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How do I get started with distance education?

View the easy steps to Get Started on your K-State education.

What technology do I need to complete distance courses?

Most distance courses require the use of technology and media. Course delivery may include the use of Canvas (the university's course management system), streaming video, listservs, teleconferences, message boards and more.

Will I be assigned an academic advisor?

Yes, once admitted your advisor is listed in your KSIS Student Center. If an advisor has not been assigned, contact your academic dean's office. Nondegree-seeking students will not be assigned an advisor.

How many classes can I enroll in per semester?

Your total possible enrollment, including waitlisted classes, is set at 21 hours per semester.

How will I know the date and time that I will be allowed to enroll in KSIS?

In your KSIS Student Center, you will see the date and time of your enrollment availability, located on the right-hand side of the page under "Enrollment Dates." Click on the "details" link for specific information. This will be your date and time for enrolling in KSIS.

How much will my course cost?

The exact cost of a course you are enrolled in can be found by searching for the class on our class search. Learn more about the tuition and fees for K-State Global Campus courses.

Where do I find information about my course?

If you're a distance student enrolled in an online or other media-based course, our Navigating Your Course website will be your guide to important information about completing distance education courses at K-State.

How do I forward my K-State emails to another email account?

Checking your K-State email account is a critical part of your connection to the K-State Global Campus and to your instructors. You can forward your K-State emails to another address so you only need to look in one location to check your email.

Who do I contact if I have technology problems while doing my coursework?

Contact the K-State IT Help Desk by phone at 785-532-7722 or toll free at 1-800-865-6143, or email helpdesk@k-state.edu.

Where do I purchase my textbooks and other course materials?

Textbooks can be ordered online through the K-State Campus Store. Find out more about textbooks and course materials.

Where do I sell my books back when I am finished using them for my course?

The K-State Campus Store's textbook buyback allows you to see how much you will get for your books online. You can then ship or bring them to the bookstore and they will offer you the current market value.

How do I take my exams and complete my assignments?

Your course syllabus will tell you how your exams will be administered. If your exams require a proctor and you are in the Manhattan, Kansas area, the K-State Global Campus can proctor your exam in an on-campus testing center at no charge or help you find a proctor in your area.

How do I gain access to my grades and transcripts?

You can view and print your final grade report through KSIS since a paper copy of your grades will NOT be mailed to you. You can order your official transcript through the K-State Registrar's Office.

What if I need to drop or withdraw from a course?

View our policies and procedures for course withdrawal and other situations that may arise.

What if I sit out a semester and don't take a class?

If you are an undergraduate student and you sit out during the fall or spring semesters (summer enrollment is optional), you will need to reapply before you can enroll in classes again. If you are a graduate student, you will need to be "term activated" before you can enroll in classes again. Contact the Graduate School at grad@k-state.edu to become term activated.

How can I participate in commencement when I graduate?

You are welcome to participate in the on-campus commencement ceremonies, or you can participate in K-State's Virtual Commencement for distance education graduates who cannot attend on-campus activities.

What resources are available to get involved with the university?

Being a distance education student doesn't mean you're not part of the K-State campus! Get involved, meet other students and join the K-State community by participating in some of our online opportunities to stay connected

What can I do once I become an alumnus?

Your Kansas State University experience doesn't end once you graduate. Keep connected with K-State and find out how you can get involved through alumni opportunities.

What's the best way to contact the K-State Global Campus Student Success and Advising Office?

Whenever you have questions or need assistance, feel free to contact us by phone, email, chat, social media or even in person if you are close enough to visit us. We can help answer your questions and direct you to the resources you need.

Contact us:

Student Success and Advising
K-State Global Campus
Kansas State University
1615 Anderson Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785-532-5575 or 1-800-622-2578
Email: global@k-state.edu
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