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The complete academic record of all your secondary and post-secondary (e.g. college, university) studies is considered as part of the competitive selection process, unless otherwise noted. Admission is granted to the best qualified candidates based on the information available at the time of application review. Meeting minimum admission requirements/grades does not guarantee admission.

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Admission is based on competitive grades in program specific subject requirements, competitive overall admission averages and where applicable, non-academic requirements (e.g., portfolio, essay, interview, audition). Grade 11 results may be used in the early admission offer process.

 

 

  • Competitive Overall Admission Averages and Program Specific Subject Requirements
    The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum overall average of 70% in six Grade 12 U/M courses, or equivalent, establishes eligibility for admission; subject to competition, individual programs may establish higher academic averages. All programs also stipulate specific subject prerequisites. Grades required for admission are determined on the basis of competition each year. Ryerson receives more applications than spaces available. Meeting minimum averages and/or grades does not guarantee admission.
  • Non-Academic Requirements (As Applicable)
    Some programs (Grades-Plus) also specify non-academic requirements for admission (e.g., portfolio, essay, interview, audition). Visit Academic Programs and select your program of interest to view the program specific non-academic requirements, including specific submission dates and procedures.
  • Direct-Entry Requirements (As Applicable)
    Some programs (Child and Youth Care, Early Childhood Studies, Business Management, Business Technology Management (formerly Information Technology Management) and Retail Management) specify college diploma requirements, with minimum grades, and will vary by program. For these programs Secondary school transcripts are not required. Mature Student Guidelines do not apply.
  • Degree-Completion Requirements (As Applicable)
    Some programs (Disability Studies, Health Information Management, Health Services Management, Post-Diploma Nursing, Occupational and Public Health, Social Work Advanced Standing, and Urban and Regional Planning) specify post-secondary requirements, with minimum grades, and will vary by program. For these programs Secondary school transcripts are not required. Mature Student Guidelines do not apply.

 

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The minimum academic requirements apply to all programs.You are encouraged to achieve as much breadth of preparation as possible in the course of your studies leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, while also meeting the subject pre-requisite requirements of your program(s) of choice.


The following are minimum requirements only and subject to change
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  • Completion of the OSSD or equivalent;
  • Six (6) Grade 12 U or M courses or equivalent including program specific prerequisite courses and English (one of ENG4U, ETS4U, EWC4U) /Anglais (one of EAE4U, EAL4U, EAC4U); English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U) is the preferred English for all programs and is the required English for Journalism, Media Production (formerly Radio and Television), and Sport Media.
  • All programs also stipulate specific subject prerequisites. Grades required for admission are determined on the basis of competition each year.

 

Please Note:

  • Grade 12U English/Anglais (or equivalent) is an admission requirement for all undergraduate programs; English as a Second Language studies or Tests for English Language Proficiency cannot be used as a substitute. Applicants whose first language is not English must also submit Proof of Proficiency in English.
  • Ryerson allows mixing of U, M, and OAC courses as applicable; comparable courses are not double-counted.
  • Ryerson does not accept the "out of school" component of Grade 12 U or M co-op courses for admission or scholarship consideration.
  • Repeated/Upgraded Courses - This policy is under review. Currently, Ryerson will calculate an applicant's overall average using his/her final marks in their best six Grade 12 U or M courses, which may include repeated/upgraded course marks.

 

Admission requirements vary by undergraduate program and are subject to change. Visit Academic Programs and select your program of interest to view academic and non-academic (if applicable) requirements.
 

Information for applicants educated in other Canadian provinces and territories or other countries or outside of the Ontario curriculum (e.g. IB, AP).

Applicants educated outside of Ontario must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses. Ryerson reserves the right to be the final arbiter of what will be accepted on an equivalency basis. It is essential that program-specific subject requirements and grades for specific Ryerson programs form part of the academic background of applicants from outside Ontario, especially in the last two years of secondary school studies.

The number of applications we receive greatly exceeds the number of spaces available in each program and the possession of the minimum requirements in no way guarantees acceptance. Due to competition candidates may be required to present average/grades above the minimum.

Alternate/equivalent standing outlined below represent the minimum qualifications for admission consideration and are subject to change.

 

Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma must present grades of 4 or higher in three Higher Level and three Standard Level subjects with a grade total of 28 or higher. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum.  View details:

Graduation from Grade 12 of an academic program at an accredited secondary school with high academic standing including minimum B grades in the program specific subject prerequisites and a minimum B overall average. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum. View details:

Ryerson University will accept GCE A/AS Levels and GCSE O Levels, as well as the Cambridge Pre-University Certificates or Diploma. View details:

Some programs select students on the basis of grades PLUS non-academic requirements. Visit Academic Programs and select your program of interest to view academic and non-academic (if applicable) requirements. View a list of "Grades-Plus" programs.

 

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