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Academic Advising

Barton's advisement system is a student centered system designed to increase student success and retention by encouraging on going contact between students, advisors, and the Barton student support structure. 

Advisors also assist students who want to transfer to four year institutions after completing coursework at Barton. Check out Barton's Transfer information to see transfer websites and agreements.

What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is the process of assisting students in becoming responsible consumers of their own education. This involves teaching students how to make viable academic decisions, through a process in which the advisor facilitates the setting of academic goals, connection to relevant information and services, and decision-making consistent with the advisee’s interests, goals, abilities, and degree requirements. Advising is personalized, considering each student’s individual needs, which may include referrals to appropriate services.

Academic Advisors can answer questions about: 

Students who identify themselves as degree or certificate seeking are assigned an Advisor. Please Note: you will be notified of your Advisor assignment through your Cougars email address.


Find more information on how to be successful in college or information for New Advisees

Ready to enroll? Follow the Self Enrollment in On-Campus Classes instructions! 

Dual Advising Agreements with Four-Year Colleges

Direct Link with Kansas State University 

Transfer Connect with Fort Hays State University 

Syllabus Search 

Barton uses the Concourse syllabus management system to update, store, and display course syllabi. To find a syllabus for a particular course quickly use the +Advanced Search feature to filter to narrow down the course, semester, and instructor.

Contact the Barton Advising Center:

Schedule an Appointment: To begin, select the Schedule button. An additional window will open to the scheduling interface. When you schedule your first appointment using the online system, you will be required to set up an account by creating a username and password. You may use this username and password for checking appointment information and for making future appointments. The office in which you are scheduling the appointment will initiate a call to you at the appointment time.

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By Phone:  (800) 748-7594 ext. 225 (Barton County Campus, if you're looking for advising information for Fort Riley, visit the Barton Fort Riley website.)

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