I applied, now what?

We’re thrilled that you applied to Carleton University! 

You may be wondering what’s next, or if you need to do anything else.

Waiting for a decision?


  • Check your status on Carleton 360
  • Upload any missing or requested documents to make your application complete (watch a short instructional video about how to upload your documents)
  • We continuously review applications as new information and grades are received
  • Keep an eye on your email for updates – we’ll let you know when a decision is made
  • For applicants outside of Ontario, it can take 4-6 weeks from the time your application is complete to receive a decision (Note: there may be additional time required for students transferring from University or College due to transfer credit assessment)
  • Book a 1:1 ‘Coffee Break’ or appointment to ask your questions!

Already received an offer of admission?


We're here to help!

Coming up


  • May – we provide information about registering in courses
  • Early June – accept residence offer and pay a deposit to secure your spot
  • Late June/early July – prepare your class schedule using our timetabling tool, and register for classes
  • July/August – pay tuition for first semester
  • July – sign up for Fall Orientation and I-Start (online orientation sessions for international students)
  • September – residence move-in (if applicable)
  • September – attend Fall Orientation, and Welcome Week for International Students

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