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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.

Mission Statement

The mission of Barton Community College Academic Advisement is to increase student retention by facilitating student educational opportunities and the development of career and life goals. Barton academic advising is a collaborative, student-focused process that emphasizes personal responsibility and connecting advisees with our various institutional resources. We strive to empower a diverse student population by encouraging self-evaluation and discovery, and in turn model those processes in order to align our services toward purposefulness for that population.

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! 


For those interested in transferring to K-State, select programs are eligible for dual advising, which means students work with advisors from both K-State and Barton to ensure seamless transfer. To learn more about K-State's DirectLink, visit

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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