Transition and Academic Growth
Supporting students as they transition to the Columbus campus, choose academic programs and navigate their academic journeys.
A part of Student Academic Excellence at The Ohio State University, the Transition and Academic Growth team was created in 2019 and includes the Academic Advising, First Year Experience and University Exploration offices; the Buckeyes First, Complete Ohio State and SpringForward programs; and the student success platform OnCourse.
Collectively, TAG helps students meet three goals: transition smoothly to college, progress in a program of study and graduate in a timely manner. Our programs guide students as they transition to college, assist them in clarifying academic goals and exploring majors, and support them throughout their Ohio State experience.
TAG supports the university and Student Academic Excellence strategic plans and the university’s role in the University Innovation Alliance by enabling students to succeed at Ohio State.
TAG provides academic support and evidence-based resources to empower undergraduate students to develop and realize their full potential for excellence.
TAG will be a valued partner for student success that consistently provides innovative programs, services and resources for students, faculty and staff.
Offices and programs
- Academic Advising
Provides academic planning support and resource referrals for students across all undergraduate units and campuses as well as training and professional development for undergraduate advisors.
- First Year Experience
Supports first-year students, campus change students and transfer students as they transition to the Ohio State Columbus campus.
- University Exploration
Assists incoming and current Ohio State students find majors that align with their interests, abilities, values and goals.
- Buckeyes First
Supports first-generation student success by providing access, information and education to Buckeyes who identify as first-generation college students.
- Complete Ohio State
Supports students returning to complete their degree after time away by providing information and making connections to academic advising and other university resources.
- OnCourse Student Success Platform
Connects students, faculty and advisors to better support students and reduce time-to-degree.
Works with targeted populations of students in their first year who are academically at risk to help them get back on track, stay enrolled for their second year and ultimately graduate.
Transition and Academic Growth leadership
TRANSITION AND ACADEMIC GROWTHAssistant Vice Provost for Student Academic Excellence
ACADEMIC ADVISINGSenior Director of Advising
BUCKEYES FIRSTProgram Manager, Buckeyes First Scholars Program
COMPLETE OHIO STATEAcademic Advisor and Staff Assistant
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCEDirector of Academic Success Programs
ONCOURSE STUDENT SUCCESS PLATFORMProgram Manager, OnCourse
SPRINGFORWARDSpringForward Program Manager
UNIVERSITY EXPLORATIONUniversity Exploration Director