Your options

Enjoy more flexibility

Beginning your degree closer to home is a great option if you are looking to ease your transition to university or are unable to relocate to attend classes at our campuses in Saskatoon or Prince Albert. As a University of Saskatchewan (USask) student learning in your home community, you can enjoy flexibility in balancing your studies with work and family life.

How classes are delivered

You have the opportunity to choose from a variety of delivery modes to enrich your learning experience:

1. Off-campus sites

USask partners with regional colleges and educational institutions across Saskatchewan to provide opportunities for you to study and learn close to home. Over 1,000 USask students study off-campus. You can start your USask program and in some cases, complete your degree through a combination of:

  • Face-to-face off-campus classes Classes are delivered at off-campus locations throughout Saskatchewan. These classes are typically scheduled once a week for three hours each and your instructor could be someone from your community.

  • Synchronous online hybrid classes Classes incorporate livestreamed lectures and interactive discussions with your instructor and other students at scheduled weekly times.

  • Asynchronous online classes Classes are delivered online through an independent learning management system to provide interactivity with your instructor and fellow learners. Many online classes have reserved sections for registrations by off-campus learners.

2. Online

USask partners with regional colleges and educational institutions across Saskatchewan to provide reserved sections for registration by off-campus learners. Classes are delivered through synchronous online hybrid (scheduled livestream) or asynchronously (unscheduled) through an independent learning management system. Classes may be supplemented with interactive components such as audio, video, group discussions, etc.

Off-campus locations and programs

Looking for information about USask's Prince Albert Campus? Visit pa.usask.ca.

By studying from your home community, you can save significantly on living costs and, as a full-time USask student, you are eligible to apply for USask scholarships as well as awards offered by a regional college. In addition to support services available to all USask students, individualized program and career counselling, essay writing support, course-focused group discussions, and tutoring are all available at USask's off-campus sites where classes tend to be smaller and provide more one-on-one interaction with instructors and tutors.

Learn how you can begin, continue or complete a degree program at the following locations:

Great Plains College
Swift Current, Biggar, Kindersley, Maple Creek, Martensville, Warman

Learn how you can begin, continue or complete a degree program at Great Plains College:

Programs What you can complete at Great Plains College
Agriculture and Bioresources
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.S.A.)
Arts and Science
  • First and second year of study toward a degree. (B.A or B.Sc.)
  • Three or four-year degree in Sociology (B.A. in Sociology)
Business
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Comm.)
Education
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Ed.)
Non-direct programs 
Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Physical Therapy
  • Complete the requirements for admission to non-direct entry programs requiring one year of university study and that cannot be applied to directly from high school. 

In-person classes are offered in Swift Current. Students in Biggar, Kindersley, Maple Creek, Martensville and Warman have access to online classes. 

Contact your USask college advisor to learn more about program requirements and your off-campus site advisor to learn more about USask offerings at Great Plains College.

Off-campus site advisors

Swift Current, Biggar, Kindersley, Maple Creek, Martensville, Warman
Contact: Student Advising
General office: 1-866-296-2472 (toll free)
Book an advising appointment

North West College
North Battleford and Meadow Lake

Learn how you can begin, continue or complete a degree program at North West College:

Programs What you can complete at North West College
Agriculture and Bioresources
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.S.A.)
Arts and Science
  • First year of study toward a degree. (B.A or B.Sc.)
  • Three-year degree in Sociology (B.A. in Sociology)
Business
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Comm.)
Education
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Ed.)
Non-direct programs 
Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Physical Therapy
  • Complete the requirements for admission to non-direct entry programs requiring one year of university study and that cannot be applied to directly from high school.  

Students registering in online classes have access to computer facilities in North Battleford and Meadow Lake.

Contact your USask college advisor to learn more about program requirements and your off-campus site advisor to learn more about USask offerings at North West College.

Off-campus site advising

North Battleford and Meadow Lake
Contact: Student Services
General office: (306) 937-5100

Book an advising appointment

Northlands College
La Ronge, Buffalo Narrows, Creighton, Île-à-la-Crosse, La Loche

Learn how you can begin, continue or complete a degree program at Northlands College:

Programs What you can complete at Northlands College
Arts and Science
  • First year of study toward a degree. (B.A or B.Sc.)
  • Three or four-year degree in Sociology (B.A. in Sociology)
Business
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Comm.)
Education
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Ed.)
  • Four year degree in Education (B.Ed.)
Non-direct programs 
Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Physical Therapy
  • Complete the requirements for admission to non-direct entry programs requiring one year of university study and that cannot be applied to directly from high school.  

Students registering in online classes have access to computer facilities in La Ronge, Buffalo Narrows, Creighton, and Île-à-la-Crosse.

Contact your USask college advisor to learn more about program requirements and your off-campus site advisor to learn more about USask offerings at Northlands College.

Off-campus site advising

La Ronge, Buffalo Narrows, Creighton, Île-à-la-Crosse, La Loche
Contact: Academic and Career Advising
General office: 1-888-311-1185 (toll free)
Book an advising appointment

College of Nursing in Île-à-la-Crosse and La Ronge
Book an advising appointment

Suncrest College
Yorkton, Melfort, Canora, Esterhazy, Fort Qu'Appelle, Kamsack, Melville, Nipawin, Tisdale

 Learn how you can begin, continue or complete a degree program at Suncrest College:

Programs What you can complete at Suncrest College
Agriculture and Bioresources
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.S.A.)
Arts and Science
  • First year of study toward a degree. (B.A or B.Sc.)
  • Three or four-year degree in Sociology (B.A. in Sociology)
Business
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Comm.)
Education
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Ed.)
Nursing
  • Four-year degree (B.S.N.) 
Non-direct programs 
Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Physical Therapy
  • Complete the requirements for admission to non-direct entry programs requiring one year of university study and that cannot be applied to directly from high school.  

Students registering in online classes have access to computer facilities in Yorkton, Melfort, Nipawin and Tisdale.

Contact your USask college advisor to learn more about program requirements and your off-campus site advisor to learn more about USask offerings at Suncrest College.

Off-campus site advising

Yorkton, Melfort, Canora, Esterhazy, Fort Qu'Appelle, Kamsack, Melville, Nipawin, Tisdale
Contact: Learning Services
General office: 1-866-783-6766 (toll free)
Email: learn.university@suncrestcollege.ca
Book an advising appointment

College of Nursing in Yorkton
Book an advising appointment

 Learn how you can begin, continue or complete a degree program at St. Peter's College:

Programs What you can complete at St. Peter's College
Agriculture and Bioresources
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.S.A.)
Arts and Science
  • First year of study toward a degree. (B.A or B.Sc.)
  • Three-year degree in Sociology (B.A. in Sociology)
Business
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Comm.)
Education
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Ed.)
Engineering
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.E.)
Kinesiology
  • First year of study toward a degree (B.Sc. [Kin.]) 
Non-direct programs 
Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Physical Therapy
  • Complete the requirements for admission to non-direct entry programs requiring one year of university study and that cannot be applied to directly from high school.  

All classes are offered in Muenster.

Contact your USask college advisor to learn more about program requirements and your off-campus site advisor to learn more about USask offerings at St. Peter's College.

Off-campus site advising

Contact: Student Services Team
General office: 306-682-7888
Book an advising appointment

Ready to apply?

If you are interested in taking online courses or attending an off-campus site you need to meet the admission requirements and apply to USask.

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CAD is required before your application will be processed.