And there’s more … please note the information below:
- Financing your Studies
- Information for students admitted with an English as a Second Language (ESL) Requirement
- Information for International Students
- Summer Orientation
- Fall Orientation
- Contact Information
Financing your Studies
The Awards Office offers advice on various financial assistance options and administers financial aid programs. For information on the costs associated with a university education, Carleton’s generous scholarship and bursary program, government and emergency loans or our work-study program, go to carleton.ca/awards.
Information for students admitted with an English as a Second Language (ESL) Requirement
Students with a language test score in the mid-range listed in the chart below may have been given an offer of admission that
includes an English language requirement. Students admitted with an English language requirement will begin studies in their degree program, with the requirement that they complete designated ESL courses in their first terms of study (Foundation Program). Successful completion of the appropriate ESL credits will fulfil the English language requirement.
If you have been admitted with this requirement, you should check Carleton Central (central.carleton.ca) to view the level of your ESL placement.
For more information on the language test scores needed for an offer of admission or information on the Foundation Program please go to admissions.carleton.ca/esl.
|English Language Tests||Score||Type of offer|
|IELTS||6.5 (min. 6.0 in each band)||Offer to Undergraduate Degree Program with no ESL requirement: may begin full-time studies.|
|Internet-based TOEFL(iBT)||86 (min. 22 in writing and speaking, 20 in reading and listening)|
|Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)||70 (min. 60 in each band)
Note: Scores are for tests taken after May 2017
|Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic||60 (min. 60 in each Communicative Skill)|
|Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)||85 (min. score of 80 on each section)|
|IELTS||5.0–6.0 (min. 4.5 each band and the average of writing+reading+listening divided by 3 must be a min. of 5)||Offer to Degree Program with ESL requirement.
Must complete Foundation Program (see above).
|Internet-based TOEFL(iBT)||61–85 (min. 15 each section)|
|Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)||Overall score of 40-69 (min. score of 30 in each band and a min. average of 40 over writing, reading and listening)
Note: Scores are for tests taken after May 2017
|No language test result, or score below above-listed minimum cut-offs||Not eligible for offer, must supply English language test score or pursue an Intensive English Program.|
Information for International Students
The International Student Services Office (ISSO) at Carleton University is available to assist you at any time prior to your arrival on campus, during your stay here, and prior to your departure to your home country. The ISSO provides services and programs that are designed to address your unique needs as an international student, and support your well-being and intercultural development while studying in Canada.
These programs and services include: Administering UHIP (health insurance); facilitating new students’ transition to Canada and Carleton University; immigration advising; providing orientation, social, cultural and intercultural education programs and events; and group mentoring. For more information on the programs and services offered by the ISSO, please go to carleton.ca/isso.
All newly admitted students able to come to Ottawa are encouraged to participate in Summer Orientation. Presented by the Student Experience Office, this comprehensive orientation program is designed to help students begin a successful university career. Both students and parents of new students are invited to attend sessions designed to address their particular needs and concerns.
Online Orientation registration will begin in May. More information is available at carleton.ca/seo.
All newly admitted students should participate in Fall Orientation. Carleton University is well known for its orientation program, and Fall Orientation provides all new students with numerous opportunities to participate in exciting events. This is one Carleton tradition that you will not want to miss!
Registration for new first-year students begins in June. Everything you need to know about registration can be found at carleton.ca/registration. Be sure to check out our timetabling tool which allows you to search the class schedule and build a draft timetable. When your registration time slot opens, you can use this draft to register for your courses and build your final official timetable.
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