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 email@example.com or 614.292.0300 for more information.
Step 3: For students eligible to campus change for Spring 2023, you will need to 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 mid-September (or within three business days if you RSVP after that) 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 Spring 2023, please check back on this page next semester and watch your BuckeyeMail account for instructions on how to apply in a future semester.
Step 4: Course scheduling for the spring semester begins in mid-October. 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: Your Campus Change will not be finalized until your grades post after autumn term ends (assuming you meet campus change requirements).