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What is 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, specially-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.
UC Clermont College is an open admissions campus. A high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent is our only admission requirement. We accept applications all year long and students may start any semester. Financial aid takes 6-8 weeks to process. We recommend students apply at least 10 weeks prior to their desired attendance.
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 students will learn from earning their degrees.
UC Clermont College offers 45 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 have decided upon.
The UC Clermont Colege campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. UC Clermont College is relatively small, and our faculty to student ratio is low. Small class sizes and personal interaction with faculty members create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
You cannot graduate from exploratory studies. Rather, you will transition into a major of your selection from which you can graduate. Whatever major you choose, you must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
Students must be in good academic standing at the college or university they last attended. 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 form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). Students are urged to see an advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on their degree progress.
For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
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