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Required to Withdraw (RTW)

Students who have been Required to Withdraw (RTW) from their Ryerson undergraduate program may not formally return to their program (or transfer to another Ryerson undergraduate program) until 12 months have elapsed.

Alternatively, students who have been Required to Withdraw (RTW) may choose to participate in the Fresh Start program for reinstatement to their current program, or transfer to another program (where permitted).

PLEASE NOTE: If you were Required to Withdraw (RTW) prior to Winter 2011 you are not eligible for Fresh Start.



If you have been assigned a Required to Withdraw (RTW) academic standing and wish to participate in the Fresh Start Program after a one (1) semester suspension period, please complete the following steps:

  1. Confirm program specific criteria for Fresh Start.
  2. Confirm the datesPDF to ensure that your application will be accepted.
  3. Complete either part A or part B:
    1. Complete the Request for Reinstatement/Fresh Start formPDF and the Reinstatement – Supplementary formPDF. Submit the completed forms to your RTW program advisor.

      OR
    2. Complete the Request for Fresh Start – Transfer formPDF. Submit the completed form to Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment at the ServiceHub (POD-150) Document Counter. If you are approved by Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment for Fresh Start Transfer consideration by the program advisor, you will be required to submit the completed Fresh Start Transfer – Supplementary FormPDF to the RTW program advisor.

You will be contacted by an admission advisor and/or a program advisor once your application has been reviewed. The time frame for this varies by program.

If you have been Required to Withdraw (RTW) and wish to defer your Fresh Start EAP1 or EAP2 contract to the following semester, please complete the Fresh Start Deferral FormPDF.  

 


Reinstatement Within 6 Consecutive Semesters (24 months) of the Required to Withdraw (RTW) Term

If you have been assigned a Required to Withdraw (RTW) academic standing and wish to be considered for reinstatement into your program after your twelve (12) month suspension period,but before 6 consecutive semesters (24 months) have elapsed, please complete the following steps:

  1. Confirm the datesPDF to ensure that your application will be accepted.
  2. Complete the Request for Reinstatement/Fresh Start formPDF and the Reinstatement – Supplementary formPDF.
  3. Submit the completed forms to your RTW program advisor.

You will be contacted by email by a program advisor once your application has been reviewed. The time frame for this varies by program.

Reinstatement 6 Consecutive Semesters (24 months) or More After the Required to Withdraw (RTW) Term

If you wish to apply for reinstatement, after 6 semesters (24 months) or more, has elapsed since your RTW term, you must apply using a Ryerson online application available at www.ryerson.ca/undergraduate/admission/apply/forms. Applications will be considered subject to past academic performance, space availability and competition, as well as admission deadline dates and procedures determined by Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment.

Transfer to a New Program

If you have been assigned a Required to Withdraw (RTW) academic standing, and you do not wish to return to your program of study after your twelve (12) month suspension period, you may wish to discuss transferring to another Ryerson program with an advisor from Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment. To be considered for admission to another program you must apply using a Ryerson online application available at www.ryerson.ca/undergraduate/admission/apply/forms. You may also like to make an appointment to see a counsellor in the Office of Student Development and Counselling.