Exploratory Studies Explore Your Options

CODO to Exploratory Studies

Are you a transfer or current Purdue student that is still exploring your academic options?  You might be a student who has made an initial decision on a major, taken a few classes, and realized that your choice was not the right fit.  That's okay!  80% of college students change their major at least once in their college career.  If you're still exploring your options and want to investigate your academic and career possibilities at (and after) Purdue, then Exploratory Studies may be the right place for you.

NOTE: All students CODOing into Exploratory Studies during their first year of college MUST take EDPS 10500 “Academic & Career Planning.” For more information or to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, please contact Exploratory Studies at (765) 494-0843       


To be eligible to CODO into Exploratory Studies, a student must have fewer than 83 credits that count toward the calculation of Exploratory Studies Total Credits.

Credit counted toward this total includes any credit earned by:

  • Credits by exam
  • Transfer credit
  • Pass/no pass credits
  • courses in which students have earned a grade of F
  • Currently enrolled courses

Credit that is not counted in this total includes:

  • Course withdrawals (W)
  • Previous attempts of repeated courses

In addition:

  • If students can CODO from their current program to the degree-granting college they are seeking at the end of the current semester, they are not eligible to CODO to Exploratory Studies.
  • If they are unable to CODO to that degree-granting college once grades post, then they can CODO to Exploratory Studies for the next semester.
  • If students have already enrolled in classes for their last semester of eligibility in their current college and plan to CODO to their college of choice at the end of that semester, they must wait for grades to post and CODO directly to their college of choice and then register for the next semester’s classes with their new advisor.

Exploratory Studies, Young Hall, Room 831, 155 S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-0843

© 2015-2017 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Exploratory Studies

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact Exploratory Studies at exploratory@purdue.edu.