ESP Registration Information

The Registration process for ESP students is different than other first year students. When registration begins for ESP students, you will receive an email!

Arts & Social Science Stream registration Business Stream registration Computer Science Stream registration Engineering Stream registration Science Stream registration

Coaching Summer Welcome Program

One of our ESP academic coaches will be calling and emailing you to schedule an essential Summer Welcome  visit. The coach will answer your questions and take you through essential tools for a smooth entry into Carleton.

This includes navigating the online learning system, Brightspace, ensuring your CU email is set up, accessing lecture videos, how to use ESP resources, finding classes, funding/OSAP, and other necessary details. We highly recommend the Summer Welcome visits, as the coach will make sure you are ready to participate in Orientation Day on Sept 6, and succeed in the year ahead!

* Academic Coaches will start contacting students the week of August 2nd to set up a time to meet, ideally in person on campus but virtual appointments can be accommodated for those not in the Ottawa area yet. If you have questions or would like to book your appointment in advance please email


Information for Fall 2022 will be available shortly. 

How to prepare for Orientation:

  • Pull up your schedule/timetable in Carleton Central. There’s a handy “how-to” video here for how to access your class schedule/timetable.
  • You’ll have a chance during orientation to meet in smaller groups for your FYSM 1900 (or ESLA) course and your ESP workshops (ESPW 1000) so be sure you know which sections you’re in.

Presentation slides will be available here by September 1st.