Academic Upgrading

Academic Upgrading

Education opens doors - to better jobs, better pay, and better career choices. If gaps in your education are holding you back, check out academic upgrading at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. We can help you unlock those doors and build a brighter future.

Sask Polytech offers academic upgrading at all four campuses, free of charge.

Enrollment in academic upgrading is restricted to adults 19 years of age and older or 18 years of age and out of school for at least one year.

Each campus has four intakes per year. Regina campus also offers three intakes of evening classes.

Literacy Level I

Literacy Level I gives you the basic skills you need for work or school. 

Literacy Level I is an introductory program that helps improve reading, writing, listening, speaking skills and computer literacy. It also covers interpersonal skills, lifelong learning and basic math.

Literacy Level II

Literacy Level II gives you the basic skills you need for work or school. 

Literacy Level II lets you continue building your literacy skills and prepare for entry into Adult 10.

Math Literacy

Math Literacy gives you the basic skills you need for work or school. 

Our literacy math programs start at your math skill level. Maybe you need to remember how to work with whole numbers or fractions?  Maybe it’s ratios that need some work? Literacy programs will help you with everyday math skills and prepare you for more advanced math in your future studies

Adult 10

Adult 10 opens doors to job training programs. 

The Adult 10 program is an important step up the career ladder, whether you want to continue your education or move into the workforce. The program helps:

  • improve your communication, math, science and social science skills;
  • learn how to think critically and make information decisions; and
  • explore personal growth and life-long learning in life/work studies.

Upcoming start dates include:

  • September 4, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • February 1, 2019
  • April 29, 2019

Adult 12

Adult 12 prepares students to achieve high school graduation.

Completing the Adult 12 program allows students to obtain the academic requirements for application to post-secondary programs or for employment that requires high school graduation. All 30-level classes meet the curricula requirements of the Ministry of Education. Adult students are not required to have 10- or 20-level prerequisites before enrolling in 30-level classes, but the prerequisites are strongly recommended to ensure sufficient skill development for successful completion. Students who already have credits at the 20- or 30-level from other Saskatchewan schools can apply eligible credits toward their Adult 12 completion. Credits earned outside Saskatchewan may also contribute toward Adult 12 completion.

  • Textbooks are loaned to students while attending classes. Textbooks must be returned upon completion or leaving. Further registrations will not be allowed if there are financial holds related to missing materials.
  • Each campus has a daily limit for courses. A combination of evening and day courses in the same session may be taken only with approval from the program head. Students currently enrolled in LINC cannot register for daytime or evening courses.


  • The entire Adult 12 program is available by enrolling in daytime classes.
  • Upcoming start dates include:
    • September 4, 2018
    • November 14, 2018
    • February 1, 2019
    • April 29, 2019
  • Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of language proficiency before being accepted.
  • All campus locations require daytime applicants to write an ACCUPLACER test. This placement test helps ensure students get started in the right program. After the test, students may need to wait until a seat becomes available before being invited in for orientation and course selection prior to enrolment.


  • Start dates vary between campuses but are included with each course offering listed below.
  • Attendance at the first night of classes is mandatory. Students are expected to attend all classes and write all exams.
  • Classes may be cancelled if there are not enough students enrolled.  


Get started with your continuing education and register for an upcoming Adult 12 course offering! 

Course listings are currently unavailable


Learn more about the admission process for all Academic Upgrading through contacts in these campus cities. If you're interested in the daytime courses, call the campus city phone number listed below.

Call 306-691-8282 for more information or contact

Call 306-765-1717 for more information or contact

Call for more information:

  • 306-775-7489 (daytime and evening)
  • 306-775-7463 (evening information, recorded message)

Or, contact

Call 306-659-5727 for more information or contact