The Office of Student Success provides vision and leadership for university units and programs that focus on retention and student success. There are several units and programs that report directly to the Office of Student Success.
You can find each reporting unit housed within one of three categories: enrich the academic experience, encourage academic engagement, or build community. Keep in mind, all our programs have aspects of each of these. We encourage you to review them all, and if you have any questions about any program, please reach out to email@example.com.
The University's first-year experience program, our way of helping students establish a great foundation for the rest of their college career. We offer first-year seminar courses and learning communities designed specifically for first-year students only.
K-State has a proud tradition of our students competing for national scholarships. This office advises K-State students as they seek to identify and compete for major scholarships, fellowships and other academic prizes, including those that require candidates to be nominated by the University before they can compete nationally.
The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program) is a TRIO Program funded by a grant from the federal Department of Education to prepare talented undergraduates for graduate study, with the goal of increasing the number of Ph.D. recipients from underrepresented socio-economic and ethnic groups. Scholars receive advice and assistance in preparing themselves academically for graduate school, searching for graduate programs to apply to, completing the application process, and deciding what program to enter.
OURCI is dedicated to the expansion of undergraduate research opportunities at Kansas State University. The office serves an interdisciplinary community of researchers and encourages undergraduate students and faculty to realize the value of research in a student's academic career. Programs within the office include:
DSP offers high-achieving, serious-minded, historically underrepresented* students research projects in their field of study with faculty mentors. Scholars will receive academic, social, and financial support while becoming integrated into the intellectual climate of the university
A National Science Foundation program that assists colleges and universities in diversifying the workforce entering science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, in part, by supporting institutions' efforts to increase the numbers of students that successfully complete baccalaureate degrees in these fields.
Through honors course work, honors students learn from experienced faculty and talented peers, and, in so doing, become members of a stimulating and diverse scholarly community. Through selected co-curricular experiences--such as study abroad, undergraduate research, teaching assistantships, internships, and participation on competition teams--honors students enrich their undergraduate experience and prepare themselves for their future goals. Students must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher to apply.
Academic Coaches meet with students to help answer questions and create an individualized strategy for success. Academic Coaches can help with: Navigating online learning, connecting to campus resources, understanding course expectations, academic and time management challenges, and more!
Scholar services works with students in a variety of scholarship programs to provide access to resources to ensure student success. High impact practices include: academic coaching; student success courses; community building opportunities; service learning; and enrichment and professional development activities. Scholar services strives to retain students while assisting with persistence to graduation.
Tutoring Services is a free service to all students taking courses at K-State. They tutor in large and small groups to accommodate the need for tutoring. Tutors are students who have succeeded academically in their coursework and have chosen to assist their peers. Trained tutors help facilitate the learning process with their tutees instead of teaching content or providing answers.
Kansas State University Testing Center is a nationally certified, multifaceted testing center focused on providing exceptional testing services to its diverse population of testers. The Center extends it services to K-State students, faculty, staff, and to off-campus students, members of the workforce in Kansas and the surrounding states, and to our Manhattan and Military community. The Center offers proctoring services for high-stakes exams, entrance and professional exams, career licensure exam, and job entrance assessments and certifications. K-State Testing Programs and Services provides a secure, comfortable and distraction free environment for all testing clients.
ESS is a federally funded TRIO program which provides a comprehensive support community for students who are first generation, income-limited, and/or have a documented disability, while pursuing their undergraduate degree. ESS provides FREE services designed to assist students achieve academic success and graduate with their degree.
Upward Bound is a campus-based TRIO program designed to assist area high school students with additional academic preparation, advisement, and encouragement to succeed in high school and later in college. Participants are involved in the program from the time they are selected for participation until they graduate from high school. Students must meet family income guidelines and/or be first-generation college-bound.
All four KAWSE programs works to increase the participation, retention and advancement of girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). These programs are open to all genders, and emphasize the exciting educational and professional opportunities available in various STEM disciplines.
The Office of First-generation Students supports students who are first in their families to graduate from a four-year college by connecting them to campus resources, coordinating efforts across the University to serve them and fostering a first-generation community.
K-State Pre-Law is a non-degree major: You are designated Pre-Law on your transcript but have no required coursework to complete the major. Instead, Pre-Law supplements any field of study: we help you choose pre-law coursework and provide a robust program of experiences to expose students to a wide variety of legal career options and help you start building your legal network.