The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Spring 2016. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know you are planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the Spring 2016 semester. She will use this list to distribute additional information to potential graduates and add students to the online course for 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 – January 19, 2016.
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: http://www.k-state.edu/isis/help/students/stuGraduationApply.html
3) If you are planning to complete the master’s degree this Spring, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by February 1, 2016. A Word file is available for download at: 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 and commencement.
4) The academic advising final project must be submitted on K-State Online-Canvas by March 8, 2016. 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 (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 (email@example.com) 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 Spring Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1 pm.