Off Campus Student Information
The College of Arts and Science offers students the opportunity to study at several locations throughout the province.
Off-Campus Program Information
Once admitted to the College of Arts and Science you may choose to study as a full-time or part-time student with one of the following regional partner sites: Cumberland Regional College in Melfort; Great Plains College in either Swift Current or Kindersley; Northlands College in La Ronge; North West Regional College in North Battleford; Parkland College in Yorkton; U of S Program in Prince Albert and St. Peter’s College in Muenster.
Hundreds of students choose to begin their university studies off campus, and have been doing so since 1987. All degree courses offered through the off-campus sties have exactly the same value as courses offered on the main campus. University instructors are subject to the same standards as sessional instructors on campus and are approved by the Department Heads and Dean.
The staff at your off-campus site are there to provide assistance and guidance when you need it. At the same time, we are only a phone call or email away and are more than willing to answer any questions you may have, just contact us. Below you can find some information and links to some of the most important information for off-campus students.
Tips for Success in Your First Year
- Stay On Top of It All. Do work as it is assigned; set aside time to keep up. Don’t let procrastination cram you with responsibilities!
- Time Management.Creating a study schedule is a time management method that can reduce your level of stress by identifying the necessary amount of time for studying, and how to use that time wisely. This link provides helpful resources related to time management. https://libguides.usask.ca/studyskills/timemanagement
- Attend Class and Engage. Class time is scheduled for your learning benefit. Take advantage of the time and money you’ve invested by paying attention as well. You can check Facebook after class!
- Ask for Help When You Need It. It is important to develop skills as an independent learner, but none of us can do everything on our own. Become aware of student support services on campus and don’t be shy to utilize them. More strategies for success can be found here.
Declaring Your Major
What is a major?
- An area of specialization
- Usually requires between 30-60 credit units in the subject of the major (depending on the subject and the type of degree)
- Students can declare their major through PAWS
Benefits to Declaring a Major
- Arts & Science Tab
- Student Academic Services Channel
- “click here to change it”
- Select major and degree from the drop down menus
- Get priority for enrolling in courses required for your major
- Become eligible for specific scholarships relating to your major
- Receive information about, guest speakers, internships, new courses, social events and job opportunities relating to your major
- Overall, students with a clear goal achieve higher grades and better outcomes
Your cumulative weighted average (CWA) is a general indicator of your academic performance.A CWA is based on two factors:
- The grade you receive in a course.
- The number of credit units attached to the course
Promotion standards: The minimum requirements for continuing as a full-time student in the College of Arts & Science are based on the C.W.A. calculated from the weighted grades of all courses attempted, including failures.
|Credit Units Attempted||Promotion Standards||Probation||Required to Discontinue|
|18-30||56%||55.99-50.00%||49.99% and below|
|31-60||58%||57.99-54.00%||53.99% and below|
|61 +||60%||59.99-58.00%||57.99% and below|
Moving from off-campus to on campus studies
If you are an Arts and Science student admitted as a regular applicant studying at one of the off-campus sties and have met the promotion standards, you are eligible to return as a student in the College of Arts and Science either on or off campus. You are not required to complete an application for admission for on-campus studies the following year. Simply register for on-campus courses once second year registration opens, which is typically in the third week of June.
Off Campus Courses
A complete list and description of courses offered and class schedules can be found in the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education Program Guide athttp://ccde.usask.ca/sites/ccde.usask.ca/files/CCDE/DOC/PDF/DOC_Bulletin.pdf.
Off-Campus Regional Partners
For information about the off-campus opportunities please contact the program co-ordinator at your nearest off-campus site.
Cumberland Regional College
Box 2320, Melfort SK S0E 1A0 306.752.2786 www.cumberlandcollege.sk.ca
Save money by living at home and working towards your university degree! Cumberland College offers a wide range of first and upper year University of Saskatchewan classes throughout Northeast Saskatchewan. Quality education is available to you through lectures, televised, videoconference and online instruction. Our first year students find the transition to university level studies much easier with numerous support services provided at Cumberland College. Access to professors and tutorials play a huge factor in the success rate of our students. Most of the classes are offered once a week which allows students more time
for their studies, to work their part-time job or to participate in extra-curricular activities. Apply
to the generous scholarship program with over $62,000 awarded annually!
NOTE: Students registering in the online classes will have access to the computer labs in Melfort, Nipawin, Tisdale and Hudson Bay to work on classes, prepare papers and conduct Internet searches.
Great Plains College (Swift Current)
Box 5000, 129 2nd Avenue N.E., Swift Current SK S9H 4G3 306.773.1531
Great Plains College serves Southwest Saskatchewan. Each campus is a distance education site for distance delivery via satellite. Great Plains College also offers you the convenience of learning closer to home. Students registering in Web-based/Online classes noted below will have access to computer facilities in Swift Current, Gravelbourg, Maple Creek and Shaunavon.
