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New Students

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!


APPLY FOR TRANSFER CREDITS

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
Website: ryerson.ca/transfercredits
Email: tcredits@ryerson.ca

APPLY TO LIVE IN RESIDENCE

Research living in residence by reviewing the Housing & Residence Life website or visiting campus. Register online for a Summer Residence Tour, available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from May 16 to August 5, 2016.  

Apply from January 11 to June 1, 2016 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 15, 2016.

Move-in day is August 28, 2016. Plan to take part in Residence Orientation Week from August 28 to September 6, 2016.

More Information:
Housing & Residence Life
Website: ryerson.ca/housing
Tours: http://www.ryerson.ca/housing/visitus.html
Email: housing@ryerson.ca
When: January 11 to June 1, 2016

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

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 Awards and Scholarships for awards, eligibility and application deadlines.

More Information:
Student Financial Assistance
Website: ryerson.ca/registrar/students/scholarships
Email: awards@ryerson.ca
When: March to September

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (OSAP)

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 osap.gov.on.ca. 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
Website: ryerson.ca/financialaid
Email: finaid@ryerson.ca
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities
Website: osap.gov.on.ca
When: Apply before end of June

 REQUEST RESP VERIFICATION OF ENROLMENT

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
Email: rcayari@ryerson.ca
When: After you have cleared the conditions on your Offer of Admission

 GET YOUR RYERSON ONECARD

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, 2016 to apply.

Pick-up your OneCard on-campus at the following times and locations:

  • August 29 to September 8, 2016 in the Lower Gym (KHW-73)
  • September 9th onwards, at the OneCard office (JOR-02) 

Check the OneCard website for more information on times and location. Two pieces of government issued identification are required when picking up your OneCard, one of which must include a photo. Your Ryerson student number is also required.

More Information:
OneCard Office
Website: www.ryerson.ca/onecard
Email: onecard@ryerson.ca
When: Apply from June 1 to August 15, 2016

 LEARN MORE AND REGISTER WITH SERVICES ON CAMPUS

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

Student Learning Support supports students with learning or physical disabilities through academic accommodation. If you require academic accommodations, register with Student Learning Support in July to ensure they are in place for the start of classes. Please be advised that if you included a Special Consideration form with your Ryerson application, you may be required to submit any confidential documentation again, this time directly to the Academic Accommodation Support office.

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 Student Affairs or the Student Guide.

More Information:
Student Affairs
Website: ryerson.ca/studentaffairs/
When: All summer

 ACTIVATE YOUR ONLINE IDENTITY AND RYERSON MAIL

Your online identity is important! This username and password is used to access your Ryerson email, register for courses and log into computers on campus. If you haven’t already, activate your Ryerson Online Identity right now.

You may have already activated your online identity in order to confirm proof of English proficiency, access the Document Upload Page, apply for Transfer Credits or confirm your Tuition Deposit was received on RAMSS. Although you can activate your online identity as soon as you receive your letter of acknowledgment, you will have limited access to RAMSS and other online systems until August 1.

After August 1, you will be prompted to create your Ryerson email address when you log into http://my.ryerson.ca. It is important that you do this as soon as possible, as all official university communications will be sent there. Remember to check it frequently!

More Information:
Computing and Communication Services (CCS)
Website: ryerson.ca/accounts
Email: help@ryerson.ca
When: Early August, or before if required

 ENROL IN COURSES AND REVIEW IMPORTANT DATES AND YOUR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Prior to enrolling in courses it is important to review your program curricular requirements and become familiar with important dates. The 2016-2017 Ryerson Undergraduate Calendar provides complete information on your program, courses, academic rules and regulations and Significant Dates.

If you have been admitted to the first semester of a full-time undergraduate program and your Offer of Admission was confirmed before July 26th, you are automatically enrolled into first semester Required courses. You are, however, required to enrol in Elective courses. You can view the courses into which you have been automatically enrolled on RAMSS, accessed via my.ryerson.ca, in early August. Select your remaining Elective courses, and enrol in or adjust your required course enrolments (if required), during your Enrolment Appointment or the Open Enrolment Period.

