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.
It's Time for Advising!
That's right. Registration for fall term is just a few weeks away, and it is time for us to talk. Students are often surprised to learn that returning students actually get to register for fall term in May. Call 541-737-8144 or stop by 102 Waldo Hall and schedule your mandatory 30 minute advising appointment. Please note that we don't schedule appointments using email.
Sometimes students tell us that their not 100% sure they are returning for the next year and wonder if they should come in for advising. We encourage you to come in for advising regardless of your plans. It is easier to register at OSU and then drop you classes in the summer if you decide not to attend OSU than it is to wait. Also, if you're certain you're transferring, it doesn't hurt to check in and make sure you're ready to make a transition.
A couple of other thoughts in preparation for your upcoming advising appointment:
- You know how heavily we rely on the MyDegrees Planner. Go now. List any classes your considering for fall term in your planner. If your planner is locked, no problem -- just add your ideas and save the plan under a new name. If you addideas you have for fall term classes to your planner, we'll give you a raffle ticket to enter our drawing for an OSU Beaver Store gift card at the end of the term.
- We're going to ask you to think back on your experiences this past year inside and outside of the classroom, so be preprared to talk about the things you've done and the things you want to do to help with your major exploration.
- If you're ready to declare, it is not a bad idea to do that right now. Many of the advisors in the majors use the spring term as a time to plan for the entire year. See this section of our site for information on declaring.
Thinking about Majors in Forestry, Agricultural Science, or Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science?
Take a look at this new self-assessment tool that these colleges have to help you see if any of the majors in these OSU colleges might be a good fit for you.
Zero to Success in 77 Days
Looking to add structure to your approach to your academics? Consider using Zero to Success in 77 Days, a week-by-week academic to do list established by OSU advisors.
Have you tried the new MyOSU Portal yet? It's great! All of your OSU online resources (MyDegrees, Online Registration, Blackboard, ONID) in one convenient place.
Check out the Registrar's MyDegree's web site for more info.
Tip of the Week!
Don't forget to keep checking your ONID account for important and timely messages from the university and your instructors.
Important Dates for the spring 2013 Quarter
Here are some important dates and “Last Day” deadlines to pay attention to relating to spring term.
- Monday, April 1: Classes begin
- Sunday, April 7: Last day to register or add courses via the web
- Friday, April 12: Last day to add a class via instructor & departmental signatures - 5pm
- Friday, April 12: Last day to drop a class via the web - 11:55pm
- Monday, April 29: UESP advising for fall term registration begins
- Friday, May 17: Last day to change to or from S/U grading (by 5pm) or withdraw from a course (online by 11:55pm)
- Friday, June 7: Last day for Total Withdrawal from the University (W grade for each registered course - 5pm)
- June 10-14: Finals Week
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