Application Process for Academic Advising Master's Degree
1. Review Admission Requirements
To qualify for admission into the academic advising master’s degree, students must have already completed or meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours
Students who have completed only a bachelor’s degree and do not meet the GPA requirement are required to submit current Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores.
2. Review Application Requirements
- U.S. Applicants
- Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants should plan to apply within two to three months from the start of the semester. The fall semester begins in late August, the spring semester begins in late January and the summer semester begins in late May.
- International Applicants
- Fall semester (begins in late August): January 8
- Spring semester (begins in late January): August 1
- Summer semester (begins in late May): December 1
- U.S. Applicants: $65
- International Applicants: $75
3. Prepare to Apply
Please be prepared to upload the following information when completing the online application.
- Statement of objectives: State your academic objectives in one to two pages and include the following information:
- career and professional goals and aspirations and how being accepted to the program will specifically benefit your goals and aspirations
- reason for interest in seeking a master’s degree in academic advising
- evidence of motivation, leadership and strong work ethic
- professional experiences that support application
- international students should include a statement that you will be taking all courses through distance education and will not come to the U.S. for any coursework required for this program
- Resume/curriculum vitae
- Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
- Failure to list any colleges or universities from which you received a degree or enrolled in graduate coursework may result in dismissal from the university.
- If your transcripts are not in English, you must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
- You will be asked for official transcripts after notification of admission.
Proof of English Proficiency
Students whose primary language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency during the application process by providing any one of the following official minimum test scores:
Scores must be self-reported within the application and official scores must be sent by the testing service to K-State.
Exception: students who have received a degree in the last two years from a U.S. college or university are not required to take any of the above English language proficiency exams.
Tip: select “Distance-Off Campus” and “Master’s” on the Academic Information page. On the Program Selection page, select “Education” followed by “Academic Advising.”