Early August: Schedules will be available on RAMSS, date to be announced.

Mid-August: First-Year Full-time Undergraduate Program Enrolment Appointments and Part-time, Undergraduate Program Enrolment Appointments to take place.  1st year: August 9, 2016; 2nd year: August 17, 2016; 3rd year: August 15, 2016; 4th year: August 11, 2016.

August 22 - September 16, 2016: Open Enrolment Period - Enrolment is open to all students.

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

More Information:
Undergraduate Calendar: ryerson.ca/calendar
RAMSS Support: http://www.ryerson.ca/RAMSSsupport/ugrad_grad/
Email: sservice@ryerson.ca

 PAY YOUR TUITION AND FEES

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.

Important Dates

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
Email: eenroll@ryerson.ca

 APPLY TO WORK ON CAMPUS

More than 1000 students find paid positions on campus each year! Many of these students are employed through the Career Boost program which offers financial support and valuable work experience in academic, administrative and student service departments. To be eligible for the Career Boost 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 Career Boost program eligibility and how to apply.

More Information:
Career Development and Employment Centre
Website: ryerson.ca/currentstudents/financialaid/jobsoncampus
Email: ccwsp@ryerson.ca
When: Applications available August 2016

 LEARN ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND DENTAL PLAN

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students are automatically covered for extended health and dental insurance coverage under the RSU Members' Health & Dental Plan. Your annual fee is included on your tuition fee statement. If you are covered by another plan, you may apply to opt-out and receive a refund.

Part-time undergraduate students are automatically covered for extended health and dental under the CESAR Health and Dental Plan. Your annual fee is included on your tuition fee statement. If you are covered by another plan, you may apply to opt-out and receive a refund.

International students registered in a full-time undergraduate program are required to be enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), which provides medical coverage comparable to OHIP for Ontario residents.

More Information:
Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU)
Website: rsuonline.ca/Services/Health-Dental-Plan
Email: health@rsuonline.ca
When: Opt-out between August 1 and October 2

Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR)
Website: https://mycesar.ca/procedures-and-policy/
Email: healthplan@mycesar.ca
When: Opt-out between September 1 and October 2

International Student Support
Website: http://www.ryerson.ca/internationalsupport/services/health/uhipinfo.html
Email: uhip@ryerson.ca

 ATTEND ORIENTATION

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 academic orientation sessions you’ll need to attend.

This year, Orientation will be held from Monday, August 29 to Friday, September 2, 2016. Schedule updates will be posted to RU Student Life on an ongoing basis.

The Ryerson Students' Union's Week of Welcome continues the festivities through the first week of classes - Tuesday, September 6 to Friday, September 9, 2016.

More Information:
RU Student Life
Website: studentlife.ryerson.ca/orientation
Facebook: facebook.com/rustudentlife
Twitter: @RUStudentLife
When: August 29 to September 9, 2016

If you have been admitted to the first semester of a full-time undergraduate program and your Offer of Admission was confirmed before July 25th, you will automatically be enrolled into first semester Required courses. You are, however, required to enrol in Elective courses.

You can view the courses into which you have been automatically enrolled online via RAMSS (my.ryerson.ca) in early August. Schedule changes including enrolling in your Elective courses or making changes to your Required courses (adds, drops and swaps) can be completed during your Enrolment Appointment or the Open Enrolment Period.

If you have been admitted to the first semester of a full-time undergraduate program and your Offer of Admission was confirmed on July 25th or later, you will not be automatically enrolled into any Required or Elective courses and must enrol in all courses for the first semester during your Enrolment Appointment or the Open Enrolment Period.

If you have been admitted to a part-time undergraduate program or to an upper level of a program (e.g. Direct Entry/Advanced Standing), you will not be automatically enrolled into any Required or Elective courses and must enrol in applicable courses during your Enrolment Appointment or the Open Enrolment Period (as specified by your Program Department/School).

Enrolment Dates

Early August: Schedules will be available on RAMSS

August 9 - September 16: Undergraduate Course Enrolment Period for Fall Term

Your enrolment start date will depend on whether you were admitted into a full or part-time program. It can also depend on whether you were admitted into first semester or a higher level (e.g. semester level 3) on your Offer of Admission.

