1. Your Registration Checklist
  2. Online Registration Information Session
  3. First Year Course Selection Guides
  4. Registration Instructions
  5. Access to Courses
  6. ESL Requirement
  7. Registration Terminology
  8. Block Registration
  9. Registration Tools

Your Registration Checklist

To help you prepare for your first year, we have produced a checklist of all the things you need to know.

Online Registration Information Session

We have also created a webinar to help guide you through the steps to help you in planning and building your schedule to ensure a successful registration.

First Year Course Selection Guides

Each degree program at Carleton University has a unique set of courses for you to take in your first year. Be sure to consult your guide before registration begins.

If you are arriving at Carleton with credits on admission from previous studies, you will choose your courses from the guide associated with your degree program. You will be able to register for the next level of courses in some areas because you already have credit for the prerequisite courses.

Registration Instructions

There are a number of steps to follow to ensure a successful registration. Familiarize yourself with the registration steps before registration begins.

We know that this can be an overwhelming experience, so the Student Registration Assistance Team  is available to help you with your registration process if you need it! They can help you with making your first year course selections, navigating Carleton Central or any other registration questions you may have.

Access to Courses

The University strives to provide students with access to courses; however, there are factors that may limit the availability of some courses.  Students seeking space in courses may wish to add themselves to a waitlist, and students seeking to waive a restriction may wish to submit a registration override request.

ESL Requirement

If you were admitted to Carleton University with an English as a Second Language Requirement (ESLR), be sure to read the information provided by the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

Registration Terminology

During your registration, you may find a number of terms that you are unfamiliar with. Before you register, you can learn what some of the terms mean to ensure you have a smooth registration process.

Block Registration

If your program is within the Faculty of Engineering and Design (BAS, BEng, BID, BIT) you will find that many (or all) of your courses are preselected for you. We have a page dedicated to providing you with more information.

Registration Tools

In addition to this information, there are other registration tools that are available to assist you.