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.

Registration for Spring 2018

We have now entered Phase 1 of Priority Registration for Spring Term 2018, which means that at some time in the next two weeks, you'll be eligible to register for spring term classes.  Having issues with Registration? Click the "Help" image to access our Registration Troubleshooting Checklist and the "Error" image to access the Registrar's "Common Registration Error Messages" document.  If you've had your advising appointment for spring already and need registration help, please come see us during our drop in hours:

                                Friday, March 9 - 9:00 am-Noon and Monday, March 12 - 9:00 am-Noon

It's Time for Advising!

Registration for spring has now started  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, 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 do not schedule appointments by web or email.

Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, here’s how to prepare for it…

  • If you are in your first year, you should review the First Year Advising Syllabus.    Regardless of whether you are in your first year or you’ve been here a bit, the focus of this appointment will be on your Exploration.  Where are you with your major exploration?  Think about the experiences you’ve had inside and outside of the classroom and how they might be influencing your thoughts on a major.  Click the image to the right and download the Exploration To-Do List.  Start working on it and outlining what you have done and what you want to do in coming terms. Bring it to your appointment and you’ll be entered into a raffle drawing for a $50 gift card.
  • Do some pre-planning.Look at the online schedule of classes and develop a list of classes you might want to take winter term.  Look in MyDegrees to see what Bacc Core categories you still need to fill, or run a What If scenario to see if a major you are exploring would have classes you might want to take.  Remember that you have access to your MyDegrees Planner and you have access to Scheduler Feel free to use these resources to store your ideas.  Please note with MyDegrees– some of you may have locked plans.  If that is the case, just create a new plan and call it “My UESP Plan”.  If you prefer paper, that’s cool.  Bring your notes with you.
  • If you know what you want to declare, we encourage you to move forward on that now if you can.  That way you can meet with your new major advisor to plan for spring term. 

Declared, but thinking about a change in direction?

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.

Get Support with Your Studying You have resources to support you right here on campus!  Click the images to learn more about Academic Coaching and EOP Tutoring in the Cultural Centers

Academic Coaching Video  

Check out EXPLORE, our new Living-Learning Community in Callahan Hall

EXPLORE, the UESP Living-Learning Community

Keep up on your exploration!

We’d love it if you follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook  or follow us on Instagram – we try to use social media in addition to these weekly emails to aid you in 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.