Prospective Students

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Welcome! We're glad you are considering enrollment in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

The division is a great place to explore Penn State! Our professional advisers at every Penn State location can help you explore and navigate the University's many academic programs while you make progress toward a degree. If you choose the Division of Undergraduate Studies, you'll be in good company! More than 20 percent of all first-year students at Penn State make DUS their academic home.

Take a look at what DUS and Penn State have to offer:

Introducing the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Watch The DUS Experience
A short video about the Division of Undergraduate Studies as a great place to start.
Start Your Search
Helps students begin to consider areas of study and possible majors.
Discover House
The division's special living option for first-year students.


We encourage you to apply for scholarships through the Office of Student Aid. The Division of Undergraduate Studies offers scholarships to students after their first year of enrollment in DUS. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, participation in University and community activities, and essay submissions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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