Information for Admitted Students
Congratulations and welcome to Kennesaw State University! You have been accepted to a top ranked University that is the wise choice for finding the right opportunities and seizing them! Below you will find a checklist of next steps that will help you complete the enrollment process. Welcome to the Owl Nation!
1. SET UP YOUR NETID AND STUDENT EMAIL!
Start your enrollment process at KSU here! Setting up your NETID will give you access to Owl Express – our online “one-stop shop” filled with information for incoming and current students, including Financial Aid, Registration, Student Records, and Student Services.
Owl Express: http://www.kennesaw.edu/owlexpress.
Directions for settng up your NET ID: http://uits.kennesaw.edu/support/netid.php
2. IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
30 days prior to registering for classes or attending a Kennesaw State University Orientation session, each student must provide proof of immunity for the required immunizations. Immediately following admittance to KSU, a HOLD will be placed on your account, preventing registration. The HOLD will be removed once the required immunizations have been satisfied. Acceptable forms showing proof of immunity include the KSU Immunization Form (signed by your health care provider), or an official document from a clinic or county health department.
The document can be emailed (email@example.com), hand-delivered, or mailed to the KSU Immunization Department located in the Registrar’s Office within Kennesaw Hall on the Kennesaw campus and Enrollment Services within Building B on the Marietta Campus. If you are unable to locate your immunization records but are certain you have been immunized, a blood test (titer) showing your immunity will be accepted.
3. VERIFY LAWFUL PRESENCEThe Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has created a new policy requiring University System Institutions to verify the lawful presence in the United States of all admitted students who indicate that they live in-state for tuition purposes. Students who file a FAFSA and are eligible for federal student aid will have their lawful presence verified as part of the FAFSA process. All other students should visit http://enrollmentservices.kennesaw.edu/lawful-presence.php for a list of acceptable documents that will satisfy the lawful presence verification requirement. A registration hold will be placed on your record until this requirement is satisfied.
4. REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION
Orientation is mandatory for all incoming freshmen and highly recommended for transfer students. Ignition is held prior to each semester. Spots fill quickly, so be sure to sign up once orientation registration opens for your semester.
Register for Ignition here: http://uc.kennesaw.edu/orientation/registration.php
5. SUBMIT YOUR UNIVERSITY HOUSING APPLICATION!
Kennesaw state offers several on-campus housing options. All of our housing communities provide fully furnished rooms, individual contracts, all-inclusive rates, and high-speed Wi-Fi. All communities are in close proximity of anywhere you want to go on campus. Housing and residence life personnel offer support 24/7 and strive to make the on-campus housing experience memorable and meaningful.
Visit the KSU Housing Website to begin the process: http://ksuhousing.kennesaw.edu/index.php
6. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR!
This optional appointment will give you the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor one-on-one prior to attending your orientation session. After you register for orientation, contact the office or schedule your appointment at http://uc.kennesaw.edu/nest/.
If you are a transfer student, you will receive a notice when your transfer evaluation is complete and ready to view in Owl Express. You should wait for this notice before you make an appointment to see an advisor.
Academic Colleges for major-specific Advisors
7. SIGN UP FOR THE MATH PLACEMENT TEST!
This is strongly recommended, especially for students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs, and will help guide you and your advisor as you register for classes.
Sign up at http://placement.kennesaw.edu.
8. CHECK FOR HOLDS ON YOUR ACCOUNT!
Holds will keep you from registering for classes at Ignition, which is your orientation experience. View your current holds at http://admissions.kennesaw.edu/checkstatus.php
9. LEARN ABOUT TYPES OF FINANCIAL AIDYou can learn about various types of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work study by visiting the Office of Student Financial Aid at http://financialaid.kennesaw.edu/ and clicking “Types of Aid” on the left side of the screen.
10. SUBMIT THE FAFSA!
To begin the financial aid process, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. The FAFSA will be used to determine which financial aid programs you will be awarded.
11. LEARN ABOUT PARKING, TRANPORTATION, AND CARD SERVICES
To learn about parking, transportation, Big Owl Bus (B.O.B) routes, and to obtain your Campus Card and Parking Decal, visit the following websites:
Auxiliary Services and Programs: http://auxiliary.kennesaw.edu/
Card Services: http://cardservices.kennesaw.edu/
Department of Transportation: http://transit.kennesaw.edu/
12. TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION
Students may receive credit for previous college coursework. Once fully accepted to KSU, an evaluation of prior college work will occur. You will receive email notification once your transfer evaluation has been completed and the evaluation can be viewed on your Owl Express account. To review transfer evaluation practices, articulation agreements, and to use the Course Transfer Search Engine, visit http://transfer.kennesaw.edu/ and click “What Transfers” on the left side of the screen.
13. SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR CREDIT BY EXAM
Recognizing the wealth of knowledge students bring to their college experience, KSU affords students many opportunities to earn and apply credit toward a degree. This includes:
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- Advanced Standing (also known as Departmental Credit by Exam)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Educational Pathways from High School experience
Visit http://transfer.kennesaw.edu/credit-exam/index.php to learn about the requirements for Credit by Exam.
14. SIGN UP FOR A MEAL PLAN
Kennesaw State’s award-winning meal plan program incorporates two convenient components with easy access on the KSU ID card: Meals and Dining Dollars. Meal plans can be used in both Stingers (Marietta) and The Commons (Kennesaw) and Dining Dollars can be used in any on-campus eatery. During the fall and spring semesters, a base-level meal plan will be automatically included for all full-time students and all on-campus residents. Meal plan requirements are based on two factors: the number of adjusted earned credit hours on a student’s transcript and whether or not the student lives on campus.
