Considering the University of Kansas but still exploring majors? Exploratory Pathways is where you start!
Exploratory Pathways are 6 academic areas that have been created to help students navigate the process of finding the major that is right for them. As an exploring student, you will select one of six pathways and gain all that comes with it.
At KU, Exploratory Pathways students have an academic home in the Undergraduate Advising Center. Students will have an assigned academic advisor to help them along the way, curriculum guides, monthly newsletters, and insight into the best way to get involved as an exploring Jayhawk.
We know that being unsure about your major can be overwhelming, but we are here to help!
Explore first - Discover new possibilites - Develop your skills and personal interests - then Declare.
Find out even more about Exploratory Pathways when you come to campus.
Ready to come see us? Plan your visit.
Request to meet with us by selecting "undeclared" as your primary academic interest or major when you sign up.
Want to contact someone about becoming a Jayhawk? Contact your Admissions Rep - use our representative finder, all you need is your zip code.
APPLYING TO KU
What does being an exploring student look like on your Admissions application?
You apply for the University of Kansas using the Common Application. Here is how the sections breakdown.
1. Biographical Information
2. Family/Residency Information
3. Academic Interests -
Section A prompts you to select any "tracks' you might be interested in. These are typically for graduate school.
Section B will be where you select an Exploratory Pathway! Scroll down to "Deciding" - they are listed here.
Click here to see a list of the Exploratory Pathways and descriptions.
Your advising home will be the Undergraduate Advising Center. Meet us! We are your exploring specialists that will be with you every step of the way!
Where will you see us?
Before you officially commit to KU, you can meet us at KU Admissions events such as Crimson & Blue Days, Rock Chalk Days, and Destination KU. Look for any Exploratory Pathways sessions! We are also available if you are scheduling a campus visit.
You've applied to KU, you've select an Exploratory Pathway - now what? Orientation.
During Orientation you will interact with our office several times throughout the day. We host an academic information meeting, where you and your guests for the day will recieve a presentation and overview of Exploratory Pathways.
Your day will also include one on one advising and enrollment with an Undergraduate Advising Center advisor. They will meet with you in Summerfield Hall to discuss your interests, why KU, and choose classes that will be right for you!
By the end of the day, you will be fully enrolled in your first semester as an Exploratory student at KU. You will leave with lots of resources to keep connected with us before you come back to campus.