Academic Progress Report FAQs

What information does the Academic Progress Report (APR) contain?

How do I generate an APR?

Visit Access the Report page for more information.

Who can generate an APR?

  • Doctoral students — Fall 2007 or later
  • Master's, Graduate Diploma, and Graduate Certificate students — Fall 2011 or later

The report cannot be run for exchange students, visiting research students, qualifying students, or non-degree students

Will the APR show all graduate programs that a student has taken?

The report will only show active or on leave programs.

  • If a program has been discontinued or completed, the program will not show on the report. 
  • If a student is active in two graduate programs, or in an undergraduate and graduate program, both programs will show.

What requirements are in the APR?

All APRs contain the minimum University requirements and most include the specific program requirements, which are based on the SFU Calendar.

Do I still need to see my senior supervisor or graduate program coordinator/assistant?

The APR does not replace meeting with your senior supervisor, graduate program assistant, and/or graduate program committee.

The APR only captures the requirements that are based on courses. Other requirements that are not based on courses (i.e. language requirements) will not be shown on this report. 

If all my requirements are ‘satisfied’ does that mean that I can graduate?

Your APR is not the official source to confirm that you have met all requirements to graduate. Please consult with your department to ensure all requirements are met.

I think my APR is incorrect, who do I contact?

If you think your APR is not accurate, please report this to your graduate program assistant immediately.

If I received approval to substitute one course for another, where can I find this on my APR?

Go to the Exceptions to Requirements page for screenshots showing where this information is on the report. If the course substitution is not showing, contact your graduate program assistant.

If I received a course waiver, will this show on my APR?

Yes - it will show on your APR. Go to the Exceptions to Requirements page for screenshots showing where this information is found on the report. If the course waiver is not showing, contact your graduate program assistant.