8.1 Graduation Requirements
In order for students to receive their credential, they must fulfil:
- all the requirements of the department(s), school(s) or institute(s) in which they are taking the program;
- all Faculty regulations;
- all University regulations;
- all financial obligations to the university.
The student is responsible for meeting graduation requirements and is strongly encouraged to discuss their program requirements with the Undergraduate Adviser for their program. The degree audit report (available on Carleton Central) is a guide to be used in consultation with the Undergraduate Adviser to discuss the student's academic progress.
8.2 Application for Graduation
Students must apply online for graduation via Carleton Central. Online applications must be completed by the following deadlines:
- for Spring Graduation (June): March 1
- for Fall Graduation (November): September 1
- for Winter Graduation (February): December 1
Visit carleton.ca/registrar for further information regarding graduation.
8.2.1. Automatic Graduation from the University
Students who have completed the requirements for the degree and program in which they are registered will be automatically considered for graduation after three consecutive terms of absence from the University.
8.3 Minimum CGPA Requirements for Graduation
Table 3: Standard Minimum CGPA Requirements for Graduation
|Overall||Major(s)||Concentration or Specialization||Minor|
|Engineering Degrees||5.00||not used||5.00||5.00|
|Architecture (Design), B.I.D.||4.00||not used||n/a||4.00|
|Major and General Degrees, B.I.T.||4.00||4.00||4.00||4.00|
Note: some programs have higher requirements.
8.4 Recognition of High Academic Achievement
Graduating students in any undergraduate degree will have exceptional academic achievement recognized if the student:
- Has completed at least 10.0 credits toward the degree at Carleton University, and
- For the designation High Distinction, has an Overall CGPA equal to or greater than to 10.40.
- For the designation Distinction, has an Overall CGPA less than 10.40 and equal to or greater than 9.80.
These recognitions of exceptional merit will be recorded on the student's transcript and diploma.
8.5 Recognition of Study Abroad
Carleton University recognizes students who successfully complete a pattern of study at a non-Canadian university comprising a significant international experience with a notation on both the student's transcript and diploma. To qualify for a notation, the pattern of study must be either an approved pattern of study under a recognized International Exchange program, or an alternate pattern of study approved by the Dean.
The notation with Study Term Abroad will be used when the equivalent of 2.0 to 3.5 credits of courses are successfully completed, normally within one term.
The notation with Study Year Abroad will be used when the equivalent of 4.0 or more credits of courses are successfully completed, normally within one year.