Graduation Application Deadlines

Reminder to all students planning to graduate Fall 2019. Pam McGlynn should have been notified of your intent to graduate by September 4, 2019. There are forms and procedures that must be followed.

Final Projects are due October 8, 2019 and must be submitted in the Canvas course. You will only be put in the Canvas course if you notified Pam.

Please read the following post for more information:

Contact Pam McGlynn with any questions. 

Course Drop Deadlines

If you wish to drop a class, you must complete the drop process via your Student Account in KSIS.

For Fall 2019 Regular Session courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • September 16, 2019 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • September 23, 2019 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • September 30, 2019 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • November 1, 2019 – Last day to drop a regular session course

If you enroll in a class, you assume responsibility for paying tuition and fees for that class. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class if you do not pay tuition and fees. You will NOT be automatically dropped from a class for lack of participation.

If you need to drop all of your classes after the semester begins, please contact the Graduate School (Scott Schlender –

Procedures for Fall 2019 Graduation

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Fall 2019. Those not planning to complete requirements this Fall, should 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 2019 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. 

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) The Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by September 4, 2019. A Word file is attached. 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. Final-exam-form-Fall 2019 

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 October 8, 2019. 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.

Program of Study is to have been submitted and on file with the Graduate School. All Master’s students should have a Program of Study on file after the completion of nine credits. 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.

It is required that students be enrolled during the semester in which they complete degree requirements, i.e. coursework and final project.

For graduation and commencement information from the Kansas State University Graduate School, go to the following url: Fall Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 13, 2019 at 1 pm.

Fall 2019 Enrollment Still Open

There is still time to enroll in Fall courses.

Course Offerings for Fall 2019
EDCEP 812 History and Philosophy of Higher Education
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 Athlete
EDCEP 863 Trends in Career Development

Fall enrollment is March 25, 2019 to August 26, 2019.

For more information please visit the Courses page of the website:

Global Campus Summer Scholarships Awarded

The following academic advising students are summer 2019 scholarship recipients: Amanda Adams and Cassie Galligan.

Students enrolled in online programs through K-State Global Campus are predominately adults attending classes part time while balancing work and family responsibilities. Many remain ineligible for the majority of scholarships, which often are reserved for full-time students. K-State Global Campus is dedicated to offering scholarships to both part-time and full-time students, providing more individuals the opportunity to earn a degree at their own pace.

Distance students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree offered through K-State Global Campus can apply for scholarships for upcoming semesters. The Spring scholarship application period is coming up – September 15 through November 1. View available scholarships at

Executive Director, Academic Advising Center Position Available at Marymount University

Marymount University in Arlington, Texas is seeking an executive director for their academic advising center. For more information about the position visit:

Academic Advisor Position in Family Studies & Human Service, K-State

Academic Advisor

Job no: 507562
Position type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Division/Equivalent: 3670055010 Health & Human Sciences Dean
School/Unit: 3670055050 Family Studies & Human Service
Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional

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About This Role: The Academic Advisor is responsible for providing individual advising to approximately 350 undergraduate students studying Human Development and Family Science. This position advises students concerning their academic plans, progress, and academic and career goals in order to assist the students in making personal education decisions and meeting graduation requirements. The advisor will be expected to interpret student needs and provides individualized service and assistance while maintaining confidentiality. The Academic Advisor will be expected to engage in professional development trainings, coordinate and oversee recruitment plans, and meet with prospective students.

The Academic Advisor should be familiar with other majors (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Early Childhood Education, and Personal Financial Planning), minors (Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies, Financial Counseling, and Financial Planning), certificates (Conflict Resolution, Kansas Insurance), and graduate programs (Applied Family Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Couple and Family Therapy, Family and Community Services, Lifespan Human Development, Personal Financial Planning and Youth Development) within the School of Family Studies and Human Services. The Academic Advisor will be expected to provide advising support to students interested in the minor and certificate programs within the School of Family Studies and Human Services.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide academic advising to all undergraduate students (on-campus and distance) pursuing the Human Development and Family Science major
  • Provide academic advising support to students pursuing a minor or certificate within the School of Family Studies and Human Services
  • Provide career counseling and relevant professional exam information to students
  • Provide Early Alert support for students struggling in classes
  • Prepare letters of reference for graduate and/or professional school applications.
  • Explore and market options for create Study Abroad/Shadow Abroad/ and US Educational Tour opportunities
  • Be an active member of the recruitment plan for Human Development and Family Science in collaboration with the School of Family Studies and Human Services and the College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Be engaged in prospective student visits
  • Be available for advising during orientation and enrollment sessions
  • Participate in HDFS Undergraduate Committee meetings and select initiatives.
  • Track recruitment of prospective students and major-changers, as well as retention of current students to determine best methods of recruiting and retaining students
  • Assist with strategic development initiatives within the School of Family Studies and Human Development and Family Science Unit.
Why Join Us: The School of Family Studies and Human Services is focused on improving family well-being. We have consistently produced innovative programming and are looking to grow enrollment. The academic advisor will be critical in the strategic development plan for the School.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University’s dedication to the Principles of Community.
What You’ll Need to Succeed: Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Family Studies and Human Services or closely related field
  • One year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in academic advising or closely related field
  • Familiarity with Kansas State University
  • Possess extensive knowledge about university academic programs, policies, procedures and student support services
  • Demonstrated competence in online advising and enrollment systems
  • Knowledge of Extension
  • English and Spanish-speaking
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse people in a variety of situations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines, be detail-oriented and prioritize tasks
  • Adherence to strict confidentiality and other ethical standards
  • Strong computer skills

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply: Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest addressing qualifications and skills related to the position
  2. Resume listing education and employment history
  3. Three professional reference letters

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Note: Only complete application packets will be accepted.

Screening of Applications Begins: Immediately and continues until position is filled. A start date of August 1st, 2019 is preferred.
Salary Range/ Pay Rate: $40,000 – $50,000
Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.