Greetings from our team at the the University of Saskatchewan (USask)!

We'd like to share the exciting news that our online U-Start pre-orientation sessions are open for registration for all new admitted undergraduate students in summer/fall 2021. At U-Start, students will connect with their colleges, learn how to register for classes and how to access resources for a smooth transition to university.

In this issue:

  • USask president's update on fall planning;
  • Application deadline extensions for programs in Edwards School of Business (May 15), Engineering (June 1) and Agriculture and Bioresources (July 1) for Canadian citizens and permanent residents;
  • Summer, fall and winter registration, including an exciting class in Edwards School of Business and the Arts and Science Transition program;
  • The Student Employment and Career Services has now become Career Services, with the same goal of supporting students in career and skill development.

Last but not least, keep checking out our events page for a list of activites for students to connect with our team and learn more about USask programs and application processes.

As always, please let us know what you need in your role to support prospective students as they consider their futures and post-secondary education opportunities at USask. From all of us here at USask, thank you for all you do.

USask president's update on fall planning

In a recent release on May 5, USask President Peter Stoicheff announced that:

"While we are preparing to have many programs, classes and labs return to in-person delivery in September, and much more than we had in this past term, the Fall Term should be considered “transitional” as we will continue to offer some classes remotely. We will likely not complete our full transition out of pandemic operations until at least January 2022, at the beginning of Winter Term."

Read the full statement.

U-Start registration is open!

We're excited to meet our new admitted undergraduate students at U-Start events in May and June.

By attending, students admitted in summer/fall 2021 will get ready for their next important post-secondary milestone: class registration!

Students can sign up for colleges sessions and student services sessions. By participating, they will learn:

  • how to choose and register for classes,
  • how to get a head start,
  • where to get help, and
  • what they need to know before September.
Students attending USask this year can also find resources on our new students website.

Colleges' application deadlines extended

Canadian citizens and permanent residents can still apply for admission to

The deadlines for international students remain unchanged.
Requirements and deadlines
How to apply

Joint admission

Students who do not meet USask's English language proficiency requirement are encouraged to apply for joint admission to their degree program of choice and our English for Academic Purposes program.

The deadline to apply for joint admission to any direct-entry degree program for the 2021 Fall Term is July 15; however, we encourage students to apply early.

Arts and Science Transition Program

Do you have a student who is thinking of applying to the College of Arts and Science, but are not certain if their marks meet the entrance requirements? Would they benefit from comprehensive support during their first year, and a tight-knit community of other students to study with?

The Arts and Science Transition Program may be a great fit! Students may submit an Application for Admission and select “Arts and Science Transition” as their first-choice program when applying for admission. Visit the Arts and Science Transition Program webpage for more information!

Summer, fall and winter registration

Starting USask in the summer term

Starting classes in the summer term is a great way for students to get ahead in their degree program, lighten their course load for the upcoming fall and winter terms or complete a prerequisite needed for a future class.

In line with federal and provincial requirements regarding COVID-19 prevention, summer classes will be offered primarily remotely (e.g. online) with limited in-person instruction where circumstances permit. No matter if classes are in-person or remote, students will receive a rich and rigorous education—with access to study help, health and wellness resources, events and workshops and much more. 

These summer class options are particularly popular with first-year students:

  • LING 110, Introduction to Grammar
    July 5-23 (quarter 3)
  • Math 102, Precalculus Mathematics
    July 5-August 17 (summer term)
  • Math 110, Calculus I
    July 5-August 17 (summer term)
  • Math 164, Introduction to Linear Algebra
    July 5-August 17 (summer term)

Students can learn more about starting university in the summer here or requesting a start term switch here.

Print and display the USask summer poster and USask summer digital screen ad.

Learn about summer classes

Time to get ready to register for fall/winter classes

It's time for new USask students to start planning what classes they are going to register in for the 2021 fall and 2021 winter terms. Students are encouraged to save their draft class schedules in PAWS using the Plan Ahead tool, which will make registering for classes easier.

