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ESP/IESP Advising Bulletin

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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.

  • Engineering and Design, Science:
    Saturday, October 24
  • Arts and Social Sciences, Public Affairs, Sprott School of Business:
    Saturday, November 7

Visit the website to register →

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 (Tues 6:00-9:00 pm), but you are welcome to select a different course from the public class schedule (space permitting).

Application and more 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. Add a note in the “why you need a bursary” field to let them know what expenses you have in relation to the shift to online learning and you will be considered for both the COVID technology fund as well as the undergrad bursary fund.

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 13th. 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 26-30

Just a reminder that classes and workshops will not be held during the fall study break. 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:
      • Bob Ross Paint Nights
      • Black Students’ Wellness Matters series (topics such as self-care, meditation, men’s and women’s groups)
      • Therapy dogs on Instagram
    • Join one of Carleton’s online fitness classes on Facebook , YouTube or Instagram.
    • Look into events for Indigenous students including virtual beading drop-ins, virtual 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).

Book an Appointment →

Workshops Merging

Starting the week of November 2, ESP/IESP workshops (ESPW 1000) will be merged. This means that, instead of attending one workshop per week for each course, you will attend both workshops (Session 1 & Session 2). Both workshops are already built into your Carleton timetable.

The merger means more time to review course material, test your knowledge, and develop skills. Remember, attending at least 70% of workshops makes students far more likely to earn high grades and get admitted to a degree program. You also need high attendance to be eligible for scholarships/bursaries and to be able to add another class this winter.

Looking to get ahead or caught up in courses?

Make an appointment with one of our amazing academic coaches for support with any aspect of your academic work. Make a study plan, get a head start on papers or review course concepts. Some (limited) appointments are available over the break, so please book now.

When booking your appointment, be sure to enter your Carleton email address in one of these formats: or so that it doesn’t bounce back, thanks!

Book now →