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ESP/IESP Advising Update: Summer Courses & Exams

In this bulletin

  • Office closure
  • Summer course update
  • Summer registration
  • Exam info

Office closure

The main office will be closed from Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18th, inclusive for the Easter weekend.

We hope everyone has a chance to rest and prepare for exams during this period.

UPDATE! The awesome summer course for ESP/IESP students is now also available online!

The department of sociology is offering the following course with ESP/IESP 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 Special Topics in Sociology: Creative Social Science

Early summer term: May 05, 2022 to Jun 17, 2022
Date/time: Mon & Wed 14:35 – 17:25 This class is offered in person, but now has an online option.

IMPORTANT:  if you want to take this but wish to participate online, you can email the instructor to ask permission once you’re enrolled.


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.


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Summer course registration reminder

Summer course registration is open. Here’s how to register:

  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 timetable.
  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. Register: see this handy video for the process. Get an error message? You can ask for permission to take the class using the Course Override Request form. No guarantees, but it doesn’t hurt to try.
  5. Pay fees. See the fee payment methods here.

Fees are due April 25th but can be deferred if you have applied for OSAP. Details on payment and the conditions to defer are on the Student Accounts website.

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Exams: what to expect

The university COVID site has a section on exams with many answers for the most common questions related to writing online exams (such as what to do if you’re worried your exam wasn’t submitted properly), as well as contacts for your questions. Here’s a summary of the important bits:

  • Most exams will be held online.
  • Confirm times for your exams in Carleton Central (under Student Records>myExam Schedule). Times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.
  • Should you experience any issues while writing your exam:
    • Email your course instructor and copy to explain the situation,
    • Or call the (toll-free) emergency exam line at 1-877-557-2930, April 13 to April 25 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).
    • Online chat is also available.

What if you get sick and have to miss an exam?

  • This is the online deferral form. A doctor’s note is not required due to constraints on the health care system due to COVID. But you need to complete a form attesting to your illness.
  • An overview of the deferral process is here.
  • The Registrar’s Office processes these requests and can be contacted here with any questions or concerns.

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