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Commerce

Degree
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) (Honours)
Admission Requirements

First Year

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. The six 4U or M courses must include English, Advanced Functions, one of Calculus and Vectors (recommended) or Mathematics of Data Management. Equivalent courses may be substituted between the old and new Ontario mathematics curriculum. For applicants whose first language is not English, the requirement of 4U English can also be met under the conditions outlined in the English Language Requirements of the Admissions Requirements and Procedures section of this Calendar.

Advanced Standing

Applications for admission to the second or subsequent years will be assessed on their merits. Advanced standing will be granted only for those courses that are determined to be appropriate. Students must present a major CGPA of 6.50 (C+/B-) or higher, and an overall CGPA of 8.00 (B) or higher. Students will not receive credit for courses graded below C-.

Co-op Option

1. Direct Admission to the first year of the Co-op Option

Applicants must:

    1. meet the required overall admission cut-off average and prerequisite course average. These averages may be higher than the stated minimum requirements;
    2. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Commerce program;
    3. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program. The prevailing job market may limit enrolment in the co-op option.

2. Continuation Requirements and Eligibility for Placement in the First Work Term of the Co-op Option for all Previously Admitted Students. Admission to the Co-op Option after beginning the program.

To be eligible for placement in the first work term of the Co-op Option a student must meet the following requirements by the end of the term preceding the first job placement process:

    1. have a major CGPA of 8.00 or higher and an overall CGPA of 6.50 or higher;
    2. have successfully completed 6.0 credits in the major and have at least 6.0 credits remaining for completion of the B.Com. program (in addition to 2.0 Work Term Report credits);
    3. be registered as a full-time student in the Bachelor of Commerce program;
    4. be eligible to work in Canada (for off-campus work placements).

In addition, students whose first language is not English who are admitted to Carleton based on CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL or MELAB assessments must take the Spoken English Test for Co-op students and attain a minimum score of 5.0.

Meeting the above requirements only establishes eligibility for admission to the program.

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