Academic Advising

Our Student Services staff advise students on careers, transfer, and veterans services. They also assist new students with the application process,  assessment testing, orientation and provide assistance to students who need help in the classroom. Faculty provide advising services for students in their programs.

In addition, Student Services staff provide a list of community resources for students who need professional assistance for housing, food, medical, and other needs. New students should meet with an advisor prior to their first day of class to make certain all admission, financial, and other obligations have been met.

If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Erica Kruckenberg, Vice President of Student Services, 785 309-3160 or

Going back to college as an adult can be daunting (sometimes even scary), but very worthwhile experience. We all know that there are many talented and accomplished individuals who never went to college or for some reason or another were not able to complete their degree. For many, earning that “piece of paper” can make a significant difference in their professional or personal life (the achievement of a lifelong dream) – but the idea of returning to school after a long absence can present quite a challenge.

Often adults who are returning to school after years of not being in a classroom are apprehensive about not fitting in (for example, being thrust into a classroom with 18 to 25 year olds), taking good notes, studying, and doing well on tests. The admissions and financial aid process can be a confusing and frustrating experience.  To help manage these challenges are a directory of resources and interactive community, including frequently asked questions and Ask the Experts forum.

Other resources include opportunities for regional and national internships; how to get help with academic research (libraries and reference desks) and cool tools (including a GPA calculator, plagiarism checker and proofreader, term paper assistance and more).