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. Note: This is not an exhaustive list.

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 enrol 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, 2017 and November 1, 2017 are considered part of the Fall academic term. Be sure to choose the Fall 2017 term code when enrolling.
Single-term CoursesCourses typically start the week of September 11, 2017 and end the week of December 11, 2017.

Full-term Distance education classes begin September 11, 2017 and end December 9, 2017.
Multi-term CoursesCourses typically start the week of September 11, 2017 and end the week of April 16, 2018.
Enrolment Periods
Dates when enrolment is available for courses utilizing mail, online, or in-person methods. Certificate program students can continue to enrol after the Priority Enrolment period ends and during the Open Enrolment period (including the Special Saturday In-Person Enrolment). Classes fill up quickly; to avoid disappointment, early enrolment is advised.
Priority Enrolment for Certificate Program StudentsJune 5, 2017–June 17, 2017 for Fall or Fall/Winter classes
Open Enrolment for All Other StudentsOnline and In-Person: Commences June 19, 2017 and continues, space permitting, until prior to the second scheduled class begins for courses in Business and Languages (including ESL/EAL); until September 21, 2017, 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 enrolment is advised.

Mail-in: June 19, 2017–August 25, 2017
Special Saturday In-Person EnrolmentSeptember 9, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
September 16, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Application to Register in a Certificate Program
See Registration in a Certificate Program.
Application DeadlinesOctober 31, 2017

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 enrolment 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 Enrolment 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 24, 2017, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Statutory Holidays/University Closed
Holidays observed by Ryerson University when our facilities are not open to the public.
Canada DayJuly 1, 2017
Canada Day ObservedJuly 3, 2017
Ryerson DayAugust 4, 2017
Civic HolidayAugust 7, 2017
Labour DaySeptember 4, 2017
Study WeekStudy Week closure begins for Chang School classes on October 7, 2017. Chang School classes resume on October 14, 2017. Consult individual course listings for more information.
ThanksgivingOctober 9, 2017
Enrolment/Transfer Deadline
Final date to enrol in a course or transfer to another course.
Business and Language Courses (including ESL/EAL)Enrolments/transfers must take place before the second scheduled class.
Distance Education CoursesSeptember 21, 2017

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting September 11, 2017): September 14, 2017
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting October 28, 2017): November 1, 2017
Other CoursesEnrolments/transfers must take place before the third scheduled class.
Week-long Intensive CoursesFirst day of 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 Enrolment 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.

Distance Education Courses: October 1, 2017

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting September 11, 2017): September 20, 2017
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting October 28, 2017): November 7, 2017

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 17, 2017

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting September 11, 2017): October 14, 2017
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting October 28, 2017): November 17, 2017

Week-long intensive courses: fourth day of class
Grade Appeals
See Grade Appeals.
Appeal DeadlineJanuary 22, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Application to Graduate in a Certificate Program
See Graduation.
Application DeadlinesFall 2017 Convocation:
June 1, 2017 until July 31, 2017 - Apply on RAMSS (with no fee).
August 31, 2017 - Final date to apply on RAMSS
(with late application fee).
September 8, 2017 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 2017 Convocation will be held October 11, 2017-October 12, 2017.