Returning to Studies

  • When you are not active within your program, the time away continues to count towards the time limit and possible extension for program completion.
  • Students who are reactivated or readmitted to their program maintain the same start date, time limit, and program requirements from when they were first admitted to the program.


If you have been discontinued from your program due to failure to enroll, you may apply for reactivation in that same term. Once reactivated, students must maintain continuous enrollment for the length of their program.


If you have withdrawn from your graduate program but wish to return, you will need to apply for readmission. Readmission is completed through the regular admission process and normally you must still be within your program time limit, plus three terms of possible extension time.

Complete the steps for applying, until you get to the Biographical Information.

Select "Yes" under the question "Did you withdraw from your graduate program at SFU, and wish to apply for re-admission in order to return to the same program?"

Continue with the application process.