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Application for Admission Guide

  • You will receive a confirmation email from us within 48 hours of submitting your application.
  • You can save your progress, completing your application in more than one sitting.
  • You can monitor the status of your application after it has been submitted and view outstanding items.
  • You can pay the $90 application fee online.

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Prospective Students - Login to create a unique Login ID (case sensitive) and PIN that you will remember. The PIN must be six numbers (0-9). The Login ID and PIN will allow you to log back in to finish or check the status of your application.

Current U of S students
Log into PAWS, and go to the Admissions channel in the Academics tab. From here, you can apply online and learn more about transferring colleges. In fact, much of the form will already be filled out for you.

Complete or check on your application

Finish an incomplete application
Login to finish an application you started. Enter the Login ID and PIN you created when you first applied for admission. If you have forgotten your Login ID and/or PIN, contact us.

Change your application
To make changes to your completed application, please email admissions@usask.ca with your full name and date of birth, as well as the change you would like to request.

Application Type

Sometimes it's about your previous education

  • Canadian High School: for applicants currently enrolled in Grade 12 or students who have completed Grade 12 and have not pursued any post-secondary level study.
  • Canadian Transfer: for applicants who have pursued post secondary-level study at another post-secondary institution.
  • Current U of S Student: for applicants who are currently registered at the U of S and wish to transfer to another college. Be sure to use this form so you will not be asked to pay the $90 application fee.
  • International High School: for applicants currently enrolled in Grade 12 (or its equivalent) or students who have completed Grade 12 at a high school outside Canada and have not pursued any post-secondary level study.
  • International Transfer: for applicants who have pursued post-secondary level study at a post-secondary institution outside of Canada.
  • Returning Student: for applicants who have been a U of S student before, and need to reapply to come back to the same college. Be sure to use this form so you will not be asked to pay the $90 application fee.

Or, it can be about what program you want to enter

  • College of Dentistry: for applicants who have completed the minimum admission requirements for the College of Dentistry and wish to enter the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree program. Most applicants who are seeking pre-dentistry studies apply to the College of Arts and Science.
  • Grad Studies – Master’s Level: for applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree and would like to continue advanced study in a particular area.
  • Grad Studies – Ph.D. Level: for applicants who have already completed or are currently enrolled in graduate studies and want to enter a Ph.D. program.
  • Grad Studies – Post-Grad Cert.: for applicants to study beyond a doctoral degree in a certificate program.
  • Grad Studies – Post-Grad Dipl.: for applicants to study beyond a doctoral degree in a diploma program.
  • Nursing – Post Degree BSN.: for applicants who either hold a degree (or have at least 90 credit units) and have met other admission requirements and want to enter our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  • Nutrition: for applicants who completed the admission requirements and wish to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition [B.Sc. (Nutrition)] program. Pre-nutrition studies are 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 are in the College of Arts and Science.

Or, it can be about special circumstances

  • Visiting Student: for applicants who are completing their degree at another institution and wish to take one or a few classes at the U of S. Applicants provide a Letter of Permission from their home institution in lieu of transcripts.
  • Audit Student: for applicants who want to take U of S courses for no credit. Audit students do not write exams and are accepted for one term at a time.

Admission Term

  • 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

Application Checklist

Here are some of the items you see on this screen, explained for your reference:

  • The Blue “i”: an information icon that indicates items which require more information. Red checkmarks indicate completed items. You can edit an item by clicking on the text.
  • Finish Later: allows you to save your progress to finish at another time. By clicking this button, you will be taken out of the admission, and the form will not be submitted to Admissions.

  • Application is Complete: directs you to the Payment Options screen, where you can choose “Pay Now” or “Pay Later” to submit the application to our office. Once a payment button is clicked, no changes can be made directly to the application form. Any changes will have to be made by contacting admissions@usask.ca with your full name and date of birth.

Name

Use your complete legal name and provide any legal former names (i.e., names no longer in use). There is also a field for "Preferred Name" (e.g., Kate for Katherine).

Address and Phone

All correspondence will be sent to this address. If you change your address, you must notify Admissions.

