Here’s a handy guide to the steps you’ll take – from choosing a program to the first day of class – on your journey to become a student at Capilano University.

Step 1. Choose a program

CapU has programs and courses to match your career plans and goals. Whether you’re ready to step right in to a degree or diploma program, looking to upgrade your current skills or need support to begin your academic life, we’re confident there’s an option that’s just right for you.

Explore our Areas of Study to see what piques your interest, then go to Find a Program or Course for details on:

  • what you’ll learn
  • the courses you’ll take
  • who your instructors will be
  • what you’ll pay in tuition & fees.

Step 2. Figure out your finances

Your university education is a big investment (though if you compare CapU fees to other schools, you’ll see that in spite of our small class sizes our tuition is lower than many).

It’s important to have a clear idea of your costs right up front, and a plan for how you’ll pay.

Learn about CapU tuition fees and costs, as well as how to pay, in Fees & Finances.

While you're there, check into the Financial Aid & Awards that might help you meet your expenses.

Step 3. Apply for admission

Our step-by-step guide on How to Apply includes:

  • checking that you meet the admission requirements
  • ensuring you meet application deadlines
  • paying your application fee
  • submitting supporting documents such as transcripts.

Step 4. Register for courses

Once you’ve been accepted at CapU, you’ll receive a notice of your Registration Time Ticket through your myCapU account a few weeks before registration starts. The Registration Time Ticket tells you the date and time when you can begin to register online for your courses. 

To prepare, choose your courses and plan your schedule in advance – then get set to register at the time of your Registration Time Ticket.

Follow the detailed guides in How to Register.

Step 5. Pay your fees

You pay your fees once you've registered for your courses. 

See How to Pay for all your payment options, and be sure to pay by the Fee Payment Deadline

Step 6. Sign up for JumpStart

Connect with the people, resources and services here to support you in every way. 

Learn more about JumpStart and register for a session

Step 7. Arrive!

You’re going to be part of the CapU community. What do you need to know now? Find out at New to CapU.