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Welcome future CU parents, this page is dedicated to the parents and family members of future Carleton students! Here you will find information to support your student as they make the transition to university.

Future CU Parents Newsletter

Check out the most recent version of our Future CU Parents newsletter featuring top tips for choosing a program, prepping for a profession, financing university, student support, campus safety, important deadlines, upcoming events and more!


Upcoming Events


To view a list of upcoming events or to book a campus tour, please visit our Tours and Events page.

Admission Information


Application Checklist

Learn about admission requirements and how to apply using our Application Checklists.

Enriched Support Program

The Enriched Support Program (ESP) offers students whose high school grades and performance do not represent their academic potential, an opportunity to study at Carleton.

Campus Tours

The best way to see what Carleton University has to offer is to visit our campus! Campus tours give students (and their parents!) the chance to fully explore the university! Can’t make it to campus? Check out our Video Gallery to a glimpse of campus-life at Carleton!

Innovative Programs and Co-op Opportunities

Learn about our academic programs and the dynamic learning opportunities, including co-op and work experience, available at Carleton.

Awards Office

The Awards and Financial Aid Office is responsible for providing money, encouragement, and advice to students in need. Last year, more than 10,000 scholarships and bursaries totalling over $17.4 million were awarded to undergraduate students.

Life In Residence

Find out more about residence, including information about the meal plans, costs and fees, residence life and the residence buildings.

Campus Safety

University Safety provides a wide range of safety and security services to ensure the safety of the University community. Services are provided 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Residence Security staff patrol the Residence complex between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday to Friday and 24 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday.

Summer Orientation

All new students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) should attend Summer Orientation. During the program, new students become part of the Carleton University community by interacting with other students, faculty, and staff in both structured information sessions and small informal groups. Parent and family orientation sessions are offered concurrently with the student sessions in order to answer questions and address any concerns that family members may have. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to talk with Carleton University faculty and staff during these sessions. 

Visiting Ottawa

Planning on visiting the Ottawa area? Use our resources to find a great place to stay and things to do in Canada’s Capital!