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Important Dates

2017/18 Academic Year

Fall 2017Winter 2018Spring/Summer 2018
Sept. 5 to Dec. 15, 2017 Jan. 8 to April 27, 2018 May 7 to Aug. 17, 2018

The dates listed below are based on a standard 15-week semester that begins on the term start date.

Spring/Summer 2018

May 2018
2 Applications open for full-time programs starting in winter 2019
7 Spring/summer classes commence
7 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length
18 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
18 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
18 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning for the spring/summer term and receive a full tuition refund 
21 Victoria Day - Institute closed
26 SAIT Start
June 2018
12 - 14 Spring convocation ceremonies
July 2018
1 Canada Day
2 Institute closed in observance of Canada Day
6 Calgary Stampede Parade Day - Institute closed until 1 pm
20 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses)**See below
20 Final day to withdraw by receiving recognition of prior learning credit for the current semester courses, no tuition refund. (15-week courses)**See below
August 2018
1 Final transcript deadline for fall term applicants
6 Civic Holiday - Institute closed
7 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in September (most full-time programs)
17 End of spring/summer term

 


2018/19 Academic Year

Fall 2018Winter 2019Spring/Summer 2019
Sept. 4 to Dec. 14, 2018 Jan. 7 to April 26, 2019 May 6 to Aug. 16, 2019

The dates listed below are based on a standard 15-week semester that begins on the term start date.

Fall 2018

August 2018
27 - 31 Fall orientation week
September 2018
3 Labour Day – Institute closed
4 Fall classes commence
4 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs*
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length
14 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
14 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
14 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning for the fall term and receive a full tuition refund 
25 Final day for new students to opt-out, opt-in or add family SAITSA Health and Dental Benefits Plan
For programs starting Sept. 4, the deadline is Sept. 25, 2018. If your program starts on a different day, your deadline is 21 days from the program start date.
October 2018
3 Applications open for full-time programs starting in fall 2019
8 Thanksgiving Day - Institute closed
11 Fall convocation ceremony
19 - 20 Open House - submit one free application
November 2018
11 Remembrance Day
12 Institute closed in observance of Remembrance Day
18 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses)**See below
18 Final day to withdraw by receiving recognition of prior learning credit for the current semester courses, no tuition refund. (15-week courses)**See below
December 2018
1 Final transcript deadline for winter term applicants
10 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in January (most full-time programs)
10 - 14 Final exam week
14 End of fall term
25 - 31 Winter break - Institute closed

Winter 2019

January 2019
1 New Year's Day - Institute closed
2 Institute open
4 Winter orientation
7 Winter classes commence
7 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs*
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length
18 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
18 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
18 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning for the winter term and receive a full tuition refund 
28 Final day for new students to opt-out, opt-in or add family to the SAITSA Health and Dental Benefits Plan
For programs starting Jan. 7, the deadline is Jan. 28, 2019. If your program starts on a different day, your deadline is 21 days from the program start date.
February 2019
9 SAITConnect
18 Family Day - Institute closed
19 - 22 Reading Week - no classes with the exception of apprenticeship programs, unless otherwise stated
March 2019
20 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses)**See below
20 Final day to withdraw by receiving recognition of prior learning credit for the current semester courses, no tuition refund. (15-week courses)**See below
April 2019
1 Final transcript deadline for spring/summer term applicants
8 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in May (most full-time programs)
18 - 26 Final exam week
19 Good Friday - Institute closed
22 Easter Monday - Institute closed
26 End of winter term

Spring/Summer 2019

May 2019
1 Applications open for full-time programs starting in winter 2020
6 Spring/summer classes commence
6 Add/Drop period begins for most full-time programs
*The date for the Add/Drop period is based on term length
17 Fee payment deadline for continuing students (most full-time programs)
17 Add/Drop period ends for most full-time programs
17 Final day to receive recognition of prior learning for the spring/summer term and receive a full tuition refund 
20 Victoria Day - Institute closed
25 SAIT Start
June 2019
11 - 13 Spring convocation ceremonies
July 2019
1 Canada Day - Institute closed
5 Calgary Stampede Parade Day - Institute closed until 1 pm
19 Withdrawal deadline (15-week courses)**See below
19 Final day to withdraw by receiving recognition of prior learning credit for the current semester courses, no tuition refund. (15-week courses)**See below
August 2019
1 Final transcript deadline for fall term applicants
4 Fee payment deadline for new students starting in September (most full-time programs)
5 Civic Holiday - Institute closed
16 End of spring/summer term

Notes:

* Add/Drop period: The timeline to add and/or drop courses is based on your program, and the number of weeks you’re registered in for a specific term (see below). Not all programs allow add/drop. Please consult your Academic Chair or Coordinator to ensure you can add or drop a course from your program.
AC.3.1: Grading and Progression Policy

Term LengthAdd/Drop period
13 or more weeks Second Friday from program term start date
8-12 weeks First Friday from program term start date
2-7 weeks Two days from program term start date
Less than two weeks There is no add/drop period

**Withdrawal Deadline: The last day to officially withdraw from a course or program and receive "W" grades. To be assigned a “W” grade, a student must withdraw prior to completing 70% of the course/program.

AC.3.1: Grading and Progression Policy

Clearing an Incomplete Grade: Incomplete grades (“I”) must be cleared within eight weeks from the end of the course.

Remedy a Course Deficiency: To remedy a deficient grade, you must apply to your Academic Chair or Coordinator within 30 calendar days of the end of the course.

Dates are subject to change.

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