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ESP/IESP Advising Update

In this update:

Withdrawal deadline: Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The withdrawal deadline for courses is Tuesday, April 12th (the last day of classes this term).

  • You can login to Carleton Central to drop classes online yourself. Click here for instructions.
  • Or you can contact us (from your Carleton email account) and we will be able to drop a course at your request until April 12th at 4:30 pm.
  • To book an advising appointment to talk it through, please click here.

Withdrawing has consequences for qualifying for a degree and may impact future OSAP eligibility. The awards office can answer OSAP related questions ( or 613-520-3600).

With the flexible grading options (see message below) it is possible that it might be better to keep a course than to drop it, especially if there’s a chance you can pass.

We recommend emailing us for advice before you make the decision about whether to withdraw:

How to drop a course →

Flexible and compassionate grading policies & ESP/IESP

The university has continued compassionate grading policies this year. As students in ESP and IESP, this affects you a little differently as you are still working toward qualifying for a program. Here is what the university has told us about SAT/UNS grades and ESP/IESP admission to a degree:

In general the Admissions Office will consider ESP/IESP applications where students have completed at least 2.0 of 3.0 credits with grades.

  • ESP/IESP students who are completing the year with 3.0 credits can be considered for admission with one credit of SAT/UNS grades.
    • For most programs in the Bachelor of Arts, this means you would need to present a GPA of C+ (6.0 on the Carleton 12.0 scale) on the remaining credits (at least 2.0 graded credits).
    • Some majors have higher CGPA requirements or additional requirements.

Students applying to Science, Health Science, Commerce, Computer Science and Engineering would still need to satisfy all prerequisite course requirements (with minimum grades in the relevant courses, typically MATH, COMP, CHEM, etc., as applicable) and will have higher CGPA requirements.

Note: UNS grades do not require an application; all F grades will be automatically converted to UNS in May.

Questions? Please contact us and we’d be happy to answer your questions, or book an advising appointment.

Book an appointment →

Summer course updates

Summer course registration has opened. Please see our registration page for all the info that applies to you as an ESP or IESP student. New on that page: Information about Summer bursaries!

Still looking for a course? The department of Sociology is offering this creative class designed for ESP and IESP students. No prerequisites are required!

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