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

Spring Term 2024

Our office will be open 8:00 am -5:00 pm except on days of university holiday closures (Monday, May 27). If you stop by in-person, masks are welcome but are not required. 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. You can reach our office by phone at 541-737-8144. 

If you are going to be a new student for summer or fall term 2024, click the "I'm an Incoming Student..." button below for more details on how to get connected to OSU's START New Student Orientation process.

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


I'm an Incoming Student Starting in Summer or Fall Term 2024


Registration Troubleshooting and Support

Registration Troubleshooting Web Site


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 541-737-8144 or see our staff page for information on how to schedule an appointment.