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, 2016 and November 1, 2016 are considered part of the Fall academic term. Be sure to choose the Fall 2016 term code when enrolling.
Single-term CoursesCourses typically start the week of September 12, 2016 and end the week of December 12, 2016.

Full-term Distance education classes begin September 12, 2016 and end December 10, 2016.
Multi-term CoursesCourses typically start the week of September 12, 2016 and end the week of April 17, 2017.
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 6, 2016–June 18, 2016 for Fall or Fall/Winter classes
Open Enrolment for All Other StudentsOnline and In-Person: Commences June 20, 2016 and continues, space permitting, until prior to the second scheduled class begins for courses in Business and Languages (including ESL/EAL); until September 22, 2016, 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 20, 2016–August 26, 2016
Special Saturday In-Person EnrolmentSeptember 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
September 17, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Application to Register in a Certificate Program
See Registration in a Certificate Program.
Application DeadlinesOctober 31, 2016

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 25, 2016, 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, 2016
Ryerson DayJuly 29, 2016
Civic HolidayAugust 1, 2016
Labour DaySeptember 5, 2016
Study WeekStudy Week closure for Chang School classes is October 8, 2016–October 14, 2016. Chang School classes resume on October 15, 2016. Consult individual course listings for more information.
ThanksgivingOctober 10, 2016
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 22, 2016

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting September 12, 2016): September 15, 2016
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting October 29, 2016): November 2, 2016
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 2, 2016

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting September 12, 2016): September 21, 2016
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting October 29, 2016): November 8, 2016

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 18, 2016

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting September 12, 2016): October 13, 2016
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting October 29, 2016): November 18, 2016

Week-long intensive courses: fourth day of class
Grade Appeals
See Grade Appeals.
Appeal DeadlineJanuary 23, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Application to Graduate in a Certificate Program
See Graduation.
Application DeadlinesFall 2016 Convocation:
June 1, 2016 until July 15, 2016 - Apply on RAMSS (with no fee).
August 12, 2016 - Final date to apply on RAMSS
(with late application fee).
September 9, 2016 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 2016 Convocation will be held October 19, 2016-October 20, 2016.