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Overview of Academic Advising Services

At the School of Education and Human Sciences, your academic success is our primary focus. We work as a team to provide you a range of academic support services to ensure you understand your options and rights as a student. You want to achieve your goals at KU; and we want you to as well.

Jayhawk Academic Advising

Our dedicated academic advisors are with you from day one. Academic advisors serve as your primary connection to the various professional & social networks available.

Our staff work with undergraduate students before and after they are admitted to their professional program. Appointments are available year-round on weekdays, and campus-wide drop-in advising is available both in-person and virtually on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30-4:30pm CT. At the graduate level, we can point you in the right direction. Let us know how we can help. It's never too early to begin preparing for your academic program at KU.

Current KU Student

If you are currently a KU student with a declared interest in a School of Education & Human Sciences program, you will work with a member of our advising team. We want to hear from you often, and we strongly encourage you to meet with us each semester to discuss courses, career goals, professional development opportunities, and to ensure you stay on track for graduation.

High School or Transfer Student

Are you a high school or transfer student interested in attending KU to become an educator or human sciences professional? We encourage you to schedule a formal campus visit through the KU Office of Admissions. You will have the option to add a meeting with the School of Education & Human Sciences to your campus visit while completing the registration process.

Graduate Student Advising

We understand that graduate students attribute much of their academic satisfaction and productivity into the quality of their advising experiences. Academic advising at the graduate level within the School of Education and Human Sciences is a service managed individually by each academic department.

In most cases, graduate students will be assigned a faculty advisor upon admission to their graduate program; and at the doctoral level most graduate students are admitted with a specific faculty advisor already designated. We encourage you to visit your department's web page for more information.

Orientation, Enrollment & Advising

KU Orientation

The Center for Orientation & Transition Programs at KU coordinates Orientation, Hawk Week, and UNIV 101.

Graduate Student Orientation

The Office of Graduate Admissions at KU offers an event designed to give you the tools and connections you'll need to be successful in your professional and personal life.

KU Edwards Campus Orientation

Whether you are completing an undergraduate degree or beginning a graduate program in Overland Park, the new student orientation and onboarding experience provides an opportunity for you to feel better prepared to begin your KU experience.

Orientation & Enrollment

Current Student Advising

If you’re a current KU student with a declared interest in a School of Education & Human Sciences program, you can schedule advising appointments year-round with your advisor through Jayhawk GPS.

Advising for Minors & Certificates

The School of Education and Human Sciences offers multiple minor & certification options. We encourage you to connect with your academic advisor to create a plan for incorporating one of our minors or certificates into your degree plan.

Transfer Advising

As a transfer student, you can expect that your first point of contact will be a phone call from a KU Navigator—a dedicated staff member who will schedule appointments to help set up your KU account and associated software. Once you’ve completed the setup process with KU Navigators, they’ll connect you with your advisor.

Dates to Note

Feb. 8
School scholarships application deadline
July 1
KU application opens (freshman/transfer)

Dates to Note

Dec. 1
KU scholarships priority application deadline

Academic Honor Roll

Students with grade-point averages of 3.75 who have completed at least 12 hours with letter grades are recognized on the honor roll or dean’s list in fall and spring. An Honor Roll notation appears on the transcript.