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Other Types of Credits

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Exchange Credits

Ryerson International helps students find opportunities to learn about other cultures and gain new perspectives on your chosen fields.

  • Prior to your Exchange, you will meet with your Ryerson program or exchange coordinator to determine suitable courses at the host university
  • To transfer your courses to Ryerson upon return, obtain an official transcript and meet with your exchange coordinator to complete the required paperwork
  • Once the paperwork has been processed you will be able to view your Exchange Transfer Credits on your Transfer Credit Report
  • Prior to registering for your Study Abroad program, you must obtain a Letter of Permission (LOP) for each course you wish to obtain a transfer credit for
  • Please be advised that some courses completed through the Study Abroad program are not eligible for transfer credit consideration
  • Upon completing the course(s), obtain an official transcript and follow up as per the instructions provided on your LOP
  • Once your LOP credits have been processed, you can view them on your Transfer Credit Report

Challenge Credits

A Challenge Credit grants Ryerson students an academic credit for a Ryerson course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained outside the traditional post-secondary school environment, e.g. through work experience. The experience gained replicates the subject matter of the course material.

Letter of Permission (LOP)

A Letter of Permission (LOP) grants Ryerson students permission to enrol in a course at another accredited post-secondary institution and confirms credit will be applied toward their Ryerson program. Credits will not be granted for courses taken at another institution if an approved Letter of Permission has not been issued prior to course enrolment. Students must meet eligibility and satisfy all other requirements.