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Future Carleton Undergraduate Student

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• How can I learn about Carleton and the Faculty of Public Affairs?
The Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) attracts students and scholars who seek to interact with and bring positive change to
the community and world around them.

Our location in the national capital provides students with unparalleled access to the federal government, non-governmental organizations, the media, and national and international associations. We call this the Capital Advantage.

Our objective is to prepare graduates to address regional and global challenges with the aim of fostering informed citizenship and building better democracies. You can read more about FPA and our stories in FPA Voices.

This online guide provides information about transitioning to life as a Carleton Undergraduate student.

• What grades or prerequisites do I need for FPA programs?

Carleton 2016: University Admissions Viewbook

• Where can I find out about admissions?

Visit the Carleton Admissions website. There are also weekly live chats available for personal discussion and individual questions.

• How accessible is Carleton for students with learning or physical disabilities?

Learn more from the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities.

• What clubs, activities, and events do you have on campus?

Off Campus Student Life

The Faculty of Public Affairs hosts a number of lectures and events each year as do many of our academic units. Visit their websites for upcoming event details. Carleton University has a comprehensive events calendar for all upcoming campus events.

• How do I learn about financial aid?

Awards and Financial Aid

• What can I do with a degree from FPA?

Our graduates go on to work as journalists, politicians, economists, international aid workers, lawyers, social workers, and much more. For more information and to look at specific degree programs check out the career paths of our alumni.

Carleton Co-op and Career Services offers Carleton students in any year and in all programs will have full access to the wide range of services, listings, workshops, magazines, and resources available at the Career Centre. You can also read Career Blogs including insight from our current undergraduate students.

• What accommodations are available on campus?

Carleton has two types of living styles on campus – traditional and suite style. Information on the buildings and other residence features including themed communities, environmental initiatives, and residence experience opportunities can be found on the Carleton Housing website.