Academic Advising

Academic advising

At K-State, we believe academic advising is critical to your success, so we assign students an academic advisor in their declared program of study or major. Enrolled students will find the name of their advisor on their Student Center in KSIS. If you do not see an advisor listed, please contact your department or dean's office. If you have any questions about your academics, please contact your assigned advisor.

This site contains a variety of helpful information, but perhaps none more so than the university-wide academic advising syllabus, developed in 2015-16 and approved for use by the University Advising Committee in the fall of 2016. This syllabus contains common elements for all students and advisors. It also provides colleges, departments, and other units with space for more focused expectations and guidelines.


Guided by the fundamental principle that all students have the potential to earn a degree, academic advisors at K-State build trusting relationships with students, helping them navigate degree requirements, make meaning of the college experience, and plan for post-graduation experiences. Advisors teach students skills for self-understanding and agency, adapt their approach to each student, and connect students to resources.


At Kansas State University, academic advising promotes student learning and success by teaching and connecting all students to curricular and co-curricular opportunities and support.

New university advising syllabus

Advising syllabus (pdf)

Department/college advising relationships (docx)

Department/college student success checklist (docx)