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ESP Advising Bulletin: February 2, 2023

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Black History Month Events

February is Black History Month.

  • Throughout the month, visit the Black History Month webpage as the Carleton community mobilizes to celebrate and highlight Black leadership, achievements and experiences.
  • Check Umoja’s events page – Carleton’s Black Community Engagement Program has great events for students all month.

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Thinking about summer courses?

Check out the ESP summer registration page for detailed info about:

  • How many courses you can take
  • Which courses you can take as an ESP student
  • How to register
  • How to apply for Summer OSAP

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What's an ACE?

What is ACE?
The Academic Continuation Evaluation (ACE) is used to assess your academic standing after each term of study.

Who sends this? The Registrar’s Office: 302 Tory, 613-520-3500,

What can I expect? According to the Undergraduate Calendar, as Special-ESP students:

  • You’ll receive your first ACE once you have completed 2.0 credits since the your most recent term of admission to ESP;
    • Note: if you haven’t completed 2.0 credits yet, your ACE status will be “ND” meaning “no decision”. At the end of the winter term, most of you would have received an email to let you know that this is your status
  • After that, you’ll receive an ACE at the end of each term, provided you have completed a course;
  • The result of an ACE is one of these: Eligible to Continue(EC), Academic Warning (AW), or Required to Withdraw for Two Terms (WT).

Questions? Ask an advisor by email or book an appointment.

Learn more about ACE for ESP and for degree students →

Residence application deadline: February 15 @ 4:30 pm

Interested in applying to Carleton’s residences for next year? Or applying to return?

When to apply

  • Applications open on February 1, 2023 at 10:00 am and close on February 15, 2023 at 4:30 pm in order to be included in the one time lottery for the first round of offers.
  • If you miss the deadline, the application will re-open in Carleton Central in the middle to end of March at which point, you can apply to join the waitlist.

How to apply

  • As an ESP student, you won’t have access to the application through Carleton Central.
  • Instead, please email to start your application.

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Carleton's Wellness Care Package

Want to know more about the variety of services available to support your wellness? And/or do you know someone who needs some self-care?

Learn more about:

  • Free counselling services
  • Carleton’s FITA program (manage stress and improve academic performance)
  • Great resources for journaling, yoga, fitness, trails, skating on the canal
  • Learning and/or wellness apps
  • Great podcasts
  • Substance use health resources
  • And more…

You can send a friend a wellness care package here:

Check out the wellness virtual care package →

Focus for an hour on YOUR studying needs

If you would like to make a change in your study habits, why not try coaching? Coaches are upper year students who really know what it is like at this time of year. It works. Don’t believe it, then try it for yourself. Why not? You pay for coaching with your fees. Your appointment will be all about what YOU need for studying and answering YOUR questions.

Book an appointment →

Apply to be an ESP Mentor

Applications to work as an ESP Mentor in 2023-24 go live Monday, February 6 on the ESP website. Deadline for applications is March 6, 2023

Interested in working with ESP?

  • Must be an ESP student (or former student) who will be registered in a degree program at Carleton as of Fall 2023
  • Excellent seminar and workshop attendance
  • GPA of 6.0 or greater by Fall 2023
  • Previous job experience is not required

Mentor application website →

Apply to work with Campus Safety

Interested in working in the field of community safety? Looking for on campus work for next fall? Apply to join the Campus Safety Team as a Student Safety Patroller.

Deadline to apply: February 28, 2023.

How to apply →

Join other ESP students for game and movie nights

Join fellow ESP students at one of the mentor-organized games or movie nights. You’re welcome to bring a friend if you like!

  • February 3, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • February 10, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • February 17, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)
  • February 24, 4:30pm (MOVIE NIGHT)
  • March 3, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (GAME NIGHT)

Games nights are in the ESP Student Lounge, room 1521 Dunton Tower (15th floor). Movie nights are held in room 234 Tory Building.

Join fellow ESP students on Discord: