INLP & FNEP Graduation

Graduation 2023

SUMMER 2023 - Get Ready to Graduate



You may apply to graduate if you:

  1. have completed all your program's requirements before SUMMER 2023 but not yet applied to graduate, or
  2. will be completing all your program's requirements by the end of the SUMMER 2023 Academic Term

Graduation Memo and Application Instructions:

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

SUMMER 2023 MEMO to INLP/FNEP Cohort Students: 

* Graduation_Memo_1234_for_INLP-FNEP_Students.pdf
Graduation memo to INLP/FNEP Students (SUMMER 2023/Term 1234). Submit your graduation application to Early INLP application deadline: June 14, 2023.

Early bird Application DEADLINE:

12 noon, Wednesday, June 14, 2023 *.

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

*  See also "Additional Information" section below.

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

Congratulations to
2022-23 Indigenous Languages Graduates!

  • Summer 2022
    Master of Arts, Linguistics of a First Nations Language
    (1 graduand)
    Certificate in Indigenous Language Proficiency
    (21 graduands: 11 Haíɫzaqvḷa graduands and 10 Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Snichim graduands)

Fall 2022 Convocation:
To view schedule and watch the live broadcast of celebration, visit

Procedures and Deadlines

EARLY Fee application deadline:  June 14, 2023; 12 noon, Wednesday.
FINAL application deadline: August 09, 2023; 12 noon, Wednesday

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 2023 Academic Term who wish to graduate and attend the Fall 2023 SFU Convocation (Burnaby Campus) may apply to graduate. 


The current SUMMER 2023 SFU Convocation Ceremony covers Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Graduation Terms. Convocation of Indigenous Languages credentials is on June  6,  2023.

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. 

* FILLABLE_FNEP_Graduation_Application_v.05-29-23.pdf
FILLABE INLP/FNEP APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION (version 29.05.2023) This is a fillable form. Remember to print either a hardcopy, sign and scan; or 'Print to PDF' and 'Save' your data entry. Please email your completed and signed graduation application to INLP ( Thank you.

!!! 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 Google CHROME.


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

SFU Indigenous Languages Program -


Application Fee:

For 2023 SUMMER Graduation: 
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 Graduation Application Process

INLP/FNEP Students Graduation Application Deadline to receive your credential: 

Summer 2023 Early Fee Deadline: JUNE 14, 2023

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 Convocation 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 8116, SFU, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6.

Graduation application fees: 
An application fee is charged upon receipt of your graduation application.
Click  Undergraduate Fees - Graduation section of the SUMMER 2023 Academic Calendar to view term's fees.

Other Information:

  • September 05, 2023: Deadline to cancel application to graduate in SUMMER 2023 if you have completed requirements upto August 2023.
  • May 05, 2023: Deadline to cancel application to graduate in SPRING 2023 if you have completed degree requirements upto April 2023.

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 (



Visit the SFU Convocation FAQs webpage

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).


Date: RSVP via GoSFU in late May to early June 2023:
Information on how to confirm attendance and regalia order for Convocation will be available closer to Convocation RSVP period.
Please Monitor your SFU email

Note: The RSVP portal in SIS (aka opens approximately two to 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 2023 Convocation Honouring Celebration

Event Date: June 05, 2023


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/Non-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:  May 30, 2023