Rita Parmar | Undergraduate Student Advisor

DROP-IN HOURS:

Drop-in hours have been suspended until further notice. 

If you would like to connect with the Student Advisor, please email lingadv@sfu.ca and follow one of the following options:

For either option please be specific in your subject line. For example, one of the following subject lines would be appropriate:

  • Declaration of Major, Extended Minor, Certificate in Speech Science program
  • Program review
  • Course selection
  • Grad check

Option 1: Email Advising

Send an email and attach your advising transcript in both term and subject order.

Option 2: Phone Advising

Send an email and attach your advising transcript in both term and subject order.

Include in the body of the email:

  • the date and time you are available for advising (please provide several options)
  • your phone number. Please note, the advisor will be calling from a private number.
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    The Student Advisor can be contacted for program information, course planning, program declarations, and graduation checks.

    lingadv@sfu.ca | 778-782-5739 | RCB 9200

    Please Note : The Student Advisor will be away from August 20th to August 25th and August 28th to September 2nd.

PLAN TO DECLARE A LINGUISTICS MAJOR, EXTENDED MINOR, OR MINOR PROGRAM?

***** EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020*****

ALL NEW PROGRAM STUDENTS MUST:

·      complete LING 220

·      have a CGPA of at least 2.40

·      For program approval, you MUST meet in-person with the Undergraduate Student Advisor. Please bring a printed advising transcript in term and subject order when you meet with the Advisor. You may set up an appointment at lingadv@sfu.ca

CURRENT STUDENTS OR NEW PROGRAM APPROVALS UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2020:

PLAN TO DECLARE A LINGUISTICS MAJOR OR EXTENDED MINOR?

(Declaration Fall 2020 or later)

You must have completed:

  • LING 220-3 Introduction to Linguistics.
  • have a CGPA of at least 2.40 at program declaration.
  • Continuation Requirements: After a student has completed 60 units, a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.40 is required for continuance in the major/minor/extended minor/Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science programs. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.40 cannot enrol in any upper division LING courses. After their CGPA is restored to 2.40, students must meet with the departmental advisor to redeclare into the program.
 

(Declaration Fall 2018 - Summer 2020)

You must have completed:

  • LING 220-3 Introduction to Linguistics with a minimum C+ grade.
  • have a CGPA of at least 2.40 at program declaration.
  • Continuation Requirements (for students approved Fall 2018 or later): After a student has completed 60 units, a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.40 is required for continuance in the major/minor/extended minor/Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science programs. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.40 cannot enrol in any upper division LING courses. After their CGPA is restored to 2.40, students must meet with the departmental advisor to redeclare into the program.

 

(Declaration before Fall 2018)

You must have completed:

  • LING 220-3 Introduction to Linguistics with a minimum C+ grade.
  • have a CGPA of at least 2.25 at program declaration.
  • Continuation Requirements (for students approved Fall 2012 up to Summer 2018): After a student has completed 60 units, a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.25 is required for continuance in the major/minor/extended minor/Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science programs. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enrol in any upper division LING courses. After their CGPA is restored to 2.25, students must meet with the departmental advisor to redeclare into the program.

PLAN TO DECLARE THE CERTIFICATE IN THE LINGUISTICS OF SPEECH SCIENCE (CLSS) PROGRAM?

You must currently have a CGPA of at least 3.00.

  • No specific LING course is required for entry to the program.

(Declaration Fall 2018 or later)

  • Continuation Requirements: After a student has completed 60 units, a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.40 is required for continuance in the major/minor/extended minor/Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science programs. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.40 cannot enrol in any upper division LING courses. After their CGPA is restored to 2.40, students must meet with the departmental advisor to redeclare into the program.

(Declaration before Fall 2018)

  • Continuation Requirements: After a student has completed 60 units, a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.25 is required for continuance in the major/minor/extended minor/Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science programs. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enrol in any upper division LING courses. After their CGPA is restored to 2.25, students must meet with the departmental advisor to redeclare into the program.
 

PLAN TO APPLY TO THE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TESL) PROGRAM?

You must have completed:

  • LING 200-3 Introduction to the Description of English Grammar
  • LING 220-3 Introduction to Linguistics
  • an upper division course, preferably in linguistics, with a minimum C- grade

The Certificate in TESL Linguistics application form and semesterly application deadlines can be found here.

STUDENTS MUST BRING AN ADVISING TRANSCRIPT WHEN COMING TO SEE THE ADVISOR. 

-log in to go.sfu.ca
-locate the drop-down menu marked "other academic..."
-click the down arrow
-select "Advising Transcript" and click "go"
-select "both" and click "go"
-click "View PDF" 

You may need to click "refresh" to see the PDF, and you must have your pop-up blocker off to access the PDF.