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Undergraduate Application Process and Academic Information

Application Process

Application Deadlines*

  • Summer 2012: March 1, 2012 (Applications to begin study at KSU in May 2012 are due no later than March 1, 2012)

  • Fall 2012: May 1, 2012 (Applications to begin study at KSU in August 2012 are due no later than May 1, 2012)

  • Spring 2013: October 1, 2012 (Applications to begin study at KSU in January 2013 are due no later than October 1, 2012)

*If the application deadline cannot be met, home institution advisors should contact Karli Webster at karlis@ksu.edu

 

Undergraduate exchange students should apply using the Kansas State University online application system.

Instructions on how to complete the online application:

    1. Go to https://ksu.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11272&Type=I
    2. Click on "Apply Now" in the middle of the page, then click "OK" when it asks if you are sure you wish to create an application.
    3. When asked if you have already received your login credentials via email, select "no" and click "submit."
    4. Choose your home institution from the list provided and click "submit."
    5. Enter your name, email address, date of birth, gender, and confirm your home institution, then click "create account."
    6. A message box will appear to let you know that "an email will be sent shortly with your login information to the email address you provided. Click "ok."
    7. Check the email address you provided for your temporary password and follow the link in the email to the "General non- login" sign-in page and log into your account.
    8. Change your password.
    9. Once again go to https://ksu.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11272&Type=I
    10. Click on "Apply Now" in the middle of the page, then click "OK" when it asks if you are sure you wish to create an application.
    11. Choose the term you wish to apply for your studies at Kansas State University.
    12. Complete the online form with your information and click "submit"
    13. Read the welcome message on the left-hand side of the page.
    14. Click on each of the four Material Submissions items for details on what you must submit with your application as a paper copy, and what you can email to Kansas State University.  Please find out from your home university exchange coordinator if they would like you to submit the paper materials to them first, or if they should be sent directly to Kansas State University.

Materials should be mailed to:

Ms. Karlin Webster, Director of Study Abroad
Office of International Programs
Kansas State University
304 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1111
USA

Material Submission items:

  1. Affidavit of Financial Support (original must be sent via postal mail, along with supporting bank statement)
  2. Copy of passport photo and data pages (emailed copy is fine)
  3. Letter of support from home university exchange coordinator (emailed copy is fine)
  4. Official University Transcripts (translated into English; original must be sent via postal mail, along with supporting bank statement)
  1. Click on each of the two Application Questionnaires, and respond to the questions as appropriate.

When all of your materials have been received, and the application questionnaires have been answered, your materials will be forwarded to the International Admissions Office.  Depending on the time of year, and the number of applications received, it may take 3-5 weeks before you receive a response regarding the International Admissions decision.

 

To Check the Status of Your Application

  • Go to https://ksu.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11272&Type=I
  • Click on "non-KSU Login" in the upper-right corner of the page
  • Login using your email address and password
  • Click on "incoming exchange student application"on the upper-left side of the page.
  • Make sure that each of the boxes listed under "Received" on the right side of the page have all been checked off. If they do not have a check mark in them, the material has not been received or completed.
  • When all of the Material submissions and application questionnaires have been checked off, your materials will be forwarded to the International Admissions Office.
  • When the Admissions Office has made a decision regarding your admission, you will receive an email stating that your application has either been "Accepted" or "Rejected."

 

Accepted Students

Students whose application has been accepted should log-in to the online application to "commit" to the exchange. To do so:

  1. Go to https://ksu.studioabroad.com/
  2. Click on "non-KSU Login" in the upper-right corner of the page
  3. Login using your email address and password
  4. Click on "incoming exchange student application"on the upper-left side of the page.
  5. Click on "commit" on the upper-right side of the page.

 

Academic Information

Class work is assessed by the professor teaching the course which may be based on in-class exams, written papers, projects and/or attendance. This is variable and depends on the professor. Grading scales can be curved or on an absolute scale as determined by the professor.

Course registration will be completed at Orientation & Enrollment on the Thursday of International Student Orientation Week, prior to the beginning of the semester. At this time, pre-enrollment is not possible. During Orientation & Enrollment, students are assigned an academic advisor and select courses from published "Directory of Courses" that list all university courses offered in a particular semester. The Course Schedule, a list of courses taught each term, is available on our website at http://courses.k-state.edu/schedules.html

The exchange program allows for students to enroll in 12 to 15 undergraduate credit hours. Students are responsible for paying for any hours beyond 15. A minimum of 12 hours is required for full-time status.

Additionally, students enrolling in any Division of Continuing Education (DCE), on-line, or UFM Community Learning Center courses may be assessed additional fees outside of the regular tuition and fees structure, which will be the responsibility of the student.

Number of classes a typical student takes per term:  4-5
Number of hours per week typical student spends in class:  12-15
Number of weeks per term:  15

 

Undergraduate Students Wishing to take Graduate Level Courses

Once the student is on campus, they can request permission to enroll in Graduate level courses from the Incoming Exchange Student Coordinator.  Students who have been admitted as Undergraduate students may only be allowed to enroll in a certain number of Graduate level credits.  The student would also need to fill out the "special enrollment access request form," which is located on the Graduate School web site at https://www.ksu.edu/grad/forms/sec/career.html.

 

Visa Information

Students generally apply for either an F-1 or J-1 visa, and the visa type preference should be indicated on the exchange application. More information on F-1 or J-1 visas, as well as an explanation of the differences between the two, can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/isss/current/index.html