If you have attended another post-secondary institution (a university, college or polytechnic), you might be able to use the academic credits from the classes you took in a degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Process

Due to the high volumne of applications, we will only evaluate possible transfer credit for applicants and current students. We cannot complete preliminary evaluations for students who are considering an application.

We will complete a transfer credit evaluation as part of the admission process. All applicants who have completed previous post-secondary courses must arrange for an official transcript to be sent directly to the U of S by each issuing institution. Transcripts sent by email, delivered in person or mailed by the applicant will not be considered official.

If you have attended a post-secondary institution in Canada, you'll be contacted if course outlines or additional information is required to assess potential transfer credit.

Paper copies of your course outlines may be mailed to:

Recruitment, Admissions and Transfer Credit
University of Saskatchewan
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon SK  S7N 5A2 
Canada

Please indicate whether you need your paper course outlines returned.

Electronic copies may be sent by email to admissions@usask.ca. Remember that Word documents of course outlines will not be accepted. Please ensure that each outline is clearly labeled with the course name and number.

If you have attended a post-secondary institution outside of Canada, all of the following information is required if you wish to transfer credit to uSask:

  • Course syllabus
    This should include your course outline broken down by weeks, not just the calendar description of the course. Except for language courses, syllabi must be translated into English. Each syllabus must have some indication of which university of college it is from. If the detailed course information is available from the institution's official website, you may forward a link with the entire web address and Admissions will check to see if enough information is provided. Word documents of course outlines will not be accepted. All course outlines are subject to verification for authenticity.
  • Course number and name (example: English 110.6)
  • Number of hours of lecture and lab
  • Any details regarding lab course work
  • Number of credit units earned
  • List of textbooks and reference materials used, including the name and edition of each publication
  • Name of sending institution and instructor
  • Grading system (example: assignments 40%, midterm exam 20%, final exam 40%)
  • Grading scale (ie. 50%, 4-point scale)

Following an appointment with your academic advisor you may wish to appeal a transfer credit decision. You can appeal a transfer credit decision by completing an Appeal of Transfer Credit Decision form and forwarding it to the Transfer Credit Office.

Along with the appeal form, if you have never submitted a course outline for the course you are appealing, you should provide as much information about the course as you can, such as a detailed course syllabus, textbook reading list, etc. to prove that an adjustment of credit is merited.

If your transfer credit has been reviewed and you’re appealing the decision, you must provide additional evidence not previously submitted to prove that an adjustment of credit is merited (eg. examination papers, course notes, etc).

Transfer credit agreements

Many of the colleges at the University of Saskatchewan have agreements with other institutions to allow students to transfer credit from one institution to another.

The following are recommended courses for transfer to the College of Agriculture and Bioresources after first year.

University of Regina
For transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Chemistry 104, 140, Biology 100, 101, Economics 201, Math 105 or 110, English 100 or 110, and six credit units in humanities, social science or fine arts. AGRC 111.3 and 112.3 may be taken online.

For transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness: Math 105 or 110, English 100 or 110, six credit units in humanities, social science or fine arts, six credit units in natural sciences, Economics 201, 202. AGRC 111 and 112 may be taken online.

For transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management: Chemistry 104,140, Biology 100, 101, Economics 201, Math 105 or 110, INDG 100, three credits on Physical Geography, six credits of open electives.

Medicine Hat College
For transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Biology 231, 233, Chemistry 201, 250, Economics 201, 203, 6 credit units in 200-level English, 6 credit units in humanities, social science or fine arts. AGRC 111 and 112 are available online through the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Saskatchewan.

For transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness: Econ 201, 203, 6 credit units in physical science, 6 credit units in humanities, social science or fine arts, 3 credit units 200-level English and Math. AGRC 111 and 112 are available online through the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Saskatchewan.

Transfer from a Diploma to a University Degree Program

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources is currently reviewing its policies surrounding transfer credit for completed Diploma programs from post-secondary institutions. Transfer agreements are being developed to allow block transfer of credit into specified majors in the College. In some cases minimum average requirements in the diploma may be in place.

Lakeland College
Under an articulation agreement between Lakeland College and the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources, graduates of the Conservation and Restoration Ecology, Environmental Conservation and Reclamation, and Environmental Protection Technology programs at Lakeland College are eligible for 60 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer into the Environmental Sciences or Soil Science Fields of Specialization in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree or to the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management (Resource Science).

