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.
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.
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:
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: