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In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. You will see the Ryerson name across campus, online and in our official communications for a period of time. Learn more about our next chapter.

Frequent Questions and Answers

Applicants

Visit Undergraduate Admissions for information on our programs and information on applying to our university. If you’ve applied, check your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal for communications and updates related to your application.

Top Questions from Applicants

While February 1 is the guaranteed consideration date for applications to all programs, we continue to accept applications to many of our programs well beyond this date. 

Visit Programs Accepting Applications to confirm which programs are accepting applications for the fall term and then complete your application as early as possible. 

Congratulations on your Offer of Admission and deciding to accept your offer! As a newly accepted student, you must ensure that you:

  1. Confirm your Offer of Admission
  2. Pay your Tuition Deposit between May 15 and June 7
  3. Meet your Admission Conditions

Read through your entire Offer of Admission letter, as it contains plenty of information on your next steps, and helpful resources moving forward. 

Aside from these steps to confirm your Offer, you can also find helpful information and resources on New Students and RU4U.

If you have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), you may be required to confirm your enrolment in order to access your savings. The ServiceHub 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.  

Documents and Letters can be requested online after June 1 and you have confirmed your offer of admission. Letters must be requested before June 22.  Your Verification of Enrolment will be shared with you via MyCreds.ca, external link, opens in new window once you have cleared the admission conditions outlined on your offer of admission.

You can find a complete list of our full- and part-time programs on the Undergraduate Programs website. Select a program name to view the Academic and Non-Academic Requirements. Non-Academic Requirements are required for Grades Plus Programs, and may include essays and auditions.

Applicants applying on the OUAC 105 and Ryerson Application forms are asked to submit a Supplementary Form, transcripts and other documents after applying. See Document Submission to learn more about what documents are required and how they are submitted.

Proof of English Proficiency may be required for applicants from countries where English is not the first or official language. See English Language Requirements for more information.

Applicants receive communications and application status updates via the Choose>Ryerson applicant portal, which can be accessed after applying. Check for communications on a regular basis for requests for information, submission instructions and detailed decision letters. 

Students interested in transferring from another post-secondary institution can be considered for admission provided they are either completing a program or are leaving in good academic standing (i.e. eligible for registration/re-admission) at their home institution.  

Applicants must possess the required program subject prerequisites, or equivalents, and required entrance averages for these subjects. Admission is subject to competition. Visit the Undergraduate Programs website for a complete list of all our full- and part-time undergraduate programs

All eligible applicants will be assessed in competition with other new applicants, taking into consideration academic, and where applicable, non-academic criteria.

Visit the Transfer Credits website for details on transfer credit eligibility and how to apply.

Admission decisions are posted to your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal, and are made using the information we have at the time we review your application.

Decisions are made on an ongoing basis. The majority of decisions for current Ontario secondary school applicants will be made between February and the end of May. The majority of decisions for all other applicants are made between February and late June.

See Admission Decision Release Dates for more information.

Current Students

See the Undergraduate Calendar and Significant Dates for upcoming important dates and official program information and academic policies. Questions regarding your program of study should be referred toward your academic program department.

Top Questions from Current Students

Confirm your course delivery format, time and start dates on RAMSS. You will be added to the course by your instructor on D2L close to the first day of the course. If you are not added to the course by the start of the class, please contact your teaching department.

Students wishing to switch programs are required to apply for admission into the program; however, students can switch plans (majors) within their program by applying for a plan change

Current students interested in changing their program are required to apply for admission into the new program by using the Ryerson Application and must satisfy all admission requirements, including academic and if applicable, non-academic requirements.  More information is available on the University or College Transfer Students web page.

Students in the Arts, Business Management, Engineering and Science programs can switch their plans (i.e. majors) to move within these programs. For example, they may change their plan from Arts, Criminology to Arts, Psychology; or from Civil Engineering to Mechanical Engineering.  Consult your Program Department regarding instructions for a program/plan change.

The majority of spring/summer term courses are offered through the Chang School of Continuing Education, opens in new window.  Undergraduate program students are eligible to enrol into Chang School courses; however, they should be aware that Chang School courses follow different enrolment and fee deadlines than undergraduate courses. For more information on this, visit the Chang School: Undergraduate Students, opens in new window page.

Engineering and science students may be eligible to enrol into select program courses through the summer transition programs:

Faculties may offer a limited number of undergraduate spring/summer courses to their program students. Courses may be searched through RAMSS, and enrolment opens on March 31. Information on course offerings will be shared by your program and/or faculty.

For information on application types, eligibility criteria, and deadline dates, visit Spring/Summer OSAP.

OSAP applications (both full-time and part-time) for the upcoming academic year are expected to launch in late May/June. For updates, stay tuned to the OSAP Portal, external link, opens in new window.

We recommend that you apply and submit all required documents (outlined on your OSAP portal once you apply) by June 30. Doing so will avoid delays in receiving your funding for the start of the upcoming school year.

If you need to make changes to your OSAP application after it has been submitted, you can log in to your OSAP account, external link, opens in new window and make the change directly on your online application. Note that some changes may prompt you to submit supporting documentation, such as a name change.

If you are unable to make the change directly on your application, you can upload a signed and dated letter detailing the changes required to your file via your OSAP application, external link, opens in new window. The Student Financial Assistance office will reach out if they have any further questions or documents needed to make the change.  

It can take approximately three to six weeks to process documents from the time of submission. You can check the processing time for documents on the Student Financial Assistance website.

Students are expected to begin repaying their student loans six months after their study period end date. Students can find their study period end date online via their National Student Loans Service Centre (NSLSC) account, external link, opens in new window.

For more information, visit NSLSC End of Studies. Specific questions surrounding repayment, including establishing a repayment plan, can be directed to the NSLSC. They can be reached Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT at 1-888-815-4514. You can also chat with an agent by logging into your secure NSLSC account.

More Questions?

Ask Ryerson, external link, opens in new window is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

For example: "What programs do you offer?" or "How do I apply?"

The ServiceHub team can answer other questions you may have. Visit the ServiceHub Contact page for more information on how and when to contact us.

To view information about important school-wide services, please visit the university's COVID-19 page.