Important Dates

Managing your time effectively also means being aware of the many dates and deadlines that affect you as a Chang School student, and planning accordingly. Here are the various dates you should make yourself aware of and carefully record. This is not an exhaustive list; rather a starting point.

The Chang School will observe Ryerson University’s Fall and Winter Study Weeks; some courses may not observe these Study Week breaks (see Statutory Holidays/University Closed for Study Week closure information and consult individual course listings for course durations and scheduling information or read our Study Weeks FAQ).

NOTE: Undergraduate program students who enroll in continuing education courses through The Chang School should be aware that continuing education deadlines are applicable and may differ from those outlined in the undergraduate calendar.

Course Duration Dates
Typical course start and end dates for the term can be found below.
Please note that not all courses adhere to these dates – consult the individual course listings for definitive information.
DefinitionCourses that begin between July 2, 2014 and November 1, 2014 are considered part of the Fall academic term. Be sure to choose the Fall 2014 term code when enrolling.
Single-term CoursesCourses typically start the week of September 8, 2014 and end the week of December 8, 2014.

Full-term Distance education classes begin September 6, 2014 and end December 6, 2014.
Multi-term CoursesCourses typically start the week of September 8, 2014 and end the week of April 13, 2015.
Enrollment Periods
Dates when enrollment is available for courses utilizing mail, online, or in-person methods. Certificate program students can continue to enroll after the Priority Enrollment period ends and during the Open Enrollment period (including the Special Saturday In-Person Enrollment). Classes fill up quickly; to avoid disappointment, early registration is advised.
Priority Enrollment for Certificate Program StudentsJuly 2, 2014–July 11, 2014 for Fall or Fall/Winter classes
Open Enrollment for All Other StudentsOnline and In-Person: Commences July 14, 2014 and continues, space permitting, until prior to the second scheduled class begins for courses in Business and Languages (including ESL/EAL); until September 16, 2014, for Distance: Internet full-term classes; until first day of week-long intensive courses; and until prior to the third scheduled class begins for all other courses. Early registration is advised.

Mail-in: July 14, 2014–August 29, 2014
Special Saturday In-Person EnrollmentSeptember 6, 2014, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Application to Register in a Certificate Program
See Registration in a Certificate Program.
Application DeadlinesOctober 31, 2014

Students who have missed the published deadline to apply to register in a certificate program may still apply. Applications received after the published deadline will be applied to the term directly following and the student’s registration in the certificate will not take effect until that term.

See Registration in a Certificate Program for more details.

Please note that course enrollment is unaffected by the deadline to apply for registration in a certificate program and remains open as long as there are spots available for the offering.

See Enrollment for more details about enrolling in courses.
Open House
New, returning, and prospective students can attend one of our Open House sessions where they have the opportunity to meet with program and course representatives.
Open HouseAugust 21, 2014, 4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Statutory Holidays/University Closed
Holidays observed by Ryerson University when our facilities are not open to the public.
Canada DayJuly 1, 2014
Civic HolidayAugust 4, 2014
Labour DaySeptember 1, 2014
Study WeekStudy Week closure begins for Chang School classes on October 11, 2014. Chang School classes resume on October 18, 2014. Consult individual course listings for more information.
ThanksgivingOctober 13, 2014
Enrollment/Transfer Deadline
Final date to enroll in a course or transfer to another course.
Business and Language Courses (including ESL/EAL)Enrollments/transfers must take place before the second scheduled class.

Week-long intensive courses: first day of class
Distance Education CoursesSeptember 16, 2014

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting September 6, 2014): September 9, 2014
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting October 25, 2014): October 28, 2014
Other CoursesEnrollments/transfers must take place before the third scheduled class.
Withdrawal Deadlines: Classroom and Distance Courses
Deadlines to withdraw for classroom and distance courses, with associated financial and academic consequences as applicable.
Students who do not officially withdraw via RAMSS or through Enrollment Services and Student Records within the deadlines specified will be assigned a failing grade and charged the appropriate fees.
Full Refund: Classroom and Distance CoursesFive business days before the course start date
For courses of less than 31 hours in duration, no refund will be issued after the deadline for a full refund
75% Refund: Classroom and Distance Courses: Courses of 39 or More Hours in DurationSingle-term 13-session courses: after the full refund deadline but prior to the fourth scheduled class of the course. Note: No refund after this deadline.
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting September 6, 2014): September 16, 2014
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting October 25, 2014): November 4, 2014

Week-long intensive courses: second day of class

Multi-term courses: after the full refund deadline but prior to the eighth scheduled class of the course
50% Refund: Classroom and Distance Courses: Courses of 31 to 38 Hours in DurationAfter the full refund deadline but prior to the second scheduled class of the course. Note: No refund for courses 30 hours or less after course begins.
Good Academic Standing, No Refund: Classroom and Distance CoursesNovember 14, 2014

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting September 6, 2014): October 7, 2014
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting October 25, 2014): November 25, 2014

Week-long intensive courses: fourth day of class
Withdrawal Deadlines: Classroom/Internet (for courses that have both an Internet and in-class component)
Deadlines to withdraw for courses that have both an Internet and in-class component, with associated financial and academic consequences as applicable.
Students who do not officially withdraw via RAMSS or through Enrollment Services and Student Records within the deadlines specified will be assigned a failing grade and charged the appropriate fees.
Full Refund: Classroom/Internet CoursesFive business days before the course start date
75% Refund: Classroom/Internet Courses: Courses seven weeks or lessAfter the full refund deadline and up to 12 days after the course start date
75% Refund: Classroom/Internet Courses: Courses from 8 to 13 weeksAfter the full refund deadline and up to 21 days after the course start date
Good Academic Standing, No Refund: Classroom/Internet Courses: Courses seven weeks or lessAfter the full refund deadline and up to 24 days after the course start date
Good Academic Standing, No Refund: Classroom/Internet Courses: Courses from 8 to 13 weeksAfter the full refund deadline and up to 42 days after the course start date
Grade Appeals
See Grade Appeals.
Appeal DeadlineJanuary 16, 2015
Application to Graduate in a Certificate Program
See Graduation.
Application DeadlinesFall 2014 Convocation:
June 1, 2014 until July 18, 2014 - Apply on RAMSS (with no fee).
August 15, 2014 - Final date to apply on RAMSS
(with late application fee).
September 5, 2014 is the final date to cancel an Application to Graduate.
Convocation (Graduation Ceremony)
Please visit www.ryerson.ca/convocation for specific ceremony dates and times.
Fall ConvocationFall 2014 Convocation will be held October 15, 2014-October 16, 2014.