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 6, 2020; last day of exams is April 25, 2020.

November 4: enrollment appointments for Spring 2020 classes begin
November 25: open enrollment period begins at 8:00 am

For comprehensive term dates, see Calendar of academic dates.

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

Classes: add/swap/change tutorial

January 12 (Sunday) Last day to add classes, swap classes, change tutorials using goSFU.
January 19 (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 26 (Sunday)
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

January 12 (Sunday)
Last day to completely withdraw from all classes using goSFU with no notation on your academic record.
January 19 (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. 
February 9 (Sunday)
Last day to drop a class using goSFU, with a withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record.
February 10 (Monday)
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/penalties

Payment
November 30, 2019 (Saturday) Deadline to pay Residence fees. 
January 20 (Monday)
(extended due to snow)
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. 
February 21 (Friday) Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/penalties
January 12 (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 19 (Sunday) Last day for 75% refund of tuition. Last day for refund of student fees (Student Services, Recreation-Athletics, and Student Activity). A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed on the outstanding balance after tuition deadline and on the first of each month thereafter.
January 26 (Sunday) 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.
January 27 (Monday) 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. 
February 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.html.

Cards: Library ID card and U-Pass BC card

Library ID
24 hours after enrollment in Spring term
Pick up your Library ID card at any of the three campuses, during office hours: www.sfu.ca/students/contact
U-Pass BC
January 10 (Friday) 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 4 - 22, 2019
Work-study application period.
December 30, 2019 - January 17, 2020 Bursary only application period.
December 30, 2019 - January 17, 2020 Undergraduate scholarships and awards application period

Grades online

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

Graduation application/cancellation

January 6 (Monday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2020 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2019 term.
February 14 (Friday) 

Early deadline to apply and pay for the early application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2020 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2020 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
April 17 (Friday) Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on goSFU for graduation in June 2020 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2020 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
May 11 (Monday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2020 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2020 term.