1. 2020-2021 Dates and Deadlines
  2. Fall 2020
  3. Winter 2021
  4. Summer 2021
  5. Fall 2021
  6. Winter 2022

2020-2021 Dates and Deadlines

Below is a listing of academic and financial dates and deadlines. Please visit the respective office’s website for more detailed information on any of the dates and deadlines listed below. To facilitate with this, the financial related dates and deadlines have been linked to the Student Accounts dates and deadlines pages.

Fall 2020

July 2-8, 2020

Carleton Central opens for registration for returning undergraduate students and new and returning graduate students (be sure to visit Step 1 of Registration in Carleton Central to view your registration start time).

August 3, 2020
Civic holiday, University closed.

August 6, 2020
Carleton Central opens at 8:30 a.m. for registration for Special Students and Visiting Undergraduates on Letter of Permission.

August 18, 2020
Fall term and fall/winter course registration for University of Ottawa undergraduate exchange students begins. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

August 25, 2020
Fall payment deadline. Visit the Student Accounts website for important payment information. Late charges may be applied to the student account any time after this date.

September 1, 2020
Last day for receipt of applications from potential fall (November) graduates.

September 2, 2020
Deadline for course outlines to be made available to students registered in fall and fall/winter term courses.

September 5-6, 2020
Residence move in weekend.

September 7, 2020
Statutory holiday. University closed.

September 8, 2020

  • Academic orientation (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Orientation for Teaching Assistants.
  • Class and laboratory preparations, departmental introductions for students and other academic preparation activities will be held.

September 9, 2020

  • Fall term begins.
  • Fall and fall/winter classes begin.

September 16, 2020
OSAP deferral deadline.Late payment charges and late registration charges applied to the student account on or after this date for eligible OSAP students.

September 18-20, 2020
Full and late summer deferred final examinations held.

September 23, 2020

  • Last day of registration for fall term and fall/winter courses.
  • Last day to change courses or sections (including auditing) for fall term and fall/winter courses.
  • Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in fall 2020 and must register for the fall 2020 term.

September 30, 2020
Last day to withdraw from fall term and fall/winter courses with a full fee adjustment (financial withdrawal). Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to fall term fees and will result in a permanent notation of WDN appearing on your official transcript.

October 9, 2020
December examination schedule (fall term final and fall/winter mid-terms) available online.

October 12, 2020
Statutory holiday. University closed.

October 15, 2020
Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term from applicants whose documents originate from outside Canada or the United States.

October 26-30, 2020
Fall break. Classes are suspended.

November 13, 2020
Last day to request formal exam accommodations for December examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfill accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.

November 15, 2020
Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term.

November 27, 2020
Last day for summative tests or examinations or formative tests or examinations totaling more than 15% of the final grade before the official examination period (see examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar).

November 25, 2020
Winter Payment Deadline. Visit the Student Accounts website for important payment information. Late charges may be applied to the student account any time after this date.

December 1, 2020

  • Last day for receipt of applications from potential winter (February) graduates.
  • Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis in examinable form to the department.

December 9, 2020
Winter term registration for University of Ottawa undergraduate exchange students begins. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

December 11, 2020

  • Fall term ends.
  • Last day of fall term classes.
  • Classes follow a Monday schedule.
  • Last day for academic withdrawal from fall term courses.
  • Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for fall term courses.
  • Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate degree program transfers for winter term.
  • Last day for take home examinations to be assigned, with the exception of those conforming to the examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar.
  • Last day to pay any remaining fall tuition fees to avoid a hold on access to marks through Carleton Central and the release of transcripts and other official documents.

December 12 – 23, 2020
Final examinations in fall term courses and mid-term examinations in fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

December 23, 2020
All take home examinations are due on this day, with the exception of those conforming to the examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar.

December 24, 2020-January 5, 2021
University closed.

Winter 2021

January 4, 2021
Deadline for course outlines to be made available to students registered in winter term courses.

January 6, 2021
University reopens at 8:30 a.m.

