Undergraduate Reactivation and Readmission
Students who have previously attended Simon Fraser University may apply for reactivation or for readmission.
- Holders of Simon Fraser University Bachelor Degrees
- Readmission of Involuntarily Withdrawn Students
- Readmission after Required to Withdraw
- Readmission of Students on Extended Withdrawal (PW)
- Duplicate Courses for Readmission
- Final Grades Evaluated for Readmission
- Acceptance GPA
- Transfer Credit on Readmission
- Standing on Readmission
Undergraduate students can fill out the reactivation form that is available at www.sfu.ca/students/admission/admission-requirements/reactivation-form when they meet the following criteria:
- the student has been absent from the University for three or more consecutive terms and was not required to withdraw in the last term at Simon Fraser University, and did not complete further academic studies at a post-secondary institution during the time away from Simon Fraser University; or
- all of the student's undergraduate programs at Simon Fraser University are complete or will be completed by the end of the term; or
- the student began attending Simon Fraser University and, during the first term of attendance, withdrew in week four or later, and received either a WD or WE grade. In these cases, a reactivation is permitted if it occurs within one calendar year of the student's first term of attendance.
The following conditions require that students apply for readmission:
- completion of further academic studies at a recognized post-secondary institution during the time of an absence from Simon Fraser University; or
- the student was required to withdraw or was placed on extended withdrawal from Simon Fraser University; or
- voluntary withdrawal from the first term of attendance. If a new student withdraws before completing any course work, they are required to apply for admission in order to enrol in a subsequent term. (This does not apply to withdraw under extenuating circumstances, after the application deadline for the subsequent term); or
- a concurrent studies student who completes a term and wishes to continue at the University; or
- a student who previously attended as a visiting or exchange student and now wishes to complete a Simon Fraser University credential as a university transfer student.
If any of these conditions are present, you must apply for readmission by the application for admission deadlines: see www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines/admission_scholarships.html.
In addition to submitting an application for readmission or reactivation, former Simon Fraser University students who plan to undertake a program of study leading to an additional bachelor degree or toward a post baccalaureate diploma are urged to obtain program approval from the appropriate department and faculty as soon as possible. Such students entering certificate programs should obtain approval from their faculty advisors.
Students holding Simon Fraser University bachelor degrees may also apply for reactivation to undertake undergraduate courses as special students if no further academic studies at a post-secondary institution were completed during the time away. Normally, no approval is required.
A former student who is involuntarily withdrawn from the University (required to withdraw or placed on extended withdrawal) may apply for readmission based on performance achieved in external academic course work completed after she/he last enrolled at Simon Fraser University.
A former student who is required to withdraw (RTW) shall be eligible for readmission if she/he completes, externally, further transferable academic work according to the following schedule (any of the following five options).
- 12-17 units with a minimum 3.50 GPA (grade point average)
- 18-23 units with a minimum 3.00 GPA
- 24-29 units with a minimum 2.75 GPA or with the acceptance GPA (see Acceptance GPA below) whichever is higher
- 30 or more units with the acceptance GPA (see Acceptance GPA below)
- a completed two year technical diploma with a 70% minimum average and at least 12 units of transferable course work with a minimum 2.75 GPA. (The transferable work may be within the diploma program or supplementary to it.)
A former student on extended withdrawal (PW) shall be eligible for readmission if she/he completes further transferable academic work according to the following schedule (any of the following five options):
- 24-35 units with a minimum 3.50 GPA
- 36-47 units with a minimum 3.00 GPA
- 48-59 units with a minimum 2.75 GPA or with the acceptance GPA (see Acceptance GPA below), whichever is higher
- 60 or more units with the acceptance GPA
- a completed two year technical diploma with a 70% minimum average and at least 24 units of transferable course work with a minimum 2.75 GPA. (The transferable work may be within the diploma program or supplementary to it.)
A repeated course attempt which was passed with a C grade or higher prior to leaving Simon Fraser University will not count in the unit or GPA calculations for readmission. Students may not complete courses at the college that are a lower level than those completed at Simon Fraser University for readmission (e.g. the student has successfully completed MATH 157 at Simon Fraser University and/or MATH 158; therefore the student may not take MATH 100, MATH XXX or MATH 1XX for readmission).
Evaluation for readmission is based only on final grades (i.e. courses in progress are not evaluated).
The acceptance GPA refers to the minimum admission GPA in effect for that term for British Columbia college transfer students, according to enrollment limitation measures. The acceptance GPA may vary.
Credit for transferable courses shall be granted on readmission, subject to a C minimum grade in each course, and subject to normal transfer credit limits.
If readmitted, a student who was previously involuntarily withdrawn from the University (RTW or PW) is placed on academic probation (OAP) and shall be subject to those conditions.