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You've followed the steps on Approved Students to accept your Offer, pay your tuition deposit and meet your admission conditions. Now what? Check out the Steps for New Students, Enrolment and Fees and the Student Guide to prepare for September. We can't wait to see you on campus!


Submit your Transfer Credit applications as soon as you have accepted your Offer of Admission. Follow up with course outlines, if required, as soon as your official results are confirmed by the Transfer Credit Unit. Applying early (May and June) facilitates course planning by allowing you to have your results ahead of course enrolment in August.

Visit Transfer Credits for information on eligibility, application instructions and deadlines.

More Information:
Transfer Credits Unit
When: May 1 to August 8, 2014


Research living in Residence by reviewing the Student Housing website or visiting campus. Register online for a Summer Residence Tour, available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from May 12 to August 8, 2014 (Excluding holidays).  

Apply from May 1 to June 6, 2014 by submitting your online Residence Application and a $400 initial payment. Please note that the $400 initial payment must be made in addition to your Tuition Deposit. Residence offers are emailed starting on June 20, 2014.

Move-in day is August 24, 2014.  Plan to take part in Residence Orientation Week from August 24 to September 1, 2014.

More Information:
Student Housing Services
When: May 1 to June 6, 2014


There are many scholarships and awards available to new Ryerson University students. Some are automatically awarded, while others require an application.

Awards may be specific to entering students, programs, faculties or special categories. Others are available Ryerson wide or are external and available to any post-secondary student.

Check Scholarships and Awards for awards, eligibility and application deadlines.

More Information:
Student Financial Assistance
When: March to September


The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides financial assistance through student loans and grants funded by the federal and provincial governments to students enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies.

To avoid delays in receiving your assessment and funds, you must:

Check your application status on the OSAP website If successful, your funds will be deposited into your Ryerson account or your bank account starting after the first day of class. See Enrolment and Fees for information on how your OSAP application affects the payment of your tuition and fees.

More Information:
Student Financial Assistance
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities
When: Apply before end of June


If you have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), you may be required to confirm your enrolment at Ryerson in order to access your savings. Ryerson provides a standardized Verification of Enrolment that contains all information required by financial institutions and is accepted in lieu of their forms. Note that Ryerson does not accept or complete company forms.

If you are a new first-year student, you can request your Verification of Enrolment by submitting a completed RESP Verification of Enrolment Request form, along with payment, to Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment. Your verification of enrolment will be released when you meet your conditions (if applicable) and receive a clear offer of admission.

Returning students must complete the form for returning students through Enrolment Services and Student Fees.

More Information:
Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
When: After you have cleared the conditions on your Offer of Admission


The OneCard is your official Ryerson identification card and serves as a convenience card for many of the services on campus including the Library, printing and photocopying, food purchases, discounts and more.

Submit your online OneCard application and upload your photo between June 1 and August 15, 2014 to apply.

Pick-up your OneCard on-campus between August 25 and September 5, 2014. Check the OneCard website for times and location. Two pieces of government issued identification are required when picking up your OneCard, one of which must include a photo.

More Information:
OneCard Office
When: Apply from June 1 to August 15, 2015


At Ryerson, you can find all of the services you need to ensure your success. A few are profiled below:

Access Centre for Students with Disabilities supports students with learning or physical disabilities through academic accommodation. If you require academic accommodations, register with the Access Centre in July to ensure they are in place for the start of classes.

International Student Services helps International Ryerson students prepare for arrival, build a community, work on campus and advise on immigration.

Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services provides a culturally supportive environment and specialized services for Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit students on campus.

Ryerson Athletics is home to the Rams! Why not try out for a varsity team, or support your fellow Rams by attending the games? You can also take advantage of our state-of-the-art athletic facilities by using the fitness centre or by joining intramural teams or sports clubs.

Ryerson University Library and Archives provides access to print and electronic collections, and offers services which include computer labs, study rooms, audio-visual resources and research assistance. Library tours and workshops are available starting in August.

These are just a few of our MANY services! To see more, please visit Services for Students or the Student Guide.

More Information:
Services for Students
When: All summer


You must activate your Ryerson Online Identity before you can access Ryerson’s online services, including your Ryerson email, portal, Ryerson's Administrative Management Self Service (RAMSS) and computer labs.

You might have activated your online identity prior to August 1st in order to confirm proof of English proficiency, access the Document Upload Page, apply for Transfer Credits and/or confirm your Tuition Deposit was received on RAMSS. If you do not use these online services, activate your Online Identity after August 1.  

