The language of instruction at Carleton University is English. For admission, students will need to demonstrate that their knowledge and use of English are strong enough for studies in an English language university.
Students can do this by:
- Demonstrating they have studied for the last three years (full-time) in a high school, college, or university in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom or any other country in which the primary language is English and where the language of instruction in the relevant institution was exclusively English. * Students choosing this option should note the following:
- Time spent in ESL courses will not be counted towards meeting these requirements
- Language requirements will not be waived based on letters written by students or as a result of completing senior-level high-school English courses
- If in addition to evidence of three years of study a student also provides an English language test score, the University reserves the right to review or change the admission decision
- The University reserves the right to request an English Language Proficiency test from any applicant regardless of their academic background
- Submitting an English as a Second Language (ESL) test result