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How do I get started? How do I set-up my Ryerson email? When do I get my student ID? How do I change my account password? I just transferred in, how do I get credit for my earlier post-secondary studies?
- Your Ryerson online identity
- my.ryerson portal
- RAMSS Ryerson’s Administrative Management Self-Service System
- How to reset your my.ryerson password
- Ryerson email
- Google Apps
- Protecting your privacy
- Ryerson OneCard
- Transfer Credits
- Challenge Credits
- Ryerson’s residency requirement ("50% rule")
- Health/Immunization Requirements
- See also
- Quick links
Your Ryerson online identity
To use Ryerson’s online tools, you must first activate your Ryerson online identity by completing a series of web forms. During activation, you will pick your user name, such as: johndoe, john.doe, etc., known as your my.ryerson username and your password. You will not get any email confirming your account activation.
Once activated, your Ryerson online identity gives you access to:
- Ryerson email
the Central Computer Labs including the Library and Kerr Hall West KHW-71
the my.ryerson portal
D2L Brightspace learning system
RAMSS (via https://my.ryerson.ca)
online Library resources
- Virtual Applications
If you are returning applicant or student, you do not need to activate your identity, as you have already done it. If you have any problems with activation, ask for help at the Kerr Hall West KHW-71 Help Desk.
As of August 1, 2019, all new students will be required to use two-factor authentication to access Ryerson services. This will require students to have either a mobile phone that can run Google Authenticator or a Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) key. U2F keys are available for purchase online or in some stores.
More information on two-factor, including setup information can be found the
Computing and Communications Services (CCS) Two-Factor Authentication website
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RAMSS Ryerson’s Administrative Management Self-Service System
RAMSS Student Center helps you manage all aspects of your academic, personal and financial information at Ryerson, for example:
view your timetable
search for classes
add, drop, or swap classes
run an Academic Advisement Report
request an official or unofficial transcript
apply to graduate
view your grades and Academic Standing
view your fees and financial information
update your address, email and phone numbers
request a letter
register in a certificate program
How to reset your my.ryerson password
You will find detailed instruction on how to reset your password at Password Changes. If you cannot remember your challenge phrase, an IT advisor can reset your password. Come to the computer lab located in Kerr Hall West KHW-71 or to the Library Reference Desk located on the 2nd floor of the Library Building. Please bring a valid photo ID.
Your Ryerson email address will be your email@example.com, where username is your my.ryerson username, for example, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Ryerson email account stays active during any term in which you enrol as a degree student. Continuing education (Chang School, including Distance Education) students are also assigned Ryerson email accounts. You will have access to your Ryerson email for five more years after your last class. See Policy #157 – Establishment and Use of Ryerson E-mail Accounts for Official University Communication and
Essential Policy Highlights
Protecting your privacy
Ryerson’s IT services will never ask you for your password and you should never give your password to anyone under any circumstances. If you receive a request to give your password or other confidential information, do not respond. Report the problem to email@example.com or call 416-979-5000, ext. 556840.
Various software options are available to secure your computer. To explore best practices, find out about free antivirus software, learn about firewalls and to look up a variety of security documents for various applications, operating systems and mobile devices, go to the CCS's IT Security page.
The Ryerson OneCard is Ryerson’s official ID card, plus a whole lot more! The OneCard displays your name, photo and student number. The OneCard functions as:
- official Ryerson Identification
examination ID Requirement
Ryerson Library card
building/lab access card
RAC/MAC Athletic Centre access card
convenient purchasing card on campus (for food, vending, printing, copying, library fees, bookstore, and more)
- identification for TTC monthly transit pass discount at Ryerson Student Union (RSU)
The OneCard can also be used to access many discounts. For more information about available discounts including the GO Transit discounted fare program see OneCard: Discounts & Free Admission , opens in new window
Always PROTECT and SECURE your OneCard.
If you completed relevant postsecondary courses at another institution before being admitted to Ryerson, you may apply for Transfer Credits. Suitable Transfer Credits satisfy course requirements, helping you to avoid repeating coursework and possibly making it easier for you to graduate sooner. If you are eligible, you should apply as soon as possible.
We will only consider courses that meet the minimum grade rules:
Accredited university courses must have a minimum grade of 60% (C-)
- Accredited college courses must have a minimum grade of 70% (B-)
Consult the Transfer Credits website for detailed instructions and rules. Also, consult the Significant Dates Table to make sure that you apply for Transfer Credits within the published deadlines.
A Challenge Credit is an academic credit for skills and knowledge gained outside the traditional post-secondary school environment, usually through work experience or a successful challenge examination.
Most degree programs allow no more than a total of five single-term challenge credits. Challenge Credits are shown on your Official Transcript but are not included in the calculation of your GPA. Not all courses are available for Challenge. The application fee is non-refundable.
You should contact the teaching department to see if the course you wish to Challenge is eligible. You may not challenge a course in which you are or have previously enrolled at Ryerson or any other institution. Also, you may not challenge a course that you have previously challenged and failed.
Further information about Challenge Credits is found in the undergraduate calendar and the detailed application procedures are on the back of the Challenge Credit Application Form.
Ryerson’s residency requirement ("50% rule")
If you were admitted to Ryerson with advanced standing or transfer credits you must complete at least one half of the courses in the program’s curriculum as a Ryerson student.
For example, if across all eight semesters of your program there are 44 courses, you would complete at least 22 courses here at Ryerson. In other words, no more than a total of 50% of the program’s requirements may consist of advanced standing or credits (that is, transfer credits, challenge credits or credits granted on a Letter of Permission).