flat_icons-graficheria.it-06Course Intention Week is Monday 14th March to Sunday 20th March.  This will be your opportunity to select your courses for the next 2016/17 academic year (Fall and Winter semesters).  Read this full post for important information.

Pointers to help with your course intention selections

Important Note: Required Courses

Please note that while both PSY654 and PSY302 are still required courses, the year you take each of them has now switched.  You should therefore be selecting PSY302 for your second year required course, and will then take PSY654 once you get to third year.  PSY302 and PSY654 selections are positioned together in a separate box on your advisement report. Keep scrolling down past the box with your required courses for second and third year to find them.

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 2016 and Winter 2017.

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.  See here: http://www.ryerson.ca/calendar/2016-2017/index.html.

Important information for first-year students

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!

Select your course intentions

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.

Important reminder regarding course validation

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 2016. 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: http://www.ryerson.ca/calendar/2016-2017/minors.html

Help and advice

Sarah Carmichael will be available for half-hour appointments next week Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and via email for advisement report and course selection help. (email:sarah.carmichael@psych.ryerson.ca for an appointment or advice). Room number JOR-901.

Shadi Sibani will be available Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Thursday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for drop in quick questions and RAMSS help. Room number JOR-942.

Keeping track of your degree and signing up for your course intentions is essential and also very 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 July when schedules are released!  Good luck!