January 11, 2021
Winter term classes begin.

January 13, 2021
OSAP deferral deadline. Late payment charges and late registration charges applied to the student account on or after this date for eligible OSAP students.

January 25, 2021

  • Last day for registration for winter term courses.
  • Last day to change courses or sections (including auditing) for winter term courses.
  • Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in winter 2021 and must register for the winter 2021 term.

January 22-24, 29-31, 2021
Fall term deferred examinations will be held.

January 31, 2021
Last day for a fee adjustment when withdrawing from winter term courses or the winter portion of two-term courses (financial withdrawal). Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to winter term fees and will result in a permanent notation of WDN appearing on your official transcript.

February 12, 2021
April examination schedule available online.

February 15, 2021
Statutory holiday. University closed.

February 15-19, 2021
Winter Break. Classes are suspended.

March 1, 2021

  • Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate program for the summer term.
  • Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form to the department.
  • Last day for receipt of applications for admission from candidates who wish to be guaranteed consideration for financial assistance (including Carleton fellowships, scholarships and teaching assistantships) administered by Carleton University. Candidates whose applications are received after the March 1 deadline may be considered for the award of a fellowship, scholarship or teaching assistantship (Graduate students only).

March 19, 2021
Last day to request formal exam accommodations for April examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfill accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.

March 31, 2021
Last day for summative tests or examinations, or formative tests or examinations totaling more than 15% of the final grade, in winter term or fall/winter courses before the official examination period (see examination regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar).

April 1, 2021
Last day for receipt of applications from potential spring (June) graduates.

April 2, 2021
Statutory holiday. University closed.

April 14, 2021

  • Last day to pay any remaining balance on your Student Account to avoid a hold on access to marks through Carleton Central and the release of transcripts and other official documents. An account balance may delay summer 2021 course selection.
  • Winter term ends.
  • Classes follow a Friday schedule.
  • Last day of winter term and fall/winter classes.
  • Last day for academic withdrawal from winter term and fall/winter courses.
  • Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for winter term and fall/winter courses.
  • Last day for take home examinations to be assigned, with the exception of those conforming to the examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar.

April 15, 2021
No classes or examinations take place.

April 16-27, 2021
Final examinations in winter term and fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

April 27, 2021
All take-home examinations are due on this day, with the exception of those conforming to the examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the

May 1, 2021
Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate internal degree transfers to allow for registration for the summer session.

May 14, 2021
Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in spring 2021 and must register for the summer 2021 term.

May 14-26, 2021
Winter term and fall/winter deferred final examinations will be held.

Summer 2021

March 1, 2021
Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate program for the summer term.

March 25, 2021
Carleton Central opens at 8:30 a.m. for registration for Carleton University degree students (graduate and undergraduate).

March 29, 2021
Carleton Central opens at 8:30 a.m. for registration for Carleton University Special Students (non-degree).

April 7, 2021
Registration for University of Ottawa undergraduate exchange students begins. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

May 1, 2021
Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate degree program transfers for the summer term.

May 6, 2021
Early summer and full summer classes begin.

May 13, 2021
Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for early summer courses.

May 14, 2021
Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in spring 2021 and must register for the summer 2021 term.

May 14-26, 2021
Fall/winter and winter term deferred final examinations will be held.

May 20, 2021
Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for full summer courses.

May 21, 2021
Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from early summer and full summer courses (financial withdrawal). Withdrawals after this date will result in a permanent notation of WDN on the official transcript.

May 24, 2021
Statutory holiday. University closed. No examinations take place.

May 28, 2021
Last day to request Formal Examination Accommodation for early summer examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfill accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.

June 11, 2021
Last day for summative tests or examinations, or formative tests or examinations totaling more than 15% of the final grade for early summer courses before the official examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).

June 18, 2021

  • Last day of early summer classes. (NOTE: full summer classes resume July 2.)
  • Classes follow a Monday schedule.
  • Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.
  • Last day for handing in term assignments, subject to any earlier course deadline.

