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ADDRESSES

Students must maintain a current home (local) and permanent address; view/update your addresses by accessing iSIS. (iSIS Help How-To)

A/PASS/F/CREDIT/NO CREDIT - GRADING OPTIONS

Grading options for a class may include: a letter grade only, an A/Pass/F, or Credit/No Credit. Be sure you meet the requirements of your program/plan before requesting the A/Pass/F grading option; consult with your college. Sign up for A/Pass/F during enrollment via iSIS or in your Dean’s Office by the end of the 4th week for a regular session course (See the Academic Calendar for reference). Non-standard session courses are pro-rated. (Permission required for Agriculture/Architecture/Education/Engineering/Human Ecology). YOUR DECISION CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER YOU MAKE IT.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

An instructor may drop a student from any or all components (e.g., lecture, recitation, lab, etc.) of a course if the student is absent at the beginning of the first class period of any component of the course. Students who cannot be in attendance should arrange prior permission from the instructor in order not be dropped.

Beginning the 1st calendar day of the term, an instructor is to notify Enrollment Services 118 Anderson Hall (or the K-State-Salina Registrar’s Office for Salina courses) if he/she would like to have a student dropped from a course because of the above policy. Faculty should send to the Enrollment Services Office - 210 Willard Hall (or to K-State Salina Registrar’s Office - 208G College Center) a copy of the iSIS class roster with the appropriate names of the students crossed out who should be drop for no-shows the first day of classes. Submit the iSIS class roster as soon as possible and NO LATER THAN the end of the 12th calendar day of the term. Non-standard classes are prorated. See the Academic Calendar for reference.

CLASS MODIFICATION

The University reserves the right to change, add and delete class offerings and to alter, add or cancel class sections without further general notice.

DISABLED STUDENT CLASSROOM ACCESSIBILITY

Classes will be moved to accommodate you. Contact Disability Support Services, 202 Holton Hall, for assistance (or K-State Salina, contact the Director of College Advancement, 208 College Center).

DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION (DCE)

Classes offered through the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) are listed with each college and department in the class schedule. Class sections beginning with "Z" are offered through the Division of Continuing Education. Enrollment is available online at iSIS. Enrollment in a class offered through the Division of Continuing Education does not require prior admission to Kansas State University, except for students enrolling in K-State Evening College. Students who choose not to apply for admission to the University will be enrolled in classes as non-degree seeking.

Fees for classes offered through the DCE vary by class. You can review class and fee information at www.dce.k-state.edu/courses. See DCE Fee Payment information for payment information and options.

Distance Education classes are offered online or through a variety of delivery methods, including Web, videotape, audiotape, guided study, and CD-ROM.

Intersession classes are offered between terms.

  • August Intersession - August 2, 2010 – August 20, 2010 (Summer term)

TELENET 2 is a statewide audio and video conferencing system offering university classes.

UFM offers many leisure-learning, non-credit classes. Call UFM at 539-8763 or visit the website at www.k-state.edu/ufm/.

For information about classes offered through DCE, call 785-532-5575, or 1-800-622-2KSU (toll free) or write 131 College Court Building, 1615 Anderson Ave, Manhattan, KS 66506, visit www.dce.k-state.edu (for information about classes at K-State Salina contact: K-State Salina, 2409 Scanlan Ave., Salina, KS 67401, call 785-826-2633, or visit Salina DCE on the web at www.sal.k-state.edu/dce/).

K-STATE EVENING COLLEGE

Evening College classes are offered on the K-State Manhattan campus in both 8-week and 16-week sessions between 5:30 PM and 10:30 PM. Students can take Evening College classes to work toward a degree or to enhance personal and career goals. K-State accepts transfer credit from other accredited institutions. K-State Evening College also works regularly with military members and their families to continue their education. For updated information about K-State Evening College, visit the website at www.dce.k-state.edu/eveningcollege/.

K-STATE AT FORT RILEY

K-State offers classes on the Fort Riley Military base for military and their family members. Classes are usually offered in 8-week sessions. For information about K-State classes offered at Fort Riley visit: www.optionsplusmilitary.k-state.edu.

EQUITY IN ATHLETICS DISCLOSURE ACT

In accordance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, an annual report pertaining to Kansas State University’s athletic programs is available to prospective students, students and to the public in the following location: Departments of Intercollegiate Athletics. Any questions regarding the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act should be directed to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Business Office, 142 Bramlage Coliseum, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506.

