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Admissions questions:

http://www.sfu.ca/students/admission/covid-19-faq.html

 

Advising:  Advising will continue for all students (All in-person advising is cancelled.  Remote advising will continue via phone).  Please include a contact Phone Number in the "description" when booking appointments through the website:  http://www.sfu.ca/bpk/undergrad_program/advising.html

https://www.sfu.ca/students/support/academicadvising.html

**  Please have Academic Transcripts on-hand for appointments.  Follow this think for instructions:  https://www.sfu.ca/students/records/advising-transcripts.html

 

Centre for Accessible Learning-CAL:

Support continues for CAL registrants and the SFU community at large. In-person services are temporarily discontinued, all staff remain available remotely to address the needs of students with disabilities, particularly regarding access to online lectures, course materials, and exam accommodations. Email caladmin@sfu.ca or   778-782-3112.  As changes and decisions continue to evolve, the Centre will communicate via email and will place updates on our website at: 

www.sfu.ca/students/accessible-learning/carousel-redirects/covid-announcement.html

 

Course Info

Spring Term 2020:  

*  F Grades will not impact a student’s Spring 2020 CGPA or repeat policy.

Summer Term, Intersession, & Summer Session

*  All classes will start and end on the previously published dates

*  All classes will be conducted through remote means

*  The withdrawal period will be extended to give students additional time to assess their comfort with remote learning

** New Dates: 
 Summer term: July 5   
 Intersession: June 4   
 Summer Session: July 23

*  Class enrollment capacities have been increased to accommodate the majority of BPK Program students who were on the waiting lists.

* For internal transfers, a minimum of 5 graded courses will be used to calculate admission CGPA. P grades do not count towards GPA, and cannot be used in calculating admission GPA. P grades will count towards degree requirements.

*  P grades can replace old grades in repeated courses, however, it will still count as one of the 5 allowable repeats

Policies, Procedures & Grading for Spring/Summer 2020:    https://www.sfu.ca/students/support/spring2020-grading-policies.html

 

Comprehensive Student Support:  http://www.sfu.ca/students/support.html  (General info: P/F Grades, Withdrawals, Advising, student services, International Students, Available Resources, Financial, Co-op and more)

Assistance and resources for remote study: https://www.sfu.ca/itservices/remote-study-work-resources.html

 

Convocation (COVID-19 FAQ):  https://www.sfu.ca/convocation/covid-faq.html

 

COVID-19 Info & Resources:  It is important that we continue to put measures in place to support social distancing and help prevent the spread of illness. This is aligned with the guidance we are receiving from the Provincial Health Officer, BC Provincial Government.

*The BC Government’s official COVID-19 response app. The latest updates, resources, symptom tracking, and self-assessment.  https://bc.thrive.health/

 *The Federal Government of Canada official Covid-19 response page.  The latest updates, prevention & risk, self-assessment tool, information for preparation & more:  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

 

 SFU’s Response to Covid-19:

SFU’s COVID-19 FAQ. The page is updated constantly & is full of information. If you have a question about SFU’s response that is not covered in the FAQ, please email it to covid19@sfu.ca   The team will work to get you an answer. If you have an applicable, organization-wide addition to the FAQs, please email your suggestion to Angela at akwilson@sfu.ca.      

 

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:
Our office is currently closed.  Staff is working remotely during regular office hours (Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 4:30 pm).  We are working closely with your programs to ensure that your academic work and lives as graduate students are disrupted as little as possible. We are available through our Ticketing System to receive and respond to your inquiries in a timely manner.

 

Health and Counselling Services

*please note changes regarding accessing services:

Due to COVID-19, many of our services are moving to virtual formats, including phone call appointments.  Services and availability may vary unexpectedly.  Please call ahead to book an appointment or to access any of our services.

Supports are available through the university for students at the following links:

https://www.sfu.ca/students/health/  (Health & Counselling Homepage)

https://www.sfu.ca/students/health/support/mental-health.html  (Mental Health Homepage)

 

International Students:

International Student Advisors are working remotely and remain accessible. Have questions related to immigration (study/work permits, visa,  SIN, etc.) or medical insurance? Connect with us via Live Chat. www.sfu.ca/students/isap/contact.html

Immigration and medical insurance updates for international students in the COVID-19 environment are outlined here: www.sfu.ca/students/isap/news/2019/covid-19-immigration-and-medical-insurance-updates.html

 

Registrar & Information Services:
Our offices have temporarily discontinued in-person services on all three campuses until further notice. However, our staff is still available to support you via Live Help, phone and email during office hours