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The First-Year Engineering Office is commited to your academic success.
Our academic advisors, including the Program Director Dr. Lamya Amleh, provide one-on-one support specific to your individual needs. Take advantage of their 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 speak with an academic advisor, drop-in during weekday advising hours, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Advisors are available weekdays at the FYEO Virtual Advising, external link, opens in new window Room, Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM to provide live, on-the-spot assistance. Drop by if you have questions about courses, enrollment, liberal studies courses, deadline dates, or other inquiries.
Programs for Academic Success
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.
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.
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, opens in new window at the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science.
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, opens in new window.
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, opens in new window.
The Academic Accommodations Support office, opens in new window works confidentially and directly with incoming and returning students who live with both temporary and permanent disabilities that impact their academic functioning.
To receive accommodations students must be registered with AAS.
Students are encouraged to start the registration process as early as possible to implement support with course work including; labs, quizzes, midterms as well and exams.
During the months of July and August the First Year Office offers optional (non-credit) boost courses in math, physics, chemistry and programming. Each online course will help you improve and reinforce fundamental topics and concepts you’ll encounter in your first-year engineering subjects. The Engineering Boost Program is taught by Ryerson faculty, is free of charge, and available to all incoming engineering students who have already accepted their offer of admission.
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.