A First-Year Academic Success Program

The Pilots Program engages first-year students with a diverse community of goal-oriented peers, facilitates individual academic guidance and assists students in developing a strong educational foundation.

Our Mission

The mission of the Kansas State University Pilots Program is to increase program participants' retention through fostering independent learning, building community and inspiring engagement, developing multicultural competencies, and providing students with the tools and skills needed to succeed in college.

Goals & Objectives

Through Pilots, you will:

  • Be a part of a diverse community
  • Strengthen appreciation and knowledge of other cultures
  • Attend small classes with friends
  • Take advantage of individualized advising and academic guidance
  • Experience courses taught by outstanding, dedicated faculty
  • Benefit from tutoring offered by exceptional peer assistants
  • Develop tools and skills needed to be successful in college

 

Pilots lab poster

One Stop: Student Guide to Help and Resources

Program Highlights

  • 83% Retention (Freshman to Sophomore Year)

Student Population

  • 50% of Pilots students are first-generation
  • 50% of Pilots students are multicultural
  • 50% of students received a 3.0 or higher (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)

IMPORTANT DATES

April 22
3:30 - 5:00pm, Union Little Theatre
Pilots 20th Anniversary Celebration
& Scholarship Awards Ceremony!

May 8
Last day of classes
Last day of scheduled PA hours

May 11-15
Final Exams

May 20
Final grades posted to iSIS

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New to the Pilots Program?

Check out photos and scholarship winners from the Spring 2014 Pilots Awards Reception