EVENING EXAMINATION CONFLICT

During the term, students may have two or more evening examinations that occur at the same time. Priority will be given to the examination that is part of the student’s official class schedule. If no examination has priority, the student may petition the instructor of the higher numbered class to schedule an alternate time to take the examination. If the necessary rescheduling cannot be done through the instructors involved, the academic dean will resolve the conflict for examinations within the same college. If the examinations are within the jurisdiction of different colleges, decisions regarding rescheduling shall be made by the University Provost.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If you have any questions regarding financial assistance, please call toll free at 1-877-817-2287 or 785-532-6420 for the Manhattan campus or 785-826-2638 for the Salina campus. Or you can visit us in 104 Fairchild Hall on the Manhattan campus or in 208F College Center on the Salina campus.

NEGATIVE SERVICE INDICATOR (HOLD)

If you have a negative service indicator (hold) attached to your records by an office within the university, you cannot enroll, (drop or add a class), or request a transcript, or receive your diploma until the hold has been cleared. Service indicator information can be viewed at the Student Center in iSIS. (iSIS Help How-To)

PERMISSION FOR CLASSES

Certain classes require that you seek special permission from an instructor or department. When enrolling in a permission course, you must have authorization from the instructor or department.

  • Instructor permission required: Instructors must sign an Instructor/Department - iSIS Class Permission form (available to instructors from their department office) for closed or permission courses. Students then submit this form to the Department Office who owns the course and who will enter permission into iSIS. (If the course is a psychology course, submit this form to the Department of Psychology.)
  • Department permission required: Students should contact the department that owns the course. (PSYCH 100 - the Psychology department.)

RESIDENCE CLASSIFICATION FOR TUITION

A copy of the regulations and administrative guidelines governing the classification of residents and nonresidents for admission and tuition purposes is available in the Admissions Office, Graduate School Office or the Registrar’s Office (KSU-Salina Admissions or Registrar’s Office). You may also view the Registrar’s Office page regarding residency information.

SENIOR SCHOLAR

The Kansas Board of Regents provides that Kansas residents over the age 60 may attend classes at the Regents’ institutions on a space available, no credit, no tuition basis.

SPECIAL STUDENT

A student taking classes at K-State but not regularly enrolled in work towards a degree is classified as a special student. This student will not qualify for financial assistance. The special student option is not available for an international student on a student visa.

STUDENT GRADUATION/RETENTION RATES

Public Law 101-542, more commonly known as the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act, requires that institutions of higher education provide information on their graduation rates currently enrolled and prospective students.

Graduation

Of the new freshman entering Kansas State University in the fall of 2000 59% had graduated and 4% were still enrolled at the end of six academic years, yielding a graduation/persistence rate of 63% after six years. Additionally, it is estimated that over 5% transferred to other four-year colleges or universities to pursue professional degrees or curricula not offered at Kansas State University. Of even greater interest to students and prospective students should be the graduation/persistence rates of specific sub-groups of entering freshman. Students’ high school backgrounds and achievements are strong predictors of college success. Seventy-eight percent of those entering freshman who report high school grade point averages of 3.50 or higher either graduate or remain enrolled after six years. Seventy-two percent of those who report a 3.00 average or better in high school graduate or remain enrolled after six years. For all students reporting a high school average of 2.50 or higher, the graduation persistence rate is 68%. Seventy-four percent of entering students who rank in the top quarter of their high school class graduate or remain enrolled after six years. Sixty-nine percent of those in the top half persist. Seventy-three percent of entering students who report completion of a college preparatory curriculum or the Regents’ Recommended Curriculum either graduate or remain enrolled and are successfully pursuing their degrees at Kansas State University after six years. The ACT remains a strong predictor of college success. After six years, 75% of Kansas State freshman who enter with above average ACT scores either graduate or are still enrolled after six years. High school size seems to matter very little. For students reporting graduation class sizes of less than 100 students, 65% graduate or are still enrolled after six years. The corresponding rate for high school graduation classes of over 400 is 67%.

Retention

Retention rates are also important to any student in the process of selecting a college or university. Freshman-to-sophomore year retention rates are critical importance since over one half of all students who drop out of college do so prior to the sophomore year. Again focusing upon the fall 2000 entering freshman class at Kansas State University, 79% returned for their second year. This compares to an ACT reported average of 75% for institutions of similar mission and admission standards (ACT, 2003). Like graduation rates, retention rates vary among various sub-groups of students. Of the fall 2000 entering freshman, 86% of those having above average ACT scores returned for their sophomore year. Ninety percent of those with scores above 30 returned. Similar positive trends hold for high school rank, high school grade point average, college preparatory curricula, etc.

For additional information, contact Michael Lynch, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506.

