Is participation in Course Intentions mandatory?
Participation in the Course Intention process is now mandatory for full-time undergraduate students in programs within the:
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Communication and Design
- Faculty of Community Services
- Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
- Faculty of Science
- Ted Rogers School of Management
Please see the current Undergraduate Calendar to verify the Faculty classification of your Undergraduate Program.
Who should participate in Course Intentions?
While all returning undergraduate students should participate in the Course Intention process, Course Intentions are now mandatory for all full-time students.
Please see the How? tab on this page for complete information.
When is the Course Intention period?
The Course Intention period occurs in March for the upcoming academic year. Course Intention changes can be made during the Course Intention Adjustment periods in the spring (May) and fall (August to September). Please refer to the Significant Dates section of the current Academic Calendar for these specific Course Intention dates.
Where do I visit to participate in Course Intentions?
Course Intentions is an online process via RAMSS. Please see the How? tab on this page for step-by-step Course Intention selection instructions.
Do I need to schedule a Course Intention appointment?
Course Intention appointments are automatically scheduled by Ryerson. Students are notified through their Ryerson email of their upcoming Course Intention appointment. Course Intention appointment information can also be found in the Enrolment Dates section of your Student Centre in RAMSS as well as the Undergraduate Calendar.
If I do not participate in Course Intentions, will I still be able to enrol for the fall and winter terms?
Full-Time students who do not participate in the Course Intentions process will be responsible for enrolling in courses that are appropriate to their degree plan (and will meet the requirements for graduation) during the Open Enrolment period for the term via RAMSS.
What are the priority enrolment dates for the fall 2020 term?
The priority enrolment appointment dates for the fall 2020 term are as follows:
- 1st Year Students: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6 a.m.
- 4th Year Students: Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6 a.m.
- 3rd Year Students: Monday, August 17, 2020 at 6 a.m.
- 2nd Year Students: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 6 a.m.
Part Time Undergraduate Students (excluding Part Time Business Management and Business Technology Management Students):
Monday, August 17, 2020 at 6 a.m.
Part Time Business Management and Business Technology Management Students:
Monday, August 24, 2020 at 6 a.m.
When does the Open Enrolment period begin for the fall 2020 term?
The Open Enrolment period begins on Monday, August 24, 2020 for the fall 2020 term.
What happens if Course Intention selections added to my shopping cart are not completed?
Course Intention selections added to a student’s shopping cart and not completed (by selecting the Finish Enrolling button) are not successful. These selections will not be taken into consideration when preparing a student's schedule.
Can my Course Intention selections include courses that have prerequisites?
Students will not be allowed to select Course Intention selections for the upcoming fall and winter terms for which they have not completed or are not enrolled in the prerequisite course(s).
Do I need to declare my plan before I participate in Course Intention?
Declaring your plan is necessary for students who are finishing their first, second and third year of certain programs. Please see the How? tab on this page for a complete list of programs that require students to declare a plan.
Will I be allowed to participate in Course Intentions if I have a hold on my account?
Students with certain holds on file (that block enrolment) may be prohibited from further enrolment (which includes participating in course intentions) until satisfactory payment arrangements have been made.
Are my Course Intention selections guaranteed?
While Ryerson makes every effort to enrol students in all course intention selections, there are occasions where a course intention selection cannot be accommodated.
Possible reasons could include:
- Student hold(s) on file that block enrolment at the time of schedule upload
- Course requisite pre-requirements or co-requisites not met
- Class conflict
- Class enrolment capacity
- Or a combination of one or more of the reasons listed above
All students will have to make adjustments to their schedule during the open enrolment period.
What should I do if I decide not to return to Ryerson after submitting my Course Intention selections?
If you decide not to return to Ryerson after submitting your course intentions, you will need to submit an applicable withdrawal form, before classes start; this will avoid any tuition fee charges or negative academic standing impacts.
How do I complete Course Intentions for a multi-term course?
When selecting a multi-term course during the Course Intention process, e.g., POL47A/B or NSE11A/B, you select part A and you will automatically be enrolled in part B in the subsequent term.
What should I do if I receive an error message when selecting my Course Intentions?
If you encounter an error message during the Course Intention selection process review the message to determine if you are able to resolve it. Please contact your program advisor for assistance if needed.
I am an existing Ryerson Undergraduate student who has recently accepted an offer of admission for another Undergraduate program. How should I complete my Course Intention selections?
Course Intention selections are associated to the Program and Plan a student is currently active in.
All students will be able to make adjustments to their schedule during the open enrolment period.
In the event that you require advisement or encounter a full required course you are advised to contact your new Program Department for assistance once you have been formally admitted into your new program.
I am George Brown or Centennial Collaborative Nursing student. Should I participate in the Course Intention process?
George Brown or Centennial Collaborative Nursing students who will be studying at Ryerson in the upcoming academic year should participate in the Course Intention process.
Please see the How? tab on this page for step by step Course Intention selection instructions.
Will part-time students participating in the Course Intention process be eligible to select Liberal Studies as part of their course intention selections?
No. Part-time undergraduate students participating in the Course Intention process will be eligible to select only Required and Professionally-Related courses as part of their Course Intention selections for the upcoming academic year. Liberal Studies courses may be enrolled during the Open Enrolment period for the term via RAMSS.
Please contact your Program or School's academic advisor if you have any concerns or questions about your course intention plans.
What courses should I select during the Course Intention period?
Students are responsible for ensuring that their Course Intention selections meet the curricular requirements for their specific Academic Program and Plan (Major) of study.
These courses may be from the required, liberal studies (elective) or professionally-related course groups.
It is recommended that students run an Advisement Report and consult the current Academic Calendar or their Program or School's academic advisor if they have any concerns or questions about their course intention plans.
I am interested in selecting my first Arabic, Chinese, French or Spanish course as part of my Course Intentions. Do I need to complete a placement test?
Yes, students must complete a placement test prior to course intention selection or enrolment in their first language class. Placement test results may take up to 48 hours depending on the volume of tests received.
Placement tests are available at Languages, Literatures and Cultures. For information on the sequence in which you should enrol in subsequent courses, please see the pathways for each language at Languages, Literatures and Cultures. For additional information please contact the Program Administrator for Language and Intercultural Relations.