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Important dates and deadlines for future students

Stay on track by reviewing the schedule below. You’ll find information on application deadlines, offers of admission, registration deadlines and more.


2020-2021 Academic Year


January 2020

January 6, 2020

Winter term classes begin.

January 15, 2020

Deadline for Ontario secondary school  students to submit 101 applications to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). Applications after this date will be accepted. Please note that the following programs have specific application deadlines and/or additional requirements:

  • Architectural Studies (Application deadline: February 1; Portfolio and graphic exercise deadline: March 1)
  • Humanities (Great Books) (Application deadline: March 1; Portfolio deadline: March 1)
  • Industrial Design (Application deadline: March 1; Portfolio deadline: April 1)
  • Information Technology – Interactive Multimedia and Design (Application deadline: March 1; Portfolio deadline: March 1)
  • Journalism (Application deadline: March 1)
  • Journalism and Humanities (Application deadline: March 1)
  • Music (Application deadline: March 1; Audition booking deadline: March 1)
  • Social Work (Application deadline: February 1; Supplementary Application deadline: March 1)

January 17, 2020

Last day for registration for winter term courses.

Last day to change courses or sections for winter term courses.

February 2020

Early February

All Ontario secondary students who have applied for admission by the January 15, 2020 application deadline will receive an acknowledgment package from Carleton University and the OUAC. Please note specific application deadlines for the following programs: Architectural Studies, Humanities (Great Books), Industrial Design, Information Technology (Interactive Multimedia and Design), Journalism, Journalism and Humanities, Music, and Social Work.

February 1

Application deadline for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

Application deadline for the Bachelor of Social Work.

February 17 to 21, 2020

Winter break. Classes are suspended.

March 2020

March 1

Portfolio and graphic exercise deadline for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

Application and portfolio deadlines for the Bachelor of Humanities (Great Books).

Application deadline for the Bachelor of Industrial Design.

Application and portfolio deadlines for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Multimedia and Design).

Application deadline for the Bachelor of Journalism.

Application deadline for the Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities.

Application and audition booking deadlines for the Bachelor of Music.

  • Applicants living more than 100 km from Ottawa may audition via a recording and an affidavit in consultation with the School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music.
  • More information: Additional Admission Requirements

Supplementary Application deadline for the Bachelor of Social Work.

Mid to end of March

Carleton University will begin to make offers of admission to Ontario secondary students based on Grade 12 interim or a combination of Grade 12 interim grades and Grade 11 and 12 final grades. Do not be concerned if you do not receive an early offer of admission. Offers will continue to be made until mid-June. After that date, offers will be made using Grade 12 final marks or a combination of final marks and final summer course marks.

April 2020

April 1

Portfolio deadline for the Bachelor of Industrial Design (information session recommended).

Last day to apply for students whose documents originate outside Canada or the United States.

May 2020

May

Comprehensive guides to first-year programs at Carleton University are available: First Year Course Selection Guides.

May 1

Last day for students whose documents originate outside of Canada to submit all transcripts and supporting documents. Please note some programs have earlier deadlines (see above).

May 27, 2020

Ontario secondary school applicants to Carleton should have received an offer of admission, a refusal, or notification that final grades will be required before a decision may be reached. If you have not received notification by this date, please contact Admissions Services.

June 2020

Information on maintaining your conditional offer of admission:

June 1

Deadline to apply for applicants whose documents originate in Canada or the United States. Please note, some programs have earlier deadlines (see above).

Note: Applications for admission may be received after this date, but the university cannot guarantee that all late applications will be processed in time for registration in the academic session requested. Applicants to programs with limited enrolment should note that such programs may be filled by this date.

June 1, 2020

Deadline for Ontario secondary students to respond to an offer of admission made prior to May 14. Responses to offers of admission to limited enrolment programs received after this date could result in the offer being rescinded. Note that you may respond to an offer of admission as soon as you receive it.

TBD

Registration for Fall 2020 begins.

June 8 (4:30 p.m. ET), 2020

Deadline to confirm the offer of residence. For more information, please visit the Housing and Residence Life Services website.

Carleton begins withdrawing offers of admission from students who did not respond to offers of admission to limited enrolment programs.

June 11, 2020

A lottery for residence accommodation and wait-list priority is held. This lottery is for those students who did not receive a guaranteed offer of residence, but applied for residence accommodation using the application available on the Housing and Residence Life Services website.

June 15

Deadline for high school applicants to be considered for an entrance scholarship. All required grades must be received by this date.

Application deadline for students registered in a degree program at Carleton who are applying for a transfer to another program.

August 2020

Early August

Ontario Secondary School applicants will know if their final grades (as received from the OUAC) are sufficient to maintain a conditional offer of admission (an offer based on interim grades for Grade 12 4U/4M courses). An applicant’s final grades must meet the published minimum for admission to retain a conditional offer.

Mid August

Conditional offers of admission will be withdrawn if final grades have not been received or final grades are below the published minimum for admission.

TBD

Fall Orientation takes place.

September 2020

TBD

Academic Orientation Day. All students are expected to be on campus. Class and laboratory preparation, departmental introductions for students, and other academic preparation activities will be held.

TBD

Fall term begins. Fall and fall/winter classes begin.

TBD

Last day of registration for fall term and fall/winter courses. Last day to change courses or sections for fall/winter and fall term courses.

Late September

Last day to request, in writing, a deferral of an offer of admission for fall 2020 to the next academic session (summer 2021 or fall 2021).

October 2020

Mid October

Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term from applicants whose documents originate from outside Canada or the United States.

TBD

Fall break. Classes are suspended.

November 2020

Mid November

Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term.

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