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.
|Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring/Summer 2017|
|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.
|Definition||Courses that begin between February 2, 2017 and July 1, 2017 are considered part of the Spring academic term. Be sure to choose the Spring 2017 term code when enrolling.|
|Single-term Courses||Early Spring courses typically start the week of May 1, 2017. Monday/Wednesday classes end June 21, 2017 and Tuesday/Thursday classes end June 20, 2017.|
Mid-Spring/Summer courses typically start the week of June 26, 2017. Monday/Wednesday classes end August 14, 2017, and Tuesday/Thursday classes end August 8, 2017.
|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 Students||February 13, 2017–February 25, 2017 for Spring classes|
|Open Enrolment for All Other Students||Online and In-Person: Commences February 27, 2017 and continues, space permitting, until prior to second scheduled class begins for courses in Business and Languages (including ESL/EAL); until May 11, 2017 for Distance: Internet full-term classes; until first day of week-long intensive courses; and until prior to third scheduled class begins for all other courses. Early enrolment is advised.|
Mail-in: February 27, 2017–April 1, 2017
|Special Saturday In-Person Enrolment||April 22, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.|
April 29, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
May 6, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
|Application to Register in a Certificate Program|
|See Registration in a Certificate Program.|
|Application Deadlines||June 30, 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.
|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 House||March 30, 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.|
|Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences||No classes May 27–June 2, 2017|
|Victoria Day||May 22, 2017|
|Canada Day||July 1, 2017 (The University will also be closed July 3, 2017.)|
|Ryerson Day||August 4, 2017|
|Civic Holiday||August 7, 2017|
|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 Courses||May 11, 2017|
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting March 4, 2017): March 7, 2017
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting May 1, 2017): May 4, 2017
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting June 19, 2017): June 22, 2017
|Other Courses||Enrolments/transfers must take place before the third scheduled class.|
|Week-long Intensive Courses||First 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 Courses||Five 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 Duration||Single-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: May 21, 2017
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting March 4, 2017): March 13, 2017
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting May 1, 2017): May 10, 2017
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting June 19, 2017): June 28, 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 Duration||After 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||Courses that start in May and run twice per week for 7 weeks: May 26, 2017|
Courses that start in May and run once per week for 13 weeks: July 14, 2017
Courses that start in June and run twice per week for 7 weeks: July 14, 2017
Week-long intensive courses: fourth day of class
|Good Academic Standing, No Refund: Distance Courses||July 14, 2017|
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting March 4, 2017): April 4, 2017
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting May 1, 2017): June 1, 2017
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting June 19, 2017): July 18, 2017
|See Grade Appeals.|
|Appeal Deadline||September 15, 2017|
|Application to Graduate in a Certificate Program|
|Application Deadlines||Spring 2017 Convocation:|
November 1, 2016 until March 15, 2017 - Apply on RAMSS (with no fee).
April 15, 2017 - Final date to apply on RAMSS
(with late application fee).
May 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.|
|Spring Convocation||Spring 2017 Convocation will be held June 6, 2017–June 16, 2017.|