Admission deadlines, U-Start, Learning Communities, summer classes, Math Placement Test, Secondary School Art in the Library, USask news, COVID-19 updates, upcoming dates and deadlines.
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News for Prospective Students

On behalf of the University of Saskatchewan (USask), we hope both you and your students are doing well during these challenging times.

USask will be offering full-time programming in all colleges for Fall Term 2020. We are currently determining how classes will be delivered, whether in-person or through remote delivery (e.g. online). An official decision is expected in mid-May and will be communicated to you and your students as soon as possible.

If you have any questions we can help with, we encourage you to contact us at or (+1) 306-966-5788.

Admission deadlines

Many programs at USask are still accepting applications. These are the deadlines to apply to begin studies in Fall 2020. 

*Applicants are encouraged to apply early since class registration opens in June.
How to apply

U-Start is USask's annual pre-orientation event to help new students prepare for university.  

This year, U-Start will be delivered online via webinars, videos, live chats and other resources. This includes content from our six direct-entry colleges, student services and more.

U-Start will run May 25 - June 12. More detailed information will be provided to you and your students by mid-May. 

In the meantime we encourage students to visit the New Students webpage
Learning Communities sign-up is open

Learning Communities (LCs) are one of the best ways for new students to ease the transition to university.

An LC is a small group of students who take common classes together and meet regularly to build community and develop skills necessary in the university environment.

Being in an LC gives students the special opportunity to meet upper-year students, alumni and advisors through a variety of informative, fun, interactive and helpful LC Hours. Students also have the chance to build skills, engage with ideas and learn more about themselves through the various activities offered in their LC.

Sign-up for most LCs is open until June 11 at midnight. ISAP LCs will remain open until filled.

Summer classes for newly admitted students 

Newly admitted students can take an online class this summer and get a head start on their degree. 

Examples of summer classes include:

  • INTS 100 - Strategies for Academic Success 
  • GEOL 108 - The Earth and How It Works
  • PSY 120 - Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology
  • MATH 102 - Precalculus Mathematics
View more classes and learn how to register
Math Placement Test

The Math Placement Test (MPT) has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Some academic programs previously required students to obtain a certain mark on the MPT prior to registering for Math 110. This prerequisite has been removed.

Other academic programs did not require the MPT as a prequisite but used it so students could self-assess their math skills prior to taking MATH 121, MATH 123 or MATH 125.

Students are encouraged to speak to an academic advisor in their college to determine which math course is best for them and how to prepare.

Secondary School Art in the Library

Secondary School Art in the Library (SSAIL) is an annual initiative that introduces high school students to visual arts programs at USask. Students participate in workshops with USask instructors and then showcase their artwork at the USask Murray Library. 

The most recent exhibit features artwork from Centential Collegiate in Saskatoon.

We invite you to view the current and previous exhibitions online

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.

Learn facts, tips and prevention about staying well during COVID-19.

Upcoming dates and deadlines

May 15
• Deadline for Saskatchewan residents to apply for admission to the Certificate in Dental Assisting program

May 18
• University services closed for Victoria Day

June 1
• Deadline for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international applicants to apply for admission for 2020 Fall Term (September) for:
          -Agriculture and Bioresources
          -Edwards School of Business

•Deadline for international applicants to apply for admission for 2020 Fall Term (September) for:
          -Arts and Science 

July 1
• Deadline for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international applicants to submit transcripts and other supporting documents for:
          -Agriculture and Bioresources
          -Edwards School of Business

•Deadline for international applicants to submit transcripts and other supporting documents for:
          -Arts and Science 

August 15
• Deadline for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to apply for admission and submit transcripts and supporting documents for:
          -Arts and Science

For more information about admissions, view our viewbooks and college brochures, and our admissions website
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