Choose Illinois now. Choose your major later. 


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DGS’s greatest strength in guiding students through major exploration is most definitely their advisors. Through DGS, students are exposed to a variety of advisors with a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and contacts. Through working with these special individuals, I was able to learn something new every appointment and their insight was the primary advice that helped me choose a path of study. –James

DGS set me up for the rest of my college career by being that necessary foundation for me to grow as a person and as a student. DGS taught me that it is okay to not know what you want to do right away and they helped me through every step of the exploration process. –Vassi

As an incoming freshman, I was more than excited. I looked forward to all the opportunities that were available at Illinois. That being said, I’m very glad I came in as a DGS student because I was not only able to experiment with different aspects of learning but I also become comfortable and confident in the major that I chose. I believe going into DGS eliminated many fears and provided a smooth transition to where I am today! –Genesis

The biggest strength was the abundance of resources that existed on campus solely for the purpose of choosing a major. Every advisor I knew from DGS knew about every major on campus and was able to communicate what to expect from those programs and what kind of career options could be available for me.  –Michal

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