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Julie Hunt
Program Coordinator

Admission Requirements for the Academic Advising Master's Degree Program

Students interested in the Master of Science in Academic Advising must apply to the K-State Graduate School and be admitted as degree-seeking students before enrolling in classes.

Admission decisions will be based on a combination of factors, including prior academic achievement, the nature of a student's academic preparation and the relatedness of the program's offering to a student's goals.

In general, a student with a bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 from an accredited institution can expect to be admitted to the master's degree program.

Students who have completed only a bachelor's degree and have a cumulative grade point average below a 3.0 are required to submit current Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores. Students may not enroll in classes as a nondegree distance student.

Application Deadlines

For Domestic Students

Applications are accepted throughout the year. 

For International Students
  • January 1 for Fall (August enrollment)
  • August 1 for Spring (January enrollment)
  • December 1 for Summer (June enrollment)

How to Apply

View admission details, transcript information and apply as a degree-seeking student through the K-State Graduate School application process. The website also includes an orientation to distance learning at Kansas State University.

Note: Applicants to the master's in academic advising program are not required to provide letters of recommendation.

Graduate School Application Fee

Domestic Students: A $65 non-refundable application fee is required. Online applicants may use a credit card. The application will not be processed without this fee. If not paid online, a check payable to the K-State Graduate School must be submitted through the mail.

International Students: A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Online applicants may use a credit card. The application will not be processed without this fee. If not paid online, an international cashier's check or money order (in U.S. funds) payable to the K-State Graduate School must be submitted through the mail. Cash or personal checks cannot be accepted from international students.


One official transcript is required from each college or university where a bachelor's degree was earned or any advanced course work or degree was completed. If you are admitted to the program, official transcripts must be sent directly to: Graduate School, Kansas State University, 103 Fairchild Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 or electronically to kstategradtranscript@k-state.edu. A translation by an appropriate authority must also be provided for any transcripts that are not in English. Failure to list on the application any colleges or universities attended may result in dismissal from the university.

Statement of Goals and Professional Experience

Applicants must submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae along with a 1-2 page statement that includes the following information:

  • Career and professional goals and aspirations, and how being accepted to the program will benefit the goals and aspirations
  • The reason for interest in seeking the master's degree in academic advising
  • Evidence of motivation, leadership and strong work ethic
  • Professional experiences that support application

The paper is to be well written, thoughtfully presented and organized. For resources to help with writing the paper, visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).

The statement of goals and professional experience paper plus the resume should be uploaded and submitted with the electronic application.

International Students Only
  • Provide official transcripts in English.
  • With the statement of goals and professional experience, include a statement that you are taking all courses through distance education and will not come to the U.S. for any course work involved in this program.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language. All international applicants must include with their application materials an official report of their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). International applicants are advised to take the TOEFL as early as possible to avoid delays in processing their applications for admission. Those who have received a degree in the last two years from a U.S. college or university are exempt from this requirement. For more information on TOEFL, visit the International Students section of the Graduate School website.
Application Review Process

Application materials will be reviewed by the Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs and a recommendation will be made to the Graduate School. Upon admission, letters are sent directly from the Graduate School to applicants. The review process may take up to eight weeks after all application materials are received.

Transferring Graduate Credit

K-State accepts graduate credit from other institutions only under the following conditions:

  • The other institution is accredited by the cognizant regional accrediting association to offer graduate degree programs appropriate to the level of the credit to be transferred.
  • The credit is fully acceptable to the other institution in satisfaction of its own advanced degree requirements.
  • The credit is applicable to the student's program of study for an advanced degree at K-State.
  • The program of study should consist solely of courses directly related to the master's degree.

Under normal circumstances, graduate credit transferred from other institutions may not exceed 10 credit hours for the master's degree, and then only for courses graded B or better. Credits that were earned more than six years prior to the semester in which the program of study is approved cannot be transferred. The Graduate School may grant exceptions to these limits when justified by inter-institutional collaborations. Graduate programs that are granted such exceptions will present evidence of quality of the student's program of study during periodic program reviews.

Questions about transfer credits should be directed to Dr. Ken Hughey at khughey@k-state.edu.

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Degree: Master of Science
College: Education
Credits: 30
Course delivery: Online

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