first year students

New undergraduates

Go through these four steps to give yourself the best possible start at SFU

Step 1: Get started

Accept your offer – pay your deposit


Paying your deposit tells us that you've accepted our offer. To pay your deposit:

  • log into your Student Information System account at go.sfu.ca
  • make sure that your browser's pop-up blocker is turned off
  • scroll to the bottom of the page
  • click on "accept offer"

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Keep studying – grades still matter

We review all offers of admission upon receipt of final grades. You will be able to start your studies at SFU in September provided you:

  • Successfully complete all required courses
  • Maintain an admission average of at least 70% (with a minimum final blended grade of 60% in English 12 or senior level equivalent) and a minimum final grade of 60% in Math 11 or 12 or  senior level equivalent 
  • Graduate from high school

Get a residence room or find off-campus housing

Living in an environment that's both enjoyable and conducive to studying, you will not only spark lifelong friendships that enhance your entire SFU experience — you'll also reduce your daily travel time to zero!  Our accommodation includes three towers that are geared towards first and second year students, and a dining hall with a full meal plan.  Residence for students at all SFU campuses is currently located exclusively at Burnaby Mountain.

To apply, visit Residence and Housing.

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Off-campus housing

You can begin your search for off-campus housing by checking out websites such as SFU Off-Campus Housing, looking at newspaper listings, checking notice boards around campus, and asking other students about vacancies.

SFU does not pre-screen ads for off-campus housing, so it is your responsibility to check out the listings carefully.  Familiarize yourself with the BC Residential Tenancy Act before signing a lease.

SFU Off-Campus Housing

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Did you get an entrance scholarship?

Scholarships are reviewed once your official, final grades are received. See more about entrance scholarships.

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Find off-campus housing

You can begin your search for off-campus housing by checking out websites such as SFU Off-Campus Housing, looking at newspaper listings, checking notice boards around campus, and asking other students about vacancies.

SFU does not pre-screen ads for off-campus housing, so it is your responsibility to check out the listings carefully.  Familiarize yourself with the BC Residential Tenancy Act before signing a lease.

SFU Off-Campus Housing

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Get your computing ID

Your SFU Computing ID replaces the temporary applicant login (student number and temporary password) you used up to now to access the Student Information System as an applicant.  It allows you to enroll in classes, and it is your official SFU email account - all SFU-related emails are sent here.  It allows you access to campus labs, wireless, email, calendaring, file storage, SFU library services, web publishing facilities, and e-learning apps, as well as the Student Information System for enrolling in your courses and receiving your grades.

When can I activate my computing ID?
After you pay your admission confirmation deposit, you'll receive an email about your computing ID from our information technology department.  If you are starting your studies in the Fall term, you will receive your email after June 8th.

Once you've received the email about your computing ID:

  • Follow the instructions in the email to activate your computing ID.
  • Once your account has been activated, you should use your new permanent computing ID when you log in to the Student Information System.

Haven't received the email?
If you have been admitted and accepted our offer earlier than mid-June for the Fall term, mid-October for the Spring term, or mid-February for the Summer term, your ID may not be activated right away.  Please check your email again later.

Check your SFU emails often

Log into your SFU email (connect.sfu.ca) often and read your emails. Notices from your professors, classes, and the university administration are sent only to your SFU email address.

Need help?

  • Phone 778.782.6930.

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