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Applicant information

What to do after applying

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

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.

Additional admission requirements

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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.

Track your application

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:

  1. Go to the secure MyCarletonOne website:
  2. Enter your MC1 username in the Username field.
  3. In the Password field you will enter your default password.
    • Your default password will be the first letter of your preferred first name uppercase, followed by the first letter of your last name lowercase and then your full date of birth in the form YYYYMMDD, followed by !CU. For example, Jane Doe who was born on July 25th, 1998 – Password = Jd19980725!CU
  4. Upon first login, the default password must be changed.
    • Your new password must be 8-15 characters in length. A minimum of 1 numeric character, 1 uppercase character and 1 lowercase character. First and last name cannot be part of a password, nor can your username or date of birth. Only the following special characters are accepted: ! . _
  5. After entering your new password, click ‘Next’. Please make note of your new password in a safe place.
  6. Click ‘Finish‘, then log back in using your new password.
  7. Your first-time login will provide the opportunity to setup security questions to enable the self-serve password reset option.
  8. You are now ready to access Carleton360! Simply go to to view your application, upload any supporting documents, and review any additional admissions requirements for your program.


Track your application

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Offers of admission

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

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.

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Required additional documents

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.

Submitting official documents

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:

Admissions Services
Carleton University
315 Pigiarvik
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K1S 5B6

Proficiency in English

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.

Assigning a third party to act on your behalf

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.

Petitioning for advanced standing credit

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.

Our financial help

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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.

Living on campus: 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.

Being a Raven: Carleton’s campus is lively, diverse and welcoming. Students come from all over Canada and from over 165 different countries to study here. Our self-contained campus is easy to navigate, and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get involved and make new friends. Check out everything Carleton University has to offer current students!

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