Here’s what you need to know to register for CapU courses.

Get ready to register

You’ll be assigned a date and time to register – and by registering right away you’ll have the best chance to get the courses you want. We have tools to help so when it’s your turn, you’ll be ready.

Take a good look at the courses available to you. There's helpful information to get you started in Planning Your Courses.  

Already know the drill? Go right to our course search page: Find a Program or Course.

Read the Registration Dates and Instructions - Fall 2018 (pdf) for dates, deadlines and other details about the upcoming term.

Build a schedule and register for courses

You’ll register for courses through myCapU Schedule. There’s a great tutorial that shows you how to select your courses and build a schedule before you register. Registration is so much easier if you complete this task first!

View the Registration Tutorial (pdf).

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When can I register?

A few weeks before registration starts, you’ll receive a notice of your Registration Time Ticket through your myCapU account. The Registration Time Ticket tells you the date and time you can begin registering for your courses.

We also send you an email letting you know to check your myCapU account for your Registration Time Ticket.

Learn more about Registration Time Tickets.

Check your Registration Time Ticket to make sure you have the right date and time.

If you have the correct date and time and you still can’t register you may have:

  • a hold on your account, or
  • an academic standing that prevents registration.

Log in to your myCapU account and go to Student Services/Student Records.

  • A hold on your account could mean you owe fees.
  • To find your academic standing go to your Unofficial Academic Transcript. Find out more about academic standing in the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).

Who to contact

Contact the Registrar’s Office (604 984 4900) with questions about your:

  • Registration Time Ticket,
  • academic standing, or
  • student status

Contact the Cashier’s Office (604 984 1786) with questions about:

  • payment holds

Contact the Capilano University Library (604 984 4944) with questions about:

  • library holds 

You can add yourself to a waitlist for some courses. The Registration Tutorial (pdf) explains how.

Once you're on a waitlist it's your responsibility to check to see when a spot opens up.

You must confirm your position on the waitlist every 72 hours (3 days). If your spot is between numbers 1 and 5 on the waitlist we recommend you reconfirm your spot every day.

If a spot opens up, you’ll be sent a registration offer through your myCapU account. You have 24 hours (1 day) to respond. If you do not confirm your offer within 24 hours, you will be dropped from the waitlist.

If you still want to take the course you will have to add yourself back onto the bottom of the waitlist.

There are no fees for waitlists. Fees are charged when you accept a registration offer.

Add, drop or withdraw from courses

There are important deadlines for changing your courses.

If you’ve registered for a course that you no longer want to take, or have found another course you want to register for, go to Registration Dates to find the add, drop and withdrawal dates for a specific term.

The rules about changing courses depend on when you make the changes. They are explained below.

Note: Changes made to courses before the withdrawal period will not be printed on your official transcript. 

Students who registered using their myCapU account may change sections, drop or add courses before classes start. 

Students who enroled in Career, Limited Enrolment or Foundation courses using a paper Registration Form must submit a new Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office. The instructor’s signature is required on all forms.

Read the Registration Tutorial (pdf) to find out how. Don’t forget to check the Registration Dates for the exact timing.

Students who change their courses may be issued a fee refund. More information can be found on the Fee Refunds page.

The add/drop period opens when the term starts. You can add and drop most regular courses during this period through your myCapU account.

Read the Registration Tutorial (pdf) to find out how. Don’t forget to check the Registration Dates for the add/drop dates for a specific term.

If your course dates do not follow the standard term:

To add courses or change sections
  1. For courses that do not allow waitlists:
    • Students may add or change sections online with a valid time ticket. Courses must be available for online registration.
  2. For courses that do allow waitlists:
    • Registration will close even if seats are available. You must add yourself to the waitlist to receive a registration offer. Registration offers are sent out every day at midnight. You have 24 hours to accept online through your myCapU account.
To drop courses

Students who registered online can drop courses through their myCapU account.

Students who enrolled in Career, Limited Enrolment or Foundation Courses using a paper Registration Form must submit a new Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office. The instructor’s signature is required on all forms.

Dropping a course may affect your current or future financial aid. This could be a loan, scholarship, award or bursary. Contact Financial Aid and Awards to find out more.

You may be issued a fee refund. More information can be found on the Fee Refunds page. 

You may withdraw from your course or courses during the withdrawal period.

Students who registered online can withdraw from courses through their myCapU account.

Students who enrolled in Career, Limited Enrolment or Foundation Courses using a paper Registration Form must submit a new Registration Form to the Registrar’s Office. The instructor’s signature is required on all forms.

Read the Registration Tutorial (pdf) to find out how. Don’t forget to check the Registration Dates for the withdrawal dates for a specific term.

Withdrawing from all your courses is a serious decision. We strongly encourage you to talk to someone about it. Please contact our counselling or academic advising teams.

Withdrawing from a course may affect your current or future financial aid. This could be a loan, scholarship, award or bursary. Contact Financial Aid and Awards to find out more.

Refunds are not issued for withdrawals. More information can be found on the Fee Refunds page.

A withdrawal ("W") will be noted on your Official Transcript of Academic Record for the withdrawn course(s).

After the withdrawal period has closed, you won’t be able to withdraw from your course(s) unless you can provide documentation of extenuating circumstances that prevented you, or will prevent you, from completing your course(s). 

Examples of extenuating circumstances might be medical illness or a family death. 

Contact the Registrar’s Office (604 984 4900) for more information and to fill out an Application for Extenuating Withdrawal (pdf).

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.