Carleton University Online Courses & Programs

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative university with over 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students and approximately 2,000 faculty and staff. Our location in Ottawa, the nation's capital, connects us to the world. At Carleton, we strive for innovation in research, teaching and learning, encourage hands-on experiences in the classroom and offer exceptional student support.

Online learning is an integral part of Carleton’s mission. Through Carleton University OnLine (CUOL), our flexible learning initiative, Carleton offers an array of online undergraduate and graduate credit courses, many taught by award winning and passionate instructors. In addition to our online course offerings, Carleton also boasts two online graduate programs - the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, and Indigenous Policy and Administration. More than 100,000 students from Ontario and around the world have used CUOL courses to learn. 

Whether you are at home or traveling abroad, finishing a degree, just starting one, or studying for interest, Carleton provides the convenience and flexibility you need to fit university courses into your schedule.

Carleton students, studying on a Letter of Permission is a great way to continue your studies in a location or format that is convenient for you. Start the process by checking out our guidelines for studying at another institution.  

When you are ready to start the application process, log in to Carleton Central and go to online applications/Letter of Permission.

Questions? Give us a call at 613-520-3500 or email us at

1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5B6

(613) 520-2600