Go SFU is the information management system available to all Simon Fraser University students, faculty and staff 24/7. Through it they can register for courses, view grades, monitor degree progress, order transcripts and apply for graduation – all from one place!
In this guide, we’ll cover how to access the SFU login portal, enroll in classes and utilize mySchedule.
Logging into Go SFU
- To access Go SFU, navigate to go.sfu.ca.
- Click on the Sign In button on the CAS login page.
- On that page, enter your username and password.
- Click “Log In” to gain access to your SFU account.
SFU Computing ID
Your Computing ID is the username before “@sfu.ca” in your SFU email address. For instance, if the email is “[email protected],” then your Computing ID would be “kipling.” Don’t confuse this with the 9-digit student/employee number on your SFU ID card – these numbers must always remain separate!
Your Computing ID serves as your digital key to access SFU’s technology services, including Wi-fi, SFU Mail (email and calendaring), go SFU (course registration/payment), Canvas (lecture materials/assignments etc. ), Computer labs, Online library service and more.
During your first year after graduation, you will have full access to most SFU online systems such as SFU Mail and goSFU (if that was when you last registered for courses). This gives you plenty of time to set up email forwarding in 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 informing you that your account will be switched over to an SFU Limited Access ID in 12 weeks.
After the 12-week conversion period is complete, your Computing ID will have limited access to SFU online systems.
How to search the course catalog in go SFU
- Logging into go SFU (the student information system)
- Clicking on “Browse Catalog”.
- Select which term (Spring, Summer or Fall) you would like to view.
- Choose to view either “All Courses” or “Courses With Sections Offered.”
- Use your browser’s search feature to locate something specific or use the alpha index (in green) to
- quickly navigate directly to a department you are most interested in.
How to Discover Class Schedule and Space Availability
Before enrolling in classes, it is important to research the course schedule and plan your program.
- From the left menu in go SFU, select Class Search/Browse Catalog; alternatively,
- click on the green “class search” box when in Student Center.
- Double-check that both “Simon Fraser University” is selected as Institution and that your desired term (for instance, 004 2022 Fall) has been selected.
- Click either on Search for Classes (the class schedule) or Browse the Catalog (course descriptions).
- Select your department from the drop-down list and enter additional information to refine your search.
- Note: When searching for classes, select “Open Classes Only” if you only want to view those with space available.
- Conversely, if you would like to view full classes as well, uncheck this option box.
- Click the green “Search” button to view search results.
- Note: If your search returns more than 50 classes, you may want to narrow it down. You can add
- “Additional Search Criteria” for instance: Course ID
- Class Number
- Mode of Instruction (e.g., Distance Ed.); Class Days
- Start Time
- End Time.
- Instructor Last Name:
How to Enroll in Classes Through Go SFU
- Log into goSFU with your computing ID and password.
- Check your Enrollment Appointment under the Classes menu option.
- Consult the Course Catalog to determine if any prerequisites exist for the courses you wish to enroll in.
- Check the time, day and location of your courses in the View Schedule of Classes window.
- We suggest allowing 90 minutes travel time if you plan to take courses offered at different campuses on the same day.
- Enroll in classes on your Enrollment Appointment date.
- Two weeks prior to enrollment, students can access their course cart.
- You have until the end of the first week to add or swap classes.
- While it is possible to drop a course after enrolling, be aware of any academic and financial penalties that may apply depending on when you do so.
- See deadlines for details about fines.
mySchedule, integrated into goSFU, helps you plan and enroll in your ideal schedule. It provides a visual representation of all available course combinations so that you can easily create the schedule that works best for you.
MySchedule organizes selected courses into convenient timetable options and presents them in a straightforward weekly schedule. Plus, you can quickly verify if you meet prerequisites for courses before enrolling.
To access mySchedule, log in to Go SFU and click “My Schedule.”