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Source: Suzy Hay, 785-532-2481, suzyb@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Abigail Crouse, 785-532-5888, acrouse@k-state.edu

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010

LAUNCH OF WILDCAT SUCCESS ROAD MAP PAVES THE WAY FOR DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION STUDENTS

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University' s Division of Continuing Education has a new way to help students succeed in their programs.

The Wildcat Success Road Map, http://www.dce.k-state.edu/students, is a newly launched student service website. It provides information and resources that guide K-State Division of Continuing Education students at all levels -- from prospective status through graduation -- to academic success.

One of the division's ongoing goals is to provide online resources for new and prospective continuing education students to help them get started at K-State, especially if they have never enrolled in distance courses before.

"We decided to take this idea to a different level and developed a site that not only takes care of prospective and new students, but also guides current students and alumni," said Suzy Hay, student and faculty services coordinator at the Division of Continuing Education.

The first checkpoint on the Wildcat Success Road Map encourages prospective students to choose K-State, showcasing the benefits of the division's programs, and why thousands of students from all 50 states and from 16 countries choose this educational route each year.

The site then guides students through the admissions and enrollment process, frequently asked questions and student services resources, and the graduation process, including links to on-campus and virtual commencement information. The road map highlights opportunities for alumni to stay connected to the university, participate in professional development opportunities and give back to K-State.

"The Wildcat Success Road Map includes information that we already have on our website in various places, but we've streamlined it in one location so students can easily access what they need no matter where they are in their educational journey," Hay said.