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Student Guide to Help and Resources: One Stop Shop

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Academic support

From academic advising to assistance with course work, Kansas State University supports your success as a student and beyond.

In the classroom

  • Manhattan campus: The university offers various free tutoring resources for undergraduate students, including walk-in sessions, one-on-one tutors and course-specific assistance. The Academic Assistance Center also provides online tutoring via Zoom for students who are enrolled in K-State courses, especially those at a distance. 
  • Polytechnic campus: Peer tutoring is available for students seeking additional resources and assistance.
Writing Center
  • Manhattan campus: The K-State Writing Center on the Manhattan campus offers one-to-one consultations about writing projects with students from all disciplines, both on-campus and online, as well as workshops for graduate students.
  • Polytechnic campus: The Polytechnic campus also has its own local Writing Center.
Access and Disability Support Services
  • Manhattan campus: A wide range of academic accommodations and services are available to students with documented disabilities through the Student Access Center.
  • Polytechnic campus: Disability Support Services assists students who require academic accomodations and other support services.

Academic support programs and services

Take part in one of the many programs and services Kansas State University has to help guide you in your academic success.

For all students
For undergraduate students
  • The Academic Transition Program provides domestic multicultural students with academic and emotional support.
  • Developing Scholars offers underrepresented students research projects in their field of study with faculty mentors.
  • Educational Supportive Services provides services to help eligible students improve class performance and find the necessary academic, financial, and career resources on campus and in the community.
  • First Scholars is designed to focus on the holistic development of first-generation students.
  • K-State First offers first-year seminars, CAT Communities, and the Guide to Personal Success program for first-year students.
  • McNair Scholar Program prepares undergraduates for successful careers as graduate students, professors, and professional researchers.
  • Academic Coaching is a program that supports first-year students with help in course selection, time management, study strategies and creating a personalized academic plan.
  • University Experience is a student success course for first-year students that combines an orientation to K-State with academic skills instruction and direct application of study techniques.
For graduate students
  • The Graduate School offers Student Success Seminars, workshops that help students understand important requirements, deadlines and procedures to help make the journey to degree completion as smooth as possible.
  • In collaboration with the Graduate School, K-State Libraries, and International and Student Scholar Services, the English Department's Writing Center offers workshops to help graduate students develop effective writing skills.
For online students

Research help

K-State Libraries is here to help on your next assignment or research project. The library offers research tools and other services. Stop by the help desk in Hale Library on the Manhattan campus or the Polytechnic campus library. Also, you can electronically ask a librarian your research questions.

Additionally, graduate students can benefit from free hour-long "The Library and Your Research" workshops designed to provide you with a solid foundation for a successful academic experience. Visit the K-State Libraries Faculty and Graduate Services website for a full schedule or download the schedule.

Get your footing

Taking simple steps to take care of yourself can give you a boost in both your academic and personal lives. K-State Counseling Services offers many online resources, from tips on managing your time to free programs over academic anxiety.