Before August 1st, you can use your nine digit Ryerson Number and the password you created when activating your online identity to log in to and view RAMSS. Until August 1 you will have limited capabilities in RAMSS. When you log in to after August 1st, you will be prompted to create your Ryerson Email and permanent login.

Note: All official Ryerson email communications will be sent to your Ryerson email address once it is established. Remember to check it frequently.

More Information:
Computing and Communication Services (CCS)
When: Early August, or before if required


Prior to enrolling in courses it is important to review your program curricular requirements and become familiar with important dates. The 2014-2015  Ryerson Undergraduate Calendar provides complete information on your program, courses, academic rules and regulations and Significant Dates.

Full-time first-year students are automatically enrolled into first semester Required courses. It is your responsibility to enrol in Elective courses.

Enrolment Dates:
August 7:
Schedules are available on RAMSS
August 13-14: First-Year Enrolment Appointment - Confirm your enrolment dates on RAMSS
August 25 - September 12: Open Enrolment Period - Enrolment is open to all students

See Enrolment and Fees for more information. More detailed RAMSS instructions are available at RAMSS Support.

More Information:
Enrolment Service and Student Fees (ESSF)
ESSF Website:
Undergraduate Calendar:
When: First-year enrolment appointment August 13 to August 14, 2014


Tuition and fees for the Fall and Winter terms are charged based on your course enrolments and can be viewed on RAMSS in August. If you are interested in knowing how much your fees are, before you have enrolled in courses and had your fees confirmed on RAMSS, you can check the Undergraduate Fees by Program.

Your tuition deposit, due by July 4, 2014, will apply to your tuition and fees account. The remaining Fall Term tuition and fees are due September 5, 2014 and your Winter Term tuition and fees are due by January 9, 2015. You can pay the full year fees in September if you like.  

The best way to pay your fees is through online or telephone banking. See Enrolment and Fees for details on how to pay through online and telephone banking, and for information on alternate payment methods. Also refer to Enrolment and Fees to learn how your OSAP application impacts your payment of tuition and fees.

More Information:
Enrolment Services and Student Fees
Website: Enrolment and Fees
When: Due September 5, 2014


More than 1000 students find paid positions on campus each year! Many of these students are employed through the Work Study program which offers financial support and valuable work experience in academic, administrative and student service departments. To be eligible for the Work Study program, you must be eligible for OSAP or an out-of-province loan, and be a full-time undergraduate student.

Visit Jobs on Campus for details on Work Study program eligibility and how to apply.

More Information:
Career Development and Employment Centre
When: Applications available August 2014


O-Week is the official kick-off to your four years here at Ryerson! This is your chance to meet your first Ryerson friends, join awesome events, grab some free food and explore the campus. Some programs will also have mandatory orientation sessions you’ll need to attend.

This year, Orientation will be held from Monday, August 25 to Friday, August 29, 2014. Schedule updates will be posted to RU Student Life on an ongoing basis.

Ryerson's Week of Welcome continues the festivities through the first week of classes - Tuesday, September 2 to Friday, September 5, 2014.

More Information:
RU Student Life
Twitter: @RUStudentLife
When: August 25 to August 29, 2014

Full-time first-year students are automatically enrolled into first semester Required courses, and are required to enrol in Elective courses. Part-time students are not automatically enrolled into Required courses, and must enrol in all of their courses for the first semester. You can review your program's curriculum in the 2014-2015 Ryerson Calendar.

You can view the courses into which you have been automatically enrolled on RAMSS, accessed via, in early August. Select your remaining Elective courses, and enrol in or adjust your Required course enrollments (if required), during your Enrolment Appointment or Open Enrolment Periods.

Enrolment Dates
August 7:
Schedules are available on RAMSS
August 13-14: First-Year Enrolment Appointment - Confirm your enrolment dates on RAMSS
August 25 - September 12: Open Enrolment Period - Enrolment is open to all students

  1. Activate your Online Identity so that you can access RAMSS via
  2. Log into RAMSS and view the Required courses in which you were automatically enrolled (if applicable).
  3. View your Transfer Credit application results (if applicable). If Transfer Credits were granted for courses you were automatically enrolled into, you must drop these courses and you may select other courses in their place.
  4. Identify courses in which you want to enrol. Review your program's curriculum in the Undergraduate Calendar, visit your program website, or connect with your program advisor.

