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Apply for admission by November 1, 2019

Application Process

All applications must be submitted through the Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS), external link administered by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

Application Categories

Applicants to first-year entry of the JD Program must choose one of two categories for admission consideration:

Application Communications

Admissions decisions and other official communications will only be issued through the Communications section of the Student Center in RAMSS.  Email may also be used for select communications; applicants are encouraged to add noreply@ryerson.ca to their email contact list and to check their spam folders regularly to ensure that important communications are received.

Admission Timeline

Ryerson Law will begin the holistic admission review process for complete files once received by OLSAS. Admissions decisions will be ongoing until approximately July 2020.

Admission Policies

If you receive an Offer of Admission to Ryerson Law, it is important to carefully read all pages of the Offer of Admission posted in the Communications section of the Student Center in RAMSS.  Ryerson reserves the right to withdraw Offers of Admission made to students who fail to: respond by the confirmation date specified in their Offer, make a deposit by the tuition fee deadline, and/or meet the conditions outlined in their Offer of Admission.

Additional Information

Log in to the OLSAS website, external link and complete the Submit process to accept or decline your offer of admission.  The offer is time sensitive and confirmation must be completed by the deadline stated in the offer letter.

Firm Acceptance

When a firm acceptance is provided, all other choices will be marked as “Decline: No Further Consideration”. All applications and wait lists at any other Ontario law schools will be cancelled.

Provisional Acceptance

If a provisional acceptance is provided, you must indicate which other choices you wish to remain active. If not indicated, all choices at other Ontario law schools will be marked as “Decline: No Further Consideration”.  Provisional acceptances automatically become firm acceptances according to the OLSAS deadline date.

Further details on the confirmation processes can be found at OLSAS.

You are required to pay a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit, by the deadline date stated in your offer of admission, to confirm your space at Ryerson Law.  

How to Pay the Deposit

  • Deposits must be made using online or telephone banking, or through your local bank branch: 
  • Add Ryerson University - Tuition and Res Fees (or Ryerson University) as a payee
  • Your nine-digit Ryerson Number (found on your Offer of Admission) is your account number
  • Visit Fees for detailed payment instructions and FAQs.

Please note: Credit cards and post-dated cheques are not accepted.

Confirming Your Deposit was Received

You can confirm your deposit was received by Ryerson on RAMSS, which is accessed via my.ryerson.ca. A negative balance in the Student Fees section of your Student Center on RAMSS indicates a credit on your account, confirming your deposit was received. 

A Deposit Statement, which can be used as a receipt and proof of payment, is available via the Deposit Statement (.PDF) link in the Student Fees section of your Student Center on RAMSS.

If you are enrolled in post-secondary studies during the current academic year you must submit official transcripts including final marks and confirmation of credential completion, if applicable.  These transcripts must be submitted to OLSAS no later than June 30.

Written requests for deferrals are considered on an individual basis, and only if an applicant accepts the offer of admission and pays the tuition deposit. Deferrals are granted at the discretion of the Faculty of Law. Requests must be submitted using the Deferral Request form.  

Deferrals to spring, summer or semesters beyond one year will not be considered. Please see the Request for Deferral of Admission Form for additional information and conditions. 

The Deferral Request Form for fall 2020/2021 academic year will open for application in 2020.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application and required documents by the November 1 deadline to ensure a fair and equitable assessment for all. Ryerson Law does understand that circumstances may arise which interfere with this process and written requests for permission to submit a late application may be granted at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.  Requests must be submitted to law@ryerson.ca  with the subject line “Late Application Request” and must include the following (incomplete requests will not be considered):

  • First name and last name (no nicknames or short forms);
  • OLSAS (OUAC) username;
  • Detailed reasons for late submission;
  • Corroborating documentation if applicable;
  • Admission category - General or Indigenous;
  • Copies of all post-secondary transcripts;
  • LSAT test score(s), and/or the date when the LSAT will be written.

Applicants may request a fee waiver for the Ryerson portion of the application fee, using PDF filethe fee waiver application form (print only). To be eligible for consideration, inability to pay for the service must be demonstrated. This must be done prior to submitting the OLSAS application.

Note: The Faculty of Law is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you require this document in an alternative format, please contact: law@ryerson.ca.