How to know if I got accepted into Carleton University?

You can check your admission status through Carleton 360, the university’s online portal. You will need your Carleton applicant number and MyCarletonOne (MC1) username and password to log in.

Here are the steps on how to check your admission status:

  1. Go to the Carleton 360 login page:
  2. Enter your Carleton applicant number and MyCarletonOne (MC1) username and password.
  3. Click on the “Login” button.
  4. Once you are logged in, click on the “My Applications” tab.
  5. Your admission status will be listed under the “Application Status” column.

If you have been admitted, you will receive an email notification with instructions on how to accept your offer of admission. You will also be able to view your full offer package through Carleton 360.

General Questions

How do I submit an application to Carleton’s graduate programs?
Admission to Carleton’s graduate programs is competitive. Although each program may vary slightly, the overall admission process is the same for all graduate programs and is a multi-step process. For complete step-by-step information on how to submit an application, please visit the our apply web page.  Applications can be completed in Carleton360.

Can you send me an application package?
No. Applications to Carleton are processed via an online application system. For complete information on applying to Carleton, please visit the our apply web page.

Can I apply to more than one program?
Yes. You can apply to more than one program. You will need to fill out a separate application and pay a separate application fee for each program to which you are applying.

I have submitted my application online. Do I need to send in a paper copy?
No. You do not need to submit a printed copy of your application. Unnecessary paper documents mailed to our office may cause delays in processing.

Registering for a Carleton360 Account

I made a mistake entering my email address when requesting an account but I can’t change it. What do I do?
The email address entered when requesting an account is associated with that account and cannot be changed. If you have made an error, you will need to register for a new Carleton360 account using your correct email address.

After Submitting Your Online Application

I have paid my application fee and completed the online application form. Now what?
Wait. Once your application fee is processed, you will be sent an email from within 1 – 3 business days which will include your 9 digit (10XXXXXXX) Carleton User ID number and further instructions on how to proceed with your application.

I have not yet received an email with my Carleton ID and further instructions for my application. What do I do?
Wait. Once your fee payment has been processed, you will receive an email within 1 – 3 business days with further instructions on how to complete your application package via Carleton Central. Please be sure to check your junk mail or spam folders for this email.

In the meantime, ensure that your email is set to accept correspondence from and that our email has not been moved to your junk or spam folder. Once you have your Carleton ID, please be sure to include it in ALL correspondence.

What do I do if I need to update my application information after I have submitted it online?
Contact to make any updates to your application information after you have submitted the online application. You may be required to submit additional documentation.

To whom do I send my required documents and supplementary forms?
All required documents must be uploaded within the application or in Carleton Central as described on our Required Documents website. Failure to do so will delay the processing of your application.

For a listing of all required supplementary forms and documents for the program to which you are applying, visit the Instructions page of your online application.

How long do I have to collect all of my required documents and supplementary forms and submit them to Carleton?
You have until the application deadline to submit all of your Required Documents. Required Documents may be submitted at any time, however, applicants who submit these documents early with their application may increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies.

Uploading Documents

When can I upload my required documents?
You can upload your required documents within the online application or in Carleton Central once you receive an email from Carleton which contains your 9-digit Carleton User ID number (10XXXXXXX).  The email will be sent to you within 1-3 business days from the time your application fee payment has been processed.

How do I know which documents to upload?
When you access Carleton Central, you will be advised of all documents that are required to be uploaded for your particular program. Specific forms are available on the Instructions page of your application. It is your responsibility to ensure that all uploaded documents can be read by an assessor.

Please note that each program has different supplementary forms and required documents.

My documents won’t upload. I am receiving an error when I try to upload my documents. What do I do?
We recommend using Internet Explorer version 7 or 8 when trying to upload your documents. Please also ensure that your documents are less than 2 MB in size and are in PDF format.

What can I do if the document I am trying to upload is too big?
The system only allows applicants to upload a file that is less than 2 MB in size. If you have scanned your documents, you can decrease the file size by changing the resolution settings on your scanner and scanning your document in black and white rather than colour.