Great Plains College (Kindersley)
514 Main Street, Box 488, Kindersley SK S0L 1S0 306.463.6431
A first year of U of S Arts & Science is available at all sites and friendly staff are available at all Learning Centre sites to assist you. We offer counseling, essay writing assistance, group discussions and tutoring at no charge to the student. Students registering in Web-based/Online classes noted below will have access to computer facilities in Biggar, Kindersley, Macklin, Outlook, Rosetown and Warman.
NORPAC (Northern Professional Access College)
Box 5000, 1328 La Ronge Ave, La Ronge SK SOJ 1LO 306.425.4411
An extension of the Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP), NORPAC was established in 1989 to provide northerners with opportunities to prepare for a variety of careers. This program enables students to take first and second year Arts and Science courses in the north. NORPAC serves as a bridge to university and professions and students move to the main campus for the remainder of their degree.
Box 509, La Ronge SK S0J 1L0 306.425.4353 or 1.888.311.1185
Northlands College services the vast expanse of Saskatchewan’s north. Through SCN capabilities, northern residents have considerable access to university course opportunities. As well, Northlands College program centres in La Ronge, Buffalo Narrows and Creighton provide career and program counselling, student academic support and course facilitation. Through distance learning opportunities, students may select a program to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Northern Studies. Northlands College will be offering the pre-Nursing program this year, with access to the full Nursing program in following years. Call toll free, 1.888.311.1185. NOTE:
Students registering in the Web-based/Online classes noted below will have access to computer facilities in Buffalo Narrows, Creighton and La Ronge.
North West Regional College
10702 Diefenbaker Drive, North Battleford SK S9A 4A8 306.937.5100
North West Regional College provides you with the opportunity to take your first year U of S classes closer to home. Smaller class sizes and support from family make it easier for you to make the transition into university studies. Classes are available in North Battleford via lecture and distance delivery. The other location offering satellite-delivered programming is Meadow Lake. A wide range of student support and services are provided. Check out our website at www.nwrc.sk.ca to learn more.
NOTE: Students registering in the Web-based/Online classes noted below have access to computer facilities in North Battleford and Meadow Lake. NWRC does not provide specialized software that may be needed for a specific class.
200 Catherine Street, Yorkton SK S3N 4G4 1.866.783.6766
Invest in your future by enrolling as a student at Parkland College. You receive a quality education when you attend Parkland College. We utilize the latest computer technology in our region. Satellite distance education courses, available through SCN, provide convenient educational opportunities to the rural residents of our region. PC has the largest off-campus University program, offered through a regional college, in Saskatchewan. There are more
reasons why you should experience PC. While receiving the education you require, the benefit of continuing to reside in your community will help alleviate financial strain. Smaller classrooms allow for more personalized instruction. The atmosphere at Parkland College is relaxed and friendly. The staff and management are always eager to help. You are important to us at Parkland College.
NOTE: Students registering in the Web-based/Online classes noted below will have access to computer facilities in Yorkton, Melville, Canora.
Prince Albert Off-Campus U of S Program
Room 253, Academic Centre, 1100 15th Street East, Prince Albert SK S6V 7S4 306.953.5345
Whether your educational goal is a degree in medicine or education, social work or fine arts, the U of S offers a complete first and second year Arts & Science Program in Prince Albert that can get you on your way. Many professional Colleges require that students complete one to two years of studies in the College of Arts & Science, such as the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Education, Nutrition and Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine, and the variety
of classes offered in Prince Albert can satisfy the first-year requirements of each of these Colleges. Students may also complete the first year from the College of Agriculture & Bioresources in Prince Albert. Additionally, the Prince Albert Program provides the two years of Arts & Science courses required for the University of Regina Social Work Program.
The Prince Albert Off-Campus Program offers a vast selection of classes, with the added bonus of smaller class sizes. Students have on-site access to a University of Saskatchewan counselor for counseling and program advice. The program is housed in the Woodland Campus Academic Centre, with amenities such as well-equipped science and computer labs, a math/science tutorial centre, a university writing centre, and access to library services, a cafeteria, and recreational services including a gym and weight room.
St. Peter’s College
Affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan RPO Box 40, Muenster SK S0K 2Y0
St. Peter’s College, located in Saskatchewan’s heartland, offers the best of both worlds: a friendly and supportive learning environment, along with excellent instruction and access to the University of Saskatchewan. Michael Hall, the heart of the campus, is a designated heritage building set in beautifully landscaped grounds. It stands as a testament to a tradition that spans a century of Benedictine commitment to education and community development. These classes are all University of Saskatchewan classes for which St. Peter’s College provides space and equipment. Tuition for WEB and TEL classes is set by the University of Saskatchewan.
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