Course Intentions & Academic Advisement Report

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It’s time to get focused, get organized and start planning your program for the next academic year because next week is Course Intention Week.  That is, from this coming Monday onwards for one week.  Course Intention Week is Monday 16th March TO Sunday 22nd March. Select your courses for the next 2015/16 academic year (Fall and Winter semesters)

*Updated with new information*

Here are some pointers to help: 

  • Recap where you are in your degree so far.  Check your advisement report on RAMSS and see what you have taken and what you need to take.  Your advisement report is the most helpful and valuable tool you have for tracking your degree and is very user-friendly. It’s so easy, so have a go and follow these simple instructions if you need:

To use your advisement report on RAMSS, on the front page under “Academic Requirements” you’ll see a pulldown menu. Select “Academic Requirements” and then “Go to advisement report.” When you get to the report, expand all the boxes and RAMSS will tell you if the courses you are taking apply to your degree. If you have anything in the “Non-applicable” box, then you are taking the wrong class or have too many classes chosen.

Here are some extra guidelines for checking your report from the Ryerson website.

Tick off what you’ve taken and map out what comes next for BOTH Fall 2015 and Winter 2016.

  • Use the new calendar to see which courses are available (there are many extra, interesting and exciting Table III and IV choices on offer next year)
  • Current first-year students. Warning!!  Your required courses were automatically enrolled for you as a first-year student. However, from now on you need to complete course intentions for ALL required courses yourself. Don’t delay, make sure you sign up for your required courses next week!
  • Log on to RAMSS and book in your course intentions.  It is super easy so don’t worry. Here are some very simple instructions to follow when completing your course intentions.

REMINDER:  Don’t forget to VALIDATE your choices once you have put them in your shopping cart.  Validate, or your choices will not be registered. You should see a small “Validate” button next to each course selected indicating that you have completed course intentions successfully.  Then press “Enroll/Finish Enrolling” button after you have validated your choices.  You will then see a message of  “Success – the course has been added to your schedule” and not just “Success – the course is in your shopping cart”. If you then check your advisement report, you will see your course intention selection sitting there too.  Looking at your advisement report after you have completed the process is a great way to double-check that you have done your course intentions correctly.

Thinking of a minor? 

There are several new minors available starting in Fall 2015. If you are interested in taking a minor, map out in advance how the 6 courses needed for your minor will fit in your degree.  Again, use your Advisement report.  Here are some guidelines on minors including all new, up-to-date additions.

Help and advice:

Shadi Sibani will be available on Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th from 9:45 am to 11:45 am and 1:30 to 3:30 pm daily. His room number is JOR-940. Drop in any time during those hours, no appointment necessary.

Sarah Carmichael will be available for half-hour appointments on Wednesday and Friday next week and beyond. (email:sarah.carmichael@psych.ryerson.ca for an appointment). My room is JOR-901.

Keeping track of your degree and signing up for your course intentions is easy to do.  Read the instructions if you need, have a go, and make sure you get it done to avoid any major problems in August when schedules are released!  Good luck!