General Admission

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.

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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 the 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.

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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.

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Mature Students

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.

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