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

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:

Undergraduate Admissions
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:

Undergraduate Admissions
Student Central
Maggie Benston Centre level 3000
Burnaby campus

Documents accepted online: Proof of Canadian Status and Outline of Activities

Please send these documents to us. You will need to

Irreplaceable documents

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

Self-reporting grades

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