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Pilots Program

Chart your journey to success!

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

Summer 2015 updated 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)


August 21
New student (freshman) enrollment
If you've been admitted to K-State but did not enroll in June, you will need to go to the K-State Student Union at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 21 to enroll. 
You need to REGISTER. Click for more info

August 23
New Pilots Student Orientation
3:30-5:00pm / 101 Bluemont Hall
*Mandatory for new students*

August 24, 25, & 26
Attend your scheduled 1st class meeting (the hot pink slip your enrollment advisor stapled to your class schedule)
You will receive the syllabus for EDCEP 110 and sign up for your permanent tutoring hours for the Fall 2015 semester

Oct 5-9 
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