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How to Apply to Graduate

Once you have enrolled in or applied for credit in your final courses for your program, you must apply for graduation. Do not wait for final grades of your final program courses. This application must be done well in advance of the Convocation ceremony and must be done within the specified deadline dates. Applications to graduate at the June ceremonies are usually accepted between November and February prior to the ceremony. For the October/November ceremonies, applications are usually made in June and July.

By applying for graduation, you are notifying the university that you expect to complete your program and are ready to graduate. You must apply to graduate even if you do not plan to attend the Convocation ceremony.

There is no application fee. However, if you apply during the Late Application period, you must pay a late application fee using a valid VISA, MasterCard or AMEX card.

If you do not have a valid credit card or do not have access to RAMSS, contact gradinfo@ryerson.ca for assistance.

For more information about applying for graduation and deadline dates, see the Curriculum Advising website.

Undergraduate and Graduate StudentsIf you want to be considered for graduation with a Minor:
You can select a minor only after you have completed the basic application to graduate. Once you have successfully submitted your application to graduate, use the Select Minor menu option on the RAMSS Academics page.

Undergraduate and Graduate StudentsIf your program offers concentrations and you wish to be considered for graduation with a Concentration:
You can add a concentration, if you have not already done so, by using the Change Concentration menu option on the RAMSS Academics page.

  1. Apply to graduate from the Academics section of your home page. Click the Academics tile on your student home page.

    Academics tile in RAMSS student home page menu

  2. Click the Apply for graduation menu option.

    Apply for Graduation link in Academics main menu page

  3. Click the Apply for Graduation link beside the program from which you intend to graduate.

    Submit an Application for Graduation page with Apply for Graduation link

    If you are active in multiple programs, be sure to scroll down to see all programs (If you are applying to graduate from multiple programs, you must apply separately to each one).

Undergraduate and Graduate StudentsAbout Your Name:

The name shown in red on the Apply for Graduation page (see below) is the name that will appear on your graduation document. If this name is incorrect, you must contact Student Records to make any corrections immediately after you have finished your application. You must submit a Personal Data Change form to Enrolment Services and Student Records within the applicable name change deadline dates (see Significant Dates in the Undergraduate calendar).

Undergraduate and Graduate StudentsFor students who have previously applied to graduate:

If you applied for graduation previously, you will see two links. Clicking on the ‘View my graduation status’ link will show you the status of your most recent application.  

Check the date and status carefully. If only your old application is displayed, you must apply again for the current graduation term.

  1. Select your expected graduation term from the drop-down menu:

    • Spring Convocation Ceremonies: Select the Winter Expected Graduation Term.
    • Fall Convocation Ceremonies: Select the Spring/Summer Expected Graduation Term.

    Select Graduation Term page with Select Term drop-down menu

  2. Click Continue.

    Select Graduation Term page with Continue button

  3. Verify that all data is correct. Click Submit Application to complete your application to graduate for the indicated Program and Expected Graduation Term.

    Verify Graduation Data page with Submit Application button

If you are applying during the late application period, you must submit the late application fee.

Verify that your graduation information is correct and then click Payment.

Verify Graduation Data page with Payment button

Upon successful payment, print and save a copy of the Confirmation Page. You will also receive an email communication confirming your application was received.

Please note: The Late Application to Graduate Fee must be paid in addition to the Convocation Fee if you attend your convocation ceremony.

Make a Payment page

Payment information entry page

  1. Review your application confirmation. Print and save for future reference. If you paid the late application fee, the payment result will appear on this page as well.

    Confirmation of application to graduate page

    Your application to graduate has now been submitted to the Curriculum Advising Office who will review it and determine if you are eligible to graduate.

    • If you are eligible to graduate, you will receive an invitation to attend convocation about two weeks prior to the ceremony.
    • If you are not eligible to graduate, you will be notified as soon as possible at your Ryerson email address of any unsatisfied requirements. If you do not satisfy all requirements before the “Final Date to Clear”, you must re-apply for a future graduation.
  2. Verify your graduation status, name and address by checking the View My Graduation Status menu option.

    View My Graduation Status page on Academics tab

  3. Review the information and rectify any errors immediately.

    Graduation Status page with student information

Undergraduate and Graduate StudentsNote:
Once you have applied for graduation, you have the option to select a minor. This is described in the How to Select a Minor job aid.

If you have problems applying to graduate, contact gradinfo@ryerson.ca.

If you are pursuing a concentration, and you haven't already added it, do so now. Follow the instructions in the How to Add, Change or Delete a Concentration job aid.