go SFU is the information management system available to Simon Fraser University students, faculty, and staff 24/7. All SFU students can access goSFU for course registration, viewing grades, tracking degree progress, ordering transcripts, and applying for graduation.
In this guide, we’ll look at how to access the SFU login portal, how to enrol in classes and how to use mySchedule.
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How to log into go SFU
To access go SFU,
- Navigate to go.sfu.ca.
- Click on the Sign in button.
- On the CAS login page, enter your username.
- Enter your password.
- Click on Sign In to access your SFU account.
SFU computing ID
Your Computing ID is the username before “@sfu.ca” in your SFU email address. For example, if your SFU email is “firstname.lastname@example.org,” your Computing ID is “kipling.” Don’t confuse it with the 9-digit student/employee number on your SFU ID card.
Computing ID is your digital key to log in to SFU’s technology services available to you, such as Wi-fi, SFU Mail (email and calendaring), go SFU (course registration, tuition payment), SFU Canvas (lecture materials, assignments, etc.), Computer labs, Online library service, and a variety of other SFU technology services.
In the first year of graduation, you will maintain full access to most SFU online systems, such as SFU Mail and goSFU (the last time you had registered for courses). This allows you plenty of time to set up email forwarding for your SFU Mail account and download copies of files.
One year after leaving Simon Fraser University, you will receive an email notification from IT Services at your SFU email address, indicating your account will be switched to an SFU Limited Access ID in 12 weeks.
After the 12-week conversion period, your Computing ID will have limited access to SFU online systems.
How to search the course catalog in go SFU
- Log in to go SFU, the student information system.
- Click on “Browse Catalog”.
- Select the term (Spring, Summer, Fall) you wish to view.
- Choose to view either “All Courses” or “Courses With Sections Offered.”
- You can use your browser’s search ability to look for something specific or use the alpha index (in green) to go to the department you’re most interested in.
How to search for class schedule and space availability
Before enrolling in classes, you should search the course schedule and plan your program.
- Click on Class Search / Browse Catalog from the left menu in go SFU, or click on the green “class search” box when you’re in the Student Center.
- Verify “Simon Fraser University” is selected as Institution and that the term you’re looking for is selected (for example, 004 2022 Fall)
- Click on either Search for Classes (the class schedule) or Browse the catalog (course descriptions).
- Choose the department from the drop-down list and enter additional information to refine your search.
- Note: In the Search for Classes, if you want to see classes with space available only, make sure to check the “Open classes only” option. Or, if you’re also going to see full classes, you need to uncheck the “Open Classes Only” option box.
- Click on the green “Search” Button to view search results.
- Note: If you see “Your search will return over 50 classes, would you like to continue? Yes/No,” you may want to narrow down your search.
- You may add “Additional Search Criteria” to narrow your search. For example, you may search by:
- Course ID
- Class Number
- Mode of Instruction (eg, Distance Ed)
- Class Days
- Start Time
- End Time
- Instructor Last Name
How to enroll in classes via go SFU
- Log into goSFU with your computing ID and password.
- Check your Enrollment Appointment under the Enroll in Classes menu option.
- Check the Course Catalog to see if you have prerequisites for the courses you plan to enroll in.
- Check the time, day, and location of your courses in the View Schedule of Classes.
- We recommend allowing 90 minutes to travel from one campus to another if you plan to take courses offered at different campuses on the same day.
- Enroll in classes on your Enrollment Appointment date.
- The course cart becomes available 2 weeks before the enrollment period.
- You can continue to add or swap classes until the end of the first week.
- After enrolling in them, you may drop classes, but you should be aware of the potential academic and financial penalties, depending on when you drop a course. See deadlines for information about fines.
- After courses are added, swapped, or dropped, always check your Schedule of Classes to see if those courses were successfully added, swapped, or dropped.
mySchedule is embedded in goSFU to help you plan and enrol in your optimal schedule. It allows you to graphically view your schedule options, find desired course combinations, and create the course schedule that works best for you.
mySchedule arranges selected courses into conflict-free timetable options and displays them in an easy-to-read weekly schedule. You can also check whether you meet prerequisites for courses ahead of enrollment.
To access mySchedule, log in to Go SFU and click “My Schedule.”