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Academic Support

Lamya Amleh

Our academic advisor, First-Year Engineering Program Director Dr. Lamya Amleh provides one-on-one support specific to your individual needs. Take advantage of her personalized assistance whether your concerns relate to course planning, deciding on a program, or any other supports you may need to help you achieve academic success.  

To book an an Academic Advising Appointment, email us at

Drop-in Zoom sessions provide students with virtual academic advising. These group sessions will take place Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. To join a session, please visit the Zoom conference room, external link, external link during these times. You will be prompted to enter meeting ID 805-334-1745 upon entry.

Programs for Academic Success

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Early Intervention Program

This proactive program helps you succeed in a demanding engineering curriculum. At the semester’s mid-point, if you are failing courses in your core curriculum, you will be encouraged to meet with a member of the first-year academic support team to discuss your options.

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Fresh Start Program

If you have been 'required to withdraw' from your program of study, and you meet the CGPA requirements, Fresh Start may be an option for you. A program designed to help you make better and more informed decisions about your studies, it will give you the support you need to get back on track. Learn more about the Fresh Start Program.

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Study Skills and Learning Success

Student Learning Support (SLS) is a group of services and programs designed to teach you essential academic skills and study techniques that can help you effectively express your intelligence, apply your knowledge and communicate your ideas. Learn more about SLS.

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First Year in Two Years

First Year in Two Years can help you succeed via a reduced course load that enables you to complete your first-year courses over two academic years. This program allows you to comfortably transition from high school to university, and gives you the opportunity to develop skills such as time management, problem-solving and studying.

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Transition Program

If you are finding that the university curriculum is too demanding, the Transition Program can help. With an immediate opportunity to upgrade your academic standing and complete missing or failed courses, it gives you the time you may need to adjust. Learn more about the Transition Program.

Additional Supports

Need extra tutoring for Physics: Waves and Fields (PCS 125), Physics: Mechanics (PCS 211), or General Chemistry (CHY 102)? In partnership with the First-Year Engineering Office, Ryerson Learning Success offers a tutor registry, as well as free tutoring. View the dates and times available for drop-in sessions.

Want to develop your math skills? The Math Centre supports Ryerson students in all programs and offers daily drop-in tutoring sessions for individuals and groups. View the Math Centre’s drop-in hours or find a specific tutor for your needs. The Math Centre also runs Supported Learning Groups (SLGs), which are free, course-specific, peer-led group study sessions. View the google docSLG schedule, external link.

Hoping to sharpen your math skills before starting university? Available to all incoming engineering students, the Math Mini Course is taught by Ryerson professors in a workshop setting, where you can ask questions and engage with your peers. In the past, students who have taken the Math Mini Course obtained higher grades on the Calculus 1 midterm—as well as higher final grades—than students who did not take the course.

Course details

  • Date: August 12 – 22, Monday through Thursday
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Location: George Vari Engineering and Computer Science Building (ENG); room locations will be detailed in registration-confirmation emails
  • Cost: Free


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Contact Alexis, Orientation Lead at

Are you having trouble with a particular course during your first year at Ryerson? The First-Year Engineering Office hosts several study halls for numerous courses throughout the summer, fall and winter terms. Keep an eye on our social media and your inbox for info about upcoming study halls.

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