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Admission Requirements

Ready to apply to Ryerson University? Learn more about the required application form and next steps you will take to complete your application.

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Applying to Ryerson

Use the Ontario Universities' Applications Centre (OUAC) 105 Application Form, external link, opens in new window if you are not currently attending an Ontario high school day program (in Ontario or abroad).

Document Submission

Once you have received an email acknowledgement of your application from Ryerson, you should begin the process of submitting your transcripts and supporting documents.

Have you been educated outside of Canada? Review your transcript submission instructions.

If you applied to Ryerson on an Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 105 or Ryerson Application you are personally responsible for the submission of both secondary and all post-secondary school academic transcripts, regardless of the date of completion and the country of origin.  You should make all the necessary arrangements for submission of required transcripts at the time of application to ensure documents are received by applicable deadlines. Academic studies required for admission must be completed or in progress at the time of application. Transcripts must show the individual marks or grades achieved in each course or subject taken, as well as the diploma/degree awarded (if applicable).

If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide the documents in the original language, as well as certified/notarized literal English translations.

Ryerson will request official transcripts if/when required in an Offer of Admission. Transcripts are considered official when sent directly by the issuing school and/or agency in a sealed envelope. They generally bear an original seal/stamp and/or official signature from an appropriate signatory. The official documents must be received by Undergraduate Admissions by the deadline date(s) indicated in an official Offer of Admission.

If you are a current/previous Ryerson student you must indicate this on your application for admission, however your academic transcript from Ryerson is not required. Undergraduate Admissions will obtain grades for courses completed at Ryerson from Enrolment Services and Student Records.

Secondary School Transcript

This is the entire transcript/report issued by your secondary school/Ministry of Education. This should be on school/Ministry letterhead with a school stamp and contact information of a school official, such as the Guidance Counsellor, Principal or Director. Please upload grade reports/interim results via the Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal, opens in new window if this is all that is available at the time of application. Grades obtained from a self-serve high school web system (where available) may also be uploaded.

If you have attended multiple secondary schools, you are not required to submit/upload transcripts from each school as long as all of your results (interim/final) are indicated on one transcript.

Programs that Do Not Require Secondary School Transcripts

Applicants to the following programs are considered for admission on the basis of specific completed post-secondary studies. If you have applied to one or more of the following programs you are not required to submit secondary school transcripts:

University/College Transcript

This is a document obtained from your academic institution. It will be a complete academic record with the institution’s name, your name, names and numbers of courses, credits, grading scheme, the grades you have received, as well as the graduation credential (if awarded). This document may be:

  1. A copy or student copy of an official transcript issued by the university or college, OR
  2. A transcript obtained from a self-serve university/college web system

Previously admitted and enrolled Ryerson undergraduate degree students may choose to indicate on the Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal that Ryerson has transcripts on file. New/updated transcripts and supporting documents must be submitted and must reflect any/all changes since the previous submission. A new Supplementary Form must be submitted to support your current application(s). Review your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal account to ensure that Undergraduate Admissions has received all required transcripts and supporting documents. If we find that any/all required documents are not on file, your application may be deemed incomplete.

All other applicants must resubmit documents in support of their current application.

Applicants who apply using the OUAC 105 or Ryerson application forms are required to complete and submit a Supplementary Form. Here’s how:

  1. Get your Ryerson Student Number from your application acknowledgement email.
  2. Activate your Ryerson Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form. When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit Ryerson Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password.
  3. 24 hours after activating your Ryerson Online Identity, you will be able to access your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal, opens in new window. This is where you will complete and submit the Supplementary Form and also where you will upload your documents. Your session will time-out if there are 30 minutes of inactivity. To ensure the security of your account, please ensure that you log out after each use.

Applicants who apply on an OUAC 101 application are NOT required to submit the Supplementary Form.

Personal/Confidential Information

Applicants with circumstances that warrant special consideration may submit a Special Consideration Form, describing the situation and the nature of the exception requested. Ryerson is committed to reviewing each situation on a case-by-case basis, subject to overall competition and in keeping with the principles of fairness and equity for all applicants.

Study Permit Applicants

If you have indicated on your application that you intend to obtain a study permit [and a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)] this may be acquired from a Canadian embassy or consulate in your home country or region as soon as you receive an Offer of Admission. Visit, external link for details. We encourage you to begin preparations at the time of application, where possible.

With an offer of admission, you may begin receiving support from International Student Advisors at International Student Support.

Some Ryerson programs select students on the basis of grades plus non-academic components such as auditions, interviews, portfolios, essays, etc. Visit the Grades-Plus Programs page for a complete list of grades-plus programs, non-academic requirements, submission dates and procedures. Applications will not be considered complete if these items are not received by noted deadlines.

For English language requirements, policies and procedures visit our English Language Requirements page.

If your transcripts and/or other supporting documents show a name other than the one under which you applied, you must submit proof of name change, i.e. a marriage certificate, notarized statement, or other applicable legal document(s).

If you previously applied to a Ryerson Undergraduate degree program and did not enrol, you must resubmit all required documents. All supporting documents and transcripts should include your name and Ryerson Student Number (your Ryerson Student Number is available in your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal). All applicants must access their Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal account by visiting, opens in new window. Your portal account will indicate the documents that have been received by Undergraduate Admissions. It will also allow you to view letters/documents issued to you by Ryerson, as well as track your application status. We encourage you to view your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal frequently.