- Carleton University
- Bachelor of Social Work, BSW
- OUAC Program Code
- Grade Range
- Experiential Learning
- Practicum or internship option available
- Instruction Language
- Best six 4U/M courses
- ENG4U strongly recommended
Additional Admission Criteria
March 1 application deadline. Human service experience and references to be outlined in supplementary application, due March 1.
Reference forms/analysis of social problem/personal statement, due March 3.
The language of instruction at Carleton University is English. If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate that you can cope with the language demands of an English-language university.
Students can do this by:
- Demonstrating they have studied for the last 3 years (full-time) in a high school, college or university in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom or any other country in which the primary language is English and where the language of instruction in the relevant educational institution was exclusively English. *Students choosing this option should note the following:
- Time spent in ESL courses will not be counted towards meeting these requirements
- Language requirements will not be waived based on letters written by students or as a result of completing senior-level high-school English courses
- If in addition to evidence of 3 years of study a student also provides an English language test score, the University reserves the right to review or change the admission decision
- The University reserves the right to request an English Language Proficiency test from any applicant regardless of their academic background
- Submitting an English Language (ESL) test result
Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students
Basic Requirements for Admission
For admission to undergraduate programs, Ontario students must have the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U/M courses. 4U English is recommended. 4U/M credits for Co-op courses will not be considered as part of the 6 courses. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. All programs have limited enrolment. Admission is not guaranteed and all requirements are subject to change. The admission average required for entry to the Co-op option of the programs listed below may be higher than the cut-off range listed for the program itself. admissions.carleton.ca/apply
Failed and Repeated Courses
We will use the highest grade to calculate the average.
Timing and Process for Admission Decisions
We make offers of admission on a rolling basis.
Each time we receive grades from the OUAC, we re-assess to determine eligibility.
For programs with additional admission requirements (Architectural Studies, Industrial Design, Information Technology [Interactive Multimedia and Design], Music and Social Work) that require additional information (e.g., portfolios, interviews, auditions), admission decisions will be made after the portfolio or supplementary application deadline.
If you apply to any of the specialty programs and plan to submit an English-language test score, scores are due on or before the portfolio or supplementary application deadlines.
Note: Most offers of admission are conditional. Once we receive your final grades, we will reassess your application to ensure that it still meets the requirements for the program and that you have received the OSSD. If you have not met the conditions, we will withdraw the offer of admission. However, where possible, we will attempt to provide an alternate offer of admission.
If you have been admitted to Carleton with an admission average of 80% or better, you will automatically be considered for one of our Entrance Scholarships. The admission average is calculated based on the high school grades submitted in support of the application, including any required prerequisite courses.
- If you were given a scholarship offer based on early grades, and your admission average is higher when we receive your midterm grades in May, you will have your scholarship adjusted upward, if applicable.
- If your midterm average is lower than the average calculated from early grades, you will keep the original scholarship offer.
- Scholarships are not reassessed based on the grades received in June or July.
- The Entrance Scholarship offer is valid as long as you remain admissible to the chosen program.