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The general application deadline for fall admission (September 2021 entry) is June 1, 2021. Please note, some programs have earlier application deadlines.
The deadline to apply for winter admission (January 2021 entry) is November 15, 2020. Only a limited number of programs permit entry in the winter term. Please see the January Admissions webpage for program availability.
Applicants who have or are currently taking Carleton credit courses as Special Students should apply directly using our online application for Carleton students. Applicants who have never studied at Carleton should 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 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.
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.
You will receive an admission decision within four to six weeks upon review of your most recent grades. 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 are 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.
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, 2021. Visit the Housing website for more information.
Once you accept your offer of admission, the next thing to do is plan your registration.
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