Academic Alternatives through Distance Education

Some non-traditional undergraduate students find it difficult to take classes during the day or to come to the Manhattan campus. Some students want to accelerate their course work. How long it takes to get a degree depends upon the person and the curriculum requirements.

If you are starting as a freshman with four or more years of school ahead, set intermediate goals such as: becoming a sophomore; earning the equivalent of an Associate of Arts (2 years); accumulating enough hours for a salary increase, etc.

Consider some scheduling alternatives from the Division of Continuing Education.

K-State at Fort Riley

Courses offered at Fort Riley are taught by K-State faculty. K-State has a full-time coordinator at Fort Riley to assist students. Contact the Division of Continuing Education, 131 College Court or call 532-5566. If you are at Fort Riley, call 784-5930, go to Building 217.

Distance education opportunities

For over 30 years, K-State has been offering courses and degree programs in new and innovative ways to students who are not geographically located near the Manhattan campus. Today, non-traditional students across the country want to complete their education, advance their careers, or change their profession. Distance Education provides students with the opportunity to pursue these goals without leaving a current job or family. In order to succeed, it takes dedication, self-direction, and perseverance on the part of the student. Complete Distance Education course information online.

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

A K-State program designed generally for people who have completed 60 semester hours of course work. The format provides an opportunity for students to complete their degree. Occasionally, K-State admits students with fewer than 60 hours. Obtain information about the program and other criteria by calling 800-622-2KSU in Kansas or (785) 532-5687.

Intersession courses

Intersession is conducted during three major breaks in the academic calendar: early January, late May, and early June and August. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors to determine if a particular course will fulfill specific degree requirements. Contact 785-532-5566 or 1-800-432-8222 for more information and enrollment.

Second Wind

This program helps former athletes who live outside the Manhattan community complete their degree. The former athlete must have at least 60 college hours, be flexible, self-directed, and take the initiative to integrate various learning experiences. Contact the Second Wind Coordinator through the Academic Learning Center at 785-532-5190 or in Kansas at 800-622-2KSU.

Independent study by correspondence

The Kansas Board of Regents designated the University of Kansas as the correspondence school for all Kansans. These courses are similar in content to on-campus courses and are approved by appropriate university departments. Call toll free: 877-404-5823 or from Kansas: 785-864-5823. Obtain a catalog from the Division of Continuing Education at College Court in Manhattan.