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How to Apply for Transfer Credits

The online Transfer Credit Application is available to undergraduate students who have received an Offer of Admission.

Before you apply, visit for eligibility requirements, application instructions and deadline dates.

Transfer Credit Applications

Ryerson has two types of transfer credit applications:

  1. Self-service application on RAMSS ( these applications are available for all Ontario colleges and universities, and several out-of-province Canadian universities. If your previous institution is set up for self-service application you must apply on RAMSS.
  2. Manual Application Upload: this option is available for all colleges and universities outside of Canada including several out-of-province Canadian institutions such as CEGEP. You must use the manual application upload if your previous institution is not available for self-service on RAMSS. 

Visit the Undergraduate Transfer Credit website for detail application instructions.

Applying for transfer credits in advance of deadlines facilitates course planning and prevents you from enrolling in courses that may be eligible for exemption.

The self-service application is available in the RAMSS tab of, opens in new window. To access, you will first need to activate your Ryerson online identity.

  1. From your Student Center on RAMSS, select the My Academics link
    My Academics quick-link in Academic section of RAMSS
  2. Click the Evaluate my Transfer Credits link
    Evaluate my transfer credits link on My Academics page
  3. You are now at the online Transfer Credit Application
  1. Click New Submission to start a new application
    Transfer Credits evaluation page with New Submission button

If you have previously applied for transfer credits that are yet to be processed, you will have the option to Edit Submissions. See Editing Transfer Credit Applications section below for details.

  1. Select your undergraduate Program and Plan
    Ryerson Program Information page with Term, Program, and Plan dropdown menus

Ryerson programs for which you have received an Offer of Admission will be available. If you have received more than one Offer of Admission, you may edit your application to view your transfer credit results for the other program. See Editing Transfer Credit Applications instructions below for details.

Important: The program selection on the Transfer Credit Application will not impact your Ryerson admission or confirm acceptance of your Offer of Admission.

Your official transfer credit results will be validated for your confirmed program, after you accept your Offer of Admission.

See How to View My Transfer Credit Report for details on how to confirm your official transfer credit results.

  1. Choose the previous institution where your courses were taken

  2. Previous Institution page with dropdown menu

If you attended more than one institution, you can apply for additional institutions. See Editing Transfer Credit Application instructions below.

If you do not find your previous institution, you must submit your Transfer Credit Application via the manual application upload. Visit for instructions.

  1. Input course details for each course you are applying for transfer credit
    Chart for course detail input. Includes year and term of completion, course code, number, and grade
    • Complete one row for each course
    • Use the lookups Search icon to find course codes that match your transcript
    • If you have not received your final grade in the course, select IP (In Progress grade)
    • Click Add Another Class to add more rows if required
    • Application errors will be highlighted in red and must be corrected before you submit the application

Click Course Details Help link for additional course details information and instructions.

If some of your courses are not found using the look-ups during the Application, email with the course codes, titles and name of your previous institution. After receiving confirmation that these courses have been added, you can return to the application to submit your remaining courses.

  1. Click submit to view your Unofficial Transfer Credit Results
    Unofficial Transfer Credit Results page with chart of equivalents

Results are based on previous evaluation results contained within the Transfer Credit Database.

No Rule applications will require faculty evaluation of a detailed course outline to determine equivalency.  Course outlines can be submitted after your applications are processed and posted on your Transfer Credit Report.

Denied applications are not equivalent to a transfer credit in your program.

Accepted, pending validation applications are unofficially equivalent to the transfer credits listed in the Internal Equivalent column.

  1. Return to the start of the online Transfer Credit Application
    Evaluate My Transfer Credit page with options to select and edit previous applications

To edit a previous application, select the institution and click Edit Selected.

To apply for transfer credits from another institution, click New Submission. Steps will be the same as submitting new Transfer Credit Applications.

  1. Edit application details

Important: You do not need to re-enter application information as previously submitted courses will be saved.

If your applications have not been processed by the Transfer Credit Unit, you can edit your Program and Plan (Step 2), as well as add, edit and remove applications on the Course Details screen (Step 4).

After your applications have been processed, you will not be able to edit your Program and Plan, or edit or delete applications from the Course Details screen (Step 4).
Course Details page with link to Add Another Class

You will be able to submit additional applications by adding a new row to the Course Details screen. The new applications will be processed and confirmed on your Transfer Credit Report for your confirmed program.

If you previously submitted a course with an In Progress (IP) grade and the application has been processed, you cannot edit the grade using the online application.

Within three weeks of Ryerson receiving a transcript confirming your final grade, your applications will be updated and final results made available on your Transfer Credit Report.

Email if the course does not appear within three weeks of your final grades being received by Ryerson.