During your Orientation session, you will meet one on one with an academic advisor! They will have curriculum guides specific to your pathway that have been built from suggestions direct from KU academic departments. They have helped us identify the perfect exploration classes for you. Exploratory courses are available your fall and spring semesters.
The first thing we want you to do is take Hawk Quest! This is a quick quiz designed to help you think about majors as they relate to your interests and values. Your results will include the top 5 KU majors we think you might be interested in. Show these to your advisor!
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You will be required to meet specific advising milestones within your first year at KU.
- Early August/September - This our chance to really get to know you! What are you interests and personal goals. What are you hoping to gain during your time at KU.
- October/November - We will begin to talk about enrollment for the upcoming semesters. We will review how your semester is going so far! We will also identify further opportunities for exploration.
- Second semester checkin - In this meeting, we will chat about how your winter break was and you will begin to develop a major shortlist. This can include minors and certificates! This list will narrow your exploration process and guide second semester schedule planning.
- March/April - We will plan enrollment for the upcoming semesters, and any help you might need using your summer to explore as well!
Who is my Advisor? All Exploratory Pathways students are assigned to an academic advisor from the Undergraduate Advising Center. You can find this resource information in your Jayhawk GPS homepage or in Enroll & Pay.
First Year Resources