Deadlines

If you are a graduate student, please also see Dates and Deadlines for grad students, as some deadlines may be different.

Fall term deadlines

Fall term courses start September 6, 2016; last day of exams is December 18, 2016.

Enrollment appointments begin online July 4; open enrollment begins July 25 at 8:30 am.

For comprehensive term dates, see Calendar of academic dates

Classes: add/swap/change tutorial

September 12 (Monday) Last day to add classes, swap classes, change tutorials using the Student Information System
September 19 (Monday) Last day to enroll for class challenge or switch your challenge from one class to another or regular enrollment in a class, with permission of the department. (You can’t withdraw from class challenge without substituting a regular class.)
September 26 (Monday)
Last day to add classes through the department, with permission of the chair and instructor. Last day to change tutorials through the department. Last day to change a class to audit status.

Classes: drop/withdraw/extenuating circumstances (WE). See also Fees for REFUNDS/PENALTIES

September 12 (Monday)
Last day to completely withdraw from all classes with no notation on your academic record.
September 19 (Monday)
Last day to drop a class using the Student Information System, without a withdrawal notation of “WD” for the course on your academic record. If withdrawing from all classes, a withdrawal notation of “Withdrew YYYY-MM-DD” will be added to your academic record. 
October 10 (Monday)
Last day to drop a class using the Student Information System, with a withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record.
December 5 (Monday)
Last day to apply to drop classes in the current term under extenuating circumstances (WE). (Applications received after this date will be considered retroactive and may take longer to process.)

Fees: payment and refunds/penalties

Payment
September 19 (Monday) Deadline to pay tuition and student fees. A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter. 
October 21 (Friday) Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/penalties
September 12 (Monday) Last day for 100% refund of tuition. Last day for refund of student fees.
September 19 (Monday) Last day for 75% refund of tuition. Last day for refund of student fees.
A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
September 26 (Monday) Last day for 50% refund of tuition. No refund of student fees.
A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
September 27 (Tuesday) No refund for courses dropped. A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
October 21 (Friday) after 10:00 am, and every month thereafter If you have not enrolled in direct deposit, refund cheques requested for overpayment (which are not related to scholarships and bursaries*) are available for pickup at Burnaby campus, unless payment has been made by personal cheque (which requires a 45 day clearance period).

* If you have requested a refund related to scholarships or bursaries, see Fees: Refunds.

Cards: Library ID card and U-Pass BC

Library ID
24 hours after enrollment in Fall term
Pick up your Library ID card at any of the three campuses, during office hours:
sfu.ca/students/contact
U-Pass BC
September 12 (Monday)
Deadline for submitting U-Pass BC exemption application
U-Pass BC information sfu.ca/students/upass

Financial aid and awards

July 4 - 22 (Monday to Friday)
Work-study application period.
August 29 - September 16 (Monday to Friday)
Bursary only application period.
September 16 (Friday)
Deadline for application for private scholarships.

Grades online

December 7 (Wednesday) Online posting of grades from Fall term begins.

Graduation application/cancellation

September 6 (Tuesday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in October 2016 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Summer 2016 term.
October 21 (Friday) Early deadline to apply and pay for the early application fee on the Student Information System for graduation in June 2017 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2016 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
December 16 (Friday) Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on the Student Information System for graduation in June 2017 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2016 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
January 4, 2017 (Wednesday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2017 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2016 term.