Carleton – Internal Applicant

Admission Requirements

  • The specific prerequisite subjects below are the necessary minimum requirements and only establish the eligibility of an applicant to be considered for admission to the degree program
  • English is recommended for all degrees
  • Students are expected to present a minimum percentage grade and prerequisite average. The overall 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

Admission requirements vary by program and certain programs have additional GPA and prerequisite requirements for admission to upper year.

The general application deadline for admission to Carleton University for the fall term (September to December) is June 15, 2024. Please note, some programs have earlier application deadlines.


The deadline to apply for admission to Carleton University for the winter term (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

As an internal applicant, apply directly using our online application for Carleton students on Carleton 360. If you require help with the application, you can email us. 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 five days of submitting your application, you will receive an email acknowledging that we received your application. This email will contain your Carleton applicant number and your MyCarletonOne (MC1) username and password, along with details on how to check the status of your application on our student portal—Carleton 360.

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.


Receive admission decision

You will receive an admission decision within four to six weeks upon review of your most recent grades and/or the result of your Academic Performance Evaluation. If you are admitted, 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 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

If you receive an offer of admission and wish to accept, you need to do so by the date indicated on your offer letter in order to reserve your space in the program. Log in to Carleton 360 and accept your offer on the Admission Offer Details page. Read and note any conditions identified in your offer.

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

Once you accept your offer of admission, the next thing to do is plan your registration.