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.
Are you an incoming new or transfer student starting with UESP in winter term 2014?
We're excited to work with you! All new OSU students must attend a new student orientation. As part of this orientation process, you learn about OSU, its resources, its policies and procedures, and you meet with an advisor for advising and registration for winter term. You can learn more about our winter term orientations and get information on how to register for one by visiting this web site.
Current Students: Phase II of registration starts on December 5th!
On Thursday, December 5th, the registration system will be disabled as the Registrar prepares for the beginning of Phase II of registration, which starts later that evening. Remember, Phase II of registration is where current student can add credits beyond the initial Phase I allotment of 16, and Phase II is when wait listing is activated. Visit these pages to learn about the Phase II priority registration schedule and to see a video on how to wait list a class.
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 one.
Regardless of specific majors interests, we know that many UESP students have an interest in pursuing an international experience like a study abroad or OSU's unique International Degree. ,The next two months are dominated by many opportunties to explore International Programs. Here is a list of all the great sessions, including many college specific events. UESP students are welcome to attend any of these, so if, for example, you're considering a major in say the College of Science and want to know how to best integrate a study abroad experience into that major, you could attend the College of Science Education Abroad session on November 6.
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.
Don't forget to keep checking your ONID account for important and timely messages from the university and your instructors.
Here are some important dates and “Last Day” deadlines to pay attention to relating to fall term.