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ESP/IESP Advising Bulletin: October 18, 2021

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Meet with one of our academic coaches

Did you know that ESP/IESP 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 →

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

Ask questions at the Carleton Virtual Fall Open House. Meet profs from different programs and attend talks on different majors.

Saturdays throughout October and November. Note there are different days for different majors.

Check out the full schedule of events 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 last year’s class. This year’s class will be Thursday 2:35-5:25 pm and likely offered in person), but 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 12th. 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 25-29

Just a reminder that classes and workshops will not be held during the fall study break (Oct 25-29). We hope you have a productive and restful break.

  1. Practice some self-care. Go for walks, talk with friends, take care of yourself.
    • Carleton hosts wellness events, including:
      • Paint Nights this Friday
      • Self-Care for Racialized Students
      • Therapy dogs on Instagram
    • Look into events for Indigenous students including beading circles, knowledge keeper programs and more.
  2. Look for ways to connect.
  3. Brush up on your academic skills and get stuff done:
    • Meet with one of our academic coaches for assistance with your course work, support in getting yourself organized, or making a study plan.
    • Check out Carleton Psychology Professor, Chris Motz’s, YouTube series on the science of academic success (including a talk on how to succeed in online courses).