If your first language is not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. See our English Proficiency page for details.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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- You may be admitted to some programs with a deficiency.
- 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.