- Admission to a BA after ESP/IESP
- Costs & Funding
- Registration Information
Our program offers the opportunity to:
- take up to three first-year university courses (one core course and two electives)
- receive academic support in small, weekly workshops that help you make the transition to university-level work
- take advantage of advising and coaching options
- get started on first-year university by earning credits that count toward your degree
- build a basis for admission to a degree
Please note: January admission is only available for our Arts and Social Science Stream.
January admission is now closed. Please check back in October for our January 2020 application.
Mail, email or drop off your completed application:
ESP/IESP 1516 Dunton Tower
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa ON K2S 5B6
Click here to learn more about the minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the ESP/IESP.
You may apply to study part-time or full-time in January.
A) Full-time study
ESP/IESP students who enroll full-time will choose:
- One first year core course
|CIED 1001 Selected Topics in Pop Culture||Friday 11:35-14:25|
- Two first-year elective courses, supported by
- Two non-credit workshops designed to build the skills needed to excel in university studies.
- Students can choose from the following electives.
|Course title and schedule||ESP/IESP Workshop (Mandatory)|
|ANTH 1002 B Intro to Issues in Anthropology Limited seats
Monday 18:05-19:55, plus discussion group 20:05-20:55
|ANTH 1002 B – ESPW 1000 T
|CHST 1002 B Childhood in Canadian Context Limited seats
Tuesday 9:35-11:25, plus discussion group (various times)
|CHST 1002 B – ESPW 1000 Q
|CRCJ 1000 D Introduction to Criminology
|CRCJ 1000 D – ESPW 1000 W
|FILM 1101 B: Introduction to Film Studies Limited seats
Monday 18:05-20:55, plus discussion group (various times)
|FILM 1101 B – ESPW 1000 F
|INDG 1011 A Intro to Indigenous-Settler Encounters Limited seats
|INDG 1011 A – ESPW 1000 I
|LAWS 1002 A Introduction to Legal Studies II Limited seats
Monday 12:35-14:25, plus discussion group 14:35-15:25
|LAWS 1002 A – ESPW 1000 J
|PHIL 1301 B: Philosophy: Mind, World and Knowledge Limited seats
Tuesday and Thursday 16:35-17:55
|PHIL 1301 B – ESPW 1000 L
|PSCI 1200 B: World Politics Limited seats
Friday 15:35-17:25, plus 1 hr. discussion grp (various times)
|PSCI 1200 B – ESPW 1000 K
|PSYC 1001 K Introduction to Psychology 1
Wednesday and Friday 8:35-9:55
|PSYC 1001 K – ESPW 1000 N
|SOWK 1002 A Introduction to Social Work Limited seats
|SOWK 1002 A – ESPW 1000 A
B) Part-time study
ESP/IESP students normally enroll in CIED 1001. For students who wish to take two courses, they may also add one elective plus its workshop, from the table above.
Students in our January program can earn up to 1.5 credits (because they are enrolling in 3 half-credit courses and two non-credit workshops). ESP/IESP students (unless they qualify as mature applicants) must complete at least 2.0 credits before being admitted to a degree program. Click here for more details. Click here for our Student Handbook.
This means that you will be continuing ESP/IESP in the subsequent Summer or Fall/Winter terms before entering a degree program.
You will qualify for degree admission once you have met one of the following criteria:
- After successful completion of 2.0 credits, you may be admitted to a B.A. program with a B average (8.0 on Carleton’s 12 point scale)
- After successful completion of 2.5 credits, you may be admitted to a B.A. program with a B- average (7.0 on Carleton’s 12 point scale)
- After successful completion of 3.0 credits, you may be admitted to a B.A. program with a C+ average (6.0 on Carleton’s 12 point scale)
- After successful completion of 4.0 or more credits, you may be admitted to a B.A. program as long as you would be in good standing (normally in the C-/C range on Carleton’s 12 point scale)
Students who meet the criteria above are eligible for admission to most of Carleton’s Bachelor of Arts Programs. Some B.A. programs may require a higher average (BA Geomatics or Criminology), or have prerequisite subjects for high school (e.g. BA Biology, B. Economics).
Mature students may qualify for admission to a B.A. program after having completed a minimum of 1.0 credit with at least a C- or better standing in the first attempt, provided they meet the university’s formal definition of a “Mature” applicant, that is they:
- are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
- have not attended a college or university as full-time student;
- have been away from full-time studies for at least two calendar years;
- do not meet the normal admission requirements (as published in the Undergraduate Calendar);
- have completed any required prerequisite subject (for example: applicants to a B. Economics must have completed grade 12 Advanced Functions with a minimum of 70%).
Costs for domestic students taking first-year courses:
|Costs for Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents|
|#1 Carleton University (0.5 credit course)||$ 721.32|
|#1 ESP/AESP Workshop (winter term)||$ 500.00|
|#2 Carleton University (0.5 credit course)||$ 721.32|
|#2 ESP/AESP Workshop (winter term)||$ 500.00|
|# 3 Core Course (0.5 credit course)||$ 721.32|
|U-Pass (bus pass, mandatory fee)||$ 207.52|
Payment of all Winter term fees is due November 25, 2018. Our Student Handbook contains details on fee payment.
Students receiving OSAP may be eligible to defer this deadline to January 14, 2019, provided they meet the deferral conditions found here. Please contact our Student Accounts office if you have any concerns about meeting the payment deadline at 613-520-3626 or email@example.com.
If you are planning to apply for student loans, be sure to apply as soon as possible (there’s no need to wait for an admissions decision to begin your application).
What if I pay after the deadline?
Late charges will apply. Detailed payment information can be found on the Student Accounts website: carleton.ca/fees. Please contact our Student Accounts office if you have any concerns about meeting the payment deadline at 613-520-3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the Awards Office website for interactive resources to help you with calculating your costs.
Students (Ontario residents) enrolled in the ESP/IESP may be eligible for OSAP. Please note, not every provincial loan program will fund students enrolled in ESP/IESP. For further information about financial support, please contact Carleton’s Awards Office.
Please read through our Student Handbook here for information on registration and rules and regulations that apply to you once you join the program.
Winter term classes begin on Monday, January 7th, 2019.
Newly admitted students should attend our Orientation session on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 1:30-3:30 PM (location TBA). We’ll provide useful information on classes, resources and registration, plus show you where to get your U-Pass (bus pass for full-time students), student card, and find your classes.