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General Requirements for all Programs

High School diploma from a regionally accredited high school is required for admission to all programs. If you have completed more than 18 credit units of transferable credit units from an accredited post-secondary institution, your admission will be based on your postsecondary studies.

NOTE: If your high school is not accredited by MSA, NCA, NEASC, NWAC, SACS or WASC, you may still be eligible for admission if you present your SAT or ACT scores. Normally, a minimum combined score of 1100 on the SAT Critical Reading and Mathematics sections or a minimum ACT score of 24 is required for admission to the College of Arts and Science. To order SAT or ACT score reports please use the following College codes:

SAT College code - 0980

ACT College code - 7025

Early Admission

You may apply for admission in the year you will graduate if you submit your transcript from the previous year and a list of courses you are currently completing. Conditional admission may be granted in these circumstances.

Transfer Credit

The University of Saskatchewan considers courses from accredited institutions around the world for transfer credit. Generally, credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis for courses equivalent to those taught at the University of Saskatchewan. When you apply for admission we will review all education history for admission and transfer credit. Your year of study and program requirements are determined by each college. You may be eligible for transfer credit if you took Higher Level or certain Standard Level International Baccalaureate (IB) subjects with grades of 5 or higher or Advanced Placement (AP) subjects with grades of 4 or higher. Please contact IBO or the AP College Board to have your results sent directly to us.

Learn more about Transfer Credit.

College-Specific Requirements

In addition to the general requirements, you must present required subjects (50th percentile on SAT subject tests or completion of AP or IB subjects) and have achieved a competitive average for your college of choice.

A 5-subject admission average is calculated for each applicant based on the following criteria:

1. English 12
2. Algebra II, Pre-Calculus or Calculus
3. Combination of three other subjects:

  • maximum of two laboratory or natural sciences
  • maximum of two humanities or social sciences (including languages)
  • maximum of one fine arts

Please Note:  All transcripts are reviewed on a case by case basis.  Grades listed below are a guideline for admission.

CollegeRequired SubjectsCompetitive Average Requirements
Agriculture and Bioresources
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience
  • Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management
  • Diploma in Agronomy
  • Mathematics: IB Math (SL or HL) or AP Calculus or SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2
  • Biology: IB Biology or AP Biology or SAT Subject Test: Biology E/M
  • Chemistry: IB Chemistry or AP Chemistry or SAT Subject Test: Chemistry
76% or 2.5 GPA
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
  • Diploma in Agribusiness
  • Mathematics: IB Math (SL or HL) or AP Calculus or SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2
  • Biology or Chemistry or Physics: IB Biology or Chemistry or Physics; or AP Biology or Chemistry or Physics B or C; or SAT Subject Test: Biology E/M or Chemistry or Physics
76% or 2.5 GPA
Arts and Science
    Certain university courses have prerequisites required prior to registration.
    • 76% or 2.5 GPA
    • B.Mus. program requires an interview
    Edwards School of Business
      • Mathematics: IB Math (SL or HL) or AP Calculus or SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2
      Following the application and document submission deadlines, applicants will be ranked by admission average. The number of students to be admitted will be determined in February 2016.
      Engineering
        • Calculus: AP Calculus; or Math HL or Further Math SL
        • Physics: IB Physics; or AP Physics B or C; or SAT Subject Test: Physics
        • Chemistry: IB Chemistry or AP Chemistry or SAT Subject Test: Chemistry
        For engineering, you must achieve at least 3 in AP courses and at least 4 in IB courses to fulfill these prerequisites.

        Following the application and document submission deadlines, applicants will be ranked by admission average. The number of students to be admitted will be determined in February 2016.

        Kinesiology
          • Mathematics: IB Math (SL or HL) or AP Calculus or SAT Subject Test: Math Level 2
          • Biology: IB Biology or AP Biology or SAT Subject Test: Biology E/M
          • Chemistry or Physics: IB Chemistry or Physics; or AP Chemistry or Physics B or C; or SAT Subject Test: Chemistry or Physics

          Following the application and document submission deadlines, applicants will be ranked by admission average and the top 100 students will be offered admission. 

          1. You may be admitted to some programs with a deficiency.
          2. Percentages are based on a 60% pass scale. GPA is based on a 4-point scale and may not be equivalent to all scales used in American schools. We do not admit on total GPA but on a five subject average. The competitive averages should be used as a guideline, and do not guarantee admission.

          The University of Saskatchewan reserves the right to make changes to admissions policies without notice.

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