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Prospective Transfer Students

Ryerson University is a diverse community actively accepting students who have previous post-secondary education. Most students can apply for transfer credits once receipt of your application for admission is confirmed.

If you are a prospective student, please contact the ServiceHub for questions related to advanced standing. You can reach the ServiceHub by telephone at 416-979-5036, or you can search for your question through AskRyerson, external link, opens in new window, available to you 24/7.

Once Ryerson has confirmed receipt of your application for admission, you can apply for transfer credits to obtain unofficial results if established equivalencies exist in the Transfer Credit database

Transfer credit applications are processed after May 1:

Ryerson’s yearly transfer credit processing cycle is May 1 to April 30. This means if you are admitted for the upcoming fall term (e.g. September, 2020) and you submit a transfer credit application before May 1, although you may be able to receive unofficial results, your application will be processed after May 1.

Courses that require faculty assessment, require the submission of detailed course outlines and decisions may take up to eight weeks. You will be requested to submit these course outlines after May 1.

You must register in a Chang School Certificate program, opens in new window prior to applying for transfer credits.

As a Yeates School of Graduate Studies student you are eligible to apply for transfer credits if you have completed graduate level coursework but have not been awarded a graduate degree. Contact your program administrator for details.

Undergraduate Students

Ryerson invites you to apply for transfer credits using two different application methods depending on where you completed your previous studies.

Method 1: Self-service application on RAMSS (my.ryerson.ca)

If applicable, this is the method you must use.

Available for most Canadian colleges and universities - if your previous institution (listed inthe tab below) is set up for self-service application you must apply on RAMSS, opens in new window. Detailed course outlines may be required, so begin collecting this material to facilitate a smoother application process.

  • After Ryerson has confirmed receipt of your application for admission, login to RAMSS, opens in new window to submit your Transfer Credit Application
  • Detailed application instructions on How to Apply to Transfer Credits are available on the RAMSS Support website
  • Enter all applicable course information from your previous post-secondary institution(s)
  • When applying on RAMSS, if you are unable to the find course code using the look-up feature, please email tcredits@ryerson.ca with the course code, title and the name of your previous institution. After receiving confirmation that these courses have been added, you can return to the application to submit your remaining courses
  • Instant unofficial results will show upon submitting your application
  • Unofficial results are based on previously established equivalencies contained in the Ryerson Transfer Credit Database. If a course has not yet been evaluated for transfer credit equivalency (no established equivalency exists), you will need to submit a detailed course outline once your application is processed
  • You will find your official transfer credit results posted to your Transfer Credit Report on RAMSS within five business days – after May 1 for newly admitted students beginning their studies in the upcoming fall term
  • You will receive an acknowledgment email sent to your Ryerson account (or to the email address on file) confirming your applications have been processed. The email will also include a link to upload course outlines that may be required
  • Algoma University
  • Algonquin College
  • Athabasca University
  • Bishop's University
  • Brock University
  • Cambrian College
  • Canadore College
  • Carleton University
  • Centennial College
  • Concordia University
  • Conestoga College
  • Confederation College
  • Dalhousie University
  • Durham College
  • Fanshawe College
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College
  • Grant MacEwan University
  • Humber College
  • Lakehead University
  • Lambton College
  • Langara College
  • Laurentian University
  • Loyalist College
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Mohawk College
  • Mount Royal University
  • Mt Allison University
  • Niagara College
  • Nipissing University
  • Northern College
  • OCAD University
  • Ontario Tech University
  • Queen's University
  • Royal Military College Of Canada
  • Saint Mary's University
  • Sault College
  • Seneca College
  • Sheridan College
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Sir Sandford Fleming College
  • St Clair College
  • St Francis Xavier University
  • St Lawrence College
  • Trent University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Windsor
  • University of Winnipeg
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University

Method 2: Manual application upload

For all international institutions and a few Canadian institutions that are not set up for the self-service application. Detailed course outlines must be uploaded for each course when applying for transfer credit.

