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Understanding Your Transfer Credit Report

Your Transfer Credit Report displays all official transfer credit statuses such as Granted, Denied and Pending (No Rule) after your application is processed. For more information, see the Status and Deadlines page.

The Course Credits section of the report is where equivalent Ryerson courses are posted as credits. The Comments section may include relevant comments about your application, including reason for denial.

Check your Transfer Credit Report frequently for updates, as you will not be notified via email.

You can view your Transfer Credit Report via RAMSS at my.ryerson.ca, opens in new window. Visit the RAMSS Support website for instructions on how to view your Transfer Credit Report.

It is your responsibility to adjust your course schedule immediately after receiving your transfer credit results. Refer to the Significant Dates section of the Undergraduate Calendar for add and drop deadline dates.

For assistance on course planning and enrolment, please contact your program advisor.

Courses completed over 10 years ago require individual faculty evaluation. If you applied via RAMSS, wait until your applications are processed and use the link in your acknowledgement email to upload the original course outline for evaluation. These courses may have the prefix ‘OLD’ added to the course code.

Applying Transfer Credits Towards Program Requirements

The transfer credit application process ensures that your previously completed eligible courses are appropriately recognized by reflecting Ryerson approved course equivalency decisions on your Transfer Credit Report. Granted transfer credits do not always automatically apply towards your individual program requirements as they may not be relevant to your program of study.

When an incoming course is assessed for equivalency, normally a specific Ryerson course is established as equivalent transfer credit. In circumstances where a specific transfer credit cannot be established, sometimes a generic transfer credit is established as an equivalent transfer credit.

Generic transfer credits are grouped into three categories:

  1. Generic Liberal Studies Credits

    These credits may be applied towards your Liberal Studies requirement and are indicated as:

    • GEN LLS - Lower Level Liberal Studies (Table A)
    • GEN LL2 - 2 Lower Level Liberal Studies (Table A)
    • GEN ULS - Upper Level Liberal Studies (Table B)
    • Gen UL2 - 2 Upper Level Liberal Studies (Table B)
  2. Subject Specific Generic Credits

    • These credits are indicated as SOC GEN, PSY GEN, MKT GEN, etc.
    • You were granted these credit(s) because the content of the external course did not meet the specific requirements of a Ryeron subject-specific course such as SOC 105, PSY 102, MKT 100, etc. Therefore, you cannot replace a specific course with a generic course.
    • If generic credits are listed under the Non-Applicable section of your Advisement Report (this report is available to newly admitted students in early August), you can request a PDF fileCourse Exception. With the approval of your program department, these credits may be applied towards your Professional, Professionally-Related or Open elective requirement.
  3. Professionally-Related Generic Credit (PRE GEN)

    • There credits may only be applied towards your elective requirements
    • If PRE GEN credits are listed under the Non-Applicable section of your Advisement Report (this report is available to newly admitted students in early August), you can request a PDF fileCourse Exception.  With the approval of your program department, these credits may be applied towards your Professionally-Related or Open elective requirement.

Transfer credits granted for your previous studies may not always apply towards your new program at Ryerson. There are a few steps you can take to ensure the transfer credits are counting towards your program requirements:

  • If Generic (GEN) credits are not being applied to your program, please refer to the Generic Transfer Credits section.
  • If a specific course like ACC 100 is listed under the Non-Applicable section of your Advisement Report (this report is available to newly admitted students in early August), you can request a PDF fileCourse Exception. With the approval of your program department, these credits may be applied towards your Professional, Professionally-Related or Open elective requirement.
  • If you received a generic credit (e.g. CHY GEN) but you think the external course is equivalent to a specific course (e.g. CHY 102) instead, submit a Transfer Credit Reassessment.
  • For some programs, you may have to declare a major or plan to have transfer credits counted towards your program requirements.

Attend your program’s orientation session and contact your program advisors early. Your program advisors can help you determine if any of the non-applicable courses in your Academic Advisement Report can be directed toward your program requirements so that they count toward your program requirements.

Please note:
 

  • Generic course credits (GEN) cannot be directed to meet Liberal Studies course requirements
  • Lower Level (Table A) Liberal Studies Credits cannot be directed/substituted for Upper Level (Table B) Credits

Transfer Credit Reassessment

We strive to provide you with the most suitable transfer credit decision to support your program requirement. Occasionally, some of the decisions made may not be what you expected.

  • Course was not completed at an accredited institution
  • Course did not satisfy the minimum grade requirement
  • Course does not meet the minimum course weight and/or course hours requirement
  • Course completed was not a degree-level status course (e.g. was completed as a diploma or certificate-level status course)
  • Course content/currency not relevant to program requirements e.g. course may have been completed 10 or more years ago. If content was e.g. Technical – pedagogical requirements have since changed
  • If your transfer credit applications were denied for reasons other than the ones listed in the reasons why courses are not approved for transfer credits.
  • If you received a Liberal Studies credit that is not applicable to your program requirement.
  • If you are seeking a Liberal Studies credit, the course content must be liberal studies related and meet the writing requirement outlined in the Liberal Studies policy.
  • If you received a GEN credit, but a specific credit such as GMS 200 is better suited for your program requirement. You must justify your request by outlining similarities in course content and level between the courses.
  • If you received a specific credit such as PHL 307, but another course such as BUS 223 is better suited for your program requirement.

If you wish to have your transfer credit decision reassessed, we advise you to do so promptly. Reassessment requests must be submitted within one year of the original results being issued. Reassessments received after this period are subject to the transfer credit late fee

You must submit a complete Reassessment package for each course you wish to have reassessed.

Each Reassessment package should include:

  1. PDF fileTransfer Credit Reassessment Form: The form must indicate the Ryerson course for which you wish to have your Reassessment considered, outlining similarities in course content and level between the courses
  2. Detailed course outline

Please email each Reassessment package as one PDF attachment to tcredits@ryerson.ca with the subject line, “Transfer Credit Reassessment request for ‘Ryerson course code’ student ID’” (e.g. Transfer Credit Reassessment request for ABC100 500123456).

The receipt of your Reassessment request will appear on the Comments section of your Transfer Credit Report on RAMSS. The original transfer credit results will remain on your Transfer Credit Report until a final Reassessment decision is made by the faculty evaluator.

If a transfer credit is granted for your Reassessment request, then the Transfer Credit Report will be updated. Otherwise, the original decision remains in your Transfer Credit Report.

Reassessment requests can take up to eight weeks for a decision from the time a complete Reassessment package is received.

If your Transfer Credit Reassessment request is unsuccessful, subsequent Reassessment requests will not be considered.