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Canadian Secondary School Students

Each year Ryerson welcomes students from across Canada to our campus, who make their mark on our diverse and engaged community.

Admission requirements vary by undergraduate program. Please see the applicable documents below to determine your academic admission requirements (subject to change).

Applicants educated in Canadian provinces and territories outside of Ontario must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses. Please note: Ryerson reserves the right to be the final arbiter of what will be accepted on an equivalency basis.

Non-Academic Requirements

Programs may specify non-academic requirements for admission (e.g. portfolio, admission essay, interview, audition, etc.). These programs are referred to as Grades-Plus programs. The specific non-academic requirements for individual Grades-Plus programs, including specific submission dates and procedures, are available by visiting each Program page. Note: for Grades-Plus programs, both academic and non-academic criteria will be used in the admission selection process.

Summer School

All applicants, including those given an early or conditional Offer of Admission, are required to successfully complete all admission requirements by June 30th (unless otherwise stated in your official Offer of Admission). In most cases, this excludes the possibility of using any summer school course(s) (including night school, e-school, and correspondence and/or distance education courses completed after June 30th in the Grade 12 year) to meet admission requirements. Visit Summer School and Other Extensions for details.

The minimum academic requirements apply to all programs. You are encouraged to achieve as much breadth of preparation as possible in the course of your studies leading to graduation, while also meeting the subject prerequisite requirements of your program(s) of choice.

Canadian Provinces and Territories

International Baccalaureate

Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma must present grades of 4 or higher in three Higher Level and three Standard Level subjects with a grade total of 28 or higher. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum. IB Higher Levels with grades of 5 or higher may be considered for transfer credit on an individual basis. Engineering students are not eligible for transfer credits for core and professional engineering courses using IB subjects.

Advanced Placement

If you are completing Advanced Placement examinations you may be eligible for transfer credit(s).

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