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Academic Advising

Academic advising in APDesign is a partnership between students and academic advisors.  Advisors engage students in their educational planning, teach them how to navigate college and university resources, and encourage them to take responsibility for decisions about their academic progress.

Who Is My Academic Advisor?
If you are unsure who serves as your academic advisor, log in to KSIS and select "Student Services Center".  Your advisor is listed on the right sidebar.

How do I schedule an Appointment with my Advisor?
Current students may schedule advising appointments using the APDesign Appointment Scheduler.  Appointments are available in the Advising Center (317 Seaton Hall).  

I have an advisor hold on my KSIS Student Center.  What does that mean?
After the open add/drop period ends each semester, an advisor hold is placed in your KSIS Student Center.  This means that if you want to make a change to your schedule (add or drop a class), you need to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor before making the change. Also, we require a meeting with your academic advisor each semester before you enroll for classes.  This is a time for you to ask any questions and to be sure you are on track within your academic program.

How should I prepare for my advising appointment?

1.  Check the curriculum guide for your specific degree program (links to each curriculum guide are located on the right sidebar of this page) to see what classes are required for the upcoming semester.

2. View your Degree Audit (DARS) report in your KSIS Student Center and compare to the curriculum guide to determine what courses you still need to complete graduation requirements.

3.  If general electives or professional support electives are listed for the upcoming semester, check out the course schedule for a listing of what is offered and bring a few ideas with you to your advising appointment.

What do I need to know about K-State 8 general education requirements?
Most APDesign students will complete all K-State 8 requirements as part of the required curriculum -- no extra courses are needed.  One exception: Architecture students who opt to study abroad or attend the Kansas City Design Center in the 4th year will need to enroll in a course to complete the Human Diversity in the US requirement.  

 APPLYING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL

When will I apply to the Graduate School?
Students in the 5 year master's degree program will apply to the Graduate School in spring of 3rd year.  In January of 3rd year, you will receive an email with instructions for applying to the Graduate School, along with the GPA you will use on your application.  You must have a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 credit hours taken for regular admission and a 2.75 for probationary admission.  If the GPA included in your letter is below 2.75, please see your academic advisor.

Special instructions for 3rd year students Applying to Graduate School:

1.  IAPD, Architecture, and Regional & Community Planning students will apply for admission effective Fall 2017.Landscape Architecture students will apply for admission for Summer 2017.

2.  On the post-secondary education page, be sure to enter K-State as a previously attended institution.  Then, in the "Admin Only" box, enter NBARCH.  Entering this code will allow you to continue the application without uploading transcripts.

3. International students must also complete and upload an Affidavit of Financial Support.

4. You must pay the application fee of $65 ($75 for international students) before you may submit your application.  Credit/debit cards and electronic checks are accepted.

5. You will receive an email from the Graduate School confirming receipt of your application.  If you have questions, contact your academic advisor or Lisa Last in Seaton 317.

6. In several weeks, you will receive an email notifying you of your acceptance.