Arts & Science Transition Program


What is the Transition Program?

Thinking of applying to the College of Arts & Science, but your marks fell short of the entrance requirements? Do you want comprehensive support during your first year, and a tight-knit community of other students to study with? The Arts & Science Transition Program may be just what you need!

The Transition Program provides a supportive learning environment that helps students overcome common first-year university challenges. Students in the Transition Program can register in a maximum of 18 credit units per year or 9 credit units per semester.

Who should apply?

  • Students under 21 whose high school grades do not represent their academic potential

How do you apply?

  • Submit an application to the University of Saskatchewan online: Application for Admission  
  • Select “Transition Program” when prompted to choose program
  • Arrange submission of your final high school transcript and any final post-secondary transcripts if you have attended any other post-secondary institutions

Minimum academic requirements for admission

  • Secondary level standing  
  • Five subjects with the highest grades will be used to calculate an admission average:
    • One Grade 12 English
    • One Grade 12 Math
    • Three other Grade 12 subjects with highest grades


Registration for 2015-16 is now closed.

University Transition Program Learning Communities

A Learning Community (LC) is a small group of first-year students who take classes together and share some common interests. Arts & Science Learning Communities are designed to ease the transition into university by providing our first-year students with valuable opportunities to make friends, study and explore ideas together, and to develop the academic and personal skills to achieve their goals.

Transition students gather in a weekly UTRAN Hour led by two senior student Peer Mentors who facilitate sessions on study skills, goal setting and stress management; help students access academic, health, and other support services; and organize information sessions and social events. Today's Peer Mentors and many campus student leaders started university in a Learning Community, where they developed the friendships, confidence and skills that set them apart.

Peer Mentors

Contact Us

General Office & Reception

(306) 966-3242 
(306) 966-2004

Adil Afzal

Academic Coach 
(306) 966-2701

Paul Gustafson

Transition Program Advisor
(306) 966-7555

Sheryl Prouse

Arts & Science, Director of Student Advising
(306) 966-5213

Jessica Dyck

Trish Monture Centre for Student Success, Administrative Assistant
(306) 966-2004