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 Course Outlines (syllabus)

Course outlines are reviewed by faculty evaluators to establish Transfer Credit equivalencies.  Insufficient or incomplete course outlines impact your application and can delay your results.

Course Outlines - General requirements

Application Method

  1. Self Service Application via RAMSS: Detailed course outlines may be required - after your application is processed, you will receive an email notification with a link to upload course outlines.
  2. Manual Application Upload: a detailed course outline is always required at the time of application

A detailed course outline or a syllabus is normally provided on the first day of class and it must be issued by your previous institution - altered course outlines will not be accepted. The course outline must include:

  • course title and course code (must match your transcript)
  • course description
  • course objectives/learning outcomes
  • weekly list of topics
  • textbook(s) used
  • information about assignments/essays (especially for Liberal Studies credits)
  • information about lab (if applicable)
  • an evaluation scheme

 

The following are not accepted:

  • A link to a course outline available on the Internet
  • Academic calendar descriptions.
Liberal Studies and non-English Course Outlines
  • Liberal Studies Course Outlines:  For Liberal Studies courses the outline must include detailed information on assignments and essays, including word count and percentage of course grade.  Refer to Liberal Studies eligibility.
  • Language Course Outlines: If you are applying for a language course credit in one of the language courses offered at Ryerson (French, Spanish, Chinese or Arabic), the course outline does not have to be translated to English.
  • Medium of instruction is French: If the medium of instruction was French, an unofficial translation of the course outline with the original French outline will be accepted.
  • Medium of instruction is not English or French: a certified translation of the course outline is required in addition to the official outline in the original language. Acceptable translators include a notary public or a certified translating service. Ryerson does not offer suggestions or have established partnerships with public notaries.
Sample Course Outlines
International Course Outlines
  • Course outlines must be officially translated, if the medium of instruction is not English or French. 
  • If the original course outline is not in English or French, a certified translation of the course outline is required in addition to the official outline in the original language. 
  • Acceptable translators include a notary public or a certified translating service. Ryerson does not offer suggestions or have established partnerships with public notaries.
  • If course outline information is published in a booklet, you must scan and attach the information in a PDF format to the appropriate Transfer Credit Application.  Remember to combine all the information in to one PDF document as you may only upload one PDF file per application.
  • Keep a copy of all the documents/outlines you are submitting. The Transfer Credit Unit does not provide copies of any documents including course outlines and transcripts.
  • International students at Ryerson can visit International Student Support for assistance.
I don’t have my Course Outlines. What can I do?
  • Search your school’s website for detailed course outlines.
  • Speak with friends who also took the course.
  • Contact your former teaching department.
  • Approach your previous professors.
  • Course outlines from previous terms are acceptable providing the course title or course number match your transcript.
  • If you have exhausted these options and are unable to obtain a course outline where the course title or course number on the outline differs from your transcript, a written note from your professor on their institution’s letterhead must be submitted confirming the course content is identical. If the content has changed, a summary of the differences must be provided by the professor.
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Mailing Address:

Ryerson University
Transfer Credit Unit, POD-363
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:

Phone: 416-598-5959
Fax: 416-979-5207
email: tcredits@ryerson.ca

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