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OFFICE OF STUDENT SUCCESS

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In the Office of Student Success, we define student success broadly and aim to enhance it in all its forms: learning, earning good grades, staying in school, graduating in a timely fashion and being satisfied with the WSU experience. JPEG Image To refer back to this page, visit wichita.edu/studentresources.

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Study Skills: Tips and Techniques

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Money Management

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  • WSU's Office for Student Money Management (OSMM -- pronounced “awesome”) provides FREE personal finance education -- for students, by students.
  • Our certified peer finanical coaches can help you:
    • Create a financial survival plan for college
    • Get assistance with federal aid forms
    • Learn about establishing good credit
    • Avoid identity theft
    • And more!
  • Check out OSMM's website for more information.

High School vs. College

  • Students were asked, "How is college different from high school?"
  • Check out our High School vs. College page to see how students answered. 

How to Speak with Your Professor

  • Successful students will tell you that it is important to get to know your professor.
  • Professors will decide your grade and have the potential to be a valuable reference later on in your college and professional career.
  • Click here for tips on how to speak with your professor.

Wichita State Grading Scale

  • Did you know Wichita State has a plus-minus grading scale?
  • Click here to view the WSU Grading Scale.

Wichita State GPA Calculator

  • Need help calculating your grade point average? Or do you want to calculate the credits you need to in order to improve your current GPA?
  • Click here to utilize the WSU GPA Calculator.

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Exceptions

  • The request for an exception to catalog regulations is a request for special consideration. Common requests include readmission, late withdrawal or late add of courses, waiver of graduation requirements, etc.
    • For more information about your college's exceptions policies and procedures, visit wichita.edu/exceptions.

First Generation College Students
(Neither parent received a four-year college degree)

  • Student Support Services (SSS) provides several academic support services to help qualified students to persist and graduate from WSU. Services provided include individualized semester-long peer tutoring, academic success skills and math skills development, course selection, academic advisement, degree planning, financial literacy skills development, scholarships, textbook loan library, career exploration, use of a technology learning lab and graduate school advisement.
    • 112 Hubbard Hall
    • For more information, call 316-978-3715.

Standardized Testing Prep

  • The Counseling and Testing Center on campus offers workshops throughout the semester to help students prepare for standardized tests, including the ACT, the GRE, and others.
    • 320 Grace Wilkie Hall
    • For more information, contact Wanda Holt, office manager, at 316-978-3440.

Students with Disabilities

  • Disability Support Services is designed to meet the education needs of students with disabilities. The DSS provides academic advising, a computer lab and free tutoring. Students with disabilities may also be eligible for Student Support Services if they meet the qualifying criteria.
    • 158 Grace Wilkie Annex
    • For more information, call 316-978-5949.

Test Anxiety

  • WSU’s Counseling and Testing Center offers a variety of services including help for test anxiety, procrastination, self-structuring and organization. The Counseling and Testing Center can also test and provide services for ADHD and Learning Disabilities. Contact the office to set up an appointment.
    • 320 Grace Wilkie Hall
    • For more information, contact Wanda Holt, office manager, at 316-978-3440.

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   Still searching for the appropriate resource(s)?
  • Check out our Resources for WSU students handout for more information about about Academic Services, Campus Communication, Campus Resources, Involvement Opportunities and Financial Responsibilities.
  • If you have any questions or would like additional information, contact the Office of Student Success at 316-978-3209 or student.success@wichita.edu.