What the Core Change Means For Me

Transition Information for Advisers and Current Students, Fall, 2014

In Fall, 2015, the Xavier core is changing to a more intentional and condensed liberal arts education that still retains Xavier’s Jesuit Catholic educational traditions.  More information will be coming as we prepare for this change, but in the meantime, we wanted to share with you some information about the transition.

What is most important for you to know right now?  Three things:

  1. If you are a first-year student, you are most likely unaffected by the transition during this first semester, and you don't need to worry about this transition information right now. When you meet with your adviser, you can work together to come up with a plan for the upcoming semesters.
  2. If you are a current senior who plans to graduate before next Fall (2015), you are completely unaffected by the transition, and you don't need to worry about this transition information.
  3. If you are a returning student who will be graduating in Fall, 2015 or later, the transition core--with reduced requirements--will apply to you. The new core won't take effect until next fall, but you can start planning for the transition core this year.  If you plan to make changes, talk with your adviser about how the change will affect you.

If you have big plans for your academic schedule and want to learn more right now, feel free to read the FAQs, Transition Table or Line-by-Line Breakdown. More resources will be available as we move forward.

Still have questions?

Contact your academic adviser. If they or you are still unsure, contact:

Dr. Jen Robbins,
CCC Co-Chair:
robbins@xavier.edu.