The Faculty of Science is committed to helping students feel at home on campus while they develop the tools, skills, and experience needed to become successful professionals. The following are valuable Ryerson resources that you will come to know well on your journey with us:
Students normally will be prevented from enrolling in courses for which there is a scheduling conflict. In exceptional circumstances, a student may obtain a conflict override from the Program Director or Chair of their program department, which would allow them to take both courses.
Conflict overrides are not normally granted for conflicts of more than 1 hour per week.
Conflict overrides are not granted to students who have shown weak academic performance.
The onus is on the student to provide a convincing argument for a conflict override to their program director. The argument must include dates of major evaluations and indicate that there are no conflicts between evaluations in the two conflicting courses; i.e., the student is not expected to write two tests at the same time.
Students normally must fulfil the prerequisite requirements before enrolling in a course. In exceptional circumstances, a student may obtain a prerequisite override, which would allow them to take a course without having completed a prerequisite.
Prerequisite overrides are not granted to students who have shown weak academic performance.
All prerequisite overrides are granted with the agreement of the student’s program director and the instructor of the intended course.
The Prerequisite Override Form is provided for the convenience of the departmental decision makers.
There is no appeal process if the request for an override is denied.