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Generic Transfer CreditWhen an incoming course is assessed for equivalency, normally a specific Ryerson course is established as equivalent Transfer Credit. In circumstances where a specific Transfer Credit cannot be established, sometimes a Generic Transfer Credit is established as equivalent Transfer Credit.  

Advanced Standing – recognizes the completion of similar courses or programs by granting admission into a level higher than first semester.  If you are eligible for Advanced Standing you will be informed on your Offer of Admission.  Also see Degree Completion and Direct Entry.

Advisement Report – An unofficial degree audit. Available on RAMSS to most undergraduate students.

Basis of Admission – as determined by Undergraduate Admissions is the confirmation of the academic requirements used to grant an Offer of Admission or Advanced Standing for a program.

Course Outline – or course syllabus, is a detailed course overview that includes a description of the course, objectives, topics, readings, assignments and an evaluation scheme.  Course outlines are used to determine an equivalency to a Ryerson course.

Degree Completion - recognizes the completion of an approved college diploma or university degree by granting admission into an upper year of a specific Ryerson program or a specialized degree completion curriculum.  Also see Advanced Standing and Direct Entry.

Direct Entry - recognizes the completion of approved college diploma by granting admission into an upper year of a program.  If you are eligible for Direct Entry you will be informed on your Offer of Admission.  Also see Advanced Standing and Degree Completion.

Offer of Admission – is an official letter issued by Admissions informing an applicant of their admission into a Ryerson program.  The Offer specifies program, admit term and semester level; as well as possible conditions, restrictions and deadlines pertaining to the Offer.

Transfer Credits – are equivalent to Ryerson courses and granted for post-secondary courses completed at accredited institutions prior to being admitted to Ryerson.

Undergraduate Calendar – is an official publication that includes official university policy, Ryerson program and curriculum information.


Mailing Address:

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


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


Phone: 416-598-5959
Fax: 416-979-5207