  • After accepting your offer of admission, submit a Manual Transfer Credit Application, opens in new window and upload a detailed PDF course outline for each applicable course.
    • Academic calendar course descriptions are not acceptable in place of a detailed course outline
  • You will receive an acknowledgment email sent to your Ryerson account (or to the email address on file) confirming your applications have been received
    • Newly admitted students beginning their studies in the upcoming fall term, will receive this email after May 1
  • You may receive an incomplete application email requesting you to submit a more recent transcript or a more detailed course outline
  • Verified applications will be displayed on your Transfer Credit Report on RAMSS – after May 1 for newly admitted students beginning their studies in the upcoming fall term
  • Transfer credit decisions will be posted to your Transfer Credit Report over the next eight weeks as faculty evaluations are completed

General Info for Undergraduate Students

  • Courses that require faculty assessment require the submission of detailed course outlines and decisions may take up to eight weeks
  • You may apply for credits using completed or in-progress (IP) courses. Applications for credits using IP courses or for which official final grades cannot be confirmed, will not be displayed on the Transfer Credit Report and you will not be able to upload course outlines.  They will appear when official transcripts confirming grades are received
  • Your Offer of Admission outlines possible transfer credit restrictions and sometimes transfer credits are granted on your Offer of Admission; you do not need to apply for these courses. These credits will be posted to your Transfer Credit Report after May 1
  • Courses completed over 10 years ago require individual faculty evaluation. Wait until your applications are processed and use the link in your acknowledgment email to upload the original course outline for evaluation. These courses may have the prefix ‘OLD’ added to the course code on your Transfer Credit Report
  • You may receive an incomplete application email requesting you to submit a more recent transcripts or a more detailed course outline

You are not required to re-submit transcripts submitted at the time of admission as these will be on file. However, you will require information from your transcript (course codes and final grades) to complete your applications.

You can apply using completed or in-Progress courses to receive unofficial results.

Application processing requires confirmation of official final grade – you will receive an incomplete application notification via email if a recent transcript is required.

Please follow up if you application is not processed within two weeks of submitting a recent transcript.

Please note: Courses completed at another institution after you are enrolled in a Ryerson program must be formally approved on a Letter of Permission (LOP) prior to enrolment.

Chang School Certificate Students

As a certificate student at The Chang School of Continuing Education, opens in new window, you are eligible to apply for transfer credits fulfilling up to 50% of your certificate requirements.

Note: Students do not need to apply for transfer credit for equivalent courses taken through The Chang School of Continuing Education or in a previous Ryerson program. Students who completed similar courses through a previous Ryerson program may apply for course substitution.

All Transfer Credit Applications must be submitted to the Transfer Credit Unit to verify eligibility requirements. Please be advised that the Chang School Academic Coordinators are unable to pre-approve a transfer credit.  

Complete an application:

  • For each Application, complete a separate fillable PDF PDF fileTransfer Credit Application form and attach a course outline
  • You are only eligible to apply for courses that are part of your registered certificate program

Submit your application:

  • Using your Ryerson Gmail, submit your completed application along with a detailed PDF course outline as one pdf file for each transfer credit request to tcredits@ryerson.ca
  • In the subject line of your email, indicate ‘CE Transfer Credit Application - Student ID’ (i.e. CE Transfer Credit Application - 500123456)
  • Submit an officially certified transcript (in a sealed envelope) in-person to ServiceHub Attention: Transfer Credit Unit or mail to the Transfer Credit Unit:

Ryerson University
Transfer Credit Unit, POD363
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

  • Please note: Official transcripts cannot be emailed or faxed
  • You will receive an acknowledgment email sent to your Ryerson account confirming your applications have been processed
  • If your application is missing critical information, an incomplete application email will be sent to your Ryerson Gmail requesting the missing documents and the method of submission
  • You will find your official transfer credit results posted to your Transfer Credit Report on RAMSS as soon as they are available - check frequently for updates

Advanced Secondary and CEGEP Courses

Advanced Secondary courses, such as AP, IB and CEGEP courses may be considered for transfer credits.

Please note:
 

  • For these courses, you must apply using the Method 2: Manual application upload process
  • Upload one detailed course outline in PDF format for each course even if an equivalency exists on the table
  • You must apply using your high school as the institution when you are applying for these transfer credits

Transfer Credit Equivalency Tables for Advanced Secondary School Curricula

Equivalency tables are intended as a guide for applying for a transfer credit and may be subject to change. Transfer credit restrictions outlined on an Offer of Admission or in the Transfer Credit Policy supersede information provided on the tables.

Transfer credits are subject to teaching and program department approval and are only official after validation by the Transfer Credit Unit. Engineering students are not eligible for transfer credits for core and professional engineering courses.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) will be considered with grades of III (C) or higher. There are no pre-approved equivalencies at this time. Please submit your Transfer Credit Applications, opens in new window with detailed course outlines for faculty evaluation.

Advanced Placement subject examinations will be considered with a grade of 4 or higher. Official transcripts from the College Board are required.

