The Ohio State University at Newark

Campus Change

Minimum requirements: Students can change to the Columbus campus with a minimum of 30 earned hours (earned after high school graduation) and at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. This excludes credits earned from testing, e.g. advanced placement testing or Ohio State foreign language testing.

Academic units on the Columbus campus may have additional requirements. Students who are not yet ready to decide on a major, or are not yet eligible for a selective admission major would make a campus change into the Exploration Program.

Columbus Campus Change Information

Step 1: Contact Housing and Residence Life on the Columbus Campus to arrange campus housing – this is required for all first and second year Ohio State students. Please visit for more information.

University Housing: or 614.292.8266

Step 2: Update your FAFSA and Apply for Columbus Campus Scholarships by February 1st. Contact a financial aid specialist for more information.

Financial Aid: or 614.292.0300

Step 3: Attend a Campus Change Session. (See below for dates for campus change sessions.)

Step 4: Course scheduling for autumn semester begins in October. Schedule your classes as soon as your enrollment appointment opens!

Step 5: Your Campus Change will not be finalized until your grades post in the middle of December.

Campus Change Sessions for students planning to campus change to the Columbus campus for the Spring 2021 semester will be online.

To participate in this online session for students who plan to change to the Columbus campus for Spring 2021, please RSVP at the link below. Once we’ve received your confirmation, you will receive a follow-up email in late October providing instructions on how to access the online campus change session and complete the campus change request form.

Click on this link to RSVP to the Online Campus Change Session.

You MUST have a copy of your Advising Report, your Buck ID, and a charged electronic device with internet access to complete the campus change application within the session.

Learn how to make your transition a smooth one.