After Admission – International Applicants

What To Do After Being Admitted

1. Accepting your offer

  • If you applied directly to Carleton, you can accept your offer of admission online at Carleton 360. If you applied through OUAC, you must accept your offer through your OUAC account.
  • If you have been offered a space in residence, you will need to complete the response forms on the Housing Services website and pay your room deposit by the deadline in early June. If you have not been offered a room with your admission package and wish to live on campus, you will need to complete an application form on the housing website to be entered into the housing lottery.
  • Remember to review your offer of admission for any conditions. Students applying with studies currently in progress will be required to submit their final grades in order to maintain their offer.
  • If you receive an early/conditional offer, you may have a limited period of time to accept your offer. Please contact us directly if you have any questions regarding that timeframe.

2. Applying for a study permit

  • If you are not a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, you will need a document called a study permit to study in Canada. You must apply for this permit using the form entitled “Student Information for a Study Permit” included in your offer of admission which you will view at Carleton 360. Carleton University is a Designated Learning Institution as per Citizenship and Immigration Canada, permitted to host international students. The University’s DLI number appears on this form.
  • Please consult the nearest Canadian consulate (embassy, high commission or government office) for complete regulations and application procedures at least six months before you intend to begin your studies. Visit the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information.

3. Registering for courses online

  • After accepting your offer of admission, you will receive information on how to register for your courses.
  • Registration takes place online in June/July through Carleton Central.

4. Fee Payment

  • After registering in your courses, you must arrange to pay your fees in order to finalize your registration. See
  • Payment can be made electronically (via internet or telephone banking), or by mailing a cheque or money order.
  • Tuition fees can be paid at the start of the academic year, or in installments at the beginning of the Fall and Winter terms (end of August and beginning of January).

5. Preparing to come to Canada

  • Visit the International Student Services Office (ISSO) website where you will find the International Student Guide, as well as information on orientation, immigration, health insurance and activities.
  • Make sure to register for the mandatory international student orientation through the ISSO and plan to arrive in Ottawa before the orientation date.
  • Consider also registering for the campus-wide Fall Orientation week activities that take place during the first week of September.
  • The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a health insurance program for all international students. Upon registration in classes, students will have UHIP premiums applied to their student account and will be automatically enrolled in the program. UHIP provides basic and emergency health insurance while studying in Canada. Contact the ISSO for more information.

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