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.
Phase I of priority registration for fall term for current OSU students has started and runs through the next few weeks. Made your appointment yet? If not, see below for details on how to do so? Having trouble with registration? Click the "Help" button to see our Registration Troubleshooting Checklist. You can also check out the Registrar's "Common Registration Errors" document. Still having issues with registration? Come see us during our Registration Troubleshooting drop-in hours on Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4 from 9:00 am - Noon.
If you are an incoming first year or transfer student for fall 2019, you'll need to register to attend a START new student orientation this summer in order to register for fall. Find details on how to sign up for START here.
You can now schedule your appointments with your UESP advisor using the Handshake platform. Handshake is used by the Career Development Center as an interface to career opportunities and resources, and it also has an appointment scheduling tool. They have graciously allowed us to jump on board and allow our student to use this tool to schedule appointments with us.
Current UESP Students: May is upon us. That menas priority registration for fall is just around the corner, and we need to get going with advising. If you haven’t done so already, stop by 102 Waldo or call 541-737-8144 to schedule your mandatory 30-minute advising appointment. You can also schedule online with your advisor using Handshake (see instructions here). 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.
Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, here’s how to prepare for it
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 image to learn more about Academic Coaching
Check out EXPLORE, our Living-Learning Community in Callahan Hall
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