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 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 CoursesEarly 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.
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 StudentsFebruary 13, 2017–February 25, 2017 for Spring classes
Open Enrolment for All Other StudentsOnline 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 EnrolmentApril 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 DeadlinesJune 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.
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 HouseMarch 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 SciencesNo classes May 27–June 2, 2017
Victoria DayMay 22, 2017
Canada DayJuly 1, 2017 (The University will also be closed July 3, 2017.)
Ryerson DayAugust 4, 2017
Civic HolidayAugust 7, 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 CoursesMay 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 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: 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 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: ClassroomCourses 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 CoursesJuly 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
Grade Appeals
See Grade Appeals.
Appeal DeadlineSeptember 15, 2017
Application to Graduate in a Certificate Program
See Graduation.
Application DeadlinesSpring 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 ConvocationSpring 2017 Convocation will be held June 6, 2017–June 16, 2017.