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Advising Instructions

NOTICE REGARDING ADVISING AMID UNIVERSITY-WIDE COVID-19 SHUTDOWN: ALL ADVISING APPOINTMENTS WILL BE DONE VIRTUALLY, either via phone, email exchange, or Zoom. Please do not come to campus for any reason. Contact Kathy Lillich at klillich@ksu.edu for more information or to schedule an advising appointment. Otherwise, please follow all of the instructions below. Virtual appointments can still be made through the Student Success Collaborative, or by emailing the History Department at hoffice@ksu.edu

Dear History Majors:

Students should make an appointment with a history advisor each semester to review their progress toward their degree, consider courses for future semesters, and discuss their academic progress and career plans. Enrollment for the following semester occurs during between the ninth and twelfth weeks of each regular semester (so late October through mid November to plan for the spring semester, and mid March through mid April to plan for the summer and fall sessions). Here are the steps students should follow each semester when advising season approaches:  

1. Check your enrollment time in KSIS. 
This will be clearly displayed in your Student Center. In order to ensure that the information on course availability will be current, appointments with advisors may be scheduled no earlier than 1 week prior to the time you will be allowed to enroll. Seniors and high-level juniors: you can get your advising appointment completed much earlier than your enrollment date, so as soon as you get an email from Kathy, schedule and appointment!

2. Schedule your advising appointments through the Student Success Collaborative.
Once you've logged in using your eID and password, click Schedule Appointment, and follow the pull down prompts for History advising. Advising appointments with Kathy will not be scheduled via email. If you have trouble with the SSC website, you may schedule an appointment in person by stopping by the office in Calvin 117D. If you have a faculty advisor, you will have you contact your advisor directly.

3. Review your DARS report to see what requirements you need to fill. 
Your DARS report is available through KSIS, and you should review it each semester. You should also keep a record of your progress on the forms for a B.A. in History or B.S. in History. These forms are available at: http://www.k-state.edu/history/undergrad

4. Look over the course schedule for the semester for which you are applying, and--MOST IMPORTANTLY--put together a schedule or at least a list of courses that you can discuss with your advisor.

5. Check out the additional advising resources on the History Department’s Web site: http://www.k-state.edu/history/undergrad
Forms at this site include the template for a B.S. and B.A. degree in the College of Arts & Sciences; the template for History majors,double-majors, and minors; a chart that explains the distribution requirements for 300-level History classes.


Best wishes!
Kathy Lillich
History & Political Science Student Advisor


Important facts you should know about enrollment through KSIS:

1. Pre-requisites are enforced by the KSIS system. If you do not have the pre-requisites for a course, you will not be able to enroll in it.

2. KSIS also incorporates a wait list feature. When a class closes, you may add your name to the wait list for that class. As spots open in the class, KSIS will automatically enroll the first person on the wait list.

3. KSIS does not generate any notice that a student has been moved from the wait list into the class. So, if you are on a wait list, you must periodically check your course schedule to see if you have been added to the class. If you have not been added to the class, KSIS will display your position on the list.

4. KSIS will not allow you to schedule more than 21 hours. If you are on the wait list for a class, those hours will be counted toward the 21-hour limit just as if you have already been added to the class.

5. KSIS will not allow you to enroll in two classes that meet at the same time (or overlap in meeting times). Again, if you are on the wait list for a class, KSIS will treat it the same as if you were in the class. You cannot be enrolled in a class and on the wait list for another class that meets at the same time.

6. KSIS will also not allow you to enroll in more than one section of a class, and this includes classes where you are waitlisted. You cannot, in other words, sign up for an open section of a class at the same time that you are on the wait list for a closed section of the same class.1. In order to ensure that the information on course availability and other options will be current, appointments with advisors may be scheduled no earlier than 48 hours prior to the time you will be allowed to enroll. Your enrollment time will be clearly displayed in the Student Center of KSIS. Courses for the spring semester and a current copy of your DARS report may also be viewed through your KSIS account.