Ryerson Supplementary Form Essay

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Last updated: September 19, 2017

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About Ryerson University

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Here you’ll challenge the ordinary and achieve the extraordinary. You’ll go beyond what’s expected to find new connections and new experiences. And you’ll do it all at the heart of one of Canada’s most vibrant urban centres.

Ryerson is home to 41,500 students, including 2,400 master’s and PhD students, nearly 3,200 faculty and staff, and more than 170,000 alumni worldwide. We offer 62 bachelor’s programs, 29 specialized minors, 39 master’s programs and 13 PhD programs.

Special Characteristics

At Ryerson, we’re dedicated to creating a culture of action. For us, education and experience go hand in hand – what you learn in our classrooms and our dynamic programs is enhanced by real-world knowledge. For us, there’s nothing more exhilarating than making connections – between students and professors, individuals and networks, original thoughts and actual reality. Ryerson, like Toronto, is an exceptionally multicultural community, rich with diversity of perspectives, cultures and opportunities.

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is recognized for the following:

  • as a leading centre for learning in action
  • opportunities for connecting beyond classrooms
  • our urban community in the heart of Toronto
  • our global connections and opportunities to engage in international learning experiences
  • our commitment to student support for well-being and academic success
  • an education that will prepare you to lead and adapt in an ever-changing world
  • Zone learning that lets you meet and work with students from across the university to create, develop and launch your ideas.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
  • Bachelor of Architectural Science (BArchSc)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BComm)
  • Bachelor of Design (BDes)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
  • Bachelor of Interior Design (BID)
  • Bachelor of Journalism (BJourn)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURPl)

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Visit Ryerson

We offer general campus tours and special events for prospective students and applicants.

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Application Date

In many cases, Ryerson uses portfolios, interviews, auditions and references, as well as grades, to select students. Equal consideration is guaranteed to all applicants who apply (with a “complete” application) by the following deadline:

  • February 1 – Guaranteed Consideration Date for Applications to Grades‑Plus and Grades-Only Programs
    • Grades‑Plus programs select students on the basis of grades plus non‑academic criteria such as auditions, portfolios, essays, etc.
    • Grades‑Only programs select students on the basis of academic achievement.

Many programs review applications after February 1, subject to space availability.

The required Ryerson Midwifery Supplementary Application Form and personal letter must be received by Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment at Ryerson by February 1, 2018.

Ryerson will not process applications that are incomplete, including incomplete immigration information.

An additional non‑academic assessment fee of $50 (subject to change) applies to most programs within the Faculty of Communication & Design and the Architectural Science program. Ryerson will communicate further information about this fee, as applicable, after an application has been processed.

Find further information about non‑academic requirements and application dates.

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Ryerson Supplementary Form

As part of the application process you are required to upload a Ryerson Supplementary Form. There is also a supplemental/document evaluation fee of $85 (in addition to the base application fee) for all OUAC 105 applicants; the $85 non‑refundable fee is paid once per application and is collected by the OUAC on Ryerson University’s behalf.

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Academic Transcripts

You are required to upload all transcripts, the Ryerson Supplementary Form and supporting documents, where applicable, from our Document Upload page. Review the information about Ryerson’s document submission policies and procedures and submit all documents by the noted deadlines.

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Ryerson Application Form

Use the Ryerson Application to apply to an undergraduate program in the following circumstances*:

  • if you are a current Ryerson student;
  • if you are a former Ryerson student (since fall 1984);
  • if you are applying to a part‑time program only at Ryerson;
  • if you are applying to be a special student; or
  • if you are applying for re‑admission or re-instatement.

*Applicants to the Midwifery program must apply through the OUAC unless you are applying for re‑admission or re-instatement to the program, in which case you should submit a Ryerson application.

