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ESP/IESP Advising Bulletin: March 23, 2021

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Summer course information

Summer registration opens March 29th for ESP/IESP 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, here.
  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/IESP registration hold should expire on March 15th.
    • If you have unpaid fees, you may have a financial hold that prevents registration
  4. Meet with an advisor in advance for any on-to-one questions about summer registration.
  5. Join Advisors  for online drop-in hours No appointment needed.  
    • On March 29 (8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:00), visit:  ESP/IESP Advising & Admissions
    • You will see: Online Big Blue Button Meeting Rooms, then click on one of these advisor rooms:
      • Stephanie Wagar (ESP Advising)
      • Susan Burhoe  (ESP/IESP Advising)
      • Kirstei Abbott (IESP Advising)

ESP/IESP summer registration →

Summer OSAP

  • If you plan to study full-time this summer (1.5 – 2.0 credits) you can complete a new 2020-21 application on the OSAP website:
    • See the step-by-step instructions here.
  • If you did not apply for OSAP for this year or if you are only planning to study part-time (0.5-1.0 credits), you will need to complete a new part-time OSAP application at
    • Part-time summer OSAP instructions here.
  • Questions? Contact Awards at or 613-520-3600 or see an ESP/IESP advisor.

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Panel discussion - The Lived Experiences of Black Women in Canadian Societies

The Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP) at Carleton invites you to attend these talks:

  • March 26 @ 7:00 pm – Panel discussion – The Lived Experiences of Black Women in Canadian Societies on March 26. 2021
  • March 27 @ 1:00 pm – ACMP founder Warren Clarke will speak at Breaking the Silence: On Mental Illness in the Black Community

The ACMP was designed by Carleton students to support the success of fellow African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) and other racialized undergraduate and graduate students on campus, while encouraging them to be confident members of our Ottawa community.. Sign up for its email list to learn about future events and opportunities.

Learn more about the ACMP →

Nominate a peer for the Spirit Award

Is there a student who has made a real difference to your experience in the ESP/IESP this year? Let them know how much you appreciate their contribution by nominating them for an award. You just fill in the online form – it is easy and takes 10 minutes! Tell us what makes your nominee worthy of an award. Nominate them for the Richard and Jean Van Loon Spirit Award. The winning candidate will receive $2500-$3000 for their Fall/Winter 2021/2022 studies. Deadline: April 15.

Nominate a student →

Apply to return to ESP/IESP

We know that some students may be interested in another year with the program and we have simplified the application process for returning students. Please click below for the application to return to ESP or IESP next fall.

Not sure if that’s the right step for you? Meet with an advisor to review all your options.

Book an advising appointment →