Apply for Graduation

Step 1: Official Graduation Check

See your undergraduate advisor prior to your graduation for a final graduation check to ensure you have met all of the program requirements.

Make an appointment

Step 2: Apply Online

Apply for graduation during the final term you are enrolled at SFU:

  1. Log into your student account at
  2. From the menu at top left, expand Self Service
  3. Under Self Service, select Graduation/Convocation
  4. Select Apply for Graduation
  5. Read the instructions, scroll down, and click the Continue button to fill out the online application form.

Step 3: Pay Your Fees


Make sure you pay in time—your application will be canceled if your payment is not processed by the deadline.  Please allow 5 working days before the applicable deadline for your payment to be processed.

Note: if your application is canceled due to non-payment of the graduation application fee, you will need to reapply through the Student Information System and pay your graduation application fee before the final deadline.

Graduate students

You have already paid any graduating fees and no further payment is required. You can check the status of your application on goSFU.

See official convocation website for more details


Upcoming Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Convocation

Fall 2019

Q: I’ve applied, but I did not receive any confirmation email.

You can check your application status by the following pathway: SIS > Self Service > Graduation/Convocation > Grad Application Status

·       Applied: Your application has been received. You need to pay the fee.

·       In Review: Application is under review by your faculty. Status will remain "In Review" until shortly before Senate meets (normally, Senate meets early in September, February and May).

·       Pending: Payment has been received and processed – applications will stay in this status until close to the end of the term.

·       Withdrawn: Your application for graduation was withdrawn, either at your request or for non-payment of the graduation fee. You may re-apply.

·       Approved: Graduation has been approved by your faculty for recommendation to Senate.  It will remain "Approved" for only a few days prior to being "Awarded."

·       Awarded: Senate has granted your degree: You may now participate in the upcoming Convocation ceremony and receive your degree parchment. You will receive a letter from Senate confirming the award of your degree.

Please monitor your SFU Mail regularly for important updates and information.



All International Students will need a Credential Completion Letter (CCL) in order to apply for Post-Graduation Work Permit. 

For the school to issue a CCL, the following two conditions need to be met:

  1. You must have applied and paid for your graduation
  2. Your final grades must all be in and you meet the all requirements for graduation

As soon as you have your final grades, please check your graduation application status on goSFU. If your status is ‘Approved’, you can run the Credential Completion Letter by yourself on goSFU.

If your Status is ‘In Review’, and you have successfully completed your final courses, please contact us at to request for an earlier issuance of the CCL for you. Please do not contact us for the CCL if you still have grades pending.

If you have successfully completed all requirements for graduation, we will issue you your CCL within 2-3 business days.