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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

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. 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 ( 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 ESL foundation courses please go to

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)
TOEFL ITP Plus (*temporary testing solution for China during Covid19) Minimum score of 627 overall with minimum score in each: structure and writing 64, listening 64, reading 63
Duolingo English Test (DET) (*temporary testing solution for Fall 2021 applications only) 115 (with no subtest score below 90)
IELTS 5.0–6.4 (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
TOEFL ITP Plus (*temporary testing solution for China during Covid19) Minimum score between 543 and 626 overall, with a minimum subtest score of 53
Duolingo English Test (DET) (*temporary testing solution for Fall 2021 applications only) 85-110 (with no subtest score below 65)
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

Summer Orientation

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

Fall Orientation

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 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.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Recruitment Office
Tel: 613-520-3663
1-888-354-4414 (toll free in Canada)
Admissions Services
315 Robertson Hall
Tel: 613-520-3609
Awards Office
202 Robertson Hall
Tel: 613-520-3600
Academic Advising Centre
302 Tory Building
Tel: 613-520-7850
Student Experience Office
430 Tory Building
Tel: 613-520-7595
Housing and Residence Life Services
Tel: 613-520-5612
Registrar’s Office
300 Tory Building
Tel: 613-520-3500

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