Undergraduate Admissions information during COVID-19

As Canada and the world respond to COVID-19, Carleton continues to monitor the situation very closely. We are dedicated to ensuring students receive the help they need at all times, especially now. It goes without saying that the safety of students, faculty and staff is our first priority. Find out how Carleton University is responding to COVID-19.

Students who have questions about their application or about the submission of documents should email us at admissions@carleton.ca or connect with us through our online chats.

This page is updated regularly as more information becomes available.

Undergraduate Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are classes being offered online?

Yes, Carleton is delivering all undergraduate courses in the 2020/2021 academic year online to prioritize safety and to remain in line with public health guidelines. We are hopeful that the university will be able to reopen our physical spaces partially and offer some optional in-person instruction when it is safe to do so.

Q: How will being online change my university experience?

Everything is in place to support your success in these exceptional circumstances. See what it’s like to learn online with Carleton:

Q: I’m starting my studies in January 2021, can I live in residence? 

Carleton University residences are open, having made extensive changes to meet health and safety guidelines. Students who have accepted their offers should contact Housing and Residence Life Services directly.

Q: Where can I direct my questions?

The best way to reach us at this time is to email us directly at admissions@carleton.ca or connect with us through our online chat.

FAQ: International students

Q: Can I travel to Ottawa, now that the travel advisory has changed?

As of October 20, Carleton University’s COVID-19 Readiness Plan for international students was one of a select few that has been approved by the Government of Canada. Learning for the 2020/2021 academic year continues to be offered online, but we are now fully prepared to welcome and support international students who are able and choose to come to Carleton. Full information is available on the International Student Services Office (ISSO) website, including quarantine planning, pre-arrival support and government protocols.

Q: I had an application for September 2020, but didn’t pursue it – can I move this to a future term?

We would be happy to speak with you about your options, and how to either defer or make a new application for a future term, depending on your individual circumstances. Please email us for more information: international@carleton.ca.

Q: Are you accepting new applications?

Yes, we are accepting applications for September 2021, and we encourage you to apply – we would love you to become part of our Carleton family! We understand the current situation is uncertain, but we are welcoming applications, and are here to support you through the process. Find out how to apply.

Q: Where can I direct my questions?

If you have questions about your application or the admissions process, please contact us at international@carleton.ca.

You can also chat live with an International Admissions Officer on our website from Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00 ET.

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