Here is the step-by-step process to apply to Capilano University as a domestic student. Domestic students include Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, permanent residents and convention refugees.

  1. Find a program that interests you

    Each program may have unique requirements for admissions.

    • Review the admissions information for your program of interest to find out if there are more steps.
    • Check the application and document deadlines for your program.

    Find a Program
  2. Submit your application on EducationPlannerBC

    Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC, a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

    Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

    • When you submit your application, you will need to pay an application fee of $50, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs. 
    • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
    • If you are currently in Grade 12, you must request that the Ministry of Education submit your transcript directly to Capilano University.

    Apply on EducationPlannerBC
  3. Receive an acknowledgement email

    After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

    • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
    • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
    • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
    • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

  4. Submit your official transcripts

    Even though you submitted a digital copy of your transcripts on EducationPlannerBC, you must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission. Please send all official documents to:

    Registrar's Office, Admissions
    Birch Building, Room BR230
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5

    Official documents may include:

    Students must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission.

    These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and signature of the authorizing school representative.

    We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing high school, university, or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

    Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination 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 by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

    Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Only accept translations made by a certified translator or a court-appointed translator.

    An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

    Notarized copies are not acceptable.

  5. Complete any additional program requirements

    Some programs may have more steps for admission. You will need to work directly with that program to complete your application.

    • Examples of these extra requirements may include a portfolio submission, interview or audition.
    • If you're accepted into these programs, you may also need to pay a tuition and fee deposit to confirm your attendance.

  6. Get ready for your first day

    Once you've been accepted into a program, you'll need to start planning your courses.

    • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
    • View our page for admitted students to learn how to prepare for your first day.

    Admitted Students

Have a question?

For general inquiries and guidance on the application process, contact our recruitment office:

Recruitment office

604 986 1911, ext. 7468
Birch Building, room BR211
recruitment@capilanou.ca

For questions about your submitted application, contact our admissions office:

Admissions office

604 984 4900
Birch Building, room BR230
admissions@capilanou.ca

 Office hours 
Monday – Tuesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (PST)
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (PST)
Thursday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (PST)
Saturday – Sunday Closed

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