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Please visit our Undergraduate Applicant COVID-19 FAQ page for the latest information on current and next steps in light of all closures affecting admissions.

Conditional Offers of Admission

As an admitted student, we understand that you may have concerns about your Offer of Admission and how you will meet any conditions stated in your Offer letter. We want to let you know that Ryerson University is closely monitoring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational institutions, organizations, students and applicants from around the world. 

We hope you are still excited at the prospect of starting university in September, and over the coming weeks and months, we will continue to be available to answer your questions. 

Please continue to monitor your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal as well as our website for important information and updates. We will continue to reach out with specific information - we want to help you prepare for a great start with us in September.

Will Ryerson be flexible if my school remains closed or final exams are cancelled?

Yes. We will accept adjusted assessment methods in order to meet our conditions. We are in close contact with schools and exam boards that have been working diligently to adjust their curriculums and determine new evaluation and assessment methods. If your school or exam provider cancels final exams and adjusts normal grading practices, we will use these newly reported results in order to meet our conditions.

How can I prepare for September?

As you prepare for your transition, it is important that you review the prerequisite material for your program (e.g. Grade 12 prerequisite subjects). We will be offering opportunities throughout the summer including one-on-one appointments, workshops, courses, and online materials to help ease your transition. More information on these programs will be available shortly. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Ryerson in September!

We will continue to update our website and encourage you to visit this page for further updates.

  

Current High School Students

Canada

  • The Ministry of Education has confirmed that all students will receive final grades and a report card appropriate to their grade level. Teachers will assess a student’s progress and assign a final grade.
  • Though Grade 12 diploma exams are cancelled, high school students on track to receive 100 or more credits will still be eligible to graduate.
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, and provided there are no changes to the above, you must achieve all requirements stipulated in your Offer of Admission, by the deadline date stated in your Offer letter. 
  • If it is determined that final grades will be unavailable, current grades will be accepted as final grades.
  • We expect to receive your final, official transcript by the date specified in your Offer letter. If the Alberta Ministry of Education is unable to submit your transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial final transcript will be accepted.

 

Last updated April 3, 2020

  • On March 17, 2020, under the direction of the provincial health officer, all schools were ordered to immediately suspend in-class instruction until further notice. 
  • As reported by the B.C. Ministry of Education, every student in Grade 12 will receive a final mark for the 2019-20 school year, and all students who are on track and eligible to graduate from Grade 12 this school year will graduate. 
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, and provided there are no changes to the above, you must achieve all requirements stipulated in your Offer of Admission by the deadline date stated in your Offer letter. 
  • If it is determined that final grades will be unavailable, current grades will be accepted as final grades.
  • We expect your final transcript to be submitted by the B.C. Ministry of Education directly to the OUAC. If the Ministry is unable to submit your final transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school-issued transcripts or unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

 

Updated March 27, 2020

  • The Ministry has indicated that no student will be held back and students on track to graduate, will graduate.
  • Grade 12 provincial assessments have been cancelled, however assessment of learning will continue. All students will receive a final grade and report card. 
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, and provided there are no changes to the above, you must achieve all requirements stipulated in your Offer of Admission by the deadline date stated in your Offer letter. 
  • If it is determined that final grades will be unavailable, current grades will be accepted as final grades.
  • Your final transcript, submitted directly by your school to Ryerson, must be received by the date specified in your Offer letter. If your school is unable to submit your final transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial transcript will be accepted.

 

Last updated April 3, 2020

  • The Department of Education has announced that Grade 12 students on track to graduate as of January 2020 will graduate in June 2020.
  • Home learning resources will be provided for students to continue learning. 
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, and provided there are no changes to the above, you must achieve all requirements stipulated in your Offer of Admission by the deadline date stated in your Offer letter. 
  • If it is determined that final grades will be unavailable, Ryerson will accept current grades as final grades.
  • Your final transcript, submitted directly by your school to Ryerson, must be received by the date specified in your Offer letter. If your school is unable to submit your final transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial transcript will be accepted.

 

Last updated April 6, 2020

  • The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has announced there will be no public exams this year. The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) has also announced that there will be no intermediate or high school exams in any course this year. 
  • Level 3 students on track to graduate will be eligible to graduate.
  • All high school teachers are reviewing students' performance up to and including March 13, 2020 and, using their professional judgement, will arrive at a current grade for each student enrolled in their courses. 
  • Report cards will be provided to families April 22, 2020.
  • If schools are able to reopen for in-class instruction prior to the end of the academic year, any curricular outcomes assessed at that time may be utilized to improve a student’s mark. 
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, and provided there are no changes to the above, you must achieve all requirements stipulated in your Offer of Admission by the deadline date stated in your Offer letter. 
  • Ryerson will accept final grades based on in-progress results at the time of school closures, if necessary.
  • Your final transcript, submitted directly by your school to Ryerson, must be received by the date specified in your Offer letter. If your school is unable to submit your final transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial transcript will be accepted.

