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FAQs

How do I apply to the architectural science program at Ryerson?

Visit Applying to Ryerson for steps on how to apply. However, please note that this is a grades-plus program, which means that there are also non-academic requirements, including a portfolio. Information about non-academic requirements can be found on the Architectural Science Undergraduate Admissions page.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for equal consideration for fall applications is February 1 of each year. Applications, amendments and supporting documents received after this date will be reviewed subject to space availability. We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible.

Can I apply for winter (January) admission?

Unfortunately, Ryerson does not offer winter admission to the architectural science program.

What are the Ontario Grade 12 admission requirements?

An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U/M courses is required, including competitive grades in the prerequisite subjects:

  • English (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Physics (SPH4U)
  • Mathematics – either Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U)

The OSSD with a minimum overall average of 70% in six Grade 12 U/M courses, or equivalent, establishes eligibility for admission. We encourage you to apply if you have an average of 80% or higher, and grades of at least 70% or higher in each required course.

The number of applications we receive greatly exceeds the number of spaces available in each program. To be competitive, you should aim for averages/grades above the minimum.

What are the admission requirements for mature students?

You may be considered for admission as a mature student applicant if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Are 21 years of age by December 31 of the year in which you will begin studies;
  • Have been away from formal education for at least two years;
  • Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or are sponsored by a Canadian government agency; and
  • Have completed all subject prerequisites1 with grades of 70% or higher in each, AND present a competitive overall average2.  

1 The subject prerequisites are: English (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred), Physics (SPH4U) and Mathematics, either Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U).

2 To determine the admission average, all subject prerequisite course grades are averaged. The average required for admission purposes varies and is determined on the basis of competition. More details can be found on the Mature Student Applicants page.

I have a low grade in one of the required prerequisite subjects. Can I repeat or upgrade a course?

Currently, Ryerson will calculate your overall average using your final marks in your best six Grade 12 U or M courses, which may include repeated/upgraded course marks.

I am missing one of the required prerequisite subjects. What can I do?

You have a few options:

  1. Night school*
  2. Adult learning centres*
  3. Independent Learning Centre, external link, opens in new window
  4. Academic bridging courses at Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

*Check with your local board of education for locations near you.

Each of these options is equally acceptable. We encourage you to research the differences between each option (location, schedule, financial cost, method of instruction, etc.), and select the upgrading option that best suits your needs.

Can college courses be used in lieu of the Grade 12 U/M subject prerequisites?

Generally, we do not accept college courses in lieu of the Grade 12 U/M subject prerequisites. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions via the ServiceHub for more information.

I'm currently enrolled or have completed a college diploma in architectural technology. How many credits will transfer?

A college diploma will not award advanced standing into the architectural science program at Ryerson. However, you may be eligible for a limited number of transfer credits. Please refer to Ryerson’s Transfer Credit Unit for more information.

How do I apply to an engineering program at Ryerson?

Visit Applying to Ryerson for steps on how to apply.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline for equal consideration for fall applications is February 1 of each year. Applications, amendments and supporting documents received after this date will be reviewed subject to space availability. We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible.

Can I apply for winter (January) admission to an engineering program?

Unfortunately, Ryerson does not offer winter admission to our engineering programs.

What are the Ontario Grade 12 admission requirements?

An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U/M courses is required, including competitive grades in the prerequisite subjects:

  • Grade 12 U English (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Physics (SPH4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)

The OSSD with a minimum overall average of 70% in six Grade 12 U/M courses, or equivalent, establishes eligibility for admission. We encourage you to apply if you have an average of 80% or higher, and grades of at least 70-75% in each required course.

The number of applications we receive greatly exceeds the number of spaces available in each program. To be competitive, you should aim for averages/grades above the minimum.

What are the admission requirements for mature students to engineering?

You may be considered for admission as a mature student applicant if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Are 21 years of age by December 31 of the year in which you will begin studies;
  • Have been away from formal education for at least two years;
  • Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or are sponsored by a Canadian government agency; and
  • Have completed all subject prerequisites1 with grades of 70% or higher in each, AND present a competitive overall average2.  

1The subject prerequisites are as follows: English (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Physics (SPH4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), and Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U).

2To determine the admission average, all subject prerequisite course grades are averaged. The average required for admission purposes varies by program and is determined on the basis of competition. More details can be found on the Mature Student Applicants page.

I have a low grade in one the of required prerequisite subjects. Can I repeat or upgrade a course?

Currently, Ryerson will calculate your overall average using the final marks in your best Grade 12 U/M courses, which may include repeated/upgraded course marks.

I am missing one of the required prerequisite subjects. What can I do?

You have a few options:

  1. Night school*
  2. Adult learning centres*
  3. Independent Learning Centre, external link, opens in new window
  4. Academic bridging courses, opens in new window at Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

*Check with your local board of education for locations near you.

Each of these options is equally acceptable. We encourage you to research the differences between each option (location, schedule, financial cost, method of instruction, etc.), and select the upgrading option that best suits your needs.

Can college courses be used in lieu of the Grade 12 U/M subject prerequisites for engineering?

Generally, we do not accept college courses in lieu of the Grade 12 U/M subject prerequisites. Please contact an engineering admissions officer at askeng@ryerson.ca for more information.

I'm currently enrolled or have completed a college diploma in engineering. How many credits will transfer?

If you are approved into an engineering program, you are eligible for core engineering course transfer credit only if your post-secondary education was completed in a program accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). Refer to Engineers Canada, external link, opens in new window for a list of CEAB-accredited programs.

How do I apply for transfer credits for engineering?

To apply for core engineering transfer credits, use the online transfer credit application available via your RAMSS account. This application form is available to undergraduate students who have received an offer of admission. For RAMSS support, visit How to Apply for Transfer Credits.