University Student Transition Resources

This list of resources is meant to reinforce learning and the skills needed for academic success in university. The following programs are available to all students attending Ontario universities.

This list is not intended to be all-inclusive, partly because universities regularly make adjustments to services.

Have questions or need more information? Contact the appropriate university directly.

Carleton University

Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement

  • Provides a culturally safe space for dialogue and learning by nurturing a sense of belonging for Indigenous students.
  • The Ojigkwanong Indigenous Student Centre, housed within the CII, is a space where First Nation, Métis and Inuit students can study, socialize and participate in academic and cultural programming.

Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS)

  • Free services for developing academic skills.
  • Offers a variety of support programs to improve your academic performance.
  • Available online.

CHEM Matters

  • A week-long course designed to help prepare students coming into CHEM 1001.
  • Summer delivery.
  • For fees and registration details, consult our website.

COMP Matters

  • A 1-week course for first-year students developing and practicing problem solving skills in a computer science context.
  • Summer delivery. Registration opens in June.
  • For fees, consult our website.

Current Student Website

  • Connects you to online services that help you succeed professionally, personally and academically.

First-Year Engineering Support

  • Free online tutoring via the Elsie MacGill Learning Centre for first-year engineering students, including help with core engineering, math and science courses.

Learning Support Services

  • Free learning support workshops and one-on-one sessions on topics like note-taking, research skills, citation and referencing, lab reports, learning strategies, balancing school and work, and time management.
  • Topics offered online.

Mathematics and Statistics Learning Assistance Program

  • Free support of first-year mathematics and statistics courses.
  • Provides learning support and solutions to homework questions through assistance videos.

Math Matters

  • A 1-week online refresher course for first-year students entering degree programs at Carleton with a math component.
  • Summer delivery.
  • For fees and registration details, consult our website.

Pathways to Graduation

  • An online resource designed to help guide you through each phase of your undergraduate degree along a path to graduation that is right for you.

Peer-Assisted Study Sessions

  • Free online and in-person group sessions for individual subjects.

Science Student Success Centre

  • Provides a wide range of support for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science, including mentoring, workshops and activities to help improve academic performance and enhance personal success.

Student Experience Office

  • One of your first stops when you arrive at Carleton University! Supports your successful transition to university life by preparing you to achieve personal, social and academic goals.
  • Offers CU 1001 - Your Start to Student Life at Carleton, a free online bundled mini-course experience that provides you with a focused introduction to the Carleton community and prepares you for your journey as future Ravens.
  • Offers continued support through your time at Carleton through leadership development, transitional support programming and events that encourage your engagement (programs offered online, some require registration).
  • Offers summer, fall, winter and academic orientation (virtual programming, registration required).

Writing Services

  • Free service that supports your academic writing.
  • In-person and online appointments available.

Contact Carleton University