 

Last updated April 3, 2020

  • The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has announced that all tests and exams are cancelled. This includes provincial assessments, Nova Scotia Exams, and final exams in all courses. Families will receive March and April report cards and end of year report cards.
  • Students who were on track to graduate will graduate and Grade 12 students who need a preliminary paper-based transcript for bursaries, scholarships or university entrance will receive one by contacting their Regional Centre for Education or Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP).
  • Home learning resources will be provided for students to continue learning. 
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, and provided there are no changes to the above, you must achieve all requirements stipulated in your Offer of Admission by the deadline date stated in your Offer letter. 
  • If it is determined that final grades will be unavailable, Ryerson will accept current grades as final grades.
  • Your final transcript, submitted directly by your school to Ryerson, must be received by the date specified in your Offer letter. If your school is unable to submit your final transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial transcript will be accepted.

 

Last updated April 6, 2020

  • We have now received midterm grades for most applicants attending Ontario secondary schools.
  • We strongly encourage you to review your academic history under “Current High School Information and Grades” on your OUAC 101 application and ensure the information reported is complete and correct. If the information is not accurate, you should contact your guidance counsellor/school to ensure that all of your previously completed and current courses are added to your application for you. 
  • If you are completing courses at more than one school, the school that created your OUAC Account will be designated as your “home” school. Make sure your “home” school has an up-to-date record of all courses you have completed or are currently completing through any other school or study medium (such as private school, night school, online school, correspondence or summer school). The OUAC normally expects that your “home” school will send all academic data to them on your behalf. If your “home” school will not provide the OUAC with your grades for courses taken at other schools, you must instruct the other school(s) to contact the OUAC.
  • The Ministry of Education has confirmed that all students will receive final grades at the end of the school year and these grades will be reported to us via the OUAC. As learning continues at home, teachers will assess progress and assign final grades. It is expected that grades will not decrease.
  • The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) and community involvement, generally required to achieve an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), have been waived this year. Students otherwise on track and eligible to graduate, will graduate.
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, and provided there are no changes to the above, you must achieve all requirements stipulated in your Offer of Admission, by the deadline date stated in your Offer letter.
  • If it is determined that final grades will be unavailable, current grades will be accepted as final grades.
     

Last updated: May 8, 2020

  • The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning has announced that Grade 12 students on track to graduate and engaged in learning prior to the school closures, will have the opportunity to graduate and will not be affected by COVID-19.  
  • Home learning resources will be provided for students to continue learning and it is expected students will continue their studies.
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, and provided there are no changes to the above, you must achieve all requirements stipulated in your Offer of Admission by the deadline date stated in your Offer letter. 
  • If it is determined that final grades will be unavailable, Ryerson will accept current grades as final grades.
  • Your final transcript, submitted directly by your school to Ryerson, must be received by the date specified in your Offer letter. If your school is unable to submit your final transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial transcript will be accepted.

 

Last updated April 3, 2020

  • CEGEPs have transitioned to online learning after the Government of Québec adjusted the rules related to the maximum number of students who can study remotely. 
  • Rather than giving a final numerical mark, instructors may also grant "equivalence," indicating that the objectives of the course have been achieved. 
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, you must achieve all requirements stipulated in your Offer of Admission by the deadline date stated in your Offer letter. 
  • If final grades and/or academic standing are unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, current grades and standing will be accepted as final. Pass/fail grades will also be accepted if final grades are not available from your school.
  • Your results will be sent automatically via the OUAC if your Quebec CÉGEP code is included on your application. If not, your final transcript must be submitted by your CÉGEP directly to Ryerson by the date specified in your Offer letter.  If your school is unable to submit your final transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial transcript will be accepted.

 

Last updated April 6, 2020

  • You must achieve your secondary school diploma by the deadline date specified in your Offer of Admission. 
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, you must achieve the overall average and required grades in prerequisite subjects as outlined in your Offer of Admission, by the date indicated.
  • Your average will be calculated using final grades in academic courses at the Grade 12/pre-university level. If final grades are unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, current grades will be accepted as final grades. 
  • Your final transcript, submitted directly by your school to Ryerson, must be received by the deadline specified in your Offer letter. If your school is unable to submit your final, official transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial final transcript will be accepted.

