Graduation

You must apply to graduate.

Application must be made via Carleton Central by the following deadlines:

Spring Graduation (June) March 1
Fall Graduation (November) September 1
Winter Graduation (February) December 1
Cancellation of your graduation application must be done online via Carleton Central by the following deadlines:
  • Spring: May 15
  • Fall: October 1
  • Winter: January 15
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have met all your degree requirements. In order to graduate students must fulfill all the requirements of their department/school, their Faculty, and the University. These requirements include but are not limited to:
  • minimum published CGPA’s in the major/overall/concentration/specialization/minor/co-op
  • University residency requirements
  • maximum of 7.0 credits at the 1000 level
  • “Breadth” requirements in B.A. degrees
It is also the student’s reponsibility to ensure that all financial obligations to the University have been met. If you are not sure that you have completed all your requirements, please contact us for clarification. We strongly suggest that you meet with your Undergraduate Adviser before classes begin to ensure you have registered in courses that will satisfy your remaining degree requirements.
Students studying either on letter of permission or international exchange must provide the Registrar’s Office with a final transcript from their host institution by the following dates:
  • Spring: February 15
  • Fall: September 15
  • Winter: December 15
You must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing if you wish to have a certain course(s) designated extra to your degree (i.e. courses you may wish to count toward a subsequent undergraduate or graduate degree). If you do not designate specific courses extra to degree, the Registrar’s Office will set aside courses with the lowest grades.
The University has a policy in relation to the release of official documents confirming graduation.  If a student has a balance owing on their student account, all graduation documentation will be withheld including your diploma, transcripts and/or letters and confirmations certifying graduation. Fee payment options can be found on the Business Office website, any inquiries related to your student account should be directed to the Business Office at student_accounts@carleton.ca or by phone at 613-520-3626.

Be sure to check out our graduation information page for more information regarding graduation and convocation.

For information on when your ceremony will be held, visit the Convocation Ceremony Information page.

If you are unable to attend your convocation ceremony, you may also want to check out when your diploma will be available for pick up.