December Applicant Updates

Welcome to WhyRyerson! We’re thrilled to have you as an applicant, and are so happy to be in touch! The winter break and holidays are just around the corner, and before welcoming in the new year we have a few important updates we’d like to share with you.

Before getting started, please note that Ryerson University is CLOSED Saturday, December 24 – Sunday January 8. If you have any questions head over to Ask Ryerson for immediate answers 24/7.

Happy holidays!
Ryerson Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

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Track your Application Status
After applying to Ryerson you likely received an acknowledgment email with access information for your Choose>Ryerson portal. If not, be sure to check your junk or spam folder, and add us as a contact for future communications! All communications from Ryerson will be posted in your Choose>Ryerson portal.  You will have access to Choose>Ryerson at all times, so check back often for updates. See Step 3 on the Applying to Ryerson page for more information.

You can find information about our General Entrance Scholarship Program on our Scholarships webpage. You are automatically considered for these scholarships!

Other Entrance scholarships may require an application and reference forms, so be sure to do your research online!

Transfer Credits
Transfer students are eligible to apply for transfer credits after you receive an Offer of Admission. Preparing ahead of time can help ensure your application process goes smoothly and that you receive your results earlier. Visit the Prospective Students Transfer Creditswebpage for eligibility and application information.

English Proficiency 
If you receive (or have received) a “Request for English Proficiency” letter in your Choose>Ryerson Portal, ensure that you visit English Language Requirements and follow the instructions to let us know which test you will be submitting to meet your English proficiency requirement. The deadline to let us know your plans will be 20 days from the date at the top of your “Request for English Proficiency” letter.

Have more questions for us? Be sure to check out the Winter Break FAQ blog post, or visit Ask Ryerson to get your questions answered before, during, or after the winter break closure.


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Good question! As a Ryerson applicant you may be required to upload documents to us online. This how-to video can help you understand the process:

DashedLineBring on 2017!

We’re just as ready for the new year as you are. Before then take note that we still have online events you can participate in, as well as information to share with you about tours:

RU Live
RU Live is your chance to join us for a live, online event! We have a number of different sessions you can attend, so see when our next RU Live is on our website.

Virtual Tour


Campus Tours
In addition to our virtual tour, please note that campus tours will resume Monday, January 9, 2017 and will run through Thursday, April 13, 2017. Tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please register online ahead of time!

Ryerson Visits You!
A Ryerson representative may be visiting your high school or attending an education fair near you! Each year, our recruitment team travels all over the world to meet with prospective students and families. Check out our Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment travel schedule online.

DashedLineWe share the latest news from across campus right here on WhyRyerson. Our talented bloggers also share their experiences, and give you the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a student at Ryerson.


Check out the top 5 blogs from 2016 below:

1. Six Ryerson Musicians to Add to Your Playlists
2. Ryerson through the lens of a student
3. My Intramural Experience
4. How to Survive A 3-Hour Lecture
5. Places in the City with Student Discounts

If you ever have any questions about Admissions please reach out to us on social media. We can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @WhyRyerson.

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