About our Summer Session

Carleton University welcomes members of the community to our Summer Session. Classes begin either May 6, 2021 (early and full session) or July 2, 2021 (late session).   At Carleton, students who take courses out of interest but are not pursuing a degree are referred to as “Special Students”. Courses are available to Special Students subject to availability and prerequisites. Take a look at what we are offering this summer; registration for Special Students opens on March 29 at 8:30 a.m. via Carleton Central.

Summer Courses Offered

To browse the course offerings for the summer session by subject listing, visit the Public Class Schedule. To conduct a course search, select “Summer 2021″ from the drop-down menu. You can then perform a broad search by “Subject”, or narrow your search with some of the other featured fields. Once you have identified a course of interest, click on the course title for a description and prerequisite information.

How to Register

Before registering for summer courses, you will need to become a Special Student at Carleton University. To do this, you must complete the Online Special Student Application and pay a processing fee. The fee can be paid by Visa, Mastercard or online Debit. You will also need to provide a copy of a transcript showing the most recent education you have completed. Proof of English Language Proficiency may also be required. Your application will not be processed until all of these requirements have been submitted.  More information about becoming a Special Student can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.

Once you have been admitted as a Special Student and have been assigned a Carleton student number, registration for summer courses is completed online using Carleton Central . Detailed steps on how to register are available here.

Information about Fees

The fees for taking summer courses change depending on whether it is an early/late summer session (0.5 credit) course or full session (1.0 credit) course. Please note, there are different fees for undergraduate versus graduate courses and domestic versus international fee structures. Please visit the Student Accounts website for more details.

Carleton University’s Campus

The Carleton University campus is a great place to spend your summer. The campus is beautifully situated on the banks of the Rideau River and the historic Rideau Canal, just minutes from Ottawa’s Parliament Hill and lively downtown centre.