Procedures for Fall 2016 Graduation

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Fall 2016. If you are not planning to complete requirements this fall, 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 Fall 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 – August 22, 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:

3) 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 2, 2016. A Word file is available for download at: 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 Monday, October 10, 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 ( 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: Fall Commencement Ceremony Friday, December 9, 2016 at 1 pm.

Live Chat Re: Academic Advising Graduate Program, August 16, 7 pm Central

You are invited to attend a live chat focused on issues related to the Academic Advising Graduate Program (Certificate and Master’s degree) at Kansas State University. The session will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7 pm (CDT). Several faculty members will participate in the session. A primary purpose of the session is to respond to questions new and returning students may have about the program (e.g., procedures and processes related to the program, programs of study). In addition, there will be an overview of Canvas, the course management system used for all online courses.

To participate in the live session, please e-mail Pam McGlynn by Friday, August 12 at Students that email Pam will receive an e-mail with the url for accessing the Zoom session. 

If you have questions about the session, you may contact Pam or Dr. Ken Hughey at

Global Campus Awards Scholarships

Two academic advising graduate students received scholarships from Global Campus and the College of Education to pursue their degrees. Congratulations!

Jacqueline Wilson, master’s student in academic advising, College of Education Scholarship for Distance Education Students.

Beth Elkin, master’s student in academic advising,  Global Campus Scholarship for Distance Education Students.

Distance students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree offered through K-State Global Campus can apply for scholarships for upcoming semesters. View available scholarships at The deadline for spring and summer scholarships is November 2, 2016. The application will be available in September.

2016 Graduate Named Utah Advisor of the Year

Liz Prettyman, an academic advisor at Utah State University Eastern, was recognized by the Utah Advising Association as the Utah Advisor of the Year. Ms. Prettyman graduated with a Master in Science in Academic Advising in May 2016.

Liz led the transformation of the advising office at Utah State University Eastern, Price campus over the last year. She helped transition it into a One-Stop service center, led the implementation of mandatory freshman advising and the effort to make advisors more visible on campus – all while completing her degree in Academic Advising from Kansas State University.

Congratulations to Liz!

Summer Course Drop Dates

For Summer courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • June 14, 2016 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • June 17, 2016 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • June 22, 2016 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • July 7, 2016 – 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 Graduates Attend Commencement Brunch

One of the most exciting times for those of us involved in the online academic advising graduate program is the chance to meet students in person. We had that opportunity when several students attended Commencement and the College of Education brunch on Friday, May 13. Congratulations to the all graduates!

Congratulations to our Master’s Degree Graduates

May 2016 Master’s Degree Graduates
Laura Ashley
Katharine Brandon
Mikayla Brent
Shelly Brownlee
Patrice Carey
Jody Cheatum
Brittney Coan
Margaret D’Onofrio
Todd Duntz
Lisa Foreman
Jenna Gannon
Kashonna Garcon
Margaret Gerry
Richelle Hawley
David Lasota
Jill Lomonte
Logan Meinert
Miranda Mulzer
Elizabeth Prettyman
Olivia Scarborough
Carrie Schmidt
Crystal Smith
Sarah Snyder
Margaret Sumruld
Ana-Alicia Tolento
Rebecca Zirger