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: Full-time 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, 2019 and July 1, 2019 are considered part of the Spring academic term. Be sure to choose the Spring 2019 term code when enrolling.
Single-term CoursesEarly Spring courses typically start the week of May 6, 2019. Monday/Wednesday classes end June 19, 2019 and Tuesday/Thursday classes end June 18, 2019.

Mid-Spring/Summer courses typically start the week of June 24, 2019. Monday/Wednesday classes end August 12, 2019, and Tuesday/Thursday classes end August 6, 2019.
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 11, 2019–February 23, 2019 for Spring classes
Open Enrolment for All Other StudentsOnline and In-Person: Commences February 25, 2019 and continues, space permitting, until prior to second scheduled class begins for courses in Business and Languages (including ESL/EAL); until May 16, 2019 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 25, 2019–March 31, 2019

The last date to enrol in all Mid-Spring/Summer courses (beginning the week of June 24, 2019) is June 30, 2019. This deadline applies to all Mid-Spring/Summer courses, including those for which students have until the third class to enrol in other terms. Please note that no exceptions can be made for requests to enrol in Mid-Spring/Summer courses after the June 30, 2019 deadline.
Special Saturday In-Person EnrolmentApril 27, 2019, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
May 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
May 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Application to Register in a Certificate Program
See Registration in a Certificate Program.
Application DeadlinesJune 30, 2019

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 7, 2019, 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 DayMay 20, 2019
Canada DayJuly 1, 2019
Ryerson DayAugust 2, 2019
Civic HolidayAugust 5, 2019
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 16, 2019
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting March 2, 2019): March 5, 2019
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting May 6, 2019): May 9, 2019
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting June 24, 2019): June 27, 2019
Other CoursesEnrolments/transfers must take place before the third scheduled class.
Week-long Intensive CoursesFirst day of 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 the Registrar's Office 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 24, 2019

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting March 2, 2019): March 11, 2019
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting May 6, 2019): May 15, 2019
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting June 24, 2019): July 3, 2019

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 once per week for 13 weeks: July 12, 2019
Courses that start in May and run twice per week for 7 weeks: May 24, 2019
Courses that start in June and run twice per week for 7 weeks: July 12, 2019

Week-long intensive courses: fourth day of class
Good Academic Standing, No Refund: Distance CoursesJuly 12, 2019

Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting March 2, 2019): April 2, 2019
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting May 6, 2019): June 7, 2019
Accelerated distance education course offerings (courses starting June 24, 2019): July 24, 2019
Grade Appeals
See Grade Appeals.
Appeal DeadlineSeptember 13, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Application to Graduate in a Certificate Program
See Graduation.
Application DeadlinesSpring 2019 Convocation:
November 1, 2018 until March 1, 2019 - Apply on RAMSS (with no fee).
April 15, 2019 - Final date to apply on RAMSS
(with late application fee).
May 9, 2019 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 2019 Convocation will be held June 12, 2019-June 19, 2019.