Academic Advising

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Who's my adviser?

Penn State Altoona utilizes a shared advising model.

  • Faculty Advisers: Students who have already selected a major or are in pre-major status are advised by Penn State Altoona faculty members.
  • DUS Advisers: Students who enter the University in undecided status or are transitioning from one major to another are advised by professional advisers from the college's Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).

Find out who your adviser is by visiting LionPATH or Starfish.

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What is DUS?

Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) is the designation the University uses to identify students who have not yet settled on a major. It's also the name of academic advising offices across the University that help students decide on a major and a college to enter. DUS aims to help students make informed decisions and shape meaningful educational opportunities enabling their success while at Penn State.