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 or call 614.292.8266 for more information.

Step 2: Update your FAFSA and Apply for Columbus Campus Scholarships by February 1st. Contact a financial aid specialist at or 614.292.0300 for more information.

Step 3: 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 late February providing instructions on how to access the online campus change session and complete the campus change request form. You will need a copy of your Advising Report to complete the campus change application within the session.

Step 4: Attend the Campus Change Connections Fair on March 10, 2021. More details are available here:

Step 5: Course scheduling for autumn semester begins in March. Schedule your classes as soon as your enrollment appointment opens even if you have not completed the campus change session.

Step 6: Your Campus Change will not be finalized until your grades post in May.

Learn how to make your transition a smooth one.