Basic Requirements for Admission
Ryerson University offers 2 types of programs:
Grades-Only programs select students on the basis of academic performance.
Grades-Plus programs select students on the basis of academic performance plus non-academic requirements such as auditions, interviews, portfolios, essays, etc. If distance does not permit travel to Ryerson, selection methods may include telephone interviews, video auditions, mail-in questionnaires and/or essays. Non-academic requirements are generally due by the Guaranteed Consideration Date (February 1). However, it is important that you do not submit non-academic requirements until after you have actually submitted your application for admission and have received your Ryerson Student Number. Your Ryerson Student Number must be included on all non-academic requirements you submit.
- Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
- Six Grade 12 U/M courses or equivalent, including English/Anglais and program-specific subject prerequisites
A minimum overall average of 70% (or equivalent) in six Grade 12 U/M courses establishes your eligibility to apply for admission. Ryerson receives more applications than spaces available. Possession of the minimum requirements, averages and/or grades does not guarantee admission. The overall average and subject-specific grades required for each program depends on competition each year, and admission is offered to the best qualified candidates.
For current Ontario secondary school applicants, Ryerson may use Grade 11 results in the early admission selection process. You must have completed, or be currently completing, your program’s admission requirements at the time you apply. Offers of Admission are granted to the best-qualified candidates based on the information available at the time of application review.
All fall 2019 applicants, including those given an early or conditional Offer of Admission, are required to successfully complete all admission requirements by June 30, 2019 (unless otherwise stated). In most cases, this will exclude the possibility of using summer school, night school, virtual school, correspondence and/or distance education courses completed after this date to meet admission requirements. However, some Ryerson programs may consider extensions beyond June 30, 2019.
Failed and Repeated Courses
We will calculate your overall average using the final marks from your best 6 Grade 12 U/M courses, which may include repeated/upgraded course marks.
Timing and Process for Admission Decisions
We anticipate that the majority of decisions will be made between February and the end of May 2019 based on application processing timeframes and timelines for evaluating non-academic requirements.
February 1, 2019, is the Guaranteed Consideration Date for all programs.
Subject to space availability in programs, applications, amendments and supporting documents may continue to be reviewed after the Guaranteed Consideration Date for fall admission. Some part-time undergraduate programs also accept applications for the winter and spring terms. Visit our Application Dates page for details.
The presentation of admission averages on eINFO are estimates only, and are subject to change. Find further information in Ryerson's Official Undergraduate Calendar(s).