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Permanent Withdrawals

Ryerson undergraduate students may wish to voluntarily and permanently withdraw from their program studies due to financial, health, personal, academic or other reasons.

Students are academically and financially responsible for all course enrolments and charges until such time as the university has received notification of Permanent Program Withdrawal (prior to the appropriate deadline for the academic term).

The final deadline date to submit a Permanent Withdrawal Request is the last day to withdraw from a program (no refund). Please refer to the Significant Dates section of the current Undergraduate Calendar.

If a student wishes to re-enter the program at a later time, an application for re-admission must be submitted to Undergraduate Admissions. Re-admission is not guaranteed.

Submitting a Permanent Withdrawal Request

If you are an undergraduate student who finds it necessary to permanently withdraw from your program studies please complete the following steps.

  1. Confirm the Program Withdrawal deadline dates in the Significant Dates section of the current Undergraduate Calendar to ensure that your Permanent Withdrawal Request will be accepted.

  2. Log in to the, opens in new window portal and from the Student Homepage select the Student Center tile in RAMSS.

    Student Center tile in top left-hand corner of Student Homepage
  3. Select My Academics from the Academics section within your Student Center.

    My Academics link highlighted in the Academics section
  4. Select the Permanent Program Withdrawal from the options within My Academics.

    Permanent Program Withdrawal option highlighted in the My Academics menu
  5. Complete your Permanent Program Withdrawal Request:

    1. Review your Program and Plan to ensure that it is correct.
    2. Select the term you are requesting for your Permanent Program Withdrawal.
    3. Indicate your Reason for Withdrawal.
    4. Read, review and acknowledge the statements by selecting the boxes to confirm you understand the conditions of your Permanent Program Withdrawal.
    Permanent Withdrawal Form before submission
  6. Submit your Permanent Program Withdrawal.

Your Program Withdrawal will be routed to your program department for approval. Once approved, it will be processed within two business days.

You will be notified through your Ryerson email once your withdrawal request has been processed.

You may submit a Self-Service Refund Request for a refund of any applicable fees once your withdrawal request has been processed. Detailed instructions can be found at RAMSS Support: How to Request a Refund.