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.
|Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring/Summer 2016|
|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, 2016 and July 1, 2016 are considered part of the Spring academic term. Be sure to choose the Spring 2016 term code when enrolling.|
|Single-term Courses||Early Spring courses typically start the week of May 2, 2016. Monday/Wednesday classes end June 15, 2016 and Tuesday/Thursday classes end June 14, 2016.|
Mid-Spring/Summer courses typically start the week of June 20, 2016. Monday/Wednesday classes end August 3, 2016, and Tuesday/Thursday classes end August 2, 2016.
|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 Enrollment for Certificate Program Students||February 8, 2016–February 20, 2016 for Spring classes.|
|Open Enrollment for All Other Students||Online and In-Person: Commences February 22, 2016 and continues, space permitting, until prior to second scheduled class begins for courses in Business and Languages (including ESL/EAL); until May 12, 2016 for Distance: Internet full-term classes; until first day of week-long intensive course; and until prior to third scheduled class begins for all other courses. Early registration is advised.|
Mail-in: February 22, 2016–April 1, 2016
|Special Saturday In-Person Enrollment||April 23, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.|
April 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
May 7, 2016, 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, 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.
|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 31, 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.|
|Victoria Day||May 23, 2016|
|Canada Day||July 1, 2016|
|Ryerson Day||July 29, 2016|
|Civic Holiday||August 1, 2016|
|Final date to enrol 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 Courses||May 12, 2016|
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting March 5, 2016): March 8, 2016
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting May 2, 2016): May 5, 2016
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting June 20, 2016): June 23, 2016
|Other Courses||Enrollments/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 22, 2016
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting March 5, 2016): March 14, 2016
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting May 2, 2016): May 11, 2016
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting June 20, 2016): June 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 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 27, 2016|
Courses that start in May and run once per week for 13 weeks: July 15, 2016
Courses that start in June and run twice per week for 7 weeks: July 15, 2016
Week-long intensive courses: fourth day of class
|Good Academic Standing, No Refund: Distance Courses||July 15, 2016|
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting March 5, 2016): April 5, 2016
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting May 2, 2016): June 2, 2016
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting June 18, 2016): July 19, 2016
|See Grade Appeals.|
|Appeal Deadline||September 18, 2016|
|Application to Graduate in a Certificate Program|
|Application Deadlines||Spring 2016 Convocation:|
November 1, 2015 until February 22, 2016 - Apply on RAMSS (with no fee).
March 11, 2016 - Final date to apply on RAMSS
(with late application fee).
May 6, 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.|
|Spring Convocation||Spring 2016 Convocation will be held June 8, 2016–June 17, 2016.|