Applied to a major but starting in Exploration?

If you meet the criteria for making a campus change to Columbus but do not meet the requirements for the major or premajor you have listed on your Campus Change Request, you will be assigned to University Exploration. 

Starting as an Exploration student

EXP timeline

To ensure that you are continually making progress toward an Ohio State degree, you are limited to two semesters in Exploration before  moving to a major or pre-major. You may request an extension to your EXP timeline but such requests are denied when a student is not on track to meet the criteria for their plan A major.

Be open to alternative majors

Exploration can help you learn about and consider other majors that might help you meet your long-term goals without barriers to entry. A willingness to evaluate alternative major options is a sound approach for any student pursuing a competitive major. Exploration advisors will work with you to choose your best fit and help you take steps toward earning your degree. Ohio State majors organized by criteria to enter.

We're here to help!

Exploration advisors are happy to help you determine your next best steps. Call 614-292-0646 to schedule an appointment.