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Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Located in central Calgary, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is a polytechnic institute serving over 16,000 students. A leader in applied research and innovation, SAIT encourages collaboration between industry and education. SAIT offers two bachelor degrees, four applied bachelor's degrees, 66 diploma and certificate programs and 30 Apprenticeship programs. Transfer options allow students to receive credit from other post-secondary institutions. Over 300 distance education and 1,800 continuing education and corporate training courses provide flexible options for learning. Agreements with post-secondary schools in the United States, Singapore and Australia allow SAIT students to experience international learning. Students enjoy a campus recreation centre that includes a swimming pool and ice arena. Students interested in competitive sports can challenge themselves in basketball, cross-country running, curling, hockey, soccer and volleyball. Campus amenities include two student residences and instructional facilities with 57 computer labs, 66 e-learning classrooms, and 90 per cent wireless coverage. Information sessions are held throughout the year for prospective students. In addition, prospective students can participate in Student for a Day or attend the fall and spring Open House events, which offer two days of displays, activities and tours.

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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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Application Date

First Day Applications Accepted

October 21 Fall Term
June 1 Winter Term
October 21 Spring Term

Last Day Applications Accepted

Applications are accepted for each intake until classes start, unless stated otherwise in admission information.


Standard Admission Requirements

To be granted admission to SAIT, an applicant must satisfy one of the following: 1) Possess an Alberta High School Diploma (or equivalent) and satisfy the program admission requirements or, 2) Qualify as a Mature Student and satisfy the program admission requirements. For more information on mature students please refer to the Admissions section of our online calendar at Please review the admission requirements as listed within each program. Some programs require additional information to be included with the application. In all cases applicants must meet the admission requirements outlined. English Proficiency: All applicants to SAIT Polytechnic must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada. English Language Proficiency is a requirement for all SAIT Polytechnic programs. For more information, please refer to the English Proficiency section of our online calendar at Upgrading: Adult applicants who do not have the educational requirements for the program of their choice may wish to consider registering in the SAIT Academic Upgrading program as outlined in this calendar. For upgrading options, please refer to the Academic Upgrading section of our online calendar at International Students: All non-residents must meet the admissions requirements outlined in the Admissions section of the academic calendar, and meet the required English Language Proficiency requirement. For more information please refer to the International section of our online calendar at

Standard First-Year Admission Requirements

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