105 – Ryerson University

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Last updated: September 19, 2019

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About Ryerson University

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career‑oriented education. Here you’ll challenge the ordinary and achieve the extraordinary. You’ll go beyond what’s expected to find new connections and new experiences, and you’ll do it all at the heart of one of Canada’s most vibrant urban centres.

Ryerson is home to more than 45,000 students, including 2,600 master’s and PhD students, 3,100 faculty and staff, and nearly 185,000 alumni worldwide. We offer 62 bachelor’s programs, more than 60 master’s and PhD programs, and 57 specialized minors.

Special Characteristics

At Ryerson, we’re dedicated to creating a culture of action. For us, education and experience go hand-in-hand – what you learn in our classrooms and our dynamic programs is enhanced by real-world knowledge. For us, there’s nothing more exhilarating than making connections – between students and professors, individuals and networks, original thoughts and actual reality. Ryerson, like Toronto, is an exceptionally multicultural community, rich with diversity of perspectives, cultures and opportunities.

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is recognized for:

  • Being a leading centre for learning in action
  • Providing opportunities for connecting beyond classrooms
  • Our urban community in the heart of Toronto
  • Our global connections and opportunities to engage in international learning experiences
  • Our commitment to student support for well-being and academic success
  • Providing an education that will prepare you to lead and adapt in an ever-changing world
  • Zone learning that lets you meet and work with students from across the university to create, develop and launch your ideas

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
  • Bachelor of Architectural Science (BArchSc)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA[Hons])
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BComm[Hons])
  • Bachelor of Design (BDes)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
  • Bachelor of Interior Design (BID)
  • Bachelor of Journalism (BJourn)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc[Hons])
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURPl)

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Visit Ryerson

We offer general and virtual campus tours and special events for prospective students and applicants.

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Application Date

In many cases, Ryerson uses portfolios, interviews, auditions and references, as well as grades, to select students. Equal consideration is guaranteed to all applicants who apply with a complete application by the following deadline.

February 1 – Guaranteed consideration date for applications to Grades‑Plus and Grades-Only programs.

Grades‑Plus programs select students based on grades and non‑academic criteria, such as auditions, portfolios, essays, etc. Grades‑Only programs select students based on academic achievement.

Many programs review applications after February 1, subject to space availability.

For Midwifery applicants, the required Ryerson Midwifery Supplementary Application Form and personal letter must be received by Undergraduate Admissions at Ryerson by February 1, 2020.

Ryerson will not process applications that are incomplete, including incomplete immigration information.

An additional non‑academic assessment fee of $50 (subject to change) applies to most programs within the Faculty of Communication and Design and the Architectural Science program. Ryerson will communicate further information about this fee, as applicable, after an application has been processed.

Read more about non‑academic requirements and application dates.

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Ryerson Supplementary Form

As part of the application process, you are required to upload a Ryerson Supplementary Form. There is also a supplemental/document evaluation fee of $90 (in addition to the base application fee) for all OUAC 105 applicants; the $90 non‑refundable fee is paid once per application and is collected by the OUAC on Ryerson University’s behalf.

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Academic Transcripts

You are required to upload all transcripts, the Ryerson Supplementary Form and supporting documents, where applicable, to our Document Upload page. Review the information about Ryerson’s document submission policies and procedures and submit all documents by the noted deadlines.

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Ryerson Application Form

Use the Ryerson Application Form to apply to an undergraduate program if you are:

  • a current Ryerson student;
  • a former Ryerson student (since fall 1984);
  • applying to a part‑time program only at Ryerson;
  • applying to be a special student; or
  • applying for re‑admission or re-instatement.

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English-Language Requirements

If you are from a country where English is not your first language, or where English is an official language but not the first language, including if you have resided in Canada for 4 calendar years or less (i.e., your date of entry to Canada was on, or after, January 1, 2016, for fall 2020 entry), you are required to present proof of English proficiency at a satisfactory level.

Note: Ryerson will not accept 4U English (or equivalent) in lieu of a test of English-language proficiency.

