Spring 2016 term deadlines

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

Spring term starts January 5, 2016; last day of exams is April 23.

Enrollment appointments begin online November 9; open enrollment begins November 30.

For comprehensive term dates, see Calendar of academic dates

Classes: add/swap/change tutorial

January 11 (Monday) Last day to add classes, swap classes, change tutorials using the Student Information System
January 18 (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.)
January 25 (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

January 11 (Monday) Last day to completely withdraw from all classes using the Student Information System, with no notation on your academic record
January 18 (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. 
 February 8 (Monday)
Last day to drop a class using the Student Information System, with a withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record.
April 11 (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

Payment
January 18 (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.
February 19 (Friday) Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds
January 11 (Monday) Last day for 100% refund of tuition.
January 18 (Monday) Last day for 75% refund of tuition. 
January 25 (Monday) Last day for 50% refund of tuition. 
January 26 (Tuesday) No refund for courses dropped. A 2% late fee penalty will be assessed 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.

Library ID card and U-Pass BC 

Library ID
24 hours after enrollment in Spring term
Pick up your Library ID card at any of the three campuses, during office hours:
sfu.ca/students/contact
U-Pass BC
January 11 (Monday) Deadline for submitting an application for exemption for U-Pass BC.
U-Pass BC information sfu.ca/students/upass

Financial aid and awards

November 9 - 27, 2015 (Monday to Friday) Work-study application period.
December 28, 2015 - January 15, 2016 (Monday to Friday) Bursary only application period.
January 15 (Friday) Deadline for application for undergraduate scholarships and awards.

Grades online

April 15 (Wednesday) Online posting of grades from Spring term begins

Graduation application/cancellation

January 5 (Tuesday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2016 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2015 term.
February 19 (Friday) Early deadline to apply for the early application fee on the Student Information System for graduation in June 2016 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2016 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
April 15 (Friday) Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on the Student Information System for graduation in June 2016 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2016 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
May 9 (Monday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2016 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in Spring 2016 term.
Convocation information www.sfu.ca/convocation/