Second Opportunity for Academic Refocus at K-State is a program for first-year students who earned less than a 1.0 GPA during their first semester at K-State and were dismissed. The year-long, high impact SPARK program provides the opportunity for students to be readmitted immediately with Student Success support instead of waiting the required two semesters for re-admission. Students who participate will build academic success skills, stay on track to graduation, and develop skills for college and career. SPARK students enroll in a 3-hour Academic Refocus Seminar with embedded Academic Coaching and Learning Assistant.

SPARK timeline for the 2021-2022 school year

December 2021

    • 17 - SPARK application opens
    • 22 - Students receive notice of dismissal

January 2022

    • 4 - SPARK applications due at 11:59pm
    • 7 - Students notified of acceptance via email & receive online orientation materials
    • 12 - Student orientation due
    • 11, 12, & 13 - SPARK students have a virtual enrollment meeting with an Academic Advisor. Students will enroll in Spring classes at this meeting, including SPARK course.
    • 14 - Enrollment Deadline
    • 18 - Classes begin

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