The Exploratory Studies Scholars Learning Community was created especially for first-year, high ability students in Exploratory Studies (as identified by SAT/ACT scores).  This LC offers a course and unique out-of-class activities that will help you in your quest to find the right major at Purdue!

The Academic and Career Planning course (EDPS 105)  taught by Exploratory Studies academic advisors is designed to help you learn about yourself, majors, and careers. This allows you to develop deep academic and social networks in class with students who will eventually choose majors across campus.

Some of the activities you participate in may include the Boiler Challenge ropes course, volunteering in the community, attending a Purdue Women's Volleyball game, meeting for lunch or dinner, and enjoying study break pizza and bowling.

Eligibility

  • First-time beginning students admitted to Exploratory Studies who have an interest in learning about Honors opportunities at Purdue
  • SAT of 1800+ or ACT of 27+ composite

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Owen Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • If you choose this option, your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC

 

Duration

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Associated Classes

Fall - EDPS 10500

Spring - No Courses

Events and Activities Included:

  • Boiler Challenge ropes course
  • Cultural center tours
  • Introduction to Purdue resources
  • Exploration Acres Corn Maze
  • Course collaboration among associated courses
  • Purdue Convocations Productions
  • Periodic meals with faculty members
  • Visit to Discovery Park
  • Purdue Memorial Union tree lighting
  • Guest speakers
  • Movie and bowling nights

 

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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