Academic Program Contacts

Visit Enrolment Service and Student Fees website for information on how to enrol in courses via RAMSS.


Tuition and fees for the Fall and Winter terms are charged based on the courses you are enrolled in and can be viewed on RAMSS in August. The fees for your Fall courses are due by September 5, 2014 and the fees for your Winter courses are due by January 9, 2015. You can pay the full year fees in September if you like.  

Tuition fees are calculated based on the number of courses you enrol in, and are recalculated each time you add and drop courses. You can check how much your fees are, before you have enrolled in your courses, at Undergraduate Fees by Program.


  • July 4, 2014: Tuition deposit due.
  • September 5, 2014: Tuition and fees for the Fall Term due.
  • September 12, 2014: Final date to drop an undergraduate Fall Term course and be eligible for 100% refund (if applicable).
  • October 3, 2014: Final date to drop an undergraduate Fall Term course and be eligible for 50% refund (if applicable).
  • October 4, 2014: No fees refunded for dropped Fall Term courses.
  • January 9, 2015: Tuition and fees for the Winter Term due.

See the Enrolment and Fees Significant Dates in the Undergraduate Calendar for additional important dates related to tuition and fees.

Chang School of Continuing Education courses have different fee deadlines. Consult the Chang School Important Dates, if you enrol in undergraduate courses through the Chang School.

The best way to pay your fees is through online or telephone banking. To pay online you must:

  1. Sign up with your Canadian bank for online or telephone banking.
  2. Add Ryerson as a payee -  Ryerson University - Tuition & Res Fees (or Ryerson University)
  3. Your 9 digit student number is your account number.

Please allow 3 business days for your payment to be applied. To see if your payment has been applied, login to your RAMSS account and review your Student Fees.


If you do not have a Canadian bank account, you can review our alternate Payment Methods.

International Students may be eligible for an exemption from the International Fee Rate. Visit the Fee Category website for a list of eligible exemptions.


If you applied for OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program), review the important information below.  

You have two options for receiving your funding from OSAP:  

  • All funds deposited into your bank account.   
  • Funds directed to Ryerson to cover your fees, and remaining funds deposited into your bank account.  Note that you should monitor your RAMSS account to confirm your funds have been deposited.

Funding is released starting in mid-August, and is based on your current enrolments. Check your online OSAP account (the Check Status page) regularly to see if any information is required, as Ryerson can not confirm your enrolment until outstanding information is received.

It takes approximately 7-10 business days from the time Ryerson confirms your enrolment, for you or Ryerson to receive your funds.  

OSAP and non-OSAP students must pay their fees within the month of September, or late fees will be charged. It is important to monitor your RAMSS account and your online OSAP account (the Check Status page) to track the the status of your application and/or funding.

The Undergraduate Calendar is your official source for Ryerson program and course information, academic information and policies, and significant dates.

Full-time undergraduate students are responsible for accessing the new online Undergraduate Calendar at each year, and follow the curriculum for their program as stated. Part-time undergraduate students must complete the curriculum for their program as set out in the edition of the Undergraduate Calendar of the year they were admitted to their program, unless stated otherwise.


The Undergraduate Student Guide is a companion to the Undergraduate Calendar. The Guide summarizes Ryerson's policies and procedures, and is divided into sections outlining the types of business you may need to conduct at different times of the year. For example, there are sections on how to 'add' and 'swap' classes, graduation requirements, examinations, fees, services to help you succeed, and more!

The 2014-2015 Student Guide will be available in August. Remember to pick up your hard copy when you arrive on campus and check out the coupons inside!

Student Guide and Course Calendar

I will be attending Ryerson as a First Year student; I can log in to with my student number but I cannot access my RMail. Can you please activate my RMail?
You will not have access to an RMail account until you are matriculated into RAMSS. Once you are matriculated into the system (this is the process where your profile changes from applicant to student) you will be required to select a user name to sign into Blackboard and RMail. You will then have access to your RMail and login with the user name selected.

I noticed that I have a negative balance, does that means I owe money to Ryerson?
A negative balance implies that you have a credit in your Student Fees Account. If you have a negative balance, you have two options:

  1. Leave the credit in your Student Financial Account to be applied to future fees & charges,
  2. Request a refund cheque to be issued by the Student Fees office.
    The cheque will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to be issued and mailed to the address you have recorded in RAMSS.