June 19-20, 2021
No classes or examinations take place.

June 21-27, 2021
Early summer final examinations and mid-term examinations in full summer courses may be held.  Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

TBA June, 2021

  • Final summer term payment deadline. Any balance owing on your student account will prevent access to registration for future terms.
  • Holds will be placed on unpaid summer accounts, which will prevent access to marks and/or registration for the 2021-22 Fall/Winter course selection. Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines.

July 1, 2021
Statutory holiday. University closed.

July 2, 2021

  • Late summer courses begin.
  • Full summer courses resume.

July 9, 2021
Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for late summer courses.

July 16-18, 2021
Early summer term deferred final examinations to be held.

July 23, 2021

  • Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from late summer courses (financial withdrawal).
  • Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis in examinable form to the department.

July 30, 2021
Last day to request Formal Examination Accommodation for August examinations to the Paul Mention Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfill accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.

August 2, 2021
Civic holiday. University closed.

August 9, 2021
Last day for summative tests or examinations, or formative tests or examinations totaling more than 15% of the final grade for late summer and full summer courses before the official examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).

August 16, 2021

  • Summer term financial holds preventing access to grades through Carleton Central and the release of official documents will be applied to accounts with an outstanding balance.
  • Last day of late summer and full summer classes.
  • Last day for academic withdrawal from late summer and full summer courses.
  • Last day for handing in term assignments, subject to any earlier course deadline.

August 17-18, 2021
No classes or examinations take place.

August 19-25, 2021
Final examinations in late summer and full summer courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

August 25, 2021
All take home examinations are due on this day, with the exception of those conforming to the Examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar.

September 17-19, 2021
Late summer and full summer term deferred final examinations will be held.

Fall 2021

May 25, 2021
The Student Registration Assistance service becomes available to all students.

June 7, 2021
The registration timetable planning tool is available in Carleton Central for the 2021-2022 academic year.

June 28-30, 2021
Carleton Central opens for registration for new first year undergraduate students and students admitted from CEGEP (be sure to visit Step 1 of Registration in Carleton Central to view your registration start time).

July 5-8, 2021
Carleton Central opens for registration for returning undergraduate students and new and returning graduate students (be sure to visit Step 1 of Registration in Carleton Central to view your registration start time).

August 6, 2021
Carleton Central opens at 8:30 a.m. for registration for Special Students and Visiting Undergraduates on Letter of Permission

TBD Mid-August, 2021
Fall term and fall/winter course registration for University of Ottawa undergraduate exchange students begins. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

September 1, 2021

  • Last day for receipt of applications from potential fall (November) graduates.
  • Deadline for course outlines to be made available to students registered in fall and fall/winter term courses.

September 6, 2021
Statutory holiday. University closed.

September 7, 2021

  • Academic orientation (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Orientation for Teaching Assistants; class and laboratory preparations, departmental introductions for students and other academic preparation activities will be held.

September 8, 2021

  • Fall term begins.
  • Fall and fall/winter classes begin.

TBD September, 2021
OSAP deferral deadline.Late payment charges and late registration charges applied to the student account on or after this date for eligible OSAP students.

September 17-19, 2021
Full and late summer deferred final examinations held.

September 22, 2021

  • Last day of registration for fall term and fall/winter courses.
  • Last day to change courses or sections (including auditing) for fall term and fall/winter courses.
  • Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in fall 2021 and must register for the fall 2021 term.

September 30, 2021
Last day to withdraw from fall term and fall/winter courses with a full fee adjustment (financial withdrawal). Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to fall term fees and will result in a permanent notation of WDN appearing on your official transcript.

October 8, 2021
December examination schedule (fall term final and fall/winter mid-terms) available online.

October 11, 2021
Statutory holiday. University closed.

October 15, 2021
Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term from applicants whose documents originate from outside Canada or the United States.

October 25-29, 2021
Fall break. Classes are suspended.

November 12, 2021
Last day to request formal exam accommodations for December examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfill accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.

