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 5, 2017; last day of exams is December 17, 2017.

Enrollment appointments for Spring 2018 classes begin online November 6; open enrollment begins November 27.

For comprehensive term dates, see Calendar of academic dates

Classes: add/swap/change tutorial

September 11 (Monday) Last day to add classes, swap classes, change tutorials using go.sfu.ca.
September 18 (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 25 (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 11 (Monday)
Last day to completely withdraw from all classes with no notation on your academic record.
September 18 (Monday)
Last day to drop a class using go.sfu.ca, 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 9 (Monday)
Last day to drop a class using go.sfu.ca, with a withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record.
October 10 (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
September 18 (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 20 (Friday) Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/penalties
September 11 (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 18 (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 25 (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 26 (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 20 (Friday) 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*) are available for pickup at Burnaby campus, unless payment has been made by personal cheque (which require a 45 day clearance period).

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

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 11 (Monday)
Deadline for submitting U-Pass BC exemption application
U-Pass BC information www.sfu.ca/students/upass

Financial aid and awards

July 3 - 21 (Monday to Friday)
Work-study application period.
August 28 - September 15 (Monday to Friday)
Bursary only application period.
September 15 (Friday)
Deadline for application for private scholarships.

Grades online

December 6 (Wednesday) Online posting of grades from Fall term begins.

Graduation application/cancellation

September 5 (Tuesday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in October 2017 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Summer 2017 term.
October 20 (Friday) Early deadline to apply and pay for the early application fee on go.sfu.ca for graduation in June 2018 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2017 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
December 15 (Friday) Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on go.sfu.ca for graduation in June 2018 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2017 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
January 3, 2018 (Wednesday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2018 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2017 term.