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Undergraduate – Carleton University


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Ideally located at the heart of Canada’s capital, Carleton University is a connected and compassionate research and teaching institution with a passion for driving real change in the world.

From our world-renowned faculty to our diverse and passionate student body, we are united in our ambition to leverage the power of higher education as a force for good.




Key Dates

Admission Points

Full-time and part-time admission are available in September and January.

Not all programs are available in January.

Part‑time admission is available in May and July; however, not all programs are available for the summer session.


  • June 1, 2024 – Application deadline for the fall term (with some exceptions).
  • November 15, 2023 – Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term.
  • We encourage you to submit your portfolio or additional information as early as February.

Alternative Deadlines

Supplementary Information RequiredSupplementary Information Deadline
Bachelor of (B.) Architectural StudiesMar 1PortfolioMar 3
B. Social WorkMar 1Supplementary applicationMar 3
B. HumanitiesMar 1Optional portfolio

More about the Humanities portfolio.
Mar 3
B. MusicMar 1AuditionMar 1
B. Industrial DesignMar 1Portfolio (required) and an information session (recommended)Mar 3
B. Information Technology, Interactive Multimedia & DesignMar 1PortfolioMar 3

We cannot guarantee that applications received after these deadlines will be processed in time for the requested session.


Admission Requirements

Enriched Support Program (ESP)

If your high school or college grades do not reflect your potential, ESP provides an alternative pathway to degree admission.

You can enroll in first-year courses and benefit from a network of supports designed to help you qualify for a degree and succeed at university.

Indigenous Support and Community Engagement

At the Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement, we support students, staff and faculty at Carleton by providing culturally safe spaces for dialogue and learning. We do this by nurturing a sense of belonging for Indigenous students, and by developing and delivering resources and training to educate the Carleton community about the experiences, histories and worldviews of Indigenous peoples.

Our work is guided by our deep connection to ancestral teachings and our recognition of the Algonquin people within whose territory our office is located.

Join us on Minwàdjimowin (our weekly e-newsletter) or email the Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement.

Admission Processing Charge

All applicants, except current CEGEP applicants, are required to pay a $77.50 non-refundable administrative fee directly to the OUAC.


Supporting Documents


In most cases, we ask that you upload your documents through our application portal, Carleton360. You can check what documents are needed and the status of your application at any time in this portal. All you need is your MyCarletonOne (MC1) username and you are ready to go.

Language Requirements

The language of instruction at Carleton University is English. For admission, you will need to demonstrate that your knowledge and use of English are strong enough for studies in an English-language university.

Supplemental Documents

If you are applying to programs that require supplemental documents (portfolios, essays, auditions), you can view those requirements in Additional Admission Requirements.


Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid

At Carleton University, we reward academic excellence and recognize financial need with generous scholarship and bursary programs.


Offers of Admission

We are thrilled that you applied to Carleton University!

Check out I Applied, Now What? for more details.


Accessibility Services

We provide individualized academic accommodations and a wide range of support services for students with disabilities through the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC).

We love to hear from you! Email PMC or call 613-520-6608 (voice) or 613-520-3937 (TTY) if you have any questions.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities (EIC) fosters the development of an inclusive and transformational university culture where individual distinctiveness and a sense of belonging for every member drive excellence in research, teaching, learning and working at Carleton.



We have 3,604 residence spaces, 77% of which are reserved for first-year students. Most of these rooms are double, traditional-style and located on all-gender floors.

If we admit you to first-year studies directly from high school by May 17, 2024, you will receive an offer of residence that you must return by 11:59 pm on June 10, 2024.


Campus Tours and Events

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