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Application Process

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

The application opens in late-August and closes November 1.

Application Categories

Applicants must choose one of two categories for admission consideration:

For applicants wanting consideration as access or mature candidates, please select the appropriate category from above, and review the Personal Statement requirements for including the relevant information in your application. Additional/corroborating documentation is not required, and will not be reviewed.

Application Communications

We will send an application acknowledgment and a separate interview invitation to the applicant email address included in the OLSAS application.  You are encouraged to add and to your email contact list, and to check your spam folder regularly to ensure that important communications are received.

Admissions decisions will be issued to the Communications section of your Ryerson’s Administrative Management Self Service (RAMSS) Student Centre.  Details on setting up your RAMSS account access are included in the acknowledgment email. Offers of admission will also be posted on your OLSAS account for the confirmation process.

Tracking Your Application

The status of all documents and LSAT scores can be tracked on your OLSAS account.  

A final admission decision will be posted in the Communications section of your RAMSS Student Centre.  Please see Admission Timeline below for more details.

Note: The Admissions tab in RAMSS is not active for Ryerson Law applicants.

Admission Timeline

We will issue application acknowledgements and online interview invitations by email after your application has been received from OLSAS.  Please see Online Interview and Applications Communications for more details.

We make offers of admission on a rolling basis starting in December and continuing until approximately mid-March. Waitlist decisions are issued after the April 1 confirmation deadline.  All applicants receive an official admission decision.

All decisions are issued to the Communications section of your RAMSS Student Centre.  Offers of admission are also posted to your OLSAS account for the confirmation process.

If you receive an offer of admission to Ryerson Law, it is important to carefully read all pages of the offer letter. 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 the applicable 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.

After the April 1 confirmation deadline we offer a small group of applicants positions on a wait list.  The official communication is posted to the Communications section of your RAMSS Student Centre, and includes instructions on how to accept or decline the wait list.

Accepting a wait list position does not impact your offers of admission from other law schools on 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 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 (available spring 2021 for fall 2021 admission).

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.

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  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 the Fee Waiver Application Form, print-only (available in August 2021 for fall 2022 applications). To be eligible for consideration, inability to pay for the service must be demonstrated. This must be done prior to submitting the OLSAS application.

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