Limits of Duplication of Courses

The number of courses a student may repeat in a degree program is limited to five. Courses taken at SFU for which you have already received transfer credit from another institution will count within this limit of five repeats. This limit can only be extended by the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Students intending to enroll in a sixth or subsequent repeat course should seek advice from their major department advisor or an Academic Advisor before submitting their extension request to their dean.

Any request to enroll in an individual course for the third time must be approved by the UCC Chair. No fourth attempts of an individual course will be approved. Approved course withdrawals will not be counted as repeats for the purposes of this policy.

Students can only duplicate a specific Special Topics course when the course topic is deemed to be the same as the one for which the student has already received credit.