Academic Advising Academic Advising FAQ

Check out frequently asked Academic Advising questions below.

How do I know who my advisor is or what if I don’t have an advisor? 
Please contact the Advisement Coordinator on the Barton County Campus at (800) 748-7594 ext. 225 to find out who your advisor it. To simply request an advisor, use the Advisor Request Form.

Who do I contact for questions regarding online courses? 
An Advisement Coordinator can assist you, or assign you to an Academic Advisor. You may contact the Advisement Coordinator on the Barton County Campus at 800-748-7594 ext. 225 or on the Fort Riley Campus at 877-620-6606 ext. 707.

What is a normal load for a full-time student? 
Barton encourages students to enroll in at least 16 hours per semester to meet graduation requirements within two years. Full-time status for financial assistance is 12 hours per semester. A student may receive partial financial assistance for part-time status.

Can I change my advisor without changing my major? 
Yes. You need to visit with the Advisement Coordinator on the Barton County Campus at 800-748-7594 ext. 255 or on the Fort Riley Campus at 877-620-6606 ext. 707.

Can I change my major? 
Yes. To change your major, you must  complete a change of major form located here.

Can I add or drop a class during the semester? 
Yes. You need to visit with your advisor and the instructor of the course. Be attentive of deadlines, listed on the Student Services page under "Dates and Deadlines". Adding and dropping classes during the semester may affect your financial aid.

How do I determine my GPA? 
The grade point average is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours in which grade points are recorded (see college catalog and student handbook).

What do I do if I have a serious or extended illness or family emergency, which keeps me away from class? 
Contact the Office of Student Services and they will notify instructors when students are ill, hospitalized, or have a family emergency.

Can I lose my financial aid? 
Yes. Refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy in the college catalog and student handbook.

Where do I find my graduation requirements? 
You may find the graduation requirements for your major through consultation with your advisor as well as through the college catalog.

Are there some courses that will not count towards graduation? 
Yes. Consult with your advisor.

What are General Education courses?
Information on General Education courses may be found here.

Where can I find employment while I am a student? 
The Career Services Office located in the library provides students with potential employment opportunities. Students are encouraged to read the Intercom, a one-page flyer, produced each week and distributed to each of the buildings for listings on employment. Students can also check with your instructors in specific programs.

What if I have additional questions, whom do I ask? 
You are encouraged to talk to your advisor or the Advisement Coordinator on the Barton County Campus at (800) 748-7594 ext. 255 or on the Fort Riley Campus at (877) 620-6606 ext. 707.