How do I upload a protected electronic English language score?
You cannot upload the protected document itself; you will need to save a copy of the document as a PDF and upload the saved copy.

How many documents am I allowed to upload of the same document type?
You are allowed to upload a maximum of 3 documents of the same document type. For Transcripts only, you are able to upload a total of 5 documents. Please note that each document type should be uploaded as one complete file and may contain multiple pages. For transcripts, you should submit one complete document per degree and per institution.

I have two or more degrees from a single post-secondary institution. How do I scan (upload) these transcripts?
Only one PDF file per institution should be uploaded (if you have completed more than one degree at the same institution, all transcripts/pages must be scanned as a single document). The maximum file size is 2 MB.

Can I replace/update my previously submitted document?
You are allowed to upload a maximum of 3 PDF documents per document type in Carleton Central (except for transcripts of which you are allowed to upload a maximum of 5) which are date stamped at the time of the upload. The academic unit will review the most recent document.

Where do I find the Preference Form or other required forms?
You can obtain these forms from the Instructions page of your application. These can be accessed during initial application or after you have submitted and paid.

Can I submit additional materials that are not indicated as required by the academic unit?
No. Carleton will only accept application materials as indicated by the academic unit in order to assess an application. Additional materials are not necessary.

Should I mail in hard copies of my required documents?
No. You must upload your required documents as described on the Required Documents website. Failure to do so will delay the processing of your application.

Official documents (e.g., final transcripts) must only be mailed in after you receive an Offer of Admission from Carleton University in order to satisfy a condition.

I have uploaded all of my materials. Now what?
Wait. Once your materials have been uploaded and your references have been received, your application is complete. There is no final submission process required. Please note that admission decisions are made by the academic department and are viewable by you in Carleton Central.

Referees / Letters of Reference

Can I submit a referee from my employer?
Maybe. A referee is typically a faculty member with whom you have studied and is able to assess your potential for graduate level study and research. References from non-academic supervisors, such as your place of employment, may be accepted in certain cases i.e. professional references or for professional programs. We recommend providing an academic referee with your application.

My referees said they submitted their online reference, but I don’t see it in Carleton Central. What do I do?
Wait. It could take up to 2 business days before being displayed in Carleton Central.

How do I change a referee?
You can not. Once you have submitted your online application containing email addresses for your referees, you cannot change that information. You may, however, add a referee to your application by completing the Add a Referee form. You must have your Carleton User ID (10XXXXXXX) to submit this form.

How do I add a referee to my application?
Requesting additional referees beyond what is required for the program to which you are applying will not benefit your application. However, if for reasons beyond your control you would like to add a new referee, please complete the Add a Referee form. You must have your Carleton User ID (10XXXXXXX) to submit this form.

My referee(s) have not received an email from Carleton. What can I do?
Ask your referee(s) to check their spam or junk mail folders. The email is sent from with the subject line “Carleton Referee for Admission.” If you would like the email resent to your referee(s) you can contact the department to which you have applied. You should ensure you include your Carleton User ID (10XXXXXXX) as well as the email address of your referee.

I have submitted an incorrect email address for one of my referees or they have changed their email address. How do I correct this?
Send an email to with the following information:

  • Subject Line: Change of Referee Email Address
  • Carleton User ID (as sent to you via email from Carleton):
  • Program:
  • Term to which you have applied:
  • Referee Name:
  • Old Referee Email Address:
  • New Referee Email Address:

Note: If you do not have your Carleton User ID yet, please wait until you receive it before making this type of request.

Can I submit a paper copy of my reference letter?
No. Referees are automatically sent an email requesting that they complete an online reference form. Paper copies of reference letters are not accepted. Referees are encouraged to send an email to directly if they are experiencing difficulty or have problems with this process.

Can my referees submit their online reference after the admission deadline?

Yes, however it is your responsibility to follow up with your referees to ensure they have received the email and that they submit the reference before the application deadline. Referee submissions posted after the admission deadline may be too late for consideration.