1. Service Update
  2. What is the University of Ottawa Exchange?
  3. How does it work?
  4. How do I apply?
  5. How-To Videos
  6. FAQs

Service Update

Due to the current Public Health crisis, applications for the University of Ottawa exchange will be handled electronically. See the downloads section below for the necessary form. To complete the form, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the form
  2. Save the blank form to your files
  3. Complete the form with the requisite information
  4. Save the completed form
  5. Email the completed form to registrar@carleton.ca from your cMail account, and include a link to the University of Ottawa course description for each course listed

What is the University of Ottawa Exchange?

Carleton students in Good Standing may enrol in courses at the University of Ottawa through the Undergraduate Exchange Program. Grades for courses you complete at the University of Ottawa will appear on your Carleton transcript and will be used in the calculation of your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

If you are a student from the University of Ottawa looking to study at Carleton University, please visit the Special (Non-Degree) students page on the Registration Website.

How does it work?

  • You may only take courses that are essential to your program, count within your current degree requirements and are not being offered by your home institution.
  • Students cannot audit courses on the University of Ottawa Exchange.
  • First year students may only register in up to two half-credit courses.
  • You must ensure that your timetable is free of conflicts when you register.
  • You are responsible for respecting University of Ottawa dates and deadlines for registration and withdrawal.
  • Withdrawals from University of Ottawa Exchange courses are handled by the appropriate University of Ottawa faculty office.

How do I apply?

View the checklist under the “Downloads” section at the bottom of this page for full details on how to apply.

How-To Videos

These videos will give you an overview of the University of Ottawa Exchange program as well as a detailed guide on how to apply.

University of Ottawa Exchange Part 1: Overview | Carleton Central How-To

University of Ottawa Exchange Part 2: Application Process | Carleton Central How-To