Applicants for direct entry/advanced standing admission to the part-time degree program must have the following qualifications:
A. O.S.S.D. with six Grade 12 U/M courses, including Grade 12 U courses in: English, Advanced Functions (MHF4U), one of Physics (SPH4U), or Chemistry (SCH4U), or Biology (SBI4U), and either Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U).
B. Ability to meet the Ryerson Mature Student guidelines.
In addition to A or B, applicants require one of the following:
- A university degree (obtained within the last 10 years) in mathematics, science or engineering with a minimum GPA of 2.0;
- An acceptable three-year Advanced Diploma (obtained within the last 10 years), from a public Ontario College, in computer science with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/B/70%;
- Eight or more Computer Science courses from the Computer Science program, with a minimum grade of 'C' in each course. These courses must have been completed in the last 10 years. Courses from the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education (CE) which are equivalent to courses in the full-time Computer Science program will also be accepted.
Important Notes about Advanced Standing Admission:
- There are two admission phases to the program: in both the fall and winter semesters.
- ENG4U/EAE4U is the preferred English.
- Grade 12 U Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) is the preferred mathematics course.
- Physics is the recommended Grade 12 U Science.
- The grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the range of 70 percent) will be determined subject to competition.
- Subject to competition, candidates may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.
- Students may wish to transfer from the part-time to the full-time Computer Science degree program. Only students who have completed all of the courses (or equivalent) in the first two years of the full-time program will be eligible for this program change. Transfer is subject to space availability and competition.
- Applicants for advanced standing will be assessed on an individual basis to determine transfer credits that they will be given.
- When advanced standing is granted, all or some of an applicant’s previous post-secondary studies may be used as a basis of admission. NOTE: Courses used as basis of admission are not recorded as individual transfer credits and may not be used to apply for transfer credit. The original grades obtained in the courses used for advanced standing are not recorded as graded courses on the Ryerson academic record. Original grades are not used in the calculation of a student’s Grade Point Average.
- Applicants admitted with advanced standing/transfer credits must complete, as a Ryerson student, studies that normally include at least one half of the program’s curriculum. No more than a total of 50 percent of the program’s requirements may consist of advanced standing/credits (transfer credits, challenge credits, credits granted on a Letter of Permission).
- Applicants applying for advanced standing/transfer credits must arrange to have one set of academic transcripts of their secondary and all post-secondary studies, including promotion/graduation status, submitted to Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants currently attending a post-secondary institution must submit, at the time of application, a transcript including a list of courses in progress, as well as final grades for all courses attempted to date.
- When applying for advanced standing admission, course descriptions and teaching outlines of all post-secondary studies are generally not required at the time of application for admission. (If this information is needed, a request will be forwarded to you by Undergraduate Admissions.) Course/teaching outlines may be required after admission has been granted when you are applying for transfer credit.