Deferring is delaying your attendance to a future intake. If you have paid your deposit and are unable to attend, Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers two deferrals free of charge to a future program start date. Non-attendance will result in tuition deposit fee forfeiture. Please request deferral in this circumstance. If you wish to change programs while deferring, a new application is needed and the standard application process applies.

Accepted applicants who have paid their deposit have the option to defer their application to the next available intake. You are limited to deferring two times free of charge.
Deferral requests must be submitted no later than the fifth day of the program. Deferrals open May 30 for the next academic year.
International students may defer their studies up to two times free of charge. If an international applicant has already deferred their start date two or more times prior to June 30, 2023, Sask Polytech will allow them to defer one additional time without penalty.

If you wish to defer, please fill out the deferral form below. You will receive a new letter of acceptance within 5-10 business days after your form is submitted. Do not complete a withdrawal form. Completing both a deferral and a withdrawal form will cause delays. Sask Polytech will process the program withdrawal, which may lead to losing both your application status and your non-refundable deposit.

The deposit you have already paid will be moved and applied against tuition and fees for the next start date. There is no guarantee a seat will be available in the next term when the program is offered. An updated letter of acceptance will be provided 5-10 business days after submission. You are not reissued a receipt. Please use your receipt previously provided.

If you wish to defer please fill out the deferral form below. A confirmation message is provided on submission and follow up upon completing the form is not necessary.

Defer an existing application


Many of our programs are in demand and have capacity limits. If a seat is not available in the intake for which you apply, you will be placed on a waitlist. If a seat becomes available, additional applicants are accepted with priority given to those on the waitlist. At this point, you will receive an acceptance letter. This letter will provide information about your learning experience at Sask Polytech including information about the non-refundable deposit, which is applied against tuition and fees.

Waitlists are not transferred to the next academic year. You must reapply for a seat in a following academic year.

Applicants interested in a future intake in the same academic year, must request that their application be moved to that intake for consideration. Once notified, Sask Polytech will move your application to the next available intake only if a seat is open for admission.


Withdrawing your application is a final admission decision that closes your application status with Sask Polytech. You will need to reapply should you wish to attend a program in the future.

You must withdraw no later than the fifth day of the start of the program.

If you have been refused a study permit, you must withdraw. To be eligible to receive your deposit back (less an administration fee), a withdrawal form and the study permit refusal must be dated within ten business days of each other. Withdrawal for other reasons results in your tuition deposit being forfeited. See section 3.0 in the Tuition and Fee Procedure (pdf) for more information. 

If your study permit has been refused, you must withdraw your application. Your seat deposit will be refunded (minus an administrative fee). You may apply to a Sask Polytech program again in the future.

If you wish to withdraw, please fill out the withdrawal form below. A confirmation message is provided on submission and follow up upon completing the form is not necessary.

Complete the withdrawal form

*Sask Polytech login required.

Alternatively, you can access the form from your mySaskPolytech account. For password assistance see our Password Manager Guide