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Academic Standing

To all Ted Rogers School of Business Management students:

Your current academic standing determines whether or not you are able to take courses in the Fall 2020 term.

If you took courses in Spring/Summer 2020, your Official Grades and Academic Standing will be posted on:

Thursday, August 26, 2020 on RAMSS.

If you did not take any courses during the Spring/Summer 2020 semester, you must check your Academic Standing for the last semester in which you were enrolled in classes.

To check your academic standing on RAMSS, go to your Student Center and click “Grades / Standing” under the “Academics” heading. It is critical that you check your standing in case your standing is probationary, required to withdraw, or permanent program withdrawl.

Problems checking standing?  email, opens in new window

What does clear academic standing mean?

  • Your CGPA is 1.67 or above; and
  • You have met all other applicable conditions such as the terms of your Probationary Contract.
  • You may continue with your studies, and no further action is required on your part.

What does probationary mean?

  • Your CGPA is between 1.00 and 1.66 or,
  • You have been reinstated to your program after a Required to Withdraw (RTW) period. 
  • For a video explanation, please refer to this clip: “What it Means to be on Probation, external link, opens in new window”.
  • You must achieve a CGPA of 1.67 in your term of Probation, otherwise you will be Required to Withdraw from your program.

What are my next steps?

As a Probationary student, you have been added to an online D2L module called “TRSBM Online Probation Seminar F2020”. It is important that you login to, opens in new window and access the "TRSBM Online Probation Seminar F2020" to complete the following four (4) steps by Wednesday, September 16th, 2020:

  1. Review the Probationary PowerPoint Presentation and Video
  2. Complete the two (2) online quizzes with a score of 100% on each quiz
  3. Complete an google formonline Probation Contract and Reflection, external link. You must review all of the acknowledgements relating to your Academic Standing and understand the consequences of being on Probation.
  4. Book and attend a meeting (video or telephone call) with your Academic advisor.


What does required to withdraw (RTW) mean?

  • Your CGPA is less than 1.00 (unless you are enrolled in your first semester); or
  • Your term GPA fell below 1.67 while you were on Probation; or
  • You have violated the conditions set out in your Probationary Contract; or
  • You failed to negotiate a Probationary Contract within the established timelines.

What are the consequences of RTW?

Students with CGPA below 1.00

  • Students who have been Required to Withdraw (RTW) with a CGPA below 1.00 may not formally return to their program (or transfer to another Ryerson undergraduate program) until 12 months have elapsed. You can apply to return after the 12 months. To apply fill out the Reinstatement Application (instructions below).
  • Students with a CGPA of less than 1.00 are not eligible to take part in the Fresh Start Program. You are not permitted to resume studies for one full year (i.e. twelve months).
  • You may apply for reinstatement, or transfer to another program, during your third term away from formal study.  For example, if you were assigned an Required to Withdraw (RTW) standing at the end of the Spring/Summer 2020 semester, you may request reinstatement to resume your studies in Fall 2021 term.
  • The reinstatement application deadline is August 1st, 2021.

Students with CGPA between 1.00 and 1.66

  1. PDF fileConfirm the dates to ensure that your application will be accepted.
  2. Complete the Request for PDF fileReinstatement/Fresh Start form, opens in new window and the PDF fileReinstatement – Supplementary form, opens in new window.
  3. Submit the completed forms to the Student Achievement Office (TRS 1-004).

You will be contacted by email once your application has been reviewed. The time frame for a response varies by program.

Please note: If you were Required to Withdraw (RTW) prior to Winter 2011 you are not eligible for Fresh Start.

Want to transfer to another program?

If you have been assigned a Required to Withdraw (RTW) academic standing, and you do not wish to return to your program of study after the twelve (12) month suspension period, discuss transferring to another Ryerson program with an advisor from Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment.

To be considered for admission to another program, you must apply using a Ryerson online application, opens in new window available at:

Not sure about which program is best for you? Need further guidance? Please make an appointment to see a counsellor in the Office of Student Development and Counselling.

What does Permanent Program Withdrawl (PPW) mean?

  • Your academic performance has resulted in a ‘Required to Withdraw’ Standing for a second time; or
  • You have failed a required course for your program a the third time; or
  • You have not met the terms of your Probationary Contract; or
  • You have been denied reinstatement to your program for a second time.

What are the consequences of PPW?

  • You are withdrawn from your program and you may not apply for reinstatement into that Faculty.
  • You may apply to a different program for the Fall semester of the following calendar year through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

What are my next steps?

  • Check your email and mailbox for information about your Permanent Program Withdrawl Standing.

Support available to help you

When you want academic advice or need to appeal grades or standing, or findings of academic misconduct, or other issues with the University, the Ryerson Student Union, external link, opens in new window (RSU) is here to help! The Student Issues and Advocacy Coordinator, external link, opens in new window can guide you through the University’s policies and procedures and works to protect your rights.

If you would like more information concerning academic appeals please contact the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) Student Issues & Advocacy Coordinator, at


All workshops will be held via Zoom webinar.

Academic Standing Webinar

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

How to write a Strong Grade/Standing appeal

Friday, September 11, 2020 -12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 -5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, e-mail RSU’s Student Issues & Advocacy Coordinator at, opens in new window or CESAR’s Student Rights Coordinator at

 Webinar: Navigating educational setbacks

The Centre for Student Development and Counselling is hosting a webinar for students who have been assigned an academic standing of Required to Withdraw or Permanent Program Withdrawal. The session will cover topics such as: learning about yourself, how to discover academic and career options, and strategies for moving forward.

Wednesday, Sept. 2
2 - 3 p.m. EST
Register using your Ryerson email., opens in new window

Questions? Email Daniela at, opens in new window.

Programs & Supports also available through the Ted Rogers School of Management Academic Success Centre.