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Course Substitutions / Directives

A Course Substitution/Course Directive allows an undergraduate or Continuing Education certificate student to substitute one Ryerson course for another within their program curriculum.

Undergraduate Students

All degree level courses successfully completed at Ryerson during the undergraduate student's program of study and/or prior to their admission to an undergraduate program are eligible for substitution (subject to assessment for program relevancy).

Continuing Education Certificate Students

All certificate or degree level courses successfully completed at Ryerson during the student’s program studies and/or prior to their enrolment in a Certificate program are eligible for substitution (subject to assessment for program relevancy).

Definitions

A Course Substitution request determines whether a course that is not part of the normal curriculum of a program can be used to fulfill a specific course requirement in the program's normal curriculum. A course substitution does not replace prerequisite requirements needed to enrol in courses.

Course Directive request determines whether a course that is not part of the normal curriculum of a program can be used to fulfill a non-specific course in a prescribed group within the program's normal curriculum.

Application

Course Substitution/Course Directive application form for students in undergraduate degree and The Chang School Continuing Education Certificate programs are available on-line.

Please select the appropriate Course Exception form: