Ryerson University is a diverse community actively accepting students who have previous post-secondary education. The following information will help you understand how Ryerson evaluates your previous coursework for Transfer Credit.
Advanced standing and Transfer Credit eligibility is determined by the admission process. Students who have received a Ryerson Offer of Admission can apply for Transfer Credits to obtain unofficial results. Official Transfer Credit results are confirmed after students accept their Offer.
Students may apply for Transfer Credits once they receive an Offer of Admission. We do not pre-evaluate Transfer Credits.
Your Offer of Admission could include information regarding advanced standing and Transfer Credit eligibility. Some students will receive an advanced standing Offer placing them into a level higher than first semester; or Transfer Credits are granted as part of their Offer of Admission.
Transfer Credits are considered for courses:
- similar in level to a degree level course (diploma and degree level courses will be considered)
- similar in content to a course in your program
- with a minimum grade of 70% (B-) for college or 60% (C-) for university
- not identified on your Offer of Admission as being ineligible
As a prospective student you can determine the similarity of your previous studies by comparing your courses to your desired Ryerson University program curriculum. Ryerson's programs and courses are available in the Undergraduate Calendar. Visit Eligible Transfer Credits for additional information on how Transfer Credit equivalencies are determined.
Engineering Applicants: Core and professional Engineering Transfer Credits are granted at the time of admission. Your Offer of Admission provides details on granted Transfer Credits. Once you receive an Offer you may apply for Liberal Studies and non-Engineering Transfer Credits. Visit Engineering for more detail.
Applying for Transfer Credits
We strongly encourage applying for Transfer Credits, and following up with course outlines if required, as soon as you are eligible. Applying early provides confirmed results sooner and impacts your first term's course selection.
If the institution you attended is available on the online Transfer Credit application, you are eligible to apply for Transfer Credits with an Offer of Admission. Applying online will allow you to view unofficial results, pending validation. Official results are confirmed after you accept your Offer of Admission, and after May 1 (if admitted for the upcoming Fall Term). Once official results are available, course outlines for courses requiring faculty evaluation will be accepted.
Applications from institutions not available online will only be accepted after you accept your Offer of Admission.
The 3 elements of a complete Transfer Credit Application are:
If an online Application is available for your institution you must apply online. You are eligible to apply with an Offer of Admission. For any institutions that are not available online you must apply with a paper Application. Paper Applications will not be accepted until you accept your Offer of Admission.
Online applications are available for all Ontario institutions and several out-of-province Canadian Universities
You are not required to resubmit transcripts submitted at the time of application as these will be on file. However you will require your transcript information (course codes and final grades) to complete your online applications.
You can apply online for complete or In-Progress courses to receive unofficial results. Official results will only be confirmed for courses in which a transcript is on file verifying your final grade.
Detailed course outlines may be required so begin collecting this material to facilitate a smoother application process. For information on course outline requirements visit Course Outlines.
Transfer Credit Advising
Prospective students and applicants should direct questions regarding transfer admissions and Transfer Credit eligibility toward Undergraduate Admissions.
Prospective Engineering students should contact the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science.
For questions on Transfer Credit applications contact the Transfer Credit Unit.
Transfer Credit Glossary and FAQs
After reviewing the sections above if you still have questions see Prospective FAQs for a glossary of Transfer Credit terms and additional information.