Applying to Undergraduate Studies

The Application Process

1

Check application deadlines

Admissions for most programs are done on a ‘rolling’ basis – as soon as an application and sufficient grades are provided, an assessment can be made. Check dates and deadlines before starting your application process.

2

Apply online

All students interested in Carleton must apply online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website at ouac.on.ca. International applicants can also apply directly to Carleton University by completing our International Student Application, available through your Carleton 360 account.

3

Track your application

After 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.

4

Upload documents

Through the admissions portal in Carleton 360, you will be able to view and upload the documents required for your application assessment. If required, official documents can be sent directly from the institution to Carleton University by mail. Please do not send duplicate documents unless you have confirmed with Admissions that additional copies are required.

5

Receive admission decision

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, 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.

6

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.

  • If you applied through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC): Accept an offer of admission on the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre’s website.
  • If you applied directly to Carleton University: Log in to Carleton 360 and accept your offer on the Admission Offer Details page.

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.

Additional Admission Pathways

Enriched Support Program

For students whose high school grades do not reflect their academic potential or for those who are apprehensive about returning to school after an absence, the Enriched Support Program (ESP) offers an opportunity for students to prove their academic ability in a supported university environment.

Indigenous Enriched Support Program

The Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP) is an Indigenous stream of the ESP. IESP is designed for Indigenous students, First Nations, Status and Non-Status, Metis, Inuit, and Indigenous Descent in their first year of university studies. IESP offers alternative admission opportunities as well as academic and social support.

Applying to Graduate Studies

If you wish to follow a program of study leading to a graduate degree (master’s or PhD program), please consult the Graduate Admissions website.

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