Reserve your spot for fall 2020 with three essential steps
It is important that you carefully read all pages of the Offer of Admission posted in your applicant portal and save a copy for your records. Below you will find instructions on how to accept your Offer and reserve your place in your program.
After completing the three essential steps below, visit our New Students page to learn how to prepare for September.
Ryerson reserves the right to withdraw Offers of Admission made to students who fail to: respond by the confirmation date specified in their Offer, make a deposit by the tuition fee deadline, and/or meet the conditions outlined in their Offer of Admission.
Step 1: Confirm your Offer of Admission
You must confirm your Offer of Admission by the Confirmation Deadline Date stated on your Offer in order to maintain your Offer of Admission. If you do not confirm your Offer of Admission by the Confirmation Deadline Date, your Offer of Admission will expire.
Confirming your Offer of Admission holds your place in the program and confirms that you agree to meet your Offer’s conditions (Step 3).
It is important to read all terms and conditions and any other communications issued by Ryerson in your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. All communications are time sensitive.
Confirming an Offer of Admission from one university/program will not cancel pending applications to other programs and/or universities. If you confirm your Offer, and later receive an Offer of Admission to another program/university, you can cancel your confirmed Offer and accept the subsequent offer. You may hold only one accepted Offer of Admission at a time.
How to Confirm your Offer
If you applied to Ryerson through the OUAC 101 or OUAC 105 forms, you must confirm your Offer of Admission via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).
To confirm, go to the OUAC website, external link, opens in new window (ouac.on.ca) and log into your application using your OUAC Reference Number and PIN/Password. Click the ‘Choices/Offers’ option on the top menu bar to view your Offer and response options, and follow the steps to ‘Accept’, ‘Submit’ and ‘Confirm’ your response. View the Video Tutorial for Online Responses, external link, opens in new window for detailed confirmation instructions.
You will receive a confirmation number and a summary of changes you made during your session if you successfully confirmed your Offer. Take note of this number and keep it in a safe place.
After submitting a response you will be locked out of your OUAC account for one business day. It is recommended that you log in to your account after one business day to to ensure that your responses/changes have been made to your application. Your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal will also be updated with an Accepted status within two business days if the confirmation of your Offer was successful.
If you applied to Ryerson using the Ryerson Application Form (i.e. for current/former Ryerson students or applicants to part-time programs only), you must confirm your Offer of Admission via RAMSS.
To confirm, log into my.ryerson.ca and select the RAMSS tab. Your Offer of Admission will show in the Admissions section. Click on the Accept/Decline link for the Offer you want to accept, and Accept Admission and Confirm Acceptance. See RAMSS Support - How to Accept an Offer of Admission for detailed instructions.
Step 2: Pay Your Tuition Deposit
- Tuition Deposit Payment Start Date: May 15, 2020
- Tuition Deposit Payment Deadline: June 4, 2020 (or date stipulated in Offer of Admission if different)
Tuition Deposit Amounts For All Ryerson Programs
Please note: these amounts do not include the Ryerson ESL Foundation Program and the International University Foundation Program. For payment information and dates related to those programs, please see the sections below.
- Full-Time Program Tuition Deposit Amount: Now $200*
*We understand the challenge families and students may be having in the current COVID-19 climate, and while we will still require a tuition deposit, we are lowering it to $200 (from $600) for full-time undergraduate programs. Students who require additional assistance and are committed to attending Ryerson may contact email@example.com.
- Part-Time Program Tuition Deposit Amount: $200
Ryerson ESL Foundation Program Payment Information and Due Dates
2020/2021 Tuition Amount: $23,650 - $39,900 CDN
- ESL Foundation Program I: $23,650
- ESL Foundation Program II: $32,900
- ESL Foundation Program III: $39,900
Please note the following changes:
- Tuition Payment #1 for all programs ($12,500) due: June 30, 2020 (or later if so stipulated in Offer of Admission)
- Tuition Payment #2 (remainder of tuition, if applicable) due: August 24, 2020
International University Foundation Program Payment Dates
2020/2021 Total Tuition: $33,000
Please note the following changes:
- Tuition Payment #1 for all programs ($12,500 CDN) due: June 30, 2020 (or later if so stipulated in Offer of Admission)
- Tuition Payment #2 (remainder of tuition) due: August 24, 2020
How to Pay Your Deposit
- Deposits must be made using online or telephone banking, or through your local bank branch:
- Add Ryerson University - Tuition and Res Fees (or Ryerson University) as a payee
- Your nine-digit Ryerson Number (found on your Offer of Admission) is your account number
- Note for students applying to live in Residence: Please note that a $50 application fee payment must be made in addition to your Tuition Deposit.
- Visit Fees for detailed payment instructions and FAQs.
From Outside of Canada, payment methods include:
- From a Canadian bank account using online or telephone banking
- Western Union Business Solutions
Please note: Credit cards and post-dated cheques are not accepted.
Consequences for Late or Incorrect Tuition Deposits
Ryerson strictly enforces payment deadlines. To maintain your admitted status your tuition deposit must be paid correctly and on time. Non-payment informs Ryerson that you no longer wish to pursue studies at Ryerson, and your place in your program will be cancelled.
The acceptance of late payments is solely at the discretion of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment and subject to confirmation of available space. Payments received and processed after the deadline will be reviewed on this basis.
Confirming Your Deposit was Received
You can confirm your deposit was received by Ryerson on RAMSS, which is accessed via my.ryerson.ca. In order to access this account, you must first create your Ryerson Online Identity. See New Students for more information.
