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Basic Requirements for Admission
For Ontario secondary schools, the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) is required, with six 4U/M courses. 4U English is recommended. 4U/C credits for out-of-class co-op work experience will not be considered as part of the six courses. Admission averages and prerequisites vary by degree and program.

Failed and Repeated Courses
Carleton takes the highest mark for repeated courses.

Timing and Process for Admission Decisions
Carleton University will begin to make offers of admission based on Grade 12 interim grades or a combination of Grade 12 interim grades and Grade 11 and 12 final grades in January/February.

In cases where a student has repeated a course, Carleton will use the best attempt when calculating the admission average.

Offers will continue to be made until mid-June. After that date, offers will be made using Grade 12 final grades or a combination of final grades and final summer course grades. For specialized programs (Architectural Studies, Child Studies, Humanities, Industrial Design, Information Technology [Multimedia and Design], Music and Social Work) that require additional information (e.g., portfolios, interviews, auditions) and that have documentation deadlines, admission offers will begin to be issued approximately two weeks after the documentation deadline. 

Students applying to specialty programs as listed above who are also planning to submit an English Language test score should note that scores are due on, or before the portfolio or supplementary application deadlines.

Please note: Most offers of admission are conditional. These offers of admission are based on early or interim grades. Once Carleton receives an applicant's final grades, it will re-assess the application to ensure that it still meets the requirements for the program and that the applicant has received the OSSD. If the applicant no longer meets the required averages or has not received the OSSD, Carleton will withdraw the offer of admission and cancel registration. However, where it is possible, Carleton will attempt to provide an alternative offer of admission.

Students who have been admitted to Carleton with an admission average of 80% or better will automatically be considered for one of Carleton's entrance scholarships. The admission average is calculated based on the secondary school grades that were submitted in support of the university application, and may be a combination of early/interim or final marks. Students may be offered an entrance scholarship provided that Carleton's Admissions Services receives the complete application for admission by June 15. Please note that any required prerequisite courses are included in the calculation of the admission average.

  • Students who have been given a scholarship offer based on early grades (grades that the university receives in March), and whose admission average is higher when midterm grades are received in May, will have their scholarship adjusted upward if required.
  • Students whose midterm average is lower than the average calculated from early grades will keep the original scholarship offer.
  • Scholarships are not reassessed based on final grades received in June/July.
  • The entrance scholarship offer is valid as long as the student remains admissible to the chosen program.