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Enrolment

How do I register for my classes? Can I take a course “not-for-credit”? How do I get permission to take courses at another university toward my Ryerson degree?

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Add, drop and swap your classes in RAMSS. For more information, visit the Registrar's Office website, opens in new window

Adding, dropping and swapping classes

Add: enrol in a course
Drop: withdraw from a course
Swap: drop one class and add a different class at the same time

You can perform all of these enrolment functions in RAMSS. Please follow the step-by-step instructions available on the RAMSS Support website. Check the Significant Dates to make sure you add, drop and swap your courses by the published deadline.

Dropping classes may affect your OSAP funding. You must report these changes to the Student Financial Assistance Office.

Course intentions

Course Intentions is mandatory for full-time undergraduate students. You choose the courses you wish to take in the coming academic year so we can produce a schedule for you before open enrolment.

All full-time undergraduate students must take part in the annual course intention process in mid-March for the coming academic year. 

Participating in Course intentions positions you for success and means:

  • you will be automatically enrolled in your selected courses*
  • you will have access to priority enrolment in August to amend your schedule
  • if you are graduating you will have first pick at the courses you need to meet graduation requirements
  • if you are an OSAP student you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment in a timely manner ensuring earlier receipt of your funds
  • you will be able to confirm GO Transit Student ID Card eligibility earlier
  • you will receive confirmation of eligibility for Ryerson's Career Boost program (formerly Work Study) earlier
  • you can request RESP and other Enrolment Confirmation Forms earlier

    *Some exceptions apply. While Ryerson makes every effort to enrol students in all course intention selections, there are some cases where this is not possible (e.g. due to a time conflict with another class, missing prerequisites/corequisites, etc.). Please see the FAQ tab on the Course Intentions page for more details.

Visual Schedule Builder

Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) is an online self-service tool that enables undergraduate students to effectively and effortlessly create their optimal class schedule

VSB allows undergraduate students to:

  • Filter and search for courses
  • Drag and drop classes into your schedule
  • Search around classes you ‘pin’ as preferred
  • Block timeslots to accommodate part-time jobs, and other personal commitments
  • Create multiple variations of schedules to choose from
  • Select their favourite schedule
  • Process all class enrolment changes at one time

 

Course wait list

We will assign a specific date range in which you can add, drop and swap classes for the next term. This period is known as your Online Enrolment Appointment. Think of this as a priority enrolment period for students in your cohort. Log in to RAMSS and choose “Enrolment Dates” to confirm your enrolment appointment dates.

The Wait List is an enrolment function that can assist you in managing your time more effectively by monitoring and coordinating the enrolment into a full class.

 

Online enrolment appointment

We will assign a specific date range in which you can add, drop and swap classes for the next term. This period is known as your Online Enrolment Appointment. Think of this as a priority enrolment period for students in your cohort. Log in to RAMSS and choose “Enrolment Dates” to confirm your enrolment appointment dates.

Open enrolment

This is the enrolment period that is open to all students, regardless of the year they are in in their program. In the fall, it starts after the Enrolment Appointment period and ends on the last day to add a class (see Significant Dates, opens in new window).

You are academically and financially responsible for all courses and charges that accrue as a result of the Course Intention and/or the Open Enrolment processes. These charges also apply to continuing education course enrolments, swaps and drops.

Non-attendance/non-payment is not an acceptable justification for the removal of courses and fee charges.

Auditing a course

Some undergraduate courses are available for auditing. This means you enrol in the course, attend lectures and learn the subject, but do not get academic credit.

You need to get permission in advance from the teaching department to audit a course. Labs and continuing education courses are not available for audit. Also, audited courses are not eligible for financial assistance. On your transcript, instead of a grade, we will assign the “AUD” designation. The audited course is not used in your GPA or Academic Standing calculations. The Undergraduate Course Audit Form, with detailed instructions, is online. Consult Significant Dates to make sure that you apply before the published deadlines.

Letter of permission

If you wish to take a course at another postsecondary institution for credit toward your Ryerson degree, you must get permission in advance.

The approval is known as a Letter of Permission. The process can take several days and, depending on the course, may involve the approval of multiple departments. Give yourself plenty of time to get all the needed approvals.

The request form with detailed instructions, regulations, timelines and payment information is found on the Curriculum Advising Website.

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