Home-schooled students applying to Carleton are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education in one of the following ways:
- Through final grades in 6 Grade 12 U/M, including prerequisites for the program, obtained through correspondence, at night school, or through the Independent Learning Centre.
- Students may also present credentials from other jurisdictions, for example, results in Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced Level courses in the General Certificate Education (GCE) examinations.
- You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the 6 Grade 12 U/M or equivalent courses.
In the absence of final grades in courses as defined above:
- You must submit the results of standardized tests (quote codes below) such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 in each SAT component or a composite ACT score of 24.
SAT CODE: 0854
ACT CODE: 5376
- Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.
- If you are planning on satisfying the prerequisite course requirement using SATs you must write subject specific SATs for each of the math/science courses required for your program. The level 2 math SAT is needed to satisfy the math prerequisite. Scores should be a minimum of 600.
All students are required to meet general admission requirements:
- Students must meet program specific requirements including the prerequisites for the current curriculum.
- Students may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.
- Some programs have higher averages or supplementary documents which are factored in to the admission decision.