- Admission to a BA after ESP/AESP
- Costs & Funding
- Registration Information
Our program offers the opportunity to:
- take up to three first-year university courses (one core course and two electives)
- receive academic support in small, weekly workshops that help you make the transition to university-level work
- take advantage of advising and coaching options
- get started on first-year university by earning credits that count toward your degree
- build a basis for admission to a degree
Please note: January admission is only available for our Arts and Social Science Stream.
Admissions for Winter 2018 is still open, space permitting. Please click here to download our application.
Application deadline: The deadline to apply for Winter 2018 was December 13, 2017. Any applications received after the deadline may be considered if space permitting.
Click here to learn more about the minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the ESP/AESP.
You may apply to study part-time or full-time in January.
A) Full-time study
ESP/AESP students who enroll full-time will choose:
- One first year core course
|CIED 1001 Selected Topics in Pop Culture||Thursday 2:35-5:35 p.m.|
- Two first-year elective courses, supported by
- Two non-credit workshops designed to build the skills needed to excel in university studies.
- Students can choose from the following electives:
|Course title and schedule||ESP/AESP Workshop (Mandatory)|
ANTH 1002 B Intro to Issues in Anthropology Limited seats
ANTH 1002A– ESPW 1000M
|CHST 1002 A Childhood in Canadian Context Limited seats
||CHST 1002– ESPW 1000N
|CRCJ1000D Introduction to Criminology
||CRCJ 1000D – ESPW 1000A
|FILM 1101B Introduction to Film Studies
||FILM 1101B – ESPW 1000ZC
|INDG 1011A Introduction to Indigenous-Settler Encounters Limited seats
||INDG 1011B – ESPW 1000R
|PHIL 1301B Philosophy: Mind, World and Knowledge
|PHIL 1301B – ESPW 1000G
|PSCI 1500B Political Science: Technology, Nature & Power
|PSCI 1500B – ESPW 1000B
|PSYC 1001K Introduction to Psychology 1
||PSYC 1001K– ESPW 1000H
|SOWK 1002A Introduction to Social Work Limited seats
||SOWK 1002A – ESPW 1000U
B) Part-time study
ESP/AESP students normally enroll in CIED 1001. For students who wish to take two courses, they may also add one elective plus its workshop, from the table above.
Students in our January program can earn up to 1.5 credits (because they are enrolling in 3 half-credit courses and two non-credit workshops). ESP/AESP students (unless they qualify as a mature applicants), must complete at least 2.0 credits, before being admitted to a degree program. Click here for more details. Click here for our Student Handbook.
This means, that you will be continuing ESP/AESP in the subsequent Summer or Fall/Winter terms before entering a degree program.
You will qualify for degree entry once you have met one of the following criteria:
- After successful completion of 2.0 credits, you may be admitted to a B.A. program with a B average (8.0 on Carleton’s 12 point scale)
- After successful completion of 2.5 credits, you may be admitted to a B.A. program with a B- average (7.0 on Carleton’s 12 point scale)
- After successful completion of 3.0 credits, you may be admitted to a B.A. program with a C+ average (6.0 on Carleton’s 12 point scale)
- After successful completion of 4.0 or more credits, you may be admitted to a B.A. program as long as you would be in good standing (normally in the C-/C range on Carleton’s 12 point scale)
Students who meet the criteria above are eligible for admission to most of Carleton’ Bachelor of Arts Programs. Some B.A. programs may require a higher average (BA Geomatics or Criminology), or have prerequisite subjects for high school (e.g. BA Biology, B. Economics).
Mature students may qualify for admission to a B.A. program after having completed a minimum of 1.0 credit with at least a C- or better standing in the first attempt, provided they meet the university’s formal definition of a “Mature” applicant, that is:
- are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
- have not attended a college or university as full-time student;
- have been away from full-time studies for at least two calendar years;
- do not meet the normal admission requirements (as published in the Undergraduate Calendar);
- have completed any required prerequisite subject (for example: applicants to a B. Economics must have completed grade 12 Advanced Functions with a minimum of 70%).
Costs for domestic students taking first-year courses:
|Costs for Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents|
|#1 Carleton University (0.5 credit course)||$701.13|
|#1 ESP/AESP Workshop (winter term)||$490.00|
|#2 Carleton University (0.5 credit course)||$ 701.13|
|#2 ESP/AESP Workshop (winter term)||$490.00|
|# 3 Core Course (0.5 credit course)||$ 701.13|
|U-Pass (bus pass, mandatory fee)||$206.82|
Payment of all Winter Terms fees is due November 25, 2017. Our Student Handbook contains details on fee payment.
- Please note: If you are admitted or registered after this deadline, you will have 5 days from registration to pay without penalty.
Students receiving OSAP can defer this deadline to January 12, 2018 provided they meet the deferral conditions, found here. Please contact our Student Accounts office if you have any concerns about meeting the payment deadline at 613-520-3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are planning to apply for student loans, be sure to apply as soon as possible (there’s no need to wait for an admissions decision to begin your application).
What if I pay after the deadline?
Late charges will apply. Failure to pay all fees by the end of January will result in complete withdrawal from all courses. Detailed payment information can be found on the Student Accounts website: carleton.ca/fees. Please contact our Student Accounts office if you have any concerns about meeting the payment deadline at 613-520-3626 or email@example.com.
Please see the Awards Office website for interactive resources to help you with calculating your costs.
Students enrolled in the ESP/AESP students may be eligible, if qualified, for assistance under one or more of the following components of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP):
- the Canada Student Loans Program (CSL)
- the Ontario Student Loans Plan (OSL)
You apply for both of these programs on one application through the OSAP website.
For further information about financial support available to ESP/AESP students, please contact Carleton’s Awards Office.
Please read through our Student Guide here for information on Registration and rules and regulations that apply to you once you join the program.
Winter term classes begin on Monday, January 8th, 2018.
Newly admitted students should attend our Orientation session on Friday, January 5th at 1:30-3:30 PM located in room 2017 Dunton Tower (20th fl.). We’ll provide useful information on classes, resources and registration, plus show you where to get your U-Pass (full-time students only), student card, and find your classes.