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Mature Students

If you do not meet the minimum admission requirements you are eligible to be considered for admission as a mature student if you:

  • are 21 years of age by December 31 the year you will begin your studies;
  • have been away from formal education for at least 2 years;
  • are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or are sponsored by a Canadian government agency; and
  • can present tangible evidence of the ability to cope with the program at Ryerson and you have completed, typically with grades of 70% or higher, all subject prerequisite(s) (or equivalent) required for individual program admission.

Your complete academic record, including high school as well as any postsecondary studies (e.g., college, university or other postsecondary institutions), will be reviewed and considered as part of the competitive selection process.

In support of your application, it is recommended that you include the following information on your Ryerson Supplementary Form:

  • Why you have chosen this program
  • Career ambitions/career goals
  • Past work experience

Minimum grades do not guarantee admission. Subject to competition, you may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum. Contact Undergraduate Admissions for detailed information.

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University and College Transfer Students

If you have previously completed 1 or more semesters at Ryerson or another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be eligible for advanced standing (admission to a level higher than first year/semester) and/or for transfer credit(s).

All such applications are assessed in competition with other new applications and will be judged on academic and, where applicable, non‑academic criteria, as well as availability of space.

Details about advanced standing and transfer credit are included in the Admission Procedures and Policies section of Ryerson’s Undergraduate Calendar.

Visit our transfer credit website for details on policies and processes.

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Residence Accommodation

Ryerson has 4 on‑campus residence buildings, with the newest residence scheduled to open in fall 2019. Between these 4 buildings, there are a range of styles, including 2- to 4-bedroom apartments and single bedrooms with shared or private washrooms. Students are connected with dedicated professionals, peers and student leaders to help transition to living independently while working toward academic success.

To be eligible to apply for a space in residence, you must receive and maintain an active offer of admission to a full-time undergraduate degree program at Ryerson. Residence applications are available to approved students in early January.

The deadline to submit residence applications is in early June.

Email: housing@ryerson.ca
Phone: 416‑979‑5284

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Bachelor of Arts – Undeclared

The Undeclared Arts option is a 1-year entry option only and does not grant transfer credit or advanced standing. If you have completed, or are in the process of completing, postsecondary studies for which you are eligible to apply for transfer credit, admission to this option is not possible.

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BScN in Nursing – Collaborative Program

If you are interested in Nursing, we have 3 locations to choose from:

  1. Ryerson University
  2. Centennial College
  3. George Brown College

If you choose Centennial or George Brown, you will complete the final 2 years of the program at Ryerson University and will receive a Ryerson degree.

This is a joint BScN Nursing Degree sharing the same programs of study and clinical placement settings.

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Entrance and program-specific scholarships are available.

Read more about scholarship eligibility and deadlines.

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Academic Accommodation Support

Academic Accommodation Support provides students with disabilities accommodation services and the support needed to achieve academic success, and access to the university within the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Academic Accommodation Support staff work in co-operation with Ryerson departments to ensure that students with disabilities receive the services they need.

Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • books in alternative formats;
  • sign language interpreting arrangements;
  • note-taking;
  • test and exam accommodations;
  • testing for learning disabilities and
  • information about educational assistants and personal attendants.

In order for staff to support and assist with admission procedures, you are advised to identify yourself after applying. At the time of acceptance, you are asked to set up an appointment with a counsellor. You will be asked to supply medical documentation of your disability.

All documents are confidential and will remain with Academic Accommodation Support. The counsellor will assist in arranging approved accommodation and will refer you to other services at the university, as needed.

Telephone: 416‑979‑5290
TTY: 416‑979‑5274
Fax: 416‑979‑5094

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Part‑Time Program Only Applicants

Students applying only to a Ryerson part‑time degree program apply with the Ryerson online application.

Exception: Part-time application forms are not open to international students.

Students applying to both a part‑time program and a full‑time program at Ryerson (or a program at another university in Ontario) should apply through the OUAC.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Admissions
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto ON  M5B 2K3

Telephone: 416‑979‑5036
Fax: 416‑979‑5221

Immediate answers to your questions: ask.ryerson.ca
Check your Choose > Ryerson applicant portal regularly for updates about your application.

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