Step 1: Get started
Accept your offer – pay your deposit
Be aware of your costs
It's important to figure out your costs and make a budget.
- See Typical costs.
Keep studying – grades still matter
Students from BC/Yukon will have their offers of admission reviewed when the official interim grades are received from the Ministry of Education in May. You are expected to meet the current competitive admission average on those grades.
All offers of admission are reviewed 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 and a minimum final grade of 60% in Math 11 or 12)
- Graduate from high school
Know important dates and deadlines
When will I know? Plan your summer by reviewing our admission and scholarship timeline, the important deadlines for undergraduates (like when to apply for financial aid) and academic dates for the school year.
Get a residence room
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.
Did you get an entrance scholarship?
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.
- Review the BC Residential Tenancy Act
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 $250 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 in late June.
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.
- Phone 778.782.6930.