Carleton Admissions

You Did It!

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Welcome to Carleton!

Carls are creative collaborators. They prefer good questions over answers. They value laughter as part of the learning process.

Are you ready to join your Carleton classmates?

With your acceptance to Carleton, your quest is nearly complete. It’s also just beginning.

Carl Days for Admitted Students: Friday, April 12 or Friday, April 19

Visit Campus for Carl Days!

We’re hosting open houses for undecided admitted students April 12 and April 19. Attend classes, connect with current students, and take one last walk through campus before making your big decision!

Visit Campus on Another Day

Can’t visit campus on April 12 and April 19? Schedule a campus visit between March 30–May 1. We’ll continue to offer class visits, lunch options, and admitted student info sessions until May 1.

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Virtual Events for Admitted Students

Can’t make it to campus? Have specific areas of interest? We have a broad range of virtual programming to help answer your questions and connect you to our community via Zoom.

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Ready? Set. Learn!

The best professors in the country are ready to guide you through four years of excitement and discovery. They will be your mentors, research partners, and biggest academic champions.

Get to Know our Faculty

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The Best Classmates

Carleton students are curious, intelligent, engaged, funny, hardworking, and inclusive. Whatever your passion, they’ll inspire you to achieve your dreams.

Read the Student Blog

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Home Away from Home

Northfield is consistently ranked among the best college towns because of its charming downtown, friendly residents, and abundance of bike and hiking trails.

Explore Northfield & the Twin Cities

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Welcome to your Academic Home

Our faculty are so excited to work with you. Read notes from academic department chairs to get a sense of the shared intellectual discoveries that await you, within our classrooms and beyond.

Hear from faculty

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Visit the Parent & Family Forum

Get information and advice from current parents about how their students are finding their place on campus and how they really feel about life at Carleton.

Join the conversation

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Connect with your Admissions Officer

Just looking for someone to talk to? Our admissions officers are happy to help. Search by geography at the bottom of our staff page and reach out via email or phone.

Find your admissions officer

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Join the class Discord Server!

Become a member of the Carleton Discord community and start getting to know your classmates.

Check your email for the link!

Ready to Commit to Carleton?

Remember to complete your enrollment agreement and find next steps in your applicant status portal.

Admissions pages maintained by Jenna Holt