Upper Year Admission

Applicants who have completed a practical nursing, psychiatric nursing, or have completed 9 credit hours or more of nursing courses at a recognized post-secondary institution or nursing program, must apply to the SCBScN program through the Upper Years admission route.

Students admitted through the Upper Year admission category fill vacant seats in the upper years of the program. There is no set number of seats available and admission is based on the ‘fit’ between courses required for an applicant’s program of study after transfer credit evaluation and availability of spots in the courses required.

There is one intake per year, with applications opening on October 1st.

DeadlinesApplicationHigh School &
Post Secondary Transcripts
Final Transcripts / Risk Management Documents
Canadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsJanuary 31January 31August 1; November 1
(risk management only)
International students on Study PermitDecember 31January 31August 1; November 1
(risk management only)

Who is considered an Upper Year Applicant:

  • Applicants who have completed a practical or psychiatric nursing diploma.
  • Applicants who will have completed 9 credit hours or more of nursing courses by the end of the winter term of the year they are seeking admission. These course must be completed through a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution or nursing program.
A nursing course is any course that is unique to a nursing program. Biology, Statistics, English, Indigenous Health Studies, or Electives are not considered nursing courses. If you have not completed any nursing courses within your program, you will apply as a Post-Secondary applicant. If you are unsure what category to apply to please contact nursing@uregina.ca for assistance.

For admission purposes, a recognized institution in Canada is one that is a member of either Colleges & Institutes Canada (www.collegesinstitutes.ca), or Universities Canada (www.univcan.ca). A recognized institution outside of Canada is one that offers University or College-level programming, and is authorized by the government in that country. The U of R follows the Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials (www.cicic.ca/docs/2012/Quality_Assurance_Framework_EN.pdf). Students admitted through the Upper Year admission category fill vacant seats in the upper years of the program. There is no set number of seats available. Admission is competitive based on AGPA and ‘fit’ between courses required for an applicant’s program of study after transfer credit evaluation and availability of spots in the courses required.

There is one intake per year, with applications opening on October 1st.

Applicants for Upper Year Admission must meet the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion of the required high school courses (listed below) or a post-secondary equivalent:
    • English Language Arts A30, Francais Franskaskois A30 or Francais Immersion 30
    • English Language Arts B30, Francais Franskaskois B30 or Francais Immersion 30
    • One of Foundations of Math 30, Pre-Calculus 30, or Calculus 30
    • Biology 30
    • Chemistry 30
  2. A minimum of 65% Admissions Grade Point Average (AGPA) on the last 30 credit hours of approved post-secondary courses presented.
  3. Successful completion of a practical nursing program, psychiatric nursing program, or 9 credit hours or more of nursing courses at another accredited post-secondary institution
  4. Proof of current Canadian practicing licensure (if completed a practical or psychiatric nursing program)
  5. Completed Program Reference Form (required if not licensed)
  6. Applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements as outlined under Other Program Information.

Please note: Saskatchewan high school students can present math requirements under the new and/or former curriculums. The previous Saskatchewan mathematics courses of Math A30, Math B30 or Math C30 will be accepted.

Applicants from other Canadian provinces or other countries may present the equivalent course(s) at the secondary or post-secondary level.

Applicants may present the equivalent course(s) at the secondary or post-secondary level. Secondary equivalents from other Canadian provinces can be found here: Admissions

If you are missing a high school prerequisite, you can:
  • Pursue studies through the high school system. See Saskatchewan School Boards Association for details.
  • Complete the high school course(s) at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
  • Take the approved post-secondary substitute at the University of Regina:
    • Chemistry 30 = CHEM 100 at the University of Regina
    • Biology 30 = BIOL 100 or BIOL 140 at the University of Regina
    • ELA A30 and B30 = ENGL 100 at the University of Regina
    • One of Foundations of Math 30, Pre-Calculus 30, or Calculus 30 = AMTH 092, MATH 101, MATH 102, MATH 103, MATH 110, or STAT 100 at the University of Regina
  1. Fill out the undergraduate application for admission Online
    • If you have not previously used the online application, you will create a new login ID and password
    • For application level, choose Undergraduate
    • For application type choose Upper Years/ After Degree Nursing Program
    • For Planned Program of Study choose: SCBScN - Upper Year
    • OR fill out the paper application HERE
  2. Pay the $100 application fee (you may select 'Pay later' if you have paid this fee previously), please refer to “Application Fee” section for details.

  3. Applicants must declare all post-secondary institutions attended for any length of time. Failure to disclose attendance at any post-secondary institution will lead to cancellation of your application, or withdrawal from the program.

  1. Official High School Transcripts

  2. Applicants who graduated high school in Saskatchewan must request their transcript to be sent electronically directly via the Ministry of Education to the University of Regina. Graduates of an out of province high school must request the Ministry of Education in that province/territory to mail their transcript directly to the University of Regina. See the University of Regina for details.

    High school transcripts must be received to the University of Regina by January 31.

  3. Official Post Secondary Transcripts

  4. All post-secondary education must be declared on your application with official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions accompanying your application. See University of Regina for details.

    All post secondary transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution attended to the University of Regina by January 31.

    All applicants who have completed post-secondary course work must be considered in good standing (ie. not on faculty or university level probation) at the University of Regina or former academic institution as of the start date of the program to retain their seat.

