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Short-Term Withdrawals

Ryerson Undergraduate students may wish to temporarily withdraw from their program of studies for either the current academic term or for future academic term(s) due to financial, health, personal, academic or other reasons. 

Students are academically and financially responsible for all course enrolments and charges until such time as the University has received notification of a Short Term Withdrawal (prior to the appropriate deadline date for the academic term).  The final deadline date to submit a Short Term Withdrawal Request is the last day to Drop and/or Withdraw from a program (No Refund). These deadline date(s) can be found in the Significant Dates section of the current Undergraduate Calendar.

If you are an Undergraduate student who wishes to temporarily withdraw from your program for the current academic term and/or for future academic terms please complete the following steps:

  1. Confirm the Program Withdrawal deadline dates in the Significant Dates section of the current Undergraduate Calendar to ensure that your Short-Term Withdrawal Request will be accepted.
  2. Login to the my.ryerson.caNew window portal and from the Student Homepage select the Student Center tile in RAMSS.
    Student Center tile in top left corner of Student Homepage of RAMSS.
  3. Select My Academics from the Academics section within your Student Center.
    My Academics link within RAMSS.
  4. Select Short Term Withdrawal from the options within My Academics.
    My Academics section of RAMSS with list of links, including Short Term Withdrawal.
  5. Complete your Short-Term Withdrawal Request:
    1. Review your Program and Plan to ensure that it is correct
    2. Select the term(s) you are requesting for your Short-Term Withdrawal
    3. Indicate your Reason for Withdrawal
    4. Read, review the statements and check the boxes to confirm you understand the conditions of your Short Term Withdrawal
      Short Term Withdrawal Form includes sections to specify Academic Program, Plan/Major, semester for withdrawal, reason for withdrawal, acknowledgements and submit button.
  6. Submit your Short-Term Withdrawal Request for processing by selectingSubmit

You will be notified through your Ryerson email once your withdrawal request has been processed. Requests may require up to two business days for processing.

You may submit a Self Service Refund Request for a refund of any applicable fees once your withdrawal request has been processed. Detailed instructions can be found at How to Request a Refund.

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