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Exploratory Studies Transfer Students

Advisement for Exploratory Studies Students

As an Exploratory Studies student, you will have the opportunity to research and evaluate academic majors and clarify your goals while you explore your interests through courses, programs, and extracurricular activities at Kutztown University (KU). The Department of Academic Enrichment provides a variety of resources and knowledgeable staff to help you make informed decisions about your coursework at KU.

Myths About Transferring to KU as an Exploratory Studies Student:

It's easier to be admitted to specific KU majors if you first enter as an Exploratory Studies student.

False: Exploratory Studies students must meet all departmental requirements and prerequisites for the major they intend to declare. These requirements may include, but are not limited to: obtaining a specific minimum GPA, specific grades in prerequisite courses, adhering to time deadlines, and earning a specific number of cumulative credits. Exploratory Studies students should be aware that there is no assurance that he or she will be accepted into the major of choice since programs with limited capacity may be restricted or closed.

If you are an Exploratory Studies student, you can take any class you want.

False: Some academic departments limit course registration to students who have declared a major in that area. As an Exploratory Studies student, you may not be permitted to take courses in certain departments.

With the help of an Academic Advisor, you will be able to select courses from a variety of disciplines that match your interests and fulfill general education requirements for most KU degree programs.