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Questions? We have answers
Choose from the links below to read about topics of interest to new and current students. If you don’t see your question or answer here, contact the Trish Monture Centre for Student Success to chat with an advisor.
- How do I self-declare my Aboriginal Ancestry?
- If I self-declare, does that mean that I am automatically in the Aboriginal Student Achievement Program?
- If I’m not in an ASAP course or learning community, can I access the supports of the Aboriginal Advisors at the Trish Monture Centre?
- How can I meet other Aboriginal students and receive additional social and academic supports?
- Are you a student parent? Here are some links to information on housing and daycare You may also be interested in connecting with other Parents on Campus
- Are you receiving Post-Secondary Band Funding?
- Where can I get my Final Grades and Official Transcripts?
- Can an Academic Advisor release information to my Post-Secondary Coordinator?
- How do I opt out of the USSU Health and Dental Plan?
- Go to www.ihaveaplan.ca
- Select "Opt Outs" on the right hand side of the screen under the heading “COVERAGE”
- Select "Opt Out Now" on the left hand side of the screen
- Here you will provide a copy of your Treaty Card or proof of other Health and Dental Plan coverage.
- What is the Common Experience Payments (CEP) Benefit and how can I take advantage of it?
- Other questions specific to your experience as a First Nations, Inuit or Métis student? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
No—ASAP is an ‘opt-in’ program with limited seats in ASAP courses and learning community cohorts. To learn more about it, and whether ASAP courses are a good fit with your learning journey, explore the ASAP website
Yes—Absolutely! The College of Arts and Science is committed to the success of all students, and recognizes that First Nations, Inuit and Métis students benefit from the expertise of Academic Advisors who are familiar with factors affecting their education, educational funding, cultural perspectives and home communities. Our Aboriginal Advisors approach each student as an individual, regardless of the program and courses that they are registered in.
The College of Arts and Science, and University of Saskatchewan as a whole, has a vibrant Indigenous student community—meet other students, and find advocacy and support, by connecting with:
Note: Even if you are Band funded, the university still holds you, the student, financially responsible for paying your tuition. This means that if your tuition and/or fees are paid late, you will have a “HOLD” placed on your account. When this happens, you will not be able to add classes, see your final grades, or order transcripts until the fees are paid in full.
Note: there is a charge for Official Transcripts. To confirm to your Funding Agency that you are registered, please see: “How do I get a Confirmation of Enrolment to send to my funder”.
Information can only be released to your Post-Secondary Coordinator if you have provided the Academic Advisor with a current, signed copy of the Authorization to Release Information form. You can obtain the form by clicking here. A copy will be kept on your student file within our Undergraduate Student Advising and TMC Offices.
Former Residential School students who received Common Experience Payments are eligible for a one time Personal Credit of up to $3,000 that can be used towards tuition, fees, books and computers at Educational Entities such as the University of Saskatchewan. These Personal Credits can also be signed over to a relative who is in an educational program. If you are unsure about this benefit or you think you are eligible and have questions about the Redemption Forms you can contact Student Central (the main contact there is Brett Suwinski at 306-966-1233 or email@example.com but any Student Central Officer can answer questions at 306-966-1212, firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person in the Administration Building) or Lennard Fox at Student Accounts and Treasury (at 306-966-4597 or in person at E40 Administration Building).
- Which courses and learning communities are offered through the Aboriginal Student Achievement Program and the College of Arts & Science
- How do I add or drop a class?
- When are the add/drop deadlines for classes?
- Where do I find my final exam schedule?
- Where can I find the requirements for my degree?
- What does my average need to be to continue on in university next year? What does my average need to be to graduate? What can I do if my marks aren’t high enough?
- Where can I get a tutor?
- Free Math and Stats Help
- Free Writing Help
- Paid Private Tutoring
- You can also go to a respective College/Department to ask about tutoring services
- Hire a Tutor
- Learn more about Strategies for Academic Success!
- Learning is a ‘whole’ experience. While you’ll be building your intellectual knowledge base as a student, be sure to support yourself by attending to your physical, mental and spiritual health during your studies. Connect when you need to with:
- Our Aboriginal Advisors at the Trish Monture Centre for Student Success
- The Student Wellness Centre provides both urgent and non-urgen physical and mental health care to U of S students and their spouses and children
- Meet with an Elder visits can be facilitated by our Aboriginal Advisors, and through the Aboriginal Student Centre —pipe ceremonies, sweats, and other cultural and social events are hosted for students throughout the year at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre , with a Smudge and Share held each Monday at 9:30 during the academic term
- Bring Your Family to annual social events like the “Old Time Métis Dinner and Dance" hosted by the Aboriginal Student Centre, Indigenous Achievement Week, National Aboriginal Day, and our University of Saskatchewan Graduation Powwow
- USASK Faith Leaders – University Chaplains can meet with students for one on one conversations related to religion, faith and spiritual wellness — and many offer workshops, worship and social events throughout the year
- Access and Equity Services advocates students requiring academic accommodations based on disability, religion, culture, family status and gender identity
- Did you know, all U of S students have membership at the College of Kinesiology Physical Activity Complex (the PAC) Fit Centre? Try classes for free the first week of each academic term, visit the pools, rink, running track, climbing wall and gym, and watch for Health and Fitness Seminars throughout the term