1. Find a program
2. Learn the requirements and deadlines
Admission requirements include things like required classes, minimum admission averages and proficiency in English. The requirements and deadlines you need to meet will depend on:
- the program you are interested in
- when you want to start classes
- whether this is your first time going to university
Apply early to take advantage of benefits like early admission and access to scholarships. Some scholarship applications are due before the application deadline.
3. Apply for admission
Create an admissions account
To apply to most programs at USask, you will need to create an admissions account at apply.usask.ca. Use an email address you will have access to throughout the admissions process to ensure you can receive communications from the university about your application.
Need help accessing your account?
If you think you already have a USask admissions account but aren't able to recall the email address you used to create it or no longer have access to that email inbox in order to reset your password, contact the Admissions Office at 306-966-5788 or firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
A USask admissions account is different from a PAWS account.
Fill out and submit your application
The online application takes about 30 minutes to complete. It is possible to start an application, save it and return to finish and submit it later if you need to.
When filling out the application, be prepared to provide:
- Your name, contact information and biographical information
- Your educational history, including previous post-secondary education
- Your planned program of study
In general, you should only submit one application for admission unless you are applying for multiple non-direct entry or graduate-level programs. If you are applying to university for the first time or are applying as a transfer student to most bachelor degree programs, you will be able to indicate a first and second choice program when applying.
- A Visa or MasterCard to pay the application fee
For most programs, a minimum, non-refundable $90 CDN application fee is required to submit your application. Refer to your program page for specific fee information.
Release of application information
If another person, such as a family member, school counsellor, or other representative will be contacting the university on your behalf, you (the applicant) must give permission for us to disclose information concerning the application. You can provide this permission when filling out your application for admission or by providing an authorization form.
Changing your application
If you need to make changes to an application that you have already submitted, do not fill out a new application. Submit your request, along with your full name and date of birth to email@example.com.
4. Check your application status
After submitting your application, you should log in regularly to check your application status.
You will be able to:
- check when required supplemental items have been received
- see whether additional items are needed
- learn when a decision has been made on your application
5. Submit your supplemental items
It is important to:
- check your application status to learn what documents we will need to consider you for admission. You will also be able to see when items you submit have been received.
- submit documents before the documents deadline which are listed with the application deadlines.
Commonly requested supplemental documents include:
Transcripts or report cards are used to calculate your admission average and to determine whether you have met or will meet prerequisite requirements for your program.
Request official transcripts to be sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan by the Ministry of Education:
- as soon as possible,
- after January exams and
- after June exams.
International and out of province students
- After you have applied, upload a copy of your most up-to-date report card or transcript.
- When you graduate, arrange to have your final, official transcript of marks sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan via postal mail or courier by the appropriate authority, such as your school, school board or governmental organization.
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International Baccalaureate (IB) students
- After applying for admission, upload a statement of your anticipated/predicted IB scores.
- Students enrolled in individual IB diploma courses will be considered for admission, entrance scholarships and bursaries based on individual scores out of 7 in addition to other high school (secondary) courses. Applicants should upload both preliminary statements of high school marks, such as a report card or transcript, and anticipated/predicted IB results for consideration.
- Upon completion of your IB examinations, arrange for your official IB transcript of grades to be sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan by the IB organization.
Advanced Placement (AP) students
- After completing AP examinations, arrange to have your transcript sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan (designated institutional code: 0980) by the College Board.
Students from Nigeria and Ghana - WAEC Results Submission Procedures
With your permission and required information, our office can access the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) website to confirm your results (from 1992). Scratch card outlets can be found at www.waecdirect.org/megadealers.htm. Please upload the following information on your application's supplemental items:
- Student Number (University of Saskatchewan - if known)
- 10-digit WAEC Examination Number (This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)
- Examination Year (month/year)
- Scratch Card Serial Number found on the reverse side of your Scratch card or your e-PIN Voucher Number.
- 10-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card or e-PIN
- Your permission to look at your file
- Upload a copy of your most recent transcript showing marks for all the classes you've completed and listing classes still in progress. Transcripts you upload will be considered unofficial or preliminary, but may be used to make conditional admission decisions at USask's discretion, pending receipt of your final, official transcript(s).
- Arrange to have your final, official transcript(s) sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan by the institution(s) you attended. Your institution(s) may send official transcripts electronically, via courier or by mail. Ensure you request your transcripts with sufficient time for them to arrive before any deadlines.
- If you belong to a MyCreds member institution, arrange for your official transcript to be shared with USask by generating a link via MyCreds addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-direct entry programs that require previous post-secondary education for admission (e.g. Dentistry, Medicine, etc.) often have specific requirements regarding when and how to submit transcripts and other supporting documents. Please refer to your specific program page for details.
English language proficiency
You may be asked to show evidence that you are proficient in English to ensure you are prepared to study at USask. If you’ve taken a standardized test, you will need to arrange for your results to be sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan from the testing centre.
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Verification of Indigenous membership/citizenship
If the program you are applying to:
- has seats designated for Indigenous candidates, or
- is only open to Indigenous candidates,
verification of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation is required if you wish to be considered for one of these seats.
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and proud to support academic opportunities for Indigenous students. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous students provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous membership/citizenship at USask is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy.
If the program you are applying to has seats designated for Indigenous candidates or is only open to Indigenous candidates, verification of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation is required if you wish to be considered for one of these seats.
Please visit the Indigenous Membership/Citizenship Verification channel in PAWS and proceed through the verification system.
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6. Accept your offer
When a decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified as soon as possible. If you receive an offer of admission, accept your offer of admission electronically in the application system.
Accepting your offer is required before you will be able to register for classes and access some student services.
After accepting your offer of admission, you will have access to important tools, such as:
- a USask email account where the university and your college will communicate important information to you before you start your program and while you are a student, and
- additional channels in PAWS, your personalized access to web services at USask, where you'll access class registration, tuition and fees, scholarships and bursaries, textbooks and more!
7. Plan to start
If you haven’t already, you should apply for scholarships, apply for residence (if needed) and learn what you need to know as a new USask student.