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Bachelor of Business Administration

Admissions Appeals Process

Admission Appeal Types

If you have been denied admission to BOTH your first and second choice programs at Simon Fraser University, you will need to submit your appeal to the SFU Senate Appeals Board for consideration. Please follow the instructions outlined, including if you have any questions regarding this process.

If you have been denied admission to SFU Beedie School of Business, but have been offered admission to your alternate program choice, you will need to follow the instructions below for submission to SFU Beedie Undergraduate Appeals Committee.

The (a) appeal form, (b) letter of appeal, and (c) any supporting documentation must be submitted as a package to SFU Beedie School of Business Undergraduate Office by the deadline noted below.

Admission to:
Deadline
Fall term
September 15
Spring term
January 15
Summer termMay 15

If you have grounds for an admissions appeal, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Waiting until the appeal deadline may delay the decision and defer your admission to a subsequent term.

Please contact the SFU Beedie School of Business Undergraduate Office if there is a delay.

    • Appeals are reviewed in order of receipt.
    • The SFU Beedie School of Business Undergraduate Appeals Committee reviews all appeals for admission under special circumstances.

Basis for an appeal include:

  • Medical – when an applicant has suffered a medical condition that has adversely affected their ability to perform academically or in other areas pertaining to the admission application.
  • Compassionate – when an applicant has suffered a traumatic experience, such as a death in the family, that has adversely affected their ability to perform academically or in other areas pertaining to the admission application.
  • Incidental – when an applicant believes an error in processing has occurred or has documented misadvice by authorized University personnel, that may have adversely affected the admission application.
  • Other – when an applicant has suffered an overwhelming personal circumstance outside of medical or compassionate grounds that has adversely affected their ability to perform academically or in other areas pertaining to the admission application.

Appeals will not be considered due to:

  • Dissatisfaction with the University policy.
  • Failure to meet published admission deadlines.
  • Appeals for reconsideration of grade information obtained after the posted SFU Beedie document deadline (ex. An increase in admission GPA)

Please speak with an SFU Beedie Advisor in order to review your application and reason for denial. If you'd like to appeal the decision, the SFU Beedie Advisor will provide you with the required appeal form.

The (a) appeal form, (b) appeal letter, and (c) any supporting documentation, must be submitted as a package either by email or in-person to:

Burnaby Campus

Email: bsb_admit@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.5567

2395 West Mall Complex
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada
V5A 1S6

Surrey Campus

Email: bsb_admit@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.5567

Galleria 5, Room 5003
250-13450 102 Avenue
Surrey, BC, Canada
V3T 0A3

Appeals will be assessed based on the following:

  • Appeal letter (typed; no longer than two pages double-spaced or one page single-spaced)
  • Supporting documentation submitted
  • Original supplemental application, when applicable
  • Academic record

The SFU Beedie Undergraduate Appeals Committee will review the written submission to determine if there is:

  • grounds for an appeal, and
  • if you have evidence to support your appeal.

The Committee will then:

  • make a decision based on the documentation provided, along with a review of your original application, or
  • request further information and/or documentation.

All decisions will be communicated in writing via email to the email address you used to apply to SFU Beedie.

Please review the SFU Office of the Ombudsperson's website for guidance on writing an appeal.

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Sasha Vukovic

BBA Candidate

International Business

When I took some classes at SFU's Beedie School of Business, I realized how much I loved the business aspect of things

Ben Hellner

BBA Candidate

Management Information Systems

SFU Beedie gave me an opportunity to shape my professional goals and define my core values.

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BBA Candidate

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Design and business come hand in hand in industry, and my SFU Beedie education gave me a unique way of thinking.

Taylor Ward

BBA Candidate

Joint Program

I want to work for companies that don’t just make a profit, but try to make a positive impact in the world, and of course, are in fashion.

Rosa Tang

BBA Candidate

Marketing

International Business

Management Information Systems

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Joint Major

Marketing

I want to work for companies that don’t just make a profit, but try to make a positive impact in the world, and of course, are in fashion.

Rosa Tang

BBA Candidate

Marketing

A lot of students don’t follow a traditional path through university, and that’s ok.

Enoch Weng

BBA Candidate

Finance

The flexibility SFU Beedie offers enabled me to combine my interests in my joint major in international business and economics, but also offered so much through experiential learning and opportunities to get involved. There is so much that the time passes very quickly, so it’s important to make the most of it while you can.

Sasha Vukovic

BBA Candidate

International Business

I know that whatever I do, the education I gained from my SFU Beedie experience will help me to bring about change.

Alain Ndayishimiye

BBA Candidate

Human Resources Management

When I took some classes at SFU's Beedie School of Business, I realized how much I loved the business aspect of things

Ben Hellner

BBA Candidate

Management Information Systems

I felt really supported at SFU Beedie and because of that, I was able to accomplish so much.

Becky Wong

BBA Candidate

Accounting

SFU Beedie gave me an opportunity to shape my professional goals and define my core values.

Natasha Tsoy

BBA Candidate

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Design and business come hand in hand in industry, and my SFU Beedie education gave me a unique way of thinking.

Taylor Ward

BBA Candidate

Joint Program

Marketing

Finance

International Business

HR Management

Management Information Systems

Accounting

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Joint Major


Connect with our Admissions Team

Our admissions team is more than happy to answer your questions. Please email bsb_admit@sfu.ca or call 778.782.5567.