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The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Certificates

Certificate Registration

You should register in the certificate when you begin the program. Students can only be registered in one certificate program at any one time.

Please refer to The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education: Registration in a Certificate Program for more information.

Certificate Program Requirements

Ryerson policies on enrolment and grading define the minimum level of acceptable academic performance required to graduate.

Please refer to The Chang School's website for more information.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

All students intending to graduate from a certificate program are required: 

  • to be registered in the certificate prior to completion of 50 percent of the certificate program requirements;
  • to achieve and maintain a minimum level of academic performance; and
  • to apply to graduate.

 

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Timespan

The timespan to complete a certificate is six years from the time of official registration in the certificate program.

Residency Requirement

If you are pursuing a Continuing Education Certificate you must complete 50 per cent of the required number of courses as a registered Continuing Education student enrolled in the certificate program. At least 50 per cent of the courses must be taken over and above your degree/diploma studies.

Courses Completed Prior to Certificate Registration

Any Ryerson courses taken prior to registering in a certificate will be applied to certificate requirements provided that the course is applicable and is identical to The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education offering of the same course (e.g. ACC 100 and CACC 100), subject to the residency requirement above.

Course Substitutions

Ryerson courses that do not have the same course codes as those listed in the certificate curriculum will require an approved Course Substitution/Course Directive [PDF] regardless of when they were taken (e.g., CQMS 102 replaced by QMS 204, subject to residency requirements).

Certificate Restrictions

Some Certificates are not available to students registered in certain degree programs.

Please refer to the published table restrictions listing and guidelines.

For example, the Certificate in Accounting - Finance is not open to students in the Business Management Accounting Major degree Program (neither full-time nor part-time students may pursue this certificate).

'Undeclared' students may not register in a certificate that could become restricted to them when they select their program major. For example, Business Management students in the first year 'Undeclared' Plan may not register in the Accounting - Finance Certificate until they have declared themselves to be in a Plan that does not restrict registration in this certificate (e.g., they have selected the Human Resources degree Plan). Once they have selected a degree Plan, they may register in any certificate that is not restricted for that Plan. Students are encouraged to declare their Program Plan as early as possible to facilitate their registration in a certificate.

Undeclared students may enrol in any CNED courses they like, but are cautioned that 'Certificate Only' courses will not apply to their intended degree Program and Plan. Also, some degree-level courses in a certificate might not apply to their intended degree Program and Plan.  

If, subsequent to registering in the certificate but prior to graduation with the certificate, students change their declared Plan in a degree Program to a Plan which restricts registration in the certificate, their graduation from the degree will take precedence over the awarding of the certificate.

Office Hours & Location

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Mailing Address:

Ryerson University, POD 355
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:

Phone: 416-979-5151
Fax: 416-979-5207
email: gradinfo@ryerson.ca

Significant Dates and Deadlines

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