Course outlines are only accepted from students who have accepted their Offer of Admission, and are reviewed by faculty evaluators to establish Transfer Credit equivalencies. Insufficient or incomplete course outlines impact your applications and can delay your results.
Course outlines are required if:
- you apply online and receive a No Rule, submit course outline result
- you are submitting a paper Application
- you are submitting a Transfer Credit Appeal
- an outline has been requested by the Transfer Credit Unit
Course Outline Requirements
Calendar course descriptions are not used for determining Ryerson equivalencies and should not be submitted. Instead submit a detailed course outline, like the one you received on the first day of the class.
Course outlines must be issued by your previous institution; altered course outlines will not be accepted.
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Download a course outline example
Liberal Studies Course Outlines:
For Liberal Studies and arts courses the outline must include detailed information on assignments and essays, including word count and percentage of course grade. Refer to Liberal Studies Transfer Credit Requirements.
Non-English Course Outlines:
If you’re seeking a French or Spanish language credit (e.g. FRE 101, SPN 201) these outlines do not need to be translated.
For all other French course outlines: If the medium of instruction was French, an unofficial translation of the course outline with the original French outline will be accepted.
If your original course outline is not in English or French, a certified translation of the course outline is required in addition to the official outline in the original language. Acceptable translators include a notary public or a certified translating service. Ryerson does not offer suggestions or have established partnerships with public notaries.
Visit International Course Outlines in International Transfer Credits for supplementary information.
Submitting Course Outlines
Submit your course outlines immediately after your official Transfer Credit application results are confirmed on your Transfer Credit Report on RAMSS. Results are confirmed on your Transfer Credit Report after accepting your Offer of Admission, and after May 1, if you are admitted for the upcoming Fall Term.
Clearly label your name and student number on all course outlines.
Submit outlines in person to Enrollment Services & Student Fees (POD 64) or mail to the Transfer Credit Unit:
Transfer Credits Unit, POD 363
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
We do not accept course outlines via email or fax.
Keep a copy of all the outlines/documents you are submitting. The Transfer Credit Unit does not return documents including course outlines and transcripts.
If you apply online refer to your Transfer Credit Report on the RAMSS tab of my.ryerson.ca to confirm your course outlines have been received and accepted. The outline status on your Report will be updated to course outline received.
If your course outline is inadequate an incomplete application email will be sent to your Ryerson account requesting additional information and the preferred method of submission.
If you are following up on a No Rule application or a request for more information you do not need to include a (new) paper Application.
Acceptable course outlines must be received by applicable deadlines.
Difficulty Obtaining Course Outlines
If you no longer have the proper course outlines you have a number of options.
Course outlines from previous terms are acceptable providing the course title or course number match your transcript.
Also you can:
- Search your school’s website for detailed course outlines
- Speak with friends who also took the course
- Contact your former teaching department
- Approach your previous professors
If you have exhausted these options and are unable to obtain a course outline where the course title or course number on the outline differs from your transcript, a written note from your professor on their institution’s letterhead must be submitted confirming the course content is identical. If the content has changed, a summary of the differences must be provided by the professor.