Welcome to the University Exploratory Studies Program (UESP)

Whether you're an incoming first-year student or are hoping to change your major, we have plenty of resources to help you find the right degree program and make the most out of your time at Oregon State University

Welcome to Winter Term 2021

Per the recommended protocol, UESP advisors will continue to advise remotely during winter term. Click the buttons below for information on appointment scheduling.

Additional Winter Term Details
  • *UPDATE* While Benton County at Extreme Risk levels, UESP will close our Waldo 102 office to in-person traffic for the time being.  We will update when and if that changes during the term.
  • We still will have staff available to answer phones from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Our phone number is 541-737-8144. Please leave a voicemail if prompted, and someone will return your call as soon as possible. Please note, we will be closed on Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1 for university holidays, and advisors may have limited availability around the holidays.
  • Our preferred appointment medium will be Zoom, but we can also meet via Microsoft Teams if that works better for you. Also, if your circumstances absolutely require it, we can accommodate an in-person advising appointment. Please call our office for more details.
Financial Concerns?

Emergency Financial Support for OSU Students


Appointment Scheduling

I'm Currently in UESP and Need to Schedule with an Advisor


I'm Currently Declared, and I Want to Talk with UESP Advisor


I'm an incoming OSU student starting spring term 2021


Registration/S/U/Withdrawal Troubleshooting and Support

Spring term 2021 Registration Troubleshooting Website


Week 9 and 10 Drop-in Hours



Current OSU Corvallis Students

UESP Ecampus

Prospective Students/New to OSU

Parents & Family

Exploration This Week

What is UESP?

The 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 Oregon State's academic colleges, as 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.

View UESP's annual reports.

What if I've Already Declared a Major?

It's a very common experience for students to realize that their initial major choice is not the right fit. If that's your experience, don't panic! UESP is here to help you figure out which direction is right for you. You're welcome to switch to UESP or even just consult with one of our advisors. Either way only requires that you make an appointment. Contact our office or use Handshake to schedule with a UESP advisor. Please note, we have a 4-term limit for a student's time in UESP.