Buckling your seatbelt
Checkpoints Following Admission
Engine revving? Check. Route plotted? Check. What else do you need to know before putting the pedal to the metal? The following after-admission checkpoints help make sure you have everything prepared before your journey. So—buckle up!
Your Welcome Letter
Upon admission, you’ll receive a letter regarding your admission status. Depending on your program, the letter could come from Admissions, the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program (BDCP) Facilitator, your Advisor, the K-State Graduate School, or your designated College.
Your Wildcat ID (WID)
You’ll be assigned a student identification number called a Wildcat ID, or WID. Your 9-digit WID will be used on your assignments, exams, and as identification anytime you contact the university.
Your Distance Education Technologies
Some of the technology systems you’ll use at K-State include:
- K-State Online—K-State’s course management system, or “classroom,” where your classes and other academic information are conducted and facilitated.
- Webmail—K-State’s e-mail system, where your e-mail correspondence to and from your instructors, K-State, your designated College, and the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) are transmitted.
- iSIS—K-State’s student portal, where you can find your Academic Advisor, enroll in classes, check grades, view and make payments, accept financial assistance, etc.
Your Electronic ID (eID)
To log on to K-State’s distance education technologies (K-State Online, Webmail, and iSIS), you will need an Electronic ID, or eID, as well as a password. Set up your eID, which you will use throughout your time at K-State (e.g., the eID “janedoe” results in the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your Curriculum Guide
All majors have some form of curriculum guide that directs you to the courses you need to complete to receive your degree.
- Undergraduate students—You will receive your curriculum guide within approximately three weeks. Your guide will contain information about your transferred classes and which classes you need to take to complete your bachelor’s degree. Food Science and Animal Science students will need to declare a program Option before their curriculum guide is developed.
- Graduate and Certificate students——View the degree listing for curriculum information for your program, or contact your department for assistance with your Program of Study.
An academic advisor will be assigned to you by your College/Department. You can find your advisor’s name in your Student Center in iSIS. If you are a BDCP student and no advisor is listed for you in iSIS, contact the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program at 785-532-5575 or 1-800-622-2578. Learn more about advising at K-State.
View the welcome video from Sue Maes, Dean of Continuing Education