Check application deadlines and requirements
Students who have completed a minimum of one year of full-time study in a diploma program at an Ontario CAAT are eligible to apply for admission to an undergraduate program at Carleton based on their academic merit at the college level. Students must satisfy the published prerequisites and minimum grade point average for the program of their choice. Transfer of credit will be assessed upon admission. In some cases, it may be necessary to submit detailed course descriptions.
Students from Ontario Colleges who have successfully completed a minimum of two terms in a two- or three-year diploma program or a four-year Applied Degree program and who present a minimum 3.0 grade point average (B standing in the Carleton University grading system) will be considered for admission to a degree program. Note that some programs may require a higher GPA for admission. Basic prerequisite requirements can be found at the following link: Prerequisite Subjects.
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.
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.
Apply online and track application
Apply online at the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website.
- Base Application Fee charged by the OUAC: $156
- Admission Processing Fee charged by the OUAC on behalf of Carleton University: $67.25
- Fee for each university/program choice beyond the initial base three university choices: $50
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, as well as important details on how to check the status of your application. You will also receive this information as part of an acknowledgement package that will be mailed to you.
With your MC1 username you can access Carleton Central 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 Central. Be sure to check your application frequently and contact us with any questions you may have.
Send in additional documentation before deadlines
Submit official/original transcript(s) from high school and of any post-secondary studies completed. Documents should be sent directly from the institutions to the following address:
315 Robertson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada
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 you are sending paper documents, it may take up to seven to 10 days for the document to appear on Carleton Central from the time it is received by Carleton University. Please do not send duplicate documents until you have confirmed with Admissions Services that additional copies are required.
If your first language is not English, you will be asked to prove your language proficiency.
Receive admission decision
You can view your full offer package through Carleton Central by clicking on the View Offer Details link on the Application Summary 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 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 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 in your offer package 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.