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Updates for ESP/IESP Classes & Services

Classes & Workshops


  • As per the university’s email, classes are cancelled on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. Any assessments planned to occur on those days will be rescheduled.
  • Starting Wednesday, March 18 and for the remainder of the term, instruction will be delivered through online and other means. Instructors will make arrangements to complete their classes in the way that is most appropriate for their course material and learning objectives, and they will be communicating these plans with students. Please check your email regularly as it will be your responsibility to keep up with work remotely, as per your professors’ guidance.


  • This policy applies to workshops as well. There will be no workshops on Monday and Tuesday.
  • From Wednesday until the end of term workshops will move online. Your facilitators will reach out by email with information as they develop their plans.

Carleton's Covid-19 website →

Academic coaching appointments

Effective Monday, March 16th, all on-campus coaching appointments are cancelled. Monday and Tuesday appointments are cancelled. Starting on Wednesday, we are moving to virtual appointments. Please keep an eye on your email for more details about how this will work.

Advising appointments

We are cancelling the booked appointments in the online calendar, but drop-in advising (no appointment needed) will be available while the university remains open. Our office (1516 Dunton Tower)  is open Mon-Fri 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30. You can also reach us at Below is guidance on registering for summer courses, applying for your degree and course withdrawals – all can be done from home, if you wish.

Registering for summer courses

Please see the summer information link below for details on summer course registration. Advisors will be available for drop-in hours on March 30th when registration opens, but you can also register from home. Registration instructions are here: Please come in or call the office to apply to take more than 1.0 credit.

All the details →

How to apply for your degree

The online application can be found in Carleton Central. Login, then in the Student Records section, select Internal Application for Admission. Click continue twice, then answer Yes.

Select your Applicant Type: Special

Select Degree: Click here and you will find the degree categories. An Honours degree is a 20-credit (4 year) program, a General degree 15-credit (3 year) program.

  • Select your degree, then a drop down menu of possible majors will appear (if applicable). For example, for a Psychology degree, select Bachelor of Arts Honours (or General), then you can select Psychology as your major.
  • Once you choose a major, a menu will appear to select a minor.  If you do not wish to declare a minor, just choose No minor. (You can choose one later in your studies, if you wish).
  • If co-op is an option for your program, they will ask if you wish to apply for co-op (usually admission to co-op programs requires a B average). Co-ops normally happen in third year and can be applied to later, if you wish.
  • Once you have completed your first selection, you’ll have the chance to enter a second choice.

On the next page you will be asked about any post-secondary studies. You do not have to enter Carleton studies. If you studied at another university or college, see if it is already listed. If not, you will have to add it and you’ll be charged a fee (this pays for the service of assessing your former studies to see whether you would be eligible for any transfer credit).

Enter any remaining information. Then you will be asked:

  • Is application complete? If you click yes, this sends your request to admissions services.  You can check on the status of your application at any point after that by logging into Carleton Central.
  • Then one more click to Accept and Submit Application.

Withdrawing from courses

The deadline to withdraw from Winter or Fall-Winter courses is Tuesday, April 7. Please feel free to drop-in to see an advisor to discuss your circumstances and the consequences of withdrawal. Our offices are open from 8:30-4:30 p.m. (closed over the lunch) and we can be reached by email.

Please do get in touch if you are concerned about your performance in a given course. It is generally much better to withdraw (which does not have negative consequences for your average) than to fail courses. Earning less than a D- average can lead to suspension from study at Carleton.

Withdrawing from classes will affect your eligibility to a degree and may affect OSAP. We can advise you about the degree aspects, the Awards office can advise you about OSAP.

You can withdraw from a course online through Carleton Central (as of March 15th, when your ESP/IESP registration hold expires). A video on how to drop a course can be found here: