Selecting Your Courses

At Carleton, we know you’re excited to learn about subjects that interest and inspire you. Before you can take classes on these subjects, you will need to register in them. This section lays out the important documents you’ll want to familiarize yourself with surrounding the registration process and the important offices and services at Carleton that can assist you with your course selection and registration.

Get Started

The Undergraduate Calendar is your official resource for all the academic requirements for your degree or program, as well as Carleton’s admission and academic rules and regulations. You should visit the Undergraduate Calendar and learn about your program’s academic requirements, the rules and regulations of the University, important dates and deadlines and information about different courses you may be interested in taking at Carleton.

You can also check out CU Know How, Carleton’s Unofficial Guide to the rules and regulations of the university.

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Confirm Your Time Ticket

This is your assigned time indicating when you can begin to register, be sure to check out the time-ticket schedule to find your specific time.

Plan Your Registration

Make sure to read your First Year Course Selection Guide specific to your program. This guide will outline the courses you are required to take during your first year at Carleton.

Check out the Course Planning Tool which allows you to build your course schedule(s) in advance of registration. The Registrar’s Office has produced a checklist of all the things you need to know that will help in your preparation for first year. 


The Registration website provides all the information necessary to register in your courses. From here you can access information on Registration Time-Tickets, New Student Information, Registration Steps, How-To Videos and much more.

Student Registration Assistance

If you require registration assistance the Student Registration Assistance Team is here to help you with all your registration needs. Please visit their website for details on their services, dates and hours of operation and more.

 Calculating Your Amount to Pay

Once you’ve registered for your courses you will need to pay your tuition and student fees. To find out how much you will need to pay, log into Carleton Central and click on ‘calculate amount to pay’ under the “Registration” heading.

For more information on fees and how to pay your tuition visit the Student Accounts website or visit the Financing Your Education section of this guide.

Carleton has a variety of Student Support Services to assist you during your time at Carleton both in academic, and non-academic matters. Check out the Current Students website for information about news and upcoming dates and events. You can also enter the keywords for the service you’re looking for and let us help you find what you need!

Academic Advising Centre

The Academic Advising Centre is a great place to understand your Academic Audit, get advice on changing programs or adding elements, and ensure that you are on track to graduate. While graduating may seem like a milestone that you won’t be thinking about for a couple years, it’s important to visit them during your first year to ensure that you’re registered in the proper courses so that you can reach your graduation goal.

Equity Services

Carleton University is committed to fostering a community free of discrimination, harassment, and violence. Equity Services administers Carleton University’s Human Rights Policies and Procedures, provides accommodation advice related to religion, disability, family status and pregnancy, and intervenes on discrimination and harassment. Equity Services also houses the Carleton Sexual Assault Support Centre, which provides information, support and referrals to individuals who have experienced a sexual harassment and assault. Further, they provide support for Aboriginal students through their academic journeys at Carleton University.

International Student Services Office

The International Student Services Office offers services and programs that contribute to positive international experiences for all Carleton students. They are dedicated to helping international and exchange students adjust to life in Canada and help them get the most out of their student experience.

Student Affairs

Carleton University is committed to providing a living and learning environment that promotes student success both inside and outside of the classroom. There are many elements that contribute to student success. The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for directing several programs, policies and services that aim to make your on-campus experience a positive one.

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities

The Paul Menton Centre (PMC) is responsible for the coordination of academic accommodations and support services for students with disabilities. If you require academic accommodation, it is recommended that you contact PMC to learn more about their services and registration requirements before you begin your studies in the fall.

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