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Apply to study in January 2023 or September 2023

Some programs accept applications to start studies in January. Applications to these programs are open now.

Beginning in October, all program applications will be open for students looking to start studies in Fall 2023.

There are two options to apply. Please choose only 1 of these applications.

Option 1

Apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre

Want to apply to more than one university in Ontario? Applying through the OUAC might the best choice. Canadian citizens and all students studying in Ontario curriculum high schools need to apply through OUAC.

An application fee of $166 CAD allows you to apply to three universities in Ontario. See fee details

$166 CAD


Option 2

Apply directly to Carleton

You can apply directly to Carleton University for an application fee of $100 CAD through the Carleton 360 student portal. If Carleton is your main choice in the province of Ontario, this might be a simpler and more cost effective option.

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$100 CAD


What you need to apply:

  1. Information about your previous studies – including dates and institution names
  2. A credit card – to pay your application fee

Documents to upload to your application

  1. Transcripts from your highest level of education
  2. An English as a Second Language (ESL) test score, if applicable (see language requirements)


The deadline to apply is April 1 for most programs (see programs with early deadlines).

We recommend applying early, and supplying your documents as soon as they are available. We operate using rolling admissions for most programs – the sooner you get us your documents, the sooner you’ll get an assessment. It can take several weeks from the time we receive all your documents until the time you get a decision, depending on the time of year. Monitor your application closely in Carleton 360 to see document requests and view offers.

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