Registration Information

My Progress! 

My Progress is an easy and convenient visual tool to help you course plan and ensure your degree requirements are being met. It is a self-progression tool that you can use to enhance academic planning discussions.  

My Progress allows you to:  

  • Track the courses you’ve taken against your program requirements to see what parts of your program you’ve completed. 
  • Determine how courses you plan on taking will be used towards completing your degree requirements. 

Key times to make use of the tool are: 

  • Before you meet with an academic advisor and register in courses for the next semester. 
  • After you have registered to ensure courses are applied to your degree progression. 
  • After grades are posted. 
  • After making any changes to your schedule or program changes. 
  • Before applying for graduation. 

Remember, you are still responsible for meeting the academic requirements in the academic calendar and following them. 100% completion on the degree progress bars does not necessarily guarantee completion of all requirements. 

 Important – Students are responsible to follow the academic and financial policies   and regulations in our CBU Academic Calendar and on our Financial Deadlines, Policies and Regulations page. Upon registration, students agree to be, and shall be, bound by the regulations and policies of Cape Breton University as published in the CBU Academic Calendar or otherwise enacted by the University. 

Register Online!

Fall/Winter 2023/2024 Timetable Update:

Note: Some programs may have limited Registration Periods due to course availability.

Spring/Summer 2023 is currently open!

Online registration for Spring/Summer 2023 timetable is currently open.   You can register online through your Compass Student Account.  Need help adding or planning your courses? Here is a helpful video that shows the process in full.  Contact for Registration Assistance.  All services can be accessed virtually.  Note: Some programs may have limited Registration Periods due to course availability.

Shannon School of Business, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Students

All new students (not registered for any classes) need to book an Academic Advising appointment before they can register for classes. New students can fill out the Academic Advising Request Form.

Important Information: Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas (SSOB) 

Registration Closes for September 2023 Intake, Shannon School of Business, Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas. Students who fail to meet this deadline will need to re-apply or defer to a future term.  

Note: Due to seat availability For Fall 2023 Registration for the Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas in Business Analytics, Business Management, Healthcare Management and Supply Chain Management have a registration deadline. Registration currently open for Fall 2023 and closes for these programs on Tuesday August 15, 2023 @ 4:00pm.  Students who do not register for classes by that date will need to defer to a future term or re-apply if their Admission Letter and Notice of Acceptance has expired and for current students this might impact course options.

Winter Term 2024 Registration Deadline for the Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas in Business AnalyticsBusiness Management, Healthcare Management and Supply Chain Management is Friday December 15, 2023 @ 4:00pm.

New Post-Baccalaureate Diploma students from the SSOB can email to request Academic Advising. Certain registration deadlines apply to these programs.

Returning Students

Returning students can register online for courses through their Compass Student Account once the registration window opens for their program/semester.

Degree Audit

Returning students can use My Progress section of their Compass Student Account to access their personalized degree audit, providing a snapshot of their program(s)’s requirements. My Progress will list complete and/or incomplete requirements and the courses needed to fulfil each requirement.  You can also use it to see how your requirements might change if you switch to a different program.

If returning and/or in-progress students require additional Academic Advising, please fill out the Academic Advising Request Form.

Course Delivery Information

CBU has various classroom locations for teaching, the main campus on Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NSCC Marconi Campus, Grand Lake Road,  Sydney and our Cineplex location, downtown Sydney. When you are registering for classes the location is included in the registration information.  Coded in the course Catalog: MAIN – Cape Breton University, MCI – NSCC Marconi, and CPLX – Cineplex-Sydney

  • Lecture
  • In Person or Live Online
  • Online (Live)
  • Online (Not Live)

Important Reminders

Students are responsible to review course prerequisite requirements and any other items that may restrict you from registering. Students should review curriculum information (their degree, major, faculty, etc.) for every new academic term.

Registration Restrictions & Errors

If your Academic Standing prevents registration or you have a registration restriction, please contact

Financial holds may prevent students from registering for classes. Contact if you have a financial hold on your Compass Student Account.

If you encounter registration errors, you will have to reconsider your schedule carefully. You have a few options when you receive an error message:

  • Try adding a different section, or another course, to fill your timetable.
  • Join a waitlist for courses that are full, and that have a waitlist enabled.
  • New students who are not registered for classes by that date will need to defer to a future term or re-apply if their Admission Letter and/or Notice of Acceptance Letter has expired.
  • If students have any questions or concerns please email