Start dates for full-time undergraduate program course enrolment:
  • 1st year - Tuesday August 9
  • 2nd year - Wednesday August 17
  • 3rd year - Monday August 15
  • 4th year - Thursday August 11
Start dates for part-time undergraduate program course enrolment:
  • Business Management - Monday August 22
  • IT Management - Monday August 22
  • All other part-time programs - Monday August 15
     


Your enrolment start date will be displayed in RAMSS by the second week of August. Enrolment will be available from your enrolment start date through until the end of the Open Enrolment Period (September 16).

  1. Activate your Online Identity so that you can access RAMSS via my.ryerson.ca.
  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. Run an Advisement Report. The report will assist you by identifying courses and requirements in your program's curriculum that you need to take. See the step by step instructions on how to run your Advisement Report.
  5. Identify courses in which you want to enrol. You can review your program's curriculum in the 2016-2017 Ryerson Undergraduate Calendar, visit your program website, or connect with your program department if you have questions about selecting your courses.
  6. Select the 'Enrol' link in the Student Centre and Search for a class using the My Classes Offered functionality. This function will display, by term, only the courses that are offered in your program. See the step by step details on how to enrol in courses offered by your program.

For more information on how to enrol in courses via RAMSS, see RAMSS Support.


 

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 Friday September 9, 2016 and the fees for your Winter courses are due by Friday January 13, 2016. 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.

 

  • June 8, 2016: Tuition deposit due.
  • September 11, 2016: Tuition and fees for the Fall Term due.
  • September 16, 2016: Final date to drop an undergraduate Fall Term course and be eligible for 100% refund (if applicable).
  • October 7, 2016: Final date to drop an undergraduate Fall Term course and be eligible for 50% refund (if applicable).
  • November 18, 2016: No fees refunded for dropped Fall Term courses.
  • January 13, 2017: 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 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 www.ryerson.ca/calendar 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 2016-2017 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


When can I access my Ryerson email and Google Apps?
Starting August 1, new students' Ryerson online identity will reflect their current student status. At this time, students will be able to access their Ryerson email, Google Apps, Blackboard and current student features on RAMSS.

If you activated your online identity prior to August 1, you will be required to select a Ryerson username and email address the first time you log into my.ryerson.ca after August 1. Once you have established a Ryerson username, you will login using your username instead of your Ryerson Student ID Number.

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?
Your tuition deposit, due by June 8, 2016, will apply to your tuition and fees account. The remaining Fall Term tuition and fees are due September 9, 2016 and your Winter Term tuition and fees are due by January 13, 2017. You can pay the full year fees in September if you like. 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?
Undergraduate tuition fees are billed on a per term basis. There is no deferral fee charged to students who chose to pay their Winter fees in January. The fees for your Fall courses are due by September 9, 2016 and the fees for your Winter courses are due by January 13, 2017. You can pay the full year fees in September if you like. 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 (my.ryerson.ca) that enables you to make changes to your schedule for the term (adds, drops and swaps) prior to the Open Enrolment period.

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 (and review) your Winter course intentions during the Course Intention periods and enrol into Winter courses during the Enrolment Appointment Periods. Please see Course Intentions for complete information on the Course Intention Process.

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 (my.ryerson.ca). Use View Your Enrolment Appointment to confirm your appointment schedule for enrolment activities.

My Fall Term schedule has been preselected for me, why do I need to have an enrolment appointment?
Full-time program, first-year students who confirm an Offer of Admission by July 25th will be automatically enrolled in their required Fall Term courses. During their enrolment appointment, they may be required to enrol in Liberal Studies courses as per program curriculum outlined in the current Undergraduate Calendar, and may need to adjust their required course enrolments if Transfer Credits were received.

See the Enrolment and Fees tab for more information on course enrolment and dates. See Transfer Credits Next Steps for details on how granted Transfer Credits impact your course schedule.

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?
Classes that are full and have the wait list option will be indicated with a yellow triangle symbol. Please see Wait Lists for complete information on how to use the Wait List functionality.

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 (my.ryerson.ca). 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 correct 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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