AP Subject Ryerson Transfer Credit
Art History MPC 13A/B if applicable to program
Other programs – considered on an individual basis
Biology - General Biology BLG 143 and BLG 144 if applicable to program
Other programs – considered on an individual basis
Calculus AB / Calculus BC Considered on an individual basis
Chemistry CHY 103 and CHY 113 if applicable to program
Other programs – considered on an individual basis
Comparative Government and Politics 1 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credit
Computer Science A No credit
Computer Science B No credit
Economics: Microeconomics ECN 101 or ECN 104
Economics: Macroeconomics ECN 201 or ECN 204
English Language and Composition 1 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credit
English Literature and Composition 1 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credit
Environmental Science Geography - GEO 110 and GEO GEN
Other programs – considered on an individual basis
French Language 1 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credit
French Literature 1 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credit
German Language 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits
History: European 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits
History: United States 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits
Human Geography 1 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credit
Latin Literature 1 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credit
Latin: Vergil 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits
Music Theory Not eligible for music (MUS) credit
Considered on an individual basis of some programs
Physics Credits considered on an individual basis
Psychology 1 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credit
Spanish Language 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits
Spanish Literature 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits
Statistics QMS 102 if applicable to program
Other programs – considered on an individual basis
Studio Art Credits considered on an individual basis
United States Government & Politics 1 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credit
World History 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits

Subjects completed with a final co-efficient of 10 or higher will be considered on an individual basis.

FB Subject Ryerson Transfer Credit Expiry
Advanced Physics & Chemistry No equivalency N/A
Biology & Geology No equivalency N/A

GCE Advanced Level Examinations (A-Levels) with grades of C or higher will be considered. Transfer credits will not be considered for AS Levels.

GCE Subject Ryerson Transfer Credit Expiry
Physics PCS 120 and PCS 130 May 1, 2021
Biology No credit N/A
Chemistry No credit N/A
Mathematics No credit N/A

Higher Level (HL) subjects completed with a grade of 5 or higher will be considered on an individual basis. Official transcripts from IB are required.

IB Subject Ryerson Transfer Credit Expiry
Arabic A1 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Arabic B 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Art/Design Architectural Science – not equivalent to courses in program
School of Fashion – not equivalent to program credit
Other programs – considered on an individual basis
N/A
Biology BLG 143 or BLG 144 credit if applicable to program  N/A
Business and Management  Credits considered on an individual basis N/A
Cantonese B 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Chemistry Eligible for first-year chemistry course with laboratory and will be considered on an individual basis N/A
Chinese A1 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Chinese B 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Computer Science CPS 109 and CPS 209 if applicable to program N/A
Design Technology Architecture Science – ASF 320
Interior Design – not equivalent to program credit
N/A
Dutch A 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Dutch B 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Economics ECN 104 and ECN 204 May 1, 2020
English A1 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
English B 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Environmental Systems Occupational Health & Public Health – ENH 617
Other programs – considered on an individual basis
N/A
Film 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
French A1 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
French B 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Geography 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
German A1 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
German B 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Hebrew A1 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
History (any) 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Islamic History 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Italian A1 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Italian B 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Japanese A1 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Japanese B 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Korean A1 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Korean B 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Latin 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Language A1 (any language) A2, B, Ab 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Mandarin A1 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Mandarin B 2 Lower Level liberal studies Credits N/A
Mathematics MTH 131 and MTH 380 if applicable to program
Other programs – considered on an individual basis
N/A
Music 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Philosophy 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Physics Eligible for Physics (PCS) Credits - equivalency is determined by option taken and students program N/A
Psychology 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Social and Cultural Anthropology 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Spanish A1 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Spanish B 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Sports, Exercise and Health Science Nutrition and Food - considered for FNN GEN (generic nutrition course) on an individual basis
Other programs – considered on an individual basis
N/A
Theatre Arts Theatre Arts – considered on an individual basis N/A
Turkish A 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A
Visual Arts MPC 101 if applicable to program
Other programs – considered on an individual basis 
N/A
World Religions 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies Credits N/A

CEGEP

  • CEGEP courses must have a minimum grade of 70% (B-) to be considered for transfer credits
  • French course outlines will only be accepted for courses for which applicants are seeking French language credits (e.g. FRE 101, FRE 201)
  • All other French course outlines must be translated into English
  • Uncertified translations accompanying the original French outline will be accepted
  • You must apply using the Method 2: Manual application upload process. Upload one detailed course outline in PDF format for each course

Graduate Students

As a Yeates School of Graduate Studies student you are eligible to apply for transfer credits if you have completed graduate level coursework but have not been awarded a graduate degree.

Before applying for transfer credits see your program administrator. Your program administrator will help you apply for the transfer credit.

Approved transfer credits will be posted to your Transfer Credit Report on RAMSS (my.ryerson.ca.), opens in new window.