Transition Program Overview
Thinking of University in September? Did you graduate from high school but your marks didn’t quite meet University of Saskatchewan entrance requirements?
The Transition program may be just what you need!
The Program was designed specifically for students whose high school grades fall below the College of Arts & Science’s admission requirements. With small classes – a maximum of 25 students, innovative instructors, and numerous other support and advising services, the Transition Program equips its students with the tools they need to be successful at the University of Saskatchewan.
The Transition Program provides a supportive and close-knit learning environment that helps students make the jump from high school to university.
A unique and popular program, the Transition Program believes that all students—regardless of their academic performance in high school—can be successful at the U of S, given the necessary tools.
No matter what your future goals entail, the Arts & Science Transition Program is here to help you get there. Many of our students have gone on to become successful university students and now enjoy a renewed self-confidence – accomplishments that we take pride in and help make possible through unparalleled student support and guidance.
- To build the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful start to a degree program
- To strengthen reading, writing, research, study, and critical thinking skills needed for effective university studies
- To provide academic and personal support in the form of workshops, tutorials, and individualized assistance
- To ensure that new students become involved in and familiar with the University of Saskatchewan and Royal West campuses, benefitting from all the services and activities available
The Transition Program operates out of the Saskatoon Public School Division Royal West Campus at 441 Witney Avenue North, a facility shared between the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon Public School Division.
The Program offers:
- the opportunity to take up to three first-year university courses per term (18 credit units per academic year)
- the opportunity to qualify for admission to a degree program after one year of study, while earning credits that count toward your degree
- the opportunity to complete/upgrade Grade 12 high school marks
- small class sizes
- selected courses providing supplemental instruction classes to support student success
- an on-site computer lab, and a quiet study area and student lounge
- recreational programming and social events
- on-site support services, such as the Writing Centre, career advising services, a university life-skills course, and comfortable study areas
Students who wish to expand their course selection may be eligible to take a limited number of courses on the U of S main campus (up to 3 credit units per academic year). Contact an Arts & Science Transition Advisor for more information. After successfully completing 18 credit units, students can remain in the College of Arts & Science and begin studies on the U of S main campus, or they can apply to the college of their choice as a Transfer Student.
In this small and supportive environment, it is easy to make new friends and take part in a variety of recreational and social events organized both on and off site. The helpful instructors and academic advisors help ensure that students grow both personally and academically, equipping them for a successful future at the University of Saskatchewan and beyond.
As University of Saskatchewan students, those in the Transition Program have access to all U of S services and facilities, such as libraries, computer labs, math and writing help, Aboriginal student services, disability services, student employment resources, and health and counselling services.