Fall 2012 Graduation Procedures

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the MS in Academic Advising in Fall 2012. If you are not planning to complete requirements this summer, it is recommended that you review this post to be familiar with the process.

Please e-mail Pam McGlynn (pmcglynn@ksu.edu) to let her know you are planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the fall semester. She will use this list to distribute additional information to potential graduates.

All candidates for master’s degrees must submit the graduation application via the student center in iSIS 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.

In order to submit the graduation application you must log into iSIS 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 iSIS Help at the following link:

http://www.k-state.edu/isishelp/docs/stuGraduationApply.html

If you are planning to complete the master’s degree this fall, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form (a Word file is available on the Resources section of the blog) is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by August 31, 2012. 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 portfolio 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.

The academic advising portfolio must be submitted via drop box on K-State Online by October 15, 2012. A K-State Online course will be created for this purpose and students that notify Pam will be on the roster. The electronic portfolio is the culminating activity for the program and will be evaluated by your program committee. A Word file of the portfolio requirements is available on the Resources section of the blog. The portfolio is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. Please contact your advisor or Dr. Ken Hughey (khughey@ksu.edu) should you have questions about the academic advising portfolio.

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: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/students/gradandcomm.html. Summer graduates are welcome to participate in December Commencement which is Friday, December 7, 2012 at 1 pm.

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