Documentation required to support your application for admission
Any documents required to process your application will appear on your to-do list in your Student Center (log in at go.sfu.ca).
All documentation submitted in support of your application must be official.
An official document/transcript:
- Is issued directly from the educational institution in a sealed envelope
- Bears the original institutional seal, stamp, or signature
- Is in the original language of instruction
We accept electronic transcripts directly from the following institutions:
- Capilano University
- Douglas College
- Fraser International College
- Kwantlen University
- Langara College
- University of Fraser Valley
- Vancouver Island University
You must order the transcript from your institution after you have applied for admission to SFU. Our office uploads the official electronic transcirpts once per week (generally on Friday).
Photocopies, notarized copies or personal copies of documents are not acceptable and may delay the processing of your application. Only official documents are accepted. If required, official English translations may be requested and will be returned to you.
Where to submit required documents
Please note that admission to undergraduate programs located at our Vancouver and Surrey campuses is evaluated at the Burnaby campus.
Submit required documents by mail to:
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
Or drop them off in person from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm to:
Maggie Benston Centre level 3000
Please send these documents to us. You will need to
- scan the documents if necessary and save the scan
- complete an online form and browse your computer to find and upload the documents
- PR Card: a scanned copy of the front and back of the card is required.
- Outline of Activities: a point-form list of activities for the period of time noted on your to-do list. We would request this if there is a gap in your education history.
Irreplaceable documents (as determined by our Admissions office) will be made available for pickup at the Admissions desk in Student Central (located in MBC 3200 on the Burnaby campus) after our evaluation is complete.
If you live outside Canada or if you have left your documents with our office for more than one year, please contact us to request to have your documents returned.
If someone other than yourself will be picking up your documents, you will need to submit a letter of authorization for the release of your documents.
All other documents become the property of the University and will not be returned.
SFU Admissions will retain documents for three terms following the term to which application is made. If you attend SFU, documents will be kept on file for the duration of your studies.
Outline of Activities
Have you been requested to submit an outline of activities? The outline should provide a brief description of your activities during the time your education was interrupted. This can include, but is not limited to: work, travel, additional schooling etc. Create the outline as a computer file (or scan and save the scanned copy if necessary). Then:
Electronic institution sending codes
- IELTS/TOEFL: 0999
- SAT: 0999
- AP: 0999
Predicted IB grades form
Are you a current IB diploma applicant? Ask your counsellor to submit a predicted grades form to SFU. See www.sfu.ca/students/admission/admission-requirements/fall-2019/international-baccalaureate.html.
Are you a current BC/Yukon or Canadian high school applicant for the fall term? You should self-report your grades to us. Find more information at www.sfu.ca/students/admission/admission-requirements/applied/fall.html