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How to Register for a Certificate Program

Before You Register

To register in a certificate program, you must have:

If you have a student email account at Ryerson University, then you have a my.ryerson username. If you can’t remember your password, visit Login Help on Ryerson's Computing and Communications Services (CCS) website.

If you don’t have a my.ryerson username, you can get one by completing Ryerson's Online Identity Activation form.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Check the Curriculum Advising website for certificate restrictions and guidelines.
     
  2. Consult Important Dates for application deadlines.
     
  3. Review the certificate program to determine if you meet the admission criteria. Some certificate programs require departmental approval before you can register. You may obtain the appropriate “Program Pre-approval Form” from Forms and Documents. You must submit your pre-approval confirmation code with your online registration.
     
  4. If you have a Ryerson Student Number and an active my.ryerson username, register in a certificate program online in your RAMSS Student Centre by selecting “Chang Certificate Reg/Trnsfr”. If you are a new student and need a Ryerson Student Number, or you are returning to Ryerson and need your Ryerson Student Number retrieved, visit Request or Retrieve Your Ryerson Student Number. If you can’t remember your password, visit Login Help on Ryerson's Computing and Communications Services (CCS) website.
     
  5. If your application is accepted, confirmation will be issued within two business days for your online registration. (This process may take longer during peak periods such as the start and end of term.)

When Should You Register?

You have two options.

Option 1: Register in the certificate before enrolling in the first course taken in the certificate

This will ensure that all courses taken towards the certificate will be included in your cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Option 2: Register in the certificate before you complete 50 percent of the certificate program requirements

This option will allow you to take courses in the certificate program before deciding to register and pursue the certificate.

Choosing this option means that courses completed before you register, up to a maximum of 50 percent, will be used towards the certificate’s graduation requirements. However, these courses will not be included in your cumulative GPA.

Why Register for a Certificate Program?

Completion of a certificate program adds value to you! Certificate registration and transfer are free. 

Here are some great reasons to pursue a certificate program:

  • Build a comprehensive base of practical, real-world knowledge and skills.
  • Earn a well-respected credential.
  • Develop professional connections through your fellow students, expert instructors, and other industry specialists.
  • Make your education a priority, complete a full program of study, and enjoy the reward of achieving a milestone goal.

You must register for a certificate program before completing 50 percent of the certificate requirements. Failure to register by this time could adversely affect your graduation and your GPA calculation by delaying your graduation by at least one term or possibly requiring that you complete additional courses.

Visit Certificate Registration for details about certificate registration policies.