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.
To find out about Carleton’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, visit Carleton’s admission website.
Indigenous Student Policy
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 the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (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 a 1-year transition and support program for students seeking entry to university. It helps students develop their reading, writing and critical thinking skills to be successful at university.
If you achieve the necessary grade point average across 3 courses in this program, you will be eligible to be accepted as a full-time student.
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 for information about how you can transition to university.