Your VP Academic, Tanya Pittis shares some of her tips for success in the videos below.

Tip # 1 – Financial Assistance with Saitsa

Saitsa is here for you! We have many resources available to alleviate financial stress. Take advantage of our Good Food Box program for affordable groceries, $1 coffee all semester long at the Station Market and Express, and have fun without breaking the bank by checking out our FREE events or discounted tickets!

Tip # 2 – Financial Advising with SAIT

Visit the Financial Advising Office, located in MC221 Stan Grad, for help with applying to various student loans! 

Tip #3 – Accessibility Services

There are resources available to help students who need accommodations. If you have a health concern or disability, visit Accessibility Services (MC221) at least six months prior to your SAIT start date. If you have not been formally diagnosed, and are unsure if you have a condition that may affect your learning, visit Accessibility Services for guidance.

Tip #4 – Midterm Resources

SAIT and Saitsa are here to support you during the stressful time around midterms! Some of these supports include SAIT Library (MC111), Lamb Learner Success Centre (MC221), Peer Support Centre (NJ 105), your instructor, the Saitsa VP Academic (V204), International Centre (AA206), Office of the Registrar (AA211), and Student Development and Counselling (AA205).

Tip #5 – Plagiarism

You probably have lots of papers and written assignments due in the month of November, so make sure you know the rules regarding plagiarism, and citing properly! In November, 80% of academic misconducts are caused by plagiarism. Students often make the most mistakes during busy times like this – so make sure you review the academic conduct policy and procedures, utilize your instructor’s guidance, and avoid rushed decisions that can hinder your academic success.

Tip #6 – Grade Appeals and Academic Probation

If you’re not happy with your overall final grade in a course or a component grade, don’t worry – you can go through an informal or formal grade appeal process to work to change this. Refer to the Saitsa VP Academic’s academic step-by-step guide, which will be in the survival guide and posted on the Saitsa website.

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