Course Drop Deadlines for Summer

For Regular Session courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • June 13, 2017 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • June 16, 2017 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • June 21, 2017 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • July 6, 2017 – Last day to drop a regular session course

If you are dropping your last (only) class, you will need to contact the Graduate School to withdraw for the semester. Scott Schlender <> is the contact in the Graduate School.

Academic Advising Position at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is has an open academic advising position. For more information please visit

Academic Advising position at K-State

The School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University has an opening for a full time academic advisor.

The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing individual advising to approximately 400 undergraduate students in various academic programs in the School of Family Studies and Human Services and for facilitating the academic development of students, assisting them with their academic goals and evaluating progress towards those goals.

For more information visit:

Academic Advising Positions at Dallas County Community Colleges

The Dallas County Community College District has several open academic advising positions. For a listing of available positions, please visit:

The Dallas County Community College District is a network of seven community colleges in Dallas County, Texas. It is headquartered at 1601 S. Lamar St. in Dallas.

Program Change for MS in Academic Advising

A program change in the MS in Academic Advising has been approved. The changes are as follows:

EDCEP 837 Administration of Academic Advising will no longer be used as a restricted elective in the master’s program. The last time EDCEP 837 will be offered is Fall 2017. Those that have already taken this course will be grandfathered in.

EDCEP 812 History and Philosophy of Higher Education and EDCEP 839 Assessment of Academic Advising will be added as restricted electives. One of these electives will be offered in Spring 2018.

Following is a list of the courses for the 30-hour MS in Academic Advising:

EDCEP 816 – Research Methods
EDCEP 829 – Learning Principles
EDCEP 835 – Foundations of Academic Advising
EDCEP 836 – Interpersonal Relations for Academic Advising
EDCEP 838 – Student Development Theory
EDCEP 851 – Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising
EDCEP 854 – College Student Athletes
EDCEP 863 – Trends in Career Development
EDSP 853 –   College Students with Special Needs

One elective is required
EDCEP 812 – History and Philosophy of Higher Education
EDCEP 839 – Assessment of Academic Advising
EDCEP 864 – Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics

Elective Course Descriptions

EDCEP 812 – History and Philosophy of Higher Education – History and development of higher education with a study of the philosophy, objectives, and functions of various types of institutions.

EDCEP 839 – Assessment of Academic Advising – The role of quality academic advising is key to student success, graduation, and completion as identified in the research and literature on the undergraduate student experience. However, the quality and the effectiveness of the academic advising experiences must be assessed. This course will focus on a review of the foundations of academic advising, the key terms and processes of assessment, and the strategies and processes used to assess academic advising.

EDCEP 864 – Current Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics – Examines policies and procedures of the NCAA, roles and responsibilities within a department of intercollegiate athletics. Topics include marketing, fundraising, external relations, sports information, coaching, academic support, among others.

Academic Advising Positions at University of Iowa

University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be hiring several Academic Advisors. Currently, there are two positions posted:

Future positions will be to advise Anthropology/Sociology/Criminal Justice and an advisor for World Languages. There will also be a couple entry level advising positions, ideal for anyone just finishing a Master’s degree. They will be posted soon.

Academic Advisors are housed in departments but report to a central office. They advise sophomores – seniors. The CLAS Advisors meet regularly, and do a lot of professional development as a group. 

Procedures for Summer Graduates

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Summer 2017. If you are not planning to complete requirements this spring, it is recommended that you review this post to be familiar with the process.

1) Please e-mail Pam McGlynn ( to let her know you are planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the Summer 2017 semester. She will use this list to distribute additional information to potential graduates and add students to the online course to submit the final project.

2) All candidates for master’s degrees must submit the graduation application via the student center in KSIS before the Final Exam form is processed. The graduation application will add students to the list of candidates for degree completion as well as update the degree/diploma name and mailing address. This is a graduation requirement by the Graduate School. The application may not be available until after the start of the semester – June 1, 2017.

In order to submit the graduation application you must log into KSIS and go to “Academics” in the “Student Center”. Open the “Other Academic” list box and click “Apply for Graduation” and then click go (>>) and complete the online application. Step by step instructions on applying for graduation are available in KSIS Help at the following link:

3) If you are planning to complete the master’s degree this summer, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by June 1, 2017. A Word file is available for download on the Final Project page: On this form, complete the following three items at the top center of the page: Name; K-State eID; and Student Number (WID, 9-digit number beginning with an 8). After completing this information, the file is to be e-mailed to Pam and she will complete the rest of the form. She will obtain the required signatures and forward it to the Graduate School. This form is required for the final project that serves as the final exam for the degree.

After the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is processed by Graduate School staff, you will receive an e-mail with information about graduation and commencement.

4) The academic advising final project must be submitted on K-State Online-Canvas by June 23, 2017. A K-State Online course will be created for this purpose and students that notify Pam will be on the roster. The final project is the culminating activity for the graduate program and will be evaluated by your program committee. Please view the final project pages on the website for more information ( The final project is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. Please contact your advisor or Dr. Ken Hughey ( should you have questions about the academic advising final project.

A program of study is to have been submitted and on file with the Graduate School. The program of study must be on file before the final exam form can be submitted to the Graduate School. If you have not completed this, please contact Pam as soon as possible. In addition, it is required that you be enrolled during the semester in which you complete degree requirements.

For graduation and commencement information from the Kansas State University Graduate School, go to the following url: Falll Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1 pm.