Welcome to Toronto Metropolitan University!
You've accepted your offer, paid your tuition deposit, and met your admission requirements. Now what? Check out what steps you need to take as a new student at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU).
It is your responsibility to meet the academic admission requirements stated on your offer of admission by June 30, unless otherwise stated in your offer. Conditions may include completing your high school or college diploma, achieving a required overall average, passing prerequisite courses with the required grades, and/or submitting final official academic transcripts.
Submit your transfer credit applications as soon as you have accepted your offer of admission. Follow up with course outlines, if required, as soon as your official results are confirmed. Applying early (May and June) facilitates course planning by allowing you to have your results ahead of course enrolment in August.
Your program department and faculty will support you academically during your time at TMU. Your program contact will assist you with course selection, connect you with support services and host orientations, workshops and other activities to help you make the most of your time at TMU.
Look out for emails from your program department in early August. See Student Portal, Email, OneCard and More section below for information on setting up your Ryerson email.
Student Learning Support is a group of services aimed to help you engage more effectively in your academic studies. These services, which can be accessed throughout your time at TMU, include English Language Support, Math Support, Study Skill and Transition Support, and Writing Support.
Students can also join SHIFT, which are interactive sessions for incoming students with disabilities. Parent information sessions are also available.
Academic Accommodation Support (AAS) provides academic accommodation and related support to students with disabilities. AAS works with students to create and implement individualized academic accommodation plans so students can more fully participate in their studies. Students can register with Academic Accommodation Support once their TMU online identity (including email address) is activated.
New students are automatically enrolled into their fall and winter term required courses in early August, if they are admitted into the first semester of a full-time program and have confirmed their Offer of Admission by mid-July.
- If you are automatically enrolled into your required courses, your class schedule will appear on your Student Center in RAMSS in early August. During your enrolment period, you must enrol into your elective fall and winter term courses and you can adjust your fall term course schedule.
- If you are not automatically enrolled into your required courses, you must enrol into all of your fall and winter term courses (required and elective, if applicable) during your enrolment period.
- For details about the classes you will be taking in your first semester please visit the Undergraduate Calendar.
The course enrolment period is from August 9, 2022 to September 16, 2022. In early August, your program department will send you additional information, and your specific course enrolment start date will be confirmed on RAMSS. See the Course Enrolment page on the Current Students site for additional enrolment information.
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Required course materials will be confirmed on your course outline/syllabus or by your course instructor at the beginning of your course. Purchase your textbooks and e-books in person at the Campus Store located at 17 Gould St. or order them online for delivery right to your door. If there is no e-book listed for a course you’re enrolled in, there will be a corresponding textbook.
Stop by the Campus Store in September and celebrate your time at TMU with our new line of university apparel and giftware!
Living in residence is not only convenient, but you will be part of a community and have a dedicated team of professionals and student leaders to help make your transition to university a smooth one. TMU has four residence buildings on campus, and a variety of room styles and living options to choose from. Find out more about living in residence by reviewing the Housing & Residence Life website, visiting campus or exploring our Virtual Tour, external link, opens in new window.
See Student Affairs COVID-19 Information and Updates for answers to your questions about the impacts of COVID-19 on Housing and Residence Life.
Apply to live in residence after receiving an Offer of Admission. The Residence Application is due by June 7, 2022.
There are a number of services available to help you succeed at TMU! You can learn more about what’s available to you on the Student Affairs website. Here are a few examples of just some of the services:
- Aboriginal Student Services provides a culturally supportive environment and specialized services for Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit students on campus.
- International Student Support helps International TMU students prepare for arrival, build a community, work on campus and advise on immigration.
- Ryerson Athletics, external link, opens in new window is home to the Rams! Why not try out for a varsity team, or support your fellow Rams by attending games? You can also take advantage of our state-of-the-art athletic facilities by using the fitness centre or by joining intramural teams or sports clubs.
TMU has a number of online activities planned this summer for you! Various workshops are available to help you with your math, writing and study skills. A number of Community Ready activities are also planned, which are not only a lot of fun, but a great way to learn about life at TMU!
Register for Get Ready: Summer Jumpstart events and workshops.
O-Week is the official kick-off to your four years here at TMU! This is your chance to meet your first TMU friends, join awesome events, grab some free food and explore the campus. Some programs will also have mandatory academic orientation sessions you’ll need to attend.
Find out more on the Student Life Orientation Week website.
Paying your Tuition Deposit is an essential step for confirming your spot at TMU. Tuition Deposits can be paid through online banking starting May 15, and are due June 7, 2022 (unless otherwise stipulated in your Offer of Admission).
There are many scholarships and awards available to TMU students. Awards may be specific to entering students, programs, faculties or special categories, while others are available to all students. Find out which awards you may be eligible for, and apply to them on AwardSpring, TMU's award management system. AwardSpring is available to newly admitted students starting in late August and awards will be posted starting in September.
If you have been awarded an entrance scholarship, you will receive confirmation of your award and conditions through your ChooseTMU Applicant Portal. Half of the awarded amount will be added to your Ryerson account in late August, and will be applied toward your fall term fees, and the other half will be added to your account in January and apply toward your winter term fees.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides financial assistance through student loans and grants funded by the federal and provincial governments to students enrolled in post-secondary studies. Students whose primary residence is outside of Ontario should apply for funding through the government student aid program offered by their home jurisdiction.
