Mature Student

If you are 23 or older (before the start of classes for the semester you are applying to), are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and have attempted fewer than 24 units of transferable course work, you may be given consideration as a mature student.

In addition to normal documents, you must submit a personal information profile and at least one letter of reference. We give preference to applicants who have successfully completed some post-secondary work, usually four transferable academic courses (12 units), and ensured that they have no background deficiencies in essay writing, mathematics, etc.


Step 1: Apply for undergraduate admission at

Step 2: Fill out the personal profile below after you have received your SFU ID number.

Note: Applicants for degree programs are expected to meet the literacy and quantitative and analytical skills competency requirements specified for transfer students. Applicants who have attempted a year or more of transferable post-secondary work (24 units or more) are ineligible for mature student entry but may be considered for admission as transfer students.

The deadline for submitting the personal information profile will be noted on your To-Do list on your Student Centre on goSFU after you have applied.

Personal Information Profile

(you must have already applied online and received your User ID or application number)
For which term are you applying under Mature Student admission?


Please provide the name, address, phone number and email of your primary and secondary referees.

Referee #1

Referee #2

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