The Division of Undergraduate Studies is a unit of enrollment for students who want to explore the many major options within the Penn State system. Also, students who change their academic plans can use DUS to explore new majors or academic programs.
An Enrollment Option
Students can be admitted as entering first-year students in DUS. As a first-year student, four full-time semesters (or the equivalent) are permitted. Continuing students may enroll in DUS at any time in their academic career for a maximum of two full-time semesters.
Academic Advising and Educational Planning
DUS advisers help students evaluate their educational plans, answer questions about exploring major fields, and provide general information about academic policies, rules, and procedures. Provisional students are assigned to DUS advisers who are aware of the special entrance requirements that provisional students must meet.