Academic Advisors


For Academic English, SAWE, and VISP students


For students in the Graduate Pathway program


For students in the Undergraduate Transfer Program (UTP) and International Year One (IYO)

Other Advisors   

Language & Culture Advisors

For language and culture assistance in Chinese and Arabic

Immigration Advising

For international students at OSU and INTO OSU

Skills for Academic Success

Communicate with Instructors

  • Communicate by email and during office hours
  • Read your email every day
  • Check Canvas every day

Practice English outside of the Classroom


Resources for Academic Success

INTO OSU Student Success Workshop Series

  • Learn about where to get help, how to improve skills, and opportunities for you
  • Presented by INTO OSU faculty and guest speakers

INTO OSU Learning Center

  • Computer labs
  • Books, movies, and games
  • Tutors to help with: 
    • Writing and Pronunciation
    • Reading and Writing 
    • Listening and Speaking
    • Math, Chemistry, Engineering
    • Business, Economics
    • Lifetime Fitness for Health
    • And more

Service Desk

  • Free technology and computer help

Academic Success Center

  • Talk to a Strategist
  • Work with an Academic Coach
  • Get Information from the Learning Corner about:
    • Time management
    • Finding balance 
    • Practicing good study habits
    • Managing stress
    • Preparing for tests


Academic and Professional Development Opportunities

Honors College

Benefits include an honors degree with a thesis, small class sizes, student learning centers, a challenging curriculum, faculty mentoring, and personal advising.  There is a GPA requirement and an application process.

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research helps students build confidence, develop problem-solving skills, and establish mentoring relationships with faculty members.


Develop skills related to your career goals and to use the knowledge you gain from the classroom in a professional environment.  If you want an internship, please speak with an International Student Advisor about how an internship will affect your visa status.