Check application deadlines and requirements
You will need the full IB (three standard [SL] and three higher level [HL] subjects), with a minimum of 28 points (please note that some programs are more competitive, and will require higher scores).
You may have one subject with a grade of 3, provided it is offset by a grade of 5 or better. Prerequisite subjects must have a grade of 4 or better.
IB students may be awarded advanced standing (transfer) credit for HL subjects with a grade of 5 or better subject to the discretion of the appropriate faculty, to a maximum of 3.0 credits.
If you are currently completing the IB in a Canadian high school, please refer to the admission requirements for your province. If you are an International IB student, please see our international requirements page.
The general application deadline for Fall admission (September 2020 entry) for students within Canada or the United States is June 1, 2020.
Applicants who are required to submit documents originating outside of Canada or the United States must apply before April 1, 2020. Applications may be received after these deadlines with no guarantee that they will be processed in time for the fall term.
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 2020 entry) is October 15, 2019 (with a deadline of November 15 to submit final documents). 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.
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 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:
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.
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), 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.
If you receive a conditional offer of admission, your application will be reassessed once we receive your final grades to ensure that you still meet the requirements for your program. If you no longer meet the required averages, Carleton will change or withdraw your offer of admission.
Accept your offer of admission and 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’s website.
If you are admitted to first-year studies directly from high school on or before May 15, 2020 you will be offered a place in residence. If you wish to accept your offer of residence 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 4:30 p.m. (EST) on June 8, 2020; and
- Complete the residence information form.
If you do not receive a residence offer, you may apply by submitting a residence application to be included in the lottery for remaining spaces taking place 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.