Personal Information

Third Party Permission: all information relating to your application, normally protected under the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, can be released to a third party named in this section. Upon admission, this permission will not extend to your student record as a student of the U of S.

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

  • 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: combines science, field study, economics, policy, and project design and implementation to the sustainable use and management of land water and plant resources.

  • Diploma in Agribusiness: a two year program made up of a combination of science, economics, agricultural economics and business courses.

  • Diploma in Agronomy: examines how to use natural resources efficiently, sustainably and profitably to produce food, feed, fiber and fuel.

  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness: combines science, economics, agricultural economics and business courses.

  • 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.

  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience: an applied sciences degree that provides students with a broad background in domestic animal biology.

 

Arts and Science

  • Bachelor Degree (Undeclared): if you aren’t sure what area of study within arts and science 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 are interested in music (performance, composition, music theory, history and literature) and/or music education.

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

  • Bachelor of Music - Music Education: students completing this program are automatically accepted into the College of Education's two-year Bachelor of Education program with music as their primary teaching area as well as a second teaching area of their choice. 

  • Post Degree Specialization Certificate – For students who have completed or are completing a university degree in some other discipline, and who wish to complete a computer science or economics major.

  • 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.  It offers small classes with a maximum of 25 students, innovative instructors and numerous other support and advising services. The Transition Program equips its students with the tools they need to be successful in the College of Arts & Science.

Certificate in Aboriginal Business Administration

  • A two-year direct entry program for self-identified aboriginal students.

Education

  • Bachelor of Education – Home Economics: focuses on the family unit: ecosystems, consumerism, living environments, financial management, politics, and clothing and textiles.

  • Bachelor of Education – Industrial Arts: working with your hands and teach life skills to today’s youth.

  • Bachelor of Education – Technical Vocational: if you hold a journeyperson’s certificate, your trade becomes a teaching area so you can pass your trade to students.

  • Certificate in Secondary Technical Vocational Education: applicants to this program must have an acceptable Saskatchewan Journeyperson Certificate or equivalent, or an acceptable Diploma in Technology or Applied Arts from a recognized Technical Institute plus evidence of satisfactory work experience in the field.

Edwards School of Business - Bachelor of Commerce

  • Includes accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing and operations management

Engineering - Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • Includes biological, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering physics, environmental, geological and mechanical

Kinesiology - Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

  • The science of the human body and its motion, including physical education and exercise and sport 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 schools 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 (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 and First Language

Fill out accordingly from the drop-down lists, and enter any missing information in the blank field.

Language Test Scores

Answer these questions only if you have taken English Proficiency tests or an ESL (English as a Second Language) program.

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

Additional Information

Undergraduate Applicants: enter applicable information on withdrawal from a program for academic reasons, holding a Journeyperson’s Certificate or a valid Teaching Certificate.

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.

How Did You Hear About US?

Let us know why you chose the University of Saskatchewan! If you would like to include details regarding the campus event, presentation information, advertisement, etc., please type in the “Other” field.

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

Submission of Transcripts and Documents

Undergraduate Applicants: See the Steps to Apply at explore.usask.ca

Graduate Applicants: Visit the College of Graduate Studies and Research Step-by-Step Apply page

Check the Status of Your Application

Once you have submitted your application, you can check your application status online, too. Enter your Login and PIN through the above link. Click on the admission term for which you applied.

Application Summary: this chart shows the current status of your complete and outstanding items related to your application. If your application status reads "Decision Made," a letter will be mailed to you in the next few business days. If the reminder message "Incomplete Items Outstanding" appears, this may be referring to supporting documentation (e.g., final high school or post-secondary transcripts) that may be due at a later date.

Graduate Applicants: Processed applications have been completed and submitted to Admissions, College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Saskatchewan. By selecting a processed application and clicking on the Admission Term, you may view the Application Summary including some outstanding items. Only the status of application fee payment and, if required, satisfactory proof of English proficiency and proof of Permanent Residency will be displayed on the Application Summary.  The Department to which you have applied will send you more detailed information on documentation which must be submitted to complete your application.  Once an application form is submitted, no changes can be made directly to the application form. Any changes will have to be made by contacting the Department to which you have applied for Admission.