Frequent Questions and Answers
Visit Undergraduate Admissions for information on Ryerson programs and information on applying to Ryerson. If you’ve applied to Ryerson, check your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal for communications and updates related to your application.
Here are the top questions that applicants are asking now!
While February 1 is the guaranteed consideration date for applications to all programs, we continue to accept applications to many of our programs well beyond this date. Visit Programs Accepting Applications to confirm which programs are accepting applications for the fall term and then complete your application as early as possible.
Applicants are required to successfully complete all admission requirements by June 30, 2021 (unless otherwise stated in your official Offer of Admission). In most cases, this excludes the possibility of using summer school course(s) to meet admission requirements.
If you would like to have summer school grades considered for admission or to meet your admission requirements, you must submit a request using a Summer School Extension Request Form.
Please note that extension requests are not guaranteed, and decisions are based on overall academic performance and space availability.
Admission decisions are posted to your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal, and are made using the information we have at the time we review your application.
Decisions are made on an ongoing basis. The majority of decisions for current Ontario secondary school applicants will be made between February and the end of May. The majority of decisions for all other applicants are made between February and late June.
See Admission Decision Release Dates for more information.
Congratulations on your Offer of Admission and deciding to come to Ryerson! As a newly accepted student, you must ensure that you:
Read through your entire Offer of Admission letter, as it contains plenty of information on your next steps, and helpful resources moving forward.
Tuition Deposits can be paid between May 15 and June 8, or by the Tuition Deposit Payment Deadline stipulated on the first page of your Offer of Admission. See Step 2 on Approved Students for details.
Visit How to Pay Your Fees for payment instructions:
- Deposits can be made via a Canadian bank account through online banking. You will need to add “Ryerson University – Tuition and Res Fees” or “Ryerson University” as a payee, and use your nine-digit Ryerson Number as your account number.
- International students who do not have a Canadian bank account, can make payments through Western Union GlobalPay for Students.
Your tuition deposit will be applied toward your fall term fees, which are due on Friday, September 17, 2021. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.
If you have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), you may be required to confirm your enrolment at Ryerson in order to access your savings. Ryerson provides a standardized Verification of Enrolment for new students that contains all information required by financial institutions, and is accepted in lieu of their forms.
Verification of Enrolment Letters can be requested online after June 1 and you have confirmed your offer of admission. Letters must be requested before June 23. Your Verification of Enrolment will be shared with you once you have cleared the admission conditions outlined on your offer of admission.
New students are automatically enrolled into their fall and winter term required courses in early August, if they are admitted into the first semester of a full-time program and have confirmed their Offer of Admission by mid-July.
- If you are automatically enrolled into your required courses, your class schedule will appear on your Student Center in RAMSS in early August. During your enrolment period, you must enrol into your elective fall and winter term courses and you can adjust your fall term course schedule.
- If you are not automatically enrolled into your required courses, you must enrol into all of your fall and winter term courses (required and elective, if applicable) during your enrolment period.
The course enrolment period is from August 10, 2021 to September 17, 2021. In early August, your program department will send you additional information, and your specific course enrolment start date will be confirmed on RAMSS.
See Course Enrolment on the Current Students website for additional enrolment information. Also check out a ServiceHub webinar to learn more about course enrolment and how to prepare for the school year.
See the Undergraduate Calendar and Significant Dates for upcoming important dates and official program information and academic policies. Questions regarding your program of study should be referred toward your academic program department.
Here are the top questions that students are asking now!
We are in the process of planning for the fall semester. While many details continue to evolve, at this time the university is optimistic that we will be able to safely open our campus to some degree in the fall. It is our goal that, by June 9 -- 90 days prior to the start of the fall term -- we will provide our community with a thorough update on what the fall semester will look like.
For the most up-to-date information on Ryerson’s response to COVID-19 and for any updates on class delivery in the fall, please visit COVID-19 Information and Updates.
Ryerson students wishing to switch programs are required to apply for admission into the program; however, students can switch plans (majors) within their program by applying for a plan change.
Students in the Arts, Business Management, Engineering and Science programs can switch their plans (i.e. majors) to move within these programs. For example, they may change their plan from Arts, Criminology to Arts, Psychology, or from Civil Engineering to Mechanical Engineering. Consult your Program Department regarding a program/plan change instructions.
Current students interested in changing their program are required to apply for admission into the new program by using the Ryerson Application and must satisfy all admission requirements, including academic and if applicable, non-academic requirements. More information is available on the University or College Transfer Students web page.
Undergraduate students in full-time programs who wish to drop a Chang School class should follow the Chang School’s Important Dates, opens in new window for drop and refund deadlines.
Undergraduate students in part-time programs who wish to drop an undergraduate or a Chang School class should follow the Undergraduate Calendar’s Significant Dates for posted refund deadlines.
Note that if you are attempting to switch one Spring/Summer Chang School class for another, you must use the “Swap” function on RAMSS in order to avoid incurring any drop charges. If you process two separate “Drop” and “Enrol” transactions, you will be charged any applicable drop fees for the dropped class.
Undergraduate students taking spring/summer courses are eligible to apply for OSAP funding for the spring/summer term. Based on the number of courses you are taking, you will be eligible for either Full-Time or Part-Time OSAP. Visit Spring/Summer OSAP for eligibility information and application instructions.
The 2021/22 full-time OSAP application is expected to launch by the end of May 2021. For more details about full-time OSAP, please visit Student Financial Assistance full-time OSAP.
The 2021/22 part-time OSAP application is expected to launch by the end of June 2021. For more details about full-time OSAP, visit Student Financial Assistance part-time OSAP.
We recommend that you apply for OSAP as soon as the application opens to avoid delays in receiving your funding for the start of the upcoming school year.
To confirm your enrolment with your RESP company, request a Proof of Enrolment Letter online through RAMSS. This official letter will verify your program and enrolment status, and will be accepted by your financial institution as confirmation of your enrolment.
Note: We do not complete confirmation of enrolment forms provided by RESP companies.
CPP Declaration of Attendance at School or University forms are normally confirmed and signed at the ServiceHub. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Service Canada, external link, opens in new window will accept the Proof of Enrolment letter in lieu of the form. See Documents and Letters for details. Graduate program students should email email@example.com for assistance.
Note: For your enrolment to be considered full-time at Ryerson, you must be enrolled in four or more billing units (i.e. typically four or more courses) each term. See "How do I confirm my enrolment status as full-time or part-time?" on AskRyerson, external link, opens in new window for more information.
On your OSAP application, please report yes that your courses are being offered online for the upcoming school year. If there are any updates or adjustments required from you moving forward, you will be notified via the Ryerson Student Financial Assistance website, your Ryerson email address, or your OSAP Message Centre.
Do not worry about informing us - we will update your OSAP application for you! As the spring/summer course enrollment and drop dates vary, Student Financial Assistance completes routine course load audits to ensure your application is up-to-date.
Students who received full-time OSAP are given a six month repayment grace period from the time they complete full-time studies to start paying your loans to the National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC). This means that during the first six months after you complete full-time studies (e.g. graduate), you do not need to start paying your loans. Note that interest on the provincial portion of your OSAP loans accrues over the six month grace period.
Visit Student Financial Assistance's Repayment and Interest-Free Status page to learn more about repayment.
Ask Ryerson, external link, opens in new window is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
For example: "What programs do you offer?" or "How do I apply?"
The ServiceHub team can answer other questions you may have. Visit the ServiceHub Contact page for more information on how and when to contact us.