Admission

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 (IESP) 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 will qualify and be supported in the process of applying for a degree program.

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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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