Skip to main content

New Graduate Student Information

Information for Incoming Graduate Students

Incoming graduate students

Hello, and welcome to ESU! We are so happy you've chosen us for your journey, and we hope to make obtaining a graduate degree as seamless as possible. Below you'll find information about a variety of resources that will be helpful to you along the way. If you need any further guidance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

1.) There are a few things that are a bit more urgent than others, like accessing campus and your student accounts. The blocks below will help you navigate your very first steps as a graduate student at ESU.

Hornet ID card

If you are taking courses on our Emporia campus, you may want to get a Hornet ID card.

Campus parking

If you will be driving to campus, you will need to learn about your parking options.

Computer + IT Support

IT will be your go-to for accessing your student portal, help with your computer and software.

2.) Next, we need to make sure you know what you need regarding enrollment.

At this point, we hope you've spoken to your program advisor for direction on which classes to take initially. If you haven't yet, we highly recommend contacting them to ensure you're taking the necessary coursework.

To check your registration status or add or drop courses, visit the link below. DegreeWorks is also a great way to track the status of your degree completion.

3.) Now it's time to ensure the financial part is tended to.

Campus Sign Welcome Hornets

Financial Assistance

We offer graduate scholarships, assistantships, and tuition reduction programs to make your degree more financially viable.

Explore financial assistance
Campus in the fall

Tuition Information

The Business Office is where you'll go to view and pay your bill.

Visit the ESU Business Office


Visit the scholarship page to learn what scholarships you might be eligible for.


Additional resources

Get involved

There is always something to do at Emporia State University. Learn more at the Center for Student Involvement.

Get help with classes

ACES assists students by providing tutoring, writing help, workshops and more. Services are free.

Stay active

The Student Recreation Center can help you stay active with cardio, weights and classes.