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Ensure that you have the correct prerequisites
Make sure that you have the required prerequisites for your program of choice. If you want to know if a particular course can be used as a prerequisite, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verify the rank of your program choices
The rank of your program choices is important. Your highest ranked program at Carleton will be considered first, but all program choices will be assessed. If you qualify for your first choice, you will receive an offer of admission for that program.
Your offer of admission will include information on the status of your other program choices. If you are eligible for another choice, and if there is space available in that program, you can be given an offer of admission. If a program becomes full, you will not receive an offer of admission, even if you were previously eligible.
Submit any required transcripts
If you are a current Ontario high school student, your grades are sent electronically through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.
If you are not a current Ontario high school student, you must provide a transcript of all high school and/or pre-university work, as well as any post-secondary studies if applicable. You must provide transcripts of all studies you have attempted, regardless of whether they were full-time or part-time.
If you are currently registered in courses, you must send a list of your current course registration, as well as transcripts with your grades from these courses when they become available.
Applicants to undergraduate degree programs in Architectural Studies, Humanities, Industrial Design, Information Technology (Multimedia and Design), Music and Social Work are required to submit additional admission material. Applicants must submit the additional admission material by the submission deadline; submissions are not accepted after the deadline. If you are submitting a language test score (such as TOEFL or IELTS) in support of your application, you must ensure that we receive the score on or before the deadline.
Check the status of your application through Carleton360. Log in to Carleton360 using your MyCarletonOne (MC1) credentials. Your MC1 credentials are emailed to you after you apply to Carleton (and they are also included in the top right corner of most of the paper correspondence we send you).
First, you must set up your MyCarletonOne account. Then, you can track your application through Carleton360.
Follow these steps to track your application.
Go to MyCarletonOne.
Enter your MC1 username in the username field.
In the Password field you will enter your default password. Your default password will be the initials of your first name and last name (first initial must be capitalized) followed by your birthday (YYYYMMDD format). For example, if your name is Catherine Jones and your birthday is December 8, 2001, your default password will be Cj20011208.
You will immediately be prompted to activate your MC1 account. This involves completing a set of security questions and changing your default password to a new password.
You are now ready to access Carleton360! Once you have completed the previous steps, exit the web page and go to Carleton360 to view your application, upload any supporting documents, and review any additional admissions requirements for your program.
If you run into any difficulties logging in, call the Information Technology Services Help Desk at 613-520-3700 (from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST).
Please continue to use Carleton360 to access Carleton information and resources that have been customized just for you. As you provide information, we will continue to tailor your experience.
We look forward to supporting your journey to Carleton!
Log in to Carleton360 using your MyCarletonOne (MC1) credentials to view an offer of admission and receive information on any required additional documents.
Conditional offers of admission are based on interim or mid-term grades. Once final grades are received, applications are reassessed to ensure that program requirements are still being met. Your offer of admission will include information about the minimum overall average and minimum course marks you need on your final transcript to retain your offer of admission.
The Admissions section of Carleton360 includes your application assessment and information on any required additional documents. If additional documents are required, you can upload a PDF version of requested documents to your application.
If official documents are required to confirm your offer of admission, they can be sent directly from the institution to Carleton University.
Official documents can be sent to:
315 Robertson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K1S 5B6
The language of instruction at Carleton University is English. In their own interest, students whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they can cope with the language demands of an English language university. Review our language proficiency requirements.
If you would like to assign someone to act on your behalf during the application process, you must submit Carleton’s Third Party Authorization Form. Learn more about submitting the Third Party Authorization Form.
As a general rule, if you have successfully completed courses from a recognized university or college in Canada, or from selected high school curricula such as AP or IB, you will be automatically considered for advanced standing credit once transcripts are received.
If you are attending a university outside of Canada and are pursuing undergraduate level studies, you must submit detailed course outlines in order to be assessed for advanced standing credit.
Learn more about petitioning for advanced standing.
The cost of a year at Carleton varies from student to student. Students can review domestic costs, or USA and international costs, for a sample of first year expenses.
Carleton University’s Awards Office can help you explore different financial options. The Awards Office also administers Carleton’s generous scholarship and bursary programs.
High school students with an admission average of 80 per cent or better are automatically considered for a renewable Entrance Scholarship, which range from $4,000 to $16,000 over four years. Students entering directly from high school or CEGEP with an admission average of 90 per cent or better can apply for Carleton’s highest awards, Prestige Scholarships. Prestige Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and participation in previous extracurricular activities. An application is required for Prestige Scholarships.
As a student, living in residence at Carleton University offers you the chance to become part of a vibrant community with many opportunities and conveniences. Living on campus is more than just a bed and a meal plan; it is a lifestyle that promotes learning outside of the classroom, personal growth and development, community support and engagement, and leadership development. Our residences offer a space for students to study, interact and develop positive relationships, while continuing to reflect on their future goals and purpose.