University College

 

The University of Toledo's University College is home to more than 2,000 undergraduate students. Whether you are in high school looking to take college-level courses, working toward your degree, or just interested in taking a few courses, University College has a full set of services ready to meet your needs.

Not sure which degree program is right for you? It's OK to be undecided. Choosing a major takes time and University College advisors have the guidance and tools to help undecided students, just like you, in exploring degree options to help you determine the perfect fit!

Returning to college after time away? Adult learners can choose from an array of flexible online programs and degree completion options for customized plans of study that fit busy lives.

Through our specialized services and programs we also assist military veterans enrolling at the University, help prepare students for military service through the Army ROTC Rocket Battalion, administer UToledo testing services, connect off-campus workforce locations with on-campus education, and much more!

Celebrating Success

 

Meet Desjuan Johnson

’22 Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Desjuan has come a long way on the football field- He will be the first in his family to receive a college diploma. “My dream always started with me trying to be like my dad and follow in his footsteps and be better than him. Walk in his boots, so to speak, and finish taking the steps he couldn’t.”

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Meet Daniel Fant

’21 Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts

“I miss the traditional environment of lectures and classroom, but if I didn’t have the opportunity to take a distance learning class, I would not have been a student.”

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Meet Washington Irving McGilvery II

’21 Bachelor’s degree in University Studies

“I am so thankful for the opportunity that UToledo gave me to finish. They took all those credits from back then. Matt Reising, my advisor, got me turned in the right direction.”

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Meet Terry O'brien

’21 Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies

“This was a great opportunity to fulfill my dream and cover the one regret I had in my life. And I didn’t feel like I was totally done with my learning career when I got my associate’s degree. It was an easy choice that I needed to move on."

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Meet Marguerite Dunston-Copeland

’21 Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

“As a nontraditional, full-time student, who is a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and caregiver, on top of juggling a full-time job, it does make the path a bit more difficult. However, if your dreams are something that you are passionate about, and you want to see them unfold, there is nothing that can or will stop you in pursuing your happiness.”

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Meet Ralph Warren

’21, Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

"That was my dream, to get my degree. A lot of days I just sat [in prison] and thought 'man, you know how you waste your life.' But this has given me the opportunity to do the things I always wanted to do".

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Meet Nahla Khobeir

’20, Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

“It’s been a heckuva year. And still I managed to live through it and graduate.”

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Meet Carmen Williamson

’20, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

“My dad loved education and was so proud to be finally getting his degree. He was very strong. He fought lots of fights through the decades.”

Dr. Celia Williamson, daughter of Carmen Williamson
Distinguished University Professor and Director of UToledo’s Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute

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We have degrees

Transfer or get started

University College offers several unique degree programs for you to earn or complete your associate's degree or bachelor's degree from The University of Toledo. We help you get a step closer to your degree with opportunities to transfer up to 90 credits and/or utilize the Prior Learning Assessment process to receive credit for relevant work, volunteer, and life experiences.

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Undecided? That’s Okay.

We have the Department of Exploratory Studies

Undecided is the second-most popular major in the United States Direct-from-high-school students who don't know what they want to major in can make the Department of Exploratory Studies their temporary home for up to three semesters. In the Undecided Program, you'll receive personal attention from academic advisors who will help you identify options, select classes and choose a major. Additionally, all students who enroll in the Undecided Program take a specially designed course to help you identify your strengths and interests and match those to a degree program. When you are ready, your academic advisor will refer you to the appropriate academic college to declare your major and continue on to earn your degree.

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Meet With Your University College Advisor

Academic advisors in University College are able to assist students who are enrolled or interested in the Pre-Major, Exploratory Studies, University Studies, Liberal Studies, or Undecided programs.

To make an appointment, call our office at 419.530.3142, send a text to 419.963.3410, or send an email to universitycollege@utoledo.edu. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Continuing students can Schedule an Advising Appointment Online. For assistance with scheduling an advising appointment online, visit How to Schedule an Appointment via Starfish.

*Students returning to UToledo must call 419.530.3142 to determine eligibility.

WALK-IN WEDNESDAY ADVISING

We offer 20 minute call-in advising appointments every Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00 -4:00 p.m. during spring and fall semesters. University College Student Services is located in Rocket Hall, Suite 1300.

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We have specialized services and programs

Interested in online learning? Looking for additional services and programs? University College directs and manages additional programs and services – available to all UToledo students.

Academic Services

Our advisors assist current and prospective students regarding educational options, course selection, transitioning to academic majors, and program requirements.

Military Service Center

The Military Service Center offers customized support, services, and assistance to veterans, active duty military members, dependents, and spouses.

ROTC

The Rocket Battalion partners with the University to recruit, educate, develop, and inspire ROTC cadets to become future second lieutenants who meet the needs of the U.S. Army.

UToledo Testing Services

Offers administration of placement testing, credit by exam, distance learning exams from other universities, and professional certification and licensing examinations.

High School Outreach Initiatives

Provides the opportunity for high school students to pursue higher education by taking courses and receiving college credit at a reduced cost.

Office of Workforce Development

Workforce Development collaborates with business and industry leaders in the community to build development initiatives.

Online Degree Programs

UToledo offers a variety of online degree programs for the busy and working adult looking for flexibility and convenience.

UToledo Online

Provides support to faculty and students in the design, development, delivery, and administration of online, blended, and technology-enabled courses and programs.

Last Updated: 12/2/22