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Future Students

Transfer Credits are granted using the post-secondary courses you completed at accredited institutions before being admitted to Ryerson. Accepted Transfer Credits impact your program curriculum by allowing you to avoid repeating coursework and graduate sooner. You will have to follow the instructions off of the Transfer credit website to apply for these credits.

For more information on admission requirements, please see the program page, opens in new window.

Full-Time Students Admitted to First Year: 8 years
Full-Time Students Direct Entry Admitted to Semester 5: 4 years
Part-Time Admitted to First Year: 14 years
Part-Time Direct Entry Admitted to Semester 5: 7 years
If you have exceeded your time span, you will be Discontinued and will be unable to enroll in classes. You must seek a time span extension to continue your studies. The granting of time span extensions is done by the Chair of each department.

Please select the appropriate major, to see who you need to email to request an extension.

In the Part-time and Full-time degree program, there are a total of 42 courses. As a Direct Entry student, there are a total of 20 courses (plus your assigned Reachback courses) needed to complete your BComm. Full-time students may enroll in a maximum of seven (7) courses/semester; part-time students may enroll in a maximum of three (3) courses/semester.

Accounting and Finance is no longer being offered as a major within the School of Business Management. Students interested in majoring in Accounting or Finance must apply directly to the School of Accounting and Finance., opens in new window

A minor in Accounting or Finance will still be available.

Co-operative education at the Ted Rogers School of Management and Ryerson University is a program designed to provide students with work experiences that complement their academic studies. Co-op integrates a student’s academic learning with workplace learning in fields relevant to the student’s academic and professional goals.

Co-op students should be aware that co-op work terms and course-based semesters alternate. As such, course sequencing should be discussed with your program advisor.

Your selected major will appear on your degree and transcript. Students enrolled in the School of Business Management can choose to major in one of the subject areas below:

Accounting and Finance is no longer being offered as a major within the School of Business Management. Students interested in majoring in Accounting or Finance must apply directly to the School of Accounting and Finance, opens in new window

After successful completion of all degree course requirements, you will receive a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Your diploma will also include your major on it, however if you choose to do a minor it will not show up on your diploma. Minors are documented on your official transcript.

First year is a fun and exciting time, but will also involve a lot of work too! During the year you will meet tons of new people and have a lot of new academic experiences (lectures, labs and tutorials to name a few). This is a time for you to explore the different opportunities and resources that exist at the Ted Rogers School of Management and Ryerson University.

Your first year in the program will be a general year where you take several introductory courses that expose you to the different subject areas. This will prepare you for the rest of your studies and help you decide on what you would like to major in. The School of Business Management is made up of seven unique majors. Your major is the subject area that you specialize in, meaning that there will be a certain amount of mandatory courses that you will need to take in that subject area to complete your major.

Deregistration

Deregistration is the removal of a student from classes by his or her School for a semester for failing to meet the requirements which the university makes a pre-condition of being allowed to register for courses. Deregistered students can earn no credit towards their degree in that semester.

Deregistration happens in the Ted Rogers School of Business Management when probationary students do not have their Plan of Study for a particular semester approved by the School. Since they have failed to comply with the University's requirement that probationary students "may not continue their program studies until a specific plan for studies has been authorized by their program School or Department and recorded with the Registrar", and since they have failed to have a probationary plan of studies (i.e. probationary contract) approved by their program department, the Ted Rogers School of Business Management has students' course enrolments and course intention requests cancelled for the term in question.

The restriction also applies to courses taken through Continuing Education or, indeed at any other institution, while a student is deregistered. However, courses can be taken for other, non-degree credit reasons, such as for interest, to practice improving study skills, or to complete a certificate.

No, they are very different, although in both cases the students are out of school for a determined period of time and receive no credit toward their degree for any courses taken during that time.

Deregistration is not an Academic Standing like Probation or being Required to Withdraw. It is the administrative action taken when students on probation fail to comply with the university's requirement that they should have their courses approved (i.e. a probationary contract). Deregistered students are still in the program on probation; they are simply not allowed to register for a semester. Their transcript will show only that they took no courses that semester; it will not indicate why. Deregistered students are not required to follow any program nor, since they are still in the program, to apply for reinstatement. Space is guaranteed for them in the following semester, as it is for all students who are not on Required to Withdraw, and course selections for the next semester are retained and used to construct their timetables. They are entitled to continue in the following semester, assuming that they have their probationary plan of study approved and their contract signed.

'Required to Withdraw', opens in new window is an Academic Standing indicating performance that is well below acceptable norms.

Yes, it would be very unfair to do that since it is the Ted Rogers School of Business Management, acting in accordance with the university's requirements, which deregisters the student. That's why the fees for the semester are returned by the university. The Fees Department credits the deregistered student's account as soon as the Ted Rogers School of Business Management sends the Department notice of the deregistration. Continuing Education fees are also credited in the same way. The student may leave the money there to be used the following semester or may make a request in writing to the Fees Department that the fees be returned to them. A cheque is not sent out automatically, partly because students change their residences quite often without notifying Records and partly because, since they are out of School for a semester, deregistered students may return home for the semester to work. The Fees Department wants to be sure that the refund goes to the right place and is not cashed by someone other than the student.

Not doing what you must do as a probationary student is not a technicality, it is a serious matter. The Ted Rogers School of Business Management has to set deadlines so that we know what probationary students are doing and whether they are following the requirements approved by Business Council for Probationary students. The probationary students' contracts must be approved as soon as possible so that the students know where they stand and what they are responsible for from the beginning; that's why we try to make that contracts are signed in early June for the Fall semester and as early as possible in the Winter semester.