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English-Language Requirements

If you are from a country where English is not your first language, or where English is an official language but not the first language, including if you have resided in Canada for 4 calendar years or less (i.e., your date of entry to Canada was on, or after, January 1, 2014, for fall 2018 entry), you are required to present proof of English proficiency at a satisfactory level.

Note: Ryerson will not accept 4U English or equivalent in lieu of a test of English-language proficiency.

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Mature Students

If you do not meet the minimum admission requirements you are eligible to be considered for admission as a mature student in the following situations:

  • if you are 21 years of age by December 31 the year you will commence studies;
  • if you have been away from formal education for at least 2 years;
  • if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or are sponsored by a Canadian government agency; and
  • if you can present tangible evidence of ability to cope with the program at Ryerson and you have completed, typically with grades of 70% or higher, all subject prerequisite(s) or equivalent required for individual program admission.

Your complete academic record, including secondary school as well as any postsecondary studies (e.g., college, university or other postsecondary institutions), will be reviewed and considered as part of the competitive selection process.

In support of your application, it is recommended that you include the following information on your Ryerson Supplementary Form:

  • Why you have chosen this program
  • Career ambitions/career goals
  • Past work experience

Minimum grades do not guarantee admission. Subject to competition, you may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum. Contact Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment for detailed information.

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University and College Transfer Students

If you have previously completed 1 or more semesters at Ryerson or another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be eligible for advanced standing (admission to a level higher than first year/semester) and/or for transfer credit(s).

All such applications are assessed in competition with other new applications and will be judged on academic and, where applicable, non‑academic criteria, as well as availability of space.

Details about advanced standing and transfer credit are included in the Admission Procedures and Policies section of Ryerson’s Undergraduate Calendar.

Visit our transfer credit site for details on policies and processes.

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Ryerson has 3 on‑campus residences that house 850 students. Priority for residence is given to first‑year students coming directly from high school into the first year of an undergraduate program, whose permanent address is the furthest distance from Toronto.

To be eligible to apply for residence space, you must receive and maintain an active offer of admission to a full‑time undergraduate degree program at Ryerson. Residence applications are available to approved students in early January.

The deadline to submit residence applications is in early June.
Email: housing@ryerson.ca
Phone: 416‑979‑5284

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Bachelor of Arts – Undeclared

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BScN in Nursing – Collaborative Program

If you are interested in Nursing, we have 3 locations to choose from:

  1. Ryerson University
  2. Centennial College
  3. George Brown College

If you choose Centennial or George Brown, you will complete the final 2 years of the program at Ryerson University and will receive a Ryerson degree.

This is a joint BScN Nursing Degree sharing the same program of studies and clinical placement settings.

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Entrance and program-specific scholarships are available. Details are provided about eligibility and application deadlines.

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Academic Accommodation Support

Academic Accommodation Support provides students with disabilities accommodation services and the support needed to achieve academic success, and access to the university within the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. Academic Accommodation Support staff work in co-operation with Ryerson departments to ensure that students with disabilities receive the services they need. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • books in alternative formats;
  • sign language interpreting arrangements;
  • note-taking;
  • test and exam accommodations;
  • testing for learning disabilities; and
  • information about educational assistants and personal attendants.

In order for staff to support and assist with admissions procedures, you are advised to identify yourself after applying. At the time of acceptance, you are asked to set up an appointment with a counsellor. You will be asked to supply medical documentation of your disability.

All documents are confidential and will remain with Academic Accommodation Support. The counsellor will assist in arranging approved accommodation and will refer you to other services at the university, as needed.

Telephone: 416‑979‑5290
TTY: 416‑979‑5274
Fax: 416‑979‑5094

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Part‑Time Program Only Applicants

Students applying to both a part‑time program and a full‑time program at Ryerson (or a program at another university in Ontario) should apply through the OUAC.

Students applying to a Ryerson part‑time degree program only, may apply with the Ryerson online application.


  1. Applicants to the Midwifery program (part‑time or full‑time) must use the OUAC application form.
  2. Part‑time application forms are not open to international students.

