Deadlines

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

Spring term deadlines

Spring term courses start January 11, 2021; last day of exams is April 28, 2021.

November 9: enrollment appointments for Spring 2021 classes begin
November 30: open enrollment period begins at 8:00 am

For comprehensive term dates, see Calendar of academic dates.

(Note: these dates were altered on 27 November 2020 and revised 26 January 2021.)

Note: You can add deadlines to your own calendar to see them in chronological order.

Classes: add/swap/change tutorial

January 17 (Sunday) Last day to add classes, swap classes, change tutorials using goSFU. Last day to enroll or change to audit by the department offering the course.
January 24 (Sunday) 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.)
January 31 (Sunday)
Last day to add classes through the department, with permission of the chair and instructor. Last day to change tutorials through the department.  

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

January 17 (Sunday)
Last day to completely withdraw from all classes using goSFU with no notation on your academic record.
January 24 (Sunday)
Last day to drop a class using goSFU 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. 
April 16 (Friday) - revised
Last day to drop a class using goSFU, with a withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record.
April 17 (Saturday) - revised As of this date, classes may be dropped in the current term only under extenuating circumstances (WE).  www.sfu.ca/students/appeals/withdrawals.html

Fees: payment and refunds/interest charges

Payment
November 30, 2020 (Monday) Deadline to pay Residence fees. 
January 25 (Monday)
Deadline to pay tuition and student fees. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter. 
February 19 (Friday) Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/interest charges
January 17 (Sunday) Last day to drop a class for 100% refund of tuition. For Mandatory Supplementary Course Fee refunds, please check with the department/faculty regarding the specific deadline.
January 24 (Sunday) Last day for 75% refund of tuition. Last day for refund of student fees (Student Services, Recreation-Athletics, and Student Activity). A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
January 31 (Sunday) Last day for 50% refund of tuition. No refund of student fees.
A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
February 1 (Monday) No refund for courses dropped.
A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter. 

* If you have requested a refund related to scholarships or bursaries, see fees/refunds.html.

Cards: Library ID card and U-Pass BC card

Library ID
24 hours after enrollment in Spring term
Visit our ID Card website for information on getting a SFU ID Card
U-Pass BC
January 17 (Sunday) by 4:30pm Deadline for submitting U-Pass BC exemption application
U-Pass BC information www.sfu.ca/students/upass

Financial aid and awards

November 9 - 27, 2020
Work-study application period.
December 21, 2020 - January 15, 2021 Bursary only application period.
December 21, 2020 - January 15, 2021 Undergraduate scholarships and awards application period

Grades online

April 20 (Tuesday) Online posting of grades from Spring term begins.

Graduation application/cancellation

January 11 (Monday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2021, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2020 term.
February 26 (Friday) 

Early deadline to apply and pay for the early application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2021, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2021 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
April 23 (Friday) Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2021, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2021 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
May 12 (Wednesday) - revised Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2021, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2021 term.