COVID-19 Updates for Undergraduate Applicants
In an effort to preserve the health and well-being of our community members, Ryerson University has closed in-person services. We are committed to doing our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Support for students and applicants with inquiries remains our top priority. Every effort will continue to be made to ensure that our business processes support our applicants during this unprecedented time.
If your school or testing centre closes, or has already shut its doors, you can feel confident that our admission procedures will remain flexible. Please know that contingency plans have been developed and all applications for admission will continue to be assessed.
As we learn more from boards and schools about course offerings, timelines and grade reporting for the 2020/2021 academic year, we will continue to be as flexible as possible in our admissions processes and reaffirm our commitment to fair and equitable admissions practices.
If your school closes, we will continue to work with schools, boards, counsellors, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), external link, opens in new window and all other partners to ensure that we receive the necessary information to support and process applications.
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.
As we learn more from school authorities about course offerings, timelines and grade reporting for the 2020/2021 academic year, we will continue to be as flexible as possible in our admissions processes and reaffirm our commitment to fair and equitable admissions practices.
If your school closes, we will continue to work with you and school officials to ensure that we receive the necessary information to support and process your application.
Please submit required documents as soon as they are available and watch for further communication from our office in your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal, opens in new window. Keep in mind that official academic transcripts are not required for us to make an admission decision. Please upload unofficial documents and submit your Ryerson Supplementary Form. We will request official transcripts if we are able to offer you admission.
If you have a transcript in your possession you can upload it via your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal, opens in new window. Alternatively, you can upload an unofficial transcript from your institution’s student portal (you must ensure it includes all current and previous courses, grades and academic standing, as well as your full name and the name of your university or college).
Transcripts from Ontario colleges and universities, and some out-of-province institutions, can also be requested electronically through the OUAC, external link, opens in new window.
Due to COVID-19 and the disruption of the academic year, pass/fail grades and/or credit granted (i.e. CRT/CRD) from winter 2020 courses will be considered in the admission selection process. These courses will also be eligible for transfer credit assessment.
You are not required to submit your academic transcript from Ryerson. Undergraduate Admissions will obtain grades for courses completed at Ryerson from Enrolment Services and Student Records.
Due to COVID-19 and the disruption of the academic year, pass/fail grades and/or credit granted (i.e. CRT/CRD) from winter/spring 2020 courses will be considered in the admission selection process. These courses will also be eligible for transfer credit assessment.
Your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal , opens in new windowremains operational and you are encouraged to upload your documents there. We recommend reviewing our document submission web page for further details and instructions.
If you applied to Ryerson on an Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 101 Application Form, your grades will be submitted by your guidance office to the OUAC.
At this time, our in-person document authentication services are not available at the ServiceHub. You should upload your documents using your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal, opens in new window. Please note that there may be a delay in reviewing documents that are sent via surface mail.
If you are required to provide proof of English language proficiency, we recommend that you write one of the acceptable tests as soon as they are available in your region. As additional, accessible options for our applicants, we will continue to accept the following tests from applicants:
- TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, external link, opens in new window offered temporarily by ETS, may be taken on your own computer at home (some restrictions apply). Visit our English language requirements web page for test score requirements.
- Duolingo English Test, external link, opens in new window is an affordable and accessible option for students to complete at home. The minimum test score requirement for undergraduate study is 115.
You must arrange for official results to be forwarded directly to Undergraduate Admissions at Ryerson electronically by the applicable agency/testing centre. Once Ryerson has received and processed your test results, your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal, opens in new window will be updated accordingly.
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 continues to closely monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational institutions, organizations, students and applicants from around the world.
We will accept adjusted assessment methods, due to COVID-19, 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. If it is determined that final grades will be unavailable, Ryerson will accept current grades as final grades. If your school is unable to submit your final transcript due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unofficial transcript will be accepted.
Remember, there are three steps to reserving your place in a program:
- Confirm your Offer on time
- Pay your Tuition Deposit on time
- Meet your Admission Conditions on time, as stipulated in your Offer (if applicable)
We hope you are excited at the prospect of starting university with us! Over the coming weeks and months, we will continue to be available to answer your questions. Please monitor your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal, opens in new window as well as our website for important information and updates. We will continue to reach out as needed with specific information - we want to help you prepare for a great start with us in September 2021!
The Transfer Credit office utilizes an electronic document management system to coordinate the review process. Some students may experience a delay in receiving transfer credit application decisions, however, we are able to continue to post transfer credit decisions to your transfer credit reports in RAMSS. If you need assistance, please continue to email us at email@example.com.
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