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 housing.osu.edu for more information.

University Housing: housing@osu.edu 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: buckeyelink@osu.edu 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 March. Schedule your classes as soon as your enrollment appointment opens!

Step 5: Your Campus Change will not be finalized until your grades post at the beginning of May.

Campus Change Sessions for Summer and Autumn 2020 will be:

  • Monday, Feb. 10: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Founders 101)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11: 11:30 a.m.-12:30.p.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11: 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Thursday, Feb. 13: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Thursday, Feb. 13: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Friday, Feb. 14: 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Friday, Feb. 14: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Friday, Feb. 14: 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Monday, Feb. 17: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Founders 101)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18: 9:00-10:00 a.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18: 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Thursday, Feb. 20: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Thursday, Feb. 20: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Friday, Feb. 21: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Founders 1101)
  • Friday, Feb. 21: 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Founders 1101)

You MUST arrive ON TIME to the Campus Change session. Students will not be admitted once the Campus Change session has started. Please bring a copy of your Advising Report, your Buck ID, and a charged electronic device with internet access to the session, as they are necessary to complete the campus change application.

Learn how to make your transition a smooth one.