Student Handbook Winter 2019

Winter 2019


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

ESP and IESP offer unique pathways to help you qualify for a variety of degree programs.

Please note: January admission is only available for our Arts and Social Science Stream.

Application to ESP/IESP (Winter)

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
Carleton University
Ottawa ON K2S 5B6

Minimum criteria

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
Core course Schedule
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

Thursday  14:35-17:25

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

Thursday  11:35–14:25

CRCJ 1000 D Introduction to Criminology

Thursday 8:35-11:25

CRCJ 1000 D – ESPW 1000 W

Tuesday 11:35-14:25

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

Tuesday 18:05–20:55

INDG 1011 A Intro to Indigenous-Settler Encounters Limited seats

Monday 18:05-20:55

INDG 1011 A – ESPW 1000 I

Tuesday 14:35–17:25

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

Friday 8:35–11:25

PHIL 1301 B: Philosophy: Mind, World and Knowledge  Limited seats

Tuesday and Thursday 16:35-17:55

PHIL 1301 B – ESPW 1000 L

Wednesday 11:35-14:25

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

Wednesday 8:35–11:25

PSYC 1001 K Introduction to Psychology 1

Wednesday and Friday 8:35-9:55

PSYC 1001 K – ESPW 1000 N

Wednesday 14:35-17:25

SOWK 1002 A Introduction to Social Work  Limited seats

Tuesday 11:35-14:25

SOWK 1002 A – ESPW 1000 A

Tuesday 8:35–11:25

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.

Admission to a B.A. after ESP/IESP

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:

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:

  1. are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  2. have not attended a college or university as full-time student;
  3. have been away from full-time studies for at least two calendar years;
  4. do not meet the normal admission requirements (as published in the Undergraduate Calendar);
  5. 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 and Funding

January 2019

Costs for domestic students taking first-year courses:

Costs for Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents
Course Cost
#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
Total $ 3371.48 

Payment Deadline

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

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: Please contact our Student Accounts office if you have any concerns about meeting the payment deadline at 613-520-3626 or


Please see the Awards Office website for interactive resources to help you with calculating your costs.

Student Loans

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.

Registration Information

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.