Advisor works with students

Academic Advising

What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is the process of assisting students in becoming responsible consumers of their own education. This involves teaching students how to make viable academic decisions, through a process in which the advisor facilitates the setting of academic goals, connection to relevant information and services, and decision-making consistent with the advisee’s interests, goals, abilities, and degree requirements. Advising is personalized, considering each student’s individual needs, which may include referrals to appropriate services.

Academic Advisors can answer questions about: 

Students who identify themselves as degree or certificate-seeking are assigned an Advisor. Please Note: you will be notified of your Advisor assignment through your Cougars email address.


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College Visits - Barton County Campus

Ottawa University - Tuesday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Library
Wichita State - Wednesday, October 19, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Library
Wichita State - Tuesday, November 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Library
Fort Hays State University - Wednesday, November 9, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Library
Kansas Wesleyan University - Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11:00 - 1:00pm, Library

Spring Transfer Fair - 19+ colleges attending!  February 2nd, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Student Union 

Contact the Barton Advising Center:

By Email:

By Phone for the Barton County Campus:  (800) 748-7594 ext. 225
*Students on the Fort Riley or Fort Leavenworth campus should visit the Barton Fort Riley website for more information or to contact the Fort Riley advisors. 

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