Admission Requirements

Apply as EARLY CONDITIONAL ADMISSION (as early as February) 

  • Have and maintain a 70% average
  • Preliminary marks are calculated until final marks are available
  • Official Final marks need to be submitted by August 1st

Applicants currently completing high school may be eligible for an Early (Conditional) offer of admission based on preliminary high school marks. Students who will complete Grade 12 by June are encouraged to apply for Early (Conditional) Admission.

To apply, applicants must complete and return an application for admission along with the non-refundable application fee. Applicants must also arrange to submit a preliminary statement of grades. Preliminary statements will be accepted following semester 1 of the applicant's Grade 12 year and must list final Grade 11 marks, semester 1 final Grade 12 marks and courses the applicant is registered in for semester 2. To be eligible for Early (Conditional) Admission, applicants must meet the minimum average of 70% on the subjects for admission. Because of enrolment limitations, the average for acceptance to some colleges may be higher than the stated minimum. For early applicants, the admission average will be calculated using the final marks for completed subjects and the projected or estimated marks for the subjects in progress.

Early (Conditional) Admission applicants are accepted conditionally and must arrange with Saskatchewan Learning or with the appropriate provincial Department of Education or other office maintaining such official records, to have an official statement of high school standing forwarded directly to Admissions, Student and Enrolment Services by August 1. Statements of high school standing will not be accepted from students directly, nor will unofficial or photocopied documents be accepted in place of official documents. Applicants will retain their acceptance only if the final marks are received and the required admission average has been maintained. A final acceptance letter will not be issued unless required for student permit purposes. 

Required grade 12 classes

  • Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30 or Earth Science 30, or Computer Science 30
  • History 30 or Social Studies 30 or Native Studies 30
  • 30-level language other than English or a Fine/Performing Art
  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

Two deficiencies among above subjects are permitted but must be cleared prior to entering second year of study.

Admission Averages

If you are currently enrolled in high school, we will calculate your 70 % admission average using this five-mark formula:

  • One English
  • One math
  • Three other approved subjects:
    • Maximum of two natural sciences
    • Maximum of two social sciences or humanities
    • Maximum of one fine or performing art

Schedule an appointment with ARLENE BEAR, ITEP Academic Advisor, to evaluate transcripts and average.

This applies for a transfer from other colleges at University of Saskatchewan

For Current U of S Students: Undergraduate students who are currently registered at the University of Saskatchewan and wish to transfer to another undergraduate college must apply for admission. The application fee and documents are not required.

Schedule an appointment with ARLENE BEAR, ITEP Academic Advisor, to evaluate transcripts and average.

This applies for a transfer from another university or college.

For Canadian University Transfer to the U of S: Students who have pursued post secondary-level study at another post-secondary institution. Students may be awarded transfer credit on a course-by-course basis for courses equivalent to those taught at the University of Saskatchewan. Official documents attesting to the post-secondary educational credentials of applicants, former students and current U of S students are routinely evaluated for consideration of possible transfer credit.

The following eligibility requirements for Special (Mature) admission apply to all program routes for the Bachelor of Education degree, including the Indian Teacher Education Program


Special (Mature) admission is meant only for students without Grade 12 Standing and/or who do not qualify for Regular Admission. To be considered for Special (Mature) admission, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • They are at least 21 years of age by the first day of classes;
  • They have not previously attended university of college OR have completed less than 18 credit hours of post-secondary coursework;
  • They do not meet high school requirements (this includes not having Grade 12 standing, as well as having deficiencies in the required Grade 12 courses/pre-requisites);
  • They have an admission average that below the minimum requirement.

Note:  A student who meets the minimum admission average but is deficient in the required courses of study can hold Special (Mature) student status.

Required Documents

  • A written request for Special (Mature) Admission.This is a letter explaining your choice to enter the College of Education, education and career goals, and overall desire to return to school. Speak to your ability to undertake university-level study and let us know whatever else you think might be relevant to your request for Special (Mature) Admission. 
  • Your Current Resume. This will help us understand what you have been up to since high school and how you have become the person you are today.
  • Proof of Age. A copy of your driver’s license or birth certificate.
  • Official Transcripts
  • High School
  • Postsecondary (If applicable)
  • Proof of Other Credentials (if applicable). Copies of supporting documents* covering any non-credit programs you might have completed (e.g. Business College, job-related courses, Adult Basic Education, General Equivalency Diploma) should be included with your written submission.

*Although you are only required to submit one application for admission and application fee, you will be required to prepare a separate package of supporting documents for each college to which you are applying for Special (Mature) Admission.

Things to know

  • Certain Grade 12 subjects are pre-requisites for particular courses. For example, you would require Biology 30 if you planned to apply for Special (Mature) Admission to the Bachelor of Education-Secondary program route and planned to have Biology as one of your Teaching Areas (major or minor)
  • You may be required to appear for an interview as part of the admission procedure.
  • If you are accepted, you may be restricted to fewer than the usual number of classes in your first year of study.
  • It is recommended that you take advantage of the study skills workshops offered by the Student Learning Services.

Special (Mature) Admission is competitive and admission is not guaranteed. The admission decision is based on your written submission, demonstrated academic potential, successful completion of the required prerequisite subjects and in some cases an interview.

How to Apply

Submit On-Campus (SASKATOON) application before May 1st directly to the ITEP office.
Submit Off-Campus (see Community Program for list of locations) application before July 1st directly to the ITEP office.
We will only consider applications that are fully complete. The checklist for a completed application is as follows:
  1. Completed ITEP Application Form
  2. Official High School Transcripts sent directly to the ITEP office.
  3. Official Post-Secondary Transcripts (if applicable) sent directly to the ITEP office.

** note** Criminal Record Check & Vulnerable Sector Check are required by school divisions before being placed in a school. 

The ITEP application is used in lieu of the U of S application.

If you are a NEW student, please complete the new student application forms.

If you are a RETURNING student, please complete the returning student application forms.

  • You can print and fill out the pdf version of the form then mail it to the address below.
  • You can also digitally complete the Word version of the form and email it to It can also be mailed in to the address below.

Indian Teacher Education Program
Room 1254 - 28 Campus Drive
College of Education
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 0X1
Phone: (306) 966-7686 Fax: (306) 966-7630

Official transcripts are sent directly from the Ministry of Education to the Indian Teacher Education Program with the office address below:

  • If you are a current or former U of S student you will not need to submit official U of S transcripts**
  • If applicable, transcripts from post-secondary institutions other than the U of S must be sent directly to the Indian Teacher Education Program with the office address below.

Indian Teacher Education Program
Room 1254 - 28 Campus Drive
College of Education
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 0X1
Phone: (306) 966-7686 Fax: (306) 966-7630

An acceptance letter will be sent in late May to successful applicants.

Included in the letter is:

  • Request of $90.00 application fee (non-refundable). Send the fee directly to the ITEP office immediately.
  • Attend the mandatory registration seminar in July. At this session the students will register for fall and winter classes (Term One and Term Two). This information is included in the acceptance letter.

If you have applied for admission on-line at the university website, contact the ITEP office immediately.  Otherwise we might not receive your name or application.