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College of Health
and Human Sciences

Kansas State University
119 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506-1401

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Fall 2020 commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled for November 23 and 24. Graduates from the spring semester are invited to participate. More information can be found in the announcement from the university.

Student receives diplomaCongratulations! It is a special time as you approach the completion of your degree, and faculty members in the College of Health and Human Sciences are very proud of you. As a graduate of the College, you will receive college and alumni newsletters as well as be invited to alumni events during the years to come. I'm pleased to share that the College of Health and Human Sciences, in recognition of your graduation, has paid for your first year's membership to the K-State Alumni Association. We hope you will keep in touch, too, because your success will help us plan programs for those that follow you.


Dr.Buckwalter's signature

John Buckwalter
Betty L. Tointon Dean,
College of Health and Human Sciences



Kansas Board of Regents Requirements

  • Up to half of the credits required for a four-year degree may be completed at an accredited two-year institution. If your program requires 120 hours, then you can take 60 credit hours from a two-year institution. If your program requires 124 or more hours, then you can take a maximum of 62 credit hours from a two-year institution.
  • A minimum of 45 hours must be taken at the course level of 300 or above (i.e., junior level and higher).

Kansas State University Requirements

  • Each student must complete at least 30 K-State resident credits to be considered for a degree from K-State. In resident refers to course completed at the Manhattan campus, Salina campus or through K-State Global Campus.
  • A student must complete 20 of the last 30 hours of resident credits through K-State. In other words, no more than 10 hours of transfer credit hours may be applied toward the last 30 hours you take for your degree.
  • Completion of the K-State 8 requirements. K-State 8 can be met by both K-State and transfer courses.

College of Health and Human Sciences Requirements

  • The college requires a 'C' or higher in all "Professional Studies" courses. Some programs have higher requirements.
  • A minimum of 30 hours of College of Health and Human Sciences specific courses must be completed. This may include transfer courses ONLY if they are equivalent. Refer to the transfer equivalency page to make sure, or consult your advisor.

Graduation Check

Three semesters (approximately 85 hours completed) prior to graduation, a graduation check is performed by the dean's office. This check is done to ensure that all requirements will be met so you can graduate at the time you desire.

Ultimately, a student is responsible for assuring their plans, goals and accomplishments are met, especially fulfilling all of the requirements of the curriculum in which they are enrolled. It is important to work closely with your advisor during your final semesters.

Awards and Honors

Prior to commencement each semester, the college celebrates its outstanding senior undergraduates at the College of Health and Human Sciences Commencement Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration. The invited students are those who will be receiving university scholastic honors or who have been chosen as student commencement speaker or outstanding seniors by their program. The college's events coordinator will notify students receiving awards prior to the event. All questions about the awards reception should be directed to the events coordinator, Chelsi Medved.


Grads lining up for commencementImportant Graduation Deadlines & Information

Spring and Summer 2020

Graduation Application Process (final semester)

Students can begin submitting their application in KSIS the first week of the semester. It is best to submit your application as soon as possible in your final semester in order to ensure 1) your application is approved, and 2) that your name appears in the commencement program.

An instruction presentation (pdf) is available for you before you go into KSIS to apply. The presentations address how to apply for graduation, information on scholastic honors, and general commencement ceremony information. Additional information is also contained on the Registrar's Office website.

Returns on spring regalia

For items that were purchased in store or at the Grad Expo, in light of the current situation, we will allow full refunds on Graduation Regalia. Items can be mailed back to the following address. It is crucial to include your name and phone number with your return, as without your contact information, there is no way for us to process the refund.

ATTN: Graduation Returns
K-State Campus Store
020 K-State Student Union
Manhattan, KS 66506

If you purchased your Regalia online from CBGrad/Balfour directly, then you will need to reach out to them regarding their return policy. They can be reached by phone at 800-433-0296.

If you have any questions regarding orders or returns please e-mail us at abeins@follett.com