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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.
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 structured university environment. ESP students can register in three full-credit first-year courses, which they supplement with regular weekly workshops offering academic support. After the ESP year, students who attain the necessary grade point average in their ESP courses are eligible for acceptance into a full-time degree program. carleton.ca/esp
The Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP) is an alternative entrance program offered through the Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement. This program offers admission opportunities as well as academic and social support for Indigenous, First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis and Inuit students in their first year of study. carleton.ca/indigenous/cisce/iesp
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.
Learn about our academic programs and the dynamic learning opportunities available at Carleton.
Carleton University has one of the most generous scholarship and bursary programs in Canada. Last year, more than 15,000 scholarships and bursaries totaling over $31.9 million were awarded to undergraduate students. Find out more!
Find out more about residence, including information about the meal plans, costs and fees, residence life and the residence buildings.
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