Class registration information will be emailed to students and is available on our classes and registration page. Students who sign up to be part of a Learning Community (LC) or are starting classes in the College of Engineering will receive additional class registration instructions since the class registration process is slightly different for these groups.

Important class registration dates:

April 1 - Sign-up opens for Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways First-Year LCs in the College of Arts and Science.

May 3 – June 9 - Sign-up period open for:

May 7 - Fall and winter term classes are viewable in the class search (class instruction information, i.e. online vs. in-person, will be finalized later in the spring).

May 17 - The earliest date and time a student can register is viewable in PAWS.

June 7 - Starting at 7:30 am, registration opens for students in Learning Communities and for some Huskie athletes.

June 12
  • Starting at 9:30 am, registration opens for first-year students entering the College of Arts and Science and College of Education*.
  • Starting at 12 pm, registration opens for first-year students entering the Colleges of Agriculture and Bioresources, Engineering, and Kinesiology, the Edwards School of Business and the School of Environment and Sustainability.

*First-year Education students and students entering the Kinesiology/Education Combined Program must register for Education LCs as part of their program requirements along with their other classes.

Class registration information

Are your students planning to take a math course in their first year at USask? 

Whether new USask students are looking to complete their quantitative requirement for a Bachelor of Arts degree, thinking about becoming a teacher or planning to major in mathematical physics, most new students take an introductory math or stats course in their first year. But how do students choose which one to take?

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has developed a new web page to help students figure out which introductory math or stats course is right for them. Please feel free to share this page with your grade twelve students. Also, don’t forget that the Math Readiness Assessment is available to students who need to take a calculus course for their program, and want to be prepared for the course they choose to register in.

Next year's Grade 12 students can get a head start with Edwards' COMM 101 Early Start

Students entering Grade 12 in 2021 have the opportunity to get a head start on their degree by taking COMM 101, an online business course offered by Edwards School of Business.

With COMM 101 Early Start, students can:

  • find out whether commerce is right for them,
  • discover what major they’re interested in,
  • possibly earn a scholarship for future degree, and
  • earn high school credit.

Read and share Brayden’s story about his experience taking COMM 101 through the Early Start program.

Encourage students to apply on Edwards' COMM 101 Online page by June 30, 2021 to start in September 2021.

Career planning should start sooner than you think 

Staff at Career Services (formerly Student Employment and Career Centre) know that exploring and preparing for a career can be exciting but may leave students feeling overwhelmed and confused. The good news is, it’s never too early to start, and Career Services can help! 

Once a student has been admitted to USask, they can book an appointment with a career educator, attend employer events, apply for jobs posted in the Career Services job portal and access online resources. Learn more at the Career Services web page for students and read the recently published article.

Other upcoming events


Students (grades 10-12) interested in an undegraduate degree can discover the paths to their inspiring future career through our exclusive USASKSparks webinars.


Application workshops

Meet our recruiters for a walkthrough to apply for USask!
We'll offer these events for domestic students who have a mid-August application deadline for the College of Arts and Science:

**The events with asterisks target MAINLY grade 12 domestic students who have mid-August application deadlines for the College of Arts and Science. Grade 11 domestic and international students and their supporters are also welcome to attend.**

Instagram Live events

We host Instagram Live events on the @usask.future.students Instagram channel every week!

Here are some upcoming events:

  • Thurs. May 13, 3 pm, College of Arts and Science
  • Thurs. May 20, 3 pm, Edwards School of Business

Follow us on Instagram to be notified of upcoming live events, and visit our channel to find videos from all of our past live events!

Drop-in Q&A Wednesdays

Did you know students can book a 20-minute appointment with a USask recruitment officer to answer any questions about admission requirements, scholarships, housing and more?

Appointments are available for students interested in applying to undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Agriculture and Bioresources, Arts and Science, Education, Engineering, Kinesiology and Edwards School of Business.

USask News

COVID-19 Updates

For more information about the University of Saskatchewan's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit
Find information for prospective and incoming students on the Prospective and incoming students page.
Read stories about the USask community coming together to support one another on the USask Unites page.
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