FAQ: Domestic students
Q: I’m an applicant and my school is currently closed. What happens if I can’t provide final grades or my exams are cancelled?
Educational jurisdictions around the world are adjusting their evaluation and assessment methods and submitting results to universities accordingly. We will accept the adjusted assessment methods as determined by your educational jurisdiction in order to meet our conditions.
If your school board or testing agency is unable to send us final transcripts or exam results by the document deadline, we will consider the documents submitted to date as final and as meeting our offer conditions.
We encourage you to take advantage of any supplementary learning materials that may be provided to you so that you are as well prepared as possible for university studies in the fall.
Q: What will happen with my current high school studies?
We know that many students are worried about what will happen with the studies they are currently completing. In the last several days there have been announcements that students will not be returning to classes this term and many provincial and national exams have been cancelled. That said, each jurisdiction has said clearly that they will be putting plans in place so that students can continue their studies remotely and each jurisdiction has indicated that they will work with students to ensure they can complete their course work and receive a grade.
The format this will take will vary from place to place and we remain committed to being flexible with documentation and deadlines as these new processes unfold. We will be responding with new information as we see what grades we receive from each board and we will adjust our processes accordingly.
Q: What happens if they cancel IB or A-Level tests?
At this time, these exams are cancelled but we have received indications that students studying in these systems will receive a grade even if they do not write the exams. We may also be able to assess your application using your most recent school grades. We will consider each student’s application on a case by case basis. We are dedicated to making sure you have every chance for success with your future studies.
Q: I am an Alberta student: What happens if my diploma exam is cancelled (AB) due to my school board’s closure?
Carleton does not require provincial exam grades for admission, we will assess students based on their school grade.
Q: What happens if my courses go to pass/fail and will that affect my ability to be admitted?
As long as the Pass/Fail grades were accompanied by interim or first semester grades, we will be able to use that for our assessments
Q: Will you consider accepting DuoLingo tests instead of IELTS/CAEL/TOEFL?
An online TOEFL test that students can take from home is available in some locations starting March 23, 2020, with more locations to follow. At this time we are not able to accept DuoLingo or tests other than those published on our website. If you have studied in a fully English curriculum school for three or more years, and believe you could be eligible for a waiver of the English test requirement, please contact us at email@example.com.
Q: Where can I direct my questions?