FAQ

1. How is Ryerson ESL/EAL program different from the programs offered elsewhere?

2. How do I withdraw from a course?

3. How do I register in a course?

4. Is financial aid available?

5. Does the ESL/EAL certificate qualify one for admission to a full-time program at Ryerson?

6. When I take the Online Placement test, do I still have to take the RTEP?

7. Do you have a course that prepares me for language proficiency tests, such as the Ryerson Test of English Proficiency (RTEP), CAEL, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB?

­1. How is Ryerson ESL/EAL program different from the programs offered elsewhere?
Ryerson offers courses at the intermediate and advanced levels only. Courses focus on a particular skill or skills: critical reading and writing, grammar, pronunciation, oral communication, business writing, or technical writing.

­2. How do I withdraw from a course?
Students must officially notify Enrolment Services and Student Records of their intention to withdraw within the deadlines specified will be assigned a failing grade and charged the appropriate fees. For more information visit Important Dates.

­3. How do I register in a course?
You can register by mail, in person or online* (* this option is not available if you have not taken courses at The Chang School before). Please see Enrolment for more information.

­4. Is financial aid available?
You may be eligible for financial aid please visit Awards and Financial Aid for more information.

Chang School students may be eligible for OSAP funding if you are enrolled in a Certificate Program and a minimum of 3 billing units (2 billing units for students with a permanent disability) per term. Courses must be part of the Certificate Program. Please see OSAP and Government Funding for more information.

­5. Does the ESL/EAL certificate qualify one for admission to a full-time program at Ryerson?
No. If you are interested in applying for a full-time program at Ryerson please see the Admissions information.

­6. When I take the Online Placement test, do I still have to take the RTEP?
The Online Placement Test is used to place you in a course or courses. For Admissions English Language Proficiency Requirements, please see Admissions Overview

­7. Do you have a course that prepares me for language proficiency tests, such as the Ryerson Test of English Proficiency (RTEP), CAEL, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB?
COEN 460 and 461, Academic and Professional Skills intensive courses help you prepare for all of these tests as they focus on reading and listening comprehension skill development and essay writing.