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New Students

Thank you for choosing Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education! We are proud to be Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education.

We provide access to university-level and degree-credit courses for all adult learners, regardless of previous experience. Enrolment for most courses is offered on an open admissions basis, providing convenient access to university classes no matter where you live or work.

The Chang School extends Ryerson University’s academic resources to adults interested in professional development or eventual application to a degree program.

How to Enrol as a New Student

Step One: Find a Course

Find the course you’re interested in using our Course Search or by browsing our website.

The Chang School holds Open House and Information Sessions to help you make informed decisions about your chosen program. Meet with course and program representatives to receive practical advice that will help you plan your academic path.

Step Two: Review Course Information

Once you have found your course, review the course information to check for the following:

  • admissions requirements or prerequisites for the course (prerequisites, if any, are listed above each course description)
  • course availability

Check Important Dates to find out what important dates you need to consider before (and after) enrolling in a course (for example, enrolment periods, withdrawal deadlines, etc.).

Check Fees, Awards and Financial Assistance, and Policies for information on paying course fees, obtaining financial aid, awards, and adhering to The Chang School’s academic policies.

If you are interested in registering in a certificate, you should register in the certificate at the beginning of your first course (visit Courses and Programs FAQ for more information).

For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, visit Certificate Registration.

Step Three: Enrol

You can enrol in person, by mail, or online.

Visit How to Enrol in a Course for detailed instructions.

More Information

The Enrolment FAQ has helpful information about requisites, financial matters, policies, and more.

Services and Support

The services and support available to Chang School students include academic, employment, financial, health and recreation, and housing and food services.

Academic and Career Advising

Academic and career advisors are available to assist you as you chart your academic path and plan your future.

Need Help?

If you require more information, or need assistance in finding a course, contact The Chang School at 416-979-5035 or