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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 10500)  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.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to Exploratory Studies who have an interest in learning about Honors opportunities at Purdue
  • SAT of 1800+ (old 2400 scale), SAT of 1280+ (new 1600 scale), or ACT of 27+ composite

Residential Component

  • Optional within Owen Hall
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Full Academic Year

Associated Classes


EDPS 10500 - Academic and Career Planning



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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