New Students

The Admission Process

Now that you’ve been accepted into the graduate program, what’s next?

Step 1:  Paperwork sent to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Once you have received an offer of admission from a prospective supervisor, your admission is reviewed and approved by the Chemistry Department Graduate Chair.  At that point, paperwork is submitted to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) for processing and their formal approval.  CGPS will review your documents and list any requirements that must be fulfilled prior to registration or during the begining of your course.

Some examples of these requirements are:

  • Completion of English proficiency requirement by submitting an original TOEFL report.
  • Provide originals of degree certificates (if you have not already done so).
  • Proof of satisfactory completion of current degree (if you are still in a B.Sc. or M.Sc. program when you apply to our program).
  • Satisfactory completion of a particular course in your first term (Chem 801.6).

Step 2:  Acceptance/offer letters

When your admission is formally approved by CGPS, they will provide the graduate secretary with an acceptance letter for you.  This will be sent to you by courier along with a letter of offer from the Department.  This generally occurs within 2 to 4 weeks from the time your paperwork was submitted to CGPS.

Step 3:  Accepting the offer

After you have received the acceptance and offer letters, we ask that you let us know if you are accepting the offer of admission.  To accept the offer, log on to your online application and select 'Yes, I will attend the University of Saskatchewan' button at the bottom of the application summary page.

If you are an international student, there are number of things you must do prior to your travel to Canada.  You can find this information here.

Step 4:  Arrival and registration

You do not need to register for any classes before you arrive in Saskatoon to begin your program.  If you wish to do so, however, or need to do so for any reason, please contact the graduate secretary for instructions and information.

Your offer letter from the Department includes a date by which you must arrive in order to attend the Orientation and TA training, a mandatory part of your graduate program.  If you are unable to arrive by the specified date, it is important to notify your supervisor as soon as possible and see if alternate arrangements can be made.

You may be required to defer your admission to a future term if you are unable to arrive in time for the Orientation and TA training.

We are here to help you through the process of preparing to arrive and begin your graduate program.  It’s best if you keep the graduate secretary and your supervisor advised of the progress of your study permit application (for international students) and travel plans.