The Sprott School of Business is offering an alternative pathway to the Bachelor of Commerce degree for high achieving high school students (direct-entry) who have not enrolled in 4U mathematics. If you can articulate your exceptional creativity, display evidence of strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate, then we welcome you to join us at Sprott!

Are you the next changemaker of tomorrow? Are you driven to inspire, to collaborate, and to make a positive impact on our society, both locally and around the world? Maybe a degree in business wasn’t on your radar of ways to make that happen.

If you are passionate and driven, we want you to join us at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business in the Bachelor of Commerce program. Guided by our values of compassion, imagination and purpose, the Sprott School of Business provides transformational learning experiences that harness the potential of business to create prosperity, equity and justice for all.

Minimum Requirements:

This application pool is competitive and limited spots are available. Below are minimums only:

  • 3U Functions (or equivalent)
  • 4U English (or equivalent), with a minimum 80%
  • five additional 4U* courses (or equivalent), with a minimum 77% in each course
    • up to two 4M courses may be accepted in place of 4U courses
  • Overall average of not less than 80% in six 4U/M courses
  • An essay demonstrating your skills in leadership, communication, and creativity

Applying to Business through Alternative Pathways

Applications will be submitted through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

Supplemental Essays can be submitted to the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University using the button below. Essays will be accepted as long as space is available in the program. We will update this page once spaces are full.

Submit your Supplemental Essay

Following the review of their application and essay, candidates who successfully pass this first screening will be contacted and invited to a video interview. A $50 interview fee will apply.

If you have any additional questions regarding the application process, please contact