Things to Do
If you were offered early (conditional) admission to the U of S, we need your final, official transcript to complete your admission.
In most cases, you must arrange for your final, official transcript to be sent to us by your provincial Ministry of Education or another appropriate authority.
Check your application status online to ensure that we have received your final transcript, which is displayed as High School Transcript on your application summary.
- Read any communication your college sent you. Certain letters and emails will help you select the right classes and direct you to available help. Some stuents may need to speak to an academic advisor before registration.
- Make a tentative class schedule in advance. Browse through your college’s information in the Course and Program Catalogue to learn what courses are included in programs that interest you. Ensure you have more than one schedule planned out becasue some classes fill up very quickly.
- Register for classes in PAWS.
The registration function in PAWS will only be available after your access date.
The Academic Calendar lists important dates and deadlines, such as:
- Tuition payment deadlines
- Withdrawal deadlines
- Beginning and end of term
- Beginning and end of final examinations
- When the university is closed
To avoid lineups, visit the Bookstore early to buy your textbooks, or purchase your textbooks online to get them delivered right to your door for a flat delivery fee of $11.95 + GST. Find out what textbooks you require in the My Textbooks channel in PAWS.
To avoid lineups, pick up your student ID card at the Bookstore early. Identification is required when getting a student card (e.g., drivers’ license, passport or citizenship card). You will require a student ID card to write exams, borrow library materials and access the physical activity complex. Meal plans for students living in residence are also tracked using student ID cards.
If you are an undergraduate student, activate your U-Pass at the USSU Information Centre in the Place Riel Student Centre. For more information, visit the USSU’s website. If you are a graduate student, activate your U-Pass at the GSA Commons (Emmanual & St. Chad building). For more information, visit the GSA’s website.
But wait! First things first—be sure to get your student ID card before getting your UPass—available from the Bookstore.
If you are already covered by a health and/or dental plan, consider opting out of the USSU/GSA health and dental plan at ihaveaplan.ca.
Government student loans can help you finance your education and are interest-free while you are undertaking your studies. To determine whether you are eligible for either federal or provincial/territorial student loans, and to find out how to apply, visit students.usask.ca/loans.
Make sure the university has your legal name recorded correctly and that your address and emergency contacts are up to date. Update your personal info here.
Find out the tuition payment deadlines in the Academic Calendar.
A statement of tuition, student fees and other balances owing will be sent to you; however, payment is due regardless of whether or not you received a statement. You can also view your statement in the Tuition and Fes channel in PAWS.
The statement can be paid by any of the following methods:
- In-person, online or by telephone banking
- At your bank
- By mail
- Online by credit card through PAWS—MasterCard is the only credit card accepted for tuition payments (a one per cent administration fee is charged for credit card payment).
Aboriginal students are encouraged to self declare their ancestry in PAWS. About 2,000 students have self declared, but that represents only a portion of Aboriginal students studying at the U of S. If you think you have already self declared, please check in PAWS to make sure.
To self declare: Add the Aboriginal Student Self Declaration channel in PAWS
If you have questions about how self declaring will benefit you, please talk to a staff member at the Aboriginal Students’ Centre or contact the U of S Registrar at email@example.com.