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I’m good at time management. Do I really need to make any adjustments for college?

Even if you're a successful high school student, know that college is very different from high school. You will likely be on your own for the first time. This means making your own schedule for classes, studying, work, eating, sleeping, and social time. Take a time management pretest, courtesy of the Academic Advancement Center at

I’m bad at time management. How will I survive a college workload?

At OHIO, we have a lot of resources to help you succeed, from your resident assistant to your professors to tutoring services to a peer mentor in your learning community. The Academic Advancement Center offers study skills courses, tutoring, Supplemental Instruction sessions, and much more. Take a time management pretest, courtesy of the Academic Advancement Center at

What if I haven’t decided on a major?

About 1/3 of OHIO students come in undecided. You can choose to be undecided in many of our nine colleges, including University College, which is specifically equipped to guide undecided students. Our advisors, courses, majors fair, and other programs are designed to help you find the right major. About 85 percent of our undecided students declare a major by winter of their sophomore year. Learn more here (pdf).

What is a learning community?

A learning community (LC) is a group of about 25 first-year students who take a common set of courses together or share a common experience around their academics. LC participants develop a deeper understanding of course material while building relationships with one another. Learn more at

When should I visit campus and how should I prepare?

We offer visit programs six days a week throughout most of the year. We have visit programs especially tailored to high school juniors or seniors, transfer students, and groups. We also have visit programs specific to multicultural students, students interested in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) majors, and other special visit programs. You can also make plans before your visit to meet with a representative from a specific academic department. Learn more at

Why should I get involved in extracurriculars?

Just like in high school, extracurriculars enhance your learning experience. Out-of-class activities allow you to find a community of friends, help you develop leadership skills, and give you practical applications for what you learn in the classroom. Learn more about getting involved on campus at

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