Because each home-based learner's experience may be unique, we consider each application for admission on a case-by-case basis to ensure we can be as fair as possible.


As a home-based learner, you can apply for admission to any college at the University of Saskatchewan that accepts applicants directly from high school. These include:

  • Agriculture and Bioresources
  • Arts and Science
  • Education
  • Edwards School of Business
  • Engineering
  • Kinesiology

To be considered for admission, you must show that you meet the prerequisite requirements of your college of choice. You must also either meet the minimum admission average to be considered for your college of choice or we may consider you for admission using a combination of other assessment tools.

When you apply for admission, you may be asked to provide the following documentation.

Provincial examinations or standardized test results

You can be considered for admission if you complete Saskatchewan Ministry of Education provincial examinations (or other provincial equivalents) in order to:

  • meet the prerequisite subject requirements of your college of choice, and
  • meet the college's minimum admission average (calculated following our five-subject admission average formula).

If you have completed these exams, you will need to arrange for an official transcript to be sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan. For more information, visit the How to apply page.

We also accept independent third-party examinations, including standardized achievement tests like:

  • the SAT I (institutional code SAT 0980) with a minimum score of 1100
  • the ACT (institutional code ACT 7025) with a minimum average of 24

Home-based or independent assessment tools

As a home-based learner, you should also plan to provide the following documentation to help us understand your educational background and future plans:

  • Home-based school transcript with details of all Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses taken
  • Educational portfolio
  • Resumé
  • Letter of intent describing your educational goals and interests

We may also request an interview and/or request additional information to help us make a decision.

Special (mature) admission

If you are 21 years of age or older, you may be considered for Special (Mature) Admission to any direct-entry college.

How to apply

  1. Fill out the online application for admission.

  2. In the Academic History section, answer 'Yes' when prompted to indicate you were home-schooled.

  3. After submitting your application, review your list of required supplemental items and arrange for all required documents to be submitted for review by the Admissions Office.

  4. If you have any questions, contact us and we would be happy to help.