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How to Apply Online


Welcome to the Ryerson OneCard Online Application for NEW FALL 2017 Ryerson Undergraduate and Graduate Program Students.  For Continuing Education, Collaborative or Current Students please visit getting your card.

Please read and follow the instructions below carefully to ensure your application is processed successfully.


Activate your Ryerson Online Identity
Fill in the Activation Form at When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit Ryerson Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password. Please wait 48 hours for your Ryerson Online Identity to be active.


Read the guidelines on the right for taking your photo
Photo must meet all requirements. Unacceptable photo submissions will be declined.


Login to the OneCard Application 
Click the Apply Online button below and login using your Ryerson Online Identity.


Upload an acceptable photo
Please ensure photo meets all requirements as unacceptable photo submissions will be declined.


Visit times and locations for OneCard pickup information


Photo Requirements

Correct Image Sample

Photo must meet all requirements.
Unacceptable photo submissions will be declined.

  • Passport style photo. Smiling allowed.
  • The face of the student must be fully and clearly visible – no sunglasses or hats
  • Photo must be centered and taken straight on, with face and shoulders centred and squared to the camera - no profile or cropped head shots
  • Photo must have uniform lighting and not show shadows, glare or flash reflections 
  • Photo must be clear, sharp and in focus
  • Photo must reflect your current appearance
  • Photo must be in colour with a clear difference between the face and the background
  • Photo must have a uniform, light, neutral-coloured background with no one or anything else in the frame
  • Photo must not be digitally altered (cropping and resizing is acceptable)
  • Your photo must be in jpeg format with a minimum image size of 150 pixels (width) x 190 pixels (height)
  • Your submitted photo must have a file size of less than 1mb. Files over this size will be rejected by the server




Unacceptable Photo Submissions

Be sure to attach a photo that meets all the photo requirements listed above, otherwise your application can not be processed.  The decision of the photo rejection by the OneCard approver is final and not open for discussion or debate.

Too Dark Sample

Too Dark

Dark Background Sample

Dark Background

Poor contrast sample

Bad Contrast

Too silly sample

Too Silly

No Hats / Sunglasses Sample

No Hats or Sunglasses

Bad Crop Sample

Bad Crop

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