Students who are also registered at another post-secondary institution in Ottawa, and whose courses at both institutions combine to meet the eligibility requirement may opt-in to the U-Pass.
Contact the Student Experience Office via your Carleton email. You must provide your course time table from the other institutions.
The Student Experience Office will work to review each request on a case-by-case basis. If approved, the Student Experience Office will opt you into the program and will email you via your Carleton email. Once you receive an email, you may pick up your card immediately or renew your current card after 24 hours.
Students who plan to opt-out should NOT pick up or renew their U-Pass. If you have already picked up or renewed your U-Pass for the relevant pass period:
Please review the OC Transpo Service Area Map (PDF) to confirm that you live outside the service area, which includes the Urban transit Area and Rural Transit Area A. You will then need to fill out an opt-out application in the “Student Online Applications” section of Carleton Central and provide the following supporting documents:
A utility bill (such as hydro, cable, or phone) that has been issued within the past two months (and matches the address on your license); and
The utility does not need to be addressed to the applicant.
A drivers’s license (which matches the address on the utility bill) or a tenancy agreement form (PDF) relating to leased premises located outside of the OC Transpo Service Area.
A tenancy agreement will only be accepted when there is a reasonable expectation that government issued identification cannot be provided.
Please note: The opt-out option is not available to students living in the STO service area as the U-Pass can be used on both sides of the river and will allow transportation to and from the region. Please review the STO Service Area Map.
The International Student Services Office (ISSO) has already arranged U-Pass opt-outs for the students who have arranged exchanges through their office. Please note that if you are participating in an outgoing exchange for the winter term, and picked up or renewed your card for the September – April pass period, you must return your card. Please do so by no later than January 14th to receive a full (100%) winter term refund.
Complete an opt-out application in the “Student Online Applications” section of Carleton Central and your registration will be reviewed for the semester you are applying for. Please note, all courses and course component such as labs and tutorials must be delivered online for your application to be successful under this criteria.
Complete an opt-out application in the “Student Online Applications” section of Carleton Central and provide proof of your other U-Pass. You can submit a scanned copy of your other U-Pass and uploading it to Carleton Central, along with your opt-out application.
Complete out an opt-out application in the “Student Online Applications” section of Carleton Central and provide your CNIB pass number on the opt-out application form. The opt-out application form and supporting documents can be uploaded on Carleton Central.
You will then need to fill out an opt-out application in the “Student Online Applications” section of Carleton Central and provide the following supporting documents:
Proof of being a Para Transpo Registrant; and
Proof of residency within the Rural Transit Area A. Proof of residency may be a utility, cable or phone bill that has your name on it. The address on the documentation must be located within Rural Transit Area A.
Opt-out requests for students registered with the Paul Menton Centre will be considered on a case by case basis. Your request must be made through Carleton Central and supported by your PMC Coordinator, who will confirm if your application should be processed. Please note that OC Transpo has the final decision on whether you can be exempted from the service.