You’ve chosen a CapU program. The next step – apply to be admitted. Here’s how.

Step 1. Check the admission requirements

Before you apply, check to make sure you meet the admission requirements for the program you’ve chosen.

Use the BC Transfer Guide to see if you have credits that cover a prerequisite or count toward your program.

Step 2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program

Check the specific program page for application and document deadlines.

Step 3. Complete and submit your application

All students apply online through Education Planner BC

Apply for admission if you are: 

  • a new student applying to Capilano University for the first time 

Apply for readmission if you are: 

  • a returning student. You’re a returning student if you haven't attended classes for a full term (either Fall or Spring) 
  • a current student who wishes to change programs 

If you are unable to apply online, you may complete an Application for Admission or Readmission form (pdf) and deliver it by hand or mail to the Registrar's Office.

Pay your application fee

You’ll pay a non-refundable application fee when you submit your application.

  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents pay $50.
  • International students pay $135 (plus a deposit – see Tuition & Fees for details)

If you apply online you pay the fee at that time. If you are applying by mail or in person, include the fee with your application.

Step 4. Submit supporting documents

Supporting documents can be submitted in one of three forms. 

Students are required to submit official high school and university/college transcripts for the purposes of admission.

These academic documents must be transmitted directly from the issuing institution to Capilano University, and must be official, bearing the seal of the institution and the signature of the authorizing high school or university representative.

Photocopies of transcripts are also acceptable if certified by the authorizing high school or university officer.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

An academic document will be considered original if it has been issued directly to the student by the issuing institution in accordance with that institution's policies and practices.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Applicants may also submit photocopies of academic documents that have been endorsed/attested (verified for authenticity) by the issuing authority (i.e. the Ministry of Education, the high school or university/college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examinations board).

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school certified documents. The Apostille is prepared either by the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations. Only translations made by a certified translator or a court appointed translator will be considered acceptable for admission.

Your application is in. What happens next?

We’ll send a letter confirming your online application to the address you listed. Keep this letter – it contains important information you’ll need later. It also explains how you can follow the status of your application online.

We will also send a letter telling you if you’ve been accepted into your program once a decision has been made.

Have questions about the status of your online application?

Q: My status is marked “incomplete.” What does that mean?

A: If your status is marked as “incomplete” we may be missing essential information from you.

Log in to your myCapU account and check what’s missing.

Q: My status is marked “pending department approval”. What does that mean?

A: If your status is marked “pending department approval”, it means the department is currently reviewing your application. As soon as the review is complete, the program will update the Registrar’s Office and you'll receive a letter with your admissions decision.

Contact the department directly to ask about your status. 

Registrar's Office Hours

Monday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

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