Documentation required to support your application for admission

All documentation submitted in support of your application must be official.

An official document/transcript:

  • is issued directly from the educational institution in a sealed envelope
  • bears the original institutional seal, stamp, or signature
  • is in the original language of instruction

Photocopies, notarized copies or personal copies of documents are not acceptable and may delay the processing of your application - only original documents are accepted. If required, official English translations may be requested and will be returned to you.

Irreplaceable documents, as determined by our Admissions office, will be made available for pick-up at the Admissions desk in Student Central (located in MBC 3200 on the Burnaby campus) after our evaluation is complete.

If you reside outside of the country or if you have left your documents with our office for more than one year, please email to request to have your documents returned. If someone other than yourself will be picking up your documents, you will need to submit a letter of authorization for the release of your documents.

It generally takes two to four weeks to conduct a formal review of your documents. Any additional documents required to process your application will appear on your to-do list in your Student Information Centre.

All other documents become the property of the University and will not be returned.

SFU Admissions will retain documents for three terms following the term to which application is made. For those who attend SFU, documents will be kept on file for the duration of their studies.

Submit required documents by mail to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6

Or drop them off in person from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Student Central
Maggie Benston Centre level 3000
Burnaby campus

Electronic institution sending codes: 

  • IELTS/TOEFL: 0999
  • SAT: 0999
  • ACT: 5374