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KSU Admission Scholars Program

KSU Admission Scholars – Admission Scholars represent the top freshmen accepted to KSU, and have exciting opportunities through the Honors Program.

Admissions Scholars represent the top freshmen entering KSU. KSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions identifies these candidates by May of each year and invites them to a special Orientation program. At this program, recognition is bestowed and information is provided concerning a number of advance opportunities designed for high ability students.

Recognition in the KSU Admissions Scholars Program opens the door to all of the accelerated academic honors programs available to first time high ability freshmen. Among the accelerated opportunities are scholarship resources, study abroad options, KSU Academic Honors Program, Admissions Scholar Great Books Cohort, the Center for Student Leadership President's Emerging Scholars, the President's Emerging Scholars for Science and Math, and the STARS Recruitment Organization. To learn more about these specific opportunities click the appropriate link in the menu table.

Scholar Qualifications

University Admissions seeks to recruit and recognize high performing freshmen each year.

First time freshmen with superior academic credentials are invited to participate in this recognition program and enjoy the benefits of the special status of Admissions Scholar.

The four qualifications required for participation are:

  1. Graduate from an accredited high school
  2. Apply and be fully accepted to KSU for fall semester
  3. Score 1150 or greater combined Critical Reading and Mathematics subscores on the SAT or score a 26 ACT Composite
  4. Achieve an academic high school GPA of 3.50 or greater

Students satisfying the above criteria will be considered for the Admissions Scholar Recognition Program.

Honors/Scholar Counselor

The KSU Admissions Scholar recognition program is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Nichole McGehee is the dedicated honors admission counselor assisting and recruiting high performance students.

These students typically earn accelerated credits from IB, AP courses, high school honors programs, attending Governor’s Honors or achieving the University System of Georgia Certificate of Merit standing. Nichole is available to counsel these students regarding admission, communicate with and archive inductees, administer the Scholar recognition program, and also serves as the Dual Enrollment Honors Program specialist.

Out of State Tuition Waiver for Admissions Scholars

Each year, the Kennesaw State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites out-of-state student scholars with exceptional GPAs and standardized scores to apply for an “Out-of-State Tuition Waiver.”

Recipients who receive a waiver end up qualifying for in-state tuition (a significant cost savings!) but are responsible for all applicable fees.  There are a limited number of waivers available, therefore qualified applicants will be awarded in the order their application is received.

For requirements please go to  or to apply, please go to

Should you have any questions please contact us at 470-578-6500 or Jordan Stevenson, Associate Director of Student Recruitment, at  We look forward to receiving your application.