Requirements

Requirements

Carleton University welcomes applicants for undergraduate studies from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.

High School Applicants

The following links provide information on the prerequisite courses necessary for admission to undergraduate degree programs, as well as information on portfolios or other materials that may be required. Specific prerequisites are defined for each provincial secondary school system.

High School Applicants (Canadian)

Post-Secondary Students

Please consult the Undergraduate Calendar for assessment policies regarding admission, transfer of credits and advanced standing. The following links provides prerequisite courses and portfolios necessary for admission to specific degree programs: Prerequisite Subjects.

Post-Secondary Students (Canadian)

United States and International Students

Please consult the Undergraduate Calendar for assessment policies regarding admission, transfer of credits and advanced standing. The following links provides prerequisite courses and portfolios necessary for admission to specific degree programs: Prerequisite Subjects – International Students.

Applicants

Mature Applicants

Applicants who do not meet the normal admission requirements may be eligible to apply if they meet specific conditions listed in the Undergraduate Calendar. The following links provides prerequisite courses and portfolios necessary for admission to specific degree programs: Prerequisite Subjects.

Home-schooled Applicants

Home-schooled students applying to Carleton are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. Applicants must meet program specific requirements including the prerequisites, and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. See the link below for details.

Required Averages

Students are expected to present a minimum percentage grade and prerequisite average depending on the program for which they apply. Please see the Ontario High School Admissions Chart for minimum cut-off ranges. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. All programs have limited enrolment. Admission is not guaranteed and all requirements are subject to change.