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Ryerson University Degree Verification Service - DVS

The Degree Verification Service relies on information available in our Student Administration System. There are students whose degree information may not be available in electronic format. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, students who graduated prior to 1984.

To confirm graduation status for students who graduated prior to 1984, please fax your request to: 416-979-5236 using Ryerson's Education Verification Request Form.

When you are ready to begin your search, select the link below. You will be able to search:

by student number
by biographical information

To search by student number:

Enter the nine digit student number (mandatory) provided to you by the person whose degree is being verified
Enter the person's surname (mandatory) and the first name (optional).
Type the verification word in the field indicated and then begin your search.

To search by biographical information:

Enter the person's day and month of birth (mandatory).
Enter the person's surname (mandatory).
Note: If a person's surname has changed since their graduation, DVS will find the original name using a new surname only if the graduate has has updated the information on file at Ryerson.

Enter the person's first name (mandatory).
You may also enter their middle name (optional).
Type the verification word in the field indicated and then begin your search

If your search is successful, the screen will display a unique record to match the information you entered. DVS will not provide multiple results (e.g., everyone with the name Mary Jones). You must include enough information in your search to prompt a unique response. This helps to protect our alumni information as much as possible.

If the Degree Verification Service cannot find a unique match or other search challenges are encountered, you can refine your search and try again. If your search is still unsuccessful, please e-mail and your verification request will be conducted manually. Manual searches may take up to five (5) business days or longer during peak demands (e.g. beginning or end of terms).

Note: The Degree Verification Service will be unavailable between 12:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. EST for maintenance.

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