When you Apply
Step 1: Start your online application
You'll be directed to ApplyAlberta — a centralized online application used by most Alberta post-secondary institutes.
Step 2: Create an account
- You'll start by creating a Secure Identity and Access Management System (SIAMS) account. Take note of your user name and password. You will need this information to access other SIAMS services such as the Alberta student loan application.
- You might already have an account if you've ever attended — or applied to — an Alberta post-secondary institute. Do not create a new account. Contact ApplyAlberta if you've forgotten your user name or password.
Step 3: Find your ASN
- All Alberta students are assigned an Alberta Student Number (ASN). Find yours at the Learner Registry.
- If you've never been to school in Alberta, you will be issued an ASN when you start the application.
Step 4: Authorize transcripts
- Authorize SAIT to request your Alberta transcripts so your final grades are transferred electronically to SAIT at no cost. After you write your diploma exams, your final transcript will be sent to SAIT.
- If you went to school outside of Alberta, find out how to submit your transcripts and documents.
Step 5: Fill in your personal and academic profile
After you finish completing your personal information, you'll be required to enter your academic history. This includes any high school and post-secondary institutes you've attended and the grades you have — or will — achieve in the subjects required for admission to your program of choice.
Depending on where your transcripts are from, you'll need to do the following:
Alberta high school and post-secondary education
- If you're currently taking — or planning to take — courses required for admission to your program, you need to enter your anticipated final grades in the High School Courses and Marks section. We will use these marks to determine program eligibility before your final grades are available.
- You don't need to enter grades for courses you've already completed as we'll receive your transcript to-date right away.
Canadian high school and post-secondary education
- If you're currently taking — or planning to take — courses required for admission to your program, you need to enter your anticipated final grades in the High School Courses and Marks section.
- If you've already completed a course required for admission, enter your final grade. We will use these marks to determine program eligibility before your final transcript is available.
- Enter the schools you've attended in the High School and Post-Secondary History section.
- You don't have to enter grades for courses you've completed or are currently taking. You will need to fill out an Anticipated Final Grades form after you finish the online application. We will use this to determine program eligibility before we get the results of your document assessment.
Step 6: Select SAIT and choose your program
Select the application type — full-time for most programs — and choose the admission term when your program starts. You will need to know when your program starts (i.e. fall, winter or spring) because if you choose the wrong admission term, your program of choice will not be listed under the Planned Course of Study options.
Step 7: Submit your application
You'll need a Visa or MasterCard to pay the $50 application fee.
Step 8: Send us your transcripts or anticipated final grades
If you did not complete the High School Courses and Marks section in the online application and you're currently taking a course required for admission or waiting for a document assessment, make sure you fill out an Anticipated Final Grades form. We will use this to determine program eligibility until we receive your final transcripts and documents.
After you apply
We will send you an email with your SAIT ID number and instructions to monitor your application about a week after you apply.