The Ted Rogers School of Business Management must ensure that the deadlines are enforced so that we know who has complied with the university's requirements. We tried an honour system with the Plans of Study and the contracts before but very few students complied. Many claimed that there were unaware that they had to do so or that they had to meet certain specific requirements. That's why we now make sure that every probationary student is operating under the same rules, and meeting deadlines is part of that. In fact, most probationary students are very responsible about meeting their deadlines. It would be very unfair if those who do not feel they should be subject to the same requirements as others, or who don't bother to find out what they must do on probation, were to be rewarded for their lack of responsibility.

Before the notice is sent, The Ted Rogers School of Business Management drops them out of all their courses. There is nothing else they must do except keep the letter somewhere safe, since it if the proof that we have done so.

Work on ensuring that whatever caused the problems that put them on probation in the first place will not affect them when they come back. If a student is not sure what to do to ensure this, or doesn't think that they were responsible for going on probation, they should make an appointment with the Academic advisor to discuss the situation. A full/part-time job will also provide new and useful perspectives which will help the student focus on studying, especially if it leads to a new career direction, when they return to school.

Current Students

You can only declare your minor after you have applied to graduate. After you have done this, the option to select a minor, opens in new window will appear on RAMSS.

During your first year, in your second semester, you can declare your major once online through RAMMS. This takes place during the course intention period near the end of the second semester in March. If you no longer have access or want to make subsequent changes after you have declared your major in first year you must use the Plan Change Form. Please visit the Course Selection Instructions page, opens in new window for detailed instructions on how to declare your major.

Your Advisement Report is accessible through your RAMMS account under My Academics. To get more support on how to run this report please visit RAMMS Support, opens in new window for step-by-step instructions.

The Advisement Report is a tool for Full-time Undergraduate degree students that shows all of the courses you have taken, been granted transfer credit for, or are enrolled in as well as those courses needed in order for you to graduate.

We strongly recommend running an Advisement Report, opens in new window before and after adding or dropping courses and before applying to graduate.

Prerequisites are courses that must be completed (or transfer credits granted in the course) prior to the second course being completed. Many courses have prerequisites associated with them and they are listed at the end of the specific course description in the Undergraduate Calendar., opens in new window

If you are missing a prerequisite, you will be prevented from adding the course. Many courses list as part of the prerequisite the phrase “or Direct Entry”. This means that, as a Direct Entry student, you are deemed to have met the prerequisites for the course as long as the prerequisite is not an assigned Reachback, and as long as the course is one of your required or professional courses.

Make sure you plan the sequence of your courses so that you will have the appropriate prerequisites for any course you want to take. Always check the new Undergraduate Calendar for each year for any changes.

You can have a maximum of two exams in one calendar day. Please refer to the Undergraduate Student Guide for more information.

Please read information regarding Appeals, opens in new window and visit the Ryerson Students' Union’s website, external link, opens in new window for advice on the Appeal process.

For advice on your appeal, please contact the following:

Full-time undergraduate and graduate program students: Student Issues and Advocacy Coordinator at the Ryerson Students’ Union (416-979-5255 ext. 2322).
Part-time undergraduate program and Chang School students: Student Rights Coordinator at the Continuing Education Student Association of Ryerson (416-979-5000, opens in new window ext. 7716).

All students may contact The Centre for Student Development and Counselling (416-979-5195) or the Ombudsperson (416-979-5000, ext. 7450).

For full details about RAMSS please visit their RAMSS support page, opens in new window or contact them by email or phone.

RAMSS Support:
Email: sservice@ryerson.ca, opens in new window
Phone: 416-979-5136

If you are confused about your Advisement Report, please reach out to your Program Advisor for clarification.

These refer to your academic standing in your program. That means you could be experiencing some difficulty with your studies and you need to contact the appropriate advisor. Please visit academic standing for important information on your standing.

Probation:
Student Achievement Advisor:

Eboni Morgan
416-979-5000, opens in new window, ext. 5121
asksbm.undeclared@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Steven Kavaratzis
416-979-5000, opens in new window, ext. 544460
asksbm.undeclared@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

, external link, opens in new windowRequired to Withdraw and Permanent Program Withdrawal:
Coordinator, Student Success:
Joanne Di Bratto
416-979-5000, ext. 6708
jdibratt@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

There are various minors available to students in the Ted Rogers School of Business Management program that are offered both within the Ted Rogers School of Management and in other faculties. To see a full list of minors, opens in new window available to our students please visit the course calendar, opens in new window. Contact your program advisor for more information on minors.

Please refer to our undergraduate calendar webpage, opens in new window for the drop deadlines and fees. The fees schedule, opens in new window is available as well.

Part-time Students admitted into the Part-time degree program should follow the requirements of the calendar printed in the year they were admitted (i.e. A student is admitted into the Part-time degree program in Fall 2020 and so they would follow the calendar printed 2020/2021). Please be advised that over the course of your academic career, course prerequisites may change and courses may be added/removed from your program.

Full-time Students admitted into the Full-time degree program should follow the requirements for the year they are admitted, and review the new calendar each subsequent year for the new semester’s requirements. i.e. A student is admitted into the program in Fall 2020 in year one, and therefore follows the 2020/2021 calendar for first year, 2021/2022 for second year requirements, 2022/2023 for third year requirements and 2023/2024 for the final year requirements).

Majors will be displayed on your degree and transcript issued by Ryerson University. Minors are only listed on your transcript.