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.

UESP Advisors at START new student orientation

In a declared major, but thinking about a change?  UESP can help!

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.


Are you a new incoming first year or transfer student for Fall 2014?

We're excited to work with you.  All new incoming and first year students need to attend a START orientation and advising session in the summer.  For more information on START including how to get signed up for one of the sessions, visit the New Student Programs and Family Outreach website

Summer Term Registration Begins on April 13th!

Thinking about summer school at OSU.  If you’re considering going to summer school at OSU, registration starts on Sunday, April 13th.  Registration for summer classes is slightly different than the regular school year.  There is no priority schedule.  It is first come, first serve, and you don’t need any sort of registration PIN.  There are a variety of summer sessions, ranging in length from one week, three weeks, four weeks, eight weeks and eleven weeks.  You can learn more about summer session here.

UESP does not have mandatory advising for summer session, but of course, if you want to consult with a UESP advisor about summer classes at OSU, please feel free to make an appointment by stopping by 102 Waldo or calling 541-737-8144.  You can also consult with us if you are considering attending summer school at an institution closer to home.


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.

Tip of the Week!

Don't forget to keep checking your ONID account for important and timely messages from the university and your instructors.