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ESP Advising Bulletin: March 6, 2023

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We hope things are going well as the term draws to a close. Don’t forget we’re here to help! Your workshops and coaches are ready to assist with the end of term crunch.

March 15: withdrawal deadline

The withdrawal (i.e. drop) deadline for courses is Wednesday, March 15, 2023. After that date, you will not be able to withdraw from this term’s classes.

  • You can contact us (from your Carleton email account) and we will be able to drop a course at your request until March 15, 2023 @ 4:30 pm.
  • We recommend speaking with an advisor – come by the office (1516 DT) or book an advising appointment here.
  • You can login to Carleton Central to drop classes online on March 15 yourself. Most ESP Registration holds expire on March 15th which will allow you to drop a course on the 15th. Click here for instructions.

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).

We recommend emailing us or coming to an advising appointment for advice before you make the decision about whether to withdraw:

Book an advising appointment →

Summer registration information

Summer registration opens March 27th for ESP students. Courses can fill up quickly, so prepare in advance and register early.

How to prepare:

  1. Decide how many courses you want to take:
    • Your default course load is 1.0 credit (part-time);
    • Apply to increase your course load to full-time.
  2. Build a draft timetable in Carleton Central.
    • Check out this handy video on how to build a draft time table.
  3. Check if you have any registration holds.
    • Your ESP registration hold should expire on March 15th.
    • If you have unpaid fees, you may have a financial hold that prevents registration.
  4. Join Advisors for drop-in hoursNo appointment needed.  

ESP registration, summer OSAP and course load details →

Awesome summer course for ESP students

The department of sociology/anthropology is offering the following course with ESP students in mind. The course offers transition to degree supports and creative, innovative course content. No prerequisites are required for this second year course. OPEN TO ALL.

SOCI 2810A/ANTH 2815A Special Topics in Sociology: Creative Social Science

Late summer term: July 4 – August 16
Date/time: Tues & Thurs 2:35-5:25 pm ONLINE


Why have podcasts and audiobooks become so popular in recent years? Why are so many sociologists and anthropologists now designing and making graphic novels, zines, comics and audio programming as part of their research? How can we think critically and creatively about why academic experts and non-experts alike are making, and using comics, zines, audio programs, and graphic novels to tell more engaging and accessible stories about the world we live in? In this course we will explore these questions and issues through ‘doing’ i.e. students will create and use different types of alternative media- comics, photos, audio, and zines—to creatively and critically tell social scientific stories about the world they live in.

Class schedule →

Do you have a plan? What are your next steps?

Assignments are coming fast and furious in these last few weeks of school. Exams are looming. Spend a focused hour of studying with a coach. Book a one-hour appointment. The coaches are experienced upper-year students who know what the end of year is like. It doesn’t matter if you are at the beginning of an assignment or at the end. Use a coach for the best possible results. What can you lose when there is so much to gain?

Book now →

Join fellow students for a games night or movie night

ESP mentors are hosting games and movie nights on Fridays. Come on your own or bring a friend – all are welcome.

  • March 10, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (game night)
  • March 17, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (game night)
  • March 24, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (game night)
  • March 31, 4:30pm (movie night)
  • April 7, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (game night)

Game nights are in the ESP Student Lounge 1521 DT (15th floor Dunton Tower) and movie nights are in Tory Building 234.

Food for students!

If you are running out of money to buy food, there is good help for you.  Carleton University has an “Emergency Essentials Assistance Program,” and the program provides up to two hampers a month of food for students in need. This includes fruit, meat and milk, and they adjust their offerings if you have special dietary needs. Just click on this link for details and to fill in a short form.

Request food →

Free tax clinic for students

Carleton University’s Sprott Tax Students’ Association (STSA) tax is running its annual FREE tax clinic this year. STSA is trained to file student tax returns.

Worried about filing your taxes this year? Don’t be! The Sprott Tax Students’ Association (STSA) is here to help with their annual tax clinic.

To file your taxes with the tax clinic:

  • Fill out the tax clinic’s client intake form
  • STSA’s tax clinic team will review it to determine the complexity of your tax return and whether it is within the scope of the tax clinic
  • If so, you will then be given a link to book an appointment. Note: all appointments at the tax clinic will be held between March 20st and March 24th, 2023, in person. For more information, please visit the tax clinic’s webpage.

Note: All tax returns are filed at no cost. The tax clinic is run as a free community service.

Fill out the intake form →

Exam schedule

The exam schedule is available now. Check out this site the schedule as well as information on what to expect on exam days.

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