How to Register
With Continuing Studies' online registration system, you can get the most up-to-date course information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Get access to real-time information about available seats and retrieve your grades, course history, and other information any time, anywhere you have an Internet connection.
The first time you use the system, we’ll ask you to create a simple profile where you’ll set your login and a password. Our step-by-step online registration guide can help you. Once you have an account, you can review your courses, schedule, and grades online. Instructions for accessing your grades are available in our online guide.
Other registration options
Call us at 778-782-8000. We’ll be happy to talk to you.
Fax or mail:
Download and print your registration form, then fax it to 778-782-5238 or mail it to us with your payment:
Continuing Studies, Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3
Visit us at the Registrar and Information Services desk on the main floor (street level) of SFU Vancouver at 515 West Hastings Street. See our current hours.
Manage your profile
To help us maintain accurate student records, please log in to register.cstudies.sfu.ca to manage your profile. Once you're logged in, you can update your password and make changes to your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
We require payment for all courses and programs when you register. Once we receive your registration and payment, we'll send your confirmation and receipt by email.
We accept payment by cash, cheque, credit card (Visa or MasterCard), or wire transfer.
Classes fill quickly, so register early.
Continuing Studies non-credit course cancellation/refund policy
- We issue refunds in the original method of payment and to the original payee only. Include your payment receipt when you request a refund.
- Send your written refund request to us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven business days before the course start date. All refunds are subject to a 20 percent administrative charge per course, to a maximum of $75 per course. The same applies to a request to transfer.
- If you submit a request less than seven business days before the course start date, you will not receive a refund. It is also too late to request to transfer.
- If SFU Continuing Studies cancels a course you have registered and paid for, you will receive a full refund.
The above policy is for our individual courses. All of the non-credit certificates, diplomas, and programs that comprise individual courses, which can be taken anytime, will follow this policy.
Our non-credit certificates, diplomas, and programs that have a single tuition fee follow this policy:
Continuing Studies non-credit cohort program cancellation/refund policy
The deposit fee is non-refundable <as applicable>. The tuition fee is non-refundable once the program starts. If you must cancel, the following fees will apply:
- Over four weeks prior to the start date, there is a $75 administrative fee
- Between two and four weeks prior to the start date, there is a charge equal to ten percent of the full tuition fee
- Less than two weeks prior to the start date, there is a charge equal to 20 percent of the full tuition fee
Any request for cancellation must be received in writing.
If your SFU tuition fees exceed $100 in one calendar year, you may claim them as a tax credit. The payment receipt that we'll email you after you register is your official tax receipt.
The Registrar mails Education and Textbook Amounts Certificates (T2202s) in February of each year to all students who qualify for an education amount credit on their personal income tax returns. To determine whether a program qualifies, consult the Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.
For more information about T2202 forms, visit our T2202 information page.
If a course is full, we encourage you to add your name to the waitlist. In some instances, we may add another section. We also use the waitlist to gauge interest in future courses.
If you're on a waitlist, check your email frequently until the course begins. If a space becomes available, you will get an email from email@example.com giving you 24 hours to register and pay for the course. The email will include instructions on how to register. If you do not register within this timeframe, the space will go to the next person on the list. Priority is based on when you joined the wait list.
The waitlist period expires 48 hours before the course begins, after which time we will no longer send email notices. If a seat becomes available during this period, enrolment will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.
All non-certificate and non-diploma courses with a start date of April 1, 2013, or later will be subject to GST (5 percent).
All non-certificate and non-diploma courses with a start date prior to April 1, 2013, will be subject to HST (12 percent).
Please note that all non-credit courses are exempt from PST. Any course that is part of a certificate or diploma is also exempt from HST/GST.
SFU’s HST/GST number is 118 520 725 RT.
Course cancellation and instructor substitution
We reserve the right to cancel courses with low enrolment or substitute instructors without liability. If we do cancel a course, we will make every effort to give you adequate notice.
We normally adjust all application, registration, program, tuition, textbook, and other fees annually, but all fees are subject to change without notice and are effective immediately.
Official, current fees are published on this website.
Please remember that we cannot apply discounts retroactively.
English language competency
If English is not your first language, we recommend you complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5. Please check individual programs for additional requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about your English language proficiency, we encourage you to contact us.
Many employers sponsor enrolment for their staff. Please ask us about group registration and purchasing seats in bulk, which you can redeem online at any time.