 

Last updated April 6, 2020

  • As indicated by the Ministry of Education, Grade 12 students will receive a final grade based on their current grade (as of March 13).
  • Students will be afforded the opportunity to improve their mark - if they choose - through distance and alternative learning methods provided by their school division.
  • Every student who is eligible to graduate from Grade 12 this year will graduate. 
  • As an admitted student to Ryerson, and provided there are no changes to the above, you must achieve all requirements stipulated in your Offer of Admission by the deadline date stated in your Offer letter. 
  • Ryerson will accept final grades based on in-progress results at the time of school closures. 
  • Your final, official transcript, submitted by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, must be received by the date specified in your Offer letter. If the Ministry of Education is unable to submit your final transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school-issued transcripts or unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

 

Updated April 3, 2020

International

  • You must obtain your high school diploma and achieve the final average and specific grades in prerequisite subjects, as indicated in your Offer of Admission, by the deadline date specified in your Offer letter.
  • Your average will be calculated using final grades in academic courses at the Grade 12/Senior level. If final grades are unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, current grades will be accepted as final grades. Pass/fail grades will also be accepted if final grades are not available from your school.
  • Your final transcript, submitted directly by your school to Ryerson, must be received by the deadline specified in your Offer letter. If your school is unable to submit your final, official transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial final transcript will be accepted.
  • The CollegeBoard has optional, free, online AP classes and review available. These can be used alongside work given by schools but is not dependent on it. Secure online exams will be available. 
  • Ryerson will continue to accept applications for transfer credit for AP courses with examination scores of 4 or higher. Engineering students are not eligible for transfer credits for core and professional engineering courses using AP examinations.

 

Last updated April 2, 2020

  • You must achieve the final grades and submit the certificate(s), as indicated in your Offer of Admission, by the deadline date specified in your Offer letter.
  • Examination boards, including Cambridge International and Pearson Edexcel have cancelled May/June exams in all countries. The boards have confirmed that grades and certificates will be provided for students and the qualifications will carry the same value as from any other previous or future exam series (including A Levels, BTEC, Cambridge Pre-U, etc.)
  • The cancellation of the May/June examinations will not preclude you from satisfying your offer conditions. 
  • Decisions on grades will be made by the boards using their own evidence combined with evidence from schools, including examples of work done in preparation for the May/June exams, mock exams, coursework (complete or incomplete), assignments, etc.
  • The examination boards aim to make results available at their regularly scheduled dates through standard means and final results based on adjusted assessment methods will be accepted by Ryerson.
  • If your exam board(s) is(are) unable to provide your official certificate(s) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unofficial certificate(s) or Statement of Results will be accepted.
  • Ryerson will continue to accept applications for transfer credit for GCE A Levels with grades of C or better and Pre-U Certificate (Principal Subjects) with grades of M3 or higher. No transfer credit will be given for AS Levels. Engineering students are not eligible for transfer credits for core and professional engineering courses using GCE A Levels or Pre-U Certificate (Principal Subjects).

 

Last updated April 2, 2020

  • You must achieve your High School Diploma graduation requirements and the final average as indicated in your Offer of Admission, by the deadline date specified in your Offer letter. Your average will be calculated using final grades in all academic subjects at the Grade 12/Senior III level.
  • The minimum grades in prerequisite subjects, as indicated in your Offer letter, must also be achieved.
  • If final grades are unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, current grades will be accepted as final grades.
  • Your final transcript, submitted directly by your school to Ryerson University, must be received by the deadline stated in your Offer letter. If your school is unable to submit your final, official transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial transcript will be accepted.
  • You must apply to the China Credentials Verification, external link, opens in new window (CCV - CHESICC) to have your Huikao results verified and have a report sent to us by the condition submission deadline date indicated in your Offer letter.

 

Last updated April 2, 2020

  • You must satisfy the conditions of your Offer of Admission, including completion of the Baccalaureat du Second Degré program, by the deadline date specified in your Offer letter.
  • The required overall average and results in prerequisite subjects, as stipulated in your Offer of Admission, must be achieved by the noted deadline. 
  • Should final examinations be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will not preclude you from satisfying the conditions of your Offer of Admission. Final results based on adjusted assessment methods will be accepted by Ryerson.
  • Your final transcript, submitted directly by your school to Ryerson, must be received by the deadline specified in your Offer letter. If your school is unable to submit your final, official transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial transcript will be accepted.
  • Ryerson will continue to accept applications for transfer credit for baccalauréat subjects completed with a final co-efficient of 10 or higher. Engineering students are not eligible for transfer credits for core and professional engineering courses using baccalauréat subjects.

