Check application deadlines and requirements
Transfer of credit will be assessed upon admission; however, in some instances this may require submission of official course descriptions and/or syllabi. Please note that Carleton University will do its best to transfer the most credit possible for any previously completed courses, however, course transferability will vary depending on grade point average (GPA), level of course, and relativity of previous course work to the degree program to which you have applied.
Admission requirements vary by program and certain programs have additional GPA and prerequisite requirements for admission to upper year. Basic prerequisite requirements can be found at the following link: Prerequisite Subjects.
The general application deadline for Fall admission (September 2017 entry) is June 1, 2017.
Please note, some programs have earlier application deadlines and may also require portfolios or additional documents. Find out more about the programs with additional admission requirements.
The deadline to apply for Winter admission (January 2017 entry) is October 15, 2016. Only a limited number of programs permit entry in the winter term. Please see the January Admissions webpage for program availability.
Apply on-line and track application
Apply on-line at the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website.
- Base Application Fee charged by the OUAC: $156
- Admission Processing Fee charged by the OUAC on behalf of Carleton University: $64.50
- Fee for each university/program choice beyond the initial base three university choices: $50
You are required to reveal all previous secondary and post-secondary studies (whether they were successfully completed or not) when completing the application for admission.
Within 5 days of submitting your application, you will receive an email confirming that we received your application. This email will contain your Carleton applicant number and also provide you with important details on how to check the status of your application. You will also receive this information as part of an acknowledgement package that will be mailed to you.
Your acknowledgement email contains your Carleton applicant number. With your applicant number you can access Carleton Central and check the status of your application at any time. If we are missing documents or need more information to process your application we will post this information on Carleton Central. Be sure to check your application frequently and contact us with any questions you may have.
Send in additional documentation before deadlines
If you’re applying to a program with specific application requirements you’ll also be required to provide additional documentation to support your application.
If you are sending paper documents it may take up to 7 – 10 days for the document to appear on Carleton Central from the time it is received by the University. Please do not send duplicate documents until you have confirmed with Admissions Services that additional copies are required.
If your first language is not English you will be asked to prove your language proficiency.
Receive admission decision
You can view your full offer package through Carleton Central by clicking on the View Offer Details link on the Application Summary page. Important information about your degree program, scholarship offer (if applicable), financial assistance, residence and more is included with your offer. Any conditions associated with your offer will appear in your offer letter – please review them carefully and contact us if you have any questions.
Accept your Offer of Admission
If you receive an Offer of Admission and wish to accept, you must do so by the date indicated on your offer letter in order to reserve your space in the program. To accept your Offer of Admission, go to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website.
You may apply for a space in residence by submitting an application to be included in the lottery to be held on June 13, 2017. Visit the Housing website for more information.
It’s important to remember that most Offers of Admission are conditional Offers of Admission. Make sure to review the information on how to maintain your conditional Offer of Admission.
Once you accept your Offer of Admission, the next thing to do is plan your registration.