Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Note: A small number of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs are designated as high demand, involving a specific high-demand admission process and requirements.


If you are applying to a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program, you must arrange for your final, official high-school transcripts to be sent to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Enrolment Services by mail directly from the institution or organization maintaining official records at the time of application. If you are still in high school, your final official transcript must be received by August 1.

To be eligible for admission based on post-secondary credits, related post-secondary transcripts must be submitted within 60 days of the date of application.

To be eligible for transfer credit, related post-secondary transcripts must be submitted at the time of application by international students, or at the time of applying for transfer credit for domestic students.

Admission to Saskatchewan Polytechnic constitutes admission to a specific program, managed by a specific campus, and based on specific admission criteria.

Admission requirements are established for all approved programs. They are stated on each program's official web page and published in official print materials.

The established admission requirements consider the academic rigor, curriculum content, industry standards and other factors directly related to a student's success in the program.  Admission requirements may change in accordance with Sask Polytech Policies and Procedures.

Admission requirements may include the following factors:

  • minimum grade levels
  • minimum average grades
  • minimum grades in required courses
  • minimum scores on admission exams
  • demonstrated proficiency in specific skills
  • demonstrated successful work experience in a designated field
  • demonstrated successful completion of a relevant post-secondary education course(s) and/or skills training
  • specific licenses, professional memberships or eligibility for licensure or membership
  • evidence of good character
  • minimum age requirement where required by statute
  • special admission provisions

Where Saskatchewan Polytechnic requires a specific grade level standing as an admission requirement, the following may be used (or approved equivalents from another province or country), as applicable:

  • Saskatchewan Regular grade level
  • Saskatchewan Adult 10 or Adult 12
  • Saskatchewan GED 12 *
  • Modified Saskatchewan grade level subjects (11, 21, 31)
  • 15 passed credits (includes apprenticeship level) from a recognized post-secondary institution

* GED 12 is accepted in lieu of the grade level for all high-demand programs for which an overall average is not required.

Where no specific prerequisite subjects and no overall average are required, an applicant may generally present regular (10, 20, or 30 level), or modified (11, 21, or 31 level) courses. Alternate courses (18, 28, or 38 level) are not acceptable. Check specific program web pages for any additional exclusion concerning modified courses.

Where specific subjects or an overall average are required, only regular (10, 20, or 30 level) courses are accepted.

Where Saskatchewan Polytechnic requires a specific grade level standing plus a specific overall average, the following subjects are used in the overall average calculation:

  • English Language Arts A30
  • English Language Arts B30
  • highest grade in 20 or 30 level social studies*
  • highest grade in 20 or 30 level mathematics*
  • highest grade in a 20 or 30 level science*
               *  A maximum of two 20-level subjects will be used in the overall average calculation

Some programs require minimum grades in specific courses, or a minimum average in specific courses.


Acceptable Saskatchewan social studies courses are:

History 20 Native Studies 20 Social Studies 20
History 30 Native Studies 30 Social Studies 30
 Economics 30 (completed prior to September 1999)


Acceptable Saskatchewan mathematics courses are:

Calculus 30 Mathematics C30
Foundations of Mathematics 20 Pre-calculus 20
Foundations of Mathematics 30 Pre-calculus 30
Mathematics 20 Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20
Mathematics A30 Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 30
Mathematics B30  


Acceptable Saskatchewan science courses are:

Biology 20 Environmental Science 20
Biology 30 Geology 20
Chemistry 20 Geology 30
Chemistry 30 Health Science 20
Computer Science 20 Physical Science 20
Computer Science 30 Physics 20
Earth Science 30 Physics 30

Saskatchewan Polytechnic approved post-secondary alternatives to high-school admission requirements (pdf) have been established for some specific programs.

Applicants are considered qualified when the application is complete, the application fee is paid and there is evidence that all admission criteria have been met (or are being satisfactorily met) and have been received by Enrolment Services.

Applicants may apply to more than one program by submitting an application, fee and required documentation for each program.

Program Enrolment Capacities

Saskatchewan Polytechnic sets and adjusts enrolment capacities based on employment opportunities and available resources.

Registration of Unclassified Students

Applicants are permitted to register as unclassified students in selected courses of a credit program for personal interest or future credit without being admitted to that program. Saskatchewan Polytechnic determines the point when unclassified students must apply for admission.


Some Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs include a keyboarding requirement. Testing is available through Testing Services, and is administered at Test Centres on each Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus. The fee for service is set in accordance with current Tuition and Fees. Results are submitted to Enrolment Services directly from the Test Centre.

Applicants may also arrange to have results submitted directly from another invigilating test centre. The required test length is indicated on the program web page. Results must include gross words per minute, net words per minute, and the percentage of accuracy. To be valid, testing must have occurred within the last 12 months.