ABOUT ADVISING SERVICES
All current students may meet with the undergraduate advisor before registering for future CA courses. The advisor can discuss program options and course requirements for your degree. SFU views sound academic advising as a significant responsibility in educating students.
Ultimately, the student is responsible for seeking adequate academic advice, for knowing and meeting degree requirements, and for enrolling in appropriate courses to ensure orderly and timely progress toward a degree.
Frequent advisor contact provides students with current academic information and promotes progress toward educational goals. The University supports that progress and encourages effective academic advising.
Academic concessions are granted when unexpected situations or circumstances prevent students from participating in course-related activities, which could include missing a class, or completing graded work or exams.
Situations or circumstances that may call for an academic concession include illness, accident, family situation, and similar unanticipated changes in personal responsibilities that create a conflict, or warrant particular compassion.
Concessions are normally granted at the discretion of individual instructors and/or in accordance with established departmental or Faculty policies and procedures. Students should always speak to their instructor as a first step.
Find out more HERE
Book an advising appointment
VIDEO-CONFERENCING (zoom) advising appointments are encouraged; IN-PERSON is available by request (masks encouraged). Please visit HERE to book your advising appointment the SCA's Undergraduate Advisor.
Monday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Email the SCA's Undergraduate Advisor HERE.
Health and Counselling Services
Health and Counselling Services are still available; however, please call ahead to book an appointment or to access any of their services.
- Burnaby: 778-782-4615
- Vancouver: 778-782-5200
- Support and FAQs for students regarding COVID-19.
- SFU students (Grad & UGrad) can access free, immediate support 24/7 (chat or phone) with My SSP (Student Support Program).
- Option to phone and pre-book appointments - request video, phone or in-person appointments, as well as language options.
- Download the My SSP app to access articles and strategies to stay healthy and connected.
- Call 1.844.451.9700 (CAN/ US) or 001.416.380.6578 (international, charges may apply) to access My SSP by phone.
For more information about how COVID-19 is impacting the university community, please visit the FAQ page.
HOW TO PRINT AN ADVISING TRANSCRIPT
1. Log into go.sfu.ca
2. From your student centre, under "Academics", click on the drop down menu and select "Transcript: Advising". Click the ">>" button
3. Click "Go"
4. Beside the title "*Sort By:" select "Both" from the drop down menu
5. Click "Refresh" until the run status indicates Success
6. Click on the "view PDF" link, open the file and print your transcript
ADVISING INFORMATION & LINKS
How to enroll in classes. Follow this link to a set of 'how-to' videos related to enrollment HERE.
If a class is full you can still put yourself on a wait-list if one exists. Remember you can only put yourself on the wait-list for 8 units. The wait-list is attached to the tutorial component, not the lecture. (So if you wait list for a full tutorial you may see there are seats open in the lecture but you will not move off the waitlist until a space opens up in the tutorial you have selected.)
Wait lists run until the first week of class, after that the wait list is visible but not running. Wait lists are removed at the beginning of week three.
Our wait-lists are needs based, not first-come-first-serve.
Many departments reserve enrollment in some courses for their Major and Minor students. Some courses do not move to open enrollment and so are inaccessible to students not enrolled in that particular Major/Minor. If you are having trouble enrolling in a course outside of SCA, consult the webpage of the department/school offering the course for more information on their registration policies.
Please note: We cannot enroll students in courses offered by other departments or waive pre-requisites for their courses.
Contains program requirements and course information. Also has link to archived terms. Find the Academic Calendar HERE.
DATES & DEADLINES BY TERM
Important dates for students which can be added to your Connect calendar. Find the important Dates & Deadlines calendar HERE.
All SCA student GPA levels will be evaluated at the end of each academic year, normally at the end of the Spring semester. A student who falls below the required cumulative GPA in CA courses of 2.67 will be notified of their probation status as a major with a limited time to adjust their CA GPA. Students will need to meet with the Area Coordinator and Advisor and plan their academic career for either re-establishing the Major or pursuing an FCAT BA with a double minor program. If the student does not bring the cumulative GPA in CA courses to 2.67 in the allotted time, he/she will be dropped from the major. If the student is in first or second year of study within the major and falls below the required cumulative GPA in CA courses of 2.67, the student will have two semesters to bring up their average to 2.67. If the student is in third year of their major, they will have one semester to bring their average to 2.67. Students who lose their status as a major in the SCA will have the option of pursuing the extended minor as part of the double minor BA option in FCAT, or via other options in the university.
DECLARATION OF MAJORS
Program entry for all levels for Dance, Film, Music and Sound, Theatre Performance, Theatre Production & Design, and Visual Art BFAs is by audition, interview, or portfolio. Depending on the program area, the audition, interview, or portfolio review will occur from February to April. Click HERE for further details.
If you are having difficulty with your SFU courses, there are resources available to help you. Find more info HERE.
WITHDRAWAL UNDER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES
If you are faced with circumstances beyond your control that negatively impact your ability to complete your coursework, you may qualify for a Withdrawal Under Extenuating Circumstances. Find more information and forms HERE.
APPLY TO GRADUATE
Find the graduation checklist, schedules, and deadlines HERE.
CODE OF ACADEMIC HONESTY
All students are expected to comply with the policies of the university. Students should familiarize themselves with policy S10.02 so they understand what Academic Honesty is and how it is defined by SFU. Find more info HERE.
OTHER ADVISING RESOURCES
STUDENT LEARNING COMMONS
Students can find help with note taking, writing, presentations, exams, procrastination, time management, essays, and study strategies through the Student Learning Commons.
CENTRE FOR ACCESSIBLE LEARNING (CAL)
Students wondering if they qualify for accommodations for their disability should contact the Centre for Accessible Learning.
FINANCIAL AID AND ADVISING
Students looking for information about scholarships, awards, bursaries or loans should contact Financial Aid and Advising.
STUDY ABROAD ADVISING
Information for students interested in International Exchange programs, Fields Schools, and short-term summer programs can be found HERE.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISING
Immigration and non-immigration advising for international students and assistance with documents, finding housing, and orientation to SFU and Vancouver can be found through SFU's International Student Advising and Programs.
HEALTH AND COUNSELLING SERVICES
Basic medical services are available at campus clinics located in Burnaby and Vancouver. Hours and contact information can be found HERE.
Advising & Enrolment
SCA Undergraduate Advisor: email@example.com