UC Clermont


Undetermined Associate Degree

Why study Exploratory?

Exploratory Studies is a program designed specifically for students who are not ready to declare a particular major (“undecided”) or for students who would like to follow a specific curriculum for which UC Clermont College does not have a program (for example, medical imaging, athletic training, entrepreneurship, etc.). In the Exploratory Studies program, trained advisors help students explore degree options. Advisors offer curricular planning, major selection and general assistance to ensure that students are successful in finding their “best-fit” major.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Students should be open-minded and willing to try new things. They should value learning for its own sake. They should also enjoy introspection and self-discovery.

Since this is not a degree program, career possibilities are different for each individual. Career possibilities will depend on degree choice.

For some fields of work, such as nursing or engineering, a specific major is essential. However, for many people, the most important factor is simply the education they attain while completing a degree. Employers value the critical thinking, effective communication, social responsibility and problem-solving skills that students will learn from earning their degrees.

UC Clermont College offers more than 50 degree programs for students to choose from. Plus, for those who decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree, UC offers a broad range of programs and majors that Clermont students can transition into — to follow whatever career path they choose.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call us at 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You cannot graduate from exploratory studies. Rather, you will transition into a major of your selection from which you can graduate. You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance. 

We accept transfer applications all year long, and students may start any semester, provided their transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester they wish to attend.

Students who have not taken college-level mathematics or English will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into UC Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. Students are urged to see an advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on their degree progress.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319

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