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.
Step 1: Contact Housing and Residence Life on the Columbus Campus to arrange campus housing – this is required for all students who are within two years of high school graduation. Please visit housing.osu.edu or call 614.292.8266 for more information.
Step 2: Update your FAFSA and check on your financial aid status. Contact a financial aid specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.292.0300 for more information.
Step 3: For students eligible to campus change for Summer or Autumn 2022, complete the Campus Change Session in Carmen. RSVP by completing this survey.
Once we’ve received your confirmation, you will receive a follow-up email in early February (or within 3 business days, if you RSVP in February or later) providing instructions on how to access the online campus change session and complete the campus change request form. You will need to generate an Advising Report to complete the campus change application at the end of the Carmen course. If you will not be eligible to campus change for Summer or Autumn 2022, please check back on this page next semester and watch your email for instructions on how to apply in a future semester.
Step 4: Course scheduling for the Summer 2022 semester begins in late February and scheduling for the Autumn 2022 semester begins in late March. Plan to schedule your classes as soon as your enrollment appointment opens even if you have not completed the campus change session or been approved to campus change.
Step 5: Attend the virtual Campus Change Connections Fair on March 23 from 12-2 p.m. to meet with Columbus campus advisors for your major and to meet with Columbus campus resources. More information and RSVP is on the Campus Change webpage: https://u.osu.edu/connectionsfair/.
Step 6: Your Campus Change will not be finalized until your grades post after either the Spring or Summer terms (depending on when you will meet campus change requirements).
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