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How to Apply (for January 2022 Start)

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Please note that the application process for the January 2022 cohort is different from our regular fall (September) admissions intake. If you're interested in applying to start in September 2022, please refer to the main How to Apply page in late August.

Choose your program

The following programs are available to start in January 2022. 

Review 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. 

Apply to Ryerson

Use the Ryerson University International Application to apply. Please note that this application is used exclusively for applicants looking to start in January and is different from the OUAC 105 application used for our regular fall (September) admissions intake.

Application deadline: October 15, 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered subject to space availability.

Admission decision release date: Starting August 2021. Decisions will be posted to your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal on an on-going basis.

Submit supporting documents

Once you have received an email acknowledgement of your application from Ryerson, you should begin the process of submitting your transcripts and supporting documents. Review the required documents below, then follow the document submission instructions. 

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.

Completion of the Ryerson Supplementary form is optional. The Supplementary Form gives us some more information about your academic background and co-curricular activities.  If you choose to complete the form, you will need to submit a Supplementary Form for EACH program you applied to. 

Here’s how to access and submit your Supplementary Form:

  1. Get your Ryerson Student Number in the email acknowledgement of your application.
  2. Activate your Ryerson Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form at ryerson.ca/accounts/. 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, visit the Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal.

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 www.cic.gc.ca, 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.

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

Check your application status

Log in to your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal to view letters/documents issued to you by Undergraduate Admissions and to track your application. Please be sure to add noreply@ryerson.ca to your email contact list and check your spam folder to ensure you do not miss critical communications from us.

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Notice of Collection

Ryerson University ("the University") collects personal information under the authority of the PDF fileRyerson University Act and in accordance with the Ryerson University Notice of Collection for international recruitment and other related purposes. The University will collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, external link. If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information by Ryerson University, please contact the International Enrolment Office, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, M5B 2K3, international@ryerson.ca.