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College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-7304 fax

Center for Student and Professional Services

Dr. David L. Griffin, Sr.
Assistant Dean/Director
013 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Center for Student and Professional Services

Who We Are and What We Do

Advisors are:

  • Teachers – who empower students to take responsibility for their academic success. 

  • Mentors – who work with students to reach their goals. 

  • Guides – who help students navigate their college experience. 

  • Resources – who serve as a point of contact and refer students to campus services. 

  • Experts - who help students understand the College of Education, Kansas State University, its programs and curricular requirements, and related learning opportunities. 

  • Advocates – who comply with FERPA and disability policies to protect students’ privacy and rights.

Make an Appointment

If you are a student in the College of Education, you can make an appointment with your advisor online using
SSC Campus. If you are interested in the College of Education, please contact the office in 013 Bluemont Hall
at 785-532-5524.

Advising Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge – demonstrate a working knowledge of degree requirements, career options, campus resources, and enrichment activities.
  • Critical thinking – demonstrate the ability to identify goals, construct short-term and long-term plans, respond and adapt to changing situations, interpret degree requirements, make complex decisions, solve problems, and evaluate actions.
  • Communication – demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Diversity – demonstrate awareness and understanding of the skills necessary in order to live and work in a diverse world.
  • Academic and Professional integrity – demonstrate awareness and understanding of the ethical and professional standards of the university, academic discipline, and profession.


  • Get to know your advisor.
  • Work with an advisor to develop and implement short-term and long-term academic, personal and career goals.
  • Discuss the following: goal setting, campus involvement opportunities, changing majors, time management, study tips, adding minor/certificate/secondary major, and career planning/life after graduation.
  • Utilize your advisor when academic or personal challenges arise.
  • Familiarize yourself with requirements for your major by utilizing the information given to you by your advisor and the Degree Audit Report System (DARS) in KSIS. Remain informed of progress in meeting academic requirements.
  • Schedule and keep appointments with your advisor. Attend appointments prepared by bringing appropriate materials, identifying course choices from requirements of the preferred program or major, and identifying questions to address.
  • Know academic policies and procedures, academic calendar deadline, and degree or program requirements.
  • Tell your advisor if you have any special needs or require any learning accommodations.
  • Understand the enrollment requirements needed for your financial aid, scholarship, or international status.
  • Check your email on a regular basis. You will be responsible for reading any messages sent to your K-State email account which will be used to disseminate information from your advisor.
  • Help students set both short-term and long-term educational and career goals.
  • Prepare students for graduation by discussing the degree requirements of their department, help with strategic course selections to minimize the number of semesters required for graduation, and inform students of opportunities in their field of study.
  • Maintain reasonable hours and methods of availability for students. Students should be able to set up appointments for an adequate amount of time to discuss goals and career choices, make curricular selections, and answer other questions.
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources.
  • Inform students how to change college and/or departments and provide information to explain the process students follow to enroll in their curriculum and to drop or add courses during the semester.

Things to Know and Do:

Before Classes Begin:
First Steps

Getting Started and Connected:
For Pre-Professional Students

Every Semester:
Steps to Academic Success

Becoming a Professional and Preparing
for the Field: For Professional Students

Resources and University Services

Catalyst CenterGPA Calculator
KSIS HelpLafene Health Center
Office of Student Financial AssistanceOffice of Student Life
TutoringStudent Access Center 
Non-Traditional and Veteran Student ServicesCounseling Services
Educational Supportive ServicesRegistrar's Office
Office of Student Activities and ServicesStudent Governing Association
College of Education Student Success Checklist (PDF)