Students are required to register for Graduation before the specified deadline date. Manual registration and online registration processes will be available.
Apply to graduate:
Credit Requirements for Graduation:
Students must successfully complete all required courses to graduate. All course requirements must be completed within ten (10) years for a baccalaureate, seven (7) years for a diploma or applied degree, or five (5) years for a certificate program. This time limitation begins on the date that the student started the first course in the credential. If a student does not complete the graduation requirements within the graduation timelines, he/she should meet with the academic chair/ coordinator to discuss options for completion.
Note: If the final attempt of a course results in failure, the student may continue in other courses; however, a SAIT credential will not be issued. This time limitation begins on the date that the student started the first course in the credential
Grade Point Average Requirements:
Students must achieve the required CGPA of 2.0 in order to graduate.
To obtain a SAIT credential, students must complete at least 50% of the credential's courses through SAIT, and may use no more than a maximum of 50% transfer credit and/or challenge exams and/or prior information or non-formal learning towards that SAIT credential.
Graduation Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
Policy AC.3.18 Recognition of Prior Learning and its accompanying procedures provide the guidelines for students to obtain credit based on previous learning, successful completion of a challenge exam, or previous informal and non-formal learning. Generally, the guidelines include compliance with the residency requirement, an 80% content match with the SAIT course outline, a minimum grade of 65%, and completion of credit courses within the last five years.
For a student to be awarded an Honours designation on a SAIT parchment, the following conditions must be met:
- the student has a cumulative program grade point average of 3.8; and,
- the student passed all courses on the first attempt; and,
- the student has completed the graduation requirements of the program within the specified time restriction (five years for a certificate and seven years for a diploma or applied degree or baccalaureate); and,
- the student has met the residency requirement and used a maximum of 50% transfer credit towards a SAIT credential; transfer credit does not include any SAIT course previously used to obtain another SAIT credential; and,
- the program in which the student is enrolled is approved by the Alberta government.