Second Degree / Non-Degree / Visiting Students

Be Challenged | At Beedie, we understand that students may be at different points in their academic careers and consequently, have different goals while studying at SFU*. We welcome students with non-traditional academic pursuits into our classrooms through the following ways:

A second or subsequent degree student is someone who has already completed one or more undergraduate degrees and wishes to pursue another undergraduate degree.

A non-degree student is someone who takes Beedie courses out of personal interest or to fulfill requirements for an outside institution, accrediting body, or to meet the admission requirements to qualify as a second or subsequent degree student.

A visiting student is someone who is coming to SFU from another post secondary institution with the intention of completing SFU courses that will transfer back toward their degree requirements at their home institution.

*Students must first meet applicable university admission requirements and gain admission in order to take courses at SFU.

Not yet admitted as a Second or Subsequent Degree/Non-degree/Visiting Student? View admission requirements, and contact SFU Admissions at 778-782-3397 for more information on applying.

Second or Subsequent Degree Student

If you already have a Bachelor’s degree from an approved institution and have been admitted to SFU, BUT have not gained admission to the Beedie School of Business as a second degree student, please see our admission page for details on how to apply.

If you have already been admitted to the Second Degree program within the Beedie School of Business, please view the SFU Calendar and checklist below for details on your program requirements. Should you have questions, please contact a Beedie Undergraduate Advisor.

View Program Planning Checklist

Non-Degree Students

Whether you are enrolling in Beedie courses out of personal interest or to meet the admission requirements to qualify as a second or subsequent degree student, the information below applies to you.

Access to Lower Division Business Requirement Courses:

Upon being accepted to SFU as a non-degree student, you must contact the Undergraduate Business Department (beedie_undergrad@sfu.ca) for access to enrollment in approved BUS courses, including BUEC 232*.

*Please note that non-degree students may not enroll in BUS 201 or BUS 202 at any time.

Access to BUS 300-level Courses

Restricted Access: Non-degree students may not enroll in 300-level accounting courses, BUS 311, BUS 340, BUS 341, BUS 360W, or any 400-level courses.

Permitted Access: Non-degree students may enroll in other 300-level BUS courses, subject to space availability and prerequisites that have been met*.

* You must contact the Undergraduate Business Department (beedie_undergrad@sfu.ca) for evaluation of past course work for lower division course and unit prerequisite waivers.

How to Register in BUS 300-Level Courses:

  1. Before the start of the term, consult with the Undergraduate Business Department (ugrec@sfu.ca) to discuss which 300-level Business course(s) you would like to take.
  2. Enrollment access begins from the day prior to the first day of classes and ends on the 5th day of classes of the term. Beedie does not allow course enrollment in BUS courses after the 5th day of classes.
  3. Enroll using the Student Information System (go.sfu.ca).

Visiting Students

The information below is applicable to you if your goal is to transfer SFU course credits back to your home institution.

Access to Lower Division Business Requirement Courses:

Upon being accepted to SFU as a non-degree student, you must contact the Undergraduate Business Department (beedie_undergrad@sfu.ca) for access to enrollment in approved BUS courses, including BUEC 232*.

*Please note that non-degree students may not enroll in BUS 201 or BUS 202 at any time.

Access to BUS 300-level Courses

Restricted Access: Non-degree students may not enroll in 300-level accounting courses, BUS 311, BUS 340, BUS 341, BUS 360W, or any 400-level courses.

Allowed Access: Non-degree students may enroll in other 300-level BUS courses, based onspace available and prerequisites met*.

* You must contact the Undergraduate Business Department (beedie_undergrad@sfu.ca) for evaluation of past course work for lower division course and unit prerequisite waivers.

How to Register in BUS 300-Level Courses:

  1. Before the start of the term, consult with the Undergraduate Business Department (ugrec@sfu.ca) to discuss which 300-level Business course(s) you would like to take.
  2. Enrollment access begins from the day prior to the first day of classes and ends on the 5th day of classes of the term. Beedie does not allow course enrollment in BUS courses after the 5th day of classes.
  3. Enroll using the Student Information System (go.sfu.ca).

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