University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP) is the academic home for students who have chosen to explore their options prior to deciding on a major. UESP is very similar to OSU's academic colleges in that we provide academic support to assure that our students are making satisfactory progress toward a degree. We offer a comprehensive range of services to help students make informed decisions about their academic coursework and potential majors they're considering.
Priority registration for current OSU students has started. If you are having issues with registration, here are two documents to consult. Click the "Help" image to access our Registration Troubleshooting List. Click the "Error" image to access the Registrar's list of common registration errors.
If you've had your advising appointment and are having trouble with registration, come see us during our Winter Term Registration Drop-In Hours from 8:00 am to Noon on Wednesday, November 22. If you completed a pin request and/or haven't had your appointment yet, we can help you troubleshoot when you have your appointment.
We look forward to meeting you. All incoming students must attend a New Student Orientation. Your registration for winter term happens at this orientation. The university schedules two of these orientation sessions for winter term: one on Friday, December 8 (right at the end of fall term) and the other on Friday, January 5 (right before the start of winter term). Sign up for one of these sessions here.
Current UESP Students: If you haven’t done so already, stop by 102 Waldo or call 541-737-8144 to schedule your mandatory 30-minute advising appointment. We get booked out very quickly in the fall, so call or stop by within the next week to ensure that you get an appointment before your priority registration date. Please note that we cannot schedule appointments by email
Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, here’s how to prepare for it…
We look forward to seeing you soon!
It is a very common experience for students to realize that their initial major choice is not the right fit. If that is your experience, don't panic! UESP is here to help you figure out which major direction at OSU is right for you. You're welcome to switch to UESP or even just consult with one of our advisors. Either way just requires that you make an appointment. Call our office at 541-737-8144 or stop by 102 Waldo Hall to schedule with a UESP Advisor.
For students starting with or transferring into UESP in summer 2017 beyond, we now have a 4-term limit. Click the image to learn more.
The 2017 OSU Academic Advising Award winner is Tiffany Fritz, our Coordinator of First-Year Experience Programs. Congrats to Tiffany!
Get Support with Your Studying You have resources to support you right here on campus! Click the image to learn more about Academic Coaching
Check out EXPLORE, our new Living-Learning Community in Callahan Hall
Keep up on your exploration!
Zero to Success in 77 Days
Looking to add structure to your approach to your academics? Consider using Zero to Success in 77 Days, a week-by-week academic to do list established by OSU advisors.