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 November 2, 2016 and February 1, 2017 are considered part of the Winter academic term. Be sure to choose the Winter 2017 term code when enrolling.
Single-term CoursesCourses typically start the week of January 16, 2017 and end the week of April 17, 2017.

Full-term Distance Education classes begin on January 16, 2017 and end April 22, 2017.
Multi-term CoursesFall/Winter courses resume the week of January 16, 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 StudentsAugust 8, 2016–August 20, 2016 for Winter classes
Open Enrolment for All Other StudentsOnline and In-Person: Commences August 22, 2016 and continues, space permitting, until prior to the second scheduled class begins for courses in Business and Languages (including ESL/EAL); until January 26, 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: August 22, 2016–November 1, 2016
Special Saturday In-Person EnrolmentJanuary 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
January 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
January 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Application to Register in a Certificate Program
See Registration in a Certificate Program.
Application DeadlinesJanuary 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 HouseNovember 24, 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.
Mid-Year ClosureThe University will be closed from 4:00 p.m. December 23, 2016 until 8:30 a.m. January 9, 2017.
Study WeekStudy Week closure for Chang School classes is February 18, 2017–February 24, 2017. Chang School classes resume on February 25, 2017. Consult individual course listings for more information.
Family DayFebruary 20, 2017
Good FridayApril 14, 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 CoursesDistance Education (Internet full-term classes): January 26, 2017

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting January 16, 2017): January 19, 2017
Other CoursesEnrolments/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 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: February 5, 2017

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting January 16, 2017): January 27, 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 CoursesMarch 31, 2017

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting January 16, 2017): February 16, 2017

Week-long intensive courses: fourth day of class
Grade Appeals
See Grade Appeals.
Appeal DeadlineMay 26, 2017