Check Application Status
Submitting required documentation
After you have submitted your application and paid your application fee, you will be able to log back in to your application to upload supplemental items and send out reference requests to your referees. The required items vary by program - some examples of items you may see listed include unofficial transcripts and copies of degree certificates, writing samples, statements of research interest, etc.
If you are offered admission to a USask program, you will be required to have official copies of some documents such as transcripts to be sent directly from the issuing institution to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS). There is no need to have official documents sent prior to receiving an offer of admission.
Changes to your application
If you applied to the wrong term or program or need to make any other changes to an application that you have already submitted, you need to contact the academic unit of the program you applied to.
If you need to complete or make changes to an application you started but did not submit you can log back into your application and complete the changes yourself.
Graduate students are students of the academic unit or department with their chosen program. This is called your academic home. All graduate students are registered students in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS). Academic units review applications and decide who will be reccomended for admission. CGPS reviews these recommendations to ensure minimum admission standards are met, and issues the official admission letter.
The admission process for graduate students is a two-step process.
After you have submitted the online application, the academic unit will receive notice and will be able to:
- Make sure all supporting documents have been received and the application fee has been paid;
- Review your academic background and, where applicable, your English test results;
- Make sure, where applicable, that there is a faculty member willing to supervise you;
- Review your letters of recommendation;
- Make a determination on departmental scholarships, fellowships or other funding;
- Make a decision on recommending you for admission to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, or notify you by email or letter that your application was not successful.
The second step involves a CGPS Graduate Programs Advisors who will:
- Review the recommendation submitted by your academic unit;
- Ensure all eligibility criteria have been met;
- Either approve your admission into the CGPS and issue you formal letters of offer of admission or work with the unit recommending your admission to satisfactorily resolve any issues.
As soon as a decision about your application has been made:
- You will be notified and can log in to your account to review your decision letter;
- If your application was successful, you will be prompted to accept your offer of admission online through your account;
- Be sure to read your letter carefully to learn if there is anything further you need to do as you prepare to start your program.
Before you arrive
You do not need to have been admitted to submit your application to live in residence and you are encouraged to apply early.
Take care of student business
Before you begin your studies at uSask, there are several important tasks you will need to do. Some things should be done before you arrive on campus. Others can only be done in-person.
Access the Grad Hub
The College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) offers you an online Grad Hub to learn important information about beginning your studies at USask and transitioning to grad school, mapping out your plan for completing successfully your program, finding services and resources to navigate your student life at USask, and much more.