Open Option

Walkcat Walk-Ins description

The Open Option program is designed to help students explore major, minor, certificate and secondary major options while making progress on general education requirements.

With more than 250 majors, minors and certificates at K-State, deciding which is right for you can be daunting. Declaring Open Option allows you to work with an academic advisor who will help you choose classes to progress towards degree completion and explore how your interests and skills can lead to a great major and career.

K-State also offers an online Open Option program!

Whether you’re a current student, new to college, or transferring to K-State, our advisors work one-on-one with you as you make your transition. Students generally spend between one semester and two years working with their advisor to find the right path.

Open Option may be right for you if you:

  • are interested in more than one specific major or career path.
  • have many interests to explore.
  • want to change majors.
  • are preparing to apply for a specific major or program, such as engineering, architecture or interior design.
  • want a supportive relationship with an advisor who can help you stay on track while exploring programs.

Current advisees may schedule an appointment through Navigate or email their academic advisor if the Navigate portal does not work.

Drop in or make an appointment

Any K-State student may visit during Wildcat Walk-Ins! Our advisors can help you:

  • Explore K-State academic programs
  • Identify your current challenges and develop a plan for solving them
  • Find and navigate university resources
  • Understand your GPA and university policies and deadlines
  • Find and understand your curriculum

When: Wednesdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Where: 107 Calvin Hall

Schedule appointments online (Open Option advisees)
Appointments are more efficient and in-depth than drop-ins.

Who is your advisor?

Be sure to check your KSIS account for information about which advisor is assigned to you. If you are not currently an Open Option student, please contact the Arts and Sciences Center for Student Success and Engagement at 785-532-6904 or to be connected with an advisor.

We look forward to meeting you!

Aryn, Emily, Christia, Elli, Chrissie
(Aryn Hopson, Emily Mann, Christia Stein, Elli Archer, and Chrissie Patry)

Amanda (Amanda Deblauw)

Elli Archer, Open Option Team Lead

Amanda DeBlauw, ONLINE advisor

Aryn Hopson

Emily Mann

Chrissie Patry

Christia Stein