Applying for admission to direct-entry programs

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

While the application deadlines for some programs have already passed, we are continuing to accept new applications for admission from within Canada and from abroad for programs in:

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

Submitting documents

After you have submitted your application for admission, upload your most up-to-date transcript, report card or other statement of marks and any other required items that appear in your Supplemental Items list.

USask can consider you for conditional admission based on the information you are able to provide at this time.

If you receive an offer of conditional admission, your letter will contain the conditions you will be required to meet, such as providing your official transcripts before you start your classes.

Conditional admission means you are admitted to the University of Saskatchewan but you need to meet certain conditions before you can start taking classes. The most common condition is arranging for an appropriate authority to send us your final, official transcript(s) once you have finished your current program or year of study.

Remember you can be considered for conditional admission without your final, official marks. Upload your most up-to-date transcript or report card to be considered for conditional admission.

If you think your final marks will be delayed past the start of your intended entry term, let us know by email at admissions@usask.ca. We are actively working on solutions to minimize the impact to applicants, including document deadline extensions. We will consider your situation and work with you to determine if it will be possible for you to provide your final marks before your planned start date, or if your admission will need to be deferred to a future term.

English language tests

Due to the suspension of common English language tests like IELTS and TOEFL, USask will accept Duolingo English Test (DET) scores for undergraduate direct-entry programs only for admission to the 2020-21 academic year.

Please refer to the English proficiency requirements page for up-to-date information about acceptable proof of English language proficiency:

  • Undergraduate direct-entry 
    (Agriculture and Bioresources, Arts and Science, Education, Edwards School of Business, Engineering, Kinesiology)

Some undergraduate programs at USask have higher English language proficiency requirements:

The University of Saskatchewan offers joint admission to bachelor’s degree programs + ESL at the USask Language Centre for students who meet the academic requirements for admission but cannot provide proof of English proficiency.

Contact the Admissions Office at admissions@usask.ca to be considered for joint admission.

Admission deferrals

If you will be unable to arrive in time for the start of your planned entry term, let us know at admissions@usask.ca. For direct-entry programs, your admission will not need to be deferred. You will be able to register for classes in any later term in the same academic year.

For example: If you have been admitted to the College of Arts and Science for the 2020 Summer Term, you can register for and start classes in the 2020 Fall Term or 2021 Winter Term instead.

If you need to start your program later this academic year, we recommend you also contact an academic advisor in your college to discuss how a delay in your start term might affect your program progression.

Your admission may need to be deferred or, in some cases, you may need to reapply if you will not be able to begin classes until 2021 Spring Term or later.

If you have been admitted to a non-direct entry or professional program, such as dentistry, law, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, etc., you should contact the college to which you have been admitted directly.

Spring and summer terms

Spring and summer 2020 classes will be held in an online (remote) delivery mode only. As not all spring and summer classes are suited to online delivery, it is anticipated there will be some changes to the classes offered.

If you are a student currently registered in a class in spring or summer, you will be notified of any class cancellations or changes. Also, with the change to remote delivery, some colleges may decide to add new offerings to the spring and summer calendar, so please continue to check class listings and availability.

If your university exams will be delayed due to measures enacted to combat COVID-19, please contact the academic unit to which you have applied (contact info will be on program page) to let them know. They will consider your situation and work with you to determine if it will be possible for you to provide your final marks before your intended start term, or if your admission will need to be deferred to a future term (available for many programs, but not all).

International students

We are working as quickly as possible to identify barriers and make all accommodations possible to help international students enroll at USask in upcoming terms.

Please watch for further updates posted to this page and sent to international applicants by email.