FAQs

Student FAQs

How can I get a hold removed from my account?

Most holds have an explanation of what you are required to do. Sign into your KU Portal and read your notice. If you still need help, come (with a photo ID) to Student Academic Services in 109 Strong Hall. Please call (785) 864-3500 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to set up an appointment.

I’m calling to schedule/cancel/confirm an advising appointment.

Please call Student Academic Services at (785) 864-3500.

How do I switch into or out of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences?

Fill out a change of school form and submit the form to the Dean’s Office of the school to which the student is applying. If applying to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, bring the form to Student Academic Services in 109 Strong Hall or fax to (785) 864-5806.

How can I find out more about the new KU Core curriculum?

Please visit the KU Core website for the most up-to-date information.

How do I get the Dean’s stamp?

You can get one through the College's Student Academic Services office in 109 Strong Hall.

Who do I talk to about getting off of academic probation?

Please review the policy details.

I was academically dismissed, how do I get re-admitted?

Please complete the readmission petition by the Friday before classes start in order to be considered for that academic term. Students who have been away from KU for at least one fall or spring semester will also need to apply for readmission at www.admissions.ku.edu. To find out more information please review the policy details.

How do I declare/change my major/minor?

Students may pick up a Declaration of Major form in the College's Student Academic Services office in 109 Strong Hall. (Some departments have admission requirements and you will need to contact the department directly.) Students should complete the form and turn it in to the department in which they wish to major. Once the department has endorsed the Declaration of Major, it must be returned to the College's Student Academic Services office in 109 Strong Hall. To find out more please review the policy details

I am transferring credits from another university to KU. How do I find out which credits will transfer?

Please contact the KU Office of Admissions at (785) 864-3911, or visit their website at www.admissions.ku.edu.

When is graduation? Do I need tickets for graduation?

Commencement is typically the third Sunday in May.  For more information about the university-wide commencement, please go to the following link: www.commencement.ku.edu. More information for students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences can be found at the links below:

Undergraduate students - Student Academic Services

Graduate students - College Office of Graduate Affairs

If I will be finishing my credits to graduate in December, can I still walk in May before I am done with my credits?

Students graduate only after submitting all required graduation paperwork and fulfilling all degree and major requirements. Students may “walk down the hill” during May graduation without having actually graduated.

When is the last day to change a class to credit / no credit?

In a semester-long course, students seeking the credit/no credit option must register their choice during the 21st through the 30th instructional day of the semester. In all eight-week courses, including summer session, students must choose credit/no credit during the 11th through the 15th instructional day. For students in the College, the choice must be registered in the Student Academic Services office in 109 Strong Hall. 

Retroactive application of the credit/no credit option after the deadline is not allowed. In courses of other duration, students must choose credit/no credit during the week that 40 percent of the class sessions have been completed. In courses shorter than one week, students must choose credit/no credit before the first class session. For more information please review the policy details

Where can I find information regarding scholarships available through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences?

Please visit our Scholarships & Awards page

I’ve applied for the School of the Arts student travel fund. When will I know if it was granted?

Two or three weeks after the final application deadline. More information can be found on the School of the Arts' travel fund page.  

Where can I pick up my diploma and/or official transcripts?

Please contact the University Registrar at (785) 864-4422 or email kuregistrar@ku.edu.

Faculty FAQs

I’ve applied for a faculty travel grant. Whom do I contact to find out if it was granted?

Please contact Ruth Allenbrand in the CLAS Budget Office at (785) 864-3562 or email clastravel@ku.edu.

What is the deadline for promotion and tenure?

Details can be found at the Promotion & Tenure Guidelines page.

What is the sabbatical leave deadline?

Details can be found at the Sabbatical Leave Guidelines page

What is the general research fund deadline?

Details can be found at the General Research Fund Guidelines page

How can I find out more about the new KU Core curriculum?

Please visit the KU Core website for the most up-to-date information.

How can I find out more about the implementation of Shared Service Centers at KU?

Please visit the Shared Service Centers website.

I'm looking for more information on how to set up my department's website in the new template. How do I get started?

Please visit our College Websites & Drupal FAQs page.

 

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