November 15, 2021
Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term.

November 26, 2021
Last day for summative tests or examinations or formative tests or examinations totaling more than 15% of the final grade before the official examination period (see examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar).

TBD November, 2021
Winter Payment Deadline. Visit the Student Accounts website for important payment information. Late charges may be applied to the student account any time after this date.

December 1, 2021

  • Last day for receipt of applications from potential winter (February) graduates.
  • Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis in examinable form to the department.

TBD December, 2021
Winter term registration for University of Ottawa undergraduate exchange students begins. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

December 10, 2021

  • Fall term ends.
  • Last day of fall term classes.
  • Classes follow a Monday schedule.
  • Last day for academic withdrawal from fall term courses.
  • Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for fall term courses.
  • Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate degree program transfers for winter term.
  • Last day for take home examinations to be assigned, with the exception of those conforming to the examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar.
  • Last day to pay any remaining fall tuition fees to avoid a hold on access to marks through Carleton Central and the release of transcripts and other official documents.

December 11-23, 2021
Final examinations in fall term courses and mid-term examinations in fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

December 23, 2021
All take home examinations are due on this day, with the exception of those conforming to the examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar.

December 25, 2021-January 4, 2022
University closed.

Winter 2022

January 5, 2022
University reopens at 8:30 a.m.

January 10, 2022
Winter term classes begin.

TBD January, 2022
OSAP deferral deadline. Late payment charges and late registration charges applied to the student account on or after this date for eligible OSAP students.

January 24, 2022

  • Last day for registration for winter term courses.
  • Last day to change courses or sections (including auditing) for winter term courses.
  • Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in winter 2021 and must register for the winter 2021 term.

January 21-23, 28-30, 2022
Fall term deferred examinations will be held.

January 31, 2022
Last day for a fee adjustment when withdrawing from winter term courses or the winter portion of two-term courses (financial withdrawal). Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to winter term fees and will result in a permanent notation of WDN appearing on your official transcript.

February 18, 2022
April examination schedule available online.

February 21, 2022
Statutory holiday. University closed.

February 22-25, 2022
Winter Break. Classes are suspended.

March 1, 2022

  • Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate program for the summer term.
  • Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form to the department.
  • Last day for receipt of applications for admission from candidates who wish to be guaranteed consideration for financial assistance (including Carleton fellowships, scholarships and teaching assistantships) administered by Carleton University. Candidates whose applications are received after the March 1 deadline may be considered for the award of a fellowship, scholarship or teaching assistantship (Graduate students only).

March 16, 2022
Last day to request formal exam accommodations for April examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfill accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.

March 29, 2022
Last day for summative tests or examinations, or formative tests or examinations totaling more than 15% of the final grade, in winter term or fall/winter courses before the official examination period (see examination regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar).

April 1, 2022
Last day for receipt of applications from potential spring (June) graduates.

April 2, 2022
Statutory holiday. University closed.

April 12, 2022

  • Last day to pay any remaining balance on your Student Account to avoid a hold on access to marks through Carleton Central and the release of transcripts and other official documents. An account balance may delay summer 2021 course selection.
  • Winter term ends.
  • Classes follow a Friday schedule.
  • Last day of winter term and fall/winter classes.
  • Last day for academic withdrawal from winter term and fall/winter courses.
  • Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for winter term and fall/winter courses.
  • Last day for take home examinations to be assigned, with the exception of those conforming to the examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar/General Regulations of the Graduate Calendar.

April 13, 2022
No classes or examinations take place.

April 14-28, 2022
Final examinations in winter term and fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

April 15, 2022
Statutory holiday. University closed.

April 28, 2022
All take-home examinations are due on this day, with the exception of those conforming to the examinations regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the

May 1, 2022
Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate internal degree transfers to allow for registration for the summer session.

May 13, 2022
Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in spring 2021 and must register for the summer 2021 term.

May 20 – June 1, 2022
Winter term and fall/winter deferred final examinations will be held.