Students may apply for an extension to the time limit if they are enrolled in a master's or doctoral program and need more time to complete the program requirements. A single extension may be for one to three terms, and students may be granted more than one extension.
Students should contact their academic unit to confirm the specific extension policy for their program.
Students will be required to fill out an Extension Application form. Extensions are approved by the senior supervisor, graduate program chair and the dean of graduate studies. Applications for an extension must be submitted no later than the term in which the time limit or current extension expires.
Extensions are not available to students who are discontinued from their program. Students are required to maintain continuous enrollment throughout their extension and are eligible to go on medical/compassionate or parental leave (see 1.8.4).
A student on an approved extension will be assessed continuing tuition fees (50% of regular tuition)
Students who are not enrolled or on leave (see 1.8.4) by the end of the 6th week of classes within a term, will be discontinued from their program. Students who have not reached the time limit for their program and are discontinued from their program, may apply for reactivation in the same term in which they were discontinued and be retroactively enrolled.
Students are required to fill out the Reactivation form. Once reactivated, students must maintain continuous enrolment for the length of their program.
After logging in select 'Start a New Application' and follow the instructions to create a readmission application for your previous program. Please note that you will be required to submit the following supporting documents with your readmission application: your SFU transcript, a statement of interest, a completion plan, and one reference.