Student Services in the College
In the College of Science, education starts in the classroom and then moves beyond it. We invite you to take advantage of the resources and academic guidance we offer.
- Visit the Science Success Center to get inspired about your future in science. Take advantage of our academic advising, career development resources and programming, and opportunities to take learning beyond the classroom.
- The Academic Success Center provides academic coaching, time-management tools, note-taking training, studying and test-taking strategies, self-empowerment videos and more.
- The Career Development Center offers on-campus job information, career counseling, career/interest assessments and major exploration. Call the Science Success Center to make an appointment with Claire Wu, our assistant Director who works with science students.
- The Degree Partnership Program provides information for students who want to dual enroll at OSU and any of our partner community colleges.
- The Disability Access Services (DAS) offers alternative testing, deaf and hard-of-hearing services, academic coaching, note-taking assistance, faculty notification, early registration, DAS student handbook, tutorials and more.
- Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) supports students of color, low-income and first-generation students or any students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Explore your major/career identification, time-management practices, internship possibilities and priority access to EOP courses.
- Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers individual/group/couples counseling, consultation about personal issues, psychiatric services and stress management. Call at 8:30 a.m. for a same-day appointment. Suicide or Crisis Hotline 1-888-784-2433.
- Human Services Resource Center serves students facing hunger, housing problems and poverty. Rental/utility assistance, food stamps, childcare information, food boxes, health insurance assistance and textbook rentals.
- Financial Aid & Scholarships provides help with financial aid and scholarship processes, Satisfactory Academic Progress confirmation, emergency loans, renewing or changing aid.
- The Office of the Registrar shows academic standing, change of major, transfer credits, add/drop/withdraw, priority registration, final grades and registration.
- Visit Technology Loans in the Valley Library's center when you need a loan on laptops, tablets and other technology.
- University Exploratory Studies Program is the academic home for any students who have not yet declared a major. The program can help you explore or change majors, find career assistance and advising resources.
Below are some of the most useful links and tools for College of Science students.
Access to your OSU student email
OSU's teaching and learning portal with helpful links to MyOSU (registration and degree progress tracking tools, ways to manage your personal information and access to your student records) as well as helpful Google Apps.
COSINe Computing Support
Find the software, computing and network resources you need as well as email lists, labs, help documents, Wireless Helpdesk and more.
Get your "ONID," the OSU Network ID that gets you campus-wide and wireless access.
OSU Course Catalog and Schedules
Access OSU's course catalogs, schedule of fees, course requirements and list of academic degrees, or search class schedules and find course descriptions.
Find answers to all of your OSU financial aid questions.
Office of the Registrar: Registrations and Records
Find forms for transcript requests, grading changes, add/drop, confidentiality, enrollment verification, academic rules and regulations, courses and advising information and more.
How to change your major
Find instructions, forms and information about changing your major.
Apply for Admission
Apply online to OSU, request admission information or schedule a campus tour of science labs and facilities.
START Orientation info
Welcome, Future Beavers! These START resources will help you get the best experience possible as you start your educational journey at Oregon State.
START prepares you for your first year by introducing you to campus life, helping you register for classes, meeting with your advisors, getting their campus ID cards and making a plan to get involved in student science clubs, tutoring centers and fun students activities.
Equity Promise Scholarship
The College of Science Equity Promise Scholarships are available for students who may have experienced sudden, extreme circumstances or life events that may hold up their progress to continue or complete their degree at OSU. Some examples include: unexpected medical emergency and costs; financial holds prohibiting registration; expended all financial aid just before degree completion; parent or student loss of job or income available to pay tuition.
Services for families
- Family Resource Center is a full-day, on-campus childcare center. It also provides free short-term drop-off childcare at The Valley Library and Dixon Recreation Center and offers other parent support/resources.
- University Housing & Dining Service provides information on residence halls, cooperative houses, family housing, housing policies, dining plan options and dining locations.
- Military and Veteran Services helps you navigate the transfer of benefits, tuition assistance, deployment, military credit evaluation, vocational rehabilitation and OSU Veterans community.
Minority student support networks
- Trio Student Support Services (TRiO SSS) supports undergraduate students who are first-generation, low-income or have documented disabilities. The program provides academic counseling, tutoring and peer mentorship, social enrichment opportunities, and more.
- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is dedicated to increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students who successfully complete science, technology, engineering and mathematics baccalaureate degrees.
- SOL: LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support is an inclusive, welcoming community offering events, educational programming and student advocacy and support for queer/trans people of color
- Explore OSU's Cultural Centers that welcome and support students seeking an ethnic, cultural or identity-based place to call home. These centers include:
Inclusivity reporting in the College
The College has implemented a process to better address incidences of intentional inclusivity and bias and experienced discrimination, recently launching a report form and process. The goal of the feedback form is to provide all students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests with a mechanism to provide both positive and negative feedback to the College of Science related their experiences in the College. It also provides the College information to create meaningful change.
Our goal is to provide an environment that is equitable and supportive for all students, free of conscious and unconscious bias, with access to facilities, learning and opportunity. We are deeply committed to motivating and inspiring women, first-generation college students, underrepresented minority students and other diverse populations to pursue careers in science.
We believe that making a stronger College of Science for everyone in our community is a prerequisite for making a better world.
University Reporting Resources
- Bias incident – The Reported Bias Incident Response Protocol provides a process to comprehensively, collaboratively, and consistently address bias incidents that affect Oregon State University students, faculty, and staff.
Sexual Misconduct resources/report – As an employer and educational institution, OSU has a responsibility to take reasonable steps to eliminate sexual misconduct of any kind, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation, and stalking.
Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center – The OSU Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center is a safe and confidential space for all university community members, including students, faculty and staff affected by different forms of violence.
Office of Advocacy – Areas of assistance include: Code of Conduct violations, Cheating accusations, Grade appeals, Graduate student issues, UHDS conduct & contract issues, Student accounts & financial aid, International student issues, Equal Opportunity & Access cases.
Nominate a professor for an award
If you have exceptional faculty or advisors who have made a positive impact on you, then take the time to recognize them. Nominate a professor or advisor has had a significant influence on your life as a student and helped shape your professional path.