Complete the following steps prior to your departure to Ottawa so you can thrive when you arrive!

New International Graduate Students also need to access the Checklist for New Graduate Students by visiting the Grad Student site.

Steps to Follow Before You Arrive in Ottawa

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The Top 5 Before You Arrive

  1. Apply for your study permit immediately after accepting your Offer of Admission.
  2. Note important dates and deadlines within the New Student Checklist available through the Registrar’s Office.
  3. Register for the online I-Start Orientation program for all incoming international students.
  4. Register for classes on Carleton Central.
    • Undergraduate students can access registration assistance on the Registrar’s site
    • Graduate students can find registration information on the Grad Student site. 5. Make copies of your identification and other important documents. Make note of where you store copies for safe-keeping.
  5. Make copies of your identification and other important documents. Make note of where you store copies for safe-keeping.

Bonus Tip: Check your Carleton University e-mail regularly for important university updates.

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Specific Resources for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Exchange Students

  • New undergraduate students should register for CU1001, a free campus orientation.
  • New graduate students should access the Checklist for New Graduate Students at the New Grad Student webpage.
  • New exchange students will be sent a Checklist for Exchange Students and a How to Prepare for Your Studies Guide by the Incoming Exchange Program Coordinator.