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 4, 2017; last day of exams is April 21.

Enrollment appointments begin online November 7; open enrollment begins November 28.

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 the Student Information System (go.sfu.ca)
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. Last day to change a class to audit status.

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

January 10 (Tuesday)
Last day to completely withdraw from all classes using the Student Information System with no notation on your academic record.
January 17 (Tuesday)
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 7 (Tuesday)
Last day to drop a class using the Student Information System, with a withdrawal notation (WD) on your academic record.
April 7 (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 (Tuesday) 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 1 (Wednesday) Deadline to pay Residence fees. 
February 24 (Friday) Deadline to pay Co-op Practicum fees.

Refunds/penalties
January 10 (Tuesday) Last day for 100% refund of tuition.
January 17 (Tuesday) Last day for 75% refund of tuition. Last day for 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 24 (Tuesday) 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 25 (Wednesday) 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 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).

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

Cards: 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: www.sfu.ca/students/contact
U-Pass BC
January 10 (Tuesday) 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 - 25, 2016
Work-study application period.
December 26, 2016 - January 13, 2017 Bursary only application period.
January 13, 2017 (Friday)
Deadline for application for undergraduate scholarships and awards.

Grades online

April 11 (Tuesday) Online posting of grades from Spring term begins.

Graduation application/cancellation

January 4 (Wednesday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2017 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Fall 2016 term.
February 17 (Friday) Early deadline to apply and pay for the early application fee on the Student Information System (go.sfu.ca) for graduation in June 2017 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2017 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
April 13 (Thursday) Final deadline to apply and pay for the regular application fee on the Student Information System for graduation in June 2017 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2017 term. Note that the graduation fee will be charged for each degree, diploma and certificate for which you are applying.
May 8 (Monday) Deadline to cancel application to graduate in June 2017 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in the Spring 2017 term.