To sign up for a meal plan, visit Culinary and Hospitality Services at http://dining.kennesawstateauxiliary.com/fall-2016-student-meal-plans/
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR OUT-OF-STATE, INTERNATIONAL AND VETERAN STUDENTS
OUT-OF-STATE TUITION WAIVER
Each year, the Kennesaw State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites out-of-state students that demonstrate academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership skills to apply for an Out-of-State Tuition Waiver. For International Student out-of-state waivers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Recipients who receive a waiver qualify for in-state tuition, but are responsible for all applicable fees. A limited number of waivers are available, therefore qualified applicants will be awarded in the order that their application is received.
Recipients for the initial or renewed Out-of-State Tuition Waiver must sign the “Intent to Enroll Form” for the Fall 2017 semester before the waiver is applied to your student account.
Recipients of the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver must maintain satisfactory academic performance which will be reviewed each semester. The wavier is valid up to eight semesters and will be renewed each semester for students who have maintained a 2.5 grade point average and have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours each academic term.
First Time Freshmen
- Accepted into Kennesaw State University
- Have SAT Combined Critical Reading and Mathematics score of 1000 OR ACT Composite of 20
- Have a High School GPA of 3.2 as determined by KSU
- Must be on track to complete Required High School Curriculum
- Home Educated applicants will be considered based on meeting the SAT/ACT standard only
- Submit a letter of recommendation Preference will be given to students who have exceeded required test scores, GPA requirements, and demonstrate superior academic potential
- Accepted into Kennesaw State University
- Have earned at least 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours that will transfer to KSU
- Have a Transfer GPA of 3.0 in their college coursework. The cumulative transfer GPA for admission eligibility is calculated on all academic work attempted from all institutions attended. If a course is repeated, both grades are calculated.
- Submit a letter of recommendation and essay
- Preference will be given to students who have exceeded GPA requirements and demonstrate superior academic potential
We will reopen the application link for admitted students this Fall.
The deadline for submission of the waiver application will be March 1 for the upcoming fall semester. Recipients of the waiver will be notified in April.
Should you have any questions please contact us at 470-578-6500 or Jordan Stevenson, Associate Director of Student Recruitment, at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION
If you are in the USA, please use the SEVIS transfer form so that your I20 will be sent to KSU.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR I20 IS SIGNED. IF YOU ARE OUT OF THE USA, YOUR I20 WILL BE ENCLOSED WITH YOUR ACCEPTANCE LETTER.
Please complete the DS160 at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/forms/ds-160--online-nonimmigrant-visa-application.html
If you are out of the USA, visit https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee and pay the fee. THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE YOUR VISA INTERVIEW. BE SURE TO PRINT YOUR RECEIPT.
Call the embassy or consulate and book an appointment for your visa, BE SURE TO TAKE THE ENCLOSED I20 AND YOUR i901 RECEIPT WITH YOU, and a valid passport (at least 1 year before expiring).
DO NOT PLACE YOUR PASSPORT AND I20 IN YOUR LUGGAGE, YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW THESE DOCUMENTS AT THE FIRST USA PORT OF ENTRY.
For on campus housing, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/housing. If you need further help, please contact Ms. Michelle Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or +770.423.6336
Please know that you have been accepted to Kennesaw State and you may register for classes online from your country
Upon arrival to Kennesaw State campus, please visit the International Admissions office at Town Point. You will need your passport, I20 and I94.
MANDATORY INSURANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
You can view the insurance policy plan at www.studentcenter.uhcsr.com/kennesaw
Students in the following categories must purchase the USG SHIP policy if they are not covered by an policy held by a parent, spouse, company or organization on the approved waiver list or if the policy does not meet the minimum standards, .
• All undergraduate, graduate and ESL international students holding F or J (KSU sponsored) visas.
• International Scholars.
Students who fall into one of these categories and are already covered by an acceptable insurance policy (i.e. through parent plans, family plans or employer-sponsored plans) can easily opt out of the plan through a secure on-line process. Once the information has been verified, all charges will be removed from your student account. Students listed in the above categories who fail to submit creditable health insurance information will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the system-wide student health insurance plan.
Please go to www.studentcenter.uhcsr.com/kennesaw to either confirm your enrollment or to fill out a waiver form.
You will need your KSU ID# and your birthdate in order to confirm or waive the insurance. Please note: Until you register, you will not show up in the system.
If you have any questions about your I20, please contact the Division of Global Affairs, International Student and Scholar Services Office at SEVIS@kennesaw.edu.
Please contact the International Admissions Office at email@example.com for information on insurance waivers.
You must still confirm your enrollment if you are not granted a waiver at: www.studentcenter.uhcsr.com/kennesaw.
VA CERTIFYING OFFICIAL
Glenda Espana is Kennesaw State's Certifying Official. ALL Veterans or family members using VA benefits must go through Glenda to certify and process benefits. She is able to assist you with the benefits you are eligible for, as well as benefits you may not be aware of that are available to you.
Contact Glenda at Gespana@kennesaw.edu or call 770-432-6200
MILITARY AND VETERANS SERVICES
In 2010, Kennesaw State was the first institution in the state of Georgia to offer a Military and Veterans Services. Today it is the largest Military and Veterans Services in Georgia. Kennesaw State’s Military and Veteran Services is fully staffed by experienced veterans and offers a one-stop shop that is easily accessible and widely available to service members, veterans, and dependents. Our goal is to empower our military community with the tools necessary for accomplishing their academic goals. Through information sharing, referral services, and outreach programs, our Military and Veteran Services team seeks to provide an inclusive and educational environment that fosters student success and achievement. Whether you are a new or transferring student, we will help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your experience at KSU.
To learn more about Military and Veterans Services, visit http://studentsuccess.kennesaw.edu/veterans/
Additional questions can be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions