Procedures for Fall 2015 Graduation

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the MS in Academic Advising in Fall 2015. If you are not planning to complete requirements this fall, 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 2015 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/isis/help/students/stuGraduationApply.html

If you are planning to complete the master’s degree this fall, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by September 15, 2015. A Word file is available for download on the website: https://academicadvising.wordpress.com/resources/ 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.

The academic advising final project must be submitted via drop box on K-State Online-Canvas by October 8, 2015. 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 program and will be evaluated by your program committee. Please view the final project pages on the website for more information (https://academicadvising.wordpress.com/final-project/). The final project 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 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: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/students/graduation/. The Fall Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 11, 2015 at 1 pm.

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