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Short-Term Withdrawals

Ryerson undergraduate students may wish to temporarily withdraw from their program of studies for either the current academic term or for future academic terms 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 a Short-Term Withdrawal (prior to the appropriate deadline date for the academic term).

The final deadline date to submit a Short-Term Withdrawal Request is the last day to drop and/or withdraw from a program (no refund). These deadline dates can be found in the Significant Dates section of the current Undergraduate Calendar.

Submitting a Short-Term Withdrawal Request

If you are an undergraduate student who wishes to temporarily withdraw from your program for the current academic term or for future academic terms, 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 Short-Term Withdrawal Request will be accepted.

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

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

    My Academics link within RAMSS.
  4. Select Short Term Withdrawal from the options within My Academics.

    My Academics section of RAMSS with list of links, including Short Term Withdrawal.
  5. Complete your Short-Term Withdrawal Request:

    1. Review your Program and Plan to ensure that it is correct
    2. Select the terms you are requesting for your Short-Term Withdrawal
    3. Indicate your Reason for Withdrawal
    4. Read, review the statements and check the boxes to confirm you understand the conditions of your Short Term Withdrawal
    Short Term Withdrawal Form includes sections to specify Academic Program, Plan/Major, semester for withdrawal, reason for withdrawal, acknowledgements and submit button.
  6. Submit your Short-Term Withdrawal Request for processing by selecting Submit button.

You will be notified through your Ryerson email once your withdrawal request has been processed. Requests may require up to two business days for processing.

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.

 Additional Help

If you have any questions or would like to cancel a submitted request, please email sservice@ryerson.ca