To avoid delays in receiving your OSAP assessment and funds, we strongly encourage you to apply and upload all supporting documentation via the OSAP Portal, external link, opens in new window by June 30.
In mid-August, you must enrol into fall and winter term courses so that your course load matches what is reported on your OSAP application.
Visit Student Financial Assistance for funding details and application instructions.
If you have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), you may be required to confirm your enrolment at TMU in order to access your savings. TMU provides a standardized Verification of Enrolment for new students that contains all information required by financial institutions, and is accepted in lieu of their forms.
Request Your Verification of Enrolment online by mid-July. Your official letter will be released to you online after you have satisfied the conditions on your Offer of Admission.
If you are no longer able to request a verification of enrolment you will need to wait until your class enrolment is complete and then request a Proof of Enrolment letter from your RAMSS account.
If you are receiving sources of external funding other than RESPs, scholarships and government financial aid (OSAP), such as bursaries from employers or pension funds, you may be required to confirm your enrolment at TMU to access these funds. In many cases, a standardized Verification/Proof of Enrolment letter can be requested online and is sufficient to confirm your enrolment. If you have questions about your letter contact the ServiceHub.
A number of jobs are available on campus through the Career Boost program. These positions are not only a great way to earn money, but they provide valuable work experience in academic, administrative and student service departments. Career Boost positions are available in late July and the application is available in August.
Visit the Career & Co-op Centre website for program eligibility and application instructions.
Tuition and fees are charged based on your course enrolments, and your fall term fees can be viewed on your RAMSS student account starting in August. As fees are based on your enrolments, the fees balance posted on your RAMSS account may not reflect the correct amount until you have completed your course enrolments. To find out how much your fees are before you have enrolled into courses and your fees are confirmed on RAMSS, you can check the Undergraduate Tuition and Fees page.
If you have received an Entrance Scholarship, half of the amount will be applied to your RAMSS student account in late August, and will apply toward your fall term fees. The remaining amount will be applied to your student account in January, and will apply toward your winter term fees.
If you have applied to OSAP, you will receive an estimate of how much OSAP funding you are eligible to receive. Your OSAP funds will be dispersed to your Ryerson student account starting in early September, and you will be required to pay any remaining balance on your account. If your OSAP funding amount is greater than your student fees, any surplus of funds will be deposited into your bank account.
Visit How to Pay Your Fees for information on how to pay your tuition fees through online banking. Tuition fees are due by Thursday, September 29, 2022.
Late fees will be applied to any outstanding fee balances the first of October.
Winter term tuition fees will appear on your RAMSS student account in October, and are due on Friday, January 27, 2023.
At the end of July, you will be granted full access to your my.ryerson.ca student account, allowing you to access all current student academic and financial features on RAMSS, as well as the full suite of Google Apps.
In late July or early August, you will automatically be prompted to create a TMU username and set-up your student email address (email@example.com) when you log into my.ryerson.ca, opens in new window. Once your email has been set up, all official university communications will be sent there. Remember to check it frequently!
You have the option to use your chosen/preferred first name for internal purposes on campus, including as your display name in D2L Brightspace, Google Workspace and Zoom. It will also display to your instructors on class rosters and grade rosters.
You can update your chosen/preferred first name in RAMSS. Update your name before you apply for your student OneCard to ensure that it appears on your card. Also, updating your chosen first name before classes begins will ensure that it appears on class rosters. If you update your name after classes begin, your instructors may not know to use your updated name unless you contact them directly.
Note that your legal name on your student record will continue to be used for external purposes and on all official university documents such Official Transcripts and Graduation Awards.
Your Student OneCard is one of the most important tools you’ll need while at TMU. Not only is it your official student identification, it also grants you access to campus services, buildings and discounts. You can also use it as a payment card to purchase products and services.
All incoming students must apply for their free OneCard using the online OneCard application portal. Once your application is approved, you can pick up your OneCard by visiting the Kerr Hall West (KHW) Lower Gym between August 29 and September 16.
If you are a full-time student, you are eligible for a GO Transit Student ID Card, which can get you a discounted rate on GO Transit using your PRESTO Card. Applications for 2022/2023 GO Transit Student ID Cards will open on August 30.
TMU students are automatically covered for extended health and dental insurance coverage.
- Full-time students are covered under the RSU Health and Dental Plan, external link, opens in new window, and annual fees are included on your tuition fees statement. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Part-time students are covered under the CESAX Health and Dental Plan, external link, and annual fees are included on your tuition fees statement. Contact: CESAX, external link
- International Students are required to be enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), which provides medical coverage comparable to OHIP for Ontario residents. Contact: International Student Support
If you are covered by another plan, you may apply to opt-out by the deadline, and receive a refund for the RSU or CESAX Health and Dental Plans. Visit the applicable RSU Health and Dental Plan, external link, opens in new window or CESAX Health and Dental Plan, external link websites for opt-out information and deadlines.
The ServiceHub is TMU's front-line service centre for the Office of the Registrar, and the ServiceHub team is available to answer your questions about admissions, fees, financial assistance, enrolment, RAMSS and more!
Follow @ServiceHubTMU on Instagram, external link, opens in new window and Twitter, external link, opens in new window to stay connected, and to receive timely updates and tips throughout the school year.
COVID-19 Information and Updates
TMU is committed to supporting students during this time of uncertainty. Visit COVID-19 Information and Updates for updates, FAQs and additional resources to support you.