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2017 Educator Updates

National news

K-State rankings

K-State ranked first in the nation for town-gown relations and in the Top 10 in nine other categories, including athletic facilities, quality of life and happiest students, according to The Princeton Review

Nod to new technology

The Berney Family Welcome Center, completed in May 2016, recently received the Excellence in Innovation award from Campus Management. The Welcome Center launched a new technology platform to enhance the campus visit experience by integrating campus visit details, original content and several media types on an interactive wall display.

K-State-specific updates

New location

Students in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design will start the fall semester in Regnier Hall, a brand-new space that is part of the Seaton Complex revitalization and expansion project. The dedication for Regnier Hall will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Union Renovation

The $31 million renovation of the K-State Student Union is about 90 percent complete. The K-State family and community are enjoying the new spaces as each phase of construction is completed.

New admissions requirements for the College of Veterinary Medicine 

Due to a recent accreditation mandate from the AVMA Council on Education, the college has changed its admissions requirements for all students applying to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. All applicants will now be required to submit scores for the general GRE (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) when submitting their supplemental applications. 

In the past, students who planned to apply for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine may have been advised to only take certain required science classes at Kansas State University. With the introduction of the GRE requirement, Advanced Placement and concurrent college credit is now an option. Please note that K-State only accepts AP credit if it is listed on a college transcript for credit, by course name. 

Advanced placement/test credit grade policy

K-State will continue to accept test credit. However, beginning with the class of 2017 (spring 2017 test takers) K-State will no longer apply advanced credit awarded from exam grades to K-State GPAs. This change allows K-State to be in line with expectations from the Higher Learning Commission. We will also be more consistent with how we apply transfer work and in the process of making the change, we considered the impact on our various academic programs and student groups. Again, credit will still be awarded and grades will be applied (this is helpful on future transcripts for employers, professional schools, or graduate schools). The only change is K-State GPA calculation. 

New FAFSA priority deadline

K-State Free Application for Federal Student Aid priority date for all students is December 1. This new date will be in effect starting December 1, 2017, for the 2018-2019 academic year.