105 – Ryerson University

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Last updated: September 17, 2020

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About Ryerson University

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

We are 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 63 bachelor’s programs, more than 60 master’s and PhD programs, and 57 specialized minors.

Special Characteristics

At Ryerson, we are 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. There’s nothing more exhilarating than making connections – between students and professors, individuals and networks, original thoughts and actual reality. We, like Toronto, are an exceptionally multicultural community, rich with diversity of perspectives, cultures and opportunities.

At the intersection of mind and action, we are recognized for:

  • Being a leading centre for learning in action
  • Providing opportunities for connecting beyond classrooms
  • Being part of our urban community in the heart of Toronto
  • Offering our global connections and opportunities to engage in international learning experiences
  • Maintaining 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
  • Offering 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, we use portfolios, interviews, auditions and references, as well as grades, to select students. We guarantee equal consideration to all applicants who apply with a complete application by the following deadline:

February 1, 2021 – 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, 2021, subject to space availability.

For Midwifery applicants, Undergraduate Admissions at Ryerson must receive the required Ryerson Midwifery Supplementary Application Form by February 1, 2021.

We 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. We 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 must 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; you pay the $90 non‑refundable fee once per application and the OUAC collects it on our behalf.

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Academic Transcripts

You must upload all transcripts, the Ryerson Supplementary Form and supporting documents, where applicable, to your Choose>Ryerson applicant portal account.

Review the information about our 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 only to a part‑time program at Ryerson,
  • applying to be a special student or
  • applying for re‑admission or re-instatement.

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English-language Requirements

Visit our English-language Requirements web page to determine if you need to submit proof of English 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 (landed immigrant), 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.

We will review and consider your complete academic record, including high school as well as any postsecondary studies (e.g., college, university or other postsecondary institutions), as part of the competitive selection process.

We recommend that you include the following information on your Ryerson Supplementary Form in support of your application:

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

Minimum grades do not guarantee admission. Subject to competition, we may require you 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).

We assess all such applications in competition with other new applications and will judge them on academic and, where applicable, non‑academic criteria, as well as availability of space.

Find more information about advanced standing and transfer credit on our University and College Transfer Student web page.

Read more about policies and processes on our transfer credit website.

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Residence Accommodation

We have 4 on‑campus residence buildings, the newest of which opened 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. We connect you with dedicated professionals, peers and student leaders to help you 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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Scholarships

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 they need 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:

  • 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.

For staff to support and assist with admission procedures, we advise you to identify yourself after you apply. At the time of acceptance, we will ask you to set up an appointment with a counsellor. We will also ask you 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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