Future CU Parents

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.

Upcoming Events

Prospective students and their families are invited to join us in the GTA, Ottawa, or online and get to know us even better.

Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Family Information Evening
November 29, 2022 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (ET)
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, ON
Click here for more information and to register!

Ottawa Family Information Evening
December 6, 2022 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (ET)
Richcraft Hall – Atrium (2nd floor)
Carleton University
Click here for more information and to register!

Virtual Family Information Evening
December 6, 2022 at 7:15 p.m. (ET)
Live event hosted through Zoom
Click here for more information and to register!

Check out all of Carleton’s upcoming events for future Ravens and their families.

Admissions Information

Learn about admission requirements and how to apply.

Enriched Support Program (ESP) and Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP)

The Enriched Support Program (ESP) and Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP) are one-year transition programs for students seeking entry to university. The ESP and IESP provide opportunities for prospective students to demonstrate their potential to succeed at university.

Explore our campus!

In-person Campus Tours

One of the best ways to learn about Carleton is to register for an in-person campus tour! Our passionate and knowledgeable team of campus tour guides are current Carleton students who can’t wait to share their stories about what it’s really like to be a Carleton student. We encourage prospective students and families to take a walking tour of our celebrated campus – at any time of the year!

Guided Virtual Campus Tours

Join our Tour Guides as they virtually walk you, and up to 10 guests, through some of our favourite campus locations on a live, guided online tour! Each tour will include a live Q&A with your Tour Guide. Tour Guides are not only campus experts, they are also current Carleton students who can share their personal experiences and offer first-hand knowledge and insight into academics, support services and student life. Information, including tour dates and times, can be found at carleton.ca/tours.

Innovative Programs and Experiential Learning

Learn about our academic programs and the dynamic learning opportunities available at Carleton.

Awards and Financial Aid

Carleton University has one of the most generous scholarship and bursary programs in Canada. Last year, more than 15,700 scholarships and bursaries totaling over $31.9 million were awarded to undergraduate students. Find out more!

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 Services

Campus Safety Services provides a wide range of safety and security services to ensure the safety of the Carleton University community.

More Ways to

Stay Connected with Carleton

Sign up for Carleton 360

Get started in Carleton360 to receive tailored information on our programs, student services and community.

Take a virtual campus tour

Explore Carleton's beautiful riverside campus inside our virtual tour. More scenes coming soon!