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K-State First

K-State First
Kansas State University
014 Holton Hall
1101 Mid-Campus Drive N.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-1501
kstatefirst@k-state.edu

Advisors - Information for July and August Enrollment

K-State First is open to all new students, including first-year students and new transfer students. We have had a few CAT Community and FYS closings. To see a full list of what is still available for students during the July and August enrollment days, click and download our Summer Enrollment Guide.

All exceptionally admitted students (they will have an indicator in KSIS and SSC) need to be enrolled in a K-State First option—a FYS class, a CAT Community, or one of each. If you would like any support in selecting and enrolling the right option for your student, please let us know. EDCEP 111 University Experience or one of our Student Success CAT Communities are great options!

Thank you for the work that you do to connect students with high impact opportunities that support their success. We appreciate your collaboration! 

What Are Students Seeing?

Students will be receiving an email that encourages them to complete a pre-enrollment checklist 48 hours before their enrollment day in June. In it, they are encouraged to watch the "Enrolling 101" and "Begin Your K-State Journey" videos available on the Office of Student Success page.

Additionally, as you build out your SSC Navigate campaigns encouraging students to sign up for enrollment appointments, you can include our At-A-Glance K-State First Enrollment Guide as an attachment. It includes information about the impact of K-State First courses, and has a quick overview of the CAT Communities and First-Year Seminars that are available.

CAT Communities

Getting students connected to a CAT Community is easy. Just send us an email with the student's name, WID, and the CAT Community they want to be in, and our team will get them enrolled in all three courses. We're lightning fast and can typically get it done within 5-10 minutes. For a full list of the CAT Communities, their classes, and descriptions that will help students decide, visit our CAT Community page. If a student is pre-enrolled in a CAT Community, and you need to drop them, please let us know. It might affect their Housing options if they were in a Residential CAT Community.

For more detailed information that might be more beneficial to you as you consider students' schedules and academic needs, our CAT Community Course Guide includes info like course numbers, days/times, K-State 8 categories, locations, and instructors.

Best Bets:

    • Muggle Studies: How Harry Potter Shaped the World (Residential)
    • Psychology of Prejudice (Residential)
    • First-Gen Fundamentals
    • Global Conversations
    • Making the Ultimate Playlist
    • Sports in America

Closed CAT Communities:

    • Kibble Tech (Residential)
    • Pre-Med (Residential)
    • Strengths (Residential)
    • Education in a Global World
    • Engineering Explorations
    • The Fate We Make
    • Hacking the MCAT
    • How We Learn
    • Leadership for Ag Advocacy
    • Marketing and Sales
    • Menard Family Scholars (formerly Performance Mindset)
    • Nutrition and the Health Professions
    • Psychology in Art and Design
    • School of Rock
    • Global Citizenship (Study Abroad)

First-Year Seminars

We have open seats in many of our First-Year Seminars. To sign up a student, just enroll them in any open seat. If a section seems closed but you'd really like to enroll a student, please let us know. Students may enroll for one CAT Community AND for one FYS class. If you have a situation where a student might really need two FYS classes, please send us and email or give us a call, and we will work with you to get the student the best schedule possible. 

For more detailed information that might be more beneficial to you as you consider students' schedules and academic needs, our FYS Course Guide includes info like course numbers, days/times, K-State 8 categories, locations, and instructors.

Office of Student Success Partners

Explore the PowerPoint and short Resource Guide with information about enrollment considerations and requirements for: These resources will highlight who is eligible, any enrollment needs, and contact information for questions during enrollment.

Contact Us

The best way to contact us is via email: kstatefirst@ksu.edu. Our phone number is (785) 532-1501. If you have trouble getting though during busy times during enrollment appointments in June, please call Greg on his cell phone: (785) 320-1221.