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!

Contact us to learn how we can work together to meet your educational goals.

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".


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 U.S. 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 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 eligibilty.


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.


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.

Student Services and Academic Advising

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.

UToledo Testing Services

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

Prior Learning Assessment

With prior learning assessment, you can turn your relevant work, volunteer and life experiences into college credit.


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.

Program 60

Program 60 offers lifelong learning at reduced rates to individuals 60 years of age or older who have resided in Ohio for the past year.

High School Outreach Initiatives

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

Exploratory Scholars

A learning community to discover your pathway for success at UToledo.

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.

Office of Workforce Development

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


Our alumni make a difference. Wherever you go, whether you stay in the Toledo area or launch your career in another country, you transform lives and communities. And wherever you are, you carry that UToledo spirit.

Last Updated: 9/28/21