FAQs - Advising
- Who is authorized to override course prerequisites and how is it recorded in iSIS?
Faculty may grant permission to override a requisite by signing a Permission Form
and delivering it to their department office, where it will be entered into iSIS provided
the class capacity is not exceeded by the enrollment of the student. Permissions do
NOT override time conflicts, excess load or class links (i.e. lab-lecture associated
sections). If permission has been granted but these conflicts exist, or if permission
is given by the faculty member to override any of these conflicts, the student must
go to the Dean's Office to process the enrollment through the 21st calendar day of
the semester. After that, overrides are handled by Enrollment Services.
- How do advisors access academic history for their advisees?
Advisors access a student's academic history online through iSIS in the Faculty Center.
For details on accessing a student's academic history, see the Viewing Your Advisee List page on the iSIS website.
- How do advisors access other information about their advisees?
In iSIS, advisors can see a list of advisees associated with him/her and are able
to access necessary student information. Advisors are also able to access necessary
student information for any student. For details on accessing a student's information,
see the Viewing Your Advisee List page on the iSIS website.
- How is advisor status assigned and maintained in iSIS?
Deans or departmental offices assign and maintain advisor status in iSIS. iSIS advisor
security access is controlled within iSIS by the colleges or departments.
- Can faculty or staff see a student's academic history even if not an advisor of the
Yes, the advisement section of Faculty Center provides for viewing of a student's
academic history. For details on viewing information for students not appearing on
your list of advissees, see the Viewing Walk-In Advisees page on the iSIS website.
- Can an advisor add advisees to their advisee list?
Only the designated official in the Dean's or department office may update advisor/advisee
associations in iSIS. However, advisors can treat any student as a temporary advisee
until a permanent change in their advisee list is made.
- Who assigns advising service indicators in iSIS?
Advisors are able to add or remove service indicators, as needed. An automated process
adds service indicators as appropriate prior to each enrollment period.
- How do advisors know who has put a hold on a student’s account?
The hold is visible when viewing the student record as a “Negative Service Indicator”
and includes the responsible department.
- Do advisors continue to have access to DARS reports? If so, how?
Yes, via iSIS and also in K-State Online. For more information see the Viewing an Advisee's DARS Report help.
- How are waitlists managed in iSIS?
Each class in iSIS includes a default waitlist which may be deactivated at the Dean/departmental
level. Waitlisted students are automatically enrolled in classes through the 7th calendar
day of the semester. After the 7th day, waitlists are automatically purged.
- If I deactivate the iSIS waitlist, will there be no waitlist for that class?
Yes, that is correct. Only authorized individuals in the Dean/department offices
or Enrollment Services may deactivate a waitlist.
- Does the Graduate School continue to update milestone information?
Yes. Other colleges only have view capability.
- What is a service indicator?
A positive service indicator indicates that the student has been associated with a
special student group for tracking purposes such as an Honors Student. Positive Service
indicators are designated in iSIS with a star .
A negative service indicator is a hold on the student's record and is designated with
a universal "no" sign . This may be a financial hold or academic hold such as an advisor flag.
- Am I able to add advisor notes in iSIS?
No, not at this time.