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 Fall Term 2021

Our Waldo 102 office is now open Monday - Friday from 8:00-5:00 pm, and we have staff available to answer our main phone line, 541-737-8144. If you stop by in-person, make sure you have a mask as it is required for the indoor space. For most of our advisors, students have the option to choose either an in-person or remote advising via Zoom. Use the buttons below to link to information on appointment scheduling.

Appointment Scheduling

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

 

I'm Declared, but I Want to Talk with a UESP Advisor

 

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