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Understanding Your Transfer Credit Report

General

  • Your Transfer Credit Report displays all official transfer credit statuses such as Granted, Denied and Pending (No Rule)
  • 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 denied reasons
  • Frequently check your Transfer Credit Report for updates as you will not be notified via email

Undergraduate Students

Results of applications using courses from most Canadian institutions will appear within five business days (after May 1 for upcoming fall admits).

Pending transfer credit status will not appear for international and some Canadian courses. Granted and Denied statuses will be posted to the report once an assessment is completed by faculty – this may take up to eight weeks from the date a complete application is received.

Chang School Certificate and Graduate Students

Granted and Denied statuses will be posted to the report once an assessment is completed by faculty – this may take up to eight weeks from the date a complete application is received.

You can view your Transfer Credit Report via RAMSS - my.ryerson.ca, opens in new window.

Instructions on how to view your Transfer Credit Report are available on RAMSS Support.

  • It is your responsibility to adjust your course schedule immediately after receiving your transfer credits results
  • Refer to the All 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

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 equivalent transfer credit.

Generic transfer credits are categorized 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

With the approval of your program department, these credits may be applied towards your Professional, Professionally-Related or Open elective requirement. These credits are indicated as SOC GEN, PSY GEN, MKT GEN, etc.

3. Professionally-Related Generic Credit

May be applied towards your Professionally-Related requirement.  With the approval of your program department, these credits may also be applied towards your Open elective requirement. These credits are indicated as PRE GEN.

Refer to Determine Credit Applicability section for more information.

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.

Determine Credit Applicability Towards Your Program

While the transfer credits on your Transfer Credit Report will reflect faculty approved equivalent credits, they may not all be relevant to your program requirements. Understanding your Transfer Credit Report and determining how granted transfer credits apply towards your program requirements ensures that all eligible transfer credits are "counting" towards your program requirements.

Please note: This report is available to newly admitted students after August 1.

The Academic Advisement Report is a tool for Undergraduate degree students which provides an audit of your progress-to-date for meeting graduation requirements. The Academic Advisement Report shows how your transfer credits fulfil your degree requirement.

Transfer credits that are not being applied to meeting your degree requirements will appear in the non-applicable courses section of the Academic Advisement Report.

For more information about Academic Advisement Report, please visit the Curriculum Advising website.

Some transfer credits you receive (including generic course credits - GEN) may not apply towards your program requirements automatically. This is common for programs with multiple majors, plans or streams.

If courses with similar subject areas are listed in your Professional, Professionally-Related or Open Elective tables, request approval from your program department to have credits directed toward these requirements by applying for Course Substitutions/Directives.

Too many Liberal Studies credits were granted - if the incoming course is eligible to be considered for a Required, Professional, Professionally-Related or Open Elective course in your program, submit a Transfer Credit Reassessment.

Some Liberal Studies credit may be restricted for your program review the Liberal Studies restrictions tables for your program in the Undergraduate Calendar. If the granted credit is on the restriction table, and you can identify an equivalent Required, Professional, Professionally-Related or Open Elective course for your program, submit a Transfer Credit Reassessment.

  • 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
  • Consider submitting Course Substitutions/Directives requests

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

Every effort has been made to provide you with accurate transfer credit results. 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 accordion above
  • If you received a Liberal Studies credit that is not applicable to your program requirement
  • If you strongly believe that the Liberal Studies criteria was met by the course you completed
  • If you received a credit but strongly believe that the incoming course is equivalent to another Ryerson course in your program

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.