1. Access To Courses
  2. Access to Online Courses – Summer 2020
  3. Cancellation of Courses
  4. Changes to Registration
  5. Course Load
  6. Course Selection
  7. Course Values
  8. Course Withdrawal (Academic)
  9. Course Withdrawal (Financial)
  10. English as a Second Language Requirement (ESLR): Foundation Program required

We have highlighted a number of important dates and registration terms for you below. Here you will find some helpful tips to keep in mind as you navigate through your registration for the summer session.

Access To Courses

The University strives to provide students with access to courses; however, academic departments 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.

Access to Online Courses – Summer 2020

Due to the COVID -19 precautions in place, CUOL will be waiving Video-on-Demand (VOD) fees for the 2020 Summer Sessions. All students registered in CUOL courses will be able to access their lectures from the CUOL VOD website. You will be required to log in with your MC1 credentials.

Visit the CUOL Web site for details.

Web Course or Web-Based Course: Some online courses are designed to be delivered exclusively online. There is no associated recorded on-campus section or Video On Demand service. Instead, a web course is made up of elements such as recorded presentations, required readings, video clips and weekly assignments and activities delivered through cuLearn.

Cancellation of Courses

The University reserves the right to cancel courses. Students will be notified of any cancellation during the first week of classes.

Changes to Registration

Students must make any changes to their initial registration on the web via Carleton Central within the posted deadlines. Changes include withdrawal, section changes, and course additions.

Course Load

The normal Summer course load limit for undergraduate degree students is 2.0 credits and no more than the equivalent of two 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 2.1.4).

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 6.5).

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.

Course Withdrawal (Academic)

The last day to withdraw academically from early summer courses is June 16, 2020.  The last day to withdraw academically from full summer and late summer courses is August 14, 2020.  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.

Course Withdrawal (Financial)

To receive a financial adjustment when withdrawing from summer courses, you must withdraw by the following deadlines:

Early Summer: May 22, 2020
Full Summer: May 22, 2020
Late Summer: July 17, 2020

For further financial withdrawal dates please see Fees.

English as a Second Language Requirement (ESLR): Foundation Program required

Students admitted with English as a Second Language Requirements (ESLR):

  • You must satisfy the ESLR within 1 calendar year of your initial registration (e.g. receive a B- or higher in ESLA 1900 within 12 months (3 consecutive terms) of your first registration in ESLA).
  • You must include your required ESLA course in your registration every term, including the summer term, until you satisfy the ESLR. Note: ESLA courses are one term in duration and all levels of ESLA are offered every term.
  • Placement into your first ESLA course is determined by the School of Linguistics and Language Studies (SLaLS) using the English language test scores you submitted with your application (test scores are valid for 2 years). Further placements will be based on the ESLA final grade you receive in your ESLA courses.
  • Incorrect registration could result in the Registrar’s Office either withdrawing you from all your courses for the term or adding ESLA to your existing registration (Note: They may need to withdraw you from one or more courses to do this). In case you have been sent a message about your registration, check your Carleton email account regularly.  Also check your timetable on Carleton Central for any possible changes to your registration.
  • If your ESL 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. For minimum scores see option 2 in the ESLR entry (section 4) of the calendar link below.
  • For more information on the ESLR, see the ESLR entry (section 4) in the Undergraduate Calendar.

If you have an ESLR, please register as follows in Carleton Central:

In your ADMINISTRATIVE holds in Carleton Central you will see both your required ESLA course level and the course load (per term) you are permitted to register in along with your ESLA course (e.g. ESLA 1500 + 1 other credit).

Step One: Register in your assigned ESLA course level 

  • Register in the 1.0 credit ESLA course listed in your hold (ESLA 1300, ESLA 1500, or ESLA 1900) as soon as possible as space in ESLA courses is limited.
  • You are also permitted to register in the next ESLA course level as soon as registration for the next term is available (with the same course load).

Step Two: Register in any ‘other credit’ you are permitted 

  • Register in the ‘other credit’ course load permitted (see below for further restrictions)
  • Your course load may increase next term if you are a degree student and receive a B- or higher in your ESLA course. Check your ESLA holds when your ESLA final grade is released.

Further restrictions may apply to your listed ‘other credit’ course load and can vary by term:

If you are an Undergraduate degree student (e.g. admitted to a Bachelor of Arts program)

  • During a fall or winter term, the ‘other credit’ course load in your ESLA hold is accurate.
  • During a 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. See the summer ESLR course load chart below.

If you are a Special Student

  • Your ‘other credit’ course load will always be different than the amount listed in your ESLA hold.
  • During a fall or winter term, you will be able to study ESLA plus a maximum of 0.5 credit.
  • During a summer term, if you have accepted an offer of admission to a fall undergraduate program, you will be able to take ESLA plus 0.5 credit in the summer term. If you have no fall admission you will only be able to register in your ESLA course.

To determine your SUMMER ESLR course load consult the chart below:

ESLA Hold Type in Carleton Central Undergraduate Degree Student Special Student Special Student with an accepted offer of admission for the upcoming fall 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

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. For minimum scores see the ESLR entry, section 4, option 2 in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Step Three: Activate your Student Computing Account (including your email)All registered students are eligible for a MyCarletonOne (MC1) account and are assigned a Carleton email address that must be activated.  Visit the ITS website for more information about setting up your computing account.All correspondence from the university will be sent to your Carleton email account. Remember to check your email account regularly and to use that account when emailing the university. Note: Always include your student number in all your messages to the university.

Contact Us
For more information about credit ESLA courses, the Foundation Program, and the ESLR, visit the SLaLS website, email Credit ESLA, telephone (613) 520-6612, or come in person to room 358 St. Patrick’s Building.