Update: Advising Forms

Forms should be submitted by email to math_advice@sfu.ca. If a form requires a third party's signature (instructor, departmental advisor, etc.), please instead forward email permission from that person along with your form submission.

While some language on this page has changed, if you read that a form should be submitted in person or that a form requires a signature, please be aware that this update supercedes that information.


All forms should be emailed to math_advice@sfu.ca. Please note that entry into all MATH and MACM courses (excluding MACM 101) is via the Department of Mathematics. All inquiries related to MACM 101 must be directed to the School of Computing Science.

Third Time Permission Application (SUMMER 2020)  

***MARCH 18, 2020, update***

Students applying to repeat MATH 150/151/154/157 must write a placement test. While in-person placement tests are currently cancelled, please email qtest@sfu.ca to indicate that you need to write a plcement test for this application. Updates will be provided as soon as possible.


Deadline and Submission Details

The application period for the SUMMER 2020 term opens March 02, 2020 and closes May 11, 2020.

May 11 (2020) is the final deadline. We do not accept late applications. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. Applications submitted on or near the deadline have a higher chance of being automatically rejected if they are missing any required information.

Applications are submitted by email to math_advice@sfu.ca.


This application process cannot approve repeats in excess of the 5 repeat limit. If this 3rd attempt is also a 6th or more overall repeat, you must also receive permission from your faculty advisor by the deadline above. An application is not considered complete without this permission.

Application Form and General Information

Students must complete and submit the application form if they want to take a MATH or MACM course for a third time. This application is not guaranteed approval. Please note that it is not always possible to have a repeat approved for the term directly subsequent the term in which you last attempted the course. 

This application is not guaranteed approval. See below for reasons applications are often denied.

  • You are on academic probation or have a low GPA.
  • You are requesting a third attempt of MATH 100.
  • You are requesting a repeat in order to raise your GPA.
  • You are an undeclared student.
  • Your intended graduation plan is not realistic.
  • The repeat course is not required for your program.
  • Your GPA has been in decline for several terms.
  • Your grades in the term directly preceeding the "repeat term" are poor.
  • There are other reasons which suggest you might struggle in the course.

Please make note of the policies for repeating courses here.

Course/Exam Conflict Waiver Application

Students must receive instructor permission if they want to enrol in a MATH course (100 - 400 level) or MACM course (200 - 400 level) that has a schedule conflict with a course in which they’re already enrolled. Conflicts are typically caused by time or location of lectures, tutorials, or exams.

Submit the completed form (including instructor permission) to the Mathematics Undergraduate Advisor by email (email: math_advice@sfu.ca).

The form requires the instructor's signature. However, please ask the instructor to email you permission instead. You can forward the instructor's email in place of a signature.

Prerequisite Waiver Application (WEBFORM)

Prerequisite waivers are assessed by the Undergraduate Committee in the Department of Mathematics. Students must demonstrate exceptionally unusual academic circumstances in order for waivers to be granted. Course scheduling issues do not satisfy this criteria. 

Prerequisite waivers are rarely approved.

If you would like to submit a prerequisite waiver application, please use the Prerequisite Waiver Webform.

If you are missing the prerequisite for MATH 100, MATH 190, or any introductory calculus course (MATH 150/151/154/157), please register for and write a placement test.

Undergraduate Course Add Form

If students want to enrol in a MATH or MACM course in week two of the term, the Undergraduate Course Application form must be signed by the instructor of the course and approved by the Department of Mathematics. 

Math 152 D300 Special Lecture

How to apply:

Students seeking to participate in these special lectures must:
1) register in MATH152 Section D100 during the normal registration period;
2) complete a written application and submit it to the Department of Mathematics (link to application);
3) meet a minimum grade requirement of A either MATH150 OR MATH151.

Students selected for these special lectures (Section D300) will be notified prior to the start of term, and informed about the classroom location. 


See SFU Student Services for a full list of undergraduate forms.