    Students must submit official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended for any length of time. Failure to disclose attendance at any post-secondary institution may lead to cancellation of your application.

  5. Course Outlines (Syllabus)

  6. The SCBScN program has established set transfer credit for the following programs:

    For graduates from other practical nursing, psychiatric nursing, or other nursing program from another institution, the SCBScN program requires students to submit course outlines from their entire nursing program in order to determine a student’s ‘fit’ in the SCBScN program.

    Course outlines (syllabus) must be submitted for all nursing courses that have been completed. Course outlines must be dated the year and term courses were completed. This will enable the program to determine where you ‘fit’ in the SCBScN program and whether space is available. Failure to submit course outlines may result in a delay in consideration of an application.Course Descriptions will not be accepted.

    Course outlines (syllabus) must be submitted to:

    SCBScN Program – Enrollment Services
    Administration Humanities Building, Room 108
    University of Regina
    3737 Wascana Parkway
    Regina, SK  S4S 0A2
    Email: Enrolment.Services@uregina.ca

  7. Upper Year applicants are also required to submit one of the following documents, depending on their licensing status:
  8. Proof of Current Canadian Practicing Licensure

    Applicants who have completed a practical nursing or psychiatric nursing program must submit their Proof of current Canadian practicing licensure that is valid for the year of entrance.

    The proof of current Canadian practicing licensure must be submitted to the Admission Office:

    Mail: University of Regina, Regina, SK, S4S 0A2. Fax: 306-337-2525 Email: Enrolment.Services@uregina.ca


    The SALPN Tax Receipt issued by the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) or a screen shot from the SALPN website will also be accepted.

    OR

    Program Reference Form (If not licensed)

    Applicants who have not completed a practical nursing or psychiatric nursing program or are not currently licensed must submit a program reference form from the nursing program they attended.

    The program reference form must be submitted (by mail or email) directly from any previous nursing program attended. The top portion of the form must be completed by the applicant and the bottom portion must be completed by the Program Head, Department Head, Associate Dean, Program Coordinator or Dean from the previous nursing program(s) attended. The Program Reference Form can be found here: https://www.sasknursingdegree.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Program-Reference-Form.pdf.

    The form must be submitted in a sealed envelope to:
    Admissions Office, University of Regina 3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, SK, S4S 0A2
    Or emailed directly by the institution(s) to enrolment.services@uregina.ca. Only 1 program reference form is required, even if you have completed nursing classes in more than one institution.

If you are domestic applicant (Canadian/Permanent Resident of Canada), please contact your educational institution(s) to mail or email your official transcript of marks:

Enrolment Services Administration Humanities Building, Room 108 3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, SK CANADA S4S 0A2 enrolment.services@uregina.ca

If you are international applicant who will be on Study Permit, please contact your educational institution(s) to mail or email your official transcript of marks:

UR International Enrolment Services College West Building, Room 127 University of Regina 3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, SK CANADA S4S 0A2 international.admissions@uregina.ca

High School Courses

Applicants who are currently upgrading a required high school subject must notify University of Regina of which subject(s) they are currently upgrading. In addition to their official high school transcript received by January 31, a subsequent high school transcript indicating the final grade(s) of subject(s) upgraded must be received by August 1.

Post Secondary Courses

Applicants who are enrolled in post-secondary courses at the time of application, must submit a subsequent, final transcript by August 1 (in addition to the transcript received January 31).

Applicants with outstanding grades at another post-secondary institution as of August 1 will be required to have an additional transcript submitted to the University of Regina by September 1.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $100 which must be submitted with your application form. If you are applying online, payments can only be made using a credit card.

If you are a current or former University of Regina student, you are not required to pay this application fee; however, you must provide your University of Regina student identification number for verification and check off the box on the application form indicating that you are a current/former University of Regina student.

To check the status of your application, simply follow these steps outlined in https://urconnected.uregina.ca/apply/app_status.ezc

Students admitted through the Upper Year admission category fill vacant seats in the upper years of the program. There is no set number of seats available. Admission is based on the ‘fit’ between courses required for an applicant’s program of study after transfer credit evaluation is complete and availability of spots in the courses required is identified.

In addition to ‘fit,’ admission to the SCBScN program through the Upper Year application route is based on competitive entry. Where two or more applicants ‘fit’ into the same vacancy, applicants with the highest undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) will be selected.

When applicants who are currently completing their LPN or RPN program apply, preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed their LPN or RPN program and have been working for one year or more.

Each year, the Upper Year admission route receives more applications than available spaces. Admission is dependent on available space in the SCBScN program and therefore is not guaranteed. All applications are considered; Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given preference.

Notification of admission can take considerable time. Due to transfer credit evaluation, applicants could be notified of their admission status in late August.

If you are domestic applicant (Canadian/Permanent Resident of Canada), please contact:

Enrolment Services Administration Humanities Building, Room 108 University of Regina 3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, SK S4S 0A2 CANADA Email:Enrolment.Services@uregina.ca

If you are international applicant who will be on study permit, please contact:

UR International Enrolment Services College West Building, Room 127 University of Regina 3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, SK S4S 0A2 CANADA Email: international.admissions@uregina.ca