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!
Continuing students, remember that Halloween is your fall term trigger date to call for your advising appointment and that face-to-face advising is mandatory for UESP students. Given that there are around a thousand of you out there, we are sending this out a few days early. If you haven’t done so already, it is time for you to set up your mandatory 30-minute advising appointment. Jeff Malone, our Assistant Head Advisor, tells you how to do so:
If you’ve already scheduled your appointment, good work! If not, don’t wait. Our appointment slots fill quickly, and you’ll want to make sure you get an appointment prior to your Phase 1 Priority Registration date, which will be in mid-late November. It is best if you schedule an appointment at a time when you can show up 10 minutes early as we’ll have you fill out a short questionnaire before the appointment. Please note: we do not schedule appointments over email. Call 541-737-8144 or stop by 102 Waldo, and we'll get you scheduled.
Once you've scheduled it, here's what you can do to get ready for your appointment:
Are ready to declare? Outstanding! Here's how.
Keep up on your exploration!
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.
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.