General Education Semester Course Offerings Lists
- Fall 2017 KU Core Course Offerings List
- Spring 2017 Principles and Non-Western Course Offerings List
- KU Core Website: To get a full list of all KU Core approved courses please visit the KU Core website.
Appointment Scheduling Resources
- MySuccess Appointment Scheduler- This has information on how to set up your MySuccess Profile and how to schedule an appointment with an advisor or instructor online using the MySuccess Scheduler. We highly suggest that you update your MySuccess Profile in order to receive text appointment reminders.
- Advising Appointments- Learn the steps on how to schedule an appointment with your UAC advisor and what are the steps you need to do before, during and after your scheduled appointment.
- College Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Academic Services- Change or update your major plus many more resources related to majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- University Career Center - Information about student careers in majors at KU, internships and the Career Advancement Program
- Academic Achievement and Access Center- Offers many services and programs to assist students in their academic success
- Registrar's Office- Information about transcripts, enrollment, tuition and fees, Schedule Change Form, Veteran Services and more
- Financial Aid & Scholarships Office- Get all of your FASFA, financial aid, scholarships, and what it will actually cost to come to KU. For non-KU or private scholarships please click here.
- The Office of Admissions features more information about affordability, transferring, and academics
- Writing Center- Get help and assistance with writing papers, essays, assignments and resumes. Plus look at all their Hours and Location
- Counseling and Psychological Services offer many types of resources such as counseling and testing services to help students improve decision making and achieve academic, social and personal success. If in a crisis situation Bert Nash is the community mental health center and they have a 24 hour number.
- KU Public Safety- Helps keep our KU community safe and offers a variety of community services and trainings
- Watkins Health Services- If you are not feeling well or need to turn in any medical forms Watkins Health Services can provide great assistant.They do offer drop in appointments.
- Parking Office- Find out where to park on campus whether you are a student, staff, visitor or prospective family/student
- Student Account Services-Learn more information about how to view and pay your student bill
- Information Technology-Get our KU email connected to your phone to help stay connected with campus information.
- Student Involvement and Leadership Center- Explore organizations and learn how you can get connected and engaged at KU
- KU Student Housing can talk with you about how living on campus can enhance your college experience plus learn about housing contracts and employment opportunities
- Office of Multicultural Affairs- Learn more about the Hawk Link Program, diversity education and social justice trainings and much more
- Employment- Search for on campus jobs so you can earn money while learning and being engaged in the KU community
Throughout the year our amazing office staff will share how they use their Strengths in everyday life to learn more about them. Plus, you might find a new way to use a talent you've never even thought of! We will update this information frequently.
The Brainblast: More than a Cartoon
By: Kaitlyn Foster -Peer Advisor
My Strengths focus a great deal on thinking and information, and three of them come from the Strategic Thinking domain. Sometimes this makes me feel like Jimmy Neutron, a la 2000s kids television.
My top 5 strengths are: Analytical | Intellection | Input | Relator | Deliberative
Analytical as a strength is great for tinkering with patterns, even those I don’t even know are there. For instance, I use my analytical strength in my coursework all the time. As a political science and sociology major, I learn about macro issues our society faces, and analytical helps me draw connections and see how these issues influence each other.
Strengths is about more than finding ways to optimize yourself outside of the world around you, too. I use my strengths to help my friends and the office I work in. My strengths are great for finding the sources to problems and collecting relevant information, but I sometimes struggle with the follow through. This is where a great team comes in. Having people around you who boost you in your weaker areas means you’ve got a support system that helps you be your best self. So when you’re considering how to use your strengths to help yourself and those around you, don’t be afraid to reach out to your peers and mentors and find ways you can complement each other!
A great example of this is my Input strength. One of the documents available to you as someone who has taken the StrengthsFinder test is the Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide. This gives helpful hints on how your strengths are tailored to you, and how you can cultivate using them in the best way. When you go through it, you might be struck with how well a particular phrase fits you. It hit me when I read that “Input without output can lead to stagnation”. Having input as a strength means I thrive on learning new information and have new experiences, but I find input helps me most when I can take the new things I learn and apply them elsewhere. Here’s how it works with my other strengths:
1. INPUT. Ask questions constantly. What’s new? What’s changed since yesterday? Last year?
2. ANALYTIC. How might something affect the other things in my life? In my work as a Peer Advisor? What’s the most valuable information that I’ve collected as part of my input strength? What is the domino effect?
3. Problem-solving. How can I fix problems that could pop up? This question really brings in all of my strengths as I weigh the pros and cons for possible solutions (Analytic and Deliberative) and consider how they might affect other people (Relator).
4. Using your network. You’ve probably heard great minds think alike, but that’s not always true! In my experience, the best solutions come from people working together (as cheesy as that sounds). People who come from different backgrounds and have different strengths can ask questions and propose solutions that would never have occurred to you, so reaching out to your support system or a group of peers is a great way to approach difficult situations if you’ve hit a wall.
5. BRAINBLAST! By using all of my strengths, I can find patterns, problems and solutions. I know things are going well when something clicks, and suddenly something becomes clear. That's my personal brainblast. This step isn’t achieved alone, though! It takes someone with strengths like mine to identify problems that need solving and then working with people with strengths like Ideation, Maximizer, and Focus to workshop how to solve them.