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 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.

Important Notice

For those students taking courses during the Spring/Summer 2015 term please visit the 2014/15 website for Important Dates.

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 November 2, 2015 and February 1, 2016 are considered part of the Winter academic term. Be sure to choose the Winter 2016 term code when enrolling.
Single-term CoursesCourses typically start the week of January 18, 2016 and end the week of April 18, 2016.

Full-term Distance Education classes begin on January 18, 2016 and end April 16, 2016.
Multi-term CoursesFall/Winter courses resume the week of January 18, 2016.
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 enrollment is advised.
Priority Enrollment for Certificate Program StudentsAugust 10, 2015–August 22, 2015 for Winter classes
Open Enrollment for All Other StudentsOnline and In-Person: Commences August 24, 2015 and continues, space permitting, until prior to the second scheduled class begins for courses in Business and Languages (including ESL/EAL); until January 28, 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 registration is advised.

Mail-in: August 24, 2015–November 1, 2015
Special Saturday In-Person EnrollmentJanuary 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
January 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
January 23, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Application to Register in a Certificate Program
See Registration in a Certificate Program.
Application DeadlinesJanuary 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 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 HouseNovember 19, 2015, 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.
Mid-Year ClosureThe University will be closed from 4:00 p.m. December 23, 2015 until 8:30 a.m. January 7, 2016.
Study WeekStudy Week closure for Chang School classes is February 13, 2016–February 19, 2016. Chang School classes resume on February 20, 2016. Consult individual course listings for more information.
Family DayFebruary 15, 2016
Good FridayMarch 25, 2016
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.
Distance Education CoursesDistance Education (Internet full-term classes): January 28, 2016

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting January 18, 2016): January 21, 2016
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.

Distance Education Courses: February 7, 2016

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting January 18, 2016): January 29, 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 CoursesApril 1, 2016

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting January 18, 2016): February 18, 2016

Week-long intensive courses: fourth day of class
Grade Appeals
See Grade Appeals.
Appeal DeadlineMay 27, 2016