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Academic Dates & Deadlines

Spring 2023

Spring term courses start January 4, 2023; last day of exams is April 24, 2023.

November 7: enrollment appointments for Spring 2023 classes begin
November 28: open enrollment period begins at 8:00 am

Note:

Add deadlines to your own calendar to see them in chronological order. For comprehensive term dates, see Calendar of academic dates.

Classes: add/swap/change tutorial

January 10 (Tuesday) 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 17 (Tuesday) 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 24 (Tuesday)
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 10 (Tuesday)
Last day to completely withdraw from all classes using goSFU with no notation on your academic record.
January 17 (Tuesday)
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. 
March 7 (Tuesday)
Last day to drop a class using goSFU, with a withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record.
March 8 (Tuesday)   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, 2022 (Wednesday) Deadline to pay Residence fees. www.sfu.ca/students/residences/fees/payment-methods.html. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter.
January 17 (Tuesday)
Deadline to pay tuition and student fees. See How to Pay, and note it takes up to five business days for your payment to be received and show in goSFU. A 2% monthly interest charge will be assessed after the due date and on the first of each month thereafter. 
February 17 (Friday) Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/interest charges
January 10 (Tuesday) 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 17 (Tuesday) 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 24 (Tuesday) 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.
January 25 (Wednesday) 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. 
February 17 (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). See Fees: Refunds.

NOTE: If you request a refund related to scholarships or bursaries, see Fees: Refunds: Dates: #bursaries.

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 11 (Wednesday) by 4:30pm Deadline for submitting an application for exemption for U-Pass BC 
U-Pass BC information www.sfu.ca/students/upass

Financial aid and awards

November 7 - 18, 2022
Work-study application period
December 19, 2022 - January 13, 2023 Bursary application period
December 19, 2022 - January 13, 2023 Undergraduate scholarships and awards application period

Grades online

April 14 (Friday) Online posting of grades from Spring term begins

Graduation application/cancellation

January 3 (Tuesday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2023, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2022 term.
February 17 (Friday)

Early deadline to apply and pay for the early application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2023, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2023 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
April 14 (Friday) Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2023, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2023 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
May 5 (Friday)   Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2023, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2023 term.