Effective Fall 2025, DGS will become the Division of Exploratory Studies. Same mission; new name.

Welcome to DGS!
Ready to explore?

Welcome to the Division of General Studies! In DGS, you’ll find a community of exploring peers and supportive academic advisors who will guide you as you begin your Illinois journey.

Choosing a major is quite literally, a MAJOR decision! Let us walk you through your next steps of this journey.

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Please email us at dgsadmissions@illinois.edu.