Request or Retrieve a Ryerson Student Number

New students must obtain a Ryerson Student Number before they can activate their Ryerson Online Identity, register in a certificate program, or enrol in courses online; students without a Ryerson Student Number can otherwise only enrol in-person or by mail. Please be aware that processing time is slightly longer for enrolment by mail.

Note: Ryerson University graduates or students who have not been enrolled in a course in the past six terms must retrieve their Ryerson Student Number. However, a student who requests a Ryerson Student Number but does not enrol in a course within the first three terms of requesting a Ryerson Student Number must also retrieve his or her Ryerson Student Number.

Request or Retrieve a Ryerson Student Number


How it Works

  • Complete the online form to request a Ryerson Student Number. You will immediately receive an email confirmation with your Ryerson Student Number details and a link to the Ryerson Online Identity Activation page to the email address provided on the request form.
    Important: Submitting this form will create an active continuing education academic career to allow you to enrol in courses. This process is not for current or former students who wish to retrieve a forgotten Ryerson Student Number.
  • To ensure a unique identity within our database, further validation may be required; in these situations, you will normally receive your Ryerson Student Number details within two business days (Monday–Friday) of your request. This may take longer during peak times at the beginning and end of term. NOTE: Ryerson University will be closed for the Mid-Year Winter Break from 4:00 p.m. on December 21, 2018, to 8:00 a.m. on January 7, 2019. Validation of details will take place when we reopen in January.
  • You will then be able to log into the services that allow you to complete your course enrolments online. All policies including payment of fees, official withdrawal from courses, and course requisites will apply. Visit Online Enrolment for more information.

What You Need

You will be asked to provide your legal name, address, email address, and other information required by law. We will not require you to provide any information other than what is necessary to create your unique Ryerson Online Identity.

For more information about the use of your personal data and your privacy rights, please see the Collection and Use of Information statement for the Ryerson University Student Number Request.