Explore our resources to help plan your courses.

Have you just been admitted to CapU? Congratulations! The next step is to choose your courses. You’ll find lots of resources here to help you get started on your post-secondary studies.

Whether you're a new or a returning student, you’ll be using your myCapU Account to build your schedule and register for courses. Instructions and guides on how to register can be found on the How to Register page.

There are some terms and abbreviations used when planning and registering in your courses that you might not know. Here’s what they mean:

Class Information- (Subject/Course/Section)

The abbreviated name for the course

Example: ENGL 100 01. Subject = ENGL (English); Course Number = 100; Section Number = 01.

Course Title

Name of the course.


Course Reference Number: A system-generated number that is used for web registration.


Name of the instructor(s) for the section, if available.

Schedule Type / Type

Lecture, Lab, Conversation, Tutorial, Online Course, Practicum, Co-op Section, Self-Directed Study, ABE Module, ABE Tutorial, Career Access Centre Tutorial, Independent Study, Mixed Mode, PMI Section, Study Abroad.

Instructional Method

The Instructional Method is how the course is delivered.

Traditional: Students will meet with the instructor for all class time.

Online: All class information will be delivered online. Internet access is required.

Mixed mode: Blended instruction where students will meet with the instructor for a portion of the class time, with the remainder being delivered online. Internet access is required.

Date / Days / Time

Date: Start and end date(s) for the section.

Days: Day(s) the class meets within the specified start and end date(s).

Time: Start and end time(s) of each class for the specified day.


Building and room in which the class meets.


Campus locations:

North Vancouver (NV): 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC

Squamish (SQ): 1150 Carson Place, Squamish, BC

Sunshine Coast (SE):  5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, BC

Mount Currie (MC): Mount Currie, BC

Online: Online delivery

Credits Hours

Number of credits for the course.


A requirement that must be completed BEFORE taking the course. Courses that are in progress at the time of registration will satisfy prerequisites.


A requirement that should be fulfilled AT THE SAME TIME as enrolment in the course. For some courses, co-requisites may be fulfilled prior to taking the course.

Enrollment Maximum

Maximum capacity (number of students permitted to register) for the section.

Enrollment Actual

The number of students currently enrolled in the section.

Enrollment Seats Available

The number of seats still available for students in the section.

Waitlist Capacity

Maximum capacity (number of students permitted to waitlist) for the section. 

Waitlist Actual

The number of students that are currently waitlisted for the section.

Waitlist Seats Available

The number of seats still available for students to waitlist in the section.

Finding the courses you need for your program

You’ll want to make sure you register for the courses you need to complete your program. If you have a clear career path in mind, the courses you choose now will set you on your way.

Search for your program to find the courses you’ll be required to take. 

How we can help?

If you’d like help planning your courses before you register, contact Academic Advising. You can sign up for a course planning workshop or make an appointment to talk to an academic advisor.

Course planning workshops

Course planning workshops are offered every Fall and Spring term to help new CapU students plan their courses. In the workshops you’ll learn how to look up and select your courses. We’ll also help you find out which courses you’ll need to satisfy your program’s requirements.

Visit Academic Advising to register for an upcoming workshop.

Read the course descriptions

You can find descriptions of our courses through the Find a Program or Course page or in the Course Description section of the Capilano University Calendar. Not all of the courses listed in the Calendar will run every term so you’ll need to check course availability in your myCapU Account

Check your program for any specific electives you’ll need to complete it.

Some courses are very popular and fill up fast. It’s a good idea to pick a few alternatives in case you don’t get a place in your first choice.

Note: Admission to Capilano University doesn’t guarantee registration in a specific course.

Courses with labs, conversations or tutorials (linked courses)

A linked course is a course with a required extra component. It could be a lab, conversation or tutorial. If you choose a linked course you must register for both the lecture and the linked component.

Waitlists through your MyCapU account are not available for linked courses. Manual waitlisting through the department may be available; please review the Registration Notes for more information.

Course clashes and time conflicts

You will not be able to enrol in two or more courses that overlap or take place at the same time.

Course prerequisites

The system checks your academic record for prerequisites. It won’t allow you to register for a course if you don’t have the prerequisite on your record.

Submit your high school and post-secondary transcripts at least three weeks before you register to allow enough time for your courses to be recorded.

We will accept:

  • mid-term high school grades, and
  • Capilano University courses still in session when registration opens.

Note: The Registrar’s Office checks final grades when they become available. You will be deregistered from any course where you don’t meet the prerequisite based on your final grade. There is no fee charged for a course from which you've been deregistered.

Placement test requirements

English Placement Test
  • Some courses, including first-year English courses, require you to take the English Diagnostic Test (EDT) or the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test. If that’s the case, make sure you take the EDT or submit your LPI mark to the Registrar’s Office at least 48 hours before you begin registration.
  • For more information on whether you need to take one of these tests, check specific program or course prerequisites.
Math Placement Test (MPT)
  • The Math Placement Test (MPT) is a prerequisite for some courses. Make sure you write the test at least 24 hours before you begin registration.
  • For more information on which courses require the MPT check specific program or course prerequisites.  

Auditing a course

When you audit a course you must attend all the lectures, labs and tutorials, but you don’t hand in papers or write exams. Audit status has no credit and doesn’t count towards your GPA or your final degree, diploma or certificate. You do pay all regular tuition fees for the course.

To audit a course there must be space for you, and the instructor of the course has to approve your attendance. This is decided during the add/drop period.

If you want to change from credit to audit or audit to credit you must submit a registration form with your instructor’s signature to the Registrar’s Office during the add/drop period. You can’t make these changes online.

For the add/drop dates of the specific term you are registering for check the Registration Dates.  


Have questions?

Registrar's Office

604 984 4900
Library Building, room LB152


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.