Newly Admitted to OSU?

Congratulations! Many, many students have started their OSU journey with University Exploratory Studies Program. Know that starting as exploratory will give you the opportunity to consider your options and find the best match before you declare.

PLEASE NOTE: All new students to OSU need to go through START orientation prior to their first term at OSU. START orientation includes an advising and registration session with a UESP advisor  See this site for more details!

For students who are admitted for summer term, you can sign up for summer classes on your own, but you will still need to go through START to register for fall term.  If you need help signing up for summer term classes, please email us at [email protected].  In the email, let us know that you are a summer term admit and need assistance in registering for classes.

Considering Oregon State?

Excellent! We love talking with potential Beavers about major exploration. Just call 541-737-8144 or email [email protected], and we'll help you set up a conversation at a time that works for you. You can also schedule with us online (choose the "Considering Coming to OSU? option).

You can also learn more about OSU options using the information on our Approaches to Exploration page.

We do partner with Admissions Visit programs to offer individual prospective student support and participate in their larger campus events.  We also work with them to offer monthy virtual sessions on "Exploring OSU's Colleges and Majors" in partnership with Admissions. See more information here for upcoming sessions.