Carleton University
admission package

Below is a brief overview of some of the documents that may be contained in the offer of admission package:


Offer of admission letter

This letter is the official letter of admission and indicates:

  • the program to which you are admitted;
  • the type of offer (conditional, provisional, etc.);
  • the specific conditions on your offer of admission; and
  • information on the status of your other application choices (if applicable).


Scholarship letter (if eligible)

If you have been admitted to Carleton with a scholarship, a letter will be included with your offer. The letter will outline the details of the award and provide you with information on how the scholarship is paid. For more details on your scholarship, including frequently asked questions, please visit Scholarship FAQ for new and current students.


Guaranteed residence letter (if applicable)

First-year students offered a guaranteed space in residence for September must first accept their offer of admission and then go online (starting at 10:00 a.m. [ET] on February 1, 2024) to accept the offer of residence included in the package. The deadline to accept the residence offer and pay the residence deposit is June 10, 2024.

If you requested information about residence and did not receive a guaranteed residence, please visit for more information on how to apply for residence accommodation. You may apply directly online.

Living in residence at Carleton is like living in a small, friendly neighbourhood. Our residence buildings are clustered together, making it easy to meet people and get to your classes, the Library, Athletics, the Residence dining hall and more! For more details about living in residence please go to Living on Campus.

Note: Spaces in residence are limited.


Admission audit (if applicable)

An admission audit may be enclosed with an offer of admission. The audit shows the courses required for your degree and, if applicable, the credits granted from your previous studies and how those credits have been applied toward the degree requirements. The audit may also include important comments and instructions. The most up-to-date version of your audit is available on Carleton Central. For a detailed guide on how to read your audit, please go to

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