Carleton’s admission requirements and policies differ according to the category of applicant.
Select the category that describes you best, then review category-specific admission requirements.
Read more about Carleton’s admission requirements.
Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP)
During the academic year, university recruiters travel across Ontario to visit Indigenous students in many high schools and community organizations. These recruiters are part of APSIP, a collection of Indigenous recruiters from Ontario and Quebec colleges and universities. APSIP has the most up-to-date information about applying to university as an Indigenous student.
Alternative Admission and Transition Programs
The Indigenous Enriched Support Program is designed for First Nations (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis learners who wish to pursue postsecondary education. Students take first-year credit courses while benefiting from a supportive environment of:
- peer mentors,
- academic coaches,
- academic advising and
- personalized workshops.
Upon completion of the program, students can apply for a degree program and can access support through the application process.
If you have not attended a high school or college full time for at least 2 years, you might be considered a mature student.
View Carleton’s mature applicant policy.