STUDENT RECORDS POLICY

Kansas State University maintains various student records to document academic progress as well as to record interactions with University officials and staff. To protect the student’s rights to privacy, and to conform with federal law (FERPA), the University has established the Student Records Policy. Interpretation of this policy is based on experience with educational records, and the policy itself may subsequently be modified in light of this experience. Notice of this policy and of students’ rights under the federal law is given annually. Copies of this policy are available at the Registrar’s Office, 118 Anderson Hall, (or K-State Salina, 208 College Center) and are published in the electronic Undergraduate Catalog and the electronic Graduate Catalog. See the Student Records Policy on the Registrar’s Office website.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY

The following Substance Abuse Prevention Policy is effective August 27, 1990, and is adopted pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. A copy of the Drug Prevention Policy will be distributed annually to each student and employee of Kansas State University.

  1. Kansas State University prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol or controlled substances by students and employees on property controlled by the University, or as part of University activities. The University is committed to a program to prevent the illegal use of controlled substances and alcohol by students and employees.
  2. Any student or employee of the University found to be using, possessing, manufacturing, or distributing controlled substances or alcohol in violation of the law on University property or at University events will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with applicable policies of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents, and Kansas State University. Disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to, expulsion, termination of employment, referral for prosecution and the completion of an appropriate substance abuse rehabilitation program.
  3. As a condition of employment, all employees of Kansas State University, including student employees, shall abide by the terms of this policy statement and will notify the Provost of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring on property controlled by the University, no later than five days after such conviction. Kansas State University will, in turn notify, as appropriate, the applicable federal agency of the conviction within ten (10) days of its receipt of notification of the conviction. The University will take appropriate disciplinary action within thirty (30) days of notification of the conviction. For purposes of this policy, "conviction" means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to determine violations of the Federal of State criminal drug statutes.
  4. The term "controlled substances" as used in this policy means those substances included in Schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act and as further defined by regulation at 21 CFR 1300.11 through 1300.15. The term does not include the use of a controlled substance pursuant to a valid prescription or other uses authorized by law.
  5. Local, state and federal laws provide for a variety of legal sanctions and penalties for the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. The Federal Controlled Substances Act provides penalties of up to 15 years’ imprisonment and fines up to $25,000 for unlawful distribution or possession with the intent to distribute narcotics. For unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a person is subject to up to one year of imprisonment and fines up to $5,000. Any person who unlawfully distributes a controlled substance to a person under twenty-one years of age may be punished by up to twice the term of imprisonment and fine otherwise authorized by law. Kansas law provides that any person who violates the criminal statutes on controlled substances by possessing, offering for sale, distributing, or manufacturing opiates and narcotics, such as cocaine and heroin, shall be guilty of a Class C felony. For a conviction of a Class C felony, the court may sentence a person to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of three to five years, a maximum of 10 to 20 years, and a fine of up to $15,000. Unlawful possession of a depressant, stimulant or hallucinogenic drugs is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor, with a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine of $2,500. Under Kansas law, persons under 21 years of age may be subject to minimum fines of $100 for possessing, consuming, obtaining, purchasing or attempting to obtain or purchase alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverages. Persons convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are subject to severe fines, imprisonment, and other penalties. The local ordinances of Manhattan, Kansas, also include prohibitions relating to illicit drugs and alcohol. Generally, these local ordinances are similar in content to state law.
  6. Students and employees of Kansas State University should be aware that the following health risks have been associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol:
    • Alcohol: Birth defects, ulcers and gastritis, liver damage, heart disease, cancer and brain damage.
    • Anabolic Steroids: Acne, cancer, heart disease, liver disease, sterility, jaundice, and kidney stones.
    • Cocaine/Stimulants: Increased blood pressure, blurred vision, sleeplessness, anxiety, irregular heartbeat, and death.
    • Hallucinogens: Increased body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sleeplessness and tremors.
    • Marijuana: Irritation of the lungs, emphysema, increased heart rate, short-term memory reduced, and cancer.
    • Opiates/Narcotics: Decreased heart rate, nausea, cold, moist skin, bluish in color, and slowed breathing.
    • Sedatives: Slowed body function, drowsiness, convulsions, and coma.

    Students and employees should note that the above listing is not intended as all-inclusive.

  7. Drug and alcohol counseling, treatment or re-entry programs are available to students and employees on a national, statewide, local and campus basis. Alcohol and drug counseling are available to students at University Counseling Services in English/Counseling Services Building (532-6544). The Alcohol and Other Drug Education Service (532-6927) can provide further information about health problems and treatment related to alcohol and drug use. Employees may seek referral for alcohol and drug problems through the KSU Employee Assistance Program (532-6277) or through the State of Kansas Lifeline Program, a 24-hour toll-free assistance line (1-800-284-7575). Other sources of assistance include the Kansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (785-296-3925), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse Hot Line (1-800-662-4357). Kansas State University will also present educational programs on an ongoing basis to inform employees and students of the dangers of substance abuse.