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!
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.
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.
Monthly Electronic Newsletter
Keep up-to-date with Carleton by subscribing to Insight@Carleton – our free electronic newsletter. Each month, you will receive information about Carleton’s undergraduate academic programs, admission requirements, scholarships and financial aid, co-op opportunities, events, and news from Carleton!
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.
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.
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.