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 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 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.

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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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