Academic Support

We know university is a new experience for you. Once you accept your offer, we'll start to prepare you for course enrollment, degree planning, and life on campus. We also have supports available to ensure your academic success and help you get back on track if you encounter any challenges.

Academic advisors help you plan your degree and look at all the options available to explore. 

Student Services academic advisors are available for newly admitted students and students with under 60 units. They help you understand requirements for your degree, including the need to take any Foundations course for competency standards. They can also help you align your degree with your personal, professional, and educational goals.

Department Academic Advisors are available for students with more than 60 units and who are approved in an area of specialization (a major or minor) or are ready to have a specialization approved.

Student Learning Commons

Student Learning Commons (SLC) has programs to help you improve written and conversational English, and to learn how to improve your study skills, researching and time management.

Resources for writing support, consultations and presentations

Peer Tutors & Mentors

Peer Tutors & Mentors are SFU students who can support you with specific academic advice. These are just some of the Peer Tutor and Mentor groups at SFU.

Peer Tutors & Mentors by Program or Faculty

We want to ensure students succeed in their academic and personal pursuits. The Back on Track Program offers students in academic difficulty the opportunity to assess their academic choices, analyze their challenges, strengthen skills, and develop strategies for future academic and personal success.

Students with a documented or suspected disability can contact our Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) to discuss eligibility requirements and arrange for accommodation to support their studies.