Course Drop Deadlines

If you are planning to drop any courses, please check the strict policies and deadline information below.

SFU deadlines & penalties

University deadlines and penalties will apply to all course drops. For further information, visit SFU’s main deadlines page.

The sole exception to these is requests from students who receive co-op placements after the first penalty period takes effect – provided these students have their drops arranged through the Co-op Office.

Be advised that if you choose to take a course in addition to co-op and then decide to drop it later in the semester, all deadline and penalty policies will apply.

How to arrange a course drop

Aside from the above co-op related scenario, students will arrange their own course drops up to and including week five of any given semester.

From week six, you are required to use one of the following two procedures: 

  1. Contact the Registrar’s Office to arrange a course drop under extenuating circumstances.
  2. Complete a Request for Undergraduate Course Change form (available from the Undergraduate Program Assistant at MSE office). This must be signed-off by the course instructor and the MSE Director. This form is used only to backdate a drop because of an administrative error or to drop a course for which no tuition penalty should be assessed because another course has been substituted for it (added after the end of week two of classes) by the student.