- Access To Closed Courses
The University strives to provide students with access to courses; however, factors such as room size can limit the number of spaces available in a course. Academic departments may also restrict certain courses to a particular year level or degree program. If no spaces are available to you, that course will appear as “Full” in Carleton Central. You are encouraged to continue to try and register for the course as space may become available. For courses that are currently full, you may be able to join a waitlist. If the course section has a waitlist enabled, the word “waitlist” (e.g. Join Waitlist) will be displayed within the search results. By joining the waitlist, you are placing yourself in a queue for the next available space in the course. For more information, visit our waitlisting page.
- Cancellation of Courses
As the class schedule is posted several months in advance of the term, the University reserves the right to cancel courses. Students will be notified of any cancellation during the first week of classes.
- Course Load
The normal Summer course load limit for undergraduate degree students is 2.0 credits and no more than the equivalent of three half-credits in either the Early Summer or Late Summer period (audited courses are included in calculating the course load). A student may apply for an overload to a maximum of 2.5 credits through the Registrar’s Office, 300 Tory Building. For details on criteria for overload privileges, please consult the Undergraduate Calendar (Academic Regulations, Section 6.4). The normal Summer course load for special students is 1.0 or one half-credit course in either the early summer or late summer period. For details, please consult the Undergraduate Calendar (Academic Regulations, Section 9.3).
- Course Selection
Regulations governing course selection are published in the Undergraduate Calendar. Undergraduate students who have not selected a major and would like to do so should consult the department in which they intend to major before registration, and apply for entry to the program via the Change of Program Elements feature in Carleton Central.
- Course Values
The basic unit of academic work is the full credit, which is indicated with a value of 1.0 on all student records. A half-credit course is indicated with a value of 0.5 on all records. The credit value of each course is indicated explicitly in the course description.
- OnLine Courses (CUOL) - Registering for Video-on-Demand (VOD) Service (charge applies)
For online courses taught through CUOL that were recorded in a classroom, the class section with the letter code T or V has a corresponding Video-on-Demand service in the schedule with section code TOD or VOD. If you are adding the service TOD or VOD, you must first add the class section, and then register in the matching VOD service. For example, if you plan to take SOWK 1000 through CUOL you would register in SOWK 1000 V. And then if you wish to add the video lectures for the same course, you would also register in SOWK 1000 VOD service. If you are in BIOL 1902 T, you would add section TOD as well to get online access at any time. Please also note that if you are an on-campus student taking the corresponding in-class section of a course that is recorded, i.e., sections A, or B or G of the CUOL courses, you can also subscribe to the video lectures service. To subscribe to the service you will add the service by using your class section letter and then adding OD. For example, if you are in PSYC 2001 B you will add BOD. Look in the course notes for section B to find out the CRN for section BOD, then add that CRN using the worksheet.
Visit the CUOL Web site for details.
- Students Admitted with an English as a Second Language Requirement (ESLR): Foundation Program required
Students Admitted with an English as a Second Language Requirement (ESLR): Foundation Program required
Students admitted with English as a Second Language Requirement (ESLR) must register in one or more ESLA course(s) starting in their first term of study. Students must satisfy the ESLR within one calendar year of their initial registration. Step One: Register according to your assigned ESLA placement level (Administrative Holds) In Carleton Central:
- Look under ‘ADMINISTRATIVE HOLDS’ to see the ESLA course you must take. You may initially receive a ‘Foundation Program Required’ or ‘English Language Requirement’ hold that will block access to registration. After the English test results you submitted with your application have been reviewed, a hold with your ESLA placement will be added to Carleton Central.
- Register in this ESLA course as soon as possible; space is limited.
- Register in any additional credits you are permitted (course loads are also listed in your ESLA hold). Please note:
Students admitted to an Undergraduate degree program (e.g. Bachelor of Arts): The ESLA hold will indicate the maximum number of other credit(s) an undergraduate degree student is permitted to register in during a fall or winter term. During the summer term the normal course load for all Carleton students is lower. The course load listed in your ESLA hold may therefore have further restrictions. Undergraduate degree students should consult the chart below to determine their summer course load. Special Students: During a fall or winter term, Special students may only take ESLA plus another 0.5 credit each term regardless of the course load listed in Carleton Central. During the summer, Special students are permitted to register only in their required ESLA course. However, Special students who have accepted an offer of admission to an undergraduate program beginning in the fall can take an additional 0.5 credit along with their ESLA course during the summer term. During the summer term, course loads may differ from those shown in the ESL Hold. Please refer to the table below for ESL course placement and course load reductions during the Summer 2017 term: ESLA Hold Type in Carleton Central Undergraduate Degree Student Special Student Special Student with an accepted offer of admission for the Fall 2017 term ESLA 1300 + 0.5 credit ESLA 1300 + 0.5 credit ESLA 1300 only ESLA 1300 + 0.5 credit ESLA 1500 + 0.5 credit ESLA 1500 + 0.5 credit ESLA 1500 only ESLA 1500 + 0.5 credit ESLA 1500 + 1.0 credit ESLA 1500 + 0.5 credit ESLA 1500 only ESLA 1500 + 0.5 credit ESLA 1900 + 1.0 credit ESLA 1900 + 0.5 credit ESLA 1900 only ESLA 1900 + 0.5 credit ESLA 1900+1.5 credits ESLA 1900 + 1.0 credit ESLA 1900 only ESLA 1900 + 0.5 credit If you have been admitted with an ESLR, you must register according to your ESLA hold (ESLA level and course load restrictions). Any student admitted with an ESLR (Foundation Program required) who has not registered appropriately will be deregistered from all courses for the term. This includes those students registered in credit courses without the correct ESLA registration (including registration in the wrong level of ESLA), those registered in more credits than their ESL Hold type indicates, and those registered with out-of-date placements. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your courses. For more information, see the Undergraduate Calendar. Please Note: If the level of your English as a Second Language (ESLA) placement is below the acceptable level for admission to Carleton University, you are not permitted to register in credit courses at the University at this time. Step Two: Activate your Carleton Email Account Make sure you have activated your Student Computing Account (which includes your MyCarleton email account) by visiting https://portal.carleton.ca. The university only communicates with students via this official email account. Remember to check your email account regularly. For more information about credit ESLA courses, the Foundation Program and the ESLR, visit the SLaLS website, email SLaLS, telephone (613) 520-6612, or come in person to room 358 in the St. Patrick’s Building.
- Course Withdrawal (Academic)
The last day to withdraw academically from Early Summer courses is June 13. The last day to withdraw academically from Full Summer and Late Summer courses is August 16. Students must withdraw from courses via Carleton Central. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that withdrawal takes place by the appropriate dates. Simply not attending classes does not constitute withdrawal from the course.