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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 2021 term.

This year, Ryerson will allow students to see their ‘unofficial’ Spring/Summer 2021 grades and Academic Standing on RAMSS from Thursday, August 19th, 2021.

What does this Mean?

This means that you will see your grades and standing before the ‘official’ Ryerson release date of August 25th, 2021. Any grades or standing released on August 19th, 2021 are subject to final review and could still change.

If you took courses in Spring/Summer 2021, your Official Grades and Academic Standing will be posted on:

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 on RAMSS.

If you did not take any courses during the Spring/Summer 2021 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 withdrawal.

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.

Here is a quick guide to the Probation Steps 

What are my next steps?

You must complete the following five (5) steps by Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.

Step One (1):

Login to and access the online D2L module called  “Fall 2021 Probation Seminar.”  Read and review all the information in the “Content” area.

Step Two (2):

Complete the two (2) online quizzes with a score of 100% on each quiz.

Step Three (3):

Complete the online Probationary Contract and Self-Reflection questionnaire.

It is extremely important that you read these very carefully to understand the implications of being on Probation and to see what questions you may have for your Advising appointment (step five).

Step Four (4):

Register in the Back in Business (BiB) program.

Step 5: Book and attend a meeting (video or phone call) with your Student Advisor or attend a group webinar. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Student Advisor.

We look forward to working with you!

TRSM Student Advising

  • Please ensure that you have already enrolled in Fall 2021 courses and completed Steps 1-5 in advance of your virtual check-in appointment.


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 2021, you may request reinstatement to resume your studies in Fall 2022 semester.
  • The reinstatement application deadline is  August 1st, 2022.

Students with CGPA between 1.00 and 1.66

  1. Confirm 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 your Academic Advisor or email at
  4. If you wish to be considered for the Fresh Start program as a transfer student to another program, complete the PDF fileFresh Start Transfer Application. Please note: Not all programs accept Fresh Start Transfers. Complete Part 1 of the Fresh Start-Transfer Application, and submit the completed application to The Service Hub by the deadline. 

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

More information regarding the Fresh Start program can be also be found here.

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 grade and standing appeals, academic misconduct, and to download the Grade & Standing Appeal Information Package, external link please contact the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) Student Issues & Advocacy Coordinator, at


All webinars will be held via ZOOM. Students can RSVP here, external link to access the ZOOM link.

Academic Standing Issues: What are My Options?

Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM

Tuesday,  September 14, 2021 from 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

How to write a Strong Grade/Standing appeal

Friday, September 10, 2021 from 12:00 PM -2:00 PM

Monday, September 13, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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.


Questions? Email Daniela at, opens in new window.

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