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 Summer Term 2021

Per the recommended protocol, UESP advisors will continue to advise remotely during summer term, and our office in 102 Waldo will remain closed to in-person traffic. Our current is to resume in-person operations in September. Use the buttons below to link to information on appointment scheduling.

Additional Summer Term Details
  • 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.
  • 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?

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Appointment Scheduling

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


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Registration Support

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Current OSU Corvallis Students

UESP Ecampus

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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 at 541737-8144 or visit this page to schedule an appointment.