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Academic Success

Completing a university degree takes commitment, and how you define academic success will be up to you. In preparing for every milestone along way, an academic advisor provides assistance for students to reach their goals.

Information about Fall courses

Review information about courses, outline and class notes for information about remote learning components, class schedule changes, course cart, and synchronous/asynchronous formats.

Review information about courses, outline and class notes for information about remote learning components, class schedule changes, course cart, and synchronous/asynchronous formats.

Advising

Academic advisors provide a confidential service to students. Advisors and students work together to develop a plan or strategy designed to achieve academic success.

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Plan your degree

Discuss your course planning and progress early and often with an academic advisor, whether you’ve already chosen a major or are just exploring degree options.Whether exploring degree options or a degree path has already been determined, discuss course planning early and often with an academic advisor. 

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Course Enrolment Resources

MYSCHEDULE

Select your courses, explore different class schedules, create your course cart, and enroll.

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Dates and Deadlines

Fall deadlines

Payment
August 1 (Sunday)    Deadline to pay fall Residence fees. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after the tuition due date (September 21, 2021) and on the first of each month thereafter. 
September 21 (Tuesday) Deadline to pay tuition and student fees. See How to Pay, and note it takes up to five business days for your payment to be received and show in goSFU. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter.
October 22 (Friday)   Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/interest charges: www.sfu.ca/students/fees/refunds
September 14 (Tuesday) Last day to drop a class for 100% refund of tuition. For Mandatory Supplementary Course Fee refunds, please check with the department/faculty regarding the specific deadline.
September 21 (Tuesday) Last day to drop a class for 75% refund of tuition.  Last day for a refund of student fees (Student Services, Recreation-Athletics, and Student Activity).
A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
September 28 (Tuesday) Last day for 50% refund of tuition. No refund of student fees.
A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
September 29 (Wednesday) No refund for courses dropped. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
October 22 (Friday) after 10:00am, and every month thereafter
If you have not enrolled in direct deposit, refund cheques requested for overpayment (which are not related to scholarships and bursaries*) are available for pickup at Burnaby campus, unless payment has been made by personal cheque (which require a 45 day clearance period). See Fees: Refunds.

NOTE: If you request a refund related to scholarships or bursaries, see Fees: Refunds: Dates: #bursaries.

Summer deadlines

Payment
May 26 (Wednesday)


 
Deadline to pay tuition and student fees for any combination of Summer term, Summer session and Intersession. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter. 
April 1 (Thursday) Deadline to pay summer Residence fees. 
June 25 (Friday) Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/interest charges for Summer term
(see Deadlines for Intersession and Summer session deadlines)
May 18 (Tuesday) Last day for 100% refund of tuition.
May 25 (Tuesday) Last day for 75% refund of tuition. Last day for refund of student fees (Student Services, Recreation-Athletics and Student Activity). A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
June 1 (Tuesday) Last day for 50% refund of tuition. No refund of student fees. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
June 2 (Wednesday) No refund for courses dropped. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter. 
July 2 after 10:00 am, and every month thereafter If you have not enrolled in direct deposit, refund cheques requested for overpayment (which are not related to scholarships and bursaries*).

* If you have requested a refund related to scholarships or bursaries, see Fees: Refunds.

Academic Self-Serve Resources

Online, 24/7 services include goSFU Student Centre; CGPA calculator; official and unofficial transcripts; help videos.

goSFU Help

All SFU students are able to access goSFU for course registration, viewing grades, tracking degree progress, ordering transcripts, and applying for graduation. Find goSFU help

GPA Calculator

The GPA Calculator can be used to anticipate how many units or what GPA you need to achieve a desired CGPA. Calculate your GPA 

Get your transcripts

A transcript is a complete record of your academic history at Simon Fraser up until the day the transcript is produced. Learn how to request an official transcript

Student Systems Help Videos

Access our list of student systems help walk-throughs and tutorial videos.

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Toolkit for Online Learning

This guide will help you transition to an online learning environment in ways that are consistent with COVID-19 safety measures.

Academic Concessions

Academic concessions are granted when unexpected situations or circumstances prevent students from participating in course-related activities, which could include missing a class, or completing graded work or exams. Situations or circumstances that may call for an academic concession include illness, accident, family situation, and similar unanticipated changes in personal responsibilities that create a conflict, or warrant particular compassion.

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Degree Completion and Graduation

In the final year as graduation day approaches, follow the before, during, and after steps for applying to graduate.

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