Deadlines

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

Spring 2014 term deadlines

Spring term starts January 6; last day of exams is April 24.

There is a Reading Break from Tuesday, February 11 through Saturday, February 15. (The Family Day holiday is on Monday, February 10.)

Enrollment appointments begin online November 4, 2013; open enrollment begins November 23.

For comprehensive term dates, see Calendar of academic dates

Classes: add/swap/change tutorial

January 10 (Friday) Last day to add classes, swap classes, change tutorials using the Student Information System
January 17 (Friday) 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 (Friday) 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 10 (Friday) Last day to completely withdraw from all classes using the Student Information System, with no notation on your academic record.
January 17 (Friday) Last day to drop a class using the Student Information System, with no Withdrawal notation on your academic record. If withdrawing from all classes, a Withdrawal notation (WD) will be added to your academic record.
February 7 (Friday) Last day to drop a class using the Student Information System, with a Withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record.
April 4 (Friday) 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
January 17 (Friday) 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
November 29 (Friday) Last day for 100% refund of tuition.
November 30 (Saturday) to January 10 (Friday) Penalty of $50 for each class dropped (maximum total penalty $100) during this period, if your net course load has decreased.
January 11 (Saturday) to January 17 (Friday) Penalty of $100 for each class dropped during this period, if your net course load has decreased.
January 18 (Saturday) No refund for courses dropped. A tuition drop penalty will be calculated and posted to your student account in the third week of classes. View your student account after January 20 for your outstanding balance. A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed after this date and on the first of each month thereafter.
February 21 (Friday) after 2:30pm Refund cheques REQUESTED for overpayment which are NOT related to scholarships and bursaries* are available for pickup, 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 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:
students.sfu.ca/contact
U-Pass BC
January 10 (Friday) Deadline for submitting an application for exemption for U-Pass BC.
U-Pass BC information students.sfu.ca/upass
 

Distance education materials/refunds

December 16 (Monday) Class material pickup begins.
February 11 (Tuesday) Deadline to return class material for applicable material refund.

Financial aid and awards

November 4-22 (Monday to Friday) Work-study application period.
December 30, 2013 to January 17, 2014 (Monday to Friday) Bursary only application period.
January 17 (Friday) Deadline for application for private scholarships.

Grades online

December 9 (Monday) Grades from Fall 2013 term begin to be posted online.
April 11 (Friday) Grades from Spring 2014 term begin to be posted online.

Graduation application/cancellation

January 6 (Monday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2014 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2013 term.
February 14 (Friday) Early deadline to apply for the early application fee on the Student Information System for graduation in June 2014 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements Spring 2014 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
April 11 (Friday) Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on the Student Information System for graduation in June 2014 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements Spring 2014 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
May 5 (Monday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2014 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in Spring 2014 term.
Convocation information www.sfu.ca/convocation/

Health plan deadlines (for information only - check the appropriate website for confirmation and details)

January 2 - 17 Opt out period for ihaveaplan.ca only for students starting SFU in January 2014:

Undergraduates: http://ihaveaplan.ca/rte/en/SimonFraserUniversityundergraduatestudentsSFSS_Home

Graduate students:  http://ihaveaplan.ca/rte/en/IHaveAPlan_SFUSimonFraserUniversitygraduatestudentsGSS_Home

 
January 30 (Thursday) International students - deadline to opt out of guard.me insurance