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Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University is the second largest university in BC. Its main campus is on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby.  Simon Fraser University also has two additional campuses – The Harbour Centre Campus in downtown Vancouver and the Surrey Campus in the Fraser Valley.  Each of these campuses offers easier access for individuals working or living in Vancouver’s downtown core or in the Fraser Valley. SFU offers a wide range of studies in, for example: Arts, Sciences, Fine and Performing Arts, Kinesiology, Education, Business, Engineering and Computer Science. Its newest additions include Interactive Arts and Technology programs.

FACILITY/SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS: The Burnaby Campus houses student housing, a pool and two gyms, an art gallery and theatre and a student-operated radio station. The Harbour Centre and Surrey Campuses are directly on the Sky Train route. Services for students include: intramural sports and fitness programs; computer labs, a full range of health, personal and career counselling services; child care services; a (free) legal advice clinic; an ecumenical chaplaincy; a student employment centre; and a Student Society-operated pub and coffee house.

  • General Requirements

    You must have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable post-secondary course work, and may transfer up to a maximum of 60 units toward your degree program. If you have completed 9 – 23 units and are in good academic standing (you have a minimum GPA of a 2.0) you will be required to meet the high school admission requirements.

    If you are not in good standing or have a GPA of less than 2.00 ( 60%), you will not be admitted.

    Admission is competitive. In the past, the average for admission has ranged from a 2.50 GPA to a 3.50 GPA depending on the program – for details see admission averages. Note: an admission average is calculated on all transferable courses attempted.

    In addition to the general and program-specific admission requirements (listed below), you must meet our English language admission requirement and Quantitative skills requirement. If you do not meet these requirements on your college or university work, we may request your high school transcript.

    We will assess possible transfer credit only after we have received your admission application. We may request that you provide detailed course outlines, which should include:

    • a statement of course objective(s)
    • the duration/number of weeks (excluding final exam period)
    • hours per week of lecture (laboratory / tutorial / seminar / studio work) and the hours per week of required open laboratory work or open studio work
    • the method of evaluation and grading
    • the textbook(s) used
    • the amount of credit/units earned
  • Transfer Credits

    Information for applicants from BC colleges

    A BC/Yukon transfer guide listing all first and second year transferable courses along with the SFU equivalent is available at the BC Transfer Guide. Courses not listed in the transfer guide are not transferable.

    BC Associate of Arts or Science degree holders will receive preference in admission, with a GPA 0.25 points less than the GPA required for regular transfer, but not less than 2.00 overall. If individually assigned transfer credit totals less than 60, the remainder will be general elective credit.

    If you are not in good standing or have been required to withdraw from another post-secondary institution you will be considered for admission only if you have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable course work since being required to withdraw. A GPA on the further course work of at least .50 points above the regular admission GPA will be required.

    Information for applicants from other universities

    For university transfer, we support the Pan-Canadian Protocol on transferability of first and second year courses from any recognized Canadian university.

    If you are not in good standing or have been required to withdraw from another post-secondary institution you will be considered for admission only if you have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable course work since being required to withdraw. A GPA on the further course work of at least .50 points above the regular admission GPA will be required.

    Information for applicants from colleges or institutes of applied arts and technology

    If you have successfully completed a two or three year academic diploma program at a Canadian Institute of Technology or at a College of Applied Arts and Technology you may be considered for admission with a competitive overall program average. Admission is determined on an individual basis and transfer credit granted is limited.

    Information for applicants not in good academic standing or required to withdraw

    If you are not in good standing or have been required to withdraw from another post-secondary institution you will be considered for admission only if you have attempted a minimum of 24 units of transferable course work since being required to withdraw. A GPA on the further course work of at least .50 points above the regular admission GPA will be required.

  • Admission to Faculty

    Students may apply for admission to one of eight faculties: Applied Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Beedie School of Business, Communication, Art and Technology, Education, Environment, Health Sciences and Science.

    See here for program-specific requirements.

  • Additional Resources
Transfer Information
  • BC Transfer Student

    You can be considered for admission as a BC Transfer Student if you have completed between 24 to 60 credits of course work. SFU provides information for students transferring from BC colleges, other Canadian universities, and institutions of applied arts and technology.  For complete details, please click on the Transfer Credit page.

  • Out-of-Province Transfer Student

    You can be considered for admission as an Out-of-Province Transfer Student if you have completed between 24 to 60 credits of course work.

    For complete details, please click on the Transfer Credit page. You may then select the Canadian colleges or Canadian universities or Visiting student sub-tabs.

  • Mature Student & PLAR

    You may be given consideration as a mature student if you are at least 23 years old, are a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident, and have attempted less than 24 units of transferable course work.

    For complete details on mature student admission, please visit the Mature Student information page.

  • International Student

    International applicants may be admitted from secondary school, a college, or a university, or applicants may already hold a university degree.

    For complete details on International student admission, click the International High School page or the International College or University page.

  • How to Apply & EducationPlannerBC

    Learn more about admissions at Simon Fraser University and apply online.

     

    Simon Fraser University is a BC public institution authorized under provincial legislation to deliver post-secondary education and training in B.C. Use EducationPlannerBC.ca to explore and apply for admission to BC public post-secondary institutions.

Main Campus | Burnaby
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5A 1S6

Surrey
250 - 13450 - 102nd Avenue
Surrey, BC
V3T 0A3

Vancouver
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 5K3

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