UESP offers a comprehensive range of services to help students make informed decisions about their academic coursework and potential majors they're considering.

These services include:

*Individual advising appointments with trained advisors.

*Assistance with choosing a major and other forms of academic counseling.

*Help with understanding OSU's academic policies and regulations.

*Assistance with web registration and scheduling issues.

*2019-2020 UESP Handbook (included Advising Syllabus)

*OSU First-Year  Advising Syllabus

*UESP advisors (together with their colleagues across campus) aim to assist students in the process of fulfilling numerous learning outcomes while they are at OSU. Follow this link to read more about OSU advising and established student learning outcomes and this link to read the Advisor-Advisee responsibilities for OSU students.

*ALS 114 Career Decision Making - Our advisors coordinate and team-teach this two-credit letter-graded class. It provides OSU freshmen and sophomores with guided career exploration in a classroom setting and is offered fall, winter, and spring terms. It is available both on-campus and on-line.

*UESP is located in 102 Waldo Hall and is staffed by four full time coordinator/advisors, one graduate assistant, and one graduate student advising intern.

Find a listing of our UESP Staff here.

If your not sure who your UESP advisor is, but you have an advising question, please email the question to: [email protected] 

Mission Statement

The mission of the University Exploratory Studies Program is to provide academic advising and career assistance to undergraduate students, both new and transitional, who wish to investigate the educational opportunities available at Oregon State University. In accordance with Oregon State University's mission, we strive to create and facilitate a compelling learning experience for our students.

The UESP advisors aim to assist students in making well-informed decisions regarding degree programs and course selection, obtaining accurate information regarding academic programs of study, making connections with academic college head advising offices, assessing career goals in relation to interests, skills and values and accessing other sources of assistance and student support provided by OSU.

Diversity Statement

The University Exploratory Studies Program is strongly committed to the affirmation of diversity in a broad sense and to opposing discrimination, prejudice and oppression. We promote an environment of inclusiveness where we value and celebrate each other's differences and extend this spirit to the populations we serve, treating all with dignity and respect. Our belief is that diversity enhances the environments we work in, the University and our larger communities; it enriches us all. We are committed to continued growth in our understanding of diversity issues and strive to integrate diversity awareness into all aspects of our work. We believe that this enables us to provide services within a climate of openness, trust and safety. This diversity statement represents our ongoing commitment to ourselves, to the people we serve, and to the university community.