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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.


Undergraduate Advising Center

Our dedicated academic advisors are with you from day one. But they are more than just advisors: They are academic success coaches. Our 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. Drop-in appointments are accepted, however we prefer to schedule an appointment with you so that you don't have to wait for too long. 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 who has not yet been admitted to a professional program within the School, you will work with a pre-education and human sciences advisor to determine next steps.


Professional Program Applicant

If you have already applied to your professional program within the School of Education and Human Sciences, you will need to wait until you receive your admission decision notification to schedule a one-on-one advising appointment through Jayhawk GPS.


High School Student

Are you a high school junior or senior 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. Once you have registered for your visit, we'll coordinate with their team to schedule you an appointment with one of undergraduate student ambassadors. We’re excited to connect with you.


Professional Program Advising

We are excited to have you as part of the professional education program at KU. If you have been admitted to a professional program in the School of Education and Human Sciences, you will be assigned a specific academic advisor - someone you will work side-by-side with throughout the duration of your undergraduate academic career at KU.

We want to hear from you often, and we strongly encourage you meet with us each semester to discuss courses, career goals, professional development opportunities, and to ensure you stay on track for graduation.


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.


Professional Program Orientation

Undergraduate students at KU who have been admitted to a professional program in the School of Education and Human Sciences are required to attend a professional program orientation as part of their admission process.

Orientation will include an overview of the major and its requirements, unique study abroad opportunities, student organizations, and career planning information. Students are provided details (date/time/location) for the professional program orientation in their admission decision notification. View the event calendar for upcoming dates.


Orientation, Enrollment & Advising

KU Orientation

The Office of First Year Experience 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

Main Enrollment at KU

During main enrollment admitted students will make appointment with their advisor through Jayhawk GPS.

Advising for Minors

The School of Education and Human Sciences offers two minor options: 1) education studies; and 2) sport management. We encourage you to connect with one of our undergraduate student ambassadors or your assigned academic advisor in Jayhawk GPS.

Transfer Advising

Transfer students should contact the Future Student Advising Center at the School of Education and Human Sciences before applying and transferring to KU. We want to ensure that you are eligible for admission to our professional programs and help you plan to complete your bachelor's degree in a timely manner.

Dates to Note

Feb. 1
Professional program application deadline
Feb. 14
School scholarships application deadline
July 1
KU application opens (freshman/transfer)

Dates to Note

Sept. 14
Professional program application deadline
Dec. 1
KU scholarships priority application deadline