Admission Requirements

  • One year of CEGEP with a minimum of 12 academic courses (within the D.E.C or three-year diploma program). No individual prerequisite grade below 60%.
  • Those with more than 12 pre-university courses will be considered for admission with advanced standing
  • English or Anglais at the pre-university level is recommended for all degrees
  • The overall average (and prerequisite average) required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. All programs have limited enrolment. Admission is not guaranteed and all requirements are subject to change.

The Application Process


Check application deadlines and requirements

CEGEP applicants who have successfully completed 12 pre-university courses will be considered for admission to first year, without any advanced standing. CEGEP applicants who have successfully completed more than 12 pre-university courses will be considered for admission with advanced standing based on the number of courses in excess of 12 and not to exceed 5.0 transfer credits. All applicants should note that failures in their CEGEP studies can adversely affect their admissibility.

The general application deadline for fall admission (September to December) is June 1, 2024. Please note, some programs have earlier application deadlines.


The deadline to apply for winter admission (January to April) is November 15, 2023. Only a limited number of programs permit entry in the winter term. Please see the January Admissions webpage for program availability.


Apply online and track application

Apply online at the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website.

Within five 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 MyCarletonOne (MC1) username and will also provide you with important details on how to check the status of your application.

With your MC1 username you can access Carleton 360 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 360. Be sure to check your application frequently and contact us with any questions you may have.


Send in additional documentation before deadlines

Through the admissions portal in Carleton 360, you will be able to view any additional documents necessary for your application assessment. You can also upload a .pdf version of any requested documents directly to your application.

If official documents are required, they can be sent directly from the institution to Carleton University at:

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

Please do not send duplicate documents until you have confirmed with Admissions Services that additional copies are required.

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 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 360 by clicking on the View Offer Details link on the application 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 the conditions carefully and contact us if you have any questions.


Accept your offer of admission and confirm residence

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.

If you are admitted to first or second-year studies directly from CEGEP on or before May 17, 2024 you will be offered a place in residence.

If you received a first-year guaranteed offer of residence and would like to reserve your place, you must:

  • accept your offer of admission to Carleton University;
  • wait for your application status on Carleton 360 to display “Applicant Acceptance”;
  • confirm your offer of residence and pay the residence deposit on Carleton Central by June 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (ET); and
  • complete the Residence Information Form.

Students receiving a residence offer must make their deposit online by June 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (ET) or they will lose their guaranteed space in residence.

Students coming into first year who have not been offered guaranteed residence can still apply here: housing.carleton.ca/students-entering-first-year-studies. Applications will be considered and spaces will be offered in waitlist order, as they become available.

It’s important to remember that most offers of admission are conditional. 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.

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