INLP & FNEP Graduation

Graduation 2021

Summer 2021 - Getting Ready to Graduate



You may apply to graduate if you have:
(1) completed all your program's requirements before Summer 2021 but not yet
       applied to graduate,
(2) you will be completing all your program's requirements by the end of the 
     Summer 2021 Academic Term

Proceed to the next section for the graduation application (form) and relevant information including application deadline details.

Graduation Memo and Application Instructions:

Please read the Graduation Memo for details.
Click [ PDF ] icon (below) to view the memo.

SUMMER 2021 MEMO to INLP/FNEP Cohort Students:

* Graduation_Memo_1214_for_INLP-FNEP_Students.pdf
Graduation memo to INLP/FNEP Students (SUMMER 2021/Term 1214). Submit your graduation application to by no later than August 9, 2021.

Early bird Application DEADLINE:

4 p.m., Friday, July 16th, 2021*.

Please submit your completed application to the Indigenous Languages Program Office (

* Extended from June 16th. See also "Additional Information" section below.

Scroll down this webpage for the Graduation APPLICATION form (fillable pdf).

Congratulations to
Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Indigenous Languages Graduates!

  • Master of Arts in Linguistics of a First Nations Language Degree 
    (4 graduands)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Minor in Indigenous Language and Extended Minor in Linguistics)  
    (1 graduand)
  • Diploma in First Nations Language Proficiency (2 graduands)
  • Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency 
    (10 graduands)

June 2021 Virtual Convocation:
To view schedule and watch the celebration, visit

Procedures and Deadlines

EARLY Fee application deadline:  July 16th, 4 p.m., Friday.
FINAL application deadline: August 9th, 12 noon, Monday

Eligible students in an Indigenous (First Nations) Language Proficiency Certificate (CINLP/CFNLP) Program or a Diploma (DINLP/DFNLP) Program (CFNLP) or Indigenous Community Academic Outreach Cohorts (FNEP/NEP)  who have either completed all program requirements prior to or in the process of completing program requirements in the Summer 2021 Academic Term who wish to graduate and attend the October 2021 SFU Convocation (Burnaby Campus) may apply to graduate. 

Your Convocation ceremony will also be in October 2021.

Academic Advising and Graduation Check:
To arrange an academic advising appointment or to request a graduation requirement progress review, please contact the Academic Advisor in Indigenous Languages Program (



CLICK  the PDF ICON (below) to download the fillable application onto your computer. 

* 2021_FILLABLE_INLP-FNEP_Grad_Application.pdf
FILLABE INLP/FNEP APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION (version 06.23.21) This is a fillable form. Remember to print either a hardcopy, sign and scan; or 'Print to PDF' and 'Save' your data. Please email your signed application to INLP (

!!! Complete and print hardcopy, or
     use your computer's "Print as PDF" function to save your data entered application form.
     If you decide to fill the application from a web browser, please use Goggle CHROME.


Please RETURN your completed and signed application (in pdf format) to:

SFU Indigenous Languages Program -


Application Fee:

For 2021 Summer: 
Early Application Fee:  Degree $35 CAD. Certificate and Diploma credentials: $20 CAD.
Late Application Fee:  Degree $85 CAD.  Certificate and Diploma: $70 CAD.

If you have tuition/fees sponsorship for the graduation application fee:

1) In the payment section of your graduation application, mark down 'Fee sponsor:  [ Insert your band sponsor organization name ];
2) please ask your band sponsor to complete the INLP/FNEP Indigenous Student Sponsorship Form, sign and return by email to our office.   The sponsorship form is available for download from

Additional Information for Summer 2021 Graduation Application Process

INLP/FNEP Students Graduation Application Deadline Dates if you wish to be awarded and receive your credential in 2021: 

Early Fee extended Deadline: July 16th

Submit your completed, signed and email your application to INLP by the above deadline  [  ].


Prior to Convocation, each graduand will be contacted regarding the convocation ceremony. Information on procedures that each graduand is expected to follow in preparation for Convocatoin will also be included.

Be sure to check your SFU Mail ( student email for messages from the University regarding the status of your graduation application and Convocation information.

Graduands are responsible to notify Convocation (SFU and/or INLP) organizers of their attendance at Convocation in a timely manner.


SFU Kamloops Program/NEP/FNEP Students:
If you have been a Kamloops Program student or has NEPNSA noted in your advising transcript, please ensure you contact the Academic Advisor in Indigenous Languages Program ( for information related to your graduation application.

FNEP/INLP Graduation Application Submission: 
Please download the application form above, complete, sign and return it to the Indigenous Languages Program.
By email to:;

or by mail to:
Indigenous Languages Program, SFU, Room RCB 8110, SFU, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6.

Graduation application fees: 
An application fee is charged upon receipt of your graduation application.
Click Summer 2021 Undergraduate Fees - Graduation section of the SUMMER 2021 Academic Calendar to view term's fees.

Other Information:

  • September 8, 2021: Deadline to cancel application to graduate in October 2021 Convocation if you have completed degree requirements in Summer 2021.

FEES: An application fee* of $35 is required to apply for graduation for a degree, and a fee of $20 is required to apply for graduation for a certificate or a diploma.  If you missed the early INLP (FNEP) graduation application period, the application (late) fee will apply. It will be $85 for a degree; and $70 for a certificate or a diploma credential.

*Band sponsorship or external project funded: Please note on the Card number field in the Payment section of the graduation application form, "Sponsored" as well as the following
a) If you have band sponsorship, please write the name of your band sponsorship organization.  Please make sure your funding sponsor completes, sign and return the SFU FNLP Indigenous Student Sponsorship Authorization (form) to the FNLP Office.
b) If you are funded through a government education support program
, please indicate the name of the program. (Eg. "Post-secondary Partnerships Program, Indigenous Services Canada.")

For additional information.
please contact the INLP Office by email  (Ph: 778.782.9763 / 1 800 399 5565). 
About Convocation, please refer to the SFU Convocation Main website (


Planning Your Day

Information on how to confirm your Convocation attendance and to order your Convocation regalia, please visit the SFU Convocation website (link below).

October 2021: Information on how to confirm attendance and regalia order for Convocation will be available closer to Convocation RSVP period. Monitor your email.

Note:  RSVP portal in SIS opens approximately three weeks prior to Convocation.

For information on how to prepare for SFU's virtual Convocation, visit the following link:

SFU Indigenous Students Centre

Spring 2021 Convocation Honouring Celebration

Event Date: June 22, 2021

Fall 2021 Honoring Celebration

Event Date:  TBA.


How many guests can I bring to a Convocation Ceremony?

Virtual Events:  Event will be broadcasted online; so no limit.

In-person on campus:

Seating in Convocation Mall is limited. Students may invite a maximium of four guests for the Convocation ceremony. Seating is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Please let your guests know to arrive to Convocation Mall on Burnaby Campus at least 30 minutes prior to the ceremony for seating.


Non-INLP/FNEP Cohort SFU Students:

** Always double-check deadlines at the Main SFU website and/or Main SFU Convocation website. **

Please visit:

This page last updated:  July 06, 2021.