Deadlines

If you are a graduate student, please also see Dates and Deadlines for grad students, as some deadlines may be different.

Fall term deadlines

Fall term courses start September 3, 2019; last day of exams is December 16, 2019.

July 8: enrollment appointments for Fall 2019 classes begin

July 29: open enrollment period begins at 8:00 am

For comprehensive term dates, see Calendar of academic dates

Classes: add/swap/change tutorial

September 9 (Monday) Last day to add classes, swap classes, change tutorials using goSFU.
September 16 (Monday) Last day to enroll for class challenge or switch your challenge from one class to another or regular enrollment in a class, with permission of the department. (You can’t withdraw from class challenge without substituting a regular class.)
September 23 (Monday)
Last day to add classes through the department, with permission of the chair and instructor. Last day to change tutorials through the department. Last day to change a class to audit status.

Classes: drop/withdraw/extenuating circumstances (WE). See also Fees for REFUNDS/PENALTIES

September 9 (Monday)
Last day to completely withdraw from all classes with no notation on your academic record.
September 16 (Monday)
Last day to drop a class using goSFU, without a withdrawal notation of “WD” for the course on your academic record. If withdrawing from all classes, a withdrawal notation of “Withdrew YYYY-MM-DD” will be added to your academic record. 
October 7 (Monday)
Last day to drop a class using goSFU, with a withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record.
October 8 (Tuesday) and after
Classes may be dropped in the current term only under extenuating circumstances (WE). www.sfu.ca/students/appeals/withdrawals.html

Fees: payment and refunds/penalties

Payment
August 1 (Thursday) Deadline to pay fall Residence fees. A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed after the tuition due date (September 16) and on the first of each month thereafter. 
September 16 (Monday) Deadline to pay tuition and student fees. A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter. 
October 18 (Friday) Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/penalties
September 9 (Monday) 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 16 (Monday) 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% late fee penalty will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
September 23 (Monday) Last day for 50% refund of tuition. No refund of student fees.
A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
September 24 (Tuesday) No refund for courses dropped. A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
October 18 (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: Dates.

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

Cards: Library ID card and U-Pass BC

Library ID
24 hours after enrollment in Fall term
Pick up your Library ID card at any of the three campuses during office hours:
www.sfu.ca/students/contact
U-Pass BC
September 9 (Monday) by 4:30pm
Deadline for submitting U-Pass BC exemption application
U-Pass BC information www.sfu.ca/students/upass

Financial aid and awards

July 8 - 26 
Work-study application period.
August 26 - September 13
Bursary only application period.
August 26 - September 13 Undergraduate scholarships and awards application period.

Grades online

December 4 (Wednesday) Online posting of grades from Fall term begins.

Graduation application/cancellation

September 3 (Tuesday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in October 2019 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Summer 2019 term.
October 18 (Friday)

Early deadline to apply and pay for the early application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2020 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2019 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
December 13 (Friday) Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2020 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2019 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
January 6, 2020 (Monday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2020 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2019 term.