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Contact Information

Ryerson University
Undergraduate Admissions
350 Victoria Street
Toronto ON  M5B 2K3

Telephone: 416‑979‑5036
Fax: 416‑979‑5221
Immediate answers to your questions: ask.ryerson.ca
Check your Choose > Ryerson applicant portal regularly for updates about your application.

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The Undeclared Arts option is a 1-year entry option only and does not grant transfer credit or advanced standing. If you have completed, or are in the process of completing, postsecondary studies for which you are eligible to apply for transfer credit, admission to this option is not possible.

Hi i've applied to Ryerson university this year, however i was told to submit an admission essay. There should be alot of grammar mistakes, and some sentences that do not make such senses. Since my English is not good,,, I hereby ask for help :) !!

Can you guys look over my grammars, and am I doing this right ? Any suggestions ?
Any changes will be welcome and really appreciated !!

Along with your completed Supplementary Application form, please include a separate, one or two page document for each program choice(s) in which you outline the reasons you decided to apply for this program, as well as details and factors relevant to the review of your application. On each document, include appropriate identifying information, including your first and last name, your Ryerson number, and the program choice. The format should be as follows: 250 to 500 words on 8.5" by 11" paper with 1" margins.

Since I was a child, I was fascinated by the business world due to my father. My father was an ordinary business man; however he was a role model to me. Sometimes I followed my father to work and experienced the world of business first hand. He explained to me how the business ran such as merchandizing and interpersonal relationship. Often I would help him out with fairly significant duties including organizing files and collecting data. As days passed by, I continuously achieved knowledge regarding formation of a company; which led me to be more passionate about business. Moreover, these experiences and observations helped me to gain well-established fundamentals.

The insights to the business world during my early years gave me an opportunity to project and adopt strong leadership skills. When I moved on to senior years of high school, I was able to apply these understandings and put them into real situations. It was in high school years, when I realized the attractiveness of the business and wanted to learn more about it; so, I took all the courses related to business, accounting and economic. At the end result of the high school, I was able to graduate with satisfying grades yet wanted to learn more about business in real life; in real situation. That's when I've decided that I wanted to take a year off to learn and experience the business in actual market. I was hired at a local company, and there I was able to learn more about interpersonal relationship skills and public relations in detail. After few months of working, I've come to conclusion that I was now ready for university; Ryerson in particular.

I believe Ryerson is a great step towards accomplishing my goal of becoming a business man. Ryerson is located at the heart of downtown; therefore able to oversee the marketing surroundings along with new business building 'Ted Rogers School of Management'. One of the reasons why I selected Ryerson is because even in this unstable economy crisis, 94 percent of grads from Ted Rogers School of management were employed within six months. Finally, I believe Ryerson is the school to pursue my undergraduate studies because Ryerson has distinctive undergraduate programs that educate students' practical for real world; and after the graduation, I believe I may be one step closer to success.

He explained to me how the business ran such as merchandising and interpersonal relationships .

The end result of high school was that I was able to graduate with satisfying grades yet wanted to learn more about business in real life; in real situations .

That's when I decided that I wanted to take a year off to learn and experience business in the actual market.

After a few months of working, I've come to conclusion that I was now ready for university; Ryerson in particular.

I believe that attending Ryerson would be a great step towards accomplishing my goal of becoming a business man. Ryerson is located at the heart of downtown; therefore able to oversee the marketing surroundings along with the new business building, 'Ted Rogers School of Management'.

One of the reasons I selected Ryerson is because even in this unstable economic crisis, 94 percent of grads from Ted Rogers School of Management were employed within six months.

Finally, I believe Ryerson is the school in which to pursue my undergraduate studies because it has distinctive undergraduate programs that educate students' practical for real world ...this needs fixing, as it is unclear.

Here are a few mistakes here and there, but it's pretty good essay!

Good luck in school.


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