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General Pool Students


Program Description:

The General Pool Services Program in the Diversity & Multicultural Student Services (DMSS) department offers general academic support to students who are first-generation, low-income and from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. The program will aid you throughout your college experience by providing general academic advising, connections with a diverse and multicultural on-campus community, and referrals to campus and community resources. The General Pool Services Program is for students who are not currently enrolled in one of the following DMSS transition programs: ACCESS, Diversity Scholars, GANAS, TRiO-SSS or NDNSS. 


  • Low-income (federally defined) and/or;
  • First-generation (neither parents has a 4-year college degree from a US university) and/or;
  • From a diverse and/or multicultural background;
  • Undergraduate Student (completing first bachelor’s degree);
  • New or Continuing Student at PSU not currently enrolled in a DMSS transition program 

Students enrolled in the General Pool Services Program will receive the following services: 

  • Designated DMSS advisor
  • General academic advising 
  • Assistance setting goals and creating academic plans
  • Assistance navigating and transitioning to PSU
  • Various workshops 
  • Informed of cultural DMSS programs & events
  • Referrals to on and off campus resources
  • Access to the DMSS computer lab

Click here for General Pool Application

All students who apply to the GPS program will receive an intake appointment to discuss program details.Please note: Students who apply to this program are require to meet with an assigned DMSS advisor at least twice per year to be eligible to receive the above services.