When is the deadline to pay my tuition? Do I have to pay in full for Fall and Winter?
Full payment of undergraduate tuition fees for the Fall 2013/Winter 2014 academic year is due September 6, 2013.
Additional information about full fees is available at Fees & Finances

Can I defer my tuition fee? If so, what is the procedure for deferring my tuition fee?
Students who choose to defer payment of all or part of their Winter 2013 undergraduate tuition fees until after September 30 will be assessed a $70 deferral fee. Late fees of 1.25% (16.08% effective annual rate) will be charged on unpaid Fall 2013 undergraduate tuition fees as of September 7, 2013 and on unpaid Winter 2014 undergraduate tuition fees as of January 10, 2014.
Additional information about full fees is available at Fees & Finances

How do I pay my tuition/residence fees?
All payments must be made in Canadian funds via one of the following methods:

  • Internet banking
  • Telephone banking
  • International bank draft or money order, Western Union
  • Certified cheque
  • Debit card (in person only)

Please note: Post-dated cheques will not be accepted. Payment by credit card is not an option. For more information on payment methods, please visit Fees & Finances - Ways to Pay


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What is an Enrolment Appointment? What do I have to do during my Enrolment Appointment?
Your Enrolment Appointment is an online appointment through RAMSS. Your appointment is the period which will enable you to make changes to your schedule (add/swap/drop).

When do I enrol into Winter courses? Do I enrol into my elective/Liberal Studies courses for both Fall and Winter at this time?
You may select your Winter course intentions during the Course Intention periods and enrol into Winter courses during the Enrolment Appointment Periods. You should participate in Course Intentions as it enables your program department to determine which courses to offer and how many sections will be needed. If you do not complete your Course Intentions, there may not be enough space for you in the courses you want.

What time does my enrolment appointment start?
The start date/time and end date/time for your enrolment appointment(s) will be displayed in your Student Center in RAMSS. Use View Your Enrolment Appointment to confirm your appointment schedule for enrolment activities.

I already have a schedule pre-selected for me, why do I need to have an enrolment appointment?
All full-time program, first-year students who confirm an Offer of Admission by the end of July will be automatically enrolled in their required courses (as per the current Undergraduate Calendar available at ) and will be required to only enrol in Liberal Studies courses (if applicable). You may enrol in your Liberal Studies courses during your enrolment appointment, which generally occur in mid-August. All full-time, first-year students who confirm an Offer of Admission later than the end of July will have to enrol in both required and Liberal Studies courses via RAMSS.

Do I need to enrol into any electives/Liberal courses? How do I find out which Liberal Studies courses I have to take?
To determine if you require a Liberal Studies Course, please consult the current Undergraduate Calendar

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I'm having trouble enrolling into my required courses. All of them are closed (full) at the moment. Can you enrol me in these courses?
If the course is full, please continue checking course availability as spaces may open up closer to the start date of the class. If you have difficulties enrolling in your required courses, please contact your program department for assistance. However liberal electives are filled on a first come, first served basis.
See Academic Contacts for an Undergraduate Program Advisor list.

I’m trying to enrol into some Liberal Studies courses and they are full. How do I get onto the waitlist?
Unfortunately, Ryerson does not offer any wait lists. If you experience problems enrolling in your required courses, please contact your program department for further assistance . However, Liberal Studies electives are filled on a first come, first served basis.
See Academic Contacts for an Undergraduate Program Advisor list.

I’m trying to enrol for Professionally Related courses; however, the available time for the courses is conflicting with my schedule. Is there anything that can be done about that?
RAMSS will not allow you to enrol in both courses if there is a time conflict. We recommend that you try to select different sections of the course to avoid conflicts, or select a different Professionally Related course. If you require assistance, please contact your Program Advisor.
See Academic Contacts for an Undergraduate Program Advisor list.

Can you tell me what my schedule is? When do my classes start and where are my classes located?
Students have access to their class schedules on RAMSS. Please refer to your Weekly Schedule in your Student Center.

I have a couple of classes on my schedule for Monday and I can see that in the list view however, when I switch to weekly view, there is nothing displayed for Monday.
Please ensure that you are looking at the right dates. Some of the classes commence earlier and they are showing up on “This Week’s Schedule” on the main page of RAMSS. Classes that commence later will appear in next week's schedule. Please access this information by clicking into "weekly schedule", and change the dates to appropriate start dates of the courses.

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