Lethbridge College
Graduates of the Renewable Resource Management and the Environmental Assessment and Restoration Diplomas may be eligible for up to 60 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer to the Environmental Sciences or Soil Sciences Fields of Specialization in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree or to the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management (Resource Science).

Medicine Hat College
Graduates of the Environmental Assessment and Restoration and Renewable Resource Management Diplomas may be eligible for up to 60 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer to the Environmental Sciences or Soil Sciences Fields of Specialization in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree, or to the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management (Resource Science).

Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)
Under an articulation agreement between Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, graduates of the Integrated Resource Management program, Woodland Campus are eligible for 60 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer to the Environmental Sciences or Soil Sciences Fields of Specialization in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree, or to the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management (Resource Science).

Beijing Institute of Technology - Dual Undergraduate Degree Program in Economics

Under a 2+2 articulation agreement, undergraduate economics students registered at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) who have successfully completed the first two years of studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are eligible to apply to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) for admission and transfer to the U of S undergraduate Economics and Business Economics degree programs.

Briercrest College

Under an articulation agreement, students who have completed at least 30 credit units of a post-secondary certificate, diploma or program at Briercrest College, with a minimum average of 60%, are eligible to transfer at least 50 percent of their courses into the College of Arts & Science at the University of Saskatchewan. Students completing a degree through the College of Arts & Science must meet the College’s residency requirements. Students completing one-year certificates at Briercrest are not covered by this agreement, but may be eligible to receive transfer credit on a course-for-course basis. Please refer to the Course-for-Course Equivalents list above to see a list of courses commonly accepted for transfer credit from Briercrest College.

Capital Normal University

Under an articulation agreement, students who have completed their second year in the Life Science, Biology Stream program at Capital Normal University are eligible for 57 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer into the four-year or honours Biology programs within the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) - BioScience Technology Diploma 

Under an agreement, students who have completed the BioScience Technology Diploma program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic are eligible for 60 units of transfer credit upon transfer into the four-year or honours Biology program within the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) - Business Certificate Program

Under an agreement, students who have completed the Business Certificate program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic are eligible for 30 units of transfer credit upon transfer into the second-year Business Economics program within the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) - Chemical Technology Diploma Program

Under an articulation agreement, students who have completed the Chemical Technology diploma program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic are eligible for 60 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer into the four-year or honours Chemistry programs within the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) - Computer Systems Technology Diploma Program

Under an articulation agreement, students who have completed the Computer Systems Technology diploma program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic are eligible for 54 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer into the four-year or honours Computer Science programs within the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) - GIS Resource Management Certificate Program

Under an articulation agreement, students who have completed the GIS Resource Management Certificate program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic are eligible for 30 credit units of transfer credit upon transfer into the four-year Environment & Society program within the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Xi’an Jiaotong University- Joint Undergraduate Degree Program in Sociology

Under a 2+2 articulation agreement, undergraduate Sociology students registered at XJTU, who have successfully completed the first two years of studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are eligible to apply to the U of S for admission to transfer to the undergraduate Sociology degree program.

Similarly, undergraduate Sociology students registered at the U of S who have successfully completed the first two years of full-time studies in the College of Arts and Science are eligible to apply to XJTU for admission to transfer to the XJTU undergraduate Sociology degree program.

Students will receive an equivalent number of credit units at both institutions to begin study in their third year. If an admitted student meets degree requirements from both universities, the student can obtain bachelor degrees from both universities.

University of Lethbridge

The College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan has signed an articulation agreement with the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge. This agreement grants graduates of the Engineering Transfer Program with advanced standing in a Bachelor of Science in Engineering program.

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT)

Graduates of SIIT’s one-year Business Certificate program or two-year Business Diploma program will qualify to transfer either one or two years towards the four-year Bachelor of Commerce degree offered through the Edwards School of Business. Edwards will allow students to transfer up to 60 credit units (out of 120) of transferable courses from another institution.

Aboriginal Finance Officers Association of Canada (AFOA)

The Edwards School of Business has developed a transfer articulation agreement with the Aboriginal Finance Officers Association of Canada (AFOA) to allow students graduating from the Aboriginal Financial Management (AFM) Diploma program to transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) program at the Edwards School of Business and receive advanced standing for up to 1 and a half years of study.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Graduates of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's one-year Business Certificate program or two-year Business Diploma program (with an Accounting, Human Resources, Management or Marketing speciality) will qualify to transfer either one or two years towards the four-year Bachelor of Commerce degree offered through the Edwards School of Business. Edwards will allow students to transfer up to 60 credit units (out of 120) of transferable courses from another institution.