A negative balance in the Student Fees section of your Student Center on RAMSS indicates a credit on your account, confirming your deposit was received.
A Deposit Statement, which can be used as a receipt and proof of payment, is available via the Deposit Statement (.PDF) link in the Student Fees section of your Student Center on RAMSS.
Deposit Refund Schedule
For information on refund amounts, please see the Tuition Deposit Refund Schedule.
Paying Remaining Tuition Balance and Fees
Your remaining tuition balance and fees for the fall 2020 and winter 2021 terms will appear on your Ryerson account (RAMSS) in August. Your fall 2020 fees are due by the end of the first week of classes in September. You may pay your winter 2021 fees with your fall 2020 fees before this date, or you can wait until the end of the first week of winter classes to pay your winter fees. See the Financial section on the New Students page for details.
Step 3: Meet your Admission Conditions
It is your responsibility to meet the academic admission requirements stated on your Offer of Admission by June 30th, unless otherwise stated in your Offer of Admission. Conditions may include completing your high school or college diploma, achieving a required overall average, passing prerequisite courses with the required grades and/or submitting final official academic transcripts.
To meet the conditions of your Offer you must:
A. Confirm you Meet your Conditions
It is your responsibility to review your final grades and confirm you meet the conditions of your Offer. You will know whether or not you meet your conditions before Ryerson, as we do not review conditional Offers until late July or early August after final grades and standings are received. By this time it is too late to upgrade or make alternative plans for September.
Admission averages are based on two decimal places and are not rounded
- Admission averages for secondary school applicants are based on the best six Grade 12 U or M courses, or equivalent. See Admission Requirements for equivalent requirements.
Contact Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment as soon as you know you do not meet the conditions of your Offer. You will be connected with an Admission Officer who will look into your file. Note: Ryerson does not verbally extend or remove any conditions of admission. Additionally, you can refer to Non-Approved Students for suggestions for denied or cancelled applicants.
B. Submit your Final and Official Results
You are responsible for ensuring Undergraduate Admission receives your final and official results by the deadline stated in your Offer of Admission. The method of submission depends on your application method:
OUAC 101 (Current Ontario Secondary School)
Final grades and confirmation of completing your Ontario Secondary School Diploma will be sent to Ryerson by your guidance counsellor, via the OUAC. It is your responsibility to inform your guidance office about enrolment in ALL of your courses, including summer, night and/or online.
OUAC 105 / Ryerson Application
You are responsible for submitting your official academic transcripts, confirming final grades and graduation status, to Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment. You should confirm in your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal that your final transcripts have been received, and follow up if they have not.
- The OUAC forwards final official college and university results ONLY if requested on the OUAC application.
- Final Ontario college and university results requested to be sent via the OUAC may take up to six weeks from the end of the term to be received.
- Final OUAC results include final Winter Term grades, and DO NOT include Spring/Summer Term results. Applicants enrolling in Spring/Summer courses, must arrange for the submission of final transcripts at the end of the term.
- Institutions will send final official transcripts to Ryerson only upon YOUR request.
- Ryerson University transcripts are not required as Undergraduate Admissions has access to your Ryerson results, including the Chang School.
- Visit Document Submission and Official Transcript Submission Instructions for more information on transcript submission.
Deferred Offers of Admission
An Offer of Admission is valid only for the term/year specified in the Offer. Generally, students who receive an Offer of Admission and wish to commence their studies in a subsequent year must reapply for admission for that year. Only in the case of a serious, extenuating circumstance will a request for a deferral be assessed. Such a request must be submitted using the Request for Deferral of Admission form. Supporting documentation may be attached to the form.
Admitted International students are to print their Letter of Acceptance for International Students (LAIS) from the “My Communications” page, accessible through the "My Communications" section of their Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. This letter will not be sent by courier. This printed document is required for the study permit application process, which can take several weeks to complete and should be started as soon as the offer has been received. Contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada, external link for complete details.
Visit the International Student Support website for additional information on preparing to study in Canada.
For study permit applicants, please note that you will be required to include Ryerson's Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number on your application. Our DLI number is O19395677651.
Resources for Approved Students
- New Students: From getting your Ryerson e-mail, to enrolling in classes and Orientation activities, visit New Students for the steps you need to take in order to be ready for your first class.
- Why Ryerson , opens in new window: Visit the Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment blog for campus and student news, admission updates and other useful information for applicants and new students.
- Choose>Ryerson , opens in new window: Check your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal regularly for important communications and personalized updates.
- Transfer Credits: Apply for Transfer Credits (if applicable) as soon as you are eligible. If you attended one of 60 Canadian institutions, you can apply as soon as you receive an Offer of Admission.
- Faculty and Program Links: Visit the program information, program calendar and/or faculty websites to find out more about your program.
- Business Management Direct Entry: Business Management Direct Entry students can learn more about their curriculum, Reachback courses, Transfer Credits and orientation.
- Collaborative Nursing Approved Students: Collaborative Nursing students can learn about requirements for September, including Vulnerable Sector Police Check and CPR and First Aid certification.
- Engineering Approved Students: Connect with resources and services to help Engineering students succeed, including the Early Intervention Program and Communications Proficiency Resource Path.
- Entrance Scholarships: You may automatically qualify for a Guaranteed and Renewable Scholarship valued up to $16,000. Additionally there are several entrance scholarships you may be eligible to apply for.