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ESP Advising Bulletin: October 21, 2022

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Not sure what to major in? Visit the Fall Open House

Ask questions at the Carleton Fall Open House. Want to learn what a major in Media Production and Design is all about? Or Nanoscience? Or how about the difference between civil and mechanical engineering? Or why you might want to study politics in this age of crisis.

Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

  • Explore a wide range of programs and chat with professors
  • Attend talks on different majors and why you might consider that field of study

You will also receive a coupon to enjoy a discounted lunch in the residence dining hall (the caf) or at the other dining services locations on campus.

Check out the detailed agenda and register today!

Check out the full schedule and register here →

Apply to add a half credit in January

Doing well in your courses? Consider adding another in the winter term. The criteria for adding a half-credit course in January is:

  • Minimum of B- (70%) average in current courses
  • Strong (70+%) workshop and FYSM attendance.

The deadline to apply is December 15th – but applying earlier is better since courses do fill up. We are offering CIED 1001: Selected Topics in Pop Culture (note: the link is to a previous year’s class). This year’s class will be Wednesday 2:35-5:25 pm and offered in person. Or, you are welcome to select a different course from the public class schedule (space permitting).

Application and additional info here →

Bursary application deadline: October 31st

A bursary is a financial award (free money!) that is granted on the basis of financial need, not grades (which makes them different from scholarships). Unlike loans, bursaries do not have to be repaid.  The bursary program exists to help (but not replace) your main sources of funding such as OSAP or other loans/grants/etc. The deadline for bursary applications this year is October 31st.

Apply online through Carleton Central. Looking for a bursary to help offset the costs of technology? You can add that request to your Undergraduate Application Bursary in Carleton Central.

Academic coaches can help you with your application! Book here.

Bursary application instructions →

Register for exam accommodations

Did you receive exam accommodations in high school or college for a learning disability, ADD/ADHD or other type of disability? Make sure that you give yourself the same opportunity to succeed at Carleton by registering with the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Register soon – the deadline to arrange December exam accommodations is November 11th. The deadline to receive accommodations for tests in-term is two weeks before the test date.

See the PMC website for more →

Fall Exam Schedule Available Now

The Fall exam schedule is now posted. The public schedule can be found at the link below, or you can check Carleton Central for your personalized schedule.

Exam schedule →

What to do on Fall Break: October 24-28

Just a reminder that classes and workshops will not be held during the fall study break (Oct 24-28). We hope you have a productive and restful break.

  1. Practice some self-care. Go for walks, talk with friends, take care of yourself.
  2. Look for ways to connect.
    • Attend an ESP game night, this Friday, October 21 @ 5:30-7:00pm in 1521 Dunton Tower.
      • Details about this and other game nights on ESP Discord.
    • Attend a play – Ninety-Four is being performed this Saturday, October 22 at Carleton. Inspired by hiphop of the nineties and set in Brooklyn, New York, the play follows the lives of a couple in and out of love.
    • The Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program is hosting a “How to get into Grad School” session that you could attend online. ACMP is a great organization that has networking and professional development opportunities for Black students.
  3. Brush up on your academic skills and get stuff done:
    • Get ahead on your work – take the time to get organized and make a study plan.
    • Check out Carleton Psychology Professor, Chris Motz’s, YouTube series on the science of academic success.

Meet with one of our academic coaches

Coaching appointments will not be available for reading week, but you can still book ahead for week you return!

Did you know that ESP coaches can show you how to…

  • read for psychology?
  • plan your essay?
  • solve calculus problems?
  • write lab reports?
  • organize studying efficiently?
  • tackle first year seminar assignments?
  • study for all pesky mid-terms?
  • get great grades?
  • apply for a bursary?

Book an appointment and find out!  Go to, CLICK on “BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.” Why wouldn’t you?

Book now →

Fall withdrawal deadline: November 15

November 15th is the last day for academic withdrawal from fall courses.

If you are considering withdrawing from a half credit (fall term) course, talk to an advisor before the deadline. We can help you with your decision.

What do I need to know about dropping a class?

  • You can not drop a course yourself; you need to ask an ESP advisor. Book an appointment for advice.
  • For certain subjects (CHEM, COMP, PSYC or SOCI), you cannot stay enrolled in the second term course if you drop the fall course. The sooner you come see us, the more likely it is that we can find you another course second term.
  • A withdrawal will not affect your overall average, but it will affect your admissions requirements. An advisor can walk you through how it would affect your goals.
  • If you are receiving OSAP, you should consult the Awards office first: in 202 Robertson Hall or 613-520-3600.

Book an advising appointment →