will then auto-generate on the form, and you can complete the outstanding fields before continuing to the next section.

If your school does not appear when you select “Lookup College Code,” you may manually enter your schools information into the form.

To enter multiple schools, you can click the “Enter of View another College” button and repeat the process.

Citizenship

Enter your current country of citizenship.

Language Test Scores

Answer these questions only if you have taken an English language proficiency test or have completed or plan to complete an ESL (English as a Second Language) program.

For graduate studies, indicate if you have written or plan to write any graduate studies tests.

Additional Information

Undergraduate Applicants

Indicate whether you have been required to discontinue your program of study at another institution, if applicable.

Important: If you would like another person (such as a parent, school counsellor, education agent, etc.) to be able to contact the University of Saskatchewan on your behalf to inquire about the status of your application, you must consent to the release of information and must provide the name and contact information for the person(s) who will be contacting us on your behalf.

Graduate Applicants

Enter information on academic awards and distinctions, withdrawal from a program for academic reasons, current employment status with the University of Saskatchewan, scholarship and assistantship information, and contact details for the three people who will be submitting confidential recommendations on your behalf.

Verification

When you entered your email address on the Personal Information page of the application, a verification code was generated and sent to you by email. You must enter the verification code on this page before you will be able to submit the application.

If you did not receive your verification code email, click Resend Verification Email. Make sure to check both your inbox and junk mail folder. If you still have not received the message, return to the Personal Information page to ensure the email address you provided was correct.

At this point, if you click the “Continue” button, you will be taken back to the Application Checklist screen. If you see all red checkmarks rather than blue “i” icons, and you are satisfied with how you filled out the form, select “Application is Complete” to proceed to the application fee payment screen.

Payment Options

A non-refundable application fee is required before your application will be processed.

Pay online

You can pay online using VISA or Mastercard at the time of application. Please have your credit card information ready before you submit the application.

If you submit your application without payment, you will not be able to return to pay the fee online; your application will not be considered until payment is received.

Alternate payment options

If you are not able to pay online using a VISA or Mastercard, please choose from the following options, based on your application type:

Undergraduate Applicants
• Agriculture and Bioresources
• Arts and Science
• Education (Practical and Applied Arts)
• Edwards School of Business
• Engineering
• Kinesiology

Graduate Studies Applicants
• Masters
• PhD
• Post-graduate diploma

Dentistry Applicants

Education Applicants
• Elementary/Middle Years
• Secondary

Nursing Applicants

Pharmacy and Nutrition Applicants