 

Last updated April 2, 2020

  • You must achieve the final average and required grades in prerequisite subjects as indicated in your Offer of Admission, by the deadline date specified in your Offer letter. 
  • We understand that examination boards have cancelled numerous Class 12 final examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will not preclude you from satisfying the conditions in your Offer. Final results issued by your school or board based on adjusted assessment methods will be accepted by Ryerson.
  • We prefer that you provide us with your Roll Number, School number, Centre Number and Admit Card ID (if applicable) so that we may obtain your results directly from the exam board. Please send this information by email to: condition@ryerson.ca.
  • Alternatively, Ryerson will accept a copy of your results sent directly from your school and certified by a school official.

 

Last updated April 2, 2020

  • You must obtain your International Baccalaureate Diploma with the overall average and grades in prerequisite subjects, as indicated in your Offer of Admission, by the deadline date specified in your Offer letter.
  • The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) has announced that all eligible students will be awarded a Diploma and will be given a grade for each subject (1 - 7 score).
  • Results will be calculated using internal predicted grades (school to IB), marked internal and marked external assessments (coursework) in conjunction with data modelling using historical data. These adjusted assessment methods will be accepted by Ryerson. 
  • The IBO aims to deliver results on July 5th through standard means.
  • The cancellation of the May 2020 IBDP examinations will not preclude you from satisfying your Offer conditions. You must meet the conditions of your Offer of Admission and submit your results by the date specified in your Offer letter. 
  • If the IBO is unable to submit your results electronically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a mailed transcript or an unofficial transcript will be accepted.
  • Ryerson will continue to accept applications for transfer credit for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher. Engineering students are not eligible for transfer credits for core and professional engineering courses using IB subjects.

 

Last updated April 2, 2020

  • You must achieve your secondary school graduation diploma (or equivalent from your system of education) by the deadline date specified in your Offer of Admission. 
  • You must achieve the overall average and required grades in prerequisite subjects as outlined in your Offer of Admission, by the date indicated.
  • Your average will be calculated using final grades in academic courses at the Grade 12/Senior level (or equivalent from your system of education). If final grades are unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, current grades will be accepted as final grades. Pass/fail grades will also be accepted if final grades are not available from your school.
  • Your final transcript, submitted directly by your school to Ryerson, must be received by the deadline specified in your Offer letter. If your school is unable to submit your final, official transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial final transcript will be accepted.

 

Last updated April 2, 2020

Current University/College Students

  • You must satisfy the conditions of your Offer of Admission by the deadline date specified in your Offer letter. 
  • Pass/fail grades and/or credit granted (ie. CRT) on a final transcript will be accepted to satisfy admission conditions. These courses will also be eligible for transfer credit assessment.

Document Submission

Your final transcript, submitted directly by your university/college to Ryerson, must be received by the deadline specified in your Offer letter. The following options are available for document submission: 

  • OUAC transcript service (if applicable)
  • Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC): All Canadian universities and colleges that are member institutions have agreed to send transcripts by secure email. Your school’s Records department will have our secure email address. We will not share this email with students. 
  • Surface mail/courier

If your school is unable to produce and/or submit your final, official transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic and you have admission conditions you must satisfy, contact us at condition@ryerson.ca to make alternate arrangements.
 

Last updated May 8, 2020

English Proficiency

We understand that there is a great deal of anxiety due to the closure of English language testing centres around the world and the worry that students will not be able to provide us with required test scores. We are hopeful that our admitted students will be able to provide test scores by the deadline dates stipulated in their Offer letters. 

We would like to make you aware of two additional options temporarily being accepted at Ryerson and available for admitted students who are required to provide us with proof of English language proficiency:

Last updated May 8, 2020

Additional Information for International Students

We understand that you are concerned about immigration processes. At this time we encourage you to continue with your Study Permit/visa application. We will continue to monitor the situation and will work with admitted students regarding visa issues as necessary. Visit IRCC, external link, opens in new window for further information.
 

Last updated: May 8, 2020

 

All documents, including those deemed official or unofficial, are routinely verified. Evidence of falsified documents during or after the admission selection process will result in the cancellation of an Offer of Admission and any/all program/course enrolments. Information on falsified documents is shared with member and affiliated institutions of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).

Academic transcripts and all other supporting documentation submitted to Ryerson cannot be returned to the applicant.