STARTING IN FALL 2022: NEXT STEPS

Your Next Steps

Are you starting FASS One at Surrey in fall 2022? Look below to find out what your next steps are!

GETTING READY FOR YOUR FIRST REGISTRATION!

All FASS One students are required to attend one of two course planning options.

1)  FASS Camp - 3-day event, 9:30-2:30, with course planning workshops, lectures from professors, inside tips from mentors and lots of fun! Fee is $50 and includes all snacks, lunch and materials for the event. CLOSED - CAPACITY REACHED.

2)  Course Planning (CP) Session - 2-hour session with the Faculty advisor and mentors to help prepare your course selection and other pertinent information to get ready for your first term. Registration is required and you can do so here.

All events will be in person except for the CP Zoom session on July 4th. Please register early as seats are limited in each of the CP sessions.

Students who do not attend either the Camp or a CP session will be required to connect with the Faculty advisor prior to registering for courses.

For all inquiries, please contact Rosaline Baik at rbaik@sfu.ca  text 778-798-9384.

SET UP COMPUTING ID / EMAIL

SFU Mail is the official communication delivery system for SFU and FASS One. Please make it a habit to check this email frequently as important information from your course professors/TAs, Student Records and Student Finance, as well as from FASS is provided through this email.

You will first need to activate your computing ID.

You can connect SFU Email to your iOS devices and Android devices so that you don't miss important notices or information. You are responsible for keeping up with your email notices.

You can also forward your SFU Mail to a personal email account, but there is a caution for gmail addresses. Please follow directions here.

 

Frequently asked questions

Where do I find what textbooks to buy, and when should I buy them?

Required Texts: A list of required text(s) is usually available on the course outline. There is a link to the course outline from the current calendar (Fall 2022) or through course search.

Buying Textbooks: This is a matter of preference. If you are certain of your courses, then you can bypass the line ups by buying early. This way, you can also get an early start on the course material. Never too early to get prepared for a course!

If you are unsure about staying enrolled in a course, you may want to wait until after the first class. You may or may not be able to get a refund if you drop the course after the first class. Some courseware packages are nonrefundable, so find out before you buy.

Why can't I see my class on my schedule?

Some course are synchronous, meaning will meet online at a specific time, or asynchronous, with no online meeting at all. If you have enrolled in a distance ed class, then it will not show up on your schedule.

I'm going to be driving to the campus. How do I opt out of U-Pass? And how do I get a parking pass?

U-Pass: You cannot opt out, unless you are not eligible. Even if you are driving in, you still have to pay for U-Pass.

Parking PassApply for parking lottery online.

I already have health insurance through my parent(s). How or when can I opt out of health and dental?

Please review the Health and Dental Plan opt out information. There is a specific time period for opting out of the health plan.

When and where do I have to pay for tuition?

Deadline to pay tuition and student fees is Tuesday, September 20. A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter. Find all posted deadlines on the website.

The easiest method of payment is through online banking. Choose Simon Fraser University as the payee, and the account number is your student ID with an added "0" at the beginning.  The account number requires 10 digits. https://www.sfu.ca/students/fees/howtopay.html  

You can also pay at the Registration and Information Service counters at any of the three campuses. No cash or credit card is accepted; only debit or cheques.

Is there tutorial in the first week?

The best place to get this answer is to look at the course outline or do a class search and look at the Class Notes section. You may also get an email from your course instructor about this: Check your email often, especially in the first week. The decision to hold tutorials is up to the instructor, and students should not assume that there will not be a tutorial in the first week.

When and where do I get my SFU Photo ID?

Your SFU ID is important!  To obtain your card, go to the Registrar & Information Services office at any campus with appropriate identification (such as a driver's licence, passport, birth certificate, BCID etc.) to request your ID Card.  You will need your SFU ID card to: 

  • Identify you for exams (mid-terms as well as finals)
  • Prove you are permitted to use U-Pass BC on TransLink public transit
  • Check out materials including computers from the Library
  • Obtain free entry to SFU Varsity games and to qualify for student discounts)

Your FASS One contact

Rosaline (Rose) Baik
Email: rbaik@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.798.9384
Office: Room 5169, Galleria 5

Advising appointment for the following inquiries:

  • Academic standing
  • Course selection and planning
  • Declaring a major
  • Transferring to another program or faculty
  • Repeating courses
  • Academic difficulty
  • Resources/services
  • Any question