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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 six Grade 12 U/M, including prerequisites for the program, obtained through correspondence, night school, or the Independent Learning Centre. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six Grade 12 U/M or equivalent courses.
  • Through credentials from other jurisdictions, such as results in Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced Level courses in the General Certificate Education (GCE) examinations.

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.

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Check application deadlines and requirements

Admission requirements vary by program. Students must meet program specific requirements including the prerequisites for the current curriculum.

The general application deadline for fall admission (September 2020 entry) is June 1, 2020.

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.

Notes:

The deadline to apply for winter admission (January 2020 entry) is November 15, 2019. Only a limited number of programs permit entry in the winter term. Please see the January Admissions webpage for program availability.

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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, our student portal, 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.

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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 Robertson Hall
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.

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Receive admission decision

You will view your offer package in Carleton 360 by clicking on the View Offer Details link on the application page. Important information about your degree program, scholarship offer (if applicable) 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.

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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 11, 2020. Visit the Housing website for more information.

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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