- Advising Resources
- Ask a Peer Advisor
- Schedule appointment
- Transfer Students
- Parents and Families
Be sure to also check the Policies Page.
New students must attend an Orientation to get their PIN. Orientation is for students who have never attended classes at OSU.
The Baccalaureate Core (Bacc Core) Curriculum represents what the OSU faculty believes is the foundation for students' further understanding of the modern world. Informed by natural and social sciences, arts, and humanities, the Bacc Core requires students to think critically and creatively, and to synthesize ideas and information when evaluating major societal issues. Importantly, the Bacc Core promotes understanding of interrelationships among disciplines in order to increase students' capacities as ethical citizens of an ever-changing world.
Visit the OSU catalog for a list of Bacc Core Classes.
If you have been out of OSU for more than four terms (not counting summer), you need to be readmitted to the University. (Readmittance to University).
If you want to return to OSU, you need to meet with an advisor. Prior to meeting with an advisor, be sure to read the Oregon State University Instructions For Suspended Students (pdf).
Some majors in the College of PHHS are Pre-Professional programs. Students must apply to these programs after prerequisites are completed. Applications for these programs are submitted during Spring term only. Admission to these programs is very competitive. Please review the program for requirements.
An option is at least 21 credits of designated courses in the major, at least 15 credits of which are upper-division courses (numbered 300 and above). Most majors in the College of PHHS require an option.
CPHHS offers a Human Development and Family Science degree with a General option. If you are a new student with Ecampus, complete the online orientation through Ecampus. When the orientation is complete, the Ecampus advisor will contact you.
No. Students in CPHHS are not required to have a minor; however, many students choose to complete a minor to complement their major or to meet credit hour requirements.
OSU does NOT offer a major in pre-med/pre-nursing/pre-professional studies. Students interested in the health professions are encouraged to declare a major in a subject of interest. Professional health programs do not require any particular major; however, pre-med/pre-nursing/pre-professional students need to complete the necessary science and math prerequisite courses for acceptance. Several majors in CPHHS have the prerequisites built into their curriculum. Check out our Pre-med page for more details.
The Office of the Registrar has an interactive GPA calculator.
Graduation is more than showing up to walk. Be sure to look through Steps to Graduate on Time.
All students will meet with their assigned academic advisor once a term. However, you can meet with your advisor more often if you like. It’s always okay to call, email, or drop in with questions.
Students should schedule their appointments sometime around these holidays: Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo.
You can schedule an appointment with your assigned academic advisor online, 24 hours a day. Schedule your appointment early in the term, before your advisor’s calendar fills! An appointment can be made up to six weeks in advance.
You can expect your advising appointments to be ~30 minutes of one-on-one time with your academic advisor. You and your advisor will both prepare in advance—reviewing your MyDegrees page, preparing questions, and looking ahead. During your appointment, you will review your progress to date, make course plans for the upcoming term(s), discuss opportunities and resources pertinent to your goals, and track your progress toward graduation.
While your advisor is here to assist and guide you, your educational choices are yours to make. We advise and you decide.
Here are some tips to remember as you prepare for a productive meeting with your advisor:
The Office of Student Success understands that sometimes advising appointment are great and sometimes they are challenging. To ensure we hear about the experiences of students with academic advising, please take a look at the steps below to provide feedback:
If you do not want to give feedback to the Head Advisor, you can reach out to the Associate Dean for Student Success (Vicki.Ebbeck@oregonstate.edu).
If you feel the need to change to a different academic advisor: