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Welcome, Explorers!

Here you will find information about the Exploratory Program experience: Our unique academics, advising support, and vibrant community!

Choose your own path. Discover yourself. Enjoy every step of the way.

As a student applying to college, you may worry about choosing a major. You may feel as if it’s a huge decision that will determine the course of your life. But your future is full of options, and the truth is that you and many other students may not know what career path you want to take. Studies show that most students change majors at least once during college. And that’s nothing to worry about—the route you take is bound to evolve in exciting ways as you grow and learn about new interests.

That’s why we at Ithaca College are proud to offer our unique Exploratory Program. Unlike the undeclared status you might find at other schools, IC offers a faculty-driven program of inquiry that is bolstered by professional guidance and designed to help you find your own path and get you ready for a successful future.

Cassie Logedo '22 discovers what she wants to focus on while studying in the Exploratory Program at IC.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about anything you see here or anything else regarding the Exploratory Program or your personal journey, contact Maria DiFrancesco, Academic Director of the Exploratory Program.

Ithaca College Exploratory Program

Maria DiFrancesco, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Director, Ithaca College Exploratory Program
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
411 Muller Faculty Center
Ithaca College • 953 Danby Road • Ithaca, NY 14850

Not sure if the Exploratory Program is right for you?

We're happy to provide more information and to answer your questions! Contact the Exploratory Program director or the Office of Admission anytime. You can also make an appointment with the director or a current student here.

Office of Admission

Ithaca College
Peggy Ryan Williams Center
Ithaca, New York 14850
www.ithaca.edu/admission