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Fall Classes Are Forming!

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It’s pre-enrollment time at FHSU!   Whether you are part-time or full-time, exploratory or degree seeking, traditional or a non-trad student, it’s important you connect with your Academic Advisor.  Every student at Fort Hays State University is assigned to an advisor with whom they have the opportunity to visit with about their academic program and their career and life goals.  Your advisor is there to assist you with course selection, make suggestions in program planning and to help you with academic questions or issues.  Your academic advisor is your connection to success at FHSU!

As a student, you need to remember you are ultimately responsible for the choices you make. Take the initiative to contact and maintain a working relationship with your advisor.  Below are tips of what to do before you meet with your advisor to pre-enroll:

·       Call, email or stop by to make an appointment - and keep your scheduled appointment

·       Be prepared - have a list of questions or concerns you wish to address

·       Be open and honest about issues that may be prevent  you from achieving your best…remember your  advisor wants you to succeed and reach your academic goals

·       Familiarize yourself with the degree requirements

·       Utilize  resources available to you on campus

·       Follow through on your advisors recommendations

Your Academic Advisor is there to help navigate you your through your educational experiences. Visit regularly with your advisor to evaluate your educational plans, experiences and opportunities at FHSU. 

Best of luck!

Debbie Staab

 

FHSU Serving Military

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Serving those who serve us is a distinction that Fort Hays State University is proud to share.  Over a decade ago, FHSU was one of the original 16 schools to be accepted into the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP).  The partnership grew this week as the U.S. Navy selected Fort Hays State University's Bachelor of Business Administration in management, emphasis in human resources, for its distance learning program.

"The degree successfully meets 40 percent transferability in major and major-related requirements," said Joyce Larson, project director of the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership.

The Navy handbook that lists the available degrees is a data networking system created by the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. It includes those degree programs and courses that are readily transferable for military students.

"Basically, the NCPDLP partnership allows Navy members to transfer their military experience and perhaps college credit into FHSU somewhat seamlessly," said Jeremy Carlton, military success specialist at FHSU.

FHSU’s partnership with the Department of Defense currently allows more than 150 Navy students, and 550 military virtual students overall, to enroll in courses for their degree programs, said Carlton. FHSU also has about 80 on-campus military students.
This selection comes a week after FHSU received notice that U.S. News and World Reports has ranked the school as a “Best Online Program for Veterans”.   FHSU has agreements with all